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Old 10-10-2019, 09:51 AM
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fog light bulbs

I recently replaced my fog light bulbs to LED, looks good, but where I live there are not many street lights and that was the purpose of me changing out the bulbs but I do not see much of a difference at night, with respect to the website I usually obtain my LED bulbs from, this time I was very disappointed, any recommendations on what bulbs I should order? Thanks in advance
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Most LED replacements for conventional bulbs produce light that appears "whiter" BUT because the LED elements typically aren't positioned to take full advantage of the lamp's "reflector" the light pattern, distribution, or 'reach' may seem less than the original conventional bulb. I recommend you consider using a replacement made by a reputable bulb manufacturer (Osram/Philips/etc) and choose the brighter - whiter type that exactly matches your OEB bulb.
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Fog lights aren't made for night visibility?
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Fog lights aren't made for night visibility?
Front fog lamps provide a wide, bar-shaped beam of light with a sharp cutoff at the top, and are generally aimed and mounted low. They may produce white or selective yellow light, and were designed for use at low speed to increase the illumination directed towards the road surface and verges in conditions of poor visibility due to rain, fog, dust or snow.

They are sometimes used in place of dipped-beam headlamps, reducing the glare-back from fog or falling snow, although the legality varies by jurisdiction of using front fog lamps without low beam headlamps.

https://www.sae.org/standards/content/j583_200509/
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What model LED bulbs did you buy and what company?
Do you have Xenon or Halogen main beams?
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Old 10-11-2019, 12:49 PM
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Thanks for the feed back, Pungo, I purchased the bulbs from superbrightleds.com (no shade thrown at them, i've used them for years) the bulbs are the H11 Can Bus LED Fog Light/Daytime Running Light Bulb - 28 SMD LED Tower - Cool White (H11-CW30-CBT
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Thanks for the feed back, Pungo, I purchased the bulbs from superbrightleds.com (no shade thrown at them, i've used them for years) the bulbs are the H11 Can Bus LED Fog Light/Daytime Running Light Bulb - 28 SMD LED Tower - Cool White (H11-CW30-CBT
There's your problem, those bulb are not going to put out much usable light on the road. Maybe as a DRLs, but not for night use. You're not going to get a decent output for $10 anyway. My mini AAA pocket flashlight puts out way more usable light then what you bought.

Even if you get an expensive LED that puts out decent usable light output on the road, you'll probably just blind oncoming traffic with excessive glare.

You never said if your main beams are Xenon or Halogen.
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Old 10-13-2019, 11:18 AM
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My main beams are Xenon, not looking to blind anyone, even though most other cars do that to my wife and I, again, there are no street lights in my area and just looking to get a little more visibility
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Get these. Very bright, no glare to incoming vehicles, great ground lumination, and no issues. Have and compared to other fog/driving led bulbs and very happy with these on my x3 and x1.
https://www.amazon.com/SNGL-Light-Br...=sngl+&sr=8-11
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Old 10-14-2019, 11:27 AM
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Thanks ejw, i'll give these a shot, definitely the most important part is not blinding other drivers but having a great ground illumination, appreciate the helpl
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