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post #1 of 8 Old 04-27-2013, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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Xenons for fogs

Has any had any issues with it? At my shop right now getting work done and they said it will melt my housing if ill install them ? 2013 jeep grand overland


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post #2 of 8 Old 04-27-2013, 09:43 AM
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Yes from what I know it will melt housings. I haven't had it done on my GC but thats what I was told by someone who experienced it.

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Thanks for the info. So they are installing 50 a bulb LEDs

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There were a couple here that replaced the entire fog housing, a fairly easy job. Dunno the details off hand.

If you are looking for function, there is nothing that outperforms the OEM bulbs that won't also melt the housing. If you are looking for style, there are several options. H16 bulbs need trimmed to fit but several outfits sell plug and play, highperformancebulbs for one. I've been using theirs for a year now.

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I was going to install 3000k every car truck jeep I owned all had them either as fogs or actual lights

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You need 5000 or 6000K to match the WK2 Xenon headlights. I have 30W 6000K and they match up OK. The OEM fogs have a lens built in which helps shape the beam to be as effective as the can (which is not very). Replacement LEDs typically don't have the lens or, if they do, they don't seem to be as effective throwing light where you need it.

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You need 5000 or 6000K to match the WK2 Xenon headlights. I have 30W 6000K and they match up OK. The OEM fogs have a lens built in which helps shape the beam to be as effective as the can (which is not very). Replacement LEDs typically don't have the lens or, if they do, they don't seem to be as effective throwing light where you need it.
I don't want stock color in my fogs but I was told here and at my shop that hids will melt the fog light housing

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post #8 of 8 Old 04-27-2013, 09:27 PM
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What did you mean by 3000K? I assumed color temp and color temp has nothing to do with how hot the bulbs actually get. 3000K is more a yellow white color, 6000K is more blue white.

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