Video: How to Install Subaru XV Crosstrek Boomerang LEDs! See Installed Pictures!

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    LightbulbVideo: How to Install Subaru XV Crosstrek Boomerang LEDs! See Installed Pictures!



    Boomerang LED for Subaru XV Crosstrek


    Boomerang, or C-Lights will add a nice touch to the exterior of your Subaru XV Crosstrek, by providing a modern white color rather than a washed-out color created by factory incandescent bulbs.

    The installation is 100% plug-and-play, just replace your factory bulb!



    Bulb Design

    HP3: One high-power SMD under a diffusing lens for truly even output (no hotspots). Constant current design and air-cooled base for superior reliability. Features dual contact pins and nonpolar function for easy installation.

    HP5: Four high-power SMDs, under a diffusing lens. Just like the HP3, but run at higher power, with integrated copper plating for superior heat dissipation, allowing maximum brightness.

    Fitment. All bulbs use a quality inject-molded 194/168 T10 terminal, with a full-size base connector and proper pin alignment, designed for exact replacement of your factory 194 bulb. Just remove the old bulb, and plug in the new LED.


    COLOR

    These LEDs illuminate in a crisp, cool, bright, white hue for maximum light output. Our HP3/HP5 bulb models are available in warm white, 4000K, 5000K, 6000K Cool white, and many other color options.

    BRIGHTNESS

    Diode Dynamics offers several brightness options so you can choose what fits you best. These options are listed by the design and the lumen output of each bulb:

    HP3: Much brighter than OEM bulbs. These are bright!. (56 lumens)
    HP5: Nearly triple the brightness of stock OEM bulbs! (92 lumens)


    Lumens. BUYER BEWARE! Most sellers just provide "calculated" lumen numbers, based on the maximum potential brightness of the LED chips on the bulb. For example, if a bulb has five 10-lumen chips, they will rate it at 50 lumens. However, this is not accurate, as the design of an LED bulb does not get rid of heat fast enough to run the LEDs at maximum.

    These "calculated" lumen ratings are much, much higher than the true, measured light output, so it will look like competitors' bulbs are brighter than ours. This is because Diode Dynamics does not provide inflated "calculated" numbers; we believe it is misleading. We test the actual brightness of the bulbs in our lab, to provide real lumen output measurements. Our measurements are accurate, but they are usually much lower than the misleading "calculated" figures.


    QUALITY

    LED Components. Diode Dynamics uses only the highest quality LED chips in the production of its bulbs. This means only brand-name suppliers such as Epistar, Cree, Osram, and Samsung.

    While Diode Dynamics bulbs may look the same as others on the market, most copycat bulbs use economy-grade LED chips in order to reduce costs. This greatly reduces the reliability and overall brightness of the bulb when you compare it to Diode Dynamics.

    Construction. Although LED technology allows for extremely long bulb life, the market is flooded with cheap LED bulbs that fail prematurely due to inferior construction. The worst enemy of LEDs is excessive heat, and when bulbs are not designed properly, they do not disperse heat as well, leading to premature failure.

    Off-brand, cheap bulbs exhibit poor solder uniformity, high levels of flux in the solder, uneven chip placement, low-gauge terminal wires, poor assembly, and bulbs held together with inferior adhesives. At best, solder joints will crack and fail on low-quality LEDs after a few weeks of use. In the worst case, these bulbs can damage housings as the extra flux and adhesive evaporates and creates a residue on the lens of the housing.

    Diode Dynamics bulbs are produced with modern, computerized equipment, and only the best materials, to ensure complete uniformity, high quality, and long bulb life.

    All Diode Dynamics products come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a 3-year limited replacement warranty.



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    Nick C.
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    Our HP3 & HP5 Bulb models are now available in 4000K / 5000K / 6000K Color Temperatures

    Thank you!
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    Are the 4000k listed as the Amber, and the 5000k is the warm white? Is the 4000k closest to the color of the stock bulbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scroggins5000 View Post
    Are the 4000k listed as the Amber, and the 5000k is the warm white? Is the 4000k closest to the color of the stock bulbs?
    4000K will be the warmest color temperature option, aside from warm white, which has an incandescent-like appearance. I personally prefer 5000K for the cleanest look.

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    How soon will these be back in stock? Love my HID LB conversion, but cool blue looks too "aftermarket" when the boomerangs are still stock. Can't wait to post about all your products I've recently switched to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdetox View Post
    How soon will these be back in stock? Love my HID LB conversion, but cool blue looks too "aftermarket" when the boomerangs are still stock. Can't wait to post about all your products I've recently switched to!
    We should have more 194 HP5 5000K Pure white LEDs available within the next week or so!

    Thank you!
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    For those of you looking for a perfect, OEM-quality C-Light upgrade, here's a link to our new C-Light Switchback LED boards designed specifically for the XV: 2013-2017 Subaru Crosstrek C-Light Switchback LED Halos



    Designed and manufactured in-house here in St. Louis, Missouri!

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