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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. Nov 22, 2020 at 2:02 PM
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    replica9000

    replica9000 Just your average meatbag.

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    Yes. I just bought a couple sets for my dad's F-250. It'll be a few days before he can comment on if they're better though.
     
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  2. Nov 22, 2020 at 2:04 PM
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    They are better. How much better, I don't have the data, but I'd expect mild/moderate enhancement. It won't be anything drastic. Unfortunately there are very few options for H13/9008.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2020 at 2:08 PM
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    You'd think the headlamps should be great already since they use two reflectors at the same time vs the usual one.
     
  4. Nov 22, 2020 at 2:29 PM
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    So you haven't given this any serious thought ... :rofl:
     
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  5. Nov 22, 2020 at 2:39 PM
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    Just did the H9, huge improvement! All philips bulbs from Germany thru Amazon, note the back of the packaging indicates bulb life at 500 hours.
     
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    I was wondering if those ever showed up. Haha. Looks good!
     
  7. Nov 22, 2020 at 4:54 PM
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  8. Nov 22, 2020 at 10:11 PM
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    Nicely done. The emitters look a little large for precision focus. A helpful thing to include in your review would be a wall shot at about 20' away with one halogen and one LED to compare the hotspot pattern focus and placement. I'd include them in the thread if someone wanted to lend me a set.

    If I were a betting man though (I'm not, Engineers are way to risk adverse) I'd put all my eggs in the basket of the latest Morimoto LED product launch with the unprecedented 2.0mm width. I really look forward to testing those and expect we'll see the best optical performance yet from a replacement LED.
     
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  9. Nov 23, 2020 at 1:18 AM
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    Thanks. And I agree about the wall shot. Unfortunately I don't have a good place to do that. The inside of my garage has bare OSB walls (not to mention all the stuff piled against the walls) and the outside has too much light pollution from the parking lot lights to get a true comparison. I was trying. But, that's where I felt the road shots were the best tool. Especially considering, as you mention, the often downfall of LEDs is the light output beyond 20' and into the 40' range. HR has a few good comparison videos, but we have already established the potential issues there considering their affiliation with GTR Lighting. The output shots were all taken at the same on ramp location, but as you can see, I didn't get an exact perfect match of conditions. Just as close as I could.

    There's no doubt it isn't an exact match to the size of the halogen filament, but it is pretty close. But, again, there's a lot of room for error in that statement considering I didn't have a truly accurate way to measure them and my side-by-side shots of the bulbs aren't the best. But, I am definitely looking forward to seeing your results from the Morimotos as well. If I remember, I'll have to get back with you about loaning them out.
     
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  10. Nov 23, 2020 at 9:23 AM
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    You know it is Black Friday week when your email starts blowing up with all the sales. Got this one from TRS, so I'll order up those Morimotos for 15% off.

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    Nothing like spending $250+ to get a free TRS face mask :rofl::rofl:

    The 20% off deal for the Morimoto XBs is pretty tempting.
     
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    Looking forward to it! I've been getting similar emails recently as well from places I thought I unsubscribed from.

    Looking at their website, it appears to be the same as GTR Lighting and Headlight Revolution. Are they affiliated too?
     
  13. Nov 23, 2020 at 10:46 AM
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    TRS has been buying up aftermarket lighting companies. In the last two years they have purchased Headlight Revolution and Xenon Depot. Gives the illusion of competition.
     
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    That makes sense. They should at least use different website formats
     
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    Well stated!
     
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    Loving my Hikari Ultra H11s reviewed here. Got them a few days back for both high and low beams. I hope they last as long as advertised but either way very impressive LED over stock. Here are some pics of high and low beams.
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    Will be ordering the Diode Dynamics SS3 Max fog kit in yellow this Friday. Thanks for the help!
     
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  17. Nov 23, 2020 at 11:44 AM
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    I might be wrong, but I don't think Selective Yellow is available in the Max Fog version yet.
     
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    It is available on their website for a Dec 15th shipping. Will see if there is a Black Friday deal...
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    Hit up @memario1214 for that specifically. He may be able to make the magic happen for you.
     
  20. Nov 23, 2020 at 12:01 PM
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    Yeah, I gots boost
    Can confirm that the yellow Maxes are eligible for BF pricing. Already up and priced appropriately on my site! :thumbsup:

    shipping anticipated to begin on 12/15
     
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