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Heads up for anybody thinking of buying led sidelight units

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:30 pm
by whiteDevil_170
So after my original set failing I found this seller on ebay. He was selling the exact same set as I had before from a group buy. Me and quite a few others have had these units fail. And I know some people have bought more than 1 set.

I bought another set as they look fantastic when they work :shake: .

This new set lasted around 2 months before they stoped working again. Now in the listing it says it comes with 1 year warrenty. Contacted the seller from China and he said yes it comes with warranty. Told him what was wrong and he said send them back. I said I will but I want a refund because I don't want to go through with this again.
Seller agreed to this even saying send a copy of postal recept and he will refund that to. Great so I sent them back. Emailed proof of postage and tracking. Waited 2 weeks for it to get there. Even though it says it will take 7 days . Emailed the company through eBay at least 15 times and had no response what so ever.
Over the course of another month I continued to email and got nothing back. So I have no lights no refund and no reply to messages. Can't claim through PayPal or report via eBay as it has gone past the allowed time frame. :grumpy: :grumpy:

Word of warning to anyone thinking of buying from this seller. They lights will fail eventually as the quality of the connections are poor. The customer service is disgraceful. Don't buy them

Link to light units
http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/371060212564

Re: Heads up for anybody thinking of buying led sidelight un

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:51 pm
by Roy_01
Whats the name of the seller? IVe also a broken set after 6 months of use. Quality is rubbish.
Maybe if you make them water proof and seal the lights completely they will last a bit longer.

Re: Heads up for anybody thinking of buying led sidelight un

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:06 pm
by whiteDevil_170
People have done that and some have still failed.

Re: Heads up for anybody thinking of buying led sidelight un

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:07 pm
by whiteDevil_170
Seller is etop_wholesaleuk

Re: Heads up for anybody thinking of buying led sidelight un

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:31 pm
by Shaun1982
So glad I didn't buy any even though I really want some. I'm sure that seller has had identical listings at different prices too

Re: Heads up for anybody thinking of buying led sidelight un

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:33 pm
by Roy_01
How about the jls tuning / iullian drl leds? Are they still available and has the quality been increased?

Re: Heads up for anybody thinking of buying led sidelight un

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:00 pm
by whiteDevil_170
Roy_01 wrote:How about the jls tuning / iullian drl leds? Are they still available and has the quality been increased?

No idea .
Never owned any of those sets.

Re: Heads up for anybody thinking of buying led sidelight un

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:14 pm
by Roy_01
http://youtu.be/kyeGpSQLiks

Ive sent him an email if he still makes the drl leds. If he doesn't maybe im trying the dectane drl leds.

Re: Heads up for anybody thinking of buying led sidelight un

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:57 pm
by Shaun1982
Sure I've heard the dectanes are pants too. Another issue I've got is I don't like how some look. Its hard to explain what I don't like about some lol

Re: Heads up for anybody thinking of buying led sidelight un

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:23 pm
by chrismiked
i am a lighting engineer for an LED company based in the uk, we sell LEDS light fittings commercial / industrial we buy from china but 9 / 10 suppliers sell a load of crap so its difficult to find a decent one, personally i would try LEDS from a uk manufacturer if you can find one, cant say i have looked, or Japanese these will be more expensive, but you get what you pay for I'm afraid,
i will have a word with my Chinese suppliers "decent ones" and see if they can recommend where to buy from.

Re: Heads up for anybody thinking of buying led sidelight un

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:36 pm
by Roy_01
Hi that would be great. IVe searched a lot over the internet but there Isn't quite much what doesn't come from china. The most common problems with them is they are not water resistant and the quality of electrical components. Im thinking of rebuild the internal with quality component and seal the complete unit after this. Dont know how much work it will be. Btw I dont like the dectanes either, the led celis bundle is too small it doest look very good. If you find some reliable drl leds i will be pleased to hear it too. I payed around 220 euro for the 4design leds so expecting some more than 6 months till failure.

Re: Heads up for anybody thinking of buying led sidelight un

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:06 pm
by Shaun1982
The other thing I think about nodding a set is where are you going to stand x amount of months down the line when they inevitably go the shape of a pear & you need to send them back? I'd imagine the seller washing their hands as they aren't how they were bought.

Re: Heads up for anybody thinking of buying led sidelight un

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:49 pm
by Roy_01
Anybody who has tried these before? I've just bought them and gonna give it a try.

http://www.exledshop.com/exled-custom-l ... -copy.html

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Re: Heads up for anybody thinking of buying led sidelight un

PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:12 pm
by smilesapart
Roy they look fantastic.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:04 am
by salsajoe
Roy_01 wrote:Anybody who has tried these before? I've just bought them and gonna give it a try.

http://www.exledshop.com/exled-custom-l ... -copy.html

Image


Wanted LEDs like these but put off by the bad publicity of those found so far. Any update on how these are performing would be good? Look to be lots of places where water can get at the electronics if not sealed well from the pictures posted?

Re: Heads up for anybody thinking of buying led sidelight un

PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:53 am
by Roy_01
I have bought these now http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/262048557589
Brand: 4design led
I had them before but they lasted 1 year. The seller gave me a some discount and told me that this is a new version of the light. They are sealed properly but about quality i cant tell anything yet.
I have them fitted for 3 weeks now. Im searching for an option to dim them when the main bulbs are in but cant find it in vcds. The drl is very bright.

Re: Heads up for anybody thinking of buying led sidelight un

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:30 am
by roc82
Roy_01 wrote:I have bought these now http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/262048557589
Brand: 4design led
I had them before but they lasted 1 year. The seller gave me a some discount and told me that this is a new version of the light. They are sealed properly but about quality i cant tell anything yet.
I have them fitted for 3 weeks now. Im searching for an option to dim them when the main bulbs are in but cant find it in vcds. The drl is very bright.

Luckily i saw Devil's post because i was just about to order those drl's, it such a shame they're quality doesn't match the looks.
I've been looking on ebay for some alternatives and found a similar led to the ones posted by you, only much cheaper (almost half price, which is odd- are they just the same?)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LED-Daytime-R ... 2048557589


Did anybody tried these?
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Super-Br ... 89507.html

Re: Heads up for anybody thinking of buying led sidelight un

PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:22 pm
by ash.mtl
Any update on this yet ?
Anyone recommend some decent ones ? Maybe even try getting a group buy together

Re: Heads up for anybody thinking of buying led sidelight un

PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:49 pm
by roc82
ash.mtl wrote:Any update on this yet ?
Anyone recommend some decent ones ? Maybe even try getting a group buy together


Lets update the topic from below, i am too very interested in buying a drl that works
viewtopic.php?f=39&t=16589&p=177110#p177110

Re: Heads up for anybody thinking of buying led sidelight un

PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:24 pm
by CleanDiesel
Any sets about for the face lift R-Line with 3 lights in the bumper?

Had a quick look on ebay but didn't see any.

Also, off topic here, but is the bumper itself the same shape so a splitter to fit an older mk3 scirocco (with the honeycomb grill) will fit a new one?