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: 265 lumens. Slightly lower brightness than factory.
XP80: 510 lumens. Similar brightness to factory.
XML2: 1410 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.
Simple plug and play with great design! Review by Thane
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I was a bit worried to try these since I know newer cars are finicky with LEDs.. But these lit up without any issues! I haven't had a chance to test them out at night for output, but they look great as my DRLs! And they're certainly brighter and more noticeable than the OEM high beam DRLs. My only gripe is that I wish they were packaged a little better. When I pulled the lights out of he shipping box, they were bouncing around freely in their case. Luckily the bulbs still worked when I plugged them in but it would have been a pain to swap out the bulbs to find that my brand new bulbs were already dead! I had no issues though so my rating still remains A+ with two thumbs up. I thought they were a little expensive for what they were, but once they're in your hands and on your car, you can see that you've paid for *quality*. Plus you get a 3 year warranty!? Yes please! Thanks Diode Dynamics! (Posted on 8/26/16)
Good product Review by Freddy
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I got the hp48 fog bulbs for my 2011 Crz in cool white. My fog lens is yellow and there is a hint of blue in this so it made it a bit green but they still look yellow. They are pretty good and I bought them for the sole purpose of keeping the heat from cracking the fog lens. (Posted on 5/11/16)
WOW! Review by Ron243
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I just happened to come across these bulbs through CRZ Forums.
I decided to take a chance and order a pair for my 2014 since one of my fog lamps went out. The brightness and output are amazing! Easy install, unscrew a couple of screws in the wheel well, pull down, reach in, unplug the old bulb and plug in the new ones. Since I was so impressed with these bulbs I went ahead and ordered the 6000K HID replacement bulbs as well. Again I was impressed with the ease of installation, the color as well as the viewing distance. They ALMOST match the fog lamps. (Posted on 5/6/16)
This product is a direct replacement. Install as follows:
Remove your factory bulb
- 1. Unplug factory connector.
- 2. Twist bulb counterclockwise and remove from socket.
Install your new LED bulb
- 1. Plug LED bulb into factory connector.
- 2. Insert bulb into socket, and twist clockwise to lock in place. That's it!
- -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
- - Just $5 per order with our Diode Delivers program
- - Same-day shipping for all orders placed by 12:00 PM CST (or until 4 PM with rush processing)
- - USPS, for delivery in 2-4 days (on average)
- - Express services are available, see exact pricing at checkout
- - Fully Insured
- - 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!