While custom work can take a lot of time and effort to execute well, the added LED lights and the boosted aura that your car gives off is often worth it. Most LED daytime running lights are restrictive in that they are exclusively made for their intended car models. Universal fit DRLs also exist but they are constrained by a set shape. So what are your options if you want the complete custom look and don’t mind the retrofitting work? Use the high power flexible LED daytime running lights/puddle lamps!
The Hyundai Sonata is Korea’s dip into the mid-size sedan market segment, competing with the likes of top contenders such as the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and the Nissan Altima. Holding its own with a very spacious interior and an infotainment system that is Apple Carplay and Android Auto ready, the Sonata is able to keep its head above water and stay relevant. Many base models however are lacking a vital touch that, if going through a dealership, essentially requires an additional $1000+ to upgrade to. That vital touch is a set of LED daytime running lights.
In many people’s eyes, daytime running lights (DRLs) are a function that are just there; it only exists so other drivers can see you. DRLs aren’t very exciting to talk about either because they are not very bright nor are they fun to look at. And if you’re not a car fanatic, you might not even know that DRLs are a part of your headlight assembly! (honestly what normal person can tell?) However, one dear customer DOES know what they are and knows how to utilize the Audi A6-style xenon white LED daytime running lights to its full potential.
So you need a high output of light of some form on your Toyota Tundra truck for those nighttime projects like freeway lane extensions. You already installed LEDs in your headlights and fog lights but they’re not quite enough. You decide on an LED light bar, but you have little tolerance for one of those bulky, double-row lightbars and even less room on your Toyota truck to mount one. What do you do?
Slim LED light bars are a great solution for your offroading adventures or work projects if you have no way of mounting outside of your pick up truck. It is possible to secure an LED light bar behind the grille and that’s exactly where our ultra slim 126W CREE LED light bar is made to be mounted on the 2014 and later Toyota Tundra.
I’m sure that you have seen Silverado trucks and the like drive around with an LED light bar on top in your area, some less than others like me who live in SoCal. But they do pop up every once in a while! Whenever I see one drive by, generic rock music plays in my head as I think about how macho and freaking big the truck that whizzed past me was. And then I see the LED light bar set on top and I think, “Man that must be super bright. Would I get blinded looking at it?”
So a typical LED light bar gives drivers the visibility they need for mountain driving, dark, rural areas, and construction sites while giving the truck a rugged, manly, and macho feel to it right? What about the lower bumper grill mounted 20″ 100W LED light bar for the 2011-2013 Chevy Silverado 1500? Perhaps… not so much.