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Questions about LED drivers

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by samtron, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. Nov 2, 2019 at 12:48 PM
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    samtron

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    I looked briefly if there was already a post about this and I could not find any that answered this specific question.

    I want to change the stock headlight bulbs out of my tacoma. My buddy ordered some on Amazon and didn't like them, they give him his money back and got to keep the bulbs. He gave them to me to try and I read that you may need a driver to match the watts and what not. He has a 4runner and had no problems just plugging it in.

    The manual says that the stock bulbs is 60/55W? I am guess that is watts? Ha.

    The amazon lights he gave me are (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NYFL593/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_PrDVDbSX6ZW5F)
    9006(HB4) LED Headlight Bulbs - 6000K 8000LM Super Bright Cool White Bulb Conversion Kit 2pcs - 2 Years Warranty by Qcheye
    Light type: 9012 LED Chip: COB Chips Input Power: L/36W, H/36W Per Bulb Voltage: DC9-32V Lumen Rating: 8000LM Kelvin Rating: 6000K(cool white) Weather Resistance: IP65 Rated Lifespan: 50,000 Hours+ Working Temp : -40℉ – +176℉ (-40°C – +80°C) Material: Aluminium Installation: Plug and Play Package including: 2x LED Bulbs 9012


    It looks like the W on these are 36 and 36. Does that mean they can plug right in without the driver because they are lower W than the stock? I am seeing anywhere on the item description if they require a driver or not. I know some have one built in.

    Any help would be great!
     
  2. Nov 2, 2019 at 2:08 PM
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    Please do not put led bulbs in the stock housings.
     
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    This ^^^^^ times 10.
     
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    For one, Led bulbs are fine, as long as they’re made for reflector (factory style) housings.
    What bugs people is a HID bulb, meant for projectors, in a reflector housing. There’s no cutoff and you’ll blind other drivers.

    Because they mention additional ballasts they’re probably a Chinese knockoff trying to fit an HID bulb into a 9006 factory bulb connector. They may plug and play but they’re the second case I previously mentioned.

    Pull up to a wall or a garage, about 20ft back, plug em in and turn them on. If you see just two big light cones on the wall, you’ll blind other drivers and be ‘that guy’. If there’s a cutoff, they’re fine and they’ll work in the factory bowl.
     
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    That description is funny, 9006 (HB4) 6000K 8000 LM Qcheye Light Type 912 LED chip: Cob chips input power L/36W H/36W DC9-36V Lumen Rating: 8000LM Kelvin rating: 6000K (Cool White): Weather Resistant: IP65 Rated Lifespan 50,000 HR + Working Temp: 40a + 176a 1 1/4 -40a C-+ 80A C1 1/4 Material: A Packaging includes 2 x Aluminum Installation: Plug & Play Package Including 2 X LED Bulbs 9012.. Can't ya'll understand what Qchey Light Types, Cob Chips, Kelvin Ratings, & Lumens + all those other ###'s mean? Heck that right there explains it all. Just my opinion.
     
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    Just about every LED claims to be made to fit in a factory style housing. And Bill Clinton said he'd never seen Monica Lewinski.
     
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  9. Nov 3, 2019 at 12:57 PM
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    Thanks for the help guys! I ended up just replacing my headlights with new bulbs and they are looking bright. One of mine had somehow fallen into the socket a bit so the light was pointing in the same direction as the other headlight. I thought I was just dealing with low light bulbs.
     
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  10. Nov 3, 2019 at 3:29 PM
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    I did not have led bulbs with that woman :anonymous:
     
  11. Nov 5, 2019 at 12:03 PM
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    If those have a fan on the back of the bulb which it looks like they do, they may not fit in the headlight housing. I have spyder headlight housings and I bought Led’s without the fan and haven’t had any issues
     
  12. Nov 5, 2019 at 12:13 PM
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    Fixed that for you...:cool:
     

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