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PostSubject: LED headlights   Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:40 pm

My HID bulbs are starting to discolor after 4 years of use (this kit). Decided to try the newest thing on the market, LED headlights.

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Will update with how they are when they arrive.

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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:51 pm

Definitely interested in hearing about what you come up with.

This is a future goal of mine so long as they don't get too hot and melt the assembly.
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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:04 pm

DDM tends to take a while to get stuff over from chine. They have stuff on amazon but cost a few $ more than their website and i wasnt in any hurry.
They arrive today and I hope to install saturday. Will add some before/after pics.

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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:36 pm

I do kinda wonder how old-school US DOT-style assemblies perform with LEDs. Projectors with LEDs are great, usually.
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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:46 pm

Got them installed. Love them, and it's extremely hard to take a picture that shows how bright they are.
Pros:
Easy install, instant on brightness, color is perfect white, brightest light I have ever had(oem,silversrar, hid 50w all don't put out like these do)
Cons:
They do have the same bright spot as the HIDs did, didn't really expect otherwise.
Pic shows dying HID on right and good 50w 6500k HID on left. Second pic is same on left and new 55w 6000k LED on right.


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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:47 pm

Again the camera keeps auto adjusting the color and brightness. I'll try to get one at night.
LED is brighter and more pure white than the HID.

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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:27 pm

Would LED's low power consumption will affect the alternator's output? They look nice.
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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:39 pm

Wouldn't expect any change in how the alternator or battery operated.
One more thing to note, the HID ballasts made a buzz noise when running the LED makes a hum bc of small fans at the back of each bulb. Only notice it with the hood up and the car off but lights on.

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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:55 pm

I actually did wonder about that. Any thoughts on putting on fog lamps at all?
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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:57 am

Im not a fan of fog lights and i wouldnt want to block my I/C with them. If you drive in a lot of foggy areas, bright pure white LED/HID lights may not be the way to go for you.
There is a reason fogs are yellow in color. I do still have halogens (silverstars) in for high beams just in case something fails or there is fog on a back road.
Most of my driving is around areas full of retirees and tourist. I want ppl to see me coming, even in the daytime.

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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   Today at 9:15 am

They are for sale ($60+shipping) if anyone who was looking at this mod is interested in trying them.

Finally got a photo of them at night.

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