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Headlight assembly and led/hid conversion

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MillerMan06, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. Oct 23, 2018 at 1:59 PM
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    MillerMan06

    MillerMan06 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I'm looking to replace my OEM 2006 headlight assembly with new ones and either conversion to HID or LEDs. Yes I have Amazon prime. What's my best bang for my buck
     
  2. Dec 30, 2018 at 7:00 AM
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    I am currently looking as well. Maybe bumping the thread will help.
     
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    To run anything other than a halogen will require using projectors. Inexpensive aftermarket projectors will give poor performance, and using LEDs in them will only make it worse. See why LEDs should not be run in the OEM reflectors here:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/why-leds-should-not-be-run-in-halogen-reflectors.454371/

    If you want to run HIDs the correct way is an HID projector retrofit, designed for HIDs. But those can be very expensive.

    The correct solution if looking to boost output from a halogen reflector headlight:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/the-ultimate-headlight-upgrade-h4-not-led-or-hid.398066/
     
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    PErsing

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    i have leds i installed about a month ago, but i have aftermarket headlights so not sure what size you would need. i got replacement bulbs for the fogs too.

    $37 for headlight bulbs https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XHDYTGL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    $26 for fogs (fogs are factory) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075MX6TDC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    lights are great, 6500k pure white. no blue tint noticed.
    fogs are labled as 800 lumens, but they are just as bright as the factory bulbs.
    not sure on the headlight bulbs as i got them when i got new headlights. never tried them in the oem housing.

    the only issue is the ones i bought do not have cooling fans and they do get hot, although i have not ran into any issues yet. i decided to get these because without the fan they are small enough to fit my headlight housing without any issues of leaking due to pushing on the rubber back to seal it off.

    hope this helped. let me know with any questions.
     

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