Putco Silver-Lux LED Low Beam / Fog Light Bulbs

2013-2016 FR-S




Here is the solution for those seeking a bulb that is made in America. It incorporates patented technology to increase light output while remaining highly reliable. Sold as a pair. No housings included. This model is appropriate for most low beam and fog light H11 applications. Can also fit H16 fog light applications. For a vehicle with H11/H16 low beams and fog beams, a quantity of 2 is required to replace all 4 bulbs.
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Putco Silver-Lux Bulbs

Many Subaru factory fog light bulbs are only 19w halogen bulbs. It produces a typical, old fashion orange light and only has enough intensity to light up the road a few feet ahead.

The typical LED bulb that you see looks great in the reflector when viewing the vehicle, but they don't really put out much usable light. Even less than the 19w stock bulb.

Putco is a US company that produces a great alternative with Patented technology.

The base of the light is adjustable so you change the focal length resulting in the best output. Their 100% copper weave cloth heat sink is one of, if not the best passive bulb cooling methods in the industry. This is usually a weak point in many bulbs which causes loss of light output and at times, complete failure.

NOTE: If your WRX / STI was made for the Australian market, we cannot recommend this bulb. The design of the fog light housing for this market is different. The housing contains an additional P13W bulb which may interfere with this one.

Crosstrek owners WITH steering response fog lights (SRF) can use this bulb. However, for Crosstrek owners WITHOUT these, you can purchase our lamp assemblies which will modify your light to an H11 socket (ie Glass replacement fog light housings).

Does not fit low beam applications on vehicles with factory LED headlights.

Compatible with:

  • OEM fog light housings
  • Glass replacement fog light housings
  • OLM Bi Xenon Projector housings

Warranty: 1 year
IP rating: IP67
Minimum Light Output: 3520 lumens per pair
Maximum Light Output: 4000 lumens per pair
Approximate Wattage: 20-25 watts each


HIDs are great for certain applications. A small, thin plastic housing is NOT one of them.

This controlled testing shows the results of a 35w HID kit mounted inside the stock 2015 WRX / STI fog light housing.


In the picture below, you can see the extent of the damage on the inside of the casing.

For this application, the Putco Silver-Lux fog light bulb is a great solution. It also results in much less glare than an HID kit.

Phillips Z ES LED Chip

LUXEON Z ES is a high-power 1.6mm x 2.0mm LED that enables never before seen color consistency, luminance, flux density and design flexibility for lighting solutions because it's the first ever 1-step MacAdam Ellipse warm white LED. LUXEON Z ES is undomed, a feature that provides un-matched optical flexibility for precise beam angle control. Tested and binned at application conditions, 85°C, the LUXEON Z ES emitters are an ideal choice for indoor and outdoor light sources requiring superior beam angles and superior results.

The Silver-Lux setup uses 8 of these precision chips to make for a competent replacement for OEM halogen bulbs.

Current Draw

Efficiency is high on this bulb's list of positive traits. At 12V this bulb is only drawing 1.64 amps. Power is 19.3W at this temperature.

Tuned Light Output

Straight out of the box, the Putco Silver-Lex setup offer superior total light output and uniform color. With the adjustable base, you can rotate the light as required to change the focal length and aim of the LED chips. This ensures that the setup results in usable light which will help guide you through the hours of dusk and night.

Plug and Play Installation

Installation of the Putco Silver-Lux bulb is extremely simple. If the socket fits, that's where it goes! The LED driver to bulb connections come with rubber seals to make sure the connection remains watertight.

The kit comes with an allen wrench for modifying the focal length of the bulb. Simply loosen the screw and rotate the base until it is in the desire position. Once you are satisfied with your setup, tighten it back down. Do not overtighten.

The allen key can also be used on the heatsink to reverse the orientation to create extra space towards the rear of the bulb.


SubiSpeed only offers HID relays when they are possibly required. We have tested the current draw of this kit and found that it does not exceed the factory wiring.

*some Subarus with Steering Responsive Fog Lights are equipped with 55w

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