Day running lights

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  1. Drexxer

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    yep, fitted a similar set on a mk 7 transit, same supplier if I remember correctly. fairly straight fwd.
    you may need them on an ignition supply as they can come on when you go on mains hook up , if wired in on the standard set up, but think thats covered in the instructions.. been on mine a about a year and still ok.
    ta andy
     
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    I personally don't see the need for DRLs, if other drivers cannot see a naffin great white motorhome coming at them , then theyshould not be driving!.
     
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    mines only a little self build transit lol but take your point..... think most new vehicles have them as standard now, so its the way things are going anyway....
    I like them:).
    ta andy
     
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    Agreed but as of : 2011 they are compulsory on all newly type approved cars and light vans.

    plus I quite like the look of them, personal choice as everything:xThumb:

    Andy
     
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    I have them on mine but had to replace them one after the other as mine both got condensation inside.
    They were replaced without quibble but that is twice I had to remove the engine trays and do the job twice. So far I haven't got the problem again but I'm not holding my breath
     
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    Friend of ours has some small ones on the rear view mirrors of his Liner, certainly see that coming.
     
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    Before buying a set of these ask the seller if he "has the new batch" in yet ? I purchased a set about 7 months ago - pretty easy to wire up and very bright, however i always seem to have 1 of the 2 with water/condensation inside it. I contacted the seller (whom i am on first name terms with now) and he happily replaced it within a few days, The only trouble being this has happened now 5 times - always the same one (the ones he replaced) kept leaking) and i have to take my hat off to the guy he never made excuses or anything - just said "very sorry i will get you another out to you ASAP" which he always has done - but the last time (about 5 weeks ago) i told him the latest one was now leaking and not to bother sending me a replacement as i was getting a little fed up with it all now ! He did say that the manufacturer who supplies them to him are making a modification to the them as they seem to be aware there is a problem with them leaking... He said not to worry and as soon as he received the new batch from them he would send me a pair - I am still waiting but i believe he is also !
     
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    I bought a pair for the bike, look similar but were around £25.
     
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    Same here, but at £25 a pair I'll pull them apart and seal them properly over the winter.
     
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    I have used the ones (5 LEDs) which go in the slot above the one your looking at can get them pre painted in 3 colours and in a base so you can have them painted
    Fit lovely to the shape and todate not had any problems, however I did seal all the cable entry points on the rear to ensure some kind of IP rating
    Think they were a bit more expensive but IMO look better
    Got them from ledcom.co.uk
     
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    I used these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141460457183 after the first (really cheap) set I bought became waterlogged. These new ones have proper seals, are aluminium, and are constructed rather like most LED torches. DRLs aren't there so you can see the vehicle - they're there so you know it is moving. And more importantly they filled the otherwise redundant fog/spotlight holes on my Hymer. :xgrin:
     
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    All new vehicles have them by LAW !

    I believe they should be wired via a dedicated control box which turns the off when headlights are turned on to prevent night time dazzle. (Could be wrong but seem to remember reading it)
     
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    They dim slightly when headlights are switched on
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    I found a circular pair on ebay, exact size to fit on the front fog light lens without restricting light output.

    Cheap shite !!!!!! A cheap plastic circle of cheap plastic prisms and a single LED.
    The led was bright enough but by the time it passed through 20 prisms it was barely visible even at night.

    Chucked in a drawer somewhere.
     
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    How does that work then with single leds ?
     
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    not sure but on the ones I'm looking at there a 4 x LED's

    (During night time driving, when your lights are switched on, the lamps will dim to half brightness to avoid dazzle.)

    Andy
     
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    Just had another thought Andy.

    DRLs are not a focused beam.....they are random/diffused to attract attention with the widest possibly pattern.

    How do you dip a random beam
     
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    Now that makes more sense....dim not dip.
    to dip each led would need to be twin 'element'so to speak.
     
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