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Old 03-07-15, 08:13 PM   #1
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There's a an NX in my area that's built to almost exactly everything I want.

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The only thing that's missing is the triple beam headlight but not a total deal breaker.

My question is : what is the premium LED DRL? Is the "Nike" LED lights always on even if headlights are turned off? Also, are the tail lamps LED as well?

I've seen some videos online and while the NX is driving by, the LED lights aren't on which kind of surprised me.
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Hi.

The Premium LED DRLs have in "one swoosh" the bottom half split as the white DRL and the top half split as the turn signal. Rear tail lamps are LED too. In Canada, the DRLs are always on, hence the name "Daytime Running Lamps". Not sure why in the US they would be off, but perhaps someone from the US can chime in.

You can see the difference in the light options here: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/nx-m...ml#post8624781
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Hi.

The Premium LED DRLs have in "one swoosh" the bottom half split as the white DRL and the top half split as the turn signal. Rear tail lamps are LED too. In Canada, the DRLs are always on, hence the name "Daytime Running Lamps". Not sure why in the US they would be off, but perhaps someone from the US can chime in.

You can see the difference in the light options here: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/nx-m...ml#post8624781
Thanks for the explanation Corrado. I hope the LEDs are on all the time because my 2011 IS has it and don't see why it wouldn't be on current generation models.

Also, do the models with the triple beam option still have HIDs at least?
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Thanks for the explanation Corrado. I hope the LEDs are on all the time because my 2011 IS has it and don't see why it wouldn't be on current generation models.

Also, do the models with the triple beam option still have HIDs at least?
I'm pretty sure just like my 2012 CT200h you have the option to keep the LED daytime running lights on all the time or turn them off; however by default they light up anyway when you switch on the headlights.

There are absolutely no NXs in the DFW area with the Premium Triple Beam Headlights on the lots or at least that's what the dealer(s) told me. Not at Sewell Lexus or Park Place Lexus. I ended up custom ordering my NX with the Premium Triple Beam Headlights because I feel it really adds more of beautiful look to an already astonishing design; the cherry on top.

Your question about the triple beam option still having HIDs; I'm not sure? On my order sheet the dealer sent me it says "LED Headlamps w/o Auto High Beam."


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^ Thanks rjw! You're right, Sewell also told me that there are no triple beam NX's in the area as well.

I really hope the non triple beam models still have HIDs at least. It's amazing that halogens are still standard these days. Hopefully a US owner without triple beams can comment here.
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^ Thanks rjw! You're right, Sewell also told me that there are no triple beam NX's in the area as well.

I really hope the non triple beam models still have HIDs at least. It's amazing that halogens are still standard these days. Hopefully a US owner without triple beams can comment here.
In the US all NX models have the LEDs standard whether its the triple beam or regular projector style unit. They're LEDs. No halogens at all not even on the base model.
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IMHO, even if the HID's were available I wouldn't want them. I always wanted HID's and have them on my 14 RX but the upper cutoff is so low they make driving on country, two lane roads dangerous. My daughter has LED's on her 15 Corolla and they are much better than the HID's.
I'm still waiting on my NX with triple LED's but it is my understanding the NX only has the single LED or the triple LED, no HID or halogen.
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Good to know! So It's a single LED light in the standard and not HID at all.
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Correct its a single LED light. No HID
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Error on my part in an earlier statement which I corrected.

The DRL stays on even when the turn signal flashes on. From far, looks like the DRL turns off because the yellow flasher is really bright. Though hard to see the DRL (lower light slice) in the second pic due to phone cam quality.
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Error on my part in an earlier statement which I corrected.

The DRL stays on even when the turn signal flashes on. From far, looks like the DRL turns off because the yellow flasher is really bright. Though hard to see the DRL (lower light slice) in the second pic due to phone cam quality.
Great shots. Amazing DRL and turn signals. They are a step up from IS.
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I agree, great shots corrado. The premium LED drl are beautiful. Hopefully I'll be able to post pictures of mine soon and be a frequent member in this section
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Headlamps w/o Auto High Beam = Headlamps "with out" Auto High Beam ?
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^that is correct
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I wanted these on mine as well and dealer said the same thing. Maybe they will be available soon from the parts department, I'm sure its an easy swap. They really do add a lot to the look of the front.
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