Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE CHASSIS CLUB FORUMS > Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-30-2023, 08:40 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: May 2022
Location: Edmonds WA
Posts: 86
LED Headlight Conversion Lamps

Suggestions? There are a lot of different brands out there, does anybody have an opinion as to whatís best?
__________________
Don & Deborah
2003 25í Vision, Ford F53 Chassis, 6.8 V10
Model A Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-31-2023, 12:39 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Isaac-1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: SW Louisiana
Posts: 8,469
I will just say that the design on these conversion bulbs has came a very long way in the last few years, and that I bought a pair for our cheap 15 year old TOAD about 2 years ago and have been very happy with the result, and fully expect the designs to have improved even more in the last 2 years.
__________________
2002 Safari Trek 2830 on P32 Chassis with 8.1L w/ 400 watts solar 420Ah LiFePo4
2017 Jeep Cherokee Overland & 2007 Toyota Yaris TOADs with Even Brake,
Demco Commander tow bar and Blue Ox / Roadmaster base plates
Isaac-1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2023, 05:37 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
CaptainBuilt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2022
Location: Lafayette, La.
Posts: 13
I bought these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074LT5B1M...refix=5x7+led+

They work great!
__________________
CaptainBuilt.com
2014 Ford E-350 12ft Box Truck RV Conversion
CaptainBuilt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2023, 06:35 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2022
Posts: 530
Do not put LED bulbs in a reflector housing. All you will do is blind oncoming drivers. They should only be installed in projector style housings!
Dodge Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2023, 07:20 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 1,066
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dodge Guy View Post
Do not put LED bulbs in a reflector housing. All you will do is blind oncoming drivers. They should only be installed in projector style housings!

Correct. Itís also illegal. Aftermarket kits will always have small print that say ďfor off road use onlyĒ

There are plenty of great options but they wonít be inexpensive.
propchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2023, 09:20 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Isaac-1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: SW Louisiana
Posts: 8,469
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dodge Guy View Post
Do not put LED bulbs in a reflector housing. All you will do is blind oncoming drivers. They should only be installed in projector style housings!

This was true 5 years ago, though now there are LED replacements specifically designed to function correctly in reflector housings. See these as a random example https://www.amazon.com/Auxbeam-H4-90.../dp/B0BG7YRVJ9
__________________
2002 Safari Trek 2830 on P32 Chassis with 8.1L w/ 400 watts solar 420Ah LiFePo4
2017 Jeep Cherokee Overland & 2007 Toyota Yaris TOADs with Even Brake,
Demco Commander tow bar and Blue Ox / Roadmaster base plates
Isaac-1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2023, 10:46 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: May 2022
Location: Edmonds WA
Posts: 86
LED

Please excuse my ignorance but how would I know what style of housing I have? Iíve never even heard of this before. I believe that I saw some lamps that claim to be adjustable?
__________________
Don & Deborah
2003 25í Vision, Ford F53 Chassis, 6.8 V10
Model A Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2023, 12:05 PM   #8
Member
 
DarkSideJeep's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: May 2023
Posts: 83
Quote:
Originally Posted by Model A Man View Post
Please excuse my ignorance but how would I know what style of housing I have? Iíve never even heard of this before. I believe that I saw some lamps that claim to be adjustable?
First you need to find which bulbs you have. to do that you need to pull the bulb(s). If you have a separate high beam light you need to see which bulbs are in each light,
__________________
Dan 2018 Thor ACE 30.3
Toad 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
Former 1996 Tiffin Allegro owner.
DarkSideJeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2023, 02:52 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Isaac-1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: SW Louisiana
Posts: 8,469
Quote:
Originally Posted by Model A Man View Post
Please excuse my ignorance but how would I know what style of housing I have? Iíve never even heard of this before. I believe that I saw some lamps that claim to be adjustable?

How would anyone else know what you have?
__________________
2002 Safari Trek 2830 on P32 Chassis with 8.1L w/ 400 watts solar 420Ah LiFePo4
2017 Jeep Cherokee Overland & 2007 Toyota Yaris TOADs with Even Brake,
Demco Commander tow bar and Blue Ox / Roadmaster base plates
Isaac-1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2023, 08:26 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2022
Posts: 530
Quote:
Originally Posted by Model A Man View Post
Please excuse my ignorance but how would I know what style of housing I have? Iíve never even heard of this before. I believe that I saw some lamps that claim to be adjustable?
The first one is a projector style housing! The second is a reflector style. Some RV manuf use car/truck assemblies. And some aftermarket headlamps can be had with the projector housings.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7807.jpg
Views:	3
Size:	129.3 KB
ID:	394218   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7808.jpg
Views:	5
Size:	150.7 KB
ID:	394219  

Dodge Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2023, 09:31 PM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: May 2022
Location: Edmonds WA
Posts: 86
LED

Only one lamp per side
__________________
Don & Deborah
2003 25í Vision, Ford F53 Chassis, 6.8 V10
Model A Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2023, 07:12 AM   #12
Member
 
DarkSideJeep's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: May 2023
Posts: 83
Lightbulb

Quote:
Originally Posted by Model A Man View Post
Only one lamp per side
A picture of the front of your coach would be helpful. We know it is a Class A, because itis on an F53 chassis. We know it is a "Vision", is that a model or a manufacturer? We know it is a 2003. I tried looking up "Vision" but I am not getting consistent results. Some of the results had the old style rectangular sealed beam lights and some appeared to have car/truck style headlights that were definitely reflector style headlights. One point to consider is whether the lenses are yellowed or hazy. If the lenses are yellowed putting LEDs in will not improve visibility as much as you hope. So, before you install LEDs resolve the yellowed lenses.
__________________
Dan 2018 Thor ACE 30.3
Toad 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
Former 1996 Tiffin Allegro owner.
DarkSideJeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2023, 09:08 AM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: May 2022
Location: Edmonds WA
Posts: 86
LEDs

Iím sorry, for a moment I forgot what forum I was on, itís a Rexhall Vision. I am replacing the plastic lenses at the same time I switch to LED. I am considering the RVL005339 from ďBUYRVLIGHTS.com. Iím afraid that I do not know how to post pictures or links here or I would be happy to do so. I have just now discovered that they are probably from a 92-97 F150.
__________________
Don & Deborah
2003 25í Vision, Ford F53 Chassis, 6.8 V10
Model A Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2023, 01:06 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
avfordguy's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kingsville TX
Posts: 1,748
Its not about the amount of light, it is about how that light is focused inside the headlamp housing. Headlamps that donot have a clear lense are more forgiving on led replacement, on the other hand a lense that has the prizim look requires a led replacement that mimics the bulb it replaces,if not you end up blinding oncoming traffic.
avfordguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
amps, conversion, headlight, led, light



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front Blinkers Do not work when running lamps or head lamps on Georgetown XL GodB4Money Class A Motorhome Discussions 8 10-11-2020 08:24 PM
LED Headlight Conversion - Need Advice winnie32v Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 9 10-08-2018 04:46 AM
LED Headlight Conversion Cutch Entegra Owner's Forum 9 08-06-2017 07:37 PM
Turn Signal Lamps and Stoplight lamps come on when brake pedal depressed pigeonrooste Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 3 04-08-2011 07:08 AM
Silverstar Halogen Headlight Replacement Lamps LK23 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 3 10-13-2005 06:17 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.