9005 XML2 LED (pair)

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  • Natural White (4000K)
  • Pure White (5000K)
  • Cool White (6000K)
  • Yellow
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9005 XML2 LED (pair)

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Fog Light LED bulbs are an excellent way to improve the appearance of your vehicle. From the factory, most vehicles come with halogen bulbs, which project in a yellowish light. By replacing them with LEDs, you can create a modern appearance with the cool white light of LEDs.

The installation is 100% plug-and-play, just replace your factory bulb!

Please note: Fog Light LEDs are primarily for cosmetic upgrade. Some models may not provide an increase in output.


HP48: This bulb is designed with 48 Epistar 3014 LED chips. Thanks to the cap on the top, the light from this High Power Bulb is shined backwards and away from the bulb, not straight out. This means the output is excellent, because it uses the vehicle's housing completely, which then shines the light much more uniformly.

XP80: Each of the four sides of this bulb contains three 5W-rated chips, and the top is fitted with four more, under a projector lens. This is the brightest self-contained automotive LED bulb on the market, and is housed in an aluminum casing with a textured finish for maximum heatsinking properties.

XML2: Two opposing genuine CREE XM-L2 chips, driven at high power by self-contained regulator unit, in an attractive cast-aluminum housing. Fully waterproof, non-polar, modular design. 

Fitment. SMD, HP, and XP bulbs use an inject-molded terminal, with a full-size base connector, designed for exact replacement of your factory bulb. The XML2 bulb fits in the same way, but also requires an additional 2" of clearance behind the bulb socket- see pictures.

Included in your order is TWO BULBS.


These LEDs illuminate in a crisp, bright, cool white hue. The XML2 is also available in natural white, pure white, and yellow.


Diode Dynamics offers several brightness options so you can choose what fits you best. These options are listed by the design and the lumen output of each bulb, compared to the factory bulb.

HP48: 280 lumens. Slightly lower brightness than factory.
XP80: 510 lumens. Similar brightness to factory.
XML2: 1420 lumens. Much brighter than factory. These are bright!

Lumens: BUYER BEWARE! Most sellers just provide "calculated" lumen numbers, based on the maximum potential brightness of the LED chips on the bulb. For example, if a bulb has five 10-lumen chips, they will rate it at 50 lumens. However, this is not accurate, as the design of an LED bulb does not get rid of heat fast enough to run the LEDs at maximum. 

These "calculated" lumen ratings are much, much higher than the true, measured light output, so it will look like competitors' bulbs are brighter than ours. This is because Diode Dynamics does not provide inflated "calculated" numbers; we believe it is misleading. We test the actual brightness of the bulbs in our lab, to provide real lumen output measurements. Our measurements are accurate, but they are usually much lower than the misleading "calculated" figures. Please click here to learn more about LED brightness measurement.



LED Components. Diode Dynamics uses only the highest quality LED chips in the production of its bulbs. This means we use only brand-name suppliers such as CREE, Epistar, Cree, Osram, and Samsung.

While Diode Dynamics bulbs may look the same as others on the market, most copycat bulbs use economy-grade LED chips in order to reduce costs. This greatly reduces the reliability and overall brightness of the bulb when you compare it to Diode Dynamics.

Construction. Although LED technology allows for extremely long bulb life, the market is flooded with cheap LED bulbs that fail prematurely due to inferior construction. The worst enemy of LEDs is excessive heat, and when bulbs are not designed properly, they do not disperse heat as well, leading to premature failure.

Off-brand, cheap bulbs exhibit poor solder uniformity, high levels of flux in the solder, uneven chip placement, low-gauge terminal wires, poor assembly, and bulbs held together with inferior adhesives. At best, solder joints will crack and fail on low-quality LEDs after a few weeks of use. In the worst case, these bulbs can damage housings as the extra flux and adhesive evaporates and creates a residue on the lens of the housing.

Diode Dynamics bulbs are produced with modern, computerized equipment, and only the best materials, to ensure complete uniformity, high quality, and long bulb life.

All Diode Dynamics products come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a 3-year limited replacement warranty. For more information, please view the Warranty Information page.

Bulb Size 9005, also known as HB3
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  1. Bright and great product Review by Jay

    Plug and play on a 2017 Colorado 9005 HiBeam. Had to remove the back covers on the light housing because of the bulb fan but works perfect. (Posted on 5/20/17)

  2. WOW!!!! Review by Stefan

    Yes, that was what I said when I tried them the first time. These things are BRIGHT. I mean B R I G H T!
    I installed them in my 2015 Civic Si (9005's) as high beams and DRL's. Even during the day as DRL's they are about 4X as bright as the stock halogens. But at night - look out! I also don't get a bulb out warning etc... and they were a breeze to install. Took me about 5 minutes total. A little pricey but worth it due to the quality.
    (Posted on 3/3/17)

  3. Amazing quality! Review by George S.

    First off I would like to say that I strongly dislike the look of halogen bulbs on my vehicles. I did research for a few weeks and decided to give these XML2 bulbs a shot. These bulbs are VERY bright compared to halogen and in my opinion are as bright as HID lights (and are rated to last almost twice as long as HIDs). I was afraid that these bulbs (being primarily for DRLs) weren't going to be as bright when I needed them for my brights but they light up the road like no other. A friend of mine recommended Diode Dynamics and the quality of the bulbs has exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend this company to anyone wanting to increase visibility and improve the looks of their vehicles. Not to mention, most other companies have 1-2 year warranties for their products and Diode Dynamics has a 3 year warranty which was one of my main selling points. (Posted on 9/17/16)

  4. Bright!! Review by singlespeed

    These lights are bright! That is the whole idea, isn't it?

    On my car these are the high beams and also the DRLs. I have tried two other LEDs in this position with less than satisfactory results. These work nicely, but Steve and Justin at customer service both had to help me to get them to work.

    The problem with some cars is that they use a reduced voltage (in my case 3.8vdc) for the DRLs and full voltage for the high beams. The lower voltage doesn't work for LEDs. I was able to raise the DRL voltage to 10.2vdc and they seem to be flicker-free now.

    The DRLs are close to full high beam bright, so everyone can see you coming down the street in full sun here in Miami. That's the idea - to be seen!

    Oh, and on high beam they really throw some light. The other LEDs I had didn't contribute anything to seeing down the road. (Posted on 7/16/16)

  5. Crazy Bright and nice Colour Review by Battleboy13

    I bought these to replace my factory high beams on my 2015 Colorado and i have to say i'm really impressed with the light output and the brightness. I live in the country so they work really good in the pitch black night. They were a tight fit as the bulb housing is a lot bigger than the factory bulb but i was able to get it to fit even with the dust cover GM puts on the backs of the headlights in the Colorado. (Posted on 7/10/16)

  6. Snug fit but bright! Review by Zachary M.

    I am satisfied overall from this purchase. I got the 5000k XML2 and thought the factory low-beam lights would match better with those but looking at it installed I'm thinking the 6000k might have been a better match rather than the "pure white". Overall, they still look great and you can't tell the temperature difference from afar anyway. (Posted on 6/17/16)

  7. awesome Review by mudder700

    these lights are absolutely the best of the best,when I installed them,I was relunctant to try them as I did not want to be dissapointed,well I will say,I was very pleased with them,they are super bright,and shine fantastic,the projection is second to none,I am lighting up street signs over a half mile away, (Posted on 2/21/16)

  8. Nice! Review by Oscar Rivera

    I ordered these bulbs for my Subaru XV Crosstrek and I am very glad I did. They are awesome as DRLs. As High beam they are a little less effective but they accomplish their task. Expensive? Maybe, but the results are excellent. (Posted on 10/28/15)

  9. GOLDEN SUBY Review by Norman

    I received my XLM2 yellow as promised, and they're awsome. I'm using them as DRL they are the sharpest looking day running lights on the road. Without a doubt your company is a 5 star company, and you sell 5 star products. Keep up the good work.

    Thanks (Posted on 10/10/15)

  10. Super Bright! Review by Varun.B

    I purchased these XML2 LEDs (6000K) to replaced my 9005 halogen High beam on my Civic Si. They look great as DRL and I was surprised how bright they are as a high beam at night time. I bought these with the intent of matching my DRLs with my dual color switchback turn signals - that I also bought for Diode Dynamics. They match up perfectly! (Posted on 1/20/15)

This product is a direct replacement. Install as follows:

Remove your factory bulb

  1. 1. Unplug factory connector.
  2. 2. Twist bulb counterclockwise and remove from socket.


Install your new LED bulb

  1. 1. Plug LED bulb into factory connector. 
  2. 2. Insert bulb into socket, and twist clockwise to lock in place. That's it!

Worry-free warranty

  • -Full 3-year warranty on all products
  • -No waiting: we usually send new items out with a return label (US customers only)


You will get quick help from our trained staff for any issues.

All Stage Series products carry a limited 8-year warranty.

For further details, please see our full article.

Domestic (US) Customers

  • - Same-day shipping for all orders placed by 12:00 PM CST (or until 4 PM with rush processing)
  • - USPS, for delivery in 3-5 days (on average)
  • - Express services are available, see exact pricing at checkout
  • - Fully Insured


International Customers

  • - We ship to all countries via standard mail
  • - Usually around $10 for LEDs, or $25 for HIDs.
  • - Choose your service on checkout to see exact prices:
  • - USPS 1st Class: 2-5 weeks
  • - USPS Priority: 1-2 weeks
  • - Express EMS: 1 week
  • - Please email us if you are unsure about shipping to your country.

You will receive updates from our site when your order is shipped, along with a unique shipment number to ensure that your order is correctly accounted for. This allows you to easily reply to us if you have any concerns.

Whether your order is big or small, it is tested through many run cycles, and each bulb is tested before shipment. Every single bulb. Every time. And if anything does go wrong, you can rely on our industry-leading warranty for worry-free replacement.

If you're not happy with your items, we want to make it right. So we have some pretty awesome return policies:


30 day return policy. All customers have 30 days from the date of original order shipment to return items.

Full refund, no fees. At Diode Dynamics, we offer free returns. That means no restocking fees, no administrative fees, and no hassle!

 Free return label. If your original order was over $50, you get a free return label for your items (US customers only). If your order was less than $50 or international, you can send the items back through your preferred method.


Within 30 days: If your original order was over $50, you can get new items shipped to you with a return label (US customers only). If your order was less than $50 or international, we can send you the new items first, but you are responsible for returning the old items.

Within 90 days: Any item can be returned for exchange or store credit within 90 days. The buyer is responsible for the cost of the return shipping, and must first return the old items. We'll still cover the postage for the new items.


Please note: due to the nature of custom acrylic pieces, we cannot offer any refund or exchange for returned custom acrylic items.


To make a return or exchange, please request an RMA, or give us a call. When we get it back, you will be notified and credited appropriately.

Again, all returns must be approved, with an RMA. This is so that we can process your return as quickly as possible when we get it. If you would like to return an item, please Request an RMA. Please include as much information as possible about the reason for return.

Alternatively, you can also send us a message, or give us a call!