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MrFish
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Re: Daytime Running Lights

Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:45 am

garygid wrote:Isn't the car designed for headlight control:
1. off
2. low beams
3. low beams and fog lights
4. ??

And no normal way to turn the foglights ON alone?

Are the standard LEAF foglights "yellow"?
The standard driving lights are 55 watt halogen I'm guessing around 3500K and look yellowish when compared to the LED headlights. I haven't put a meter on the LED's yet but I also went with them for DTRL's to save some battery since the wattage is much less.
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Re: Daytime Running Lights

Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:11 pm

According to my Minolta color temperature meter, the LED headlights are 5012K, the factory high beam lights are 3107K, the factory "fog" lights are 3011K, and the factory parking lights are 3007K. The led lights I used to replace the parking lights and the license plate lights are 4996K. The LED lights I used to replace the "fog" lights are 5 watt 4984K - I was interested mostly in dropping the power consumption down from 110 watts to 10 watts and matching the color temperature of the headlights and (new led) parking lights...
The standard driving lights are halogen I'm guessing around 3500K and look yellowish when compared to the led headlights. I havn't put a meter on them yet but I also went with led lights for DTRL was to save some battery since the wattage is much less.
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Re: Daytime Running Lights

Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:29 pm

I have a LEAF and a Juke with auto headlights. I found if you set your auto headlight sensitivity to the max, your auto headlights will come on and stay on day or night.
Voila, DRLs all around. Yeah, I know it consumes a few more drops of fuel, but I think tha safety is worth it.

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Re: Daytime Running Lights

Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:45 pm

Just another data point for fog lights, but the warmer the bulb, the better fog lights are for actually improving visibility in fog and rain. I use Optilux Extreme Yellow bulbs(3000K) in all of my cars that have fog lights, and they really work in heavy rain or dense fog.
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Re: Daytime Running Lights

Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:16 pm

Yep, that is why real fog lights often have amber blubs. Real fog lights also have a different light pattern than those on the Leaf though...
OrientExpress wrote:Just another data point for fog lights, but the warmer the bulb, the better fog lights are for actually improving visibility in fog and rain. I use Optilux Extreme Yellow bulbs(3000K) in all of my cars that have fog lights, and they really work in heavy rain or dense fog.
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Re: Daytime Running Lights

Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:30 pm

Hey guys, I undertook a DRL mod as well using after market LEDs under the lip (leaving the fog lights alone). I did a full writeup of it over here: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=6134" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Enjoy!

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Re: Daytime Running Lights

Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:47 am

Great idea, car looks fantastic :idea:
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Re: Daytime Running Lights

Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:43 pm

What model LED lamp assembly did you use? I purchased two H9 LED lamps and attempted to do likewise but the assembly did not fit -- the led "stack" was too wide to fit into the unit. Thanks!

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Re: Daytime Running Lights

Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:31 pm

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Re: Daytime Running Lights

Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:50 pm

MrFish wrote:Thought it was weird that it doesn't have DTRL. So I decided to mod the driving lights. [...]
Thanks for sharing!

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