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Hi guys,

I know this topic is probably posted sometimes before. I couldn't find...so here it is.

When I start the car and release the e brake (during day time) i notice the DRL comes from the Highbeams. I was just wondering if they are the same thing.

So if i were to replace the bulb with a bright/whiter light or hid (9005), would my DRL also be brighter?


thanks
 

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Hi guys,

I know this topic is probably posted sometimes before. I couldn't find...so here it is.

When I start the car and release the e brake (during day time) i notice the DRL comes from the Highbeams. I was just wondering if they are the same thing.

So if i were to replace the bulb with a bright/whiter light or hid (9005), would my DRL also be brighter?


thanks
yes it would be proportionally brighter. DRLs which use the high beams are at 40-60% power depending on maker.
 

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HIDs cannot be used with reduced voltage DRLs. HIDs can only run at full power. I would never recommend HID for a separate high beam due to distorted beam pattern and warm up time. If you did a brighter high beam, the DRLs will also be brighter but may not be blindingly bright.
 
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