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Old 04-10-2018, 08:53 PM
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Has anyone bought LED bulbs from China?

I have bought maybe 10 things directly from China with pretty good luck. (Mostly electronics and cables.) However, looking at LED bulbs for my 2014 TSX is really confusing! Can anybody recommend a brand or a store?
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I have and Iíve been burned (no pun intended) by dim crappy led bulbs. You can get Very bright China made bulbs but sometimes itís a hit or miss.
When it comes to bulbs I take it seriously, so I went with a brand name with warranty included. I went with VLed because their bulbs are very bright and reliable. Iíve had their led bulbs in my CU2 tail lights for years with no issues. Iím still using them today!

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Oh boy, I was afraid of that! I want to keep my low beams and change out my high beams with a similar color (4300K or so). There are lots of reviews on LED bulbs sold in the US with 6000K color while there are all kinds of 4300K LED bulbs on Alibaexpress with no reviews! Any suggestions?
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I wouldn't mess with any of those EBay/China LEDs.

Go through a reputable company. I have Diode Dynamics in both my cars.

Vled, Diode Dynamics, I know there are a couple more, but, I can't think of their names at the moment.
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I still have my stock hid bulbs but I changed out my high beams with some super freaking bright led bulbs from amazon. I just went with a bulb that had tons of good reviews and stars. That way, if I had any problems, I just contact amazon.
I now love my high beams. Never had lights so brights. Just remember to pull the DRL fuse when you do that.
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I still have my stock hid bulbs but I changed out my high beams with some super freaking bright led bulbs from amazon. I just went with a bulb that had tons of good reviews and stars. That way, if I had any problems, I just contact amazon.
I now love my high beams. Never had lights so brights. Just remember to pull the DRL fuse when you do that.
I put similar Cree LED bulbs in my fog lights. Yeah its a reflector lens but wow it really makes the road bright. Highly recommend. Alternative of course being the better LED fog light assembly replacements.
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Thanks but confusion here...

First, thanks for the information!

Second, I thought that the DRL function simply ran the high beams in series, cutting their voltages in half and dimming them. Doesn't this work with LEDs in the high beam sockets?
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You need a CANBUS decoder...

According to what I found on the internet tonight, Hondas and Acuras need a resistive load to keep the DRL error light on the dash from lighting up. The better sort of a resistive load is supplied by a CANBUS decoder on each bulb. There were about 50 people who wrote in to say this works for Hondas and Acuras.
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Spend the money and get Philips from a reputable dealer. They were not cheap but worth every penny.
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First, thanks for the information!

Second, I thought that the DRL function simply ran the high beams in series, cutting their voltages in half and dimming them. Doesn't this work with LEDs in the high beam sockets?
I bought these bulbs for my DRL / high beam. The 9005/HB3 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/MAXG...27424c4dBQQPtU

The brand MAXGTRS is really good. They work perfectly as a DRL and when I flip into high beam it lights up dark streets like Yankee Stadium. When I bought them I though they would only work as a DRL and I wouldn't have a high beam. Installed them in 5 minutes and I'm blown away.
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