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.
Last month, I wrote a blurb touting my admiration for the Lexus IS series as well as its upgradability when it comes to LED lighting. Coming from a Toyota background (my parents have been driving Toyotas for many years and has passed down their RAV4 to me), my adoration for the Lexus IS 250 comes from brand loyalty, the luxury vehicle’s sleek design, and the thought that I can see myself driving a Lexus well into my adulthood. And though I don’t really see myself adding aftermarket parts to it if I do come to own an IS 250, I can’t ignore its upgradability when it comes to JDM style LED fog lights. I discovered some pictures of the JDM style LED fog lights on a Lexus IS 350 that was featured in AutoCon 2016.
While I can’t imagine adding aftermarket parts to what to me is the perfect car to have, its hard to ignore the upgradability of the Lexus IS. Besides a new set of rims, one part that can be easily upgraded is its set of fog lights. Fog lights add to the lighting capabilities of the Lexus’s head lights and daytime running lights. And even though the stock fog lights are decent enough as it is, wouldn’t it be nice to change its color? With the JDM style 15W high powered LED fog lamps, you can.
We know that you guys love to customize your front end car lights, be it your headlights, fog lights etc. We have found that among the LED bulbs we carry, the four most popular colors of LED light bulbs that are likely used to decorate fog lights/headlights are:
Pure White – a simple white with no other colors mixed in
6500K HID Matching White – otherwise known as xenon white or cool white
Ice Blue or Aqua
Brilliant Blue or 20000K
The following is a series of frequently asked questions that we encounter on a regular basis. These questions are asked more often than others, out of the many different kinds we receive. Hopefully, these sound outs will help you make an informed decision next time you purchase from us.
With a lot of the newer vehicles out on the road today, most or all of them come from factory with standard daytime running lights as a safety feature. Since most vehicles come like this as a standard feature, they are all mostly the same type of light as well which does not make your car stand out at all. This is where our LED lights come into play, they are rated at 6000K Xenon White so they provide an HID-like color that is sure to turn heads.
Since this particular Mazda CX-5 did not come with factory HID/Xenon headlamps, it must use a special wiring harness and resistor setup along with the LED bulbs to ensure a properly functioning light without error messages and flickering. The entire kit is plug and play and requires no modification to the stock wiring, all it needs is a safe location to mount the load resistor as it does get quite hot when the light are operating. Each LED bulb contains 68-SMD LED chips and produces 5w per bulb that produces a noticeable glow when on.
Although the daytime running lights are not running when the primary headlights are on, they are still a great addition to have on the vehicle as they will be a close match with most aftermarket 6000K HID lights. The daytime running lights for this vehicle also double as the high beams, but due to the way LED bulbs are designed, they will not produce the same amount of light to be safely used at night; this is an aesthetic upgrade only and its main purpose is to provide an HID-like color for the daytime running lights during the day to provide a unique look to your car.
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