Apr 27

How hot is too hot? Adding DRL in retrofitted housing

Turns out TRS doesn't make a DRL strip in the length I need. Found these strips that can be cut to size and they also make them in a natural white, which is perfect for what I need.


Using an 18" strip I can cut it in half to use one half for each headlight. My concern is the amount of heat coming off of the strips. After being on for a while, they're pretty warm to the touch.... so I'm wondering if this will be an issue inside the housing? These will be used as a DRL which will remain on at all times while truck is running.

These are going in a new tundra headlight btw. Any suggestions are welcome. Maybe there's another DRL strip out there I don't know about. Each headlight needs a 9" strip.