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The best documented H8/H11 halogen replacement in a LED light source is the Philips X-treme Vision LED fog. It uses a total of 6 Luxeon Z ES emitters (3 per side) and precisely mimics the halogen filament.



And although I cannot confirm that it produces an equal beam pattern in a actual Cruze fog lamp it generally does well in other applications. It is also important to point out that the actual lumens the Philips LED puts out is 1200 lumens per bulb versus a halogen H8 which puts out around 800. A halogen H11 puts out about 1400 and a halogen H9 about 2000 lumens. And while the H9 will require a bit of trimming to the tabs it can be used. But I would error on the side of caution for the excessive heat caused by the 65 watts it consumes. Not to mention the possibility of the brightness that may overpower the lamp housing distorting the beam pattern.

The Chinese has saturated the aftermarket with many copy cat variations of the Philips LED bulb. They offer a more affordable option if you wanted to venture into the LED arena. I currently have 2 of these variations (new in the box) if you are interested. PM me.



 

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That fog setup looks really nice, thanks for sharing.

How many watts/lumens per bulb are those EKlights?
I see so many on ebay and it's tough to pick out the 'good' ones, but I like those copper cooling wires I have seen.
They go up to 12000lumens, which A I don't believe and B is way too much. What I am looking at seems to be along the lines of 30/40 watts and 3000-4000 lumens (which I take with a grain of salt on accuracy).

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Don't ever believe the Chinese marketing for lumens. I always go straight to the emitter datasheets IF they disclose what brand/model chips they use.

The ek light uses Luxeon Z ES emitters just like the genuine Philips bulbs. Same number of them too (6). According to the datasheets, the lumens will vary depending on the bin, 190-245 per emitter @ 700mA. That's roughly 1200-1500 lumens per bulb. I would venture to guess they used a lower bin.

Trust me when I say there are NO led bulbs on the market pushing 3000 plus lumens per bulb. It's marketing nonsense. Not even OE built headlamps using LEDs are that high.

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