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LED Fog Lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Jessel, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. Feb 15, 2020 at 3:23 AM
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    Jessel

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    On a budget is it worth it to put led bulbs in stock housing. Or just plain stupid. If so what do you recommend for aftermarket fogs?
     
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  2. Feb 15, 2020 at 3:05 PM
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    crashnburn80

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    Don’t put LEDs in the factory fogs, you’ll end up with a bunch of glare. Replace them with LED assemblies, you can then also sell your stock ones. Look at this thread with all the comparisons, best budget option is Toyota’s OEM LED fogs, they are about $125 set, better would be Diode Dynamics SS3 sport at $200, best is the SS3 Pro model at $320. The SS3s are also available in yellow which is better for fog conditions. Links to the lights mentioned at the top of the thread.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/the-led-sae-j583-fog-pod-fog-light-review.554813/
     
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  3. Feb 15, 2020 at 3:27 PM
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    Awesome thank you
     
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  4. Mar 31, 2020 at 2:19 PM
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    I didn't want to spend a lot, because I plan to replace the bumper, so this is my low budget LED fog light (mod?).

    2020-03-31 15.39.43.jpg

    I used a Dremel and cut off the stock lens.
    Put beads of plastic bonder inside the housing.2020331_93043771.jpg To match up with the mounting screw holes.Let it cure, then drilled pilot holes for the screws.
    2020-03-31 15.46.30.jpg Put the 4 screws in, push the assy back into the bumper, connect the wires, done.
    You can use the adjuster on the back to get the cutoff line 3ft off the ground @ 25ft.
    Now you have LED fog lights for $25.
     

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  5. Mar 31, 2020 at 6:17 PM
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    Too Stroked

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    I think you're going to find that a spot / flood combination light is actually a very poor pattern for street use. But, for $25 they're probably not going to have enough power to bother oncoming drivers either.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2020 at 12:20 AM
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    There is quite a bit more to LED fogs than that. What you have made is illegal LED lights with a non-compliant pattern providing blinding glare to oncoming drivers due to a lack of engineered beam pattern cut off, which will also be ineffective in fog. Just don't run them on the street with other vehicles ahead of you.
     
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  7. Apr 1, 2020 at 12:43 AM
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