Lexus IS250 9005 LED Daytime Running Lights High Beam Kit

Car manufacturers have implemented daytime running lights onto their vehicles as an additional safety feature. One vehicle in particular is the second generation Lexus IS that comes equipped with daytime running lights that also share the same bulb size as the high beams. The 9005 amber halogen is not very appealing at all. How do you convert the amber to a white color? iJDMTOY’s Lexus IS250 9005 LED DRL kit for the Lexus IS will allow you to convert from amber to white.

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The second generation Lexus IS has become a popular vehicle since it was introduced in 2006. The popularity has grown over the years because the aggressive sporty body style and comfort. This entry level sedan has won over the young age group. We have received a lot of interests regarding the daytime running lights which is why we have tested countless hours to get the LED daytime running light kit to work properly on the Lexus IS. I, myself, own a second generation Lexus IS as well. I was very skeptical initially on converting the high beam and daytime running lights from amber to white. The whole process sounded like a daunting task. After reviewing the iJDMTOY Lexus IS Lexus IS250 9005 LED DRL Kit, every component included was a simple plug and play which made the installation extremely simple. I mean who doesn’t want a plug and play installation? It just makes everyone’s life a lot easier.

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The daytime running lights are a standard feature on the Lexus IS with the intention of providing additional safety on the road during the day. Since the Lexus IS shares the daytime running light bulb as the high beam, it cannot take a LED on its own. In daytime running light mode, the factory module operates the bulb at 6V approximately 30% power and LEDs require 12V to operate. The Lexus IS250 9005 LED DRL kit includes two 9005 LED bulbs and 2 DRL Decoders to prevent any flickering issues once installed. The LED bulbs connect to the decoders and the decoders connect to your factory harness. It truly is as easy as it sounds. Once you replaced the 55W factory halogen bulbs and turned on the car, you will notice a significant difference the LED bulbs gives appearance wise. Once the decoders are installed, you can confirm there is no flickering by standing afar in front of the vehicle.

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Changing out the amber color in your daytime running light would definitely make your car stand out from the crowd. Many people are accustomed to seeing amber for daytime running lights. Also, many do not believe it is possible to change it out to a white color. The LED DRL kit is recommended to any car enthusiast or anyone who loves their vehicle. It is time to take initiate and get rid of that dull amber colored light!

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Nissan 350Z Front Bumper Reflector LED Daytime Running Lights

Want your Nissan 350Z looks like the new 2013+ 370Z with a stylish vertical front bumper reflector LED daytime running lamp? This is what you must have. Not only the LED daytime running lights improve the safety alerting the pedestrians, but also make your car looks more stylish and more eyes catching on the road.

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Since the 2003-2005 Nissan 350Z are not equipped with daytime running lights, we have a new LED daytime running light that would be a direct replacement on the front reflectors of the 350Z. Why keep the reflector when you can go with a LED daytime running light kit that bolts directly on. The level of difficulty of the installation will vary depending on automotive experience since it does involve some basic wiring knowledge. Some basic wiring includes locating a ground and a 12V power source to turn the LEDs on. In addition to basic wiring knowledge, you will need to be able to locate and remove the factory reflector off the front bumper.

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The Nissan 350Z Front Bumper Reflector DRL LED is a great upgrade to the front end by bringing life back into the vehicle. The Front Bumper Reflector DRL LED is equipped with 7 High Power LEDs in a 6000K color temperature. There are two available finishes in either smoked or clear housing. There is an additional feature on this DRL LED which enables the Nissan 350Z to dim the DRL LED once the headlights are turned on.

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To conclude this front bumper reflector DRL LED kit, it is a great aesthetic modification for the vehicle that provides additional light output for safety and a stylish modern appearance. Since this kit is a direct replacement, it does not require any additional modifications to fit or operate. Why keep the reflectors when there is a great alternative available for the Nissan 350Z?

LED Front Bumper Reflector Daytime Running Lights For 2003-2005 Nissan 350Z

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2013 Las Vegas SEMA Auto Show Coverage

Every year, thousands of consumers, automotive industry retailers, and enthusiasts gather at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show. Companies from all over the world gather in Las Vegas for one memorable week which showcases the industry’s newest products, car builds, and more! We were not able to visit this year, but we’ve compiled a preview of what is at the show this year. The pictures in this coverage are sourced from various online sites such as Stancenation, Speedhunters, Autospies, Europeancarweb, and Mercurynews. SEMA draws all types of cars to the show; there are traditional muscle cars and hat rods, completely customized road vehicles, a modified FedEx delivery truck, full race cars, exotic cars and more so there is nearly an endless list of mechanical eye candy to stare at.

First, let us take a look at one of the most popular car of choice for builds this year; the Scion FR-S. Thanks to the large support from the aftermarket industry for this car, it is no doubt that this is a popular platform to build for enthusiasts. There are plenty of FR-S’s at the SEMA show this year.

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Examples like the SpeedElement Scion FR-S from San Jose sporting the classic Rocket Bunny body kit, a unique duck bill rear lip and some aggressive MTechnica 2 piece wheels.

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Aggressive wheels, body kit, and wing seem to be the trending style among the Scion FR-S and Subaru BR-Z crowd.

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The Rocket Bunny kit has been quite popular with the FR-S and BR-Z crowd and since they practically the same vehicle, you see the kit on both cars. This blue Vortech Supercharged Subaru BR-Z has on the Rocket Bunny version two kit which was just released not too long ago.

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It’s almost rare to see a FR-S or BR-Z without a Rocket Bunny kit these days so it’s a breath of fresh air to see something more different. Check out those fog light housings! We have some similar setups for the stock body vehicle as well.

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However, I digress, the Rocket Bunny version two comes with LED daytime running lights arranged in a row which is quite unique. They go very well with the more aggressive styling of the newer kit.

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Did we mention there are some pretty cool engine swaps as well at SEMA? The same FR-S above is rocking a single turbo 2JZ-GTE motor from a Toyota Supra instead of the traditional 4 cylinder 4U-GSE that came from the factory.

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More 2JZ swaps? Sure why not; this time it’s on the newer 2014 Lexus IS350 Sport. The new Lexus IS models are also quite popular this year as well as the other newer models to hit showroom floors from all the manufacturers.

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This VIP Auto Salon and Robert Evans collaboration of the 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport is quite a looker, aggressive lines and a loud wheel color choice go very well together.

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And of course, we have the not-so-aggressive builds such as this A’pexi Lexus IS. Subtle changes to the exterior go a long way.

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There is also the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray on display! The lines are more sharp and straight rather than contoured like the previous models, but it’s definitely not bad looking.

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Since SEMA draws a whole variety of builds, it’s not surprising to see fully built race cars sitting at various vendor booths around the convention center. The Evasive Motorsports Scion FR-S is definitely no slouch and is competing in the Global Time Attack/Super Lap Battle event later this month at Buttonwillow Raceway in Southern California.

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The aerodynamics on race cars may seem strange and ugly to some, but function over form is preferred by these race teams. The FX Motorsports Acura NSX is a great example of this and is also competing in the Global Time Attack/Super Lap Battle.

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Other vehicles like this Nissan GT-R from R-Rydes is sporting a set of LED lights in the front bumper; these seem like daytime running lights to us.

This is just a small sample of all the vehicles and things you would see at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV this year. We recommend to check out the websites that these pictures are from for a full and more detailed coverage.

Stay tuned for part 2 of the coverage which should be uploaded tomorrow.

Lexus GS350 with JDM Golden Yellow 9005 LED Daytime Lights

The factory daytime running light on most vehicles is a standard incandescent halogen bulb which produces a dull yellow color. For most people, they would like to get rid of this light and replace it with a whiter bulb so it matches with their other aftermarket lights such as the parking lights or headlights. However, some may opt to run a deeper and richer color yellow bulb such as these LED 9005 bulbs mimicking the early 2000s style of “JDM yellow”. Thankfully, we have a solution for both the white and yellow colors.

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The Lexus GS350 of this generation requires LED canbus decoders to be installed along with the JDM Yellow 9005 LED bulbs to prevent issues such as flickering and error messages. This is included automatically when purchased as our DRL kit. Each DRL kit comes with two 68-SMD 9005 LED high beam daytime lights which are available in either Yellow, Blue, or White; in this article we are showing the Yellow color. The golden yellow color that these bulbs have is perfect for the automotive enthusiast who wants a deeper and richer color version of their factory bulbs and also a bit brighter during DRL mode. However, like all our LED DRL replacement bulbs, the high beam output is greatly reduced so it is recommended for DRL usage only.

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50W 9005 CREE LED Daytime Running Light Bulbs on Lexus ES350

The 2007 and up Lexus ES350 uses 9005 sized bulbs for the daytime running lights and it is quite obvious to see the benefits to upgrade to LED lights. The factory incandescent halogen bulbs provide a dull, yellow color that is nothing special or noticeable. The 9005 LED bulbs that this ES350 has installed turn that around by providing a more crisp and stylish HID-like color that is sure to draw attention driving down the road.

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These LED bulbs use ten 5W high power CREE Q5 XP-E LED diodes per bulb and all operate together for a combined output of 10W. Since there are eight CREE LED diodes on the side, it provides the 360 degree shine to fill up the housing while the two on the top project light outwards thanks to the magnifying optical lens. The lights are also rated at 6000K so they are our classic Xenon White color so it would go great with our other Xenon White lights. Keep in mind that even though these high output bulbs are very bright, they are not intended to be used for high beam lights at night. Your high beams will still operate, but they will not provide you the same amount of light output as they once did; these are more for aesthetic purposes only.

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These lights would not work by themselves so they require our Lexus R4 setup which includes a pair of canbus decoders to prevent issues such as flickering and error messages. Using the 9005 CREE LED high beam and daytime running light bulbs by themselves may cause issues such as partial light up, flickering, and errors. The setup is completely plug and play so it requires no modification of the wiring and is very easy to install, but make sure you follow the instruction guide that comes with the kit so you install it properly.

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