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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. Mar 12, 2020 at 1:46 PM
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    replica9000

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  3. Mar 19, 2020 at 11:22 AM
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    I wonder how the newest hikari's are
     
  4. Mar 19, 2020 at 3:41 PM
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  5. Mar 20, 2020 at 12:16 AM
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    Jesus, just tell me which one’s to buy.
     
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  6. Mar 20, 2020 at 12:33 AM
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    Look at meticuloisly compiled and recorded data and make your own conclusions.
     
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  7. Mar 20, 2020 at 12:34 AM
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    My eyes started to bleed, but I appreciate the research. Lol. What did you go with?
     
  8. Mar 20, 2020 at 1:06 AM
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    Literally post #2...

    GE Nightbreaker Xenon +120

    GE Megalight Ultra H11 +130

    Phillips H9

    LED's are garbage. Even the super expensive $1200 Morimoto XB LED enclosures barely perform better than a $30 halogen.

    Your best option is going to be a bi-xenon HID retrofit If youre looking to spend the kind of money for the Morimoto XBs. Theres a guy on here who sells the retrofits with lots of different custom options. Way better return for your money than the morimotos, but if your truck needs lipstick, hey go with the Morimotos or any plug and play ebay LED.
     
  9. Mar 20, 2020 at 1:10 AM
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    Thank you for the summary. Glad I asked. I am about functionality, not trendy B.S., although, I like things that look good to me. Lights, not so much. If they are better functionally, ie; better light, then worth it to an extent.
     
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  10. Mar 20, 2020 at 1:24 AM
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    Well if you only want to spend a couple bucks go with one of the halogens listed. Im currently running H9s and am happy with them.

    If you want the best and can justify $1000ish get the retrofits.
     
  11. Mar 20, 2020 at 1:27 AM
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    Can’t justify that.
     
  12. Mar 20, 2020 at 4:21 AM
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    So I have had Hella H9s in since day one. Highs and lows.
    What's the best H9 bulb out now.
     
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  13. Mar 20, 2020 at 8:13 AM
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    Still the standard Phillips H9. Still $8 each on Amazon.
     
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    @crashnburn80 , aren't the Hella H9s still a better bulb than the Phillips. The ones I bought before were from Rally Lights...
     
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  15. Mar 20, 2020 at 6:38 PM
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    Just put these in the other day and I am very happy with the upgrade. Also surprised by how much of a difference I noticed.
     
  16. Mar 20, 2020 at 6:40 PM
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    I asked the same question and @crashnburn80 told me that the Hella bulbs had false marketing claims stating that they were +30 and that they are actually just a standard H9 bulb.
     
  17. Mar 20, 2020 at 9:08 PM
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    That is correct. You’ll notice Rallylights has ‘fixed’ their websites false claim. The Philips H9s are better.
     
  18. Mar 21, 2020 at 11:56 AM
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    Another benifit of H9s no one is talking about is they they run hot enough to sterilize the lens of the truck.

    :D

    Stay safe everyone
     
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    Why you shouldn't believe any clown with a lux meter (not my picture, but I like it):

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  20. Mar 22, 2020 at 11:07 AM
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    Who exactly is this directed at? Also why would you be more credible then others who have a well established reputation here?
     
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