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Old 06-28-2010, 08:59 AM   #1
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Yellow Lexus Type Fog Lights?

Does anyone know a setup that would work on my SS in which the fog lights would give off the yellow look that a Lexus does? I just love the yellow on Lexus fog lights where it is like a crystal yellow. I tried doing this on an RSX I owned with 3000K HIDs but it looked like piss yellow, really light colored piss. Just was horrible.
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:13 AM   #2
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Yellow fogs are for imports! Yuck on a Muscle car!
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:29 AM   #3
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I agree.

Yellow fogs =
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:49 AM   #4
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Does anyone know a setup that would work on my SS in which the fog lights would give off the yellow look that a Lexus does? I just love the yellow on Lexus fog lights where it is like a crystal yellow. I tried doing this on an RSX I owned with 3000K HIDs but it looked like piss yellow, really light colored piss. Just was horrible.
I would like this look also. I've been trying to find either amber bulbs or amber tint that I can apply to the lenses. But as you said, it has to be the right color.
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:55 AM   #5
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Maybe it is just a lens. I never really looked into how Lexus gets their yellow like that. Just bright and clear.
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:58 AM   #6
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That's funny....I worked for the Lexus dealer here in town and, like myself, most of the employees hated that yellow look. Especially on the cars with the HID headlamps....the fog lights needed to "match" the look of the headlamps.

Many customers hated it too. Consequently, most people kept the foglights turned off. The Lexus DRL's were just as bad.

I'll be switching my Camaro foglights to "match" the HID headlamps so that it looks right, not making them "yellower".
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:59 AM   #7
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Do you know what it was that made them that yellow that only Lexus has?

I do like the halogen whites with HID headlights but never liked HID fog lights.
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Put some new bulbs in a box with burning cigarettes and they'll get that dingy yellowish look.
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Have you tried eBay? Most likely they'll have something close there, if not the bulb, then perhaps a lens tint.

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Have you tried eBay? Most likely they'll have something close there, if not the bulb, then perhaps a lens tint.

::drives his RS Camaro all over this thread::

I could look but when I looked for my RSX I never really could find (online) what Lexus does. Maybe I just need to go to the dealer.
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That's funny....I worked for the Lexus dealer here in town and, like myself, most of the employees hated that yellow look. Especially on the cars with the HID headlamps....the fog lights needed to "match" the look of the headlamps.

Many customers hated it too. Consequently, most people kept the foglights turned off. The Lexus DRL's were just as bad.

I'll be switching my Camaro foglights to "match" the HID headlamps so that it looks right, not making them "yellower".
This is what happens in this celebrity, fame, appearance, style-obssessed culture; they want the looks they think will impress others and that's all that matters to them. Purpose or function is irrelevant. People are actually willing to compromise function just for the sake of a trendy "look".

To me it doesn't look "right" for fog lights to match the headlights because I know the purpose of fog lights. Fog lights are intended to penetrate fog and haze which is why you see yellow lights from the manufacturers that understand that. Bright white light reflects and bounces back in your eyes when it hits fog or haze, so it actually makes it harder for you to see. Yellow minimizes that effect enabling you to see farther under bad visibility conditions which is the whole purpose of fog lights and why coincidentally enough, they are in fact called fog lights.
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This is what happens in this celebrity, fame, appearance, style-obssessed culture; they want the looks they think will impress others and that's all that matters to them. Purpose or function is irrelevant. People are actually willing to compromise function just for the sake of a trendy "look".

To me it doesn't look "right" for fog lights to match the headlights because I know the purpose of fog lights. Fog lights are intended to penetrate fog and haze which is why you see yellow lights from the manufacturers that understand that. Bright white light reflects and bounces back in your eyes when it hits fog or haze, so it actually makes it harder for you to see. Yellow minimizes that effect enabling you to see farther under bad visibility conditions which is the whole purpose of fog lights and why coincidentally enough, they are in fact called fog lights.
Dunno...never seen factory fog lights that are really functional.
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Well a lot of interesting comments on this one

Having lived most of my life in the snow and rain belt, yellow lights are much better in snow, rain and fog than white. Do factory fogs do a lot? Depends on what you are hoping for. Seems a lot of people think they should somehow be duplicate low beams, just a little lower. No, never seen factory fogs that do that, Lexus included. Most just fill in the area from the bumper to the low beams of the headlights. Better than nothing but not what some hope for.

Some like the look of yellow for the fogs, some don't.



It's all good. There are other options available if the yellow is too much for you in our vendor thread here
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you can also do a 3000K 5202 HID kit for this....
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