The thread that won't die.
It's fun to see my past posts.
I went from "too expensive" and "worried about longevity" to owning a pair of LED H11 bulbs myself.
I bought mine from V-LEDs and about 2 months after buying them they stopped selling the model I have (without fans), though like a lot of others I found that a ballast/capacitor system is required to keep the LEDs from flickering (a result of the signal sent to the OEM halogen bulb by the CANBUS system).
Fortunately, they have lasted so far (I think it's been about a year now).
Right now, if one of them were to die, I would purchase these in a heartbeat:
H11 LED Headlight Kit | H11 LED Foglight Upgrade
I like how the array of LEDs on each side is more like the filament of a standard halogen bulb, which should 'fill' the reflector better.
I noticed with my V-LED bulbs that the light output is more like of a 'spot' than a 'flood' like the OEM halogens, though it does spread out enough to be useful. I know it's because the array on my LED bulbs is shorter than the filament of a halogen bulb.
And yes, it is nice to see how far LED bulbs have come in just a few years, from the cheap Chinese/eBay bulbs to the models offered by reputable dealers right here in the USA (like Xenon Depot).
I also have to say that going forward, ANY vehicle I buy will have to have either HID or LED headlights. My wife's 2016 Lincoln MKX with the HIDs is incredible. No fog lights available or needed. Just wish the LED headlights weren't a silly $4400 upgrade (most of which is for the 19 speaker Revel audio system included in the package).
My message to anyone with halogen headlights (or the crappy OEM incandescent fog lights) who is wondering if the cost is worth it?
The combination of my JW Speaker fog lights and LED headlights makes driving in snow/rain/fog much easier/safer.