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

    1. 06-02-2012 10:48 AM #36
      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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      06-02-2012 11:58 AM #37
      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.

    3. 06-03-2012 01:24 AM #38
      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 02:40 PM #39
      I installed these today based on other's positive feedback:


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      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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    5. 06-06-2012 05:38 PM #40
      Anybody try an amber LED? would like to see pics

    6. 07-08-2012 09:06 AM #41
      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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      07-08-2012 11:34 AM #42
      Don't get ones from advanced auto. Mine burnt out after a couple months and has been throwing up the bulb warning light since day 1

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      08-05-2012 04:17 PM #43
      does anyone know where you can get 1156 DRL LED's? all the ones i can find including the eagleye one's are all turn/back up lamp not meant for long term use

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      08-05-2012 04:33 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by letsmotor View Post
      does anyone know where you can get 1156 DRL LED's? all the ones i can find including the eagleye one's are all turn/back up lamp not meant for long term use
      X2. Looking for a quality pure white LED DRL that will not over heat or throw any codes.
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      08-05-2012 05:03 PM #45
      I've been running eagle eyes since April with no issues.

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      08-05-2012 06:24 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by letsmotor View Post
      does anyone know where you can get 1156 DRL LED's? all the ones i can find including the eagleye one's are all turn/back up lamp not meant for long term use
      Quote Originally Posted by King Schwab View Post
      X2. Looking for a quality pure white LED DRL that will not over heat or throw any codes.
      Shoot me a PM.

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      08-06-2012 12:56 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by letsmotor View Post
      does anyone know where you can get 1156 DRL LED's? all the ones i can find including the eagleye one's are all turn/back up lamp not meant for long term use
      May have to try the eagleye's, they are quite expensive however if they work it may be worth the investment. have only found one usa led company on ebay claiming to sell 1156 DRL LED's just do a search for 1156 drl led and its the first one up with like 36 led's on each bulb

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      08-06-2012 01:36 PM #48
      PM me!

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      08-06-2012 01:46 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      PM me!
      I sent you one earlier

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      08-10-2012 10:32 AM #50
      Went with 1156 led's from napa only 16.00 per bulb. Are ok to run as drl no heat issues.

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      08-11-2012 01:12 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Fignewton View Post
      I had the 18 SMD LED's that are most popular

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/170757945557...#ht_3017wt_946

      No codes. There were ok, but not as bright as stock. The looked cool, but not really bright enough for DRL's more like Dusk/DawnRL's.

      I just splurged and put these in tonight. They are the 12 Watt Eagle EYE SMT Tower.

      http://autolumination.com/1156_1157.htm

      They are brighter than stock and if I had to put a number on it, 3 or 4 times as bright as the 18 SMD LED's that I had.

      Will have to watch for heat issues. No codes yet.



      One thing I found is that it's damn hard to convey what these actually look like in a photograph.

      The Eagle eyes are bluer than other LED, but not ricey. IMO.

      Another description would be that if I get down on level with the lights, while the glow is consistent throughout the reflector, that forward facing led will spot my eyes.





      I'm going to try to get a pic in full daylight to really show how bright they are.
      when you order are you getting a set of 4 bulbs for the 29$ ?

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      08-11-2012 05:39 PM #52
      Has anyone tried the autolumination cree 5w bulbs ?
      Wide angle or spotlight , what do you recommend ?

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      08-11-2012 08:18 PM #53
      Glad to hear some of these LED's are working without throwing any codes, I drive a GLI and I know these to be more sensitive to LED's for whatever reason. I am curious if anybody knows why the DRL's work fine with LED's but they wont work for the license plate?? And is everyone running these without any mods with the vagcom?

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      08-12-2012 03:18 PM #54
      Has anyone tried these bulbs from autolumination ?

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      08-12-2012 03:48 PM #55
      No, I don't buy cheap.

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      08-12-2012 04:27 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      No, I don't buy cheap.
      Not cheap they are 30.00 each. 10W Cree led

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      08-12-2012 04:40 PM #57
      That half of what I am looking to pay.

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      08-12-2012 05:39 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      That half of what I am looking to pay.
      Found these http://www.xtralights.com/super-inte...whitepair.aspx
      37.00 shipped for the pair coupon code hl10

      540 lumens, which is ridiculously bright

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      08-12-2012 05:52 PM #59
      Way too bright.

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      08-12-2012 06:34 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      Way too bright.
      Thought bright was the point of replacing the drl with a led ?

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      08-12-2012 06:57 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by letsmotor View Post
      Thought bright was the point of replacing the drl with a led ?
      Not for me, its more about getting a true white out of it.

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      08-12-2012 07:05 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      Way too bright.
      Thought bright was the point of replacing the drl with a led ?

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      08-12-2012 07:06 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      Not for me, its more about getting a true white out of it.
      ???

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      08-12-2012 07:40 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      ???
      Sorry tapa talk messed up, This is a true white bulb it just happens to be brighter than most other led bulbs. All the other ones I've seen have been around 120 lumens at best. Not very bright during the day when the drl are used.

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      08-12-2012 07:59 PM #65
      120 is perfect to me. I want the DRls to glow, not project.

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      08-12-2012 09:38 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      120 is perfect to me. I want the DRls to glow, not project.
      All in how the bulb is set up to project the beam. Whether its a wide or spotlight focus. This one looks closest to the eagle eye tower by autolumination at almost half the cost. Most people have had great results with this style bulb from what I've read, just didn't want to spend 60.00 + for two led bulbs. Will post up pictures once I get them installed

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      08-12-2012 09:41 PM #67
      Do up a DIY while you're at it.

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      08-12-2012 10:35 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      Do up a DIY while you're at it.
      DIY on how to install the drl bulbs? Just takes some finesse, they come right out 2 minutes tops to install.

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      08-12-2012 10:45 PM #69
      I guaranty someone will ask how you did it...

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      08-12-2012 10:46 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      I guaranty someone will ask how you did it...
      Haha, Will post step by step w/pictures.

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