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I have a 2015 300c non-HID and looking to upgrade to HID but also closely match color/temp of my factory fogs. What's a good place to buy from and should it be around 4300k to match fogs? Do I need any special consideration such as CANBUS?

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Yes, any kit you buy should be Canbus compliant otherwise they will flicker.

Diode Dynamics, a supporting vendor here, should be able to hook you up. I assume you have projector halogen headlights.

I am not sure on the color to match your fogs - even if they are stock - but 4300 is gonna be pretty weak color for the headlights, IMHO. You can get HID kits for your fogs as well and HID fogs are pretty darn awesome performance wise. Get a kit for the low beams and the fogs. Then they will match up just fine.
 

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I agree, 4300K won't make much of a difference. 5000K will be the closest match to your DRL's
I'm running 6000K and there is a slight contrast between the two, but I like 'em! RaceSport Gen 6 is also a good system (I haven't had a any problems) thus far.

I think the 2015+ already have L.E.D. fogs which should be the same color temp as your DRL's. (Not sure). But if you do the fogs make sure that you or whoever installs them does so in away that keeps water, ice and snow away from the ballast. They will corrode and fail.
 

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The 2015 300Cs should have LED fogs and running lights, and Bi-Xenon projection headlights... at least our 300c Platinum does. And they look to be about 6000K in coloration.

 

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My 2015 300c has the projectors, but not HID. 6k is blueish, right?
 

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No just get 8k. Its literally ice blue from them. If you want blue blue like my profile get 10 k. But remember the bluer they get the less visibility. I had 10k they are just blue. Didn't really do much for visibility. Plus when I tell you for $63 you can't go wrong. I was skeptical too. Now my car light up the whole highway. 8k don't need extra wattage or any of that extra stuff they give you options for. It'll come out to 63 dollars with coupon code 10percent 😁
 

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I have used Diode Dynamics’ HID kits twice now with no issues. Both times were 5000k, which IMHO matches the LED DRLs pretty close. If you are looking for brightest light output, then go with 4300k. Any lower or higher than that and absolute light output dimishes. Has something to do with the light spectrum. 5,000k matches the LEDs best. 6,000k will have a tinge of blue and be noticably dimmer. 8,000k will be blue and significantly dimmer. It’s all personal choice. I would not recommend going with an el-cheapo kit. While not too difficult, there is a fair amount of labor to install these kits properly and you dont want to be dissappointed after spending your Saturday. Forum members here have had good luck with DD and also Morimoto.


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Get the diode dynamics LED bulbs. Just switched mine from 6000k HID's to their SL1 LED's and don't think I'll ever use HID's again. The light output is much brighter and has a very sharp cutoff line. They also match the DRL extremely well!

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Get the diode dynamics LED bulbs. Just switched mine from 6000k HID's to their SL1 LED's and don't think I'll ever use HID's again. The light output is much brighter and has a very sharp cutoff line. They also match the DRL extremely well!

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Any issues with these new bulbs fitting in our 300’s housing? How did the install go?


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Any issues with these new bulbs fitting in our 300’s housing? How did the install go?


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No issues with fitting in the housing. Able to fit their antiflicker modules in there as well.

Install is fairly straight forward.. passenger side is easy to get to. Driver side - take off the intake and you're good to go. My only struggle was fitting the driver side bulb. For some reason the clips didn't seem to align very well. So it took a few tries to get the bulb to hold properly. Once it did though it fit perfectly!

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Any issues with these new bulbs fitting in our 300’s housing? How did the install go?


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No issues with fitting in the housing. Able to fit their antiflicker modules in there as well.

Install is fairly straight forward.. passenger side is easy to get to. Driver side - take off the intake and you're good to go. My only struggle was fitting the driver side bulb. For some reason the clips didn't seem to align very well. So it took a few tries to get the bulb to hold properly. Once it did though it fit perfectly!

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How do you like the LED bulbs so far? Are they better or worse in terms of direction light output vs the HIDs you had? I have a 2017 300S with the projection halogens and am very disappointed with their performance. Was looking at HIDs as all the reviews I've seen for conversion LEDs into projection housings were poor at best. I installed HIDs into my RAM 2500 and it was the best thing I did to my truck. Don't want to drop $180 on just looks. Need to see down the road. TIA
 

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How do you like the LED bulbs so far? Are they better or worse in terms of direction light output vs the HIDs you had? I have a 2017 300S with the projection halogens and am very disappointed with their performance. Was looking at HIDs as all the reviews I've seen for conversion LEDs into projection housings were poor at best. I installed HIDs into my RAM 2500 and it was the best thing I did to my truck. Don't want to drop $180 on just looks. Need to see down the road. TIA
The light output with these LEDs versus the HIDs I had previously are worlds apart. I am very impressed with the LEDs. The light is much more focused and brighter than expected. I felt with the HIDs the light was more scattered .. felt like I was using a flood light in a way.

IMO they are worth the money and won't be using HIDs any time soon

I switched purely for the concern you have - being able to see down the road. HIDs weren't giving off enough light. I was running 6k headlights, which didnt match the DRL, so it was a win win after installing the LEDs.


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I was always disappointed with Led headlights in projector housings. Which led set up did you go with if I may ask? Any pictures?
 
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