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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 4, 2019 at 9:06 PM
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    replica9000

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    I bought them from Amazon with the link you provided :notsure:
     
  2. Oct 4, 2019 at 9:12 PM
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    I have a bunch of them, both China and German, and none are coated. :confused:
     
  3. Oct 4, 2019 at 9:14 PM
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    Stuff, things, this, an ADS
    You just broke crash lol
     
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    I'll try to take pics tomorrow. It's so light it might not even show up on camera.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2019 at 9:17 PM
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    Turn off the blue LEDs in your garage. :)
     
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    THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME!!!

    :annoyed::bananadead::boink:

    Don't even try to pretend you have more important things to do in life than conduct a thorough test on some headlights you're not likely to ever use yourself, and write up a detailed report of your findings for some strangers you're not likely to ever meet. Let's get this done, man!

    :wink:
     
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  7. Oct 8, 2019 at 6:47 AM
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    I’ll add to it, the Hikaris are the smallest LED I’ve tested, which translates to improved focus for better projection. Still need to run the distance test though. :)
     
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    To be clear, I'm not expecting them to outperform the best halogens have to offer since I've learned enough in all your threads that they are probably not going to focus as well. However, if they are an improvement over stock, I'll probably go that route over high output halogens for the aesthetics and longevity. I rarely run my fogs, so I'm not too worried about color matching.

    Ooh. 15% off coupon on Amazon right now.... :spending: Lol
     
  9. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:21 AM
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    They are 15% smaller than the next best tested in this thread. I'd willing to bet their distance projection numbers are better than stock as the other larger ones are just shy of stock. I just need the weather and my schedule to coordinate for outdoor distance tests.
     
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    I have tried a lot of different options for my fogs, even LEDs and honestly this is what I go back to (in the H11 version). There have been times when there's poor visibility at night when I kick my low beams off entirely and these cut through glare like nothing else while still putting out a good bit of light. These are quality lights IMHO and agree easy on the eyes.
     
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    Came across a new jdm astar on Amazon that claims to be 1:1 design as a halogen. They didn't show the side profile though. I'm not sure how wide the bulb is or if that makes a difference.
    JDM ASTAR 12000 Lumens Extremely Bright 1:1 Design H11 H8 H16 All-in-One LED Headlight Bulbs/Fog Lights/DRL, Xenon White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SPVK7LQ/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_8YmNDb5QJ0EQS
    Lol and yes the suspense is killing me as well.
     
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    Many products make this claim, and many have the dimensions correct in the axis shown, but it is really getting the width narrow enough to improve focus where most fall short. I do not know how wide those are. As typical, the lumen count is way overstated.
     
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    A neat way to visualize the focus “problem” crash talks about... take a C or D cell maglight flashlight and rotate the barrel from fine point focus to wide beam on a wall at 30 feet.

    You can see the light get much more intense at fine point. And less intense as you focus the beam wider.

    Now imagine this at the micro scale with our halogens and engineered headlight housings. A micro-adjustment in the filament position makes a huge difference in what you see at a distance.
     
  14. Oct 8, 2019 at 5:26 PM
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    crashnburn80: I cannot thank you enough. Thanks to your work, I purchased a 2019 TRD Pro since the weak headlights was holding me back but I ordered the recommended bulbs the day I purchased the truck. This site is fantastic for newbies like me. Thank you to all who contributed.
     
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    Welcome to TW! Which bulbs did you go with?
     
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    I went with the Philips H9 Standard Halogen with the harnesses on Amazon.. I also bought the GE Nighthawks for the fog lights without knowing my truck's fog lights are LED. So i returned them. The Philips H9's worked great and I really appreciate all your efforts.
     
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    And I got lucky that mine were made in Germany.
     
  18. Oct 8, 2019 at 6:11 PM
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    Ive got the fogs covered too. The Pro fogs are nice, but there are much better options out there. Checkout the comparison charts in the thread below. Fortunately people will pay top dollar for Pro fogs, so selling them can cover the cost of an upgrade. Current recommended fogs are the Rigid SAE D-Series selective yellow, or the white KC G4. However Rigid is currently launching much higher output models that will fit in the stock location, with a mounting kit. I should have them any day for testing.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/the-led-sae-j583-fog-pod-fog-light-review.554813/
     
  19. Oct 8, 2019 at 6:14 PM
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    @crashnburn80 For something with a more blue tinted light what would be a good bulb. Longevity would be awesome. Just read this whole thread before posting
     
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    Thank you crashnburn80 I'll look into that upgrade. The Rigid LEDs look pretty, but they really are not that bright.
     

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