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    Thread: Which MK6 1156 LED DRL's should I purchase?

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    1. 03-13-2012 06:35 PM #1
      I have searched a bunch on the removal of the stock DRL's and addition of 1156 LED ones. My question is which ones are most reliable. I see a bunch on ebay and amazon for 8-20 bucks and was just wondering if anyone had an EXACT link to some nice blue or white ones.

      I am looking for some that would go best with 8000k HID's

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      03-13-2012 07:07 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by ctheodores View Post
      I have searched a bunch on the removal of the stock DRL's and addition of 1156 LED ones. My question is which ones are most reliable. I see a bunch on ebay and amazon for 8-20 bucks and was just wondering if anyone had an EXACT link to some nice blue or white ones.

      I am looking for some that would go best with 8000k HID's
      I picked mine up on eBay from trusted and highly ranked/reviewed sellers. All depends what you're going for, honestly...

      I went with a pure white output -- looks best IMO.

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      03-13-2012 08:10 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by ctheodores View Post
      I have searched a bunch on the removal of the stock DRL's and addition of 1156 LED ones. My question is which ones are most reliable. I see a bunch on ebay and amazon for 8-20 bucks and was just wondering if anyone had an EXACT link to some nice blue or white ones.

      I am looking for some that would go best with 8000k HID's
      Hey ctheodores,

      I've tried a few different sets of 1156 LED bulbs. My goal was to get as close
      To what "factory" LEDs should look like as well as making sure that they are actually built well and will last.

      Try # 1: 68 SMD 3.5 Watt (310 Lumens) from DX.com. Bright as heck but built like crap. there is no way that these are going to last. Too fragile. Too many internal wires. Color is kind of green. Took 5 weeks to ship from Hong Kong - $10 for pair.

      Try #2: 20 LED Platinum 7W 6000k from V-LEDS.com. WAY better quality than the cheap Chinese ones from DX.com but still pretty fragile. Can tell some thought went into the design of these. Good US website with great support. Super bright - blinding almost! Heatsink built into LED helps eliminate heat buildup. REALLY expensive - $60 for pair. Still too fragile - one bulb burned out within a few days. I think they ran too hot for DRL use.

      Try #3: Again with V-LEDS.com. Different bulb - 7.5 Watt 5 LED 6,000k DRL bulb. Super solid design. No wires, just a big chunk of aluminum with big LEDs integrated into the sides. Looks like it wil last - no bad solder or wires. Not as bright (210 lumens) but the color was too blue for me. $35 for pair.

      Try #4: Got it! Same bulb as above but in 5,000k. Pure white. They look great to me. Pretty sure this is what VW would install (or something close to it) Same style and color as Audi. Ill post pics soon - here's the link: http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED-B...93355-1-2.html

      Any questions on install let me know - I'm getting pretty quick at removing these
      V-LEDS.com has a coupon on their Facebook site too.

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      03-13-2012 09:02 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by NekoSaur View Post
      Hey ctheodores,

      I've tried a few different sets of 1156 LED bulbs. My goal was to get as close
      To what "factory" LEDs should look like as well as making sure that they are actually built well and will last.

      Try # 1: 68 SMD 3.5 Watt (310 Lumens) from DX.com. Bright as heck but built like crap. there is no way that these are going to last. Too fragile. Too many internal wires. Color is kind of green. Took 5 weeks to ship from Hong Kong - $10 for pair.

      Try #2: 20 LED Platinum 7W 6000k from V-LEDS.com. WAY better quality than the cheap Chinese ones from DX.com but still pretty fragile. Can tell some thought went into the design of these. Good US website with great support. Super bright - blinding almost! Heatsink built into LED helps eliminate heat buildup. REALLY expensive - $60 for pair. Still too fragile - one bulb burned out within a few days. I think they ran too hot for DRL use.

      Try #3: Again with V-LEDS.com. Different bulb - 7.5 Watt 5 LED 6,000k DRL bulb. Super solid design. No wires, just a big chunk of aluminum with big LEDs integrated into the sides. Looks like it wil last - no bad solder or wires. Not as bright (210 lumens) but the color was too blue for me. $35 for pair.

      Try #4: Got it! Same bulb as above but in 5,000k. Pure white. They look great to me. Pretty sure this is what VW would install (or something close to it) Same style and color as Audi. Ill post pics soon - here's the link: http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED-B...93355-1-2.html

      Any questions on install let me know - I'm getting pretty quick at removing these
      V-LEDS.com has a coupon on their Facebook site too.
      Any pics??

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      03-13-2012 09:17 PM #5
      X2 For pics plz

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      03-13-2012 09:25 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by bounty44 View Post
      X2 For pics plz
      My Jetta is at the dealership for its 10k checkup. There are also a million creaks and rattles that they are trying to track down and fix. As soon as I get it back I'll take some pictures.

    7. 03-15-2012 01:48 AM #7
      thanks ! so is this DRL behind the stock halogen low beam? I know I have to take off the rubber boot but do I have to twist and turn the one to get to the DRL?

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      04-11-2012 09:35 PM #8
      Were the V-LED set plug and play, or did you have to wire in some resistors, or any other devices? Any heating issues or issues with other bulbs after you installed these? Thanks for your help.

    9. 04-11-2012 10:23 PM #9
      Mine are bright white 96's I think? or 108's. I love em, and get compliments all the time


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      04-11-2012 10:54 PM #10
      I tried a few & these are my favorite:

      http://www.hidxenonlights.com/led-ca...ed-amber-p-691
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      04-12-2012 12:07 AM #11
      Were these plug and play. Any resistors, additional wiring, Etc??? Any heat issues?
      Looks amazing

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      09-10-2012 02:42 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by panzer 2.3 View Post
      I tried a few & these are my favorite:

      http://www.hidxenonlights.com/led-ca...ed-amber-p-691
      Just ordered these.

      Looks awesome!

      Thanks for the link also.

    13. 10-19-2012 12:41 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by panzer 2.3 View Post
      I tried a few & these are my favorite:

      http://www.hidxenonlights.com/led-ca...ed-amber-p-691
      You ever have any light out codes with these LED's?

    14. 07-29-2013 07:54 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by panzer 2.3 View Post
      I tried a few & these are my favorite:

      http://www.hidxenonlights.com/led-ca...ed-amber-p-691

      I just bought these, they are coming through the mail in about a week or so, let me know how they've behaved so far.

    15. 05-09-2012 01:45 PM #15
      Anyone try retro solutions 5w Cree led with top led. ?

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      06-01-2012 07:35 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by DasJunk View Post
      Just placed my order for the 14 Watt Eagle EYE SMT Tower

      3x 3 Watt + 1x5 Watt-3 Chip High Powered Rectangular Chip SMT LEDS

      I figure brighter can hurt right? hah

      Anyone get the 14 watt yet? Any issues with either the 12 or 14?

      Compared to cheap eBay pair.



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    17. 06-02-2012 11:47 AM #17
      Hi Folks, I'm from Singapore..l just made an order from v led after seeing some bros demo... Glad that I found this forum.. I got my led bulbs for 2 weeks and apparently some of it had fused. Currently revert back to stock bulb. Awaiting for my bulb arrival... Cheers...


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      06-02-2012 12:58 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Ostar View Post
      Hi Folks, I'm from Singapore..l just made an order from v led after seeing some bros demo... Glad that I found this forum.. I got my led bulbs for 2 weeks and apparently some of it had fused. Currently revert back to stock bulb. Awaiting for my bulb arrival... Cheers...

      Welcome to the Vortex Ostar. Its bit different setup than the VAGSG huh? I was just in Singapore for a couple weeks for work but didn't get a chance to check the vw scene. Hope the LEDs work out for ya.

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      02-12-2013 10:31 PM #19
      Ordered a set of 18 Watt Eagle EYE SMT Tower's last night. Should be here by Friday. Cant wait to get them in and see how the new DRL's look.

      Any tips on getting the DRL's out? I heard small hands help, which I do not have.

    20. 04-20-2013 05:31 AM #20
      Nnice! I'll be ordering one of these soon!

    21. 04-20-2013 05:51 AM #21
      http://www.bold-sport.com/store/inde...product_id=250

      Works fine! No Errors! Has been deliverd to me in 6 days (the netherlands)

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      04-29-2013 05:38 PM #22
      I installed two different LEDs for my DRLs, while driving there are no codes but whenever I pull my ebrake up(I have a 6MT) the dash lights up and tells me to check my DRLs. anyone else have this issue or solution? I even bought LEDs that were supposed to be compatible with the GLI computer

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      04-29-2013 05:53 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Life×ofGLI View Post
      I installed two different LEDs for my DRLs, while driving there are no codes but whenever I pull my ebrake up(I have a 6MT) the dash lights up and tells me to check my DRLs. anyone else have this issue or solution? I even bought LEDs that were supposed to be compatible with the GLI computer
      same thing happens to me but its at start up i have ddm tuning bulbs thinking about buying the bold sport ones

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      04-29-2013 06:04 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Tonystark View Post
      same thing happens to me but its at start up i have ddm tuning bulbs thinking about buying the bold sport ones
      Yea it mostly happens at start-up unless I was driving for a while before I turned it off. Do you think bold sport bulbs would fix this?

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      04-29-2013 06:09 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Life×ofGLI View Post
      Yea it mostly happens at start-up unless I was driving for a while before I turned it off. Do you think bold sport bulbs would fix this?
      well they claim no errors but thats what someone told me about the ddm ones so its worth a try

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      05-14-2013 10:14 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Life×ofGLI View Post
      Yea it mostly happens at start-up unless I was driving for a while before I turned it off. Do you think bold sport bulbs would fix this?
      Same thing happens on my GLI, but since it goes away once the DRL's are on (parking brake down), I don't mind. I'm curious though WHY it happens. Does anyone know??

      I figured it's because the LED's are much lower power than the oem's, so the car thinks the DRL's are missing?

      I'm using these DRL's http://www.hidxenonlights.com/led-ca...ed-amber-p-691. They're much better looking than the oem's imo...pretty sweet.

    27. 06-27-2013 10:32 AM #27
      I need to go through this thread.
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      06-27-2013 11:30 AM #28
      well i see a lot of people changing their city light bulbs and fogs...can someone suggest a super bright replacement for the reverse lights?
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      06-27-2013 11:53 AM #29
      Has anybody tried the Ziza LED DRLs from ECS Tuning?

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...lbs/ES2628385/
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    30. 06-02-2012 11:48 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by NJA Pilot View Post
      I paid $37 with shipping, but I did find an online coupon on retailmenot and no taxes. Mine arrived today. Thanks to NekoSaur for the post. It helped me decide which one to buy.

      I can say that the quality is great and the color is very close to our A4 Quattro led. I'll try to take a pic with cars side by side tomorrow.

      I don't have any day pics yet as I just put them on. Took about 5 minutes total.










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      I got the same bulb as yours... Can't wait to have those installed on my ride.


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    31. 06-03-2012 02:24 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by DasJunk View Post
      Welcome to the Vortex Ostar. Its bit different setup than the VAGSG huh? I was just in Singapore for a couple weeks for work but didn't get a chance to check the vw scene. Hope the LEDs work out for ya.
      Oh, I think shld be the same. Except for some variant like engine capacity, accessories. Singapore only have 1.4 tsi, twin charge or single charge option. The original bulb for drl is filament type with 21w. The mounting in the pics seems to be the same... Keeping my finger cross... Haha


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      06-06-2012 03:40 PM #32
      I installed these today based on other's positive feedback:


      Before:


      After:








      Link to bulbs: (I think one of the links above takes you to the 6K version)
      http://www.v-leds.com/5K-WHITE-LED-7...68204-1-2.html
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    33. 06-06-2012 06:38 PM #33
      Anybody try an amber LED? would like to see pics

    34. 07-08-2012 10:06 AM #34
      I wrote e-mail for v-leds and they said that these bulbs can overheat in drl's because they are designed to BACK-UP/TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS (for a short functioning)
      http://www.v-leds.com/5K-WHITE-LED-7...68204-1-2.html

      Here's what they wrote to me "We do not currently offer a DRL in a 1156 type bulb, we will in the future but they are months away. Sorry for the inconvenience."

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      08-05-2012 06:03 PM #35
      I've been running eagle eyes since April with no issues.

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