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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 22, 2020 at 11:09 AM
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    I've put blue circles around who it's directed at:

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    It's clearly not directed at OP, who uses a spectroradiometer, which completely sidesteps the issue of incorrectly/inaccurately tuned lux meters, as well as lux meters that are specifically tuned for the SPDs of LEDs. This is only directed at people who go out of their way to choose the world's most inaccurate lux meter so they can inflate the numbers of their LED bulbs (Headlight Revolution, TRS, etc.)
     

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  3. Mar 22, 2020 at 12:03 PM
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    So just some random dude on YouTube who may or may not have even heard of TW?

    Guess I’m just confused as to the point of your post?
     
  4. Mar 22, 2020 at 12:04 PM
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    I wasn't aware that Headlight Revolution is a random dude on YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/user/HeadlightRevolution

    I just found the graphic interesting and it really goes to show that all their claims (below) need to be cut by 40% if not more.

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  5. Mar 22, 2020 at 12:13 PM
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    HR is so completely full of shit weasels.
     
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  6. Mar 22, 2020 at 12:21 PM
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    Sorry, I don’t follow any headlight influencers. All your circle showed was an “HR.”

    Got it. So no change, I’ll still stick to @crashnburn80 recommendations, supported by TW user experiences.
     
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  7. Mar 22, 2020 at 1:12 PM
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    Good idea, since he's not going out of his way to source inaccurate lux meters. Quite the opposite, actually; he paid extra for a NIST-certified lux meter and a spectroradiometer.
     
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    Speaking of weasels . . .

    Did you know that young weasels could fly?

    Here's one riding a woodpecker.

    I think he's planning on inviting the woodpecker to dinner. :)

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  9. Mar 22, 2020 at 2:33 PM
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    See junior? I told you we'd catch a woodpecker this way.

    Junior! Where are you going with our dinner?

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  10. Mar 22, 2020 at 10:17 PM
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  11. Mar 26, 2020 at 1:23 AM
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    So hikari H11 is the best LED tested over stock right now?
     
  12. Mar 26, 2020 at 4:27 AM
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    No

    The hakari $1200 sealed LED enclosures are the best LED over stock, and the only one so far better than halogen upgrades.

    Any LED you plug into the stock h11 projectors is going to suck because the projector is tuned for a halogen bulb.
     
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    Ordered ge megalight +130's from powerbulb with a discount code. Excited to give them a shot!
     
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    On page one hikari was said to out perform the stock bulb and Morimoto 2.0 led bulbs as well were the second? So what’s everyone running to get a 6000k color and still perform good without spending a $1000?
     
  15. Mar 26, 2020 at 11:29 AM
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    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...ctor-headlights.589465/page-106#post-22171352

    That's because they are not designed for our projectors. If you understand how a maglite works when you adjust the head to control the focus, you are adjusting the distance between the light source and the reflector.

    This is tuned for the bulb in a headlight, with LEDs engineers try their best to match that distance but have not engineered an LED that can output light multi-directionaly like incandescence. The other factor at play is the thickness of the LED light source being much wider than an incandescence filament which also throws off the tuning of the projector.

    LED's in halogen headlights are always going to be terrible, there's no way around it until they engineer a different type of LED.
     
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    Hikari Ultras perform better than stock. Just not as good as a performance halogen.
     
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    I can't speak for all of the other everyones, but THIS everyone is using H9 bulbs, and doesn't WANT 6000k headlights.

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    Hikari makes a complete Tacoma headlamp assembly?

    Link?
     
  19. Mar 26, 2020 at 12:26 PM
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    You know what I meant. Morimoto, whatever... Japanese named something or other...
     
  20. Mar 26, 2020 at 1:17 PM
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    So what bulb is recommended for a 6000k? I’m not looking to win a contest here. Just need my lights to match up to other lights and have some decent output.
     

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