What’s the difference between H16 and 5202 LED bulbs for the Tundra?

New 2014+ Tundras have a new fog light housing and a new fog light bulb. These new bulbs are now labeled as H16. Until this fog light housing came out, the bulb style used has never been called an H16. Before this light was released, an H16 bulb looked totally different than this new bulb. The new Tundra fog light bulb is actually more like an H11 bulb. This has caused a lot of confusion when upgrading the new Tundra fog lights.

The problem is all aftermarket LED manufacturers call the 5202 bulb an H16… If you buy an H16 LED bulb from ANYONE, you will not get the right bulb for your Tundra! When picking an LED bulb to replace your stock Toyota Tundra fog light bulb, your best bet is to order an H11. Here’s why:

Left: 2014+ new H16 Bulb. Right: Traditional H16 Bulb. Totally different bulb fitments.

Left: 2014+ new H16 Bulb. Right: Traditional H16 Bulb.
Totally different bulb fitments!

Left: Traditional H11 Bulb. Right: 2014+ Tundra new H16 Bulb Very similar in style and  fitment.

Left: Traditional H11 Bulb. Right: 2014+ Tundra new H16 Bulb
Very similar in style and fitment.

Left: Traditional H11 Bulb. Right: 2014+ Tundra new H16 Bulb Very similar in style and in fitment. When upgrading 2014+ Tundra fog lights, an H11 bulb is needed, not a traditional H16 bulb.

Left: Traditional H11 Bulb. Right: 2014+ Tundra new H16 Bulb
Very similar in style and in fitment. When upgrading 2014+ Tundra fog lights, an H11 bulb is needed, not a traditional H16 LED bulb.

To make it easy for you, here is a list of LED bulbs that will replace the OEM H16 halogen fog light bulbs in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Toyota Tundra:

 

GTR Lighting GEN 2 LED Conversion Kit:

 

  GTR Lighting Reflex Series H11 LED Bulbs

 

  GTR Lighting H11 Lightning Series LED Bulbs

 

  GTR Lighting H11 16-LED High Power CREE 80W

 

  Putco Nite-Lux LED Headlights, H11

Check out our newest Tundra fog light video for more information.

 

Headlight Revolution, Red White and Bright Jeep LED Headlight Sale

Until Monday July 6th, in honor of the 4th of July and Independence day, Headlight Revolution is doing a seriously incredible and crazy event!

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www.HeadlightRevolution.com Independence Day Sale – Buy Vision X LED Headlights for your Jeep Wrangler, and get LED fog lights for FREE!

The sale is simple:

Step 1: Purchase the Vision X Vortex 7″ Round LED Headlight Kit for 2007 – 2016 Jeep Wrangler JK from Headlight Revolution:

Chrome or Black Chrome Jeep JK LED Headlights

Step 2: We’ll contact you after you place your order and ask WHICH LED FOG LIGHTS DO YOU WANT FOR FREE!?? When you buy either of the Vision X LED headlight kits from Step 1, you can have ANY of these fog light kits for FREE!

Jeep Wrangler JK LED Fog Light Bulb Upgrade Level 1

Jeep Wrangler JK LED Fog Light Bulb Upgrade Level 2

Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights (TYPE M)

 

 

Measurement Specs on the new GTR Lighting GEN 2 LED Headlight Bulbs

There’s a new LED headlight product out there that people are getting really excited about because it’s an LED bulb bright enough to be used in your fog lights or your headlights, and it’s not built like an HID conversion kit. The new GEN 2 LED Headlight bulbs by GTR Lighting have 2 really unique things going for them:

1. They are “All-In-One” which means there’s no external driver or ballast.

2. They come with 5 different color shields that allow you to have 6 different colors of light output!

These two benefits listed above also come with their own problems:

1. Because the LED driver is built in and the bulb is “all-in-one” it’s actually taller than the old style with the external driver even though the bulb part is shorter.

2. Because they have hot-swappable color shields when you’re using one it adds a little bit of size to the diameter of the light emitting portion, thus making it not work with the color shields installed in some applications. If your car has a tight fit for the bulb opening, you might only be able to use these bare, without the color shields. Here are some pictures to demonstrate:

Here you can see a side by side comparison of the GEN 1 LED Headlight bulbs (left) and the GEN 2 LED headlight bulbs (right).

Here you can see a side by side comparison of the GEN 1 LED Headlight bulbs (left) and the GEN 2 LED headlight bulbs (right).

Here you can see the underside of the two bulbs. The one with the silver metal fan is the original kit and has a much larger diameter than the new bulbs.

Here you can see the underside of the two bulbs. The one with the silver metal fan is the original kit and has a much larger diameter than the new bulbs.

This picture again shows the GEN 1 (left) versus the GEN 2 (right) and you can see the bulb base is smaller on the new bulbs, but the bulb length is longer also. This fixes one problem of having a large base, and potentially raises a new concern of the bulbs being too long to fit some applications. It's more important to have a smaller diameter than a short length, so the new design will definitely fit more applications.

This picture again shows the GEN 1 (left) versus the GEN 2 (right) and you can see the bulb base is smaller on the new bulbs, but the bulb length is longer also. This fixes one problem of having a large base, and potentially raises a new concern of the bulbs being too long to fit some applications. It’s more important to have a smaller diameter than a short length, so the new design will definitely fit more applications.

Here you can see all of the measurements from the GTR Lighting GEN 2 Dual Beam Headlight Bulbs.

Here you can see all of the measurements from the GTR Lighting GEN 2 Dual Beam Headlight Bulbs.

The new GEN 2 dual beam LED headlight bulbs from GTR Lighting are actually larger than the old style when you have a color shield installed, but this isn’t really a concern with the dual beam bulbs because housings for this style of bulb are huge. If for some reason you do run into a fitment issue with the dual beam bulbs (a very rare problem) you can always remove the color shields to gain some space and run them at 5,000K color.

The single beam bulbs from the new GTR Lighting LED conversion kit lineup come in 2 sizes: the larger styles like H11, 9005, and 9006, and the smaller styles like H1, H3, and 880.

Here are the sizes of the larger single beam styles:

Here you can see all of the measurements from the GTR Lighting GEN 2 Single Beam Headlight Bulbs.

Here you can see all of the measurements from the GTR Lighting GEN 2 Single Beam Headlight Bulbs.

Here are the sizes of the smaller single beam styles: