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#1 SFBMX88

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 09:41 PM

Picked up a set of Truck-lite LED 27450C headlights from http://www.drivetrai...-yj-headlights/ (lowest price per pair Ive found @$350).  These are basically the same as the GE Nighthawk LED headlights,  probably come out of the same factory too.  Didnt want to buy from Ebay or Amazon for fear of receiving knockoffs.  Install was super easy as these are plug-and-play.  The pictures of the light output do them no justice!  Excellent visibility, but I still need to aim them.  Fitment with the plastics installed is perfect.  Lights turn on instantly being LED.  There is no warm up time as normally associated with HID.

Construction details - these are put together very well.  They're also slightly heavier than standard 6054 halogens.
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The lense is a bit thicker then a normal 6054 sealed beam, but it does not affect fitment/headlight opening/closing.
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Halogen sealed beam on left, LED on right:
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Sorry for the cell phone pics :lol:
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Low beam:
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High beam:
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Low beam:
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High beam:
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Low beam:
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High beam:
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If you've been considering these, then do it!  LED has come a long way.  No need to deal with projector retrofits, "projector" housings on ebay, mounting ballasts, or losing your high beam trying to switch to HID.  Just be sure to get  a set from a QUALITY manufacturer and legit vendor.  So many knock-offs these days....http://betterautomot...m/tag/knockoff/  Also, stay away from the LED retrofit bulbs that fit into H4 housings.  Light output and focus isnt gonna be anywhere near that of a properly designed LED light assembly.

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 11:15 PM

Look really nice...would like to see how they hold up long term, as I'm eventually looking for something to replace my stock beams.  Please keep us posted.

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 03:22 AM

Look nice. I am using a set of Opt 7 HID In AUTOPAL Housings.(in my 4x4) They are awesome, so Hid can be a good with the right parts.
Looking forward to driving impression on dark roads and curious how you like them in the winter

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 01:01 PM

Im probably not gonna drive this as  often as I used to, so these are probably gonna be the last set of headlights I ever buy for the car.  Google search other forum threads for long term reviews.  These have been out for at least 3 years now, so you can probably find more info out there than I would be able to provide.  

http://www.yotatech....-review-265275/
http://www.pirate4x4...ights/index.php
http://www.mr2oc.com...ad.php?t=558153

Ive read on other forums that they may not be well suited for snow driving since they dont generate enough heat to melt any built up snow on the lenses.  Doesnt look like they have heated lenses available for the 5"x7" yet as with the 7" round model.

http://www.jk-forum....lements-295456/

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 02:05 PM

I was on superbright LED's .com the other day looking for these:

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which I had already put in my 2000 Dodge Ram pickup with great success, they work awesome!  $100 a pair so pretty reasonable, I had already converted the old sealed beams to halogen bulbs using cheap ebay housings so the above LED bulb would be a drop in replacement.

But then I ran across THESE:

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And I went a little crazy.  Got the black for Oscar and the chrome for the White Bear.


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Kind of pricey at $180 each but I think they will work better, I haven't tried them at night yet but they sure throw a beam in the garage.

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 11:08 AM

Robo-Quest.  Let us know how they work!

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 10:25 PM

Update? Night pictures would rock


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 04:41 AM

yes like to see some night time pics.

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 10:49 AM

Low beam:

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High beam:

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Front, pretty sure it's high beam:


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 12:37 PM

Pretty clean cutoff

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 08:25 PM

Yeah they look great!!!

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 06:09 PM

Do people get mad when you're behind them?

I have 8k HID HL and 3k fogs right now. People hate me, I might as well have lasers and cut everything down with how bright they are.

If led is better for the driver and not so bad for people around you I'd like to convert to it

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 08:00 AM

Are they aimed properly?  No one has complained, I drive Interstate 94 a lot and I'd estimate at least 1/3 to 1/2 of the tractor trailers have converted to LED headlights and I don't mind them behind me.  LED's make the reflective parts of the roadsigns pop, you can see way further down the road.
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Posted 10 August 2016 - 05:39 PM

Yeah I have them aimed properly in projector housings. They are just super bright. At the time I installed them I wanted to create the Sun on the surface of the Earth but now I feel bad. Except when no one is in front of me.

Also people get mad at me but I have had my lights drowned out by other O.E. cars like Yukons or Audi with factory HIDs

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 08:55 PM

Isn't that the biggest difference between LED and HID? If I am correct, HID causes a lot of glare, causing people in front of you to get ticked off....where as LED has much less glare with the same output. Might just be talking out of my tail but I have heard that before.

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 09:05 PM

View PostConnerf5, on 19 August 2016 - 08:55 PM, said:

Isn't that the biggest difference between LED and HID? If I am correct, HID causes a lot of glare, causing people in front of you to get ticked off....where as LED has much less glare with the same output. Might just be talking out of my tail but I have heard that before.

That's the theory but in practice, led has significant glare if the housing and/or diodes are not correct for the application. Think of a cheap led flashlight. When it's not aimed at you it's rather dim.. But get a glimpse of the actual diode and it's several times more intense than a much brighter output halogen. It's all in relation to the amount of lumens created per surface area of output medium. Halogen filaments are large so the light Is projected from a broader area, where as hid and led have much smaller focal points giving of equal to/greater than lumens. The housings need to be correct to accept hid or led efficiently.




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