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Old 12-07-2013, 06:58 AM   #1
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Brighter Bulb for OE Fog/Driving lights

YO, want to replace the OE bulbs in the factory Driving/Fog light in the bumper. Anyone find a good, non-pulse brighter bulb ??
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:10 AM   #2
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VisionX jk specific LED replacements. Plug and play.

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Old 12-07-2013, 07:59 AM   #3
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Alittle bit more expensive but very bright

Inspired Engineering CUBE Light with JK Bracket kit

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And now through December 26th they are offering 15% off if you type in "holidaycube" at checkout
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:06 PM   #4
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Inspired Engineering JK Fog Lights ?

How do you like the Cube Fog lights? Did they mount up as required? I see they are rated at 1600 lumen's so they must be very bright. I also have the 2013 Jeep 10A so I take it I will need the brackets to mount into the OEM location. Any thing else I need to know?

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Old 12-12-2013, 07:16 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info/replies.. I was hoping to find a simple brighter bulb for the factory housings.. I believe the OEM bulb is H16 .. Will LED bulbs in the factory housing cause the Pulse off/on .. Anyone ??
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Got a photo of how the beam pattern looks on the VisionX's? I was thinking about the 60 degree fogs.
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:27 PM   #7
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From what I read, the vision X lights LOOK great, but they don't actually light anything up. Maybe consider running rigid duallys in your fogs.
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From what I read, the vision X lights LOOK great, but they don't actually light anything up. Maybe consider running rigid duallys in your fogs.
I have them in my '12 Rubi, they're available in 10 or 20 degree beam patterns, and my 10 degree are extremely bright.
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I have them in my '12 Rubi, they're available in 10 or 20 degree beam patterns, and my 10 degree are extremely bright.
When you say "extremely bright" do you mean they are bright when you look at them straight on, or bright as in they light up a lot of road? Do you have any pics?
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When you say "extremely bright" do you mean they are bright when you look at them straight on, or bright as in they light up a lot of road? Do you have any pics?
Bright when you drive with them on. Bright as the Rigid duallys.
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:57 PM   #11
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?? for the forum.. anyone have experience with this Bulb..
[B]HDL CREE High Power SMD 5202 H16 LED Replacement Bulbs For Fog Lights or Daytime Running Lamps, Xenon White
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:46 PM   #12
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I was under the impression that the OEM Fog assembly was one piece, not that there is an interchangeable bulb Anyone do a write-up on the swap? I thought most people were just swapping out the entire assemblies...

I'm taking it from the replies that there is a bulb that can be swapped out but would need to be within the wattage specs?
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:54 PM   #13
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Bright when you drive with them on. Bright as the Rigid duallys.
Thats a bold claim. Not discounting it, as I'd love for it to be true, but I'd love to see some pics of them lighting up the road.

*EDIT* Sorry, I was confused...I thought you found a bulb replacement that is as bright as a rigid dually, I now see you are running a replacement housing.
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I was under the impression that the OEM Fog assembly was one piece, not that there is an interchangeable bulb Anyone do a write-up on the swap? I thought most people were just swapping out the entire assemblies...

I'm taking it from the replies that there is a bulb that can be swapped out but would need to be within the wattage specs?
No, its still a housing and a bulb, just like a headlight. Some companies (JW speaker, trucklite) make entire assembly replacement, but the OEM housing can hold any bulb you want in that size. I run 3000K HIDs in my OEM housings.
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Did you use the factory wiring and multistalk switch?
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Old 12-28-2013, 03:35 PM   #16
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Anyone have a tutorial on the bulb swap or before/after pics with their upgrade? Interested in upgrading my stock fogs, but would like to keep the stock color if possible.

Any actual halogen bulbs available as an upgrade? When I had a WJ I put in another series bulb with the same wattage and more light output and it was awesome. Maybe something like that exists?

Any info?
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Old 12-29-2013, 10:33 PM   #17
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I found this bulb in a 35w and 55w, but have no first hand experience...

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I ordered these 80w LEDs (PSX24W) - don't know how they look or fit yet, but I am optimistic.

PSX24W 80W Hi-Power LEDs (pair)
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Isn't the circuit limited to a certain wattage? Thought it was 27W or something like that...
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I ordered these 80w LEDs (PSX24W) - don't know how they look or fit yet, but I am optimistic.

PSX24W 80W Hi-Power LEDs (pair)
It says it has 80 watts worth of LED's in it, not that it draws 80 watts... In fact, it says it draws less than stock, so who knows? They give no amp draw numbers or lumens, so you are 'shooting in the dark' $90 is too high, BTW.

This bulb has 80W of high-power LED chips. It uses a PSX24W-size high-quality OEM terminal and will fit as a replacement for stock halogen. It uses less power and heat than halogen bulbs, and will last longer, with its engineered heat-sinking technology. A load resistor is embedded to prevent blowing the LED from voltage surge, and a diode is implanted to protect the LED from reverse polarity. The LED is wired for 12v operation, the kind found on all vehicles.

I'm guessing there is an LED bulb out there for a reasonable price $10/ea? that will outperform the stock halogen, but until someone finds it, I just wont worry. I've not had an instance yet where the stock fog lights were useful.
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I ordered these 80w LEDs (PSX24W) - don't know how they look or fit yet, but I am optimistic. PSX24W 80W Hi-Power LEDs (pair)
Please let us know how these LEDs work out.
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I got a 2011 also and just upgraded my fogs to 9145 sylvania silverstars. Much brighter than stock, but due to the RR bumper, they're aimed a bit low.


I upgraded my fog lights....
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Anyone use the Putco or Nokya H16 36w halogen (yellow or white) bulbs? I've read on Amazon that some JK owners have done so, with relatively good results. Just have to trim the base a little. I guess this is a GM size foglight bulb which is very close to ours.
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Please let us know how these LEDs work out.
Got them - however its going to be 2-3 more days before they go in, its -20 and a foot and a half of snow on the ground.

Yeah sure they are a little spendy - I spent a lot of time looking at LEDs and there were the ones I pulled the trigger on - they are fully sealed - a lot of the ebay ones are not (that you might use in the interior).

With that said the dealer etc charge $50 for just the single crappy bulb so 90 for 2 isn't too bad (if it is indeed an upgrade).
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Anyone use the Putco or Nokya H16 36w halogen (yellow or white) bulbs? I've read on Amazon that some JK owners have done so, with relatively good results. Just have to trim the base a little. I guess this is a GM size foglight bulb which is very close to ours.
I installed the Putco GM 3000K 36W yellow ion fog light bulbs.
You need to trim the bulb base alignment grooves so that the wiring connector will fit the bulbs base. These bulbs provide a noticable improvement over the stock driving lights.
I installed the yellow bulbs for use in foggy weather.
In the 8 months since I installed them I have not noticed any flickering or overheating of the housing or lense.
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I installed the Putco GM 3000K 36W yellow ion fog light bulbs.
You need to trim the bulb base alignment grooves so that the wiring connector will fit the bulbs base. These bulbs provide a noticeable improvement over the stock driving lights.
I installed the yellow bulbs for use in foggy weather.
In the 8 months since I installed them I have not noticed any flickering or overheating of the housing or lense.
That's good to know. Also have read that the Nokya 35W H16 bulbs have worked in JK's, from the reviews on Amazon.

How much brighter are the Putco Yellow's? I was a big fan of the PIAA Plasma Ion Yellow bulbs in my WJ, but they don't make them in H16.
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Are you wanting fogs or driving lights? Some people in this thread are talking about different situations. Most of the LEDs are horrible replacements for fog lights and will send scattered light everywhere. Then you have mention of things like the plasma ions which should be great. I am working on grabbing a pair of the piaa fog lights to swap out the factory ones housing and all. But I use my fogs only for actual snow driving, not as a driving light. I have two Hella Hids mounted for that.
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I ordered these 80w LEDs (PSX24W) - don't know how they look or fit yet, but I am optimistic.

PSX24W 80W Hi-Power LEDs (pair)
Did you ask them if the bulbs are too long to fit in the housing? I looked at similar bulbs on Amazon and was told they would not fit. If they do let us know and post some pics of the light pattern please and thank you.
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Are you wanting fogs or driving lights? Some people in this thread are talking about different situations. Most of the LEDs are horrible replacements for fog lights and will send scattered light everywhere. Then you have mention of things like the plasma ions which should be great. I am working on grabbing a pair of the piaa fog lights to swap out the factory ones housing and all. But I use my fogs only for actual snow driving, not as a driving light. I have two Hella Hids mounted for that.
Want higher output halogen replacements for fog or driving (yellow or stock color). Already have auxiliary fogs but want actual usable light from stock housings. The bulbs in there are garbage.
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Did you ask them if the bulbs are too long to fit in the housing?
- No, I just ordered them, thought that maybe they would not fit - but they did, both sides clicked into place and they seem snug.

Here are some shots - photos don't do them justice - bright white with stock headlights (Truck-Lites on the way).

FYI - these are more driving / flood lights - not fog lights that aim low towards the ground (I may do that in time - not now).






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