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Kind of love the ambers - upgrades available?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by MistrRoboto, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. Sep 21, 2017 at 7:40 AM
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    MistrRoboto

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    Not sure what it is, but with this LED DRL light craze - I've come to really love and appreciate the amber DRLs in the factory headlights. Now that everything else has LED stips, halos, etc, the amber really stands out in a good way.

    There a neat upgrade for them, brighter bulb maybe?

    No love for the amber anymore...?

    -Jim
     
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  2. Sep 21, 2017 at 7:43 AM
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    I have amber and LED both as my DRL. Upgraded the amber bulb which looks lot better than factory.
     
  3. Sep 21, 2017 at 7:44 AM
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    What bulb you use?
     
  4. Sep 21, 2017 at 7:44 AM
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    T-Rex266

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    VLED makes white ones. With that being said, be aware of your state laws. Some require amber followed by red.

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  5. Sep 21, 2017 at 7:45 AM
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    MistrRoboto

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    But then..... thats less amber!
     
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    There is whole bunch of amber bulbs on Amazon and eBay that you can purchase. JDM and Sirius has some nice products.
    Mine is a switchback from JDM.
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  7. Sep 21, 2017 at 7:52 AM
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    VLEDs are super spendy though - the new V6 is $180 with all the frills to make it work... Are they really that good?
     
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    I love the OEM amber DRL's.... I thought I was the only one haha...
     
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  9. Sep 21, 2017 at 7:59 AM
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    Lol no, I get super pumped up for them. Always have, but its increasing as more and more people move away to the led strips.

    In my FJ I did the little mod to the side view mirrors to make the lights in them amber.

    I got the chills yesterday when a newish MGM Tundra w/ a progrill and bright ambers drove by yesterday.
     
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  10. Sep 21, 2017 at 8:04 AM
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    Looks good! Any chance you have a model number for a bulb of theirs that fits the gen 3 factory headlight? Doing some digging and lighting is pretty overwhelming.
     
  11. Sep 21, 2017 at 8:42 AM
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    Haha I hear you.

    When I did my retrofit I almost did the LED DRL strip, but my love for the amber shined brighter.
     
  12. Sep 21, 2017 at 8:51 AM
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    I'm using your retrofit how to at the moment and I too didn't want the DRL Strip. Given that they probably now come on a Honda Civic, they lost their appeal to me.
     
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    X2 - VLEDS are pricey but you really do get what you pay for in the LED dept. I have their V3 triton switchbacks and wouldn't buy anything else.
     
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    I like oem direct fit... I'm not about switch backs or anything like that I'm old fashion lol
     
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    Let me know how the retro comes out. Good luck! Post some pics to the DIY thread and anything I missed, etc. if you can.

    Hopefully the DIY helps ya.
     
  19. Sep 22, 2017 at 11:01 AM
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    yup - to date, no need to take pictures as i've followed your steps the whole way - a great how-to guide - thank you!. Luckily I bought a spare set of lights so that I can take my sweet time - so far, biggest problem has been choosing what color to paint!
     
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    Like these?
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