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GL1500 driving light BULB

I am installing the driving lights (under the headlight). The "old school" style. They look like the driving lights you install on cars. I am trying to go LED with them. What bulb does every one use to replace the H3 Halogen bulb?
I looked on the internet and getting all types of replacements. I want one that can be seen as in stock style.
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If you are installing the driving lights to function as driving lights, I.E., project beams of light to assist in lighting the highway, you may want to stick with the H3 bulbs. As many have found out, LEDs don't have a single filament like a standard bulb, and as such, they don't function the same with regard to 'projecting' a beam of light down the road. They may be very bright to look at, from a visibility standpoint, but the light beam is scattered, and doesn't do much to light up the road ahead of you. That has been the experience with the lower cowl 'driving lights', and with headlights that were converted to LED.
You might want to try these. I installed 2 a year ago, and am very happy with the amount of projected light, and the very low amp draw.
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