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XB LED Fog lights from The Retrofit Source

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Square, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. Jul 14, 2014 at 10:40 AM
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    thebaker

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    The only mod is a hole in my wallet!!!!!
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  2. Jul 14, 2014 at 2:56 PM
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    Hi folks,

    Looking to install these headlights on my 2012 SR5 which do not have any fog lights installed. How would I go about getting the proper bezel (I do need this right?) and wiring? Do you have any links to acquiring these two items?

    Thanks
     
  4. Dec 31, 2014 at 4:05 PM
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    I just installed these on my '13. Super easy install thanks to the OP.

    Now I don't have to be ashamed of my yellowy fogs compared to my Retrofit headlights.

    I also did the fogs on anytime mod.

    Pics coming from my phone in a minute.

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  5. Dec 31, 2014 at 4:09 PM
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    The flash on my phone causes you to see the LEDs, when you look at the lights you don't see them, they just look like clear glass.
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    Retrofit headlights and fogs on
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    Fogs only (my driveway has a very slight incline towards the door)
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  6. Dec 31, 2014 at 8:58 PM
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    Looks good. One of these days, I'll get to doing a retrofit for my headlights. Hopefully, later this year.
     
  7. Jan 1, 2015 at 7:25 AM
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  10. Jan 5, 2015 at 9:46 PM
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    Hey man, just wanted to say thanks for the nice write up. Because of this write up I was able to install mine tonight. TRSAndrew was also nice working with.
     
  11. Jan 6, 2015 at 1:59 PM
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    No problem. Glad you found it helpful.
     
  12. Jan 6, 2015 at 3:28 PM
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    Don't want to mess up your write up thread but do you think I need to adjust the fog's? Should they be up higher? Thanks in advance.

    new fogs 3.jpg
     
  13. Jan 6, 2015 at 9:57 PM
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    Honestly, I almost never see my headlights against a wall like that, so I wouldn't be able to judge if that is what mine look like. You can always try it on your own vehicle and see if you like them adjusted up or not. Just a simple screw turn. Sorry, not so helpful on that part. Haha
     
  14. Jan 7, 2015 at 1:28 PM
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    No worries. Do you know how they adjust? Just up and down or can they be adjusted left to right as well? Also, which direction on the screw goes which way? I.e clockwise makes them go up or down? I have noticed that a lot of my light is pushing to the left and right of the truck and not so much out front. Not sure if thats how they(fog lights in general) are supposed to project light or not.
     
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    They should only adjust up and down. To bring the light up (the light that you see against a wall), turn the screw clockwise, down would be counter clockwise. Fog lights aren't meant to be overly bright, but you should be getting a pretty equal spread from the front out to the sides. But yes, you will get more light off to the sides with these compared to your OE fog lights.
     
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    This is the screw. It's a...brass looking guy.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm tracking on where the screw is to make the adjustments. My question is which direction on the screw makes the fogs go what direction...? and if there is a horizontal adjustment or just vertical...
     
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

     
  19. Jan 8, 2015 at 6:23 PM
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    Thanks man
     
  20. Jan 9, 2015 at 7:03 AM
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    he can definitely have more than one truck. LOL Mods are at $10084 and going ...
    Is it worth getting these with the LaminX yellow film? What is the lumen output and the color temperature after applying LaminX? The original LEDs have 1200 lumen (per lamp) and 5000K color temperature listed.

    Never mind the above questions. I did some research and found that yellow fog lights actually do not offer any advantage. What helps is wearing yellow tinted glasses which eliminate the blue color out of the visible spectrum, thus enhancing contrast and improving visibility in low light conditions. Also, having a low clear cut-off line and spreading the light to the sides helps with visibility during fog driving conditions.

    http://www2.gi.alaska.edu/ScienceForum/ASF5/593.html and http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/phy99/phy99xx4.htm
     
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