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Old 05-02-2016, 06:48 AM   #1
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Default Nokya Type-2 LED fog as high beam?

These bulbs are incredibly bright and the lime tint cuts through fog like no other. I'll have to wait 9 months or so to see what they do in snow... Is there any reason I couldn't get a second set of these for the high beam?

Also, right now my DRL harness is disconnected but I'm planning to do the fog as DRL mod soon. Let's say I didn't and reconnected the DRL relay. How would these fare as DRLs when they're running as they're intended by Subaru in the high beam position?

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Old 05-03-2016, 04:32 PM   #2
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You wouldn't want to run those as DRLs, it would mean the high beams are on at full blast all the time as long as your DRLs are on. Besides the LEDs getting hot, it could annoy/blind other drivers as well.
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:31 AM   #3
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still haven't seen EFFECTIVE LED drop in replacement bulbs.
bright? sure.
EFFECTIVE LIGHT where you need it? nope.
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:49 AM   #4
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Don't do it. Halogen bulbs ONLY in halogen housings. HIDs ONLY in dedicated-HID housings designed for HID. LEDs ONLY belong in LED-specific housings.

Don't be "that guy"....
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Old Yesterday, 12:11 AM   #5
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Default Nokya Type-2 LED fog as high beam?

Very true on the DRL aspect. They are definitely waaaay too bright... But would they make an effective backup to the low beam in bad weather as a high beam only? If yellow cuts through snow and fog with less light reflecting back to the driver, wouldn't it help? I have to admit, I normally avoid my highs in bad weather and only use them on blind corners in pitch black where a bulb like Diode Dynamics XML2 bulbs which simply produce as much white light as possible may fare better.

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still haven't seen EFFECTIVE LED drop in replacement bulbs.
bright? sure.
EFFECTIVE LIGHT where you need it? nope.
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These are far superior to anything I've ever seen in my fog lamps. I mean, seriously, their distance and width are incredible. It's like a laser pointer through a magnifying glass or something.

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LEDs in the high beams and running them as DRLs is a big no-no. You're lights will be on 100% power all the time. The DRL resistor doesn't restrict the brightness since the LEDs current is so low.
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A HID or LED retrofit are the ONLY ways to improve the lighting. While you may be able to physically install HIDs and LEDs in your OEM halogen housings, the result will be less light cast on the useable areas of the road.
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I fully understand they would be blinding as DRLs so that is out of the question. I'm going to DRL the fogs... But would the yellow work if used as a high beam should. On only when needed and off when facing traffic?
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These are far superior to anything I've ever seen in my fog lamps. I mean, seriously, their distance and width are incredible. It's like a laser pointer through a magnifying glass or something.
show me output pictures 30-40 feet from a dark wall.
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show me output pictures 30-40 feet from a dark wall.

I'd love to but I'm in Boston so it's pretty hard to be 30-40 feet from anything... Best I can do.

Low beams only.

With fogs.


Does literally no justice. The green takes over everything...
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find a WALL somewhere. those pics are useless to demonstrate:

output
and
cutoff

the important **** when you're talking about upgrading lighting.
A picture w/ one OEM bulb and one LED would be the best way.

And if you're talking about the fogs, cover up the headlights.
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