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Diode Dynamics: SL1 LED Headlights for Chevrolet Silverado!

Diode Dynamics: SL1 LED Headlights for Chevrolet Silverado!

Postby Diode Dynamics [OP] » Feb 28 2018, 4:33pm

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SL1 LED Headlight for Chevrolet Silverado

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkP1m_mTiac&t=44s

How to Install 2014-2017 Chevrolet Silverado Headlight


Diode Dynamics is pleased to offer the USA-made SL1 LED headlight for Chevrolet Silverado applications.


SL1 LED Headlight. If you're looking to improve your visibility at night, you've probably seen many options available for LED upgrades. There's plenty of LED bulbs on the market, but they all have their shortcomings. They're too big to install, have no hotspot in the beam pattern, or they simply stop working after just a few months. With its compact size, optically correct output, thermally-modeled cooling, and boost-mode electrical circuit, the SL1 LED finally provides a true upgrade in performance.


Street Legal Output. Don't be fooled by high lumen numbers or "projector specific" bulbs. Your car's headlights are designed to focus light. If the light source is out of focus, it doesn't matter how bright it is - you won't have a focused hotspot of light to shine down the road - just more glare. To correct this, the SL1 LED headlight bulb was engineered with advanced optical design software, to perfectly match filament location. This allows the SL1 LED to focus light just like an original bulb, preserving the focus and hotspot, with no added glare. It produces a functional beam pattern on the road, in compliance with photometric standards, for a safe, functional output, which we call Street Legal.


Tested to Perform. We test the SL1 bulb in factory headlamps, and measure the entire beam pattern using specialized equipment. It's an elaborate affair: a headlight is mounted to a computer-controlled rotating head called a goniometer. Light shines down a tunnel, where a sensor collects data as the headlight is rotated. The entire beam pattern is mapped, and we compare the total output to the original halogen, confirming that the SL1 bulb shines more light in the hotspot, without adding extra glare on the road. The test results speak for themselves: in most lamps, like the 2015 F-150 Halogen lamp below, there is 30-70% more light in the critical hotspot, with no added glare or spread of light. With optical engineering, testing, and validation in the application, we can assure correct optical performance.


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Staying Cool. You may have seen bulbs that use large straps for cooling, or fans that just make noise. These bulbs run hot, resulting in degradation of output after a few months. When it comes to cooling, proper engineering is required to efficiently remove heat from the bulb. In the SL1, a copper core board, thermal phase-change material, and thermally-modeled zinc casting get heat to the base, where base fins release it, designed for aerodynamic performance in conjunction with the flow rate and pressure of the Sunon bearingless microfan. The result is a highly-effective and reliable cooling system, keeping the bulb running at maximum potential.

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Fitment. With its patent-pending design, the SL1 LED fits where other bulbs won't, without cutting or modification. There's no hanging metal straps, just a compact bulb that plugs right in, with a nylon-reinforced shroud. Only slightly larger than a standard halogen bulb, it fits behind dust caps and in tight spaces. The base sizes are keyed for exact applications, not one-size-fits-all, and the compact driver easily tucks away.


Reliability. Every part of the SL1 LED was designed for reliability, from the high-temperature teflon wire, to the zinc castings, to the reinforced plastics. The compact driver uses a unique boost-mode circuit, which prevents thermal imbalance in the LEDs, and has transient protection for long life in automotive circuits. Finally, the SL1 bulb was put through its paces in our environmental testing chambers - where the bulb successfully performed through dozens of thermal cycles, from -40 through 150 degrees Celsius. The SL1 will keep performing for years, and is backed by a three year warranty.


Experience. After over a decade in business, Diode Dynamics is the most trusted name in automotive LED lighting. Unlike every other LED distributor, we manufacture and engineer products ourselves in the United States, for high quality and fast time-to-market of the newest and brightest LED technologies. We pride ourselves in offering only quality LED products, that will exceed your expectations.

Specifications

Measured Lumens: 1630 (per bulb)
Color Temp (CCT): 5700K Power (watts): 20.2
Operating Voltage: 5-16V
Current (amps @ 13.2V): 1.58 Polarity:
Polarity Specific LED Emitter: Luxeon Z ES
Connector(s): OEM-Size Plug and Play
Driver Features: External, Waterproof, Constant Current
Materials: Copper PCB, PP-TD30 Base, Zinc Heatsink
Cooling: Active, Mag-Lev Microfan
Compliance Ratings: FMVSS108 Beam Pattern, SAE J575 Durability Test

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to post, PM, or email us: [email protected]

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Thanks for looking!
Nick C.
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Re: Diode Dynamics: SL1 LED Headlights for Chevrolet Silvera

Postby Diode Dynamics [OP] » Mar 21 2018, 9:56pm

Here's a few Silverado output comparison shots courtesy of authorized dealer, Lightwerkz


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Re: Diode Dynamics: SL1 LED Headlights for Chevrolet Silvera

Postby Slugworth » Mar 21 2018, 10:16pm

These work in reflector buckets??
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Re: Diode Dynamics: SL1 LED Headlights for Chevrolet Silvera

Postby Diode Dynamics [OP] » Mar 21 2018, 10:21pm

Slugworth wrote:These work in reflector buckets??


The SL1s perform best in reflector style housings!

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Re: Diode Dynamics: SL1 LED Headlights for Chevrolet Silvera

Postby Eppieguy » Mar 21 2018, 11:54pm

I went to your website and didn’t see options for 2010 GMC Sierra. What do you do about the DRL’s?
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Re: Diode Dynamics: SL1 LED Headlights for Chevrolet Silvera

Postby Diode Dynamics [OP] » Mar 22 2018, 2:12pm

Eppieguy wrote:I went to your website and didn’t see options for 2010 GMC Sierra. What do you do about the DRL’s?


We will have updated information on the Sierra soon, here's an output shot with the SL1 LED headlight installed in a 2008:

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They will function at full brightness in DRL locations.

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Re: Diode Dynamics: SL1 LED Headlights for Chevrolet Silvera

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Re: Diode Dynamics: SL1 LED Headlights for Chevrolet Silvera

Postby Badbird2000 » Apr 11 2018, 6:02pm

That's pretty impressive! I'm looking at your website now. These fit in a 2012, with no clearance issues? I am running Sylvania Superstars, getting tired of replacing them every 8 months.
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Re: Diode Dynamics: SL1 LED Headlights for Chevrolet Silvera

Postby Diode Dynamics [OP] » Apr 11 2018, 7:15pm

Badbird2000 wrote:That's pretty impressive! I'm looking at your website now. These fit in a 2012, with no clearance issues? I am running Sylvania Superstars, getting tired of replacing them every 8 months.


Thank you!

The SL1 has a low-profile base. They will fit your 2012 Silverado headlights with the dust-caps installed, with no modifications required.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to give us a call: (314) 205-3033

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Re: Diode Dynamics: SL1 LED Headlights for Chevrolet Silvera

Postby Slugworth » Apr 11 2018, 7:21pm

Interested in these as long as I wouldn't blind oncoming traffic. I have a 2011 Silverado with reflector stock buckets. I know the 2014 buckets seems to be better with light splash.
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