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From halogen to LEDs

I've got a 2014 Limited with factory halogens. I found some fanless LEDs I'd like to try. I've watched the youtube video on how to replace the the factory HIDs. How much different, if at all is it to replace the lows? More importantly the brights?

I assume I'll need "cancellers". Anything special to buy? Do the brights need canellers?
We drive a lot of backroads at night. I thumpped a deer before the first oil change.

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Re: From halogen to LEDs

Don't buy cheap eBay lights, you most likely will not be happy.

If you do a swap, buy from VLEDs. Their lights are high quality and bright. I've seen aftermarket LEDs that you cannot see well during the day, and that is not the case with VLEDs.

Personally, I would go with these:

H11 LMZ PLATINUM ULTRA OUTPUT LED HEADLIGHTS - H11 H16 - H Series - Shop Bulb #

http://www.vleds.com/shop-bulb-numbe...ultra-lmz.html

I have the 5k 3000 lumen version for my fogs and really like them. Installation is pretty simple despite the controllers; everything is still plug-and-play, you just have to find a place to mount the controllers.
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Re: From halogen to LEDs

They seem like a nice kit. Just not a fan of the bulky fans. Seems like the copper braided wire heat sink is the new tech
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Re: From halogen to LEDs

You think a folded up ground strap and overrated specifications are the new tech over a well machined piece of aluminum and a cooling fan? I forget all the time about the Internet and eBay school of business.
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Re: From halogen to LEDs

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They seem like a nice kit. Just not a fan of the bulky fans. Seems like the copper braided wire heat sink is the new tech
The fan isn't bulky, it really is not much larger than the stock bulb housing. Active cooling is always superior to passive cooling and those wire heatsinks found on cheaper lights have very limited cooling ability. Plus, the engineered and designed fan looks a lot better than a strip of wire heatsink. I assure you the wire heatsink sticks out further than the active fan on the VLEDs.
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Re: From halogen to LEDs

A member on here "soon2bsleeved" installed this kit on his WK2 (lows & fogs) with no fitment issues:

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Re: From halogen to LEDs

2012 GC here, so slightly different setup...

I have the JW Speaker LED fog lights to replace the crap OEM incandescent fog lights.

I then have the V-LEDs V3 Triton H11 LED (5000k) bulbs in my low beams (no fans or converter pucks, just a large heat sink on the back of the bulb), with the Morimoto ballast/capacitor to prevent flickering from the CANBUS system. (All from V-LEDs.)

Just installed Osram Night Breaker Unlimited 9005 bulbs in the high beams to replace the bulbs I had in there when I had DRLs turned on (the halogens turned brown from running them at reduce voltage).

Seems like V-LEDs site is down right now so I couldn't provide the URLs.
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A member on here "soon2bsleeved" installed this kit on his WK2 (lows & fogs) with no fitment issues:

LED Headlight Bulb OPT7 9006 9007 H1 H3 H4 H7 H10 H11 H13 6000K CREE Light Kit | eBay
I put the same ones into my '15 High Altitude's fog lights (already have factory HIDs in the lows) - 100% awesome.
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2012 GC here, so slightly different setup...

I have the JW Speaker LED fog lights to replace the crap OEM incandescent fog lights.

I then have the V-LEDs V3 Triton H11 LED (5000k) bulbs in my low beams (no fans or converter pucks, just a large heat sink on the back of the bulb), with the Morimoto ballast/capacitor to prevent flickering from the CANBUS system. (All from V-LEDs.)

Just installed Osram Night Breaker Unlimited 9005 bulbs in the high beams to replace the bulbs I had in there when I had DRLs turned on (the halogens turned brown from running them at reduce voltage).

Seems like V-LEDs site is down right now so I couldn't provide the URLs.
V-LEDs site is back up:
VX3 Hll LEDs:
VX3 H11 H8 H9 H16 2800LM LED HEADLIGHT FOG LIGHT | 1 PAIR - H11 H8 H9 - Headlights - Shop Bulb Type

Morimoto H11 CANBUS adapters:
MORIMOTO H11 STANDALONE CAN-BUS ADAPTER | 1 PAIR

Everything is plug-n-play.
Some say they are not bright enough as low beams, but they work fine for me.
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Re: From halogen to LEDs

Thanks for the links, do the backs of these headlights have caps?
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Thanks for the links, do the backs of these headlights have caps?
Sorry, I'm not sure about the 2014.
My 2012 did not, the back of the low and high beams are exposed.
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Re: From halogen to LEDs

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A member on here "soon2bsleeved" installed this kit on his WK2 (lows & fogs) with no fitment issues:

LED Headlight Bulb OPT7 9006 9007 H1 H3 H4 H7 H10 H11 H13 6000K CREE Light Kit | eBay
Wasn't sure where to post this but since it was mentioned here, this is where I will start.

I started to have issues with these headlights.

The passenger side light would not come in the morning but would come on later that day or blink then either stay on or go off after a week or so.

I emailed OPT7 (no phone #) to explain the issue and the girl mentioned that my vehicle (2015 JGC Altitude) is Problematic.

We went back and forth via email (Not pleased that I was unable to speak with a tech) and I was sent a new light.

I installed the new light/driver connector and the unit still did not work even using the supplied capacitors.

The driver side light & the Fog lights have shown no issues since being installed. So I am going to return the headlights for a refund.

If you are planning on purchasing these lights I suggest you email the tech support group just to be sure.

OPT7 has been helpful through the process however they really should a have a tech support #.

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