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Whiter headlight bulbs?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by KevC, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Oct 29, 2016 at 7:10 PM
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    jonnyozero3

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    Lol. Oh.
     
  2. Oct 30, 2016 at 10:25 AM
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  3. Oct 30, 2016 at 10:33 AM
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    KevC

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    Are those 7000k
    Are these the exact ones you purchased? I'm getting ready to pull the trigger
     
  4. Oct 30, 2016 at 11:43 AM
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    Yup..! If you pull the trigger, you'll be happy..:D
    They do not throw blue light... they are way better than stock...:broccoli:
     
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  5. Oct 30, 2016 at 6:33 PM
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    They do fit perfect in the headlights assembly . I had to electrical tape the connectors just to make sure they allowed solid good connection
     
  6. Oct 30, 2016 at 8:28 PM
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    inwood customs

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    Well that sounds a lil shady
     
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  7. Oct 31, 2016 at 6:12 AM
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    sounds more shady than it acutally is. my buddy got the same bulbs for his 2016 and he didn't have to do what i did. but they work and no issues.
     
  8. Nov 1, 2016 at 5:45 PM
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    How difficult is it to do this H11 to H9 mod, and approximately how much time did it take?
     
  10. Nov 1, 2016 at 6:56 PM
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    The most difficult part was to modify the base of the h9 bulb to fit the h11 housing.. I wanted to cut it but in my case (brand of bulb) the base was mettalic and I ended trimming it with a dremel.. you also need to remove a piece of the connector that does not let you connect it to the h11 connector on your truck..

    It took me about 10 mins to modify them and install them.

    Here's the link that explains how to modify the bulb..

    It's pretty easy!!
     
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  11. Nov 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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    That is an impressive difference. Seems like it embarrasses many LED kits I have seen around here.
     
  12. Nov 1, 2016 at 7:08 PM
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    I'm waiting for tomorrow morning to see how does it perform.. i was impressed how bright they are... I've read a lot to see if that improvement of 10w more could damage the headlight or overload the wires and I found an article about this and the guy took very seriously a test on it and there's no issues with heat and power so I did it... no i have to see how much does this bulbs last, cuz they burn hotter they last less than h11..

    Will see..
     
  13. Nov 1, 2016 at 7:27 PM
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    One example and data point here is 2000 hrs H11 vs 500 hrs for H9

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?314856-H11-globe-output-vs-hours
     
  14. Nov 16, 2016 at 5:03 PM
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    I just did the h11 to h9 conversion and it is much much better. I tried like 3 dif LED bulbs and didnt like any of them. One was buzzing from the fan and didnt fit well and the others had less than expected output. The only option was HID but I wanted something plug and play with better output. The H9 conversion was easy and took about 3 min a bulb.

    I needed a drill/bit
    can of compressed air.

    You will have to drill/cut (if you have a tool that cuts) the extra prong to match the h11. I didnt trim the flange that goes into the projector, all I did was insert the wider side first and slide it over a bit untill the other 2 flanges matched up. Then it would turn as normal. Infact I feel better this way because there is a lower chance of them popping out.

    I dont have before pics, but we all know how crappy the OEM headlights look.

    I ordered a super cheap h9 bulb from Amazon to practice on. 10 bucks for 4... In case I messed up. They have some "white" bulbs but they are not as powerful as the yellow bulbs due to tinting (both are better than stock bulbs)

    I will prob upgrade to a better quality bulb when these burn out.
     
  15. Nov 16, 2016 at 5:22 PM
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    I used

    HELLA H83300052 H9 12V 65W High Performance 2.0 Bulb Kit on Amazon: http://a.co/6mDUqKE

    I haven't driven as much as I want at night.. but I turn them on at sunset and they are very bright.

    I am very pleased with the results..
     
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  16. Nov 17, 2016 at 1:52 PM
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    What did y'all cut the plastic tabwith? I can't get in there
     
  17. Nov 17, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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    Don't forget those H9's are usually rated for around 500hrs of use, vs 2000 hrs or so for an H11....so you should have that spare pair ready!
     
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  18. Nov 17, 2016 at 2:12 PM
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    Hi man! I didn't understand your question.. what you are going to modify its the bulb.. I grinded it with a Dremel to make the h9 base look like the h11..
     
  19. Nov 17, 2016 at 2:29 PM
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    I agree with you, but in my case at this time of the year I almost don't drive at night and when the winter gets dark (February) I'll drive like 1 hour daily on weekdays so if I use 5 hours weekly, 20h/month, this bulbs should last 2 years.. and I'm good spending 40$ every two years in bulbs for the extra output.. thats my point of view..
     
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  20. Nov 17, 2016 at 2:31 PM
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    Totally agree :) Just wanted to make sure you were properly informed. I think some folks get surprised by lack of longevity when they use high-output bulbs
     

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