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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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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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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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The comment on the lights in the fog is dead on. The bright white light is not too great in the fog. The light eminating from a lower area helps in all cases.

Most are just using them for looks.
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:58 PM   #16
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Light Smoke on the headlights and rally yellow on the DRLs
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Light Smoke on the headlights and rally yellow on the DRLs
Not sure about the headlights but the yellow on the DRL's looks pretty good. Do you have a shot with the DRL's on?
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:21 PM   #18
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I wanted yellow fogs originally, but I changed my mine. I think it looks cool. I want the ACS T3 bumper with the led fog lights now.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:31 PM   #19
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Not sure about the headlights but the yellow on the DRL's looks pretty good. Do you have a shot with the DRL's on?
Yeah, I'll get some better pics tomorrow with them on. This is just a crappy cell phone picture. The light smoke on the headlights isn't really that bad. The RS housing is already dark and this picture was taken in the shade. The main reason I got these was for the protection against road debris... have a look at your lenses, you can see pitting from small rocks.
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I wanted yellow fogs originally, but I changed my mine. I think it looks cool. I want the ACS T3 bumper with the led fog lights now.
Actually that might be pretty cool. Haven't thought about LEDs.
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Actually that might be pretty cool. Haven't thought about LEDs.
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:51 PM   #22
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Sorry, been out of the loop for awhile....

Near as I can remember, it was just a lens that Lexus used. Nothing special, just ugly.


And, for the record, a muscle car is not defined by the horsepower. No one would argue that a Ferrari 599 cranking out 600HP or a Bugatti Veyron making 1000HP is a muscle car. If 300 is the cutoff, is that Genesis coupe a muscle car? No. Muscle cars were originally called that because they used "brute force" to hustle a fairly sizeable/heavy vehicle down the track/street. Because of the size of the vehicle and the power needed, it defaulted to a V8. However, you could argue that the Buick Grand National of the mid-80's was a muscle car (turbo 6). So it isn't cylinder count either. Originally, muscle cars were straightline performers only. Oh, and one other important thing about muscle cars......they were AMERCIAN. No foreign maker produced muscle cars...at least not what was considered muscle cars.

Now, I will also add this to the mix....originally, the Camaro/Firebird and the Mustang weren't muscle cars. They were pony cars. Why the differentiation? I'm guessing because of the size of the car. The muscle cars of the day were the Chevelles, the GTO's, the Chargers, etc. Bigger, heavier cars. The F-bodies and the Stang were smaller cars. That's really the only reason I can think of to define them differently.

Personally, I think the muscle car is dead. No vehicle today makes due with "brute force". Transmissions are so much better than they used to be. Smaller engines making lots of power come in all kinds (turbo, twin turbo, supercharged, rotary, etc). Most cars, even the "why-did-they-make-it-a-4-door" Charger, handle fairly well compared to their ancestors from the 60's.

So, to classify our beloved Camaro, I think we have to use Sport Coupe (or Convertible) for the designation....the Mustang and the Challeger both fit in there too. It also allows for powerful V6's and turbo'd 4's as well....

Just my opinion.
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This topic has been idle for awhile, but thought I'd weigh in here. Here's a link of a 1969 B.I. (before imports) Camaro. Read the blurb above the picture and notice the color of the original.

http://www.pro-touring.com/showthrea...ghts-69-Camaro

I want yellow because I'm nostalgic.
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I'll add a question to the question: so as stated (and thoroughly proven on roads across the country) yellow fog lights work BETTER than normal/white light. That really isnt up for debate. My question is this: would an ORANGE light be better than white light? Would an Orange Light even work? Anyone ever try this? "R1CH"'s pic with yellow tint looks nice on his ride, and I was wondering what an orange tint would look like on some fog lamps.. that might compliment my look nicely.. just a thought. Anyone ever seen/done this?

(P.S.- Please get the answer before this thread gets locked, and Phenixdragon gets banned.. thanks.)
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Not sure whether orange is better than yellow. I suppose you could Google the orange vs yellow to see if there's been anything written concerning that.

As far as aesthics to your ride, I say, "To each his own." Man, if you want it and can find it, and you'd like it, then go for it! It's each individual's opinion of what he/she thinks will make their car the greatest looking/performing to THEM. I think if we'd all be really honest with ourselves, those of us who do things to our vehicles want a sense of uniqueness and individuality. Some like lots of graphics. Some like aftermarket wheels. (My tastes on this far exceeds my taters-n-beans budget, I'm afraid.) Some want decals on front/rear glass. Etc., etc., etc. But that's what makes this part of the automotive industry so great. The chance to express ourselves thru our vehicles. It'd be kinda dull and boring car world if we all had the same tastes. Bottom line, like I said earlier: "If you ontto, you ought to," as my cousin once told me. Hey, you could probably check it out on the cheap by buying some acetate (is that the correct word?) sheets in orange and then cutting size-to-fit circles out of them to apply. Wouldn't be permanent, but at least you might get an idea of " the look". Good luck with it, man!
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