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Factory fog lights are built to meet minimum output requirements. Every aftermarket design available provides similar lackluster performance, but with an LED. The focus has been on LED appearance, not increased output. There has never been an aftermarket fog light designed from the ground up for performance - until now.

Diode Dynamics is excited to introduce our Elite Series Fog Lamps!


The first OE-style fog lights that were designed for true performance. With a custom-engineered patent-pending optic, multi-die automotive emitters, and high-power full-copper circuit boards, the Elite Series fog light delivers up to 5 times more output than halogen lamps. With a plug-and-play installation, this is one of the easiest and most effective upgrades you can make to improve your visibility in inclement weather.


Output that Outperforms. The Elite Series Fog Lamp is built around a highly-engineered single-piece PMMA lens. This optic was carefully designed using advanced optical simulation software to produce a light pattern that is wider than any other aftermarket fog lamp on the market, with an 80-degree spread of highly intense light. Even with this extremely wide band of light, the pattern is extremely smooth throughout, with an extremely sharp cutoff to avoid glare to other drivers, including a BMW-style “color flicker” at the very edge of the pattern. Diode Dynamics engineers accomplished all this while still meeting SAE F3 fog light standards, for legal on-road use. Please check your local laws and regulations for aiming, installation, and applicability.


White or Yellow. All Elite Series Fog Lamps are available in a cool white or selective yellow output color.


The white is a 6000K color temperature, which is a true cool white output. This will perfectly match other LEDs on your vehicle, such as DRLs or running lights. The white option also offers a premium BMW-style color band at the very top of the beam pattern.


The selective yellow option is 3000K in color temperature, which is great for high contrast in inclement weather, or in providing a distinctive look on the road. The yellow lamp consists of a yellow multi-die LED emitter paired with a yellow-tinted lens, to provide unmatched output and optical efficiency, even with the intense yellow output.


Backlight Functionality. All Elite Series Fog Lamps come standard with an integrated amber accent light. This backlight feature fully illuminates the main lens with amber LEDs, intended to match other position, sidemarker, or corner lights on your vehicle. This feature can be wired to any constant 12-volt source for your desired vehicle function, using the included tap connector. It will shut off automatically if the main beam is activated. Check local laws and regulations for acceptable use.



Bolt-On Fitment. Elite Series Fog Lamps can be installed on most vehicles in minutes. Simply remove your factory fog light assembly and ours will bolt right in its place, using sturdy glass-fiber-reinforced brackets. With built-in adjustment, the lamps can be aimed after installation. To wire them up, a pair of waterproof plug-and-play adapters are included to connect the lights to your factory bulb sockets.

In the Box:
  • Two (2) Elite Series Type A fog lamps
  • Two (2) H11 4-pin DT backlight tap wires
  • Two (2) T-taps
  • Mounting guide




Note: This kit is a replacement for OEM fog lamps. If your vehicle does not have fog lamps, additional hardware and wiring may be needed for installation.


Click HERE to shop Elite Series Fog Lamps for the 2013-2022 Subaru Crosstrek!


Proven Reliability - Backed for 8 Years. Like our popular Stage Series lineup, Elite Series LED lamps have been extensively tested for long-term operation from -40 to 185 degrees F, along with vibration, moisture intrusion, and corrosion testing. All of these tests are completed to SAE standards, just like factory components on your vehicle. With integrated moisture-proof vents, the lamps can “breath” with changes in temperature, maintaining a strong seal over time. And with built-in circuit protection for voltage spikes and reverse polarity, these lights will keep working for years. They are backed by an industry-leading 8 year limited warranty.




Assembled with Quality - in the USA. Elite Series Fog Lamps are assembled in the USA using OEM-grade materials, including a precision aluminum casting, UV-coated outer lens, copper-core circuit board, and multi-die automotive emitters. After being assembled by Diode Dynamics in St. Louis, Missouri, they are robotically sealed with urethane epoxy for long-lasting protection against moisture, and packaged in form-fit foam for safe transportation. No expense has been spared, from materials to assembly, right here in America.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to post, direct message, or email [email protected].

Note: All US forum members are eligible for a FREE shipping code! Just send us a direct message.

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How do these compare to the SS3 sport, pro and max?
I was curious about the answer to your question, so I went on Diode Dynamics website and found their YouTube Video that explained all of the terms and measurements.

I then went to Diode Dynamics published specifications for each product:

Diode Dynamics Elite Series Fog Lamps

Diode Dynamics SS3 LED Lamps

First: I have to say that Diode Dynamics Video is very informative and, in my considered opinion, well done!

Second: I just installed Diode Dynamics Backup LED's and Cargo Area LED and appreciated the ease and speed that my order was handled and the fact that installation was plug and use - very easy!

Third: So far, I would buy Diode Dynamics products again.

Now with this said, it appears that the Elite Series are a bit brighter than or equivalent to Diode Dynamics SS3 LED Fog White Sport when looking at "Measured Lumens" but, I could be wrong. The number I see is 1,520 lm vs 1,850 lm for the Elite Series. (Again, I could be mistaken.)

What I am curious about is what are the specifications for my stock 2021 Fog lights vs Diode Dynamics products?

(I understand about the rules, regulations and laws concerning modifications to lights.)

Currently, I am very happy with the factory fog lights. But, if I had some specifications on stock vs Diode Dynamics fog lights, then that would help me to decide if I would want an after-market upgrade!

(I am sure the numbers are out there, I just have not looked that hard!)

The other thing has to do with an idea I have.

I have the Subaru Towing Hitch installed. I think it would be neat if I could plug some Red LED's, with magnetic mounts, to the trailer plug and attach them on top of the trailer hitch bar that runs underneath my vehicle. That way when I hit the brakes or used the turn signals, a passive red lights would illuminate under the vehicle. (One side for left turn signal and the right turn signal and both would light up when brakes were applied!)

No wiring or drilling would be required. All one has to do is plug into the trailer hitch.

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How do these compare to the SS3 sport, pro and max?
Elite Series Fog Lamps are right in line with our SS3 Sport regarding performance.

Measured Lumen Output:
ES 1850 lm vs SS3 1520 lm

Peak Intensity:
ES 10200 cd vs SS3 10600 cd

However, our Elite Series Fog Lamps utilize a custom-engineered patent-pending optic that delivers an extremely sharp cut-off, wide beam pattern, and unique BMW style color banding.

We'll have a comparison video soon from our team here at Diode Dynamics but in the meantime, LightWerkz has provided a great comparison video. Stay tuned!

 

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I was curious about the answer to your question, so I went on Diode Dynamics website and found their YouTube Video that explained all of the terms and measurements.

I then went to Diode Dynamics published specifications for each product:

Diode Dynamics Elite Series Fog Lamps

Diode Dynamics SS3 LED Lamps

First: I have to say that Diode Dynamics Video is very informative and, in my considered opinion, well done!

Second: I just installed Diode Dynamics Backup LED's and Cargo Area LED and appreciated the ease and speed that my order was handled and the fact that installation was plug and use - very easy!

Third: So far, I would buy Diode Dynamics products again.

Now with this said, it appears that the Elite Series are a bit brighter than or equivalent to Diode Dynamics SS3 LED Fog White Sport when looking at "Measured Lumens" but, I could be wrong. The number I see is 1,520 lm vs 1,850 lm for the Elite Series. (Again, I could be mistaken.)

What I am curious about is what are the specifications for my stock 2021 Fog lights vs Diode Dynamics products?

(I understand about the rules, regulations and laws concerning modifications to lights.)

Currently, I am very happy with the factory fog lights. But, if I had some specifications on stock vs Diode Dynamics fog lights, then that would help me to decide if I would want an after-market upgrade!

(I am sure the numbers are out there, I just have not looked that hard!)

The other thing has to do with an idea I have.

I have the Subaru Towing Hitch installed. I think it would be neat if I could plug some Red LED's, with magnetic mounts, to the trailer plug and attach them on top of the trailer hitch bar that runs underneath my vehicle. That way when I hit the brakes or used the turn signals, a passive red lights would illuminate under the vehicle. (One side for left turn signal and the right turn signal and both would light up when brakes were applied!)

No wiring or drilling would be required. All one has to do is plug into the trailer hitch.

:)
We have plans for more comparison media of the factory Subaru LED fog lamps vs. our Elite Series fog lamps!

However, in the meantime here is a comparison of the factory LED fog lamps on a 2018 Subaru WRX for reference.

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We have plans for more comparison media of the factory Subaru LED fog lamps vs. our Elite Series fog lamps!

However, in the meantime here is a comparison of the factory LED fog lamps on a 2018 Subaru WRX for reference.

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Thank you for your prompt and professional reply!

(Love the lights you sent me!)

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I was curious about the answer to your question, so I went on Diode Dynamics website and found their YouTube Video that explained all of the terms and measurements.

I then went to Diode Dynamics published specifications for each product:

Diode Dynamics Elite Series Fog Lamps

Diode Dynamics SS3 LED Lamps

First: I have to say that Diode Dynamics Video is very informative and, in my considered opinion, well done!

Second: I just installed Diode Dynamics Backup LED's and Cargo Area LED and appreciated the ease and speed that my order was handled and the fact that installation was plug and use - very easy!

Third: So far, I would buy Diode Dynamics products again.

Now with this said, it appears that the Elite Series are a bit brighter than or equivalent to Diode Dynamics SS3 LED Fog White Sport when looking at "Measured Lumens" but, I could be wrong. The number I see is 1,520 lm vs 1,850 lm for the Elite Series. (Again, I could be mistaken.)

What I am curious about is what are the specifications for my stock 2021 Fog lights vs Diode Dynamics products?

(I understand about the rules, regulations and laws concerning modifications to lights.)

Currently, I am very happy with the factory fog lights. But, if I had some specifications on stock vs Diode Dynamics fog lights, then that would help me to decide if I would want an after-market upgrade!

(I am sure the numbers are out there, I just have not looked that hard!)

The other thing has to do with an idea I have.

I have the Subaru Towing Hitch installed. I think it would be neat if I could plug some Red LED's, with magnetic mounts, to the trailer plug and attach them on top of the trailer hitch bar that runs underneath my vehicle. That way when I hit the brakes or used the turn signals, a passive red lights would illuminate under the vehicle. (One side for left turn signal and the right turn signal and both would light up when brakes were applied!)

No wiring or drilling would be required. All one has to do is plug into the trailer hitch.

:)
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Is the outer lens made out of glass or polycarbonate? With the climate here, foglighs get incredibly sandblasted during the winter.. Even on my old 2003 OBS, I spent hours polishing the stock ones with cerium dioxyde (a glass polishing compound)
 

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Damn it, now I won't be able not to buy them.
Is the outer lens made out of glass or polycarbonate? With the climate here, foglighs get incredibly sandblasted during the winter.. Even on my old 2003 OBS, I spent hours polishing the stock ones with cerium dioxyde (a glass polishing compound)
The lens of our Elite Series Fog Lamps outer lens is made of a UV-coated polycarbonate that has been through hours of testing for durability.

If you're concerned about the lens over time due to harsh road conditions, check out the SS3 LED fog light kit.

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The lens is a single piece of heavy-duty polycarbonate that performs as the lens/optic in one!

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If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to let us know!
 

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Hey there,

I was checking out your video on installing these and noticed your technician spliced the backlight wire to the side marker.

I have a limited with LED headlights, do you have any recommendations on where to install the backlight splice? The side marker is integrated into the headlight housing on the limited model as far as I can tell.

Thanks!
 

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Hey there,

I was checking out your video on installing these and noticed your technician spliced the backlight wire to the side marker.

I have a limited with LED headlights, do you have any recommendations on where to install the backlight splice? The side marker is integrated into the headlight housing on the limited model as far as I can tell.

Thanks!
Great question!

You can tap our backlight wire to any 12v fused source. I don't have vehicle-specific information on hand for additional options to tap but if you give us a call at 314-205-3033 Monday-Friday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. CST, or shoot us an email at [email protected], and our service team would be happy to help you.
 
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