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    Replacing fog light bulbs - opinion..

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    Would love to match the headlights to the fogs.. any idea of the bulb that would most likely achieve this?

    Ive seen bulbs that are "super white for like $15 as well as $250 from ecs..

    This is what I'm shooting for:

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    It think it depends on if you have Xenon HIDs, but I'm also curious about this. I don't know if the HIDs are color matched to the standard bulbs. I purchased some fog bulbs that I thought were going to match my HID, but they are way yellow in comparison, I think I should have done more research before I impulse bought them on sale.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings Liquid Smoke's Avatar
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    try some LED bulbs for the fogs. not the cheap ones but get something like this, this is the one i got - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01J6YGGZ8/

    6000K LED, they match the HID/DRLs very well and it has that similar look. also uses very low power, doesnt get the fog housing hot, etc. and is cheaper and simpler than retrofitting HIDs into the fog housings. they are pretty bright too and i'm very happy with them. direct swap with the bulbs, no error codes.
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    Installed a set of Phillips Xtremevision LEDís. Happy with the results, these match perfectly.

    Philips X-tremeVision LED Fog Light, Fits Fog H8, H11, H16, 2 Pack https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00U2NHLTI/..._GsRwAb460WWF5



    Good luck!


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    Established Member Two Rings Dr. Awesome's Avatar
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    That looks great, I have a non-facelift so I'll have to see how my LEDs match something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLKDA4 View Post
    Installed a set of Phillips Xtremevision LEDís. Happy with the results, these match perfectly.

    Philips X-tremeVision LED Fog Light, Fits Fog H8, H11, H16, 2 Pack https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00U2NHLTI/..._GsRwAb460WWF5



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    This is the way to go. A reputable brand.

    Looks awesome!!!

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    Look at this on eBay
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F382117964377

    I have always been happy with Osrams CBI cool blue intense xenon bulbs and their matching fogs the xenon bulbs are expensive but their fogs are pretty cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLKDA4 View Post
    Installed a set of Phillips Xtremevision LEDís. Happy with the results, these match perfectly.

    Philips X-tremeVision LED Fog Light, Fits Fog H8, H11, H16, 2 Pack https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00U2NHLTI/..._GsRwAb460WWF5



    Good luck!


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    I've got these on the way to try and achieve the same effect on my Allroad:

    https://www.powerbulbs.com/us/produc...mps-h8-h11-h16

    Osram LED fog light bulbs in 6000k. I'll post up when they arrive in the next few days.
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    Color matching the OEM DRLs is futile. Lol. I've yet to see anything match.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid Smoke View Post
    try some LED bulbs for the fogs. not the cheap ones but get something like this, this is the one i got - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01J6YGGZ8/

    6000K LED, they match the HID/DRLs very well and it has that similar look. also uses very low power, doesnt get the fog housing hot, etc. and is cheaper and simpler than retrofitting HIDs into the fog housings. they are pretty bright too and i'm very happy with them. direct swap with the bulbs, no error codes.
    Thanks! I might try these soon. How long have you had them in without any issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A4Qwattro View Post
    Color matching the OEM DRLs is futile. Lol. I've yet to see anything match.


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    That's why i opted for yellow. Why fight it haha
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    fanless LED on ebay - 30 bucks.
    ive had mine on as DRL for 3 years no issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerBrent View Post
    Thanks! I might try these soon. How long have you had them in without any issues?
    yup they're great for the value. i've had them maybe 6 months or so now, no issues. and they offer a 2 yr warranty on them anyway. but i'm happy with them, good brightness, and the light itself looks good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid Smoke View Post
    yup they're great for the value. i've had them maybe 6 months or so now, no issues. and they offer a 2 yr warranty on them anyway. but i'm happy with them, good brightness, and the light itself looks good.
    Awesome. Thanks!

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    Has anyone tried these out?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2009-2012-A...hZNOKA&vxp=mtr

    I thought they looked strange but then after looking into them the bars of an s-line fog grill align with the cutoffs.
    If anyone has installed these please let us know what your thoughts are!

    These lights in this video are awesome and would like to know if this was a set purchased or if they modified the Skota LED fogs. Check it out!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0-YzaKBtJ8
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    Veteran Member Four Rings Liquid Smoke's Avatar
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    ^^ those ebay ones are interesting. they do look weird at first but probably wont look that bad when installed, just like the facelift horizontal shape. but i think it's more for the cutoff, and it has a built in LED, so the narrower lens is to get a better cutoff it seems. i wouldn't mind having those actually as long as i knew the LEDs were good quality though. looks sealed up so doesnt look like you can swap out the LED, but they look good though, cheap enough i may try them if my housings ever went bad or anything.

    i havent looked recently but i always wanted fog housings with the projector lens on it, i've seen them for some VW's but nothing direct fit on the B8.

    the fogs on that A6 in the video, may just be custom, probably not that complicated to do. or get one of these, paint them black and stick em on the fogs. easy push on before you get in the car LOL.

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    The fogs in the video are blinking like strobe lights....


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    Quote Originally Posted by 0000_S5 View Post
    The fogs in the video are blinking like strobe lights....


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    Only in the first part of the video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid Smoke View Post

    the fogs on that A6 in the video, may just be custom, probably not that complicated to do. or get one of these, paint them black and stick em on the fogs. easy push on before you get in the car LOL.


    ANNNNND you're right haha they are forever ruined and I don't like them now... As for the blinking it is caused by the shutter of the camera. They don't actually blink but with slow motion camera work they appear to strobe. Same is true with the DRLs but we don't perceive it. haha I think I'll just pick up some click lights and be on my way. Hang on guy I have to turn on my fogs, Click click.
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    LOL yea that't the first thing i thought of when i saw those, i was like waaaait those look familiar haha. i think you can honestly run with these, put them behind the fog grilles in place of the housing, don't let anyone see you click click, what else could go wrong. someone needs to do this lol.

    i've only liked that look on the Porsche lights, but they look better on the bigger headlight housings, when small in the fog they look like those clicker lights to me. and yea the blinking in the video is just from the camera, happens to a lot of LED lights on video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0000_S5 View Post
    The fogs in the video are blinking like strobe lights....


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    LED lights can sometimes strobe on camera when the LED driver and the capture frame rate of the camera go out of sync. I won't get into the details but it's normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLKDA4 View Post
    Installed a set of Phillips Xtremevision LEDís. Happy with the results, these match perfectly.

    Philips X-tremeVision LED Fog Light, Fits Fog H8, H11, H16, 2 Pack https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00U2NHLTI/..._GsRwAb460WWF5



    Good luck!


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    Really like those bulbs.. definitely my next set after my yellow piaa halogens go out..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0000_S5 View Post
    The fogs in the video are blinking like strobe lights....


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    Thanks for the primer on video frame rate and LEDs... That didnít cross my mind. Makes sense.


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