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Post by ollie_owen_84 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:40 pm

Normaly, when I see someone driving about with side lights & foglights on in the day, it's an erderly driver, who isn't quite sure what symbols corospond to the function of the buttons on the dash, or it's a young person, in a Corsa, with a baseball hat on. The wrong way round. Either way, I think foglights when not needed looks silly.

However, recently I have noticed that some new cars have their DRLs where the fog lights go. There is a Volvo, and a C-class I believe.

This inspired me to have a look on e-bay to see if there were any direct LED replacement for the H11 filiment that the Z4 uses. There was. This is it held up next to the conventional bulb on the right. Please excuse dirty hands, just came back from work..
Led fog on left, halogen on right

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Can't really tell any difference when it's off

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And both on

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I do plan on getting the white angel eyes/HIDs in the near future, which I think will go better than the standered headlight in at the moment. I'm sure people will have a mixed reaction about them.

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Post by ranski » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:42 pm

Good effort, although I would also change your side 105 bulbs to LED to match up the colour output



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Re: LED foglights

Post by ollie_owen_84 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:46 pm

ranski wrote:Good effort, although I would also change your side 105 bulbs to LED to match up the colour output
Already done about a day after these pics were taken, however, due to there being no resistance in the 501leds, the front indicators come on to substitute for what it thinks is a blow bulb. Need to get some resistors to sort the problem out.

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Re: LED foglights

Post by Stuart Truman » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:46 pm

Me likey :thumbsup:

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Re: LED foglights

Post by Adamski » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:46 pm

Good looking mod, and would look great with xenons...
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Re: LED foglights

Post by ollie_owen_84 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:50 pm

Stuart Truman wrote:Me likey :thumbsup:

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-H11-CREE- ... 4844c032b6

Easy to fit too :)

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Re: LED foglights

Post by Redzedfour » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:54 pm

Would'nt plod pull you over for having your fog lights on :?
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Re: LED foglights

Post by ollie_owen_84 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:59 pm

Redzedfour wrote:Would'nt plod pull you over for having your fog lights on :?
I already have a speach prepaired about how they are now DRLs as opposed to fogs, and if that fails, i have some friends who are traffic cops, I'll just drop their names and hope for the best :thumbsup:

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Re: LED foglights

Post by chrisj900 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:10 pm

looks good, might be in the pipeline :thumbsup:
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Re: LED foglights

Post by Redzedfour » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:18 pm

ollie_owen_84 wrote:
Redzedfour wrote:Would'nt plod pull you over for having your fog lights on :?
I already have a speach prepaired about how they are now DRLs as opposed to fogs, and if that fails, i have some friends who are traffic cops, I'll just drop their names and hope for the best :thumbsup:
My other half is a cop and it's never helped me when i've mentioned it to the boys in blue when i've been pulled. :(
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Re: LED foglights

Post by Marco » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:57 pm

ollie_owen_84 wrote:
ranski wrote:Good effort, although I would also change your side 105 bulbs to LED to match up the colour output
Already done about a day after these pics were taken, however, due to there being no resistance in the 501leds, the front indicators come on to substitute for what it thinks is a blow bulb. Need to get some resistors to sort the problem out.
Quite keen to do this too, could you let us know where you get the bulbs and resistors from and.....how it all fits together! ;-)

Thanks....

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Re: LED foglights

Post by andysat » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:09 pm

Would they come on without your main lights?-cant say i have tried :roll:
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Re: LED foglights

Post by Redzedfour » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:09 pm

Wonder how they would look on the facelifted fogs :|
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Re: LED foglights

Post by Bing » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:30 pm

Redzedfour wrote:Wonder how they would look on the facelifted fogs :|
I am not sure these ones would work well as the light won't really hit the reflectors at the back. I am sure I have seen a version with multiple LEDs on the sides like giant versions of the side light LEDs.
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Post by Adamski » Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:45 pm

Redzedfour wrote:Would'nt plod pull you over for having your fog lights on :?
Not if you only used them when foggy :)


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