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Old 01-10-2014, 09:49 AM   #1
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I'm looking to replace the yellowish (compared to the beautiful DRLs) halogen fog lights on my 2014 Q5 with LEDs to match color with the LED DRLs.

Does anyone have any experience and recommendations with specific bulbs quality/color/brightness? I'd also like to avoid throwing a code.
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you will need a error resistor for LED bulbs, just so you know LEDs in the fogs does not improve visibility on the road. it is just for looks. I don't think you will find a perfect match for the LED DRLS.
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I ordered these: http://www.carid.com/product.php?productid=10645359. I have not installed them yet. I will get back to you on how they look.
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I ordered these: http://www.carid.com/product.php?productid=10645359. I have not installed them yet. I will get back to you on how they look.
I ordered and installed those. I removed them two days later. They throw no usable light whatsoever.
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I ordered and installed those. I removed them two days later. They throw no usable light whatsoever.
. That sucks. I still have not installed them. I really don't see that the factory fogs throw that much light either. I basically want them to match. I am not one of those people that roll with their fogs on all the time. I do want to be seem in adverse weather conditions and look cool in the parking lot. Lol.
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These claim 4000 Lumen, I might buy them and see.

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I ordered and installed those. I removed them two days later. They throw no usable light whatsoever.
Agreed. I ordered them as well but for my S4 they are fine as the stock halogens are useless anyway. Too low. More for aesthetics than actual usefulness. They are probably closer to 5-6k color temperatures so slightly more blue than the main beam. They are only 420 lumens compared to stock halogen 1325 lumens I think. I'm doubtful the ebay ones are truly 4000 lumens...probably a typo.
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I'm looking to replace the yellowish (compared to the beautiful DRLs) halogen fog lights on my 2014 Q5 with LEDs to match color with the LED DRLs.

Does anyone have any experience and recommendations with specific bulbs quality/color/brightness? I'd also like to avoid throwing a code.
I went with the Hoen Xenonmatch. I often drive with fogs on as I live in an area with narrow, curvy, hilly streets and it's nice to throw some light to the sides of the car to help carve a proper line. These work great; however, they're closer to headlight color than LED DRLs, but relatively close to those as well.

http://www.hoen-usa.com/fog.htm

And, as an aside, I bought some yellow tint film that when it's rainy or I plan to head to the mountains or a potentially foggy area, I just cut out two circles and stick them on, and then just remove when finished. Works like a charm.
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. That sucks. I still have not installed them. I really don't see that the factory fogs throw that much light either. I basically want them to match. I am not one of those people that roll with their fogs on all the time. I do want to be seem in adverse weather conditions and look cool in the parking lot. Lol.
HID fogs haha
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These claim 4000 Lumen, I might buy them and see.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=141155774829
don't waste your money!! you can get a set of HID kits for the price of that.
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I went with the Hoen Xenonmatch. I often drive with fogs on as I live in an area with narrow, curvy, hilly streets and it's nice to throw some light to the sides of the car to help carve a proper line. These work great; however, they're closer to headlight color than LED DRLs, but relatively close to those as well.

http://www.hoen-usa.com/fog.htm

And, as an aside, I bought some yellow tint film that when it's rainy or I plan to head to the mountains or a potentially foggy area, I just cut out two circles and stick them on, and then just remove when finished. Works like a charm.
I had the Hoen ones on my S5. They we ok. They were not a perfect match and really didn't throw any more light than than the factory ones. I figured I would try something different.
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. That sucks. I still have not installed them. I really don't see that the factory fogs throw that much light either. I basically want them to match. I am not one of those people that roll with their fogs on all the time. I do want to be seem in adverse weather conditions and look cool in the parking lot. Lol.
Here's what they looked like. The light on the right is the CarID LED. The left (passenger's side) is stock.
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I use the H9's in the standard Halogen color. Classic mod that can be used with stock H11 like on the Q5 if you do a search on the web.

Much better for fog than the blue match stuff, which shouldn't matter look wise anyway if they are actually only being used in foul weather. 10 more watts, 50% more lumens, somewhat shorter bulb life (which if run only as fogs shouldn't really matter...).

Requires a slight mod to the bulb side (stock is H11) to cut away a bit of a mating tab into which the vehicle side harness connector fits. Runs on my Q5 fine and have run on Audis plenty and never seen an issue arise, other than meaningfully better lighting. I do only run them in poor weather, so am not out to run off spectrum lights (for fogs) or blind or aggravate others. I also calibrate the throw cut offs using the adjustment screws.
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My wife got me these for Christmas.

http://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-Q5-Qua...ights/ES11133/

Cost effective replacement and I think they match really, really, really close (if not spot on).

My goal was to get rid of the yellowish dull fog light color and get something that matched my driving LEDS. This was perfect for me. Plug-n-play. took about 10 minutes to install.
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Thanks for all the great info guys.

I've decided to try the CarID product. I have a light meter and I'll try to quantify the output of the stock bulbs against these ones.
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My wife got me these for Christmas.

http://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-Q5-Qua...ights/ES11133/

Cost effective replacement and I think they match really, really, really close (if not spot on).

My goal was to get rid of the yellowish dull fog light color and get something that matched my driving LEDS. This was perfect for me. Plug-n-play. took about 10 minutes to install.
Nice lights! Plug and play is always good for me
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After reading through this I'm thinking I may go for the H11 Platinum Whites from ECS.
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Got mine installed and I am real happy with the way they look. They match real well!!
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After reading through this I'm thinking I may go for the H11 Platinum Whites from ECS.
I wasn't even looking to swap mine out but this price is tiny and has a big payoff. I think I may do the same.
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these look interesting. would the resistors fit?

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