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

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      10-01-2012 12:24 AM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by ulem View Post
      some pics and comments about drl please




      Not the best pic, but gives a pretty good idea of how bright the lights are. They're only 11 watts so bright enough, considering how bright it was outside, with the sun still up and all.

      And yes, car's filthy. She went to Vegas and back. Lol

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      10-01-2012 06:58 PM #142
      I have no idea what happened to xtralights, I ordered from them and had no issues at all and got them in 4 days. Maybe they sold out on supply I don't know. Sorry to hear everyone's troubles with them, doesn't even look like now the one's I purchased are available anymore. I would not have recommended them had I known they would have these issues, but like I said only reason I recommended them was bc of price, performance of the bulb and how quickly i got them.

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      10-01-2012 07:03 PM #143
      I bought a set from xtralights...One went out within 4 days. I had to fill out an RMA and ship the bulb back to them for consultation. It's been over 2 weeks without any contact from them...

      They were bright as hell though.

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      10-01-2012 07:04 PM #144
      why is everyone so concerned over codes? I have them but they dont bother me for my DRLs and license plate.

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      10-02-2012 11:08 AM #145
      I picked up some from Luce at h2o this year. $20/pair, just put them in yesterday and so far so good. No codes or anything either. We'll see how they go. Don't mind the dirty car in the pics. She's fresh off of a 9 hour drive back from Ocean City, MD.

      Comparision:





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      10-02-2012 12:09 PM #146
      Where can i get these?! And r u lowered ?

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      10-02-2012 12:21 PM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by mpilar87 View Post
      Where can i get these?! And r u lowered ?
      www.luceprodukt.com and yes lol...


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      10-03-2012 06:35 PM #148
      I finally got someone at Xtralights to answer the question about the delay. Their response was that they have had "issues" with the version 1 of these lights and are expecting to get version 2 in by 10/15. They will then be fulfilling orders. We shall see what happens.

    9. 10-04-2012 12:32 PM #149
      Quote Originally Posted by ejfontenot View Post
      I finally got someone at Xtralights to answer the question about the delay. Their response was that they have had "issues" with the version 1 of these lights and are expecting to get version 2 in by 10/15. They will then be fulfilling orders. We shall see what happens.
      I'm looking for somewhere else to purchase from. I haven't had any luck with xtralights answering anything and have a dispute open with paypal right now. If I somehow get those magic V2 ones from them, then i'll just have extras. It's not the money that pisses me off, it's that I'm still waiting to get my car fixed up.

      xtralights have removed those drl's from their site now.

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      10-04-2012 07:04 PM #150
      Quote Originally Posted by dineno View Post
      www.luceprodukt.com and yes lol...

      I had to ask. The lights make the cat look awesome. I just got mine in. 6.99 shipped. No error codes. Only problem is that theyre not bright.

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      10-04-2012 07:50 PM #151
      Quote Originally Posted by LuminLED View Post
      Have a look at www.facebook.com/LedBoutique

      We're selling high quality DRL bulbs for Jetta especially.
      160.00 For a pair? That is pretty steep.

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      10-04-2012 09:20 PM #152
      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.
      i just bought the eagle eyes but have no idea to install them can you give me a guide of some sort? it would be appreciated.
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      10-04-2012 09:57 PM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by GLIf3 View Post
      i just bought the eagle eyes but have no idea to install them can you give me a guide of some sort? it would be appreciated.
      I would be interested in buying these for my Jetta as well but I'm curious to know if they have any heating issues?

    14. 10-07-2012 07:14 AM #154



      Installed 12w eagle eye's from autolumination. Pretty ricey IMO....where can I find the same bulb design in 5k white like the ones on vleds??

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      10-08-2012 04:01 PM #155
      Quote Originally Posted by Mark T. View Post



      Installed 12w eagle eye's from autolumination. Pretty ricey IMO....where can I find the same bulb design in 5k white like the ones on vleds??
      Atleast theyre bright! Mine you cant even tell sometimes lol. Does yours look all blue? I got mine 6.99 shipped

    16. 10-09-2012 04:13 AM #156
      Quote Originally Posted by mpilar87 View Post
      Atleast theyre bright! Mine you cant even tell sometimes lol. Does yours look all blue? I got mine 6.99 shipped
      It's like 6500k, kinda too blue for me at night but seems fine during the day. I still feel 5k white would be the best.

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      10-17-2012 09:56 PM #157
      Bump it up.

      Only to express my anger towards Xtralights. I would never wish their customer service upon anyone.

      After filling out a page long Return Material Authorization form and shipping a bulb back to them on my dime, I haven't heard from them in almost 5 weeks. Knowing what I know now, I would have just paid the extra $10 and bought the bulbs from Vleds or elsewhere.

    18. 10-18-2012 10:07 AM #158
      Quote Originally Posted by Reallyslowrio View Post
      Bump it up.

      Only to express my anger towards Xtralights. I would never wish their customer service upon anyone.

      After filling out a page long Return Material Authorization form and shipping a bulb back to them on my dime, I haven't heard from them in almost 5 weeks. Knowing what I know now, I would have just paid the extra $10 and bought the bulbs from Vleds or elsewhere.
      I share your frustration. After 5 weeks I finally got my money back from xtralights. No response from them at all. Had to dispute it through paypal then escalate. But I got finally got my money back.

      I ordered some from somewhere else that'll be here friday now, but I plan on getting the 5k ones from vleds once they're back in stock. I talked to vleds and they did promise to get more, but that they aren't that popular, so they aren't in a rush to get them. Of course they also said they don't recommend them for drls, but who cares, they look great and others here have reported no issues with them.

      If you know of anywhere else that has those in 5k, please pass it on. I'm not interested in having any type of bluish tint to my lights.

    19. 10-19-2012 12:41 PM #159
      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?

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      10-31-2012 12:57 PM #160
      Finally got my lights from xtralights, installed, but the drivers side light blinks like a turn signal. Do I have a bum bulb?

    21. 10-31-2012 01:04 PM #161
      Quote Originally Posted by mk6gligrey View Post
      You ever have any light out codes with these LED's?
      mk6gligrey, I ended up buying those bulbs after giving up on xtralights and I have no codes. They work great and look great.

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      11-15-2012 12:39 PM #162
      I further share all your anger towards xtralights.

      I ordered my drl white led lights. Got no lights after 2 months .Called them and they said that its been shipped. Cancelled it, reorder it back. finally got it in 2 weeks time. Was happy. Tried it on. Saw the error came up on the cluster. Was angry. Saw the bulb lit red instead of white .. major explosion in my brain!!!!WTH

    23. 11-15-2012 12:43 PM #163
      Quote Originally Posted by gt4ever View Post
      I further share all your anger towards xtralights.

      I ordered my drl white led lights. Got no lights after 2 months .Called them and they said that its been shipped. Cancelled it, reorder it back. finally got it in 2 weeks time. Was happy. Tried it on. Saw the error came up on the cluster. Was angry. Saw the bulb lit red instead of white .. major explosion in my brain!!!!WTH
      Sounds about right. Check out v-leds. They're getting a whole new lines of LEDs in that look awesome. Most are preorder right now, but will be in soon. I got some cheap leds for now, but will be replacing with some of the new ones from v-leds soon.

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      11-15-2012 06:29 PM #164
      Since this got bumped again...I still have yet to hear from xtralights...I send them an email daily...

    25. 11-15-2012 06:34 PM #165
      Quote Originally Posted by Reallyslowrio View Post
      Since this got bumped again...I still have yet to hear from xtralights...I send them an email daily...
      they didn't respond to me until I escalated it through paypal. I finally got my money back after a couple months.

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      11-16-2012 06:44 AM #166
      I asked vled customer service about which light to choose and they give me this link

      http://www.v-leds.com/page/V3TRITON.html

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      11-16-2012 01:00 PM #167
      Quote Originally Posted by gt4ever View Post
      I asked vled customer service about which light to choose and they give me this link

      http://www.v-leds.com/page/V3TRITON.html
      Those look pretty legit for led's. You dont need to drop that much money on lights though. If you wanna go bright id say go with autolumination eagle eyes. I personally have the same lights as panzer (first picture above). I posted deeper in the thread my pics of them too they are hidxenonlights 1156 led's its a nice glow and cheap with no codes and fast shipping

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      11-16-2012 06:45 PM #168
      I asked vled customer service:

      I am looking for a bulb that does not require any extra wiring, just plug and play and does not give any error codes. Thanks in advance.
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      They replied:

      Unfortunately, you will not find an LED that will not throw codes on a VW vehicle.



      You will have to add load VIA load resistors.



      Thank you,

      Customer Service

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      11-16-2012 06:52 PM #169
      FWIW, No codes with 12W (still going strong in my DRL's) or 14W (too bright for DRL's using as my reverse lights) autoillumination Eagle Eyes.


      Quote Originally Posted by gt4ever View Post
      I asked vled customer service:

      I am looking for a bulb that does not require any extra wiring, just plug and play and does not give any error codes. Thanks in advance.
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      They replied:

      Unfortunately, you will not find an LED that will not throw codes on a VW vehicle.



      You will have to add load VIA load resistors.



      Thank you,

      Customer Service

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      11-16-2012 07:05 PM #170
      Quote Originally Posted by Fignewton View Post
      FWIW, No codes with 12W (still going strong in my DRL's) or 14W (too bright for DRL's using as my reverse lights) autoillumination Eagle Eyes.


      what FWIW means & the autoillumination eagle eyes, is it a bulb alone or does it come with wiring?

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      11-16-2012 07:09 PM #171
      For What It's Worth.

      Just a bulb.

      FWIW, I have a GLI.

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      11-16-2012 07:51 PM #172
      Quote Originally Posted by gt4ever View Post
      I asked vled customer service:

      I am looking for a bulb that does not require any extra wiring, just plug and play and does not give any error codes. Thanks in advance.
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      They replied:

      Unfortunately, you will not find an LED that will not throw codes on a VW vehicle.



      You will have to add load VIA load resistors.



      Thank you,

      Customer Service

      that is not true I have had multiple just bulbs that haven't thrown codes but I drive an SE which isnt as sensitive as a GLI.
      but hey if you wanna spend the extra money and try the vleds out get them and let us know

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      11-16-2012 09:21 PM #173
      will look into the auto illumination.
      Its a pain in choosing a bulb and it may /may not work.( such as the xtralights headache)
      I have a uk jetta 1.4 tsi.

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      11-16-2012 09:34 PM #174
      would like a 5 k led light brightness like the audi a4 drl

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      11-27-2012 05:02 PM #175
      I sent a note to CS at xtralights and they replaced my bulb within 2 days. Installed Sunday. Love it. GLI looks awesome with those LED DRLs.

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