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LED FOGS, Cree Bulbs, and HD Dash DVR: Review

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by goonieman, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Mar 31, 2013 at 8:10 AM
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    goonieman

    goonieman [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I got a couple of things ordered for my truck. Cree headlight bulbs, LED Fogs, and an HD Dash DVR cam.

    Here are the links where I got them. As they come in, I'll review them to help my fellow TW brothers out.

    Cree Headlight Bulbs
    http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/223278858.html

    LED Fog
    http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/223483030.html

    More LED Fog
    http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/223706320.html

    HD DVR Dash Cam
    http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/225128804.html

    2 x 3157 SRCK LED Switchback DRL's (4/2/13)
    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2-x-...ts-Bulbs-white-amber-Resistors/584788984.html
     
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  2. Apr 1, 2013 at 7:21 AM
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    goonieman

    goonieman [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I got my Cree LED Spot lights in. Shipping was fairly quick from China. Little over a week. My first impression, these things are beefy. Got alot of weight, since the whole housing is Aluminum. Surprised how big they are. I opted for the spot lens, and not the flood lens, see the insides better this way. Was thinking of opening them up and spraying the lens with a black chrome, to continue the black theme of the truck. We'll see. Iphone next to the LED light for size comparison.

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    Just got in my H4 Cree Headlight bulbs as well.
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  3. Apr 1, 2013 at 7:01 PM
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    OmegaQuest

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    Interested in the DVR and how it turns out.
     
  4. Apr 1, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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    ntilehman

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    I'd like to see the output of the LED headlight bulbs.
     
  5. Apr 1, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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  6. Apr 1, 2013 at 7:24 PM
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    goonieman

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    Well tried the Cree headlight bulbs. They are not that bright. If anything, I may have lost some output. Pictures make them look brighter then they really are.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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    ntilehman

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    Still post em. Please
     
  8. Apr 2, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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    goonieman

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    Here are the daytime pics--sorry crappy cellphone pics. I'll try and get some night pics tonight.

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  9. Apr 2, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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    Are they even turned on?
     
  10. Apr 2, 2013 at 11:15 AM
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    EricTheRed

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    They're those new "invisible lights"...straight outta China.






    :spy:

    Edit: Holy crap...I think they actually are turned on...
     
  11. Apr 2, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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    joneill03

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    I'm too focused on those headlights in ntilehmans sig above the pics :anonymous: but I do believe they are on.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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    oh they are on. I don't think these will be blinding anyone anytime soon. I'll get better pics tonight against the garage door.
     
  13. Apr 2, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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    This^
     
  14. Apr 2, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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    I knew I should have gotten these instead....! Oh well, I'll run with my fogs on till I figure out if I should go back to HID's or not.

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    What are those?^ link?
     
  16. Apr 2, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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    Yea it doesn't seem like they are on at all. That sucks.
     
  17. Apr 2, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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    Drop in LED bulbs are worthless for head and fog lights.
     
  18. Apr 2, 2013 at 12:42 PM
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    That's what I have always read and heard too. I wanted to see what they looked like. If all you want to do is color match your fogs they would be good for that.
     
  19. Apr 2, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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    Yep. I tried a set in my fogs for shits and giggles. I took them out the next day. Nice color but it was amazing how much light output was lost over stock bulbs. They really provided no function when on at night as far as visibility for the driver. I couldn't shine trying to drive with them in the headlights.
     
  20. Apr 2, 2013 at 1:45 PM
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