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Old 05-01-2012, 10:15 PM
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Re: Fog Lights

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Mendo, do you know of any that exist ?
I would love to get a whiter light, but after stuffing my DRL's with LEDs and having to get the dealer to fix it, I am weary of any aftermarket globes.
...and the super white LED's once installed glow a distinct purple. Wasted a lot of money trying to upgrade the halogens to LEDs on my last 4WD.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:32 AM
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Re: Fog Lights

Who cares about the colour! I just want more light without tempting thieves and melting reflectors. The stock fog lights on my Commodore SV6 were much much brighter than those on the GC. I guess I'll have to wait till someone comes up with something reliable.
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Re: Fog Lights

So I bought a pair of LED globes that were supposedly replacements for the standard PSX24W fog light globe. They are the projector type which look really cool as if they would do the job well. I got them from http://www.carpartslights.com who ship direct from China. As you can imagine, the quality of manufacture leaves a bit to be desired, but they do actually work. Just to be truly a PITA, they changed the positions of the locating nibs. See the second photo. These need to be cut off with a sharp knife. The LED is on the left and the standard globe on the right.

The third photo shows the difference. The LED is much whiter almost blue in comparison. However, in terms of intensity, the LED is brighter to look at but gives a more diffuse light on the road. The incandescent globe matches better with the reflector and gives a more concentrated low wide beam as a fog light should. After about 10 minutes, the lens in front of the incandescent globe was quite warm whereas that in front of the LED was just as cool as it started. This is as expected with the incandescent globe burning 25W against the LED of 7W. My conclusions are:
  • if you want a white light or want to save power, then the LED is the way to go;
  • if you just want more light out there, then there is not much in it and you are probably better off sticking with the standard globe;
  • if you need a fog light, albeit a poor one, then definitely stick with the standard globe.
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Re: Fog Lights

Guys,
Replaced the DRL's to LEDs and love the look, matching the Xenon's perfectly. Now to change out the fogs. Any reliable chinese LEDs you can reccomend to replace the PSX24W fogs?
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Any reliable chinese LEDs you can reccomend to replace the PSX24W fogs?
Nope, but these look good PSX24W (2504) High Power White LED bulb Twin Pack (2 bulbs) Part # PSX24WHPLEDW . Judging by the price, they are probably not Chinese.
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Nope, but these look good PSX24W (2504) High Power White LED bulb Twin Pack (2 bulbs) Part # PSX24WHPLEDW . Judging by the price, they are probably not Chinese.
Hi Bob,
You still running the chinese fog LED's? Are they still working?
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You still running the chinese fog LED's? Are they still working?
No, I replaced them the next day with the OEM bulbs. Because the LEDs are not a point source, they don't work well with the reflector. The incandescent bulb produces the low flat beam that fog lights are supposed to produce to get under the fog. While the LEDs appear brighter, the beam is so dispersed that little gets to the road rendering them useless for lighting particularly fog lighting. I don't particularly need fog lighting nor do I need to mimic an expensive European sports car, I just want more light on the road, so LED fogs are not for me, at least not until they come up with something better.
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