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Anyone else think that the headlights on the QX60 aren't as bright as xenons in other cars? Our other car is a 2013 VW Touareg - headlights are noticeably brighter. My previous cars with xenons included the Infiniti G37x and Audi A4 - both brighter. I've driven an Audi Q7 and BMW X5 quite a bit too - also brighter. I don't believe it's a matter of the aim of the lights either. Also, I think the cut off for the QX60's headlights aren't as sharp as well.
 

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the best thing to do would be to upgrade the bulbs to a higher out put, but im not sure what the stock output is, do you know?
 

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the best thing to do would be to upgrade the bulbs to a higher out put, but im not sure what the stock output is, do you know?
Don't know the answer to your question, but that is a great idea. Anyone else know of what bulbs can be put in our cars?
 

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stock output is 35watts. and it is a D2S bulb

Its the exact same D2S bulb as your G37x. Not sure why it would be darker

The projectors should be similar too. Either yours is defective or your bulbs are wearing out?

Give these bulbs a try. Best in the market
D2S: Osram Xenarc 66240 CBI - HID Bulbs from The Retrofit Source Inc
Thanks for the response. I'm not sure why it's darker either, but it undoubtedly is. My guess is defective since my car is only a month old. Now I have a real noob question - are these bulbs easy to install?
 

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stock output is 35watts. and it is a D2S bulb

Its the exact same D2S bulb as your G37x. Not sure why it would be darker

The projectors should be similar too. Either yours is defective or your bulbs are wearing out?

Give these bulbs a try. Best in the market
D2S: Osram Xenarc 66240 CBI - HID Bulbs from The Retrofit Source Inc
Thanks for the response. I'm not sure why it's darker either, but it undoubtedly is. My guess is defective since my car is only a month old. Now I have a real noob question - are these bulbs easy to install?
 

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I get the impression that they aren't that easy to replace. If you are having issues with them, you should check with your dealership to see if they will swap them out on warranty.
 

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Agree. First choice is to talk to your dealer and see if its normal. Go up beside another QX60 on the lot and compare when its darker.

The bulbs aren't terribly hard to replace but its not easy if you aren't one to fix things yourself. Especially D2S bulbs.

But those bulbs I posted are the best bulbs you can buy in the market from a OEM brand. They provide the bulbs for MANY OEM applications.

They are also a bit whiter than your stock bulbs while being brighter.
 

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Agree. First choice is to talk to your dealer and see if its normal. Go up beside another QX60 on the lot and compare when its darker.

The bulbs aren't terribly hard to replace but its not easy if you aren't one to fix things yourself. Especially D2S bulbs.

But those bulbs I posted are the best bulbs you can buy in the market from a OEM brand. They provide the bulbs for MANY OEM applications.

They are also a bit whiter than your stock bulbs while being brighter.
thank you. i will do that.
 

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How much does it cost to get some LEDs in there? A lot of people upgrade their headlights to LEDs, and it looks pretty easy to DIY. For me it would depend a lot on how much the upgrade would cost.
 

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How much does it cost to get some LEDs in there? A lot of people upgrade their headlights to LEDs, and it looks pretty easy to DIY. For me it would depend a lot on how much the upgrade would cost.
to my knowledge it wont be easy, it won't just be plug and play.
it will be easier to just swap the OEM HID to a higher output one which will be easy and cost effective.
 

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Your best bet is what I did...totally new fogs. Once I post more... I will be allowed to post pics.. I went with the Hella 90MM amd replaced both OEM fogs.
the OEM fogs are literally crap and you can't even tell they are on...
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Your best bet is what I did...totally new fogs. Once I post more... I will be allowed to post pics.. I went with the Hella 90MM amd replaced both OEM fogs.
the OEM fogs are literally crap and you can't even tell they are on...
airlaird
you hit on my pet peeve! your fogs are "literally" crap? heh. anyway, i'm glad that solution worked for you, but it does not work for me as i do not drive with my foglights on. i think it's rude to other drivers to do so and i had heard it's technically illegal in some jurisdictions.
 

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I'm noticing more people drive with fog lights these days. I do use my lights frequently when driving in wet weather because it is difficult to see the fog and yellow lines on the highway. Unless they are re-painted each year, they tend to disappear during inclement weather. I was very pleased that the lane departure warning and intervention systems could actually pick up the lines on our cross country trip however.
 

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The fog lights arent really meant to light up anything but what is directly in front of the car on the floor

If you want to get better lighting I would upgrade the bulbs. You always have your old bulbs as backups so its a win win.
 

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What I appreciate most about the JX with the auto-braking feature is when driving in heavy fog even with the fog lights on, I have confidence if I'm getting too close to a vehicle in front of me that I can't see, it starts to let me know right away. During our long cross country trip, there were many times where I focused my eyes closer to the front of the vehicle since my fog lights lit the pavement lines enough where I could at least see them. Without the BCI, I would have had more difficulty since I would have had to look further down the road (like one does in normal driving). The road conditions were so bad that you could barely see the vehicles in front of you. I'm not so sure that brighter fog or head lights would have made much difference.
 
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