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LED Lighting Conversion

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by chan2565, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. Nov 23, 2016 at 6:55 AM
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    JasonCz

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    The only reason I went with the XLM2 in the fogs was that they came in 5000K which matched the 5000K HID kit I ordered. I wanted more of an OEM look instead of a cool blue.
     
  2. Nov 23, 2016 at 6:58 AM
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    Understood. Just an FYI on the 6K's from DD. They are pure white w/o any blues. I'm like you and do not like the blue hints in headlights. Check up in the thread as I have pics from my 6K's at night. No blue color, just pure white and great cutoff.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2016 at 9:21 AM
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    What lights are these? I like them
     
  4. Nov 25, 2016 at 11:25 AM
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    Before I complain to do want to say I appreciate the OP for the work to find what seems to be a good quality/affordable set up. I did the Fogs, headlights and reverse lights this past week. I love the fogs and tails. The headlights look great too but the light output isn't near what the stock bulb is. I will probably be taking them out soon and doing something different with the headlights. Wanted to give future buyers the heads up. I like the idea of going to a LED bulb but I need something more powerful.
     
  5. Nov 25, 2016 at 3:47 PM
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    do you know if all of these will fit a 2017?
     
  6. Nov 27, 2016 at 6:35 PM
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    I know this is an LED conversion thread, and I did convert the rest of my lights to LED, but I went with the Diode Dynamics 5k HID low beams. Unlike reports about The Retrofit Source bulbs shaking, these donot shake or vibrate. One caveat is that I have not tried the TRS bulbs in this vehicle, so I do not have a valid control.
     
  7. Nov 27, 2016 at 7:10 PM
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  8. Nov 27, 2016 at 7:50 PM
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  9. Nov 29, 2016 at 3:52 PM
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    Definitely cross-check the bulb sizes, but I think the sizes are the same. As long as the bulb size is the same as the ones I posted, then they should work.
     
  10. Dec 8, 2016 at 8:52 AM
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    Just recently switched out all interior and exterior lighting for my Taco. Not much resource out on the web for this 3rd Gen. took me a week to research all correct fitment, correct bulb, correct wattage, and proper wiring. I spent about $180 and labor and I am satisfied with the result.

    Here are some few pics. It you can check it out on my YouTube blog for part descriptions. Sorry about the narration, it's my first time blogging and not well greased in area.
    If you have any install questions, let me know.

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    https://youtu.be/KEfmP6JeKwk

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  11. Dec 8, 2016 at 11:15 AM
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    I went with Philips xtreme vision 360 in the 4000k color. Nice natural color, not blue, not too bright. They are expensive and the two I got are a very slightly different color that 99% of people wouldn't notice.

    Pictured is factory vs Plilips.

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  12. Dec 8, 2016 at 11:30 AM
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    Not much difference between name brands (Putco, Philips, Sylvania, etc) and generic LED like JDM ASTAR in color or reliability when it comes to interior or exterior lighting. You are just paying 3 - 4x more for the name.

    For driving light and light bars, well known brands like Rigid does have exceptional better value in reliability, build, and performance.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2016 at 12:40 PM
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    Thanks for the recommendation.

    I see a big difference in 4k v 6k for interior lighting. Exterior I probably don't care to pay extra for warmer color and would like brighter lamps. JDM are generally 3-4 times more lumens than the philips in that size... I think that might be too bright for interior; but, would be great for exterior.
     
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  14. Dec 8, 2016 at 2:06 PM
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    Usually 4,000k are little yellowish like halogens than white. Wattage is what determines the brightness of the light. Even if you get 8,000k light with only 2.5Watts, it will give off lower brightness than your factory 5W halogen bulbs.
     
  15. Dec 8, 2016 at 6:04 PM
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    Thanks for the heads up about this as I am pricing interior lights out right now.
     
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  16. Dec 13, 2016 at 2:26 PM
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    Just put in my morimoto stroke 2 led low beams. Pictures later. Matches drl led strip perfectly
     
  17. Dec 13, 2016 at 2:44 PM
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    OPT7 is running 7 days sales right now for their FluxBeam LED bulbs.

    Normal $179.95
    Sale $99.95
    Until 12/19 20% off and only $79.95

    There are tons of good review in Amazon from Tacoma owners.

    This sales is direct from OPT7 and not from Amazon
     
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    Just installed OPT7 LED in the low beam and fog lights. Not that great without the figs on but with them one, it's really good even light. I'm going to order another set for high beams.
     
  19. Dec 13, 2016 at 4:26 PM
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    Fog lights on and fog lights off

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  20. Dec 13, 2016 at 6:00 PM
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    I did the entire exterior on my '17 and they worked. Couldn't speak to the interior though. I'm actually selling some fog bulbs like the OP had posted.
     

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