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Old 11-28-2017, 11:00 PM   #1
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LED Headlights

I am considering replacing the original headlights in my 07' Diplomat with LED's. Has anyone out there replaced theirs? If so what type do you recommend using? Thanks in advance for your input.

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Before updating to LEDs, check the voltage at the bulb sockets. Many complaints about dim headlights are caused by low voltage. Often the length and size of the wire cause enough resistance to dim the lights. In those cases, using larger wire from the batteries or a bus bar and a relay to bypass the light switch is often a good solution.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:27 PM   #3
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Thanks Bob,
I appreciate the recommendation, I'll check it out.
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Old 11-29-2017, 06:32 AM   #4
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I'm in the process of upgrading my headlights. I investigated both LED (light emitting diode) and HID (high intensity discharge) upgrades. A good friend of mine is a lighting engineer. LED lights have made a lot of progress in the last few years, but if you want the very brightest headlights, HID is still superior. Also, once HID bulbs are warmed up and running the current draw is reduced so they are not sensitive to our RV low voltage issues. The downside to HID lights are they startup slowly so they should only be used on low beams. My low beams are where I needed improvement.
I ordered a 55W HID upgrade kit for my H7 bulbs. The kit includes the HID bulbs, wiring adapter, and the ballast.
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If you could find what the factory used for headlights, you might be able to find a projection type.....it's all about the reflector shape behind the bulbs......
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Thanks Vito,

Who did you order the upgrade kit from?
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Old 11-29-2017, 01:10 PM   #9
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I ordered from DDM Tuning. I ordered the 55w Ultra HID kit. I've used it before with great success.
I'm not sure I'd recommend them. Their products and pricing are great but they ship everything in from over seas and it take 2-3 weeks to receive.
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I haven't ordered mine yet, but after a lot of research I plan to buy from M4 Products. They are a little more expensive than some, but have much higher light output in lumens and they are known for high quality products and excellent customer service!
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I haven't ordered mine yet, but after a lot of research I plan to buy from M4 Products. They are a little more expensive than some, but have much higher light output in lumens and they are known for high quality products and excellent customer service!
M4 led is where I got my LED headlights for my 07 Neptune. Also got all of my interior LED lights to replace the fluorescent and incandescent bulbs. Agree with you Joe, not the cheapest but very high quality and excellent customer service. I'm very pleased with mine.

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Thanks Chad I appreciate your input
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Thanks Chad I appreciate your input
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You're very welcome. Glad to help any way I can. If you have any questions, call m4. Like I said excellent customer service. The tech spent probably 15-20 minutes on the phone with me when ordering my headlights. He took the time to make sure I was getting the right lights.

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I have used M4 and really like the results. I did have to buy an adapter to enable the outside bulb to fit into the access hole, cheap on Ebay. My lights on a 2004 Dynasty are made by BMW and I also needed to replace the plastic adjusters in each side, again cheap on Ebay. There are some good Utube videos for changing the adjusters is you need to do that. Since the lenses are plastic and were cloudy, I used a headlight restorer I found at Advance Auto. Lots of elbow grease, but they do look 100% better. I still have to get the lights adjusted, but they are definitely brighter.
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