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Stock headlight hids to led conversion??

Hello everyone,

With Leds quickly becoming brighter than HIDs I was wondering if any one has changed theirs and if so what brand did you buy. Also any details would be greatly appreciated.
I am at 28k on mine and running great,would like brighter headlights for night driving since I prefer to drive around major cities on the east coast at night when there is less traffic.

Just an aside ZF Transmissions is one of my customers here in Gray Court SC, and I maintain some of their milling machines and robotics.

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Hello everyone,

With Leds quickly becoming brighter than HIDs I was wondering if any one has changed theirs and if so what brand did you buy. Also any details would be greatly appreciated.
I am at 28k on mine and running great,would like brighter headlights for night driving since I prefer to drive around major cities on the east coast at night when there is less traffic.

Just an aside ZF Transmissions is one of my customers here in Gray Court SC, and I maintain some of their milling machines and robotics.
I haven't seen any LEDs on a grand Cherokee as the main headlight, but my concern would be state inspections and the lighting portion. I have two LED lights in my lower fascia that I weather crimped an h11 harness on to so I could use my fog light power to energize them and I had to unplug and cover em up for my state inspection in VA
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Re: Stock headlight hids to led conversion??

Thanks for the reply.

I have found 8k replacement Leds for low beams on eBay with minney fans for cooling.

I had hoped someone else has paved the way for going all Leds !

When I lived In PA 25 years ago you could only have a max of 100 watts auxiliary plus whatever factory lights were installed.

Here in SC they did away with the minimal inspection we used to have which only amounted to making sure all your lights worked $6.00 they did not check tread depth,brakes,tie rods or anything of what makes a car safe to drive.

I have changed my fogs to yellow fog lamp H11's as I do in all my vehicles, if you never had yellow fogs I highly suggest them,great in the rain or snow(the light does not bounce back) and take away your night vision.

I am also not happy I cannot dim my dash lights almost to off , and even when I turn off the center display module the back light is annoying I wish it would turn completely OFF. I have thought about changing my dash lights to red for night driving like in planes since or subs
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Thanks for the reply.

I have found 8k replacement Leds for low beams on eBay with minney fans for cooling.

I had hoped someone else has paved the way for going all Leds !

When I lived In PA 25 years ago you could only have a max of 100 watts auxiliary plus whatever factory lights were installed.

Here in SC they did away with the minimal inspection we used to have which only amounted to making sure all your lights worked $6.00 they did not check tread depth,brakes,tie rods or anything of what makes a car safe to drive.

I have changed my fogs to yellow fog lamp H11's as I do in all my vehicles, if you never had yellow fogs I highly suggest them,great in the rain or snow(the light does not bounce back) and take away your night vision.

I am also not happy I cannot dim my dash lights almost to off , and even when I turn off the center display module the back light is annoying I wish it would turn completely OFF. I have thought about changing my dash lights to red for night driving like in planes since or subs
I put red led lights in my overhead. Def good for night vision. Hold over from my time on ships in the Navy.

As for your dash, I am able to dim mine. There is a scroll bar next to the light switch on the left. I'm able to dim mine
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With Leds quickly becoming brighter than HIDs...
[citation needed], doubly so if you are posting from a future where LED retrofits are brighter than the stock 35 watt HID.
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Re: Stock headlight hids to led conversion??

LEDs Brighter than HIDs - NOT at this time

1) Consider upgrading your HID bulbs
2) Consider a 55 Watt kit
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Brighter - NO - and there's always 55 Watt HIDs (ballast plus bulb)
Yes. I don't think it's tenable at the moment.

Cf. something from a semi-reputable vendor like VLEDs (not that this would fit our D3S system):
D2S LMZ PLATINUM ULTRA OUTPUT LED HEADLIGHTS - 4500LM LMZ Headlights

Ignoring the thermal de-rating issue for LEDs for a moment, look at that fan/heatsink and compare it to the D3S spec on our headlamps.


vs.


Now imagine that it's in a sealed assembly (where does the LED de-rating heat vent?). I suppose if you didn't have the steering-linked headlamps on the Summit it *might* fit if it came with a D3S collar, but now recall the horrible condensation problems on these headlamps even when they were "properly" sealed... and imagine what would happen if the seal on the back of the housing were left off.
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Re: Stock headlight hids to led conversion??

For what it's worth...The best led for the fog lamp you can buy, output wise is the factory SRT Led lamp.
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Re: Stock headlight hids to led conversion??

Thanks guys for the replies.

I know that simply putting an Led in the current head light is not the Correct use of leds, because of the reflectors in HIDs.

Correct leds with correct reflectors could be an improvement because of different light patterns available with leds.

My neighbor has srt charger that had HIDS and he changed them to leds and there is night and day difference for the better. He also has srt Durango he is looking to change to leds.

I had tried Yellow led fog lamps in 2012 2500 cummins and back then the cheap leds I tried were real crap, but leds are progressing at a very fast rate for the better.

I have installed led light bars on our atvs and are great because less power draw when limited capacity is available such as atvs and motorcycles such as my old 1981 goldwing.

I like the idea of not having high power demand gas filled glass bulbs in my vehicles ,some vehicles are real pain in the arse if you need to change one on the side of the road!!

Leds are generally good for 30k -300 k hours depending on the leds and are not gas filled and no problem with pothole shock or vibration.

My Jeep is a limited addition no steering headlamps to worry about.
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Re: Stock headlight hids to led conversion??

Can anyone provide me with the link to which bulbs should i replace my stock halogen bulbs with? I just got my 2015 Grand Cherokee nd first thing i dont like is that it didnt come with HID lights from factory.

Also on the side note ... the dealership is telling me that if i want to upgrade to led daytime running lights ... i would have to change the whole housing and do wire cutting/splicing. Is this true? I thought it was just buy the hid housing with ballast and bulb and it should plug and play. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Stock headlight hids to led conversion??

There are articles that explain why LED does not have the distance factor compared to HID. If close range is your requirement, then certain bright LEDS may work.

Why stop there. Lets go the next step and go for the upcoming LASER lights. These have even more light output and range:

Headlight Comparison : Laser v LED v HID Xenon v Halogen
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Re: Stock headlight hids to led conversion??

Hello guys, I read many reviews about led headlights on amazon, and found plenty of positive describe on them, that is why I intend to buy a led headlight.

Another thing, does anyone using a Broview led headlight? I found they are looks good, quality and with Philip leds, more than this they do a exciting prices $75.55. The similar product sells on Philip price over $200.

The thing I'm talking about is Broview S7 Headlight
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