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Old 06-17-2016, 04:02 PM   #1
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LED Headlamp Conversion

I upgraded my RV headlamps to HID's several years ago. While I have been very happy with the improved performance, I have been just as disappointed with their reliability. I have gone through three ballasts and two bulbs in that short period.

Now that aftermarket LED headlamps are readily available, I'm wondering if they would be more reliable, considering they require no ballasts. Has anyone converted to them? Do they light up the road as well as HID's? Are they more reliable?

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I've been contemplating this myself but the reviews I've seen have been all over the place. Some gush about how great they are while others complain about beam spread or say they aren't an improvement. Of course, you can feel free to try them and let the rest of us know for sure.
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Old 06-17-2016, 04:24 PM   #3
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I've been contemplating this myself but the reviews I've seen have been all over the place. Some gush about how great they are while others complain about beam spread or say they aren't an improvement. Of course, you can feel free to try them and let the rest of us know for sure.

No thanks, Scatterbrain. I've done my fair share of Guinea Pig mods...I've developed more patience since then, LOL!
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I upgraded my RV headlamps to HID's several years ago. While I have been very happy with the improved performance, I have been just as disappointed with their reliability. I have gone through three ballasts and two bulbs in that short period.

Now that aftermarket LED headlamps are readily available, I'm wondering if they would be more reliable, considering they require no ballasts. Has anyone converted to them? Do they light up the road as well as HID's? Are they more reliable?

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Interesting thought. I have an LED light bar and spotlights on my Jeep and they're frighteningly bright and much closer to natural sunlight. Let us know how it works for you if you make the conversation.
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Installed the new version of LEDs on wife's car she had HIDs and what a difference. I will be replacing the HIDs on the RV with LEDs.
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Installed the new version of LEDs on wife's car she had HIDs and what a difference. I will be replacing the HIDs on the RV with LEDs.
I will look forward to reading how that works for you and how you do it!
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I put them in our rig, but haven't had a chance to even evaluate them and the ones I got do have a "black box" in the wiring. They also have a heat sink and fan unit that required modifying the bulb cover on the back of the lens unit.
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I replaced the factory bulbs on my 2015 Jeep Wrangler with LED's purchased from Amazon, I am very pleased with the light output and no problems. I have had them for 6 months trouble free. The only complaint so far has been from oncoming drivers. I am looking at doing the same for my truck and motorhome. JH
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Simple solution
Don't drive at night
Were retired and don't find any reason to drive at night.
Actually anything past 2 pm is to long.
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Don't drive at night
Were retired and don't find any reason to drive at night.
Actually anything past 2 pm is to long.
When it's 115* outside you drive at night.
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What are some of you guys using for LED replacement bulbs. I looked at some but the Lumen output was low compared to a standard bulb. I have a set of 3 row LED Whelen fog lights I need to install and I am using HID conversion bulbs right now for head lights. But oncoming traffic does not like them in the dark parts of town. It sure does help with showing deer on the side of the road. I figure they have saved me a few trips to the bodyshop so far.
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DW's Lincoln has LED headlamps, and they are very BRIGHT!
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