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Old 11-06-07, 07:40 AM   #1
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Default Anybody change their DRL bulbs?

I just recieved my MTEC order of a pair of H11,9005 and 9006 Super Whites.
Would like to get away from the yellow DRL to a whiter light also.
What's available?
Also,are the DRL's on when the headlights are on?I never noticed.
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Old 11-06-07, 07:51 AM   #2
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On the DRLs, I don't think you can get a whiter light unless you swap to LEDs. And when headlights turn on, DRLs off and parking light comes on.

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On the DRLs, I don't think you can get a whiter light unless you swap to LEDs. And when headlights turn on, DRLs off and parking light comes on.

Thanks,AzNLeX250.
I guess I'll just stay with the stock bulbs for now.I'm glad the DRL's are off with the lights on.No yellow with the white.
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I thought the DRLs were the parking lights at 20% output?
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Here is the default DRL thread:

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-2nd-gen-2006-2013/289260-yellow-drl-s-nah.html
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Thanks,Llama.
I was hoping there was just a simple whiter bulb replacement.I guess not.
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Pardon my confusion but if like I've read here drl's are just highbeams run at a lower voltage,will changing my highbeams stock bulb to a 9005 4350K make the drl white?
Will I lose my highbeams?
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I thought the DRLs were the parking lights at 20% output?

Negative ... DRL = Day Time Running Lights..

Parking Lights = are the push in 194 Bulbs

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Old 11-06-07, 12:11 PM   #9
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Pardon my confusion but if like I've read here drl's are just highbeams run at a lower voltage,will changing my highbeams stock bulb to a 9005 4350K make the drl white?
Will I lose my highbeams?
Yes, it will have a "whiter" look than the reg. oem bulb

No.
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Yes, it will have a "whiter" look than the reg. oem bulb

No.

So by just by going with the MTEC 9005 highbeam upgrade,I don't have to do anything to have a whiter DRL.

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Hardly whiter DRL I would have to say. I switched my DRLs to 6000k and its not a significant difference.

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So by just by going with the MTEC 9005 highbeam upgrade,I don't have to do anything to have a whiter DRL.

Thanks,Joe.
Theoretically yes... Just be careful of the wattage on the MTEC..

It shouldn't be a lot more than OEM bulb..

No problem
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Hardly whiter DRL I would have to say. I switched my DRLs to 6000k and its not a significant difference.

I bought MTEC H11 lows,9005 highs and 9006 fogs.
They're said to be Super Whites.
I don't know how white they'll be.
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I guess it depends on what bulbs you use..

Mine look a lot better then the OEM bulbs for sure...

* But then again I am also running Blue Aerotect Film on my heads & fogs..


I put a nice set of Polarg M4's in my city lights...(non Led)
A nice set of Falcon "HID Look" bulbs for DRL's.. (non Led)
Yellow Nokya Fog Light bulbs

City Lights - ON


City Lights & DRL's - ON (during normal operation)


City Lights & OEM HID's - ON


City Lights, OEM HID's & Yellow Fogs - ON


Enjoy

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Theoretically yes... Just be careful of the wattage on the MTEC..

It shouldn't be a lot more than OEM bulb..

No problem
Jz
9005's 65 watts
9006's 55 watts
H11's 55 watts

65 watts,OK?

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