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Old 04-16-10, 07:06 PM   #1
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Default Finished with lights - 6000k HID low, LED parking, 6000k HID fogs

Before and after pics. Finally finished with the fogs today.

I just took it for a spin. The HID fogs make a huge difference at night.
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It looks great.

I have a question:

The Garax 6000K is less bright than the OEM Philips at 4300K. But the HID Figs and LED Parking lights are brighter than OEM.

Netting the loss of light from going to 6000K vs the increased output of HID fogs, can you see better or worse at night?
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Old 04-16-10, 10:46 PM   #3
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It looks great.

I have a question:

The Garax 6000K is less bright than the OEM Philips at 4300K. But the HID Figs and LED Parking lights are brighter than OEM.

Netting the loss of light from going to 6000K vs the increased output of HID fogs, can you see better or worse at night?
Good question. I had the Garax 6000k HID low beams installed prior to installing the HID fogs. I could tell a noticeable decrease in the output of usable light in moving from the OEM 4300k low beam bulbs. It wasn't to the point to where I felt unsafe, but it was much less light output than I was used to.

Now that I have had the Fog HID conversion done, the total output of the 6000k low beams and fogs are definitely greater than the original 4300k lows combined with the original fogs.

I honestly don't think the LED parking lights play much into it either way. The LED parking lights are definitely brighter, but they don't light up the road.

If I had to make an estimate for comparison purposes with the stock bulbs as a reference, I'd probably say this:

Original Factory OEM 4300k bulbs - 100% light output
Garax 6000k low beams with OEM fog - 80% light output
Garax 6000k lows and HID fogs - 125%

It makes a big difference (both in looks and light output).
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If I had to make an estimate for comparison purposes with the stock bulbs as a reference, I'd probably say this:

Original Factory OEM 4300k bulbs - 100% light output
Garax 6000k low beams with OEM fog - 80% light output
Garax 6000k lows and HID fogs - 125%
Is this consistent with what others have experienced with Garax and HID Fogs?
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That turned out very nicely ... looks much cleaner than OEM.

Do you think raising the aim of the lights would offset any loss in intensity?
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It's all comin' together......nice job J.
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6000k goes great with your paint, nice job
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I hope these are not stupid questions but i am kinda a newbie.
2006 GS 430

I want to replace high/low/parking and fogs.

Do i purchase the kits that i see on XenonDepot or am i buying just replacement bulbs?

I saw a few DIY threads but can someone recommend one for my 430?

I think the 6000k is best look.

Did you not replace high beams or not neccesary?

Anything esle i should know before i start this project?
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Diy,diy!!!!
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I hope these are not stupid questions but i am kinda a newbie.
2006 GS 430

I want to replace high/low/parking and fogs.

Do i purchase the kits that i see on XenonDepot or am i buying just replacement bulbs?

I saw a few DIY threads but can someone recommend one for my 430?

I think the 6000k is best look.

Did you not replace high beams or not neccesary?

Anything esle i should know before i start this project?
HIDextra.com

did it myself 3 weeks ago and im lovin it like mcdonalds.
got 5000k fogs because its closest match to oem low beams.
you have to purchase the whole hid kit.
discount for CL members, which u are.

here is the thread:

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ligh...id-review.html

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That turned out very nicely ... looks much cleaner than OEM.

Do you think raising the aim of the lights would offset any loss in intensity?
It might help some, but I am really pleased with my setup now that I have the HID fogs so I'm going to leave it alone.
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i noticed a slight loss in output when i changed my lows to the 6k garax, but nothing significant. i had the 6k fogs prior to the switch, which is probably why. i also have 50% tint on my front windshield, and i have no issues with night driving. i think once i raise my beams up (i have lowered the car considerably) i will have no complaints for output at all. i do a lot of night driving, especially in the winter, due to my schedule. lighting is the first mod i do to any vehicle due to this.


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Newbie to the forum, just bought my AWD 350, hello everyone.

Did most of you have to get a kit for both the fog light AND the high beam? Keeping all the lights the same color/brightness?
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Newbie to the forum, just bought my AWD 350, hello everyone.

Did most of you have to get a kit for both the fog light AND the high beam? Keeping all the lights the same color/brightness?
Welcome and congrats on the 350.

I didn't mess with the high beams. I just had the dealer turn off my Daytime Running Lights. As little as I use the high beams, I didn't care to mess with it.

I just did the kit from HIDExtra for the fog lights. You need a 9006 HID conversion kit with whatever light color (3000k, 6000k, 8000k, etc) you decide to go with. Here is the thread from the Marketplace forum with the CL discount. Good luck.

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/club...m-members.html
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first hello to my new lexus brethern ok so on the low beams u just chnage the bulbs or get a whole new hid kit
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