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Led headlight bulbs

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by jtirwin27, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Jul 27, 2018 at 8:25 PM
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    jtirwin27

    jtirwin27 [OP] 2016 TRDOR4x4

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    I have some installed from Amazon but they are not bright or project very far. Who has something that's bright and functions well? What brand? Link appreciated.
     
  2. Jul 27, 2018 at 8:33 PM
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    Have these since Oct 17, love them, no regrets.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074GX852M/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    These are fanless, no noise/radio interference.
     
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  3. Jul 27, 2018 at 8:39 PM
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    Skyllr

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    Check out Diode Dynamics...Made in the USA :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Jul 27, 2018 at 8:53 PM
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    jtirwin27

    jtirwin27 [OP] 2016 TRDOR4x4

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    Do they project well and are bright? My current ones aren't even as bright as my fogs. They project about 15 feet out and thats it
     
  5. Jul 27, 2018 at 8:57 PM
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    Why aren't HIDs an option?
     
  6. Jul 27, 2018 at 8:58 PM
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    jtirwin27

    jtirwin27 [OP] 2016 TRDOR4x4

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    They are. I just hate dealing with igniters and all
     
  7. Jul 27, 2018 at 9:03 PM
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    Understandable.
    I had Morimoto 2 strokes and was less than impressed with distance thrown from them. Went back to HIDs, also Morimotos, MUCH better distance. The igniters and ballasts are a little bit of a pain but the LEDs had their own issues due to size with the fan on the back (in my case) or heat sinks or just poor overall performance.
     
  8. Jul 27, 2018 at 9:09 PM
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    imdav2u

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    I have opt7. Pretty happy with them. 2 years old and no problems.
     
  9. Jul 30, 2018 at 5:55 AM
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    treimche

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    I am running DDM Tuning Saber Pro 50W LED headlight bulbs in my highs and lows. They are absolutely awesome. Light output is great, the project perfect, the color is perfectly bright white, and the hi beams are insanely bright.
     
  10. Jul 30, 2018 at 6:01 AM
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  11. Jul 30, 2018 at 7:01 AM
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    Do you have some Diode Dynamics if you do what time of bulb do you have?
     
  12. Jul 31, 2018 at 6:54 PM
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    jtirwin27

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    I went with Hikari from Amazon. 12000lm 6k. They have a 2 year warranty and are bright as crap. Nice crisp cut off line on beam and very direct beam. I am very happy with them. They were also under $100. Coupled with my LED fogs I can probably land an airplane with them. Thanks for all the input. I looked at Diode Dynamics but they are 8 weeks back ordered and I needed a now solution.
     
  13. Aug 1, 2018 at 2:59 AM
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    How was the install on the driver’s side, did you have enough clearance, or did you have to loosen the housing to get the bulb in?
     
  14. Aug 1, 2018 at 3:02 AM
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    I did not see this post until now, but you’ve already purchased the Hikari set. Yes, they light up the road well, but probably not as crisp with distance as HID, but I didn’t want to deal with ballasts and such.
     
  15. Aug 1, 2018 at 4:08 AM
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    I've used these as well and they work very well. Light pattern is identical to the halogen with no scattered light so your not blinding oncoming vehicles. Its nice that there is no ballast, just plug and play. They also don't have a fan so no fan noise to listen too and are very affordable option.
     
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  16. Aug 1, 2018 at 5:36 AM
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    Very slim profile .popped right in and didn't have to remove anything or loosen anything.
     
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  17. Aug 1, 2018 at 5:48 AM
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    I just installed leds from xenon depot last weekend. Crappy picture below, but they work well and the color matched the pro fogs perfectly. I went with H11's in high and low. I still need to go back in there and hang the drivers. They are fanless so no worries about whirring noises or fans going out and overheating.

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    Had to use pro mode on my camera and take the ISO down just to get this bad pic. :)
     
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  18. Aug 1, 2018 at 11:10 AM
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    XenonDepot

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    Take a look at our H11 Xtreme Pro LED Kit! We've had great feedback from some forum members that have installed them. Here's a full review and install guide provided by @RobP62

    2017 Toyota Tacoma - H11 and H8 LED Headlight Review

    Take a look and let me know if you have any further questions :)

    Danny
     
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    I use the Putco Silver-Lux kits on both of my Tacomas and the wifes Highlander, a little more expensive than some of these other kits but have a 2-year warranty and i havent had any issues.

    www.putco.com
     
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