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scsibob 04-14-2015 03:02 PM

LED headlights anybody tried
 
anybody tried any of the new LED headlights for the non HID people

any ideas or info on http://www.vleds.com/led-headlights/lmz.html


thanks

scsibob 04-22-2015 02:23 PM

well i guess since nobody has tried these i just might have to get a set and give it a go.
time to look and what are the best ones .

JohnConer 04-22-2015 04:36 PM

Sub'd

I'd appreciate any sort of write-up you'd be willing to post as a follow-up. I can't be the only one. Thanks in advance!

CanEvo2012 04-22-2015 05:34 PM

Subbed as well. Would be interested to see how they look.

2k11evo 04-26-2015 11:26 PM

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Interested as well. Keep us informed op :)

pbevox 04-27-2015 01:52 PM

I recently installed a LED headlight conversion kit on my 2012 Mazda 3. I used the H13 kit in 4300k. I got the set off ebay for $67. The 4300k color is very close to OEM with the ever-slightest blue hue. I have installed many HID conversion kits in the past on both cars and motorcycles. I would say that the light output is almost exact same as the HIDs (35w HIDs vs 25w LEDs). It is almost hard to tell them apart from the HIDs, as they look very similar. The LED light bulbs themselves have one CREE LED each. The LED headlights are 'instant on', as opposed to the HIDs that need to heat up before full light is achieved. I know that this only takes a few seconds and is not a big deal, just figured I'd put that out there. I would definitely recommend these as an equivalent option to HID conversion kits.

Apparently these are not supposed to be used on headlights that use a dust cover on the back. The headlight bulbs are very long (there is a small fan with a heatsink on the end of the bulbs. The fans run whenever the headlights are on), and you wouldn't be able to use the dust covers. These dust covers have a rubber gasket on them to keep water off the light bulb and out of the headlight. I just happened to be lucky, because I did not know this, and my headlights (H13) don't have a dust cover, but a gasket around the base of the light bulb itself to seal the bulb and headlight housing. I am not sure what size bulb the EVO X uses.

One important thing to note is that the LED headlight bulbs don't get hot. OEM bulbs, whether HID or halogen, give off ample amounts of heat. In the winter time, this heat helps melt away ice and snow on your headlights. Since I just installed this kit, I haven't been through a winter yet, so don't know, or think, that this will be an issue. I think some OEM LED headlights (Audi, BMW, STi, etc.) have heaters on the headlights themselves to help with this issue. I am not 100% sure on this, and if someone else knows, please tell. Here are pics of the headlights I purchased. I will try to take some pics of the headlights tonight.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1000_.jpg
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1000_.jpg
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1000_.jpg

pbevox 04-28-2015 02:39 AM

More pics:

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/u...psljqwvrye.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/u...psbwnie8ze.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/u...psruzjr5sc.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps2pzgauyj.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/u...pskzamiode.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/u...psawwymgqs.jpg

JohnConer 04-28-2015 02:52 AM

Looks to me like only the bottom half of your headlight projector lens is getting/projecting light. Not to say that there is anything wrong...as you said, there is only the one LED... But imagine how much more light there would be if another LED was mounted on the other side of that panel.

Thanks for the info!

pbevox 04-28-2015 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnConer (Post 5310625)
Looks to me like only the bottom half of your headlight projector lens is getting/projecting light. Not to say that there is anything wrong...as you said, there is only the one LED... But imagine how much more light there would be if another LED was mounted on the other side of that panel.

Thanks for the info!

I agree with you man. The fact that only the one LED is putting out as much light as one HID bulb is pretty incredible also. But as you stated, one on each side would put it over the top!

scsibob 04-28-2015 12:10 PM

Ok step one trying to find the LED head lights.
So fare what I have found is that some of the older LEDís use a constant current module which have now been replaced with the LED assembly having the constant current module included in to the LED fixture. the new ones don't require a cooling fan either. This makes for a better and easier fit. also makes for easier replacement in the future.
Then I noticed that some come with lenses over top of the LEDís them self, looks like they are not being used in the next gen LEDís either, so they are out. Looks like the next gen LED are using an ETI chip style.
Now time to look for some that fit my wants and needs. LOL


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