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The LED SAE J583 Fog Pod & Fog Light Review

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by crashnburn80, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. Feb 20, 2019 at 10:15 AM
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    Boghog1

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    sorry if I missed it in here but have you looked at F-Sport Fog Lights - set: Part Numbers 81210-30430 & 81220-30380, from lexus?
     
  2. Feb 20, 2019 at 10:37 AM
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    I tested what I believe is the previous version of the Lexus LED fogs, you can see the results in post #222 here:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...fog-light-review.554813/page-12#post-18568605

    Looking at Toyota's LED fog performance with the earlier Lexus LED fogs, and the TRD Pro Rigid fogs, far higher performing LED units exist in the aftermarket. I'd recommend the KC G4s for stock like appearance and best balance of output intensity, width of beam pattern and quality of light color. If you purchase the Lexus fogs and would like me to test them, I'd be more than happy to, just like the member did with the other Lexus LED fogs linked above.
     
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  3. Feb 24, 2019 at 10:24 PM
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    Came here to hopefully see an update on the Baja Designs SAE fog but it looks like they are delayed to at least June. Also still nothing on the Rigit Ambers eh? I got some square holes in my bumper that need filling! :D
     
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  4. Feb 24, 2019 at 10:58 PM
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    Thanks for sharing! Seems both Baja and Rigid have had setbacks. Haven’t heard anything new on the Rigid release date, but they are more tight lipped. Look forward to when they are both released.
     
  5. Feb 25, 2019 at 9:12 AM
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    After living in Phx for the last 20 years, I finally had an opportunity to drive in weather that it was obvious the need for amber fogs.

    I was literally driving at night during inclement weather and thought "Damn, I should have gotten the Amber fog's when they were in stock"

    Gonna have to add them to the budget now.
     
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  6. Feb 25, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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    I'm in for these as well. Have amber Squadron Sports...super nice but can't run them on the roads.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2019 at 3:25 PM
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    So I spoke with a Rigid rep on Instagram last week and they said the amber SAE fogs will be launching by April. Crossing my fingers this happens.

     
  8. Feb 28, 2019 at 12:11 PM
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  9. Feb 28, 2019 at 12:35 PM
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  10. Feb 28, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    But still made in China
     
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  11. Feb 28, 2019 at 2:13 PM
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    Not saying that's where i'd buy them from, but as an example to be tested for output and beam pattern.
     
  12. Feb 28, 2019 at 6:29 PM
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  13. Mar 1, 2019 at 2:16 PM
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    I live in Pierce County and have a stock 2017 offroad with fog lights. I'd be happy to visit Kirkland if we can come up with a time to meet. Test my lights and BS Tacoma lighting.
     
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  14. Mar 1, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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    Do you have the new OEM LED fogs? I've tested the factory TRD halogen ones which are the same in the 12-15 Tacomas and the 2016+ TRD Tacomas. Either way though, you are welcome to come by! I'm having some other members over this Sunday to do some slider installs, you are welcome to join. Shoot me a PM for info.
     
  15. Mar 4, 2019 at 10:10 AM
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    Thank you - we just want to update that you were able to fix the alignment and they fit with a clean cut-off (you updated a different thread a week ago but not this one so we want to jump in). Our h8/11 work with h16 and are in reflector housings with great results - many switched from that kickstart to deAutoLED :)
    http://deautokey.com/product/dual-c...n-a-clean-white-hyper-3000k-yellow-at-anytime

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    Sorry for any confusion. I only wanted to make one post about clearing up some feedback that mentioned our company.

    There is really no marketing hype as that just leads to bad feedback and we only share real customer feedback. My purpose in posting was to update @Burritoma feedback as he reinstalled our fog LEDs and fixed the problem. He updated the other thread but not this one so it is just good to have updated information everywhere.

    There is non-strobe/flash also - these are not a gimmick bulb. These are a bright clean hyper 3k yellow and bright white along with the option of halogen to match many OEM housings.

    I was only posting to clear up one post - not to take over this thread so it will be my last reply. Thanks
     
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  16. Mar 4, 2019 at 10:42 AM
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    All of the products in this thread are real engineered SAE J583 compliant fog lights. It is well understood that drop in LEDs in a halogen reflector housing do not provide clean cut offs, this is basic geometry, and in no way SAE compliant or even recognized. Does your product contain an SAE, DOT, E1 compliance certification stamp? Like every single one of the other products in this thread. How did your product test in the legally required SAE foglight chromaticity window?
     
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  17. Mar 4, 2019 at 11:03 AM
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    Sorry, I'm not buying the marketing hype. I'm an Engineer and I'll go with science every time. Your product looks just like every other "blade style" aftermarket drop in LED headlight bulb - right down to the 360 degree rotational adjustment. (Which nobody will ever get wrong.) And I'm sure nobody would ever use the "strobe function" on the street as opposed to just at car shows or off-road. Words fail me. (Of course I'll probably get spanked for dissing a vendor here.)
     
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  18. Mar 5, 2019 at 3:44 PM
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    Actually, The strobe function works great for construction vehicles. Our company trucks are outfitted with them, and they allow for the "clean" lines of the trucks to remain unchanged, while offering strobe functions when we need to identify hazards to the public.
     
  19. Mar 5, 2019 at 4:17 PM
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    I'm not arguing with legitimate use of that kind of function. For instance, I have a full two level warning light bar on my roof with amber rotators, strobes and LEDs that I only use for warning or emergency purposes. But I see a ton of people with similar bars using them for the wrong purposes.
     
  20. Mar 5, 2019 at 4:22 PM
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    Then perhaps your, and others, quarrels would be with people that use them for ill designed purposes, rather than the manufacture? Just commenting as you said "marketing hype".
     
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