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

    1. Member Fignewton's Avatar
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      05-10-2012 03:06 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by MHardiman90 View Post
      Will do! Also replaced the aftermarket bulbs I once replaced the stock ones with. I had all Nokya 5000K 70W bulbs, and just replaced them all with Hoen Titaniums. Hopefully everything will all look good together. Still debating on Ziza city lights...
      Hoen makes matching city light bulbs, non led though.

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      05-10-2012 03:09 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Fignewton View Post
      Hoen makes matching city light bulbs, non led though.
      I saw that but I wonted something of a different shade to contrast the headlamp a little bit. I think I want the city lights to have a TAD tint of blue so everything doesn't look all the same.
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      05-14-2012 04:11 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Fignewton View Post
      Hoen makes matching city light bulbs, non led though.
      Totally just received my one bulb... Didn't know they were sold individually?!?! Just ordered another one rush delivery. No biggie, besides feeling like a total dumbass...
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      05-17-2012 05:50 PM #29
      How are the lights working out? No codes on the GLI?

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      05-17-2012 05:59 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by nsgli View Post
      How are the lights working out? No codes on the GLI?
      Working fine, thought I see they now have 14 Watt versions, but I think these are bright enough.

      No codes.

      One sidenote on codes. My 2010 Wolfsburg 2.0T, though a MKV, had MKVI electronics and if the GLI is the same (and I believe it is) you won't get codes as long as your only running one pair of LED's on the system. I ran LED corner lights in the MKV with no codes and remember reading folks only having code problems with more than a pair in the system chain. I could be wrong, but I think that's more important than the wattage pulled by the led's.

      I would be willing to guess that if your only running LED DRL's and no other LED's on your car, you will not get codes, no matter what wattage. I have no idea why that would be, I think it just is. Hopefully others with that combo will chime in.

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      05-17-2012 06:09 PM #31
      Just had these delivered today:

      http://autolumination.com/1156_1157.htm (scroll WAY down)


      44 High Powered Wide Angle SMT LEDS
      These Bulbs have Advanced Surface Mount Technology LEDS + Advanced Patented Circuitry
      32 high powered SMT side facing LEDS -12 high powered SMT forward facing LEDS
      Only 18mm diameter x 42mm overall - fits all stock housings
      High Powered 3 Chip SMT Leds - Outfitted with Canbus Bulb-Out Warning Cancellation Chip
      Designed to eliminate most electronic bulb-out warnings in BMW, Mercedes, AUDI, VW, Volvo, and most others.

      Working great, no errors and no flickering. Not nearly as 'blue' as they look in the pictures.

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      05-17-2012 09:14 PM #32
      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?

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      05-29-2012 06:32 PM #33
      Just bought these 5000k LED bulbs to replace my DRL's (http://www.v-leds.com/5K-WHITE-LED-7...-p9768204.html). The size of the bulbs are 1156. Only costed me about $50 with shipping and taxes. They look really good, gave me the exact crisp white color I wanted. Pretty easy to install, just have to get your hand in the tight spot to twist the harness to pull it out of the housing to change the bulb. One of those little things that makes the car look better. Only thing is that when you look at it upclose like in the last picture you can see a bit of the yellow from the bulb reflecting off the mirrors in the headlight housing, but when you look at the headlight normally like in the rest of the pictures you can't even tell.

      On the right side is the new LED bulb and on the left is the old DRL bulb


      New LED 5000k


      Old bulb


      Both LED


      Up close of LED bulb

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      06-01-2012 06:35 PM #34
      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.



      Final product

    10. 06-02-2012 10:47 AM #35
      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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    11. 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.

    13. 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:


      Before:


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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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    15. 06-06-2012 05:38 PM #40
      Anybody try an amber LED? would like to see pics

    16. 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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