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HemiPowerV8 03-18-2011 10:05 PM

V-LEDS 5k DRL Replacement
 
I recently replaced the OEM 3157 DRL bulbs with V-LEDS 3157 5K Bulbs.

The output is much brighter than the stock DRL Bulbs and as you can tell by the attached pictures the output is pure white with a small hint/halo of blue/violet versus the incandescent or yellowish output of the OEM bulbs.

I took these pics at night so you can get a better idea of what the color is.

link to the site where the bulbs are: http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED/T...49833-1-2.html

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moosehead 03-18-2011 10:10 PM

Re: V-LEDS 5k DRL Replacement
 
Great post and photos HPV8. We've had an install thread with the Putco DRL's but nothing that captures how nice the lighting and looks upgrade really shows as well as your photos.

Thumbsup and thanx. + rep.

Stroked & Blown 03-20-2011 12:42 PM

Re: V-LEDS 5k DRL Replacement
 
Actually, looking at the VLEDs
vs. the Putco bulbs, the VLEDs look like they have a lot more LEDs and more output.

HemiPowerV8 - great find & great shots.
I am going this direction instead of the putcos.
+rep.

dnizzle2010 03-20-2011 02:56 PM

Re: V-LEDS 5k DRL Replacement
 
[QUOTE=HemiPowerV8;378674]I recently replaced the OEM 3157 DRL bulbs with V-LEDS 3157 5K Bulbs.

The output is much brighter than the stock DRL Bulbs and as you can tell by the attached pictures the output is pure white with a small hint/halo of blue/violet versus the incandescent or yellowish output of the OEM bulbs.

I took these pics at night so you can get a better idea of what the color is.
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Appreciate the post. Sorry for the dumb question, but does this aftermarket headlight insert in any way affect the auto level feature? I thought the JEEP had this...also...how did you arrive at this specific company/brand? Is this the best option out there, or are there other options? Just curious, going to do this if it's a no brainer upgrade and doesn't affect leveling, etc.

moosehead 03-20-2011 03:19 PM

Re: V-LEDS 5k DRL Replacement
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dnizzle2010 (Post 379450)
Appreciate the post. Sorry for the dumb question, but does this aftermarket headlight insert in any way affect the auto level feature? I thought the JEEP had this...also...how did you arrive at this specific company/brand? Is this the best option out there, or are there other options? Just curious, going to do this if it's a no brainer upgrade and doesn't affect leveling, etc.

The DRLs do not have level feature, nor do you need the cutoffs of the HIDs as they are just to make you visible in the daylight.

Check out watevrworks how to post. Only PITA is removing air filter box for driver side. Not too bad for great, simple, and inexpensive upgrade.

dnizzle2010 03-20-2011 05:30 PM

Re: V-LEDS 5k DRL Replacement
 
[QUOTE=HemiPowerV8;378674]I recently replaced the OEM 3157 DRL bulbs with V-LEDS 3157 5K Bulbs.

The output is much brighter than the stock DRL Bulbs and as you can tell by the attached pictures the output is pure white with a small hint/halo of blue/violet versus the incandescent or yellowish output of the OEM bulbs.

I took these pics at night so you can get a better idea of what the color is.

link to the site where the bulbs are: http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED/T...49833-1-2.html


Quote:

Originally Posted by moosehead (Post 379458)
The DRLs do not have level feature, nor do you need the cutoffs of the HIDs as they are just to make you visible in the daylight.

Check out watevrworks how to post. Only PITA is removing air filter box for driver side. Not too bad for great, simple, and inexpensive upgrade.


Perfect, gracias.

HemiPowerV8 03-21-2011 06:51 AM

Re: V-LEDS 5k DRL Replacement
 
I will admit the the driver side was a pain to swap out. The passenger side took approximately 20 seconds and the driver took like 5 minutes.

There is also a 6oooK LED and I'm interested to see if anyone chooses that one.

RageOfFury 03-21-2011 07:28 AM

Re: V-LEDS 5k DRL Replacement
 
So is this plug and play?

Nickoland 03-21-2011 08:55 AM

Re: V-LEDS 5k DRL Replacement
 
These look great. Now, when are we gonna get some fogs that match the DRLs and HIDs???

moosehead 03-21-2011 09:46 AM

Re: V-LEDS 5k DRL Replacement
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RageOfFury (Post 379767)
So is this plug and play?

Yes, just bulb replacement.

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f156/led-drl-replacement-install-w-pics-15045.html

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nickoland (Post 379791)
These look great. Now, when are we gonna get some fogs that match the DRLs and HIDs???

Not plug and play, but looks like a great mod.

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f156/how-to-fog-light-hid-kit-in-2011-jeep-grand-cherokee-pic-heavy-20481.html

HemiPowerV8 03-21-2011 07:26 PM

Re: V-LEDS 5k DRL Replacement
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nickoland (Post 379791)
These look great. Now, when are we gonna get some fogs that match the DRLs and HIDs???

Nick, VLEDS has an LED replacement for our fogs. I'm actually ordering this week.

moosehead 03-21-2011 07:36 PM

Re: V-LEDS 5k DRL Replacement
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HemiPowerV8 (Post 380116)
Nick, VLEDS has an LED replacement for our fogs. I'm actually ordering this week.

+1 That would be very cool. Same wattage and whatnot to avoid a ballast and/or heating issues?


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