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    Smile 2008 Mazda 3 LED Headlight Bulb Advice

    Hey guys,

    I'm thinking of upgrading my halogen headlights and fog lights to LED on my 2008 Mazda 3. Could you guys throw out some good headlight bulb brands? I'm looking for something reliable, but affordable as well.

    And if you guys have any general advice about doing this upgrade, please throw it out there.

    Thank you!

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    I'm looking into and most likely buying the VLEDs Micro for our 2010 3. The output from the halogen bulbs suck and are worthless at night IMO. Since our daughter is taking the car with her to college this year I'm hoping these will provide some improvement, time will tell.

    http://www.vleds.com/shop-products/led-headlights.html

    *edit - Bought them and hope to have them in hand and installed by/over the weekend.
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    VLED Micro head light bulbs in 5K arrived today and I installed them after dinner. Quite pleased with the brightness as I can now see the road ahead of me whereas it was "murky" with the halogen bulbs. I don't feel as though the actual output has increased but it is nice having the road ahead of me lit up.


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    Sand-blasted headlight covers can really weaken any type of bulbs. I really miss my 1989 MX6 GT's glass headlight covers. Those covers, after 27 years, looked almost brand new. Obviously, glass is much harder than plastic.
    When I polished the Protege's covers, its headlight brightness and sharpness improved quite a bit.

    Don't neglect that part of the equation.

    I do like the LEDs from the factory in my Mazda3, though.
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    Great point. I noticed an improvement after polishing the head light covers on my P5 and NB. The P5 lights were really bad.

    We love the LEDs in our CX5. My wife moreso as she drove the 3 since new and always complained about the light output.

    Here's a shot of the DS cover I took earlier today.
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