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Retro headlight question

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Dmwood1984, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Feb 12, 2018 at 6:56 AM
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    Dmwood1984

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    I know there’s a few company’s that can do the BHLM and add all kinds of extras. I also know there’s wrote ups for me to do it myself. My main question is- are there any of the hid kits out there which have the high beams and low beams which match the led driving lights perfectly? All I’m looking to do is black out the headlight and reflector, and add high and low hids, I’m not interested in any fancy changeable colors, halos, demon eyes, etching or any of that.. just want all the bulbage in the headlight to match. Thanks ! Pics are a plus if you got them! Thanks !
     
  2. Feb 12, 2018 at 7:01 AM
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  3. Feb 12, 2018 at 7:03 AM
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    I’m looking for the lightbulbs (highs and lows) to match the driving light leds
     
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    HIDs aren't recommended for high beams since they don't fire quickly enough to "flash". Some have matched up HID lows with led highs. The HID temp you're looking for to match the DRL is in the 4500k to 5500k range
     
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  5. Feb 12, 2018 at 7:26 AM
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    Yeah that could work.. I didn’t want led lows cause I’m in an area with snow and ice, so I don’t want my headlights to be blocked by snow since leds don’t give off any heat. But led highs would be fine
     
  6. Feb 12, 2018 at 8:22 AM
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    Seconding @304-Taco ‘s comments. I got an HID kit from Xenon Depot with 4300k Philips Bulbs. They burn in to a slightly higher temp color but the match is spot on.

    The only pictures I have kind of suck but I could try for a photo later on.

    OA
     
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