H8 XML2 LED (pair)

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  • Natural White (4000K)
  • Pure White (5000K)
  • Cool White (6000K)
  • Yellow
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H8 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 H8 terminal, with a full-size base connector, designed for exact replacement of your factory H8 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.

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  1. Great Company! Review by Tim

    Extremely pleased with both the performance and look of the HID and XLM2 pure white bulbs in my 13’ Genesis sedan. When one of the fog light bulbs went down, I called and found that they were covered under warranty, that they had made design changes to the unit and a new pair was shipped the next day for replacement. So nice to experience professional customer service from firms that stand behind their evolving products. I am a future customer.
    (Posted on 7/31/17)

  2. Amazing Product Review by Neal J

    Installed these to my 14 Audi B8.5 S4 to give it a little difference in the styling. I opted for the yellow to go with a more euro look. I could not be happier. They are crisp and bright. The color looks great in contrast to the factory DRL and HID. Do not hesitate to purchase these. Plus they required zero modification to install plus no warning light on the dash for us Audi customers! (Posted on 6/1/17)

  3. Bright! Review by JollyRoger

    Installed these into my 2017 Honda Civic. One was dead on arrival, but the guys here at Diode Dynamics troubleshot the problem and had a new light shipped out within a day by email...very quick and easy. Once I got the pair in, what a difference in brightness on the road and in the look of the car. The 6000K look very good with the stock led lights on the Touring trim of the Civic.

    Ordering a second set for my 17 CR-V!! (Posted on 5/27/17)

  4. 10/10 Brightness and aesthetics. Review by F. Espinoza IV

    These monsters are BRIGHT! Even brighter than my regular headlights at this point. The extra ballast on the back may make it a little tricky to get into some vehicles, but it only took my a few minutes to remove my front clip and pop them in! 10/10 Would recommend! (Posted on 5/18/17)

  5. So Bright Review by Anth

    I installed these on my 2011 Infiniti G37x Sedan for the fog lights and damn are these things bright, they light up the whole road! (Posted on 4/14/17)

  6. Amazing Review by Garrett

    I got these for my 2016 Civic Touring like another reviewer on here and I must say they are amazing, they add real value to the look of my car and the 6000k white is an almost perfect match to the stock LED headlights. the color is nearly impossible to tell apart with the naked eye and I had to use my camera to even tell it wasn't the same. They seem to use the reflector housing perfectly even to the point that they shine as if they were part of the main headlights while lighting up the side area even better than stock lights did. FYI there is a fan in them and you can hear it when the engine is off while the lights are still on. I did have issues with how they fit as they are a bit loose but by using the o-rings from the stock lights and adding them to the new LED ones they fit snug (Posted on 6/2/16)

  7. Incredible Product Review by Sunshine Waters

    Having read many reviews on LED replacement headlights, I decided to purchase the H8 XML2 bulbs for my 2016 Honda Civic Touring. I really disliked the factory installed yellow fog lamps and searched for LEDs to match the LED headlights. I visited automotive stores, talked to Honda service reps, and read various websites. I knew in advance that the price for these Diode Dynamics bulbs were expensive compared to others. When I told my husband (who is in research and development in automotive engineering) I had purchased these, he was floored by the price, and he considered having me return them. But he's a sweetie and he was happy because I was so excited after he installed them on the car, that he let me keep them. These fog lights are simply beautiful!! The look of this bulb matches the LED headlights on the 2016 Civic Touring almost perfectly. The color seems the same. I would say the H8 XML2 bulbs are just a tiny tad stronger than the factory installed LED headlights. But they look like they actually belong on the car (as opposed to Honda's standard OEM fog light). As far as installation, my husband says it was simple. It took him no longer than about 10 minutes. He said he didn't know if it was possible to plug the bulbs in where the positive and negative wires would be reversed. So, before he plugged them in, he checked to see which OEM wire was positive and which wire was negative before he plugged them in. And, he says, the installation was seamless. I've had the bulbs installed now for approximately a month, and I love them! We've had no problems with them, either. So, although the cost seems excessive, I would buy them again. Only time will tell if they will prove to be a good value. One would have to compare the life of the product with similar bulbs from other vendors to be sure. Thanks Diode Dynamics! I love the look of my Civic's fog lights!! (Posted on 4/25/16)

  8. These are the best! You get what you pay for Review by firemist32

    I bought a new 2016 Civic Touring with factory LED headlights and yellow halogen fog lights and did not care for the look. I picked up a set of these H8 XML2 made by Cree and love the look on my car. BTW the 6000K version match almost perfect! (Posted on 2/21/16)

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!