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    Yes I know I lose the high beam functionality of the halogens but that yellow color from the DRL's was just gross looking to me. Especially since they are on all the time. You can still flash these LED bulbs but they are not highbeams. The difference between the 6 and 10 leds is 125 lumens.

    The 6k DRL bulbs have a faint blue tint to them and look pretty darn sharp during the daytime. I wanted a little blue color in there because they only run by themselves (unlike the fogs)

    The 5K FOGs more accurately represent a pure white color. I went with 5k for the fogs to try and match the HID lows. Unfortunately, these leds make the HID lows look slightly yellow.

    Next upgrade will be D1S Osram Xenarc 66144 CBI bulbs. Hopefully I can get a pure white color out of these bulbs.
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    would like to figure out how to wire the led strip to act as DRL's



    Night pics dont do the color any justice. Very hard to capture the actual color.

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    Can you see the fog lights on the road at all? The problem with LED's is that they look great when looking at them but are basically useless for light output (with the exception of the new Audi headlights (look it up)).
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    CBI's are a great and simple upgrade.

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    Can you see the fog lights on the road at all? The problem with LED's is that they look great when looking at them but are basically useless for light output (with the exception of the new Audi headlights (look it up)).
    There really is no usable light that reflects on the road. I rarely use/need foglights anyway but it does annoy me that they are useless now although they look nice.

    The morimoto H8 hid kit would be a great solution for the foglights. Exceptional light output compared to stock and they look just as good as leds.

    My main goal was to match the color of the hid lows to the foglights. Getting the morimoto h8 kit and morimoto d1s bulbs in the same kelvin rating would be the easiest solution. However, I still want to use the Osram Xenarc in the low beams since they seem to be the best of the best....so to speak.

    I believe I saw a post of yours stating you have the morimoto d1s bulbs? If so, whats your opinion?

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    CBI's are a great and simple upgrade.
    Do you have them?
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    I do have the Morimotos. This is my second set of 5000K's (had the first set in my Nissan) and they are excellent. Superior light output and color matching. My Nissan's were still going strong after 3 years and I expect these to last at least this long. For the price, they cannot be beat.

    On a side note, the Genesis projectors themselves need a serious upgrade.

    I would never put HID's or LED's in my fogs personally. I use them all the time and the HID's glare badly. It wouldn't make sense to have some lights on my car that don't work as lights lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneFunGenesis View Post
    I do have the Morimotos. This is my second set of 5000K's (had the first set in my Nissan) and they are excellent. Superior light output and color matching. My Nissan's were still going strong after 3 years and I expect these to last at least this long. For the price, they cannot be beat.

    On a side note, the Genesis projectors themselves need a serious upgrade.

    I would never put HID's or LED's in my fogs personally. I use them all the time and the HID's glare badly. It wouldn't make sense to have some lights on my car that don't work as lights lol
    I saw on TRS they have some clear lenses that are made for the Sonata
    http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...ducts_id=19520

    I wonder if that will work for the genesis also...

    75$ for the morimotos so I guess its worth a shot compared to the 200$ for the osrams

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    I would say it is. Watch for color match problems. I had a small problem with the two on my Nissan being slightly different colors and had to exchange them. But I didn't have those problems with this pair.

    I hope they do make a clear lens upgrade for our projectors, but that isn't the main problem. The optics of these aren't optimal compared to a lexus/infiniti/M-B :/

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    Pulled the trigger on the d1s Osram Xenarc 66144 CBI bulbs and the morimoto 5k h8 kit for the fogs.

    The kelvin rating for the osrams is 5500 so im hoping they will look very similiar to the morimoto 5k.

    Was very tempted to buy the morimoto 6k h7 for the drl/hi beams (especially since I had a 20% off code but I think hids for drl's is excessive.

    Knowing me, that one time where I actually need my brights and cannot use them b/c im using leds in there, ill probably go back and buy them.

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    Nice. Update when installed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert Man View Post
    Was very tempted to buy the morimoto 6k h7 for the drl/hi beams (especially since I had a 20% off code but I think hids for drl's is excessive.

    Knowing me, that one time where I actually need my brights and cannot use them b/c im using leds in there, ill probably go back and buy them.

    DRL uses 9 volts of electricity, high beam uses 12, and HID requires 12 to properly ignite. When a HID is given 9 volts, it will start to blink because it didn't ignite properly. It will be kind of like when some fluorescent lamps did not properly ignite or when one tube is burned and the other one start blinking. If you if you don't remove the DRL fuse, it will kill the HID very fast. If you use say a 30 amp relay kit, the lower voltage fed when in DRL mode will just ignite the HID's to be on at all times.

    Keep in mind that if you install HID in high beam or foglight you will lose the ability to flash people with high beam. Because you don't want to keep on turning on and off the HID in a matter of seconds, again reducing the life of the HID.

    If you have HID fog lights, when high beam is on, the fog lights will turn off (at least it works that way on my 3G TL-S, not sure if it's that same on the Genny).

    I'm sure someone else well chime in on the refraction, blinding people and the obligatory link over to daniel stern lighting in regards to your fog lights.. I'm in for future pics and seeing your D1S upgrade output (if at all possible with the stock and Osram's in pls!).
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