Leafboy
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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Thu May 03, 2012 7:40 am

Did the Cree lamps you used have the magnifying lens? Mine are much brighter than OEM.
Lew George
2011 Leaf SL-e
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LED Upgrades: Parking lights, tag lights, back-up lights, side lights, interior lights,DRLs,LED Hi-beam.
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IBELEAF
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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Thu May 03, 2012 10:49 am

Leafboy wrote:Did the Cree lamps you used have the magnifying lens? Mine are much brighter than OEM.


Yes they do, exactly as pictured in the ebay link. Where did you get yours?

EDIT: Searching on ebay for T10 cree, there are appears to be 3 different versions of the same looking bulb 3W, 5W & 7W. So I am starting to think that while the guy listed as 7W bulb it's actually a 3W. I don't know how to check though, but it is certainly dimmer then similar 5W cree that use in fog light housing.

EDIT2: I finally noticed the difference between my bulb and true 7W bulb. If you look at the pictures the 3W has 3 grooves while the 7W has 5 and price difference is $10. These Chinese sellers are really tricky, not the first time got "burned" by their bulbs.

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Leafboy
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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Thu May 03, 2012 12:10 pm

These are the ones I bought: Search on item # 250976187067

The mounting base looks a lot shorter on these.
Lew George
2011 Leaf SL-e
Cayenne Red
Longest continously owned Leaf in Georgia.
LED Upgrades: Parking lights, tag lights, back-up lights, side lights, interior lights,DRLs,LED Hi-beam.
Additional upgrades: Horn upgrade, pedestrian warning bell.

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UkrainianKozak
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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Wed May 09, 2012 8:04 pm

Anyone have tried Blinglights as a replacement for Leaf's fog light?
One of my fog lights caught a stone, dealer quote was about $300 for a replacement of a single light!
These are selling for $100 a pair and they are LED and designed for Leaf... sounds like a no brainer, but it should be a catch somewhere...
http://www.blinglights.org/products/2011-2012-2013-Nissan-Leaf-LED-Fog-Lamps-Driving-Lights-foglamps-foglights-drivinglights-kit.html
If no one tried it yet, I'll be the guinea pig...
BTW, anyone knows the light color of our main LED lamps?
I want to match fog lights closer to it. These folks have it in 10000K and 4300K, which will be the best match?
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IBELEAF
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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Wed May 09, 2012 11:34 pm

do you replace the entire fog light housing? Looks like a pain to install.
Currently: '12 Volt (12k) since 7/2012
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UkrainianKozak
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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Thu May 10, 2012 10:43 am

IBELEAF wrote:do you replace the entire fog light housing? Looks like a pain to install.


Yes, I think it is more pain to get to it than to actually replace...
I actually have no choice, mine is broken, so I can either replace it with $200+ OEM, or with $99 LED on both sides...
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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Tue May 15, 2012 10:27 am

UkrainianKozak wrote:Anyone have tried Blinglights as a replacement for Leaf's fog light?
One of my fog lights caught a stone, dealer quote was about $300 for a replacement of a single light!
These are selling for $100 a pair and they are LED and designed for Leaf... sounds like a no brainer, but it should be a catch somewhere...
http://www.blinglights.org/products/2011-2012-2013-Nissan-Leaf-LED-Fog-Lamps-Driving-Lights-foglamps-foglights-drivinglights-kit.html
If no one tried it yet, I'll be the guinea pig...
BTW, anyone knows the light color of our main LED lamps?
I want to match fog lights closer to it. These folks have it in 10000K and 4300K, which will be the best match?


Bummer with Bling Lights :(
Got them yesterday, they are way bigger than the leafs (100+mm vs 75mm opening in leaf's bumper) and they are designed to install INTO the opening, and their crystals on the rim does not permit for flush mounting...

Now I'm contemplating just returning them and finding something that will fit or pry out crystals and make some transition bracket to mount it behind the opening (all LEDs do fit into the hole, it's just the rim). Anyone have a picture of behind the bumper space? Will it be enough to fit 4" light in place of the stock ones?
Any other recommendations to replace broken Leaf's fog light?
Anyone have some old ones left over from mods?
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UkrainianKozak
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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Tue May 15, 2012 7:02 pm

Now looking at something like this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-LONG-RANGE-UNIVERSAL-HALO-GLASS-PROJECTOR-White-LED-FOG-LIGHT-LAMP-ANGEL-EYES-/170830680051?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3A3&hash=item27c64d4ff3&vxp=mtr

And replace lamps with LED as well...
No I'm thinking if Leaf have ~5" of space behind bumper for it... anyone knows if it'll be enough?
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BrianSanDiego
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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Wed May 16, 2012 10:52 am

UkrainianKozak wrote:
UkrainianKozak wrote: Anyone have a picture of behind the bumper space?


Hope this helps

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Leafboy
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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Wed May 16, 2012 11:01 am

I was wondering where that other stupid little horn was!!
Lew George
2011 Leaf SL-e
Cayenne Red
Longest continously owned Leaf in Georgia.
LED Upgrades: Parking lights, tag lights, back-up lights, side lights, interior lights,DRLs,LED Hi-beam.
Additional upgrades: Horn upgrade, pedestrian warning bell.

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