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Old 01-11-19, 07:16 PM
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I am thinking to change the Day time running headlight lights (DRL) on my 2007 RX350. I am tired of the yellow look. I want to switch to white/blue LED DRL. I have the HID cool white factory low beam headlights and want a similar look for the DRLs. Does anyone know what number the DRL bulb is?
Also does anyone has good recommendations to cool white DRL bulbs? or manufacturers? and how easy is the installation?
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Old 01-11-19, 09:12 PM
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Highs beam are bulb type 9005. You will run into an issue though, the DRL will screw with LED's as the DRL's function as the high beam too. DRL uses a PWM (pulse width modulation) to extend the filament bulb life which runs the bulbs at a lower voltage and this doesn't play nice with LEDs, you will have dim and flickering LEDs. If you want to fix this, either have the DRL disabled completely or run big capacitors before the LEDs but this will run the LED's at full voltage and basically be a high beam during the day. I have capacitors on my LED DRL/Highs on my Camry, had to turn the DRLs off as I was blinding drivers. For brands, my personal opinion, just get whatever mid-priced LED bulbs you can find off Amazon, DRL's/high beams don't warrant the need for high end bulbs especially if you're in the city and never use them.
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also, at least on my vehicle, the DRL/high beam bulb is on very dim when the regular headlights are on.
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Got the MTEC 6500K kit that is both a DRL and High beam with the 9005 bulb. No regrets at all, looks great and the high beam is extremely bright. Also have not noticed any flickering.
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I got one for sale. Check out my latest post. Awesome DRL but you do lose some high beam compare to oem
since they are LED. If you donít use high beams at all or very rare they are the best WHITE DRL LED
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Originally Posted by RXGS View Post
Got the MTEC 6500K kit that is both a DRL and High beam with the 9005 bulb. No regrets at all, looks great and the high beam is extremely bright. Also have not noticed any flickering.
Do you have a link to where you purchased these? also how easy is the installation?
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