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Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

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What Jdebler said.......I followed his prior posts for soldering and did my install......thanks Jdebler!
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Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

So to clarify, ordering these bulbs as is, they are not plug and play like stated in the ad? They cannot just plug in to the factory harness without any modification?


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Old 08-03-2014, 11:44 AM
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Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

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So to clarify, ordering these bulbs as is, they are not plug and play like stated in the ad? They cannot just plug in to the factory harness without any modification?


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Correct and I complained to them about that when I bought them. they do however put out a good amount of light so they are a decent halogen replacement and fanless. problem I had with them and why I took them out was color, they were just to blue at 6000K up against the factory HID headlights, made the factory HID look to yellow and I wasn't up for changing the factory HID headlights to 6000k. good bulb though if you don't mind doing some soldering and don't mind the color. Also what is nice is everything is integrated into the bulb, no big modules hanging off the wires that you don't know what to do with. just wire to the H11 plug of course you need an H11 plug put on to fit into it lol
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Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

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Correct and I complained to them about that when I bought them.
If I am not mistaken...are ARE "plug and play"...you can plug the wire connectors into the factory harness. I just don't think it is very weather resistant. I am not sure why they did it this way but I'd very much rather buy the harness that we talked about for $10 bucks and solder it so it will be true plug and play with an OEM-style connector.

If you do not want to solder, you can always get a 99 cent pack of heat shrink butt connectors at Harbor Freight and snip, strip, crimp and heat. Done!
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Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

I think that is what they expect you to do but that is terrible setup not protected from elements at all. youll have an intermittent in there with in a few months. hit a few bumps they fall out. terrible idea that they expect people to do that and they view that as plug and play.
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Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

So maybe I missed this in the thread, but for a 2012 Altitude I have H11 low beams which would be replaced by this LED headlight bulb.

What about fogs? I know some of you are using the JW Speaker fogs, but I think the actual 2012 fog is a 2504 bulb, correct?

I don't think the company that offers this H11 LED headlight bulb, also offers a version in in the 2504, do they?
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Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

Any pics of these in the headlights head on or just off angle, trying to get a better idea of the color tone.


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Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

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So maybe I missed this in the thread, but for a 2012 Altitude I have H11 low beams which would be replaced by this LED headlight bulb.

What about fogs? I know some of you are using the JW Speaker fogs, but I think the actual 2012 fog is a 2504 bulb, correct?

I don't think the company that offers this H11 LED headlight bulb, also offers a version in in the 2504, do they?
I've yet to see a 2504 LED bulb that would have the LEDs in the proper position to give usable light.

If you don't want to drop the $$ for the JW Speaker lights, PIAA makes an LED fog light kit that's around $200 or so on Amazon. I had those originally and switched to the JW Speaker lights. The PIAAs are gathering dust in my basement. (I rigged them into the OEM outer housings with height adjusters.)
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Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

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I've yet to see a 2504 LED bulb that would have the LEDs in the proper position to give usable light.

If you don't want to drop the $$ for the JW Speaker lights, PIAA makes an LED fog light kit that's around $200 or so on Amazon. I had those originally and switched to the JW Speaker lights. The PIAAs are gathering dust in my basement. (I rigged them into the OEM outer housings with height adjusters.)

Are your JW Speaker fogs that much better than the PIAAs?

Willing to part with those?
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Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

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Are your JW Speaker fogs that much better than the PIAAs?

Willing to part with those?
The JW Speakers are considerably brighter than the PIAAs.
I installed the first one and turned on the lights to aim it and couldn't even see the PIAA light output.

That said...
The PIAA lights are still a better option than the 'candle' OEM lights.

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1st pic is OEM fogs.
2nd pic is PIAA fogs.
3rd pic is JWS on left, PIAA on right.
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Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

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not to happy with these led, they just dont equel to hid so later on i will buy hid for fogs to match my head lights, i will be putting in hid for low beams in a week

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got my hid for low beams and hid for fog lights and OMG what a difference it is, here in wv when i drive down the road i can see the deer on side of the road now not looking at me, before i would not see them unless they looked at me

its amazing the difference i have 5000k bulbs on low beams and 4300k bulbs on fog lights

got them at kb carstuff they are awesome
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Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

So I have been running the same LED headlights that I have been posting about and I really, really like them a lot. (I am referring to the version with the cooling fan.) They are bight and clear. Love 'em.

No problems other than the flickering...but it is very very minor and not always noticeable but the company sent me another ballast, two CANBUS adapters (which are typically used for HID flicker issues...which I think will fix it) and to be cool about it, also sent me a couple of what looks to be LED T10 bulbs for my use elsewhere. I am sure I can find a use for them.

So I got curious and got an infrared thermometer. Turned my lights on and waited 5 minutes for them to heat up. Interesting results.

At the hottest point of the headlight assembly I could find externally, the headlights are 99.5 degrees f right around there area where the hood meets the headlight capsule.

To compare, I also checked my JWSpeaker fog lights (which do not have a fan). The temp of those was 115.5 degrees f.

So the fans seems to work. But my curiosity never ends...

I also ordered a set of the fanless versions that scostuart mentioned earlier in this thread. This weekend I am going to install one and do a night comparison. I will also do a temperature comparison so see if the heat sink is as effective as they say. I am also going to do a more accurate "outside the housing" comparison with all three versions (incandescent, fan version, fanless version) to more accurate. I will report back what I find.

As mentioned before in this thread, I previously ordered a couple of sets of connectors to solder in for the new fanless version. Turns out I didn't need to...the kits I received had the right connector already. They must have changed this in production.

Stay tuned, I hope to get to them testing this weekend!
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