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LED Headlight Low Beams Conversion- Just Finished

LED Headlight Low Beams Conversion- Just Finished

Postby AutoDistributorDrct. [OP] » Jun 27 2013, 5:57am

I just purchased a trial set of high quality LED low beam bulbs. They are like Xenon HID's but more reliable. Also you don't need to worry about them not firing up when you start them. They offer an increase in light output; stock bulbs are 1500 lumens, and these are 1800 lumens. I didn't expect much of an increase in brightness, but these are much brighter. They also give off light at 6,000 Kelvin (this is closer to daylight so your eyes pick things up better that light as opposed to the yellow light of a halogen bulb). This kit uses small ballasts and CREE LED chips. CREE is a manufacturer headquartered in Durham, NC, and is widely considered to have the highest quality LED chips. Here are some pics of stock vs. LED.

These pics show the difference in light output, but the white balance was definitely off. See the pictures of the light against the wall in my garage for the light color.
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Please don't mind my dirty garage, these were quick iPhone pics, but it's a good pic of the stock vs. LED against a wall:

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Here's what the conversion kit looks like:

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Here is a picture of it with a stock bulb by it for size comparison:

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A picture of the bulb:

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A picture with the CREE LED chip:

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Here's one of the cooling fan, these bulbs were pretty neat:
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I have had HID's in past vehicles, HID's in bi-xenon projectors as well. I have personally converted headlights and done the projector retrofits in different vehicles in the past. I feel the bi-xenon projector was the best vision for where the light was projected, however above the cutoff line the visibility was poor. These LEDs offer a perfect balance of a lumen output upgrade, with the perfect light color, while not being overbearing to oncoming traffic like my HID's glared. They also make the truck look classier at night.

I ordered them as a test product for the store. I think I am going to start carrying them as long as these last me, I plan on giving them a hard test. Let me know if any of you have had experience with the LED conversion before. I can get these at a great price, so its feasible.
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Re: LED Headlight Low Beams Conversion- Just Finished

Postby SomethinBoutaTruck » Jun 27 2013, 6:38am

Joe, thanks for the useful information you have posted here and the great pictures as well. What I am more interested in, is what years you can get these lights to fit, how long they hold up in your rig (or if there is a warranty) and how good of a deal is "a great price?"

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Postby semicrazysemicrazy is online! » Jun 27 2013, 9:43am

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Re: LED Headlight Low Beams Conversion- Just Finished

Postby AutoDistributorDrct. [OP] » Jun 27 2013, 7:49pm

It is looking like after all the shipping and handling they would be $129. The cheapest I have found non wholesale is $159 so far. These would have a 1 year warranty.
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Re: LED Headlight Low Beams Conversion- Just Finished

Postby BNSF » Jun 28 2013, 12:46am

I've tried numerous LED off the internet and found nothing but junk. Probably have tried 3 or 4 different kinds without any success. I'm currently using expensive HID that either burn out after 6 months, or the ballast blows after the warranty expired. Any info on trying these, I'm interested.
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Re: LED Headlight Low Beams Conversion- Just Finished

Postby DrkZide » Jun 28 2013, 2:20am

Wait...which side is which?
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Re: LED Headlight Low Beams Conversion- Just Finished

Postby AutoDistributorDrct. [OP] » Jun 28 2013, 3:04am

The brighter looking side is the LED light. They are a diamond white 6,000 kelvin light if you want to google what it would look like. I showed some people at the dealership today and everyone liked them. So far so good with them.


These look to be a higher quality LED kit then the others I saw when I was searching since these had a large heat sink and cooling fan. They are warrantied for a year so I figure it's worth a try.
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Re: LED Headlight Low Beams Conversion- Just Finished

Postby 07silvr » Jun 28 2013, 9:42am

Very interesting :|
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Re: LED Headlight Low Beams Conversion- Just Finished

Postby DalyDaly is online! » Jun 28 2013, 5:26pm

This looks like an interesting alternative to HID's, is it a possibility to get some pics on a back road or street some where? So we can see how far there out put is.
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Re: LED Headlight Low Beams Conversion- Just Finished

Postby BNSF » Jun 29 2013, 4:49am

.............or some info on purchasing?
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