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post #1 of 39 Old 03-28-2019, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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L.e.d. headlights

Just replaced my factory headlights a few weeks ago. They weren't burnt out, even after a year and 3 months. I tried the Sylvania ZXE Golds and they were junk. Bright, but liight was all over except the road....couldn't grt them adjusted...tried an h7 led light, but it only had 2 leds....1 top and 1 bottom...light output was ok, but not spectacular by any means. A little better beam on the road, but not great. They will probably be alright in the hi beams, which i swapped to see. The new H7s i ordered have leds on all for sides, plus a fisheye lense on the end which shoots into the nacelle where the stock bulb shoots.
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What was used to hold the LED in place?
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2018 159" V6, high roof, front windows only
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I suspect you are not going to get a good pattern from that bulb. The reflectors are designed for a thin, long filament at a specific location. The bulb you show won't line up, and you are likely going to have a lot of light going up when it should be going down.
I upgraded my headlights to LEDs, but they have the chips arranged as 2 rows of LEDs, one on each side, so that it will correctly illuminate the reflectors and give me a sharp line on the low beams. I also offset the high beams so that I get a large area illuminated on the road.
A bulb like you show would be great for the fog lights.
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What was used to hold the LED in place?
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I suspect you are not going to get a good pattern from that bulb. The reflectors are designed for a thin, long filament at a specific location. The bulb you show won't line up, and you are likely going to have a lot of light going up when it should be going down.
I upgraded my headlights to LEDs, but they have the chips arranged as 2 rows of LEDs, one on each side, so that it will correctly illuminate the reflectors and give me a sharp line on the low beams. I also offset the high beams so that I get a large area illuminated on the road.
A bulb like you show would be great for the fog lights.
Yeah, im seeing that...what bulbs do you use?? I I know they're size specific....just experimenting. I'd order a set of what your using, asap!!!..i use the Sylvania fog leds and love them. Like those better than a few others i tried.
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The sylvania H7 ZEVO LED works great, NOT FOG

Install with silicone

Pricy at 200 canadian but I have easily spent that on replacements.
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Thankya very much!!! I figured i wasn't going to like the bulbs i bought, but for 20 bucks its all good. Gonna order those Supernovas today. Thanks!!!
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Just swapped the hi/low beams out with each other on both sides. The low leds are dual sided which puts the leds on a left/right config in the housing which is how they are replicating the original reflector and bulb filament design for the oe halogen bulb. They dont have the output i expected, which is why i bought the 5 sided ones......more is better, right???😂🤣
The setup i have now will work until i recieve my new ones. It seems most manufacturers in 2019 have already figured out how to position the leds in the same position as a stock halogen filament, so it seems most will work, especially just using rtv red to hold it in place.
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Finally installed and red RTV'd my new Aikee LEDs...definitely better than stock.
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