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LED v.s HID

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by JBTRD, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Jul 15, 2017 at 12:03 PM
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    JBTRD

    JBTRD [OP] As usual, saying something stupid

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    I am going to be upgrading my lights soon, and for the fog lamps, I am going with the Toyota 2in1. But for the lows and high beams, I don't know where to start. I have read that the HID tend to be better at visibility in the low beams, but i have heard that HID bulbs are sketchy, as in one set could last forever and the next could die in 50 miles. so any insight would be great, and if someone could recommend some brands that won't break the bank like Xeon depot.

    Also, side note, can anyone recommend good interior led lights as well that won't break the bank.
     
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  2. Jul 15, 2017 at 5:30 PM
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    flieger45

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    I went with the fyre flys from eBay for the interior. So far, they are great. I went with the PIAA platinum white leds for the low beams and xenon Depot drl/high beams. I had a 20% off coupon.
     
  3. Jul 15, 2017 at 5:59 PM
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    alext2280

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    I did sylvainia zevo 6000k bulbs in the interior and on my rear plate, I love the amount of light they put out and are well made. I got them from advance auto parts, I searched for a discount code and got 20% off. I have xenon depot 5000k in my lows and love the white light they put out. I tried there low watt led for the fogs but was disappointed so I went back to my Auxbeam 6500k LEDs. The fogs are bright as heck. Very useful in the pine barrens here in Jersey. I also have Auxbeam in my high beams and no complaints. The reason I went with sylvainia zevo was because I had a bad experience with a no name led in my Corolla. Xenon depot does have auxiliary bulbs now but I have my heard any reviews yet.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2017 at 9:41 PM
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    4Runner Owners please chime in because I'm really interested in the upgrades that you have chosen because I own a 2016 Toyota 4Runner Trail Premium and I love this vechicle but this is definitely where the engineering went to sleep; OEM Headlights are very weak!
     
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  5. Jul 16, 2017 at 3:46 AM
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    flieger45

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    And I forgot I used Philips led's in the fogs. All the led's I used are 6000k. They are all bright white and match very well. I originally had xenon Depot led's in the low beams but they weren't very bright. I'm sure they are better now because the ones I had were 1st gen. I'm kind of obsessed with led's! Yesterday I installed Opt7 led's in the foot wells front and back. My wife drives a Audi Q5 and this is standard. The color is changeable but a dim red looks great! Pics soon.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2017 at 8:44 AM
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    Has anyone used JDM auto haus on ebay, a full set of interior lights and plate area and back up lights for $15. Sounds too good to be true, but have tons of buyers and feed back.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2017 at 2:23 PM
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    Jean T

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    Very interesting conversation! Any suggestions for 4 Gen lights
     
  8. Jul 16, 2017 at 8:25 PM
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    What does the feedback say? Positive, negative? In some cases you pay for what you get. That just seems too cheap for all those lights.
     
  9. Jul 17, 2017 at 7:51 AM
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  10. Jul 25, 2017 at 2:47 PM
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    took the plunge, both interior and headlamping...
     
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  11. Aug 12, 2017 at 9:23 AM
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    JBTRD [OP] As usual, saying something stupid

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    I ordered the Toyota 2 in 1 LED fogs/drl and will have them installed soon.

    1) Which brand is better Xeon depot or retro fit Source for HID lo/HI beams?

    2) still looking for interior and reverse lamps that are led, any suggestions?
     
  12. Aug 17, 2017 at 6:29 PM
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    Don't forget to share experience and pics after installation
     
  13. Aug 18, 2017 at 6:00 AM
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    JBTRD [OP] As usual, saying something stupid

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    I have them installed still doing minor adjustments to get them the right hieght, but 10x brighter than those crappy halogens

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    Still looking for inside, reverse, lo and hi bulbs
     
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  14. Sep 19, 2017 at 8:44 PM
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    Do those xenon depot LED high beams still run a daytime running light?
     
  15. Sep 26, 2017 at 2:29 AM
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    Looks great, JBTRD! What brand did you get?
     
  16. Sep 26, 2017 at 8:49 AM
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    They are made by Auer, but sold cheaper by South East toyota dealers. I bought mine through a toyota in Georgia, cheaper than here in FL just search around for them.
    Install is not impossible but not easy by any means, if you are good with electrical you can do it, if like me and electrical is your weakest part, have it done by toyota but work them down on there instal price they are ridiculous on it.

    Edit: if you do it yourself there is a really good video by a toyota technician on how to install.
     

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