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Review: NOKYA OEM Style LED Projector Fog Light Kit Clear (NOK9560)

I meant to write this review a few weeks ago but did not have the Nokya projector fog lamps installed on the Prius due to lack of time and because my fog light comparison project was still ongoing. I ordered these lamps from TunersDepot.com and received them within a day once they shipped. I had to wait since the item were backordered, but no more than two weeks. It appears that TunersDepot.com is the only dealer that carry these lights where you can readily order them.

This is the description of the lights on the Nokya box:

  • OEM quality
  • E-Mark certification
  • 18-month warranty
  • 10 watt LED x 2 per light, 900 lumen per light, 5300K
  • Consumes less power compared to halogen and HID fog lamps
  • Long-life - 60,000 hours compared to halogen (6000 hours) and HID (20,000 hours)
  • Multi-reflector and projection design for optimum fog light distribution
  • Heavy-duty die cast aluminum housing for efficient heat dissipation
  • UV protected glass lens (will not dull like plastic)
  • Made as direct fitment for 2010/2011 Prius and other Toyota models
  • Plug and play. No additional wire harness required

The Nokya 9560 LED projector fog light replacements are just as its item description describes, two direct replacement fog lamps. The lamps arrived in the following box, wrapped with a polyethylene bag:

Nokya LED Projector fog lamp replacements for 3rd generation Toyota Prius

Nokya LED Projector fog lamp replacements for 3rd generation Toyota Prius

The box contains two heavy-duty fog lamps wrapped individually in their own polyethylene bag; no instructions, no tool set nor installation kit is included. Again, they are sold as a direct OEM replacements:

Content of the Nokya LED projector fog lamps replacement

Content of the Nokya LED projector fog lamps replacement

The lamps themselves are heavy duty and are manufactured with apparent quality control in place. The lens on each lamp is made of thick glass and pairs with the black aluminum die-cast body seamlessly. It's a night and day comparison when you look at the aftermarket fog light kit sold on eBay (i.e. misaligned lens, low quality plastic housing, etc.) While the construction of these lamps are of great quality, they lack markings, which I find unusual. There are no markings indicating which lamp is Left or Right or how to orient the lens. The only way to make sure it's oriented correctly is to compare the tabs of these LED replacements with the ones you've installed on your car. That is, the projector is oriented towards the sky.

Quality constructed OEM replacement lamps

Quality constructed OEM replacement lamps

Die-cast aluminum body, but no markings

Die-cast aluminum body, but no markings

A note worthy mention: these are sealed-beam lamps. Meaning the LED circuit boards are sealed within the aluminum housing and there are no bulbs to replace. Since the lamps are fixed, they cannot be aimed either as the aiming knobs are non-existence. There are also two high power LEDs within the housing. One LED shines through the lower glass projector while another LED is located inside the upper cavity:

Multiple LEDs behind the glass lens

Multiple LEDs behind the glass lens

As far as installation goes, they are direct OEM replacements. Simply put, remove your OEM or OEM-style aftermarket fog lamps from the bumper, install these LED projector replacements and plug them in. In my case, I noticed that the plugs from the aftermarket Yaris fog light kit were not oriented correctly. Since these lamps use LED technology, the power and ground needs to be in the correct polarity in order for the lamps to operate - unlike HID or halogen bulbs. To illustrate:

Incorrect polarity of plug and wire harness

Incorrect polarity of plug and wire harness

White from the wire harness is power, red from the fog lamp is power; they do not match up. Simple fix is to de-pin the power and ground cable from either plug and re-pin them into the correct position. I chose to de-pin the aftermarket wire harness plug since the Nokya lamps are more expensive:

De-pinned fog light connector

De-pinned fog light connector

Re-install them the connector and plug everything in place:

Correct polarity orientation of wires

Correct polarity orientation of wires

Now you can turn the lights on to test that they work properly:

Nokya LED projector fog lamp fired up

Nokya LED projector fog lamp fired up

As far as lighting is concerned, Nokya indicated that each lamp is illuminated by two 10 W high power LED, giving off a collective output of 900 lumens. When looking at them directly at night, their brightness drown out the light output from the OEM halogen projector head lights. Being that they are still LED, their total light output is still weaker than HID outputs. The color is about 5300K, really bright white, above 4500K but below 6000K. They look like HIDs from afar and will make the car they're installed on clearly visible at night. They also compliment the daytime running LED lights on the 2012 Prius perfectly and I can imagine that they will compliment the 2012 Prius Five LED projector head lights quite nicely as well. Here's a couple of photos of the lights at work:

Day light shot with Nokya projector LED fog lights on

Day light shot with Nokya projector LED fog lights on

Day light shot with Nokya projector LED fog lights and OEM LED DRLs on

Day light shot with Nokya projector LED fog lights and OEM LED DRLs on

Day light shot with Nokya projector LED fog lights and OEM LED DRLs on, from an angle

Day light shot with Nokya projector LED fog lights and OEM LED DRLs on, from an angle

Night shot with all lights off

Night shot with all lights off

Nokya projector LED fog lights on

Nokya projector LED fog lights on

Both Nokya projector LED fog lights and OEM halogen projector headlights on

Both Nokya projector LED fog lights and OEM halogen projector headlights on

Close-up of Nokya projector LED fog light illumination

Close-up of Nokya projector LED fog light illumination

Close-up of ground illumination

Close-up of ground illumination

These lights can also replace OEM Toyota fog lights on Corolla, Camry, Highlander, Yaris and Rav4. I'd recommend you confirm fitment before investing in these lights.

Cutoffs and Output

For photos of light output and cutoffs, please refer to an updated entry: Update: Nokya LED projector fog lights and Xentec 5000k HID cutoffs

Where to Buy

TunersDepot.com - $239.95, free shipping

2 thoughts on “Review: NOKYA OEM Style LED Projector Fog Light Kit Clear (NOK9560)

  1. Anonymous

    Hi
    Love your DIYs from clubrsx. I was wondering if you still have the write up for installing fog light for rsx. Thanks

    1. Steve Post author

      Funny thing you asked, I am in the process of transferring it into the blog. Should be available by Sunday. The DIY is for OEM Acura fog lights. If you're installing aftermarket fog lights, you can follow the DIY I wrote for the Prius. It's pretty similar in terms of wiring.

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