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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 16, 2019 at 2:58 PM
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    amazon.co.uk will not ship Philips Vision to Canada. Neither will amazon.de. amazon.fr will, but US$32 per bulb for a pair. I got Hella H9s for US$7.49 per bulb for four, incl shipping and Canadian tax, from Rockauto.

    Normal Philips H9 for now. Then the Hella H9s. I have a pair of GE +130s when the Hellas fail, so I should be good for 3 years.

    EDIT: math is hard
     
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  2. Mar 16, 2019 at 3:20 PM
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    Canada certainly seems to make it difficult. Did you try eBay?
     
  3. Mar 16, 2019 at 3:23 PM
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    eBay guy I saw is advertising "Vision +30" but pretty sure they are really Standard. I think those folks are stripping bulbs out of accidented cars, seems sketchy.

    I will scare up a lux meter at work and measure the Standard ones I bought from amazon.ca. Stay tuned.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2019 at 3:41 PM
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  5. Mar 16, 2019 at 3:53 PM
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    US$30 per bulb! My exes will tell you I am crazy, but I ain't stupid. Right now I think the Hella H9s 8539.29.1000 from Rock Auto have the best price/performance figure for Canadians, C$10 (US$7.49) per bulb for four, all in.Screen Shot 2019-03-16 at 19.54.37.jpg
     
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  6. Mar 16, 2019 at 4:01 PM
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    I paid $60.70 CAD from Power Bulbs for one pair of the GE +130's.

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  7. Mar 16, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    The Hellas are definitely a far better value, as the Philips Visions are pricey and only available from overseas. I got mine here for less in the link below, but they came loose, not in the original packaging, which I did not like. The bulbs appear new, and testing showed the do in fact outperform a standard H9, meaning they were the Vision series but I’d rather pay more and get them in a sealed original box.
    https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/223354393205
     
  8. Mar 16, 2019 at 4:34 PM
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    Looks like you forgot to use the 20% off coupon code always posted on their site. Sometimes it bumps up to 25% off.
     
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    Aurora represent! I went to SAC back in the day when the drugs were pure.

    You don't have to pay that much for the GE 130s from PowerBulbs, this is what I paid with a coupon code (but I have been dealing with them for years):

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    Still saying the Hella H9s from Rock Auto are the best deal.
     
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  10. Mar 16, 2019 at 4:36 PM
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    Yes, they definitely are.
     
  11. Mar 16, 2019 at 7:45 PM
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    I paid $Cdn 47.77 for a pair of H11 @20% off. And $cdn 29.85 for a pair of H4 @ 25% off for my wife's Highlander.
     
  12. Mar 17, 2019 at 6:31 AM
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    I TOTALLY get the astronomical amount of crap I have to wear on post (Fort Knox), but they have pretty much given up trying to enforce most of it. Agree with loud pipes and bright lights.
     
  13. Mar 17, 2019 at 10:23 AM
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    Bright lights sure, but at least in the off-road community “Loud pipes lose land”. Not that I can really talk since I have an FMF Powercore on my WR250R...
     
  14. Mar 17, 2019 at 10:29 AM
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    And if off-road ANd headlight related stuff, I changed the top headlight on my Honda Rancher from the stock H10 to a 9005 that I pulled from my wife CRV for 9011 bulbs. There’s a solid chance I’ll also be replacing the stock H4 headlight with an LED projector on my WR as well. Everybody getting new lights in this house.
     
  15. Mar 17, 2019 at 12:16 PM
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    But what about the house? It could get new lights too. :)
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...lighting-using-leds-hirs-and-halogens.574930/
     
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  18. Mar 18, 2019 at 7:52 AM
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    He's right :D

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    For you 2nd gen guys, Amazon has the Philips +30 H4's for $4.99 per bulb. (Last I checked)
     
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