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#1 Old 12-21-2012, 08:42 AM
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replace H8 fog light bulb on 2012 murano SL

I replaced the OEM H11 bulb on my low beam headlight with a H9. Is there a bulb that is a little more powerfull to replace the H8 in my foglight.
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I replaced my oem fog light last year with Hoen fogs H8 after another forum member recommended it. I have no complaints with it and like the way it looks

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I just changed the fog lamps on my 2010 SL yesterday to the Hoen H8 (Xenonmatch). I did this to try and match the DDM Tuning HID kit that I installed last week. The Hoens are a 4000K bulb, and the DDM Xenons are 5000K. So, the fogs are a little yellower than the Xenons, I was a little disappointed. Overall the results are good, but I wish the color match was better. Btw, for the install of the fog bulbs, there was no need to remove the entire light assembly - maybe that was just a 1st Gen thing. I was able to easily reach the bulbs once the wheel liner was pulled out of the way. Both sides took about 40 mins.

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The H8 is primarily a fog light bulb. Unfortunately, most OE fogs are useless toys so bulb manufacturers don't make "better" (high efficacy) versions of that bulb type.

You can buy blue-tinted bulbs like the Hoens mentioned above, but don't expect them to "perform" better than a standard, clear enveloped H8. Sure, the light color will appear similar to HID light color, but it comes at a cost. Blue bulbs are dimmer than their clear counterpart (tint = filter = less amber light = dimmer), fail 3x faster and are 3x as expensive.

If you're trying to make your fog lights more useful for their intended purpose, go the Daniel Stern route by using Krylon Duplicolor yellow transparent paint and make your lights yellow. Blue or blueish fogs are a waste and defeat the intended purpose (foul weather vision).
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