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Old 07-02-2012, 01:31 PM   #72
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Originally Posted by wgilles View Post
Has anyone tried installing the Philips DRL kit? It looks like it would fit in bottom of the "triangle" grill area on our cars
I installed the Philips 12824WLEDX1 DayLight 8 I bought from Amazon for $182.

Had to go through a lot of cutting/fitting, mounted with stainless and aluminum hardware, and used black silicone to seal them.


The problem with these particular 8 led lights is the angle of illumination is narrow.

Our triangle grill surface points off to the side a bit toward the curb.

Since the LEDs don't have a wide angle of illumination, they are full brightness off toward the curb, not straight ahead.

To make matters worse, the LED brightness isn't consistent between bulbs when viewed off center.

Straight on, at full brightness, they are equally bright.
All in all, they just don't look factory.

Maybe the other Phillips 5 LED models are better in this department, I don't know.

If the Echomaster LEDs are offset to compensate so they look bright straight ahead, and have a wide angle of consistent brightness between bulbs, I think they are worth the price.

But if they are just like Phillips and point off to the side, then you might be disappointed.
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