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Anyone try the LED headlight bulbs? Found these at a good price, but concerned with the heat sinks and reliability.

9012 LED Headlight Kit | 9012 LED Foglight Upgrade
Yes, I had Zenon Depot LED bulbs in my fog lights (bright!) & HID bulbs in my projectors. A 100% improvement over the junk stock lights.

Make sure you tell them you have a 2015 so you get the correct resistors & CANBUS wiring. 2014s were more forgiving than 2015s & up.
 

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I have the opt7 fluxbeam bulbs. They work well but the problem is they shine a lot higher than the stock low beams. So I had to aim them down, and that causes the high beam pattern to be lower. So now my high beams don't throw near as far. But the led low beams are beautiful


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Often wondered about that aiming issue. Seems to me I have played with LED's and their orientation in flashlights. Darn things seem to have a bit of a directional factor to their light. No clue why as they are just a square thing unless there's an angle component to the construction.
 

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I have the opt7 fluxbeam bulbs. They work well but the problem is they shine a lot higher than the stock low beams. So I had to aim them down, and that causes the high beam pattern to be lower. So now my high beams don't throw near as far.
That's partly why I stuck with halogens (Sylvania ZXEs) for the lows and have LEDs for the highs. Opt7 in the fogs also.
 

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That's partly why I stuck with halogens (Sylvania ZXEs) for the lows and have LEDs for the highs. Opt7 in the fogs also.
I tried leds for my high beams but I couldn't get the dust caps back on with them. I hate those expensive halogen bulbs cuz they are always burning out. Finally fed up with my wife's car because the halogens keep burning out so I bought I high quality hid kit. Hopefully it will last more than 6 months!


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I tried leds for my high beams but I couldn't get the dust caps back on with them. I hate those expensive halogen bulbs cuz they are always burning out. Finally fed up with my wife's car because the halogens keep burning out so I bought I high quality hid kit. Hopefully it will last more than 6 months!


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What leds did you have? Certain kinds are not meant to fit in enclosed headlamp housings. Usually the kind that use fans aren't meant to be used that way. The ones like xenon depot and others that use braided heatsinks can be used in an enclosed housing with the dustcap.

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There are two things different about most LED bulbs:
1) They are usually longer than halogen bulbs. Most come with instructions on how to cut the dust caps & install rubber grommets that allow the wires to pass thru.
2) The LEDs are mounted sideways on the stalks & shine out sideways, using the reflections off the inside of the headlight bucket. An incandescent bulb shines primarily from all sides.

If one chooses a good color temperature LED bulb, the light is usually whiter & brighter. Many cheap LED bulbs have "shadows" present in their light beam. This comes from the positioning of the LED on the stalk. Better LEDs will have multiple diodes around the stalk or they will use a reflector to bounce the light back out to the front of the headlight instead of mostly to the side. We have seen drastic improvements in LEDs just in the last 5 yrs. I have all LED lights in my home. I'm sold on the technology as I saw a significant decrease in my electric bill & a big decrease in the amount of heat produced by the bulbs.
 

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On the same note, I could have bought a lot of electricity for what my Philips hue bulbs and switches cost :)

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On the same note, I could have bought a lot of electricity for what my Philips hue bulbs and switches cost :)

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Switches? At home or your truck? Incandescent bulbs don't last very long for me. Yes, the LEDs were expensive, but none of them have failed in several years. I got most of the big ones on sale at Lowe's & the rest I have replaced through attrition. I use them in my soffits with a dusk-to-dawn timer. The draw less bugs too!
 

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Switches? At home or your truck? Incandescent bulbs don't last very long for me. Yes, the LEDs were expensive, but none of them have failed in several years. I got most of the big ones on sale at Lowe's & the rest I have replaced through attrition. I use them in my soffits with a dusk-to-dawn timer. The draw less bugs too!
Home. Hue switches. Hue tap and hue dimmer switches.

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Now led headlights are replacing halogen lamps, especially in rural areas of the United States need enough bright enough to be safe, I use novsight led headlight can also, you can try it.
 

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Do you have the Quad lamps or the Projectors? I have Projectors. I tried LED but they don't seem to work well with the Projectors. Are the Novsight any better with the Projectors?
 

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Do you have the Quad lamps or the Projectors? I have Projectors. I tried LED but they don't seem to work well with the Projectors. Are the Novsight any better with the Projectors?
Headlight Revolution has some good informational videos on their YouTube channel. Their kits seem to be a little pricier, but at least they have been tested in our vehicles and you will know what the final product will look like.

https://headlightrevolution.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/HeadlightRevolution
 

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I have the Factory mid level grade LED headlights in MY 2019 (Hemi). They R one heck of an improvement over quad halogen from MY 15 ED. Software also turns on fog lights when U turn. Kinda like old style GM, not a bad lil option. On real high trim levels (I have Bighorn), they have projector LED which also turn 15 % when U turn. Not so sure on that mod. The mid grades are pretty awesome actually.

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I am running the xenonhids.com H11 conversion in my quad headlight low beam on my 2014 after having the headlight revolution H11 blow a bulb after about a month of service and not getting any response from their customer service. The HR bulbs were brighter but the xenonhids set have lasted me much longer and the fans seam to help a lot with keeping the bulbs from burning out. Before the HR LEDs I used retroshop HID with projector conversion that I liked a lot but it kept burning up connectors on the warning cancelers, and eventually got destroyed by a doe and fawn mule deer.

I tried the opt7 and xenonhids h13 led conversions in my 2011 dual beam housing and they weren’t any better than stock so I ended up putting in the HID kit from xenonhids. The low beam on them leaves a large blacked out area in the middle of the beam but is still better than stock and the high beam is amazing.
 

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I have a 2014 with the projector low beam and for a month now am using the Innovited HID's with the built in canbus adapter 3500 watt at 6K and they work great! Super bright with just a hint of blue. $60 for set. I also have the Hikari Cree LED's at 6K in the fogs which match perfectly. $50 for set. I have not yet done the High beams but may go with LED's that are fan-less in order to close the dust cover. Really what a difference and quite inexpensive so far. Here are some you tube links of where I got my ideas from Boostedmotorsports.
LED vs HID in projectors
(note I used the 3500 vs 5500 watt due to recommendation from Innovited and built in canbus.)
LED Hikari Fog Lights
 

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I just put in Hikari Ultra LED’s in my headlights and fogs. I can actually see the road at night now! Happy with them so far.
Hi there, a quick question on the Hikaris. Is that the kit that you have installed?
https://hikari-led.com/headlight-bulbs/ultra-led-headlight-conversion-kit.html
Did you have to add load resistors or just installed the bulbs and they work okay?
I've read that there are many LEDs that flicker badly, so wanted to ask prior to buying.
Thanks, man.
 
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