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ADVICE: LED White Daytime Low/High Beams on 2016 SX+

I finally picked up my Canadian black 2016 Sorento SX+ V6 yesterday, the wife and I are very happy and pretty satisfied with our purchase. I say "pretty satisfied" as I'm already bothered by the yellow daytime low/high beams and license plate lights that clash and IMO look very out of place when compared to the HID headlights, white DRL strip, and LED tail lights.

I've searched this Sorento forum and have found many of you tend to agree with me, however I am unclear as to the best type of bulbs to achieve a bright white that matches everything else. Looking for some advice.

1. License Plate bulbs are C5W according to the manual, can I replace these with any C5W LED bulb such as: Amazon.ca C5W LEDs
If someone has a better suggestion/product please let me know.

2. Daytime Low/High Beams, are they H7 like the manual says or H11 like I've read in other peoples threads? Can someone with a Canadian 2016 SX+ please let me know?
As other members have posted I would like my daytime low/high beams to match my LED fog and DRL white lights, therefore I think I'd like to get the OPT7 FluxBeam LED, Amazon.ca Green-L LED or Amazon.ca Sylvania ZXE. However in the past I have found that Halogen bulbs still come off as yellow on daytime low beams that are also high beams, perhaps because of the power/wattage that is reduced when the daytime lows on selected? Again, if someone has a better suggestion/product please let me know.

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For the license plate, I went with these

https://www.amazon.com/SYLVANIA-6418...vania+led+6418

For the headlight go with the Green-L you won't regret it there are bright and white they were recommended by Josuet a member here he is Awesome. and yeah the low beams are H11 and high H7 hope this helps a bit.
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Went with the ZXE and could not be happier.
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You will NOT find the LED's to be bright enough or project enough. Don't waste your time and money. Just go for the ZXE. I have tried them all, they are a nice bright white. Keep in mind that if you stand next to the car and look at the lights they will appear yellow, that is from the refraction in the lenses. You need to drop back 10-12 feet and squat down a bit and you will see they are true white.
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I will be happy to sell you a brand new pair of Flux X LEDs. No returns.
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For the license plate, I went with these

https://www.amazon.com/SYLVANIA-6418...vania+led+6418

For the headlight go with the Green-L you won't regret it there are bright and white they were recommended by Josuet a member here he is Awesome. and yeah the low beams are H11 and high H7 hope this helps a bit.
Thanks @ztorque for the publicity lol.

Only reason I didn't go with the ZXEs is because of the lifespan they feature (125 hours as per package itself)

Green-L are cheap and powerful.

For the high beam you need something that works with the DRL, most LED's won't.

I ordered this kit from ebay to replace the entire interior lighting plus license plates (festoon 36mm).

8Pcs White LED Lights Interior Package kit for 2011-2016 Kia Sorento+Free Tool | eBay

If planning to order let me know cause apparently Korean version has different bulb types that NA built sorento. They had to send me a few extra bulbs for the types that didn't match. Mine look a bit blueish because of the license plate cover.

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Thanks @ztorque for the publicity lol.



Only reason I didn't go with the ZXEs is because of the lifespan they feature (125 hours as per package itself)



Green-L are cheep and powerful.



For the high beam you need something that works with the DRL, most LED's won't.



I ordered this kit from ebay to replace the entire interior lighting plus license plates (festoon 36mm).



8Pcs White LED Lights Interior Package kit for 2011-2016 Kia Sorento+Free Tool | eBay



If planning to order let me know cause apparently Korean version has different bulb types that NA built sorento. They had to send me a few extra bulbs for the types that didn't match. Mine look a bit blueish because of the license plate cover.



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@ztorque share a pic of your Green-L.




Here is a shot from last night
@josuet what are you running on you high beams?



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Looks good man. I'm quite satisfied with mine too.

Still running stock ones...might get the ZXEs as they aren't used as often as the low beams.
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Thanks everyone, your responses have been awesome!

I appreciate the pic @ztorque , it's what sold me. Can you guys review my order to make sure I'm getting the right parts? Mainly that I understood correctly that for the Canadian Sorento SX+ the low beam is h7, the high beam is h11, and the license is specifically a 6418 36mm bulb (not 39mm).

Amazon.ca order:
1. High beam H11 Green-L
2. Low beam H7 Green-L
3. License 6418 36mm (the other ones suggested are $60 due to shipping)

I'll make sure to take some pics when everything arrives.
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Everything ok except the high beam..H7

"WILL NOT FIT WITH HEADLIGHT KIT WHICH HAVE DUST COVER,CAN NOT WORK WITH DRL SYSTEM AND PROJECTOR LENS."

As said, most led won't work with DRL and our Sorentos do have highbeam-dependent DRLs


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