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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. Oct 14, 2020 at 11:07 PM
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    crashnburn80

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    Apologies for the delayed response to this post. While an interesting idea, I just don't see this as a practical test for me to preform. I don't have a way to automate continuous output testing to find that threshold, leaving it subject to manual test intervals over extended periods, which would be difficult at best. In this one, I'll defer to manufacture spec for bulb life. It typically won't tell you how fast the output is degraded but will tell you how long you can expect the product to perform.
     
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  2. Oct 15, 2020 at 3:29 AM
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    I'll have to back track on my original impressions. I actually was out on the road last night with the Pro150's, and there is definitely a noticeable improvement over stock. Not sure why the driveway test was so disappointing, maybe they need time to warm up, or burn in? But they throw more light out to the sides, and it's a nicer white light, and I also notice more light right below the cut off. All and all I'm happy. Still think they are over priced, but if I get close to H9 performance in an H11 bulb that lasts longer then the H9, that's all I was looking for.

    Nate.
     
  3. Oct 15, 2020 at 8:53 AM
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    Definitely a solid improvement over stock. My underwhelming comment was that I had hoped their performance would exceed the GE/Tungsrams, especially for their price point. They do appear have better light to the sides of the pattern, but peak intensity was less than I was hoping.
     
  4. Oct 15, 2020 at 9:36 AM
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    replica9000 Just your average meatbag.

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    This?
    https://mtqinc.com/products/nok9117_2?variant=31725123371083

    This is where to get Nokya products, or from Amazon.
     
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    Hey Smiley. Thanx for the info. LOTS of good info. Looks from what I have determined, the NOKYA 55W Hyper Yellow should hot be hotter than original, but over 5yrs they both melted down at the same time.

    More info to come next week when I get the new housings..... PICS coming then, I promise.

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  6. Oct 15, 2020 at 4:46 PM
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    MikeyMcFly This is heavy, Doc.

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    Interesting, I did not come across that site. The only person on Amazon was a third party seller with a very generic ad and I was sketched out ordering from.

    See how things work out with this harness and go from there.
    I’m impressed you got that long out of the Nokyas. Both those and my Optilux bulbs lasted almost exactly a year in my 2013.

    I’ve got the Hella XY in yellow for my winter setup and I’ve just received a set for my wife’s Jeep.
     
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    Your welcome.

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    I Replaced the factory H16/19W halogen bulb and chrome reflector fog lights. Tried to swap to a H11/55W yellow bulb but no go on the basic OEM fog assembly. Apparently you can on a US TRD Tacoma that has the better H11 halogen fog assembly. If you have the H16 fog assemblies I recommend going straight to The DDS3 sports in 2900K selective yellow and if you want to swap to white lenses to match the light bar you get a nice 3900K yellow when turned on. Fyi the white SS3 fogs are 5900K and both run 15 watts.
     
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    Are you going to swap out the entire assembly for winter?
     
  10. Oct 16, 2020 at 11:25 AM
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    I swap out my fog lamps and grille during the winter so I don’t catch an icicle and crack them. Over the top, sure, but that’s me in general, I think.
     
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    My Tungsram headlight bulbs arrived. Less than 2 weeks via Ebay, shipped from Great Britain via post. Hope to get them installed later today.

    Headlight Ultra 130+.jpg
     
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    Bought the same bulbs but ordered 2 sets, 1 set are installed and the other 2 bulbs for backup. Mine came via ebay/Germany. I did not want to wait for another set to ship from overseas. Not sure how long they will last since the run brighter. Very easy to change.
     
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    That's actually a sound plan, I should have done the same. I'll just tuck the OEM bulbs away for now as less desirable backups. I'm hoping to be able to find the Tungsram stuff locally at some point...
     
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  14. Oct 19, 2020 at 8:50 AM
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    Here is a picture of the light pattern against a wall. Hoping they are not pointed upwards.
    Diode Dynamics SS3 sports and Tungsram Megalight Ultra +130
    20201016_204032.jpg
     
  15. Oct 19, 2020 at 8:56 AM
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    I always do this when relying on bulbs from overseas. Then when the first set burns out, you have plenty time to order more to account for longer shipping times and items potentially being out of stock, as is often the case with the GE/Tungsram +130s.
     
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    Looks decent from the picture, you can measure the top of your fog and the top of your fog beam cutoff and verify the top of the beam is lower indicating they are not aimed upward.
     
  17. Oct 19, 2020 at 10:48 AM
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    You guys got me thinking I should order more now...:anonymous:
     
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    Unless Tungsram's new H11 +150 became available in the mean time and was even better. :) The +130s are solid performers though, wouldn't hurt to have a spare set on hand.

    Correct, that is the OEM high beam bulb. Note that Philips does not distinguish between the country of manufacture for that bulb, so you could receive either a German one or a China one, but both are similar in performance. OEM is German.
     
  20. Oct 19, 2020 at 11:55 AM
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    Have you done anything in the 3000k light range? I’m probably just going to wing it with the hella lights in my low beams this time around but curious if you already did it. I read through a bit and didn’t see much focusing on color temperature as much. I’m wanting to keep it near the 3000k range for the upcoming snow :(
     

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