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3rd Gen HID vs LED vs Halogen H11 projector headlights

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by crashnburn80, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Feb 12, 2020 at 1:46 PM
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    crashnburn80

    crashnburn80 [OP] Vehicle Design Engineer

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    Not yet. Sorry for the delay. Working through my backlog since getting my equipment working again.

    Just wrapped up testing on the new Diode Dynamics SS3 fogs, and I want to get some testing of their SAE driving pattern and spots before sending the lights back. I've got a few more things in the queue, but I'll get to them soon!
     
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  2. Feb 13, 2020 at 4:27 PM
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    Custom 3D printed HID / Relay cover!

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  3. Feb 13, 2020 at 4:35 PM
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    Sharp! You should make a bottom for it as well so they are in their own box!
     
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    I was worried about excessive heat and still wanted to maintain some level of ventilation.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2020 at 9:11 PM
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    I'm on this band wagon! Ordered Phillips H9s. So what are we using to upgrade our brights?
    Same thing?
     
  6. Feb 17, 2020 at 10:39 PM
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    Welcome! Your high beams already are running the German Philips H9s. It is the best performing halogen bulb available. For a real high beam upgrade, you need driving lights. See my post below:

     
  7. Feb 17, 2020 at 11:00 PM
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    Would the Hikari’s better than the OE H9’s for the higher beams?
     
  8. Feb 17, 2020 at 11:10 PM
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    My measurements say ~20% improvement. Distance high beam testing is way more challenging for me though, as I end up blasting all my neighbors house windows and I'm sure they already think of me as that crazy guy always out there with his light contraptions. So I am less confident in those numbers as my distance testing wasn't as thorough as I would have liked.
     
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  9. Feb 18, 2020 at 8:59 AM
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    thx! I might try to get some in the near future...
     
  10. Feb 18, 2020 at 4:40 PM
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    Your neighbors
     
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    LOL! Pretty sure I made reference to the same movie somewhere in this thread. :)
     
  12. Feb 19, 2020 at 5:15 PM
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    I've been following this post for a while mainly bc I have a 2008 Impreza with terrible h11 projector low beams. I think they have a multi layered problem but as we dont have many nice days to polish them out this time of year I thought upgrading bulbs was in order. So far I have been really happy. They project further and provide much better foreground lighting than the old, probably degraded german osram bulbs they replaced. I commute at all hours, 45 miles on interstate and am much more comfortable with the visibility in the little car now. I used the link to powerbulbs.com a few pages back and am so far very happy. They were about $35 shipped from England vs $72.99 + sales tax for high end silver stars locally. I may end up buying a set for the taco just because.

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