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Postby triton_guru on Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:07 pm

Have been trying to search for leg lights that would be a direct fit to my standard ml front bumper replacing the halogens has anyone any idea what ones i need? I know a few people have them but i cant seem to remember who exactly lol
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Re: led fog light replacements

Postby Gordy on Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:10 am

Are you looking for LED Fog Lights or LED Day Running Lights? Buy from a reputable manufacturer/supplier as the cheaper lights from On Line Ebay type sites have the tendency to drop some of the LEDs rather prematurely.
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Re: led fog light replacements

Postby Cowboy Dave on Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:52 am

Or do you mean led globes for the existing housing? If the last then the bulb type should in the owners manual.
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Re: led fog light replacements

Postby triton_guru on Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:17 am

Its a h11 globe but i was referring to replacing the whole assembly effectively i will be putting a led spotlight in instead
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Re: led fog light replacements

Postby cjsxrt on Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:27 pm

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I bought these from jaycar they fit in the standard hole I put them in because my ute didn't have them
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Re: led fog light replacements

Postby triton_guru on Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:19 pm

That's what in talking about :D what are they like? And how did u mount them
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Re: led fog light replacements

Postby cjsxrt on Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:31 pm

Click to view larger picture I don't mind them makes it look a lot better.
Pic 1 is the bar pic 2 are the fog lights pic 3 is both. They come with the bracket and you bolt it to the body that's just behind it they just fit there Click to view larger picture this is the box from jaycar
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Re: led fog light replacements

Postby triton_guru on Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:44 pm

Yh im just eyeing off there 6500lumen ones :D cheers for that mate exactly what i was after
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Re: led fog light replacements

Postby cjsxrt on Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:49 pm

No worries always helps to see what other people have done
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Re: led fog light replacements

Postby stinger on Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:47 pm

Hey cjsxrt I was thinking of doing the same light set up but wasn't sure where to put antenna ,I like your idea mind showing a close up pic of how its mounted thanks
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Re: led fog light replacements

Postby triton_guru on Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:47 pm

Did u go one spot one flood or just both spot?
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Re: led fog light replacements

Postby cjsxrt on Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:29 am

Both spot lights I went. Stinger I'll get a pic when it's lighter you can buy the bracket from super cheap
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led fog light replacements

Postby cjsxrt on Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:55 am

Click to view larger pictureClick to view larger picture here it is stinger
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ML GLX-R Replace factory fog lamps

Postby timbo-73 on Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:25 pm

Hi,
Some advice please. I have managed to crack the glass on one of my factory fog lamps and rather than replace them like for like I was wondering what options others have taken? I was looking at some LED DRLs to go into the location like these.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2PCS-4LED-DA ... 35c5ec2139

Has anyone already done this?

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Re: ML GLX-R Replace factory fog lamps

Postby Cowboy Dave on Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:31 pm

Yeah there was a bloke who used some from jaycar I think it was. Maybe search jaycar and skim through the results to see if you can pick it up?
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Re: led fog light replacements

Postby Cowboy Dave on Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:44 pm

Ah good man. Geez iPads are limiting at times.
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Re: led fog light replacements

Postby timbo-73 on Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:45 pm

Cheers Tex thanks for the help...
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Re: led fog light replacements

Postby emjayar on Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:27 am

I'm looking at replacing my fog lights that were removed when I had the XROX bar put on with these bad boys...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/201125613425 ... 1423.l2649

I mainly picked these for aesthetics... I reckon they'll look mean in the wings of the xrox bar.
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Re: led fog light replacements

Postby NowForThe5th on Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:42 am

One thing to remember is that very few, if any, of these lights meet any kind of standard, whether that be for DRLs or fog lights. They are usually too bright to use as DRLs and the beam pattern is almost totally uncontrolled, making them useless as fog lights. In either case the glare makes them a hazard to other drivers unless used solely in conjunction with high beam.

Of course, as driving lights they don't have to meet any standard but the usual situation is that they provide excessive foreground lighting, making your high beams or driving lights less effective because you're blinded by the foreground. The driveway photos earlier in this thread actually clearly demonstrate this - the distance vision is way better without the extra lights.
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Re: led fog light replacements

Postby cjsxrt on Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:45 am

Yeah 5th I only use mine for night driving with my led bar mine never had fog lights and they look better with lights in the holes instead of the blanks
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Re: led fog light replacements

Postby emjayar on Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:39 am

NowForThe5th wrote:One thing to remember is that very few, if any, of these lights meet any kind of standard, whether that be for DRLs or fog lights. They are usually too bright to use as DRLs and the beam pattern is almost totally uncontrolled, making them useless as fog lights. In either case the glare makes them a hazard to other drivers unless used solely in conjunction with high beam.

Of course, as driving lights they don't have to meet any standard but the usual situation is that they provide excessive foreground lighting, making your high beams or driving lights less effective because you're blinded by the foreground. The driveway photos earlier in this thread actually clearly demonstrate this - the distance vision is way better without the extra lights.


I agree with all of that entirely, I wouldn't be using them on populated roads if at all. I am also looking for some kind of lighting to deal with hairpin turns in the dark. After the night rundown to McIntyres hut, I was pretty shaken about having to pull full lock and hope for the best. I may need to invest in work lights, perpendicular to driving direction.
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Re: led fog light replacements

Postby dunney on Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:05 am

has anyone managed to find any flush mount ones? I would like to mount some in the rear round spots on my rear bar instead of the led 'work lights' many use
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Re: led fog light replacements

Postby Cowboy Dave on Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:53 pm

I found some nice rectangular flush mounts this morning but haven't seen any in round. I think you might be stuck with getting something as close to correct for the size and then fabricating the rest yourself. BriteLed used to have some round ones which were basically a sealed plastic insert full of small LEDs and then they stuck that in a rubber housing. So in theory you could remove the plastic from the rubber and mount that - I planned to do something like that but wasn't happy with the idea and gave up.
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Re: led fog light replacements

Postby dunney on Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:02 pm

Cowboy Dave wrote:I found some nice rectangular flush mounts this morning but haven't seen any in round. I think you might be stuck with getting something as close to correct for the size and then fabricating the rest yourself. BriteLed used to have some round ones which were basically a sealed plastic insert full of small LEDs and then they stuck that in a rubber housing. So in theory you could remove the plastic from the rubber and mount that - I planned to do something like that but wasn't happy with the idea and gave up.

yeah I did the same, searched with nothing much except those square ones also.
I bought these, haven't fitten them yet, powered them up, they are really bright but would prefer full size.
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Re: led fog light replacements

Postby Cowboy Dave on Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:05 pm

I went with some LED globe replacements which have been surprisingly good. One issue with going the full size option is that you will have to turn them off if you're using them when there are other vehicles behind you. I've been looking at some small square cree worklamp type lights with a view to mounting them discretely on the ARB rear bar but it has become low priority compared to other modifications on the to do list.
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