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post #31 of 39 Old 05-21-2019, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Do I understand your description correctly that if I approach you at night, five high white lights will be facing me? If so, I hope that is illegal.
Yup, and funny you would hope that.
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Yup, and funny you would hope that.
Nothing funny about it really. What people often forget when monkeying with their lights is that the lights are not just there for them; the lights are for other drivers to interpret what they are looking at during limited visibility. Exterior lights should be functional, not decorative.

Did you ever look at a line of cars and notice that all tail lights are essentially the same shade of red? That's not just dumb luck.

White lights tell somebody you are coming at them. (Hey look at that - back up lights are white!) Red lights mean the object is not coming at them. Green lights have no place on a vehicle, etc

An arbitrary number and position of lights can be dangerous if it introduces confusion to other drivers. I'm not not saying your proposal does, but that is the concern.

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Has anyone installed these LED s with the fans operating inside the headlights ? The video of these blue ones have loud fans 🤔
Also are you guys securing the canbus modules inside the headlight units ?
I bought some but they didn’t come with the canbus modules so I haven’t tried them - figured they would trigger the error light .
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Has anyone installed these LED s with the fans operating inside the headlights ? The video of these blue ones have loud fans 🤔
Also are you guys securing the canbus modules inside the headlight units ?
I bought some but they didn’t come with the canbus modules so I haven’t tried them - figured they would trigger the error light .
I have an H11 replacement LED with those fans. It is replacing a failed aftermarket Xenon bulb in a 3.3 litre V6 SUV. We cannot hear it over the sound of a running engine.

The output is brighter than that of the aftermarket Xenon bulb but the pattern is not good (a blob of light, no sharp cut off).

BUT, the installation was done in the dead of winter, I was freezing and I rammed it in quickly. I think I might not have installed them with the proper orientation. I think I need to rotate them so that the 2 LEDs on the bulb are oriented left-right.

I had vowed I'd look into it when it was warmer but now my PM build is going full swing... Though because the bulb seems to be working, I'd want to proactively replace the stock PM ones. So I do have incentive to resolve the light pattern problem.



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I ordered two sets and clips earlier today. These were shorter ones with fans and supposedly metal clips to hold them in the socket base
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Please report back on their performance.

Brightness, pattern, hotspots, ease of installation, etc.

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I have a similar LED but you WILL be using silicone.
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They are in. Absolutely right the clips are useless. I RTVed the bases to the housings. Nice thing with these is that they are adjustable to allow the correct orientation of the led head.
My only gripe is they do cause interference in my stereo sometimes 🤔.
These are the shorter backs so they fit with lots of room. Easy install with the typical headlight removal .
I’ll adjust them tonight or tomorrow night.
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So I installed them last week. Clips are useless as expected so the new aluminum bases got RTV silicones in place.. A nice feature with these are they are adjustable so the led can be turned to be orientated for the led to beam left and right.
Everything installed ok though the canbus modules are just loose in the light housings .
The one problems is I do get interfere in the radio some times when they are on.
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