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PostSubject: LED headlights   LED headlights EmptyThu 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.

DDM Tuning
http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/Saber-50W-9006-LED-PR-W

Will update with how they are when they arrive.

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1996 with 254k miles, L32 4" FWI -> ported N* -> Ported Gen V w/3.0" Pulley, Stage 3 Phenolic I/C, ZZP FMHE, 1.84 RR, Headers and 3" pipe to mufflers, F-body brakes, and lowered on Eibachs. -RIP
AMG C400 White on black. Stage 2 w/E30 - 11.9@117 -daily
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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   LED headlights EmptySat 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   LED headlights EmptyWed 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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1996 with 254k miles, L32 4" FWI -> ported N* -> Ported Gen V w/3.0" Pulley, Stage 3 Phenolic I/C, ZZP FMHE, 1.84 RR, Headers and 3" pipe to mufflers, F-body brakes, and lowered on Eibachs. -RIP
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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   LED headlights EmptyThu 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   LED headlights EmptySun 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.
LED headlights Img_2010
LED headlights Img_2011

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1996 with 254k miles, L32 4" FWI -> ported N* -> Ported Gen V w/3.0" Pulley, Stage 3 Phenolic I/C, ZZP FMHE, 1.84 RR, Headers and 3" pipe to mufflers, F-body brakes, and lowered on Eibachs. -RIP
AMG C400 White on black. Stage 2 w/E30 - 11.9@117 -daily
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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   LED headlights EmptySun 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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1996 with 254k miles, L32 4" FWI -> ported N* -> Ported Gen V w/3.0" Pulley, Stage 3 Phenolic I/C, ZZP FMHE, 1.84 RR, Headers and 3" pipe to mufflers, F-body brakes, and lowered on Eibachs. -RIP
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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   LED headlights EmptySun 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   LED headlights EmptySun 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   LED headlights EmptySun 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   LED headlights EmptyMon 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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1996 with 254k miles, L32 4" FWI -> ported N* -> Ported Gen V w/3.0" Pulley, Stage 3 Phenolic I/C, ZZP FMHE, 1.84 RR, Headers and 3" pipe to mufflers, F-body brakes, and lowered on Eibachs. -RIP
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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   LED headlights EmptyTue Feb 20, 2018 9:15 am

Edit:Mine are sold.

Finally got a photo of them at night.
LED headlights Img_2018

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1996 with 254k miles, L32 4" FWI -> ported N* -> Ported Gen V w/3.0" Pulley, Stage 3 Phenolic I/C, ZZP FMHE, 1.84 RR, Headers and 3" pipe to mufflers, F-body brakes, and lowered on Eibachs. -RIP
AMG C400 White on black. Stage 2 w/E30 - 11.9@117 -daily
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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   LED headlights EmptyWed Jul 11, 2018 3:35 am

Nice upgrade! I just bought LED bulbs for my headlights. Will install them this weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   LED headlights EmptyTue Jul 17, 2018 12:55 am

I actually got a set for the new riv. I don't know if it's because my old HID's are worn out or the lenses being foggy is hurting light but the LED's look brighter than the 55w HIDs on the old riv
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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   LED headlights EmptyThu Aug 16, 2018 4:57 am

Good upgrade you got there. I'm planning to convert to LED headlights and I'm currently browsing for one.
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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   LED headlights EmptyThu Aug 16, 2018 11:57 am

The ones I got were Lightning Dark V28-9006. The heatsinks baaarely fit through the opening behind the headlight assembly. The beam does glare a little bit but they are really good! It seemed like they would have the best chance out of all the untested products to not glare which was my main concern but they still do.
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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   LED headlights EmptyWed Oct 17, 2018 9:43 pm

That's a nice upgrade. I might convert mine.
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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   LED headlights EmptyThu Apr 01, 2021 12:16 pm

Hi Codith,
It's been a few years since your LED post, but I'm behind the curve in getting my Riv together.
So, my concern is the light spread.
I had installed 9006 HID 55W Xentechs before I realized they are likely illegal and could possibly cause a cop stop. They're very bright and I like that very much, but the stock lenses spread that brightness wide.

Are these the units you have?
https://www.amazon.com/LIGHTENING-DARK-Bright-Headlight-Conversion/dp/B07N63R679

And have they lived up to the focusing claims (The Core ad copy)?

Thanks in advance.
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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   LED headlights EmptyThu Apr 01, 2021 12:18 pm

Oh, and have they survived? tongue
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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   LED headlights EmptyFri Apr 02, 2021 1:24 am

denim wrote:
Hi Codith,
It's been a few years since your LED post, but I'm behind the curve in getting my Riv together.
So, my concern is the light spread.
I had installed 9006 HID 55W Xentechs before I realized they are likely illegal and could possibly cause a cop stop. They're very bright and I like that very much, but the stock lenses spread that brightness wide.

Are these the units you have?
https://www.amazon.com/LIGHTENING-DARK-Bright-Headlight-Conversion/dp/B07N63R679

And have they lived up to the focusing claims (The Core ad copy)?

Thanks in advance.


Yeah those look like what I got. They're still working great although I've barely driven that car really. It's parked during the winter months and last summer i was more driving the old riv - which has had HID's in it since forever. I should be putting miles on it this summer though since the old riv is going byebye.
For comparison sake, I think the beam pattern of those LED headlights is a bit more under control than the HID's but it's not much less obvious they aren't stock because the beam has sharper edges that kinda go more sideways than they should. The HID's just have a bright glow all over. I've never gotten hassled by police or other drivers about my lights though so I'm not that self conscious about it. I'd really like to see more products tested on a riv but I'm very happy with the upgrade as is.
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PostSubject: Re: LED headlights   LED headlights EmptyFri Apr 02, 2021 10:17 am

Thanks!
I appreciate the input.
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