The factory fog lights emit a faint orange light. These are generally lower wattage bulbs than found in your low beams due to a couple of reasons. However, if you are looking for more output, these bulbs are the highest output ones offered to date (9/2019 release).
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 the stock bulb.
OLM has a bulb which has a higher output and whiter light. Most people will not use fog lights for the sole purpose of navigating through fog. Many areas are not even prone to fog. A large percentage of users can benefit from a driving light vs a fog light. Placing more light on the ground during normal driving can increase a driver's situation awareness as well as those around them.
Once installed this bulb does twist to tune the light output slightly. Having the chips in the proper location can greatly affect this.
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).
- 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: 4500 lumens per pair
Approximate Wattage: 42-47 watts each
SAY NO TO HIDs
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 OLM MKII Compact LED fog light bulb is a great solution.
Plug and Play Installation
Installation of the H11 OLM MKII Compact 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.