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Hehehe. Alexdva's message made it in while I was typing away on mine, above. I tend to think "you get what you pay for" -- it would be interesting to see the difference in light quality, brightness, and so on between his bulbs and mine. Given the nearly $40,000 I'll be paying over the next several years for my RAV4, I have no problem at all with paying around $150 for the quality ZEVO bulbs and installation by my favorite shop.

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Can't help it, here's another shot of the fog lights.
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Thoots, I am pretty sure the LED's you bought are top notch, but myself working in Electronic quality manufacturing for over 15 years, it's a hard pill to swallow LED bulbs for over $100 knowing how cheap you can get them now days. Anyhow, I have bought similar Cree LED's before and they worked for around 5 years before selling the car. Per spec by the seller, they are 1800 lumens. I have attached a pic so you guys can compare. I am just putting it out as another option, by no means I am stating these will last longer or be brighter.

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Oh, no worries -- whatever works, and experience is certainly what makes me the most comfortable. I would mainly be worried about reliability in terms of the rest of my wiring -- would the ultra-cheap bulbs wind up frying the car's wiring, and so on. So, do your bulbs have the kind of "ballasts" or whatever the additional boxes are in addition to just the bulbs, as I have mentioned previously, or are these "just bulbs?"

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These are just the bulbs, the ballast is engineered and integrated in them. Just like when you replaced an incandescent light in your house and screw new LED bulbs instead. So in my case, I did not have to fasten anything to the body. On frying my wiring, I doubt that would happen for two main reasons; First.. we got fuses than protect us from such scenarios and second... LED's actual draw less current than Halogens, so there's actually less heat and less power comsumption. That's one of many reasons why car manufactures are going towards leds more than ever. The good thing is that we have many options to choose from and that you are happy with your choice.

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Forgive the noob questions but which bulb type should I get? Some posters list H11 while H16. When searching on Amazon, I see H8 H11 H16 for the same bulb. Is there a difference? Will any of these models technically fit (and the numbers for lumens like H8(00), H11(00) and H16(00))?


Here's an example: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HF7CS4N/


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The original bulbs are H16, and I bought ZEVO H16 bulbs. I really don't know about the compatibility with the other bulb names.

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The original bulbs are H16, and I bought ZEVO H16 bulbs. I really don't know about the compatibility with the other bulb names.

Thank you! FYI, googling leads me to understand that the main difference is wattage. H16 is 19W, H11 is 55W, and H8 35W (might have the latter two switched - can't remember). Another difference is that H16 and H11 can plug into the same socket while H8 is slightly different.


I think since your ZEVO's are 13W, they're ideal.


PSA: I know LEDs typically have lower wattage ratings that their halogen counterparts but I'd recommend NOT exceeding 19W. For my Highlander, I replaced my stock H/L bulbs, which are probably rated at 60W-80W with 100W aftermarket ones. I ended up melting one of the low beam plugs which I had to replace. It also left a burnt plastic smell in my car for months.


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I just switched out the factory fog lights with the factory LED's and have been satisfied so far.

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I just switched out the factory fog lights with the factory LED's and have been satisfied so far.
Is this something one can do with relative ease?
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