DustanT
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2018 Leaf SV led fog upgrade?

Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:00 am

So I just leased a 2018 SV and it has the very nice bright led headlights. I was very happy when I first used them due to the brightness, but I was not to impressed with the fogs. Mine are incandescent and look awful. Has anyone replaced with LED's? any issues or color/temp matching problems. I'd like to change the interior to.
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powersurge
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Re: 2018 Leaf SV led upgrade?

Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:13 am

Those little lights are not significantly improving the light. I would not waste any money or effort in changing the lights.

Also don't change the interior. If you lease, you will lose all the money and effort you have spent.... Don't improve something you don't own and have to give back.

lorenfb
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Re: 2018 Leaf SV led upgrade?

Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:02 am

DustanT wrote: I'd like to change the interior to.
A LED makes a nice improvement for interior & trunk (~ $2 for each LED).
#1 Leaf SL MY 9/13: 74K miles, 48 Ahrs, 5.2 miles/kWh (average), Hx=70, SOH=78, L2 - 100% > 1000, temp < 95F, (DOD) > 20 Ahrs
#2 Leaf SL MY 12/18: 4.5K miles, 115 Ahrs, 5.5 miles/kWh (average), Hx=98, SOH=99, DOD > 20%, temp < 105F

edorfox
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Re: 2018 Leaf SV led upgrade?

Sun May 12, 2019 7:42 pm

YES! LED Fog Lamps are a huge improvement! Bought these off The Big A-zon for around $25 took all of 30 minutes to install (with power driver). They're not listed as H8...but H11 and are compatible according "to them". ;)
No night drive yet but they're almost as bright as the LED headlamps...just gotta be better! Now, will they last???

Ed

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powersurge
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Re: 2018 Leaf SV led upgrade?

Wed May 15, 2019 8:18 am

Yeah, You may like how bright they are...

But you may not be so popular with your brighter-than-the-sun lights with other drivers.

Even if you put LEDs in your regular headlight lenses, they are not made to handle (and focus) the higher intensity light so that you don't blind people..

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Nubo
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Re: 2018 Leaf SV led upgrade?

Wed May 15, 2019 10:38 am

lorenfb wrote:
DustanT wrote: I'd like to change the interior to.
A LED makes a nice improvement for interior & trunk (~ $2 for each LED).
Don't know about the 2018, but Gen1 LEAFS trunk-light was atrocious due to placement of the single light and the weak incan bulb made it practically useless. I found an LED replacement that was much brighter. The placement of the light still sucks but at least I can see inside the cargo area.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: 2018 Leaf SV led upgrade?

Wed May 15, 2019 11:25 am

Would the OP please add "Fog Light" or "Driving Light" to the title?
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lorenfb
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Re: 2018 Leaf SV led upgrade?

Wed May 15, 2019 2:33 pm

Nubo wrote:
lorenfb wrote:
DustanT wrote: I'd like to change the interior to.
A LED makes a nice improvement for interior & trunk (~ $2 for each LED).
Don't know about the 2018, but Gen1 LEAFS trunk-light was atrocious due to placement of the single light and the weak incan bulb made it practically useless. I found an LED replacement that was much brighter. The placement of the light still sucks but at least I can see inside the cargo area.
Did it to both the '13 & '18.
#1 Leaf SL MY 9/13: 74K miles, 48 Ahrs, 5.2 miles/kWh (average), Hx=70, SOH=78, L2 - 100% > 1000, temp < 95F, (DOD) > 20 Ahrs
#2 Leaf SL MY 12/18: 4.5K miles, 115 Ahrs, 5.5 miles/kWh (average), Hx=98, SOH=99, DOD > 20%, temp < 105F

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Re: 2018 Leaf SV led fog upgrade?

Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:08 am

I replaced map, dome, and cargo lights with LEDs in 2011. 2015 and 2019 already have LED map lights from factory so I just had to replace dome and cargo lights. The bright white LEDs are a significant improvement, especially for the cargo area. I really noticed the difference when moving personal stuff from the 2015 to the 2019 the evening I picked up the new car.
Gerry
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