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Led headlight bulbs

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by skidrow, Dec 24, 2017.

  1. Dec 24, 2017 at 6:53 PM
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    skidrow

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    Merry christmas guys!!! We ive searched all over and am not finding a very good answer i want to put in some led headlight bulbs due to lower amp and brighter output but im seeing people having alot of problems getting certain brands to fit with the battery and air box.... does anyone have a specific brand and or part number that will fit without any mods ?? Thanks and marry christmas guys!!!
     
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  2. Dec 24, 2017 at 7:18 PM
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    just don't get ones with large heatsink/fans on them, otherwise they will fit like normal bulbs

    I had a set from VLED and they fit fine between the battery. were a bitch to get in due to the attached heatsink but managed

    light "output" will not be any better than halogen (sometimes worse), they just look whiter.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2017 at 9:02 PM
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    Ok thank you maybe i should just try new headlight housings they are original.....
     
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    yeah if they are "yellowed" then it decreases/diffuses the light output (think lamp shade vs open bulb). clean/clear front lenses let the best light out. you could also go for higher output bulbs but would need to read up on changing out the connectors to handle the wattage increase.
     
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    It's not a good idea to run led's in a reflector housing, as the light will scatter and blind other drivers. You'd be better off getting nice halogen bulbs, or doing the ultimate headlight upgrade like mentioned above. Or if you really want led's, do a projector retrofit.

    Merry Christmas!
     
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    ..Here's one link - https://headlightrevolution.com/headlights/headlight-bulb-upgrades/led-headlight-bulbs/
     
  9. Dec 25, 2017 at 6:40 PM
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    Thanks for all the great info guys!! yea i guess i was just hoping for that cheap simple fix... but i guess ill have to pull the arb bumper back a bit and replace the housings and just do it proper
     
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  11. Dec 26, 2017 at 10:21 AM
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    Have you had anyone flashing their highbeams at you ? Some people are saying we cant use these with our housing?? I just dont want to be that dick that everyone wants to shoot lol
     
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  12. Dec 26, 2017 at 10:29 AM
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    actually you can adjust the bulb so that does not happen. also i did do a couple coats of plastidip smoke on the lens.
     
  13. Dec 26, 2017 at 11:36 PM
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    Oh no not this led nightmare again! They really arent meant for our housings regardless, unless you buy the correct housings. Theres a thread on here about this and many use Osram german 60+watt bulbs with upgraded harnesses for more light output than the leds that just scatter light every where thats not needed.
     
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