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Old 05-15-2014, 02:52 PM   #1
RobertCoupe
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Default LED drl's

I am upgrading to led lights like everyone else, and the drl's seem like they will have a short life being on 90%of the time I'm driving, led upgrade seems a no brainier. But the only place I have found the led drl's is
http://store.ijdmtoy.com/Subaru-Impr...045-subaru.htm
And they recommend an r8 decoder?
Does anyone know if this legit?
Anyone reccomended a better seller?


I might find my answers in the "2012 impreza" thread, but that thing is a nightmare at 182 pages of chaos
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:55 PM   #2
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You can always search specific threads for keywords. Just open the thread and click "Search this Thread".

However, since Ive been through this I knew where to look:

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Here's a link to my LED DRL's:

http://store.ijdmtoy.com/High-Power-...20w-led-hl.htm


Here is a link to brighter LED DRL's that I should have gotten:


http://www.vleds.com/bulb-type/headlights/led.html


And yes sir I got my parking light's from jdmtoy. They were the plasma's. I use plasma LED's everywhere.
The second link is dead. I ended up buying these from VLED:

9005 HB3 5K CXA 2000LM LED HEADLIGHT FOG LIGHT DRL | 1 PAIR 9005_CXA_5K

Looks like they dont sell this exact part number anymore but Im sure there is something equally as bright.

Either way, the ijdmtoy pair listed above and the one I listed come with the decoder. I suppose its required to prevent flickering/proper operation.

Keep in mind that the LEDs will only be on at full power unlike your halogen DRLs which run through a resistor thus dimming them vice high beam brightness. Before I painted my entire reflector bowl the LEDs in my DRLs were undoubtedly obnoxious to oncoming traffic even though the dont seem to "throw" the light very far.
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:16 PM   #3
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Thank you very much caltech
I figure these questions need their own threads so future searches have an easy thread to pull up to answer their question.

Do you remember what you paid for the bulbs from vled?

I found a few options from vled,

2100 lumen $130
http://www.vleds.com/9005-5k-mtg2.html

3000 lumen $200
http://www.vleds.com/9005-mtg2-3000lm.html

These bulbs make me a little nervous because they have a built in fan to keep them cool.
I don't trust the longevity of a fan in the heat. I convinced myself led drl's would be great because they will last the life of the car.

I would love to see a picture of your headlights. I have had a few ideas of what might look good inside the headlights. But want to see others ideas.

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Old 05-15-2014, 04:25 PM   #4
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Thank you very much caltech
I figure these questions need their own threads so future searches have an easy thread to pull up to answer their question.

Do you remember what you paid for the bulbs from vled?

I would love to see a picture of your headlights. I have had a few ideas of what might look good inside the headlights. But want to see others ideas.
Just remember, by changing your high beam/DRL bulb to an LED, you lose your high beam output.
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