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Why LEDs should not be run in Halogen reflectors

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by crashnburn80, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. May 13, 2021 at 5:36 AM
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    BenSkiv

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    Imma still run LED’s regardless
     
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    So what you're saying is that you'll continue to blind oncoming drivers - damn the science. To each his own.
     
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    What did those drivers ever do for me?? They prolly have LEDs in halogen housings too! /s
     
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    Exactly, I’ve been blinded more times then I can count. Time for my revenge! That said, I am looking into buying a set of oem housings and doing a retrofit down the line. Just need to do more research, for now itll work though. The cutoff on the high beams is perfect, the low beams scatter like a mofo though.
     
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    Pretty much. I haven’t been flashed a single time yet and I’ve had them in over a week now
     
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    Some of us have given up on flashing people. There's so many people running around with shitty LEDs or just their regular high beams on that I'd be constantly flashing people.
     
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    I gave up on it so I just bought LED’s to blind people back ‍♂️
     
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    Haven’t been on this thread in a while has crash found a better drop in led bulb than the Amazon hikari bulb yet? Anyone have good luck with that bulb say has it lasted more than a year? Thanks guys
     
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    Hikari Ultra is still the highest output intensity. Morimoto 2stroke 3.0s have the smallest design for best focus, and have a unique sealed cooling system to isolate from engine bay contamination, but are about 10% less than Hikari, though the hot spot is better placed. Latest Gen of Philips ultinon LEDs do well too, about 10% less peak than Morimoto.

    For further clarification/questions, I’d suggest posting in the 3rd Gen thread.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Tell me about it, over here in Hawaii there are soo many 6”+ lifts on Taco’s and 4R’s and they all have LED bulbs in their headlights and fogs. Guarantee they don’t adjust the headlamps after the lift. The fogs are the worst.

    I put LED bulbs I my wife’s Rav4 fogs, the direction and spread was awful, went everywhere. I took them out and returned them.

    Ive actually put a smoked tint over my fogs (and tss sensor) to get rid of the chrome, don’t ever use them anyway :)
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    It has been about a year for me (minus winter) and I have yet to get flashed a single time with mine. I got flashed all the time with my stock halogens in my GMC Canyon, however. Stock setup as well. I owned that from 2016-2020. Although, to be fair, this thread is referencing reflector housings. My LEDs are in the projector housings currently and, in my opinion, work very well in that setup.
     
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