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Fog lights

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Fishhunt365, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. Feb 16, 2019 at 5:34 AM
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    Fishhunt365

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    2018 DCLB OR. Want to change out the bulbs in the fog lights to led. So what's a good choice.
     
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    I like my Hella Opti-Lux in yellow, cut through fog and snow great.
     
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    I had those for a bit and they are pretty weak. I changed to these and they are amazing, MUCH brighter than the HELLAs they replaced.
    https://headlightrevolution.com/supernova-v-4-led-fog-lights-h11-h16-bulbs-yellow/
     
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    I for one would like to upgrade the light output of the fogs as I think they are weak but I'm going to avoid going the LED route. I tried that in a previous F 150 and was pulled over on a rainy night by OHP who said they were too bright. I'm going to try the H9 route and see what that does.
     
  7. Feb 16, 2019 at 7:46 AM
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  8. Feb 16, 2019 at 7:48 AM
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    Definitely not a good idea as demonstrated in the links above. That causes significant glare and loss of projection.

    You don’t want to put an H9 in the stock assembly because the H9 has no glare cap on the bulb, it will cause significant glare.

    Here is what I am currently running. Subaru fogs that have internal glare guards with overwattage 2300k H9s. Less glare than stock with stronger cut offs and significantly more output. The beam pattern is much more forward focused than the TRD wide angle fogs though.

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    I haven’t consolidated this info to a single post yet and have been sharing as I go putting this together, but for more info I started posting about it in post #378 in my foglight thread and it goes over the following 2 pages.
     
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  9. Feb 16, 2019 at 7:52 AM
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    Even better! :thumbsup:
     
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    I believe you are basing that info off of older LED designs. I can tell you that there are zero issues with glare with the Supernova V.4 LEDs. The beam pattern is almost exactly the same as the stock bulbs and they are much brighter. These are an excellent upgrade in every way.
     
  11. Feb 16, 2019 at 8:14 AM
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    I was thinking about getting the Morimoto's. I just can't stand anything amber for some reason. I just like the white light output.
     
  12. Feb 16, 2019 at 8:24 AM
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    If the LED is a blade style design with chips pointed to the side it is basic physics they cause glare and loss of projection in a reflector. Most people just don’t know what to look for. In a projector, the projector will eliminate the glare but the loss of projection is still an issue. It is all well documented in the links provided earlier.
     
  13. Feb 16, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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