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

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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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      08-16-2012 11:25 AM #71
      came in today

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      08-16-2012 12:09 PM #72
      step one unscrew cap
      step two turn counter clockwise to remove DRL
      step three remove old bulb and install new LED ( small hands or long fingers work best to inscrew and take the socket out)
      and your done

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      08-16-2012 12:12 PM #73

      And with them off for comparison

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      08-16-2012 12:32 PM #74
      This was during the day 12:00 with clear sky and sun beaming directly into the housing.

    25. 08-16-2012 12:40 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by letsmotor View Post
      This was during the day 12:00 with clear sky and sun beaming directly into the housing.
      Nice...!!!

      Were they what you expected?

      They look clean... but it seems a little greenish, or maybe that's just the way it in the sunlight.

      Can you let me know if they flicker or code on you? Maybe some pics during later in the day to see the true color of how it lights up during the dawn? lol...

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