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LED headlight bulbs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JCARNEY88, May 27, 2016.

  1. May 27, 2016 at 9:42 PM
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    JCARNEY88

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    Has anyone changed their headlights to LED's I'm tired of buying expensive bulbs for them to only burn out. I recently replaced my interior bulbs to LEDs and would like to also do the exteriors starting with the headlights. I don't want to replace the actual headlights just the Bulb if anyone has knowledge about this please let me know
     
  2. May 27, 2016 at 9:51 PM
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    digitaLbraVo

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    Covered in stickers and chrome stick-ons for extra horse torques and foot powers. Icon sticker gets me tons of travel, dozens of milimeters.
    Are you wearing gloves when you change the bulbs? It sounds like you've replaced them several times.
     
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  3. May 27, 2016 at 9:54 PM
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    I just replaced my headlights to LED, about to go LEDs in the fogs as well.. I am also working on writing a review for the company and posting it. LEDs can be tricky... don't go cheap, if you go cheap, you'll get cheap results... like light scatter instead of focused beams... similar to add on HID kits. If you'd like me to send you individual pics, PM me.
     
  4. May 28, 2016 at 2:59 PM
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    MSRP $ 285.00 on sale for $250.00 for a pair of LED Bulbs! That is just insane, completely insane. I can buy 8 sets of Silverstar Ultra headlights for that price.
     
  6. May 29, 2016 at 12:26 AM
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    They are on sale at the moment for $249. Use the Memorial Day promo code "MD20" and that knocks the price down to $199, and no sales tax, and free shipping.

    What's not to like? LED bulbs will last a long time and these bad boys don't have fans. I'm seriously considering a set to replace my OPT7 LED headlights that put out a lot of glare. I was thinking projectors but they are either the cheap Chinese water leaking things, or $800 custom builds that cost way more than these.
     
  7. May 29, 2016 at 12:28 AM
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  8. May 29, 2016 at 12:42 AM
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    Baggerboy11

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    Hit up @csjumper2003 he's a vender from what I hear he's a pretty good guy with quality products.
    I Will be purchasing led headlights and fogs lights real soon. He has great prices..
     
  9. May 29, 2016 at 1:30 AM
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    memario1214

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    They're all overpriced and generally don't do well in housings developed for halogen bulbs, but here is another option that I can get my hands on. If interested I can probably get these to you around $220 (would have to confirm). Full disclosure I have never had my grubby little paws on a set to test them out though. Their older version was a hit on the site here for a while though.

    https://www.lifetimeledlights.com/led_lights/h4_bulb_9003_bulb_70_w_h4_headlight_bulb
     
  10. May 29, 2016 at 5:49 PM
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    Ummmm... no... There is a HUGE thread about these bulbs here:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/lifetime-led-install-and-review-in-progress.324467/

    60 pages of hope descending into rage. My favorite quote from @Sandman614:
    Having followed that thread since inception and watching members @KB Voodoo and others give up on Lifetime LEDs in disgust. Sorry. :anonymous:
     
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  11. May 29, 2016 at 7:13 PM
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    That's what happens when you don't follow something to the bitter end. Them being bad news is news to me and unfortunate honestly.

    The ones I had linked are their "new" ones, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. All said I have never sold a set or even recommended someone to buy a set of LED drop ins for headlights. Thanks for the clarification
     
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  12. May 29, 2016 at 7:35 PM
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    image.jpg image.jpg Even if you buy the 300 dollar a pair Philips LED bulbs never going to be 100 percent happy because they won't work that good in a reflector housing. Besides who the eff wants to spend that kind of scratch on "bulbs?" I would spend a little more and go HID projectors, you won't be disappointed. I just happen to know a guy who makes them. You can do a soup to nuts set for probably under 500 and the HID bulbs last usually as long as a good led. image.jpgimage.jpg
     
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  14. May 29, 2016 at 7:57 PM
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    I've gone through several Led headlights, i've yet to have any last more than 6 months, and most less than that.
     
  15. May 29, 2016 at 8:00 PM
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    Buy opt 7. My wiring goes through hell and I have had no problems. Great price, bright as hell. Amazon sells em
     
  16. May 29, 2016 at 9:17 PM
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    Any pics of the output. Bright is great but if the light isn't pointed in the right direction it's worthless, no to mention blinding other drivers

    How bout these;

    image.jpg image.jpg

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    I have them in and light output is scattered but still tons of light on the road. Better than Hids that I have seen. I think the pic might have my light bar in it too. But it's a nice spread of light with just the bulba

    image.jpg
     
  18. May 29, 2016 at 10:39 PM
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    My OPT7s have well over a year on them. Good, solid LED headlights, no flickering and no fan failures. They are bright as f**k and light up the road like a Christmas tree. My only disappointment in them is that they light up everything else as well and most likely glare the hell out of oncoming drivers. Well, I can't have that happening, so that's why I am pissing away another $200 on the Phillips LED lights.

    @hyper15125, the projectors look great and I'd love to have a set. The problem is, I can't seem to find anyone who will build them with LED bulbs and not crappy HIDs. Our trucks use a single bulb for low/high beam (as if we all didn't know, LOL) and HID capsules can't do that reliably. We get stuck with crap like flapping shutters (my OEM Ford Mustang HID headlights made by Valeo have these, they are sheer crap) or multi-ballast bi-xenon setups that invariably cough out with maddening regularity. My friend's Dodge has these, and he is ready to air drop them on the Chinese Embassy they are so bad.

    So what to do? In desperation, I am resorting to Phillips LED bulbs, and I blew a couple of hundys. Wish me luck! :fingerscrossed:
     
  19. Aug 10, 2019 at 2:21 PM
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    What’s everyone do with their LED drivers? I just zip tied mine to the headlight cord that I plugged bulb into. Does anyone think this a fire hazard?
     
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