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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. Dec 30, 2020 at 4:17 PM
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    tclavell

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  2. Dec 30, 2020 at 4:24 PM
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    Highly unlikely you find them for local sale. Philips H9, on the other hand, super easy.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2020 at 8:53 PM
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    I've been running H9 Hella Performance 2.0 bulbs in my lows for a week now and can definitely attest to the improved light output. It is a lot better than stock and doesn't create any glare for oncoming drivers. Going to pick up a set for the highs as well.

    I haven't decided on fog light bulbs yet. I'm in conversations with Daniel Stern regarding a set of high-luminance selective-yellow bulbs. Will be sure to post my impressions if I go that route.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2020 at 8:57 PM
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    the highs are already h9
     
  5. Dec 31, 2020 at 3:04 PM
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    I just wanted to show you guys how much shorter the glare cap is on the Philips +100’s vs. the GE/Tungsram series. Upper arrow is bottom of the silver glare cap. Bottom arrow is the bottom of the blue band.

    I’m no expert, but anecdotally speaking, I do think this gives you a much wider beam pattern than the GE/Tungsram bulbs. The difference in blocked light is huge.
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  6. Dec 31, 2020 at 7:01 PM
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    Funny, your comment about the decrease in intensity made me check when I installed my H9's...at this point it's almost 18 months. I don't think you notice them getting dimmer because of how much better they are in the first place compared to stock. I guess I should look into replacing mine by now too.
     
  7. Jan 2, 2021 at 7:54 AM
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    I can’t wait for the Gen2 Morimoto review!!
     
  8. Jan 3, 2021 at 8:08 AM
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    I apologize if this has been asked already. I've been digging through this thread and can't find an answer. Is there a decent bulb replacement option for non LED factory fogs? I have a 2020 TRD OR. I don't drive in the fog a lot but this time a year at least once a week I could use a better fog light.
     
  9. Jan 3, 2021 at 8:12 AM
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  11. Jan 3, 2021 at 8:20 AM
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    Perhaps follow up discussion would be best in the fog thread?

    There are various options for bulbs.
     
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  12. Jan 3, 2021 at 8:29 AM
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    If you have the halogen fogs, your options are pretty limited as to different bulbs that improve your current fog lights. And please don't fall for the marketing BS that says drop in LED bulbs will do it. If you replace them with one of the recommended LED pods in the thread linked above, you can dramatically improve the amount of usable light on the ground without bothering oncoming drivers.
     
  13. Jan 4, 2021 at 12:27 PM
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    My Phillips H9's just arrived from RockAuto and all 4 were the German sourced bulbs. I guess I got lucky. Going to install them now and see how they look once the sun goes down.

    Edit: install was easier than I expected. Usually the way these things go it's more difficult than its supposed to be. Pleasant surprise.
     
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  14. Jan 5, 2021 at 7:17 AM
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    Thank you for the research. I decided to go with the GE Nighthawk H11. The link you have at beginning takes you to the GE Nighthawk H1. I will return these and get the correct H11.
     
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    The H9's are awesome. Such an easy and 'worth it' upgrade.
     
  16. Jan 5, 2021 at 10:26 AM
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    Haven't been on this thread in a while. Boy did I miss alot and spent over an hour just skimming lol.
    I've gone from the +130's to the H9's, to the Hikari "eyes of megatron" (on sale so I said what the hell let's try them). I'm liking the Hikari's but I don't like that you can rotate them. I dont like having to guess if they are clocked correctly. I will run them till they are dead. Unless I can get my hands on the OEM LED's at a discounted price I will most likely go back to the H9's. Cheap and bright lol.
     
  17. Jan 5, 2021 at 12:10 PM
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    Thanks for the insight! Nice to hear personal experience of someone who has tried the top 3 recommendations.
    I am also hoping to find some OEM LED headlights. In the meantime running the Tungsram (formerly GE) Xenons and enjoy them, but worried how long they will last.
     
  18. Jan 5, 2021 at 7:07 PM
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    Wow, just over 5 bucks each on Rock auto, if you dont mind me asking, what was the total for all 4 with shipping? Thanks!
     
  19. Jan 6, 2021 at 4:50 AM
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    $28.22 for all 4 after shipping.
     
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    great price, thank you!
     
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