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Head light bulbs.

I just installed led offroad lights....now my head lights look yellowish. Does anyone run after market bulbs that they really like? I don't want to change the head light assembly.

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only way to change that is to switch to HID. No halogen bulb (worth a damn vision wise) will ever match the color output of most LED lighting (roughly 6000K) .
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Like above said, get a set of 6000k HID's for your headlights. also get a set for your foglights if you have them as well.

Here's a picture of my truck that I took a couple weeks ago in front of the ford model T plant downtown. You can tell the white/blue color of the lights. The foglights match the headlights, i'm not sure why they look totally blue in the picture



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Do they have to match? I like how mine contrast. Points out how awesome the light bar is
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looks better when they match
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I've been thinking about getting a set of these
LED Headlights

they're about $100+- on ebay.
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I've been thinking about getting a set of these
LED Headlights

they're about $100+- on ebay.
I wonder how well those work (beam pattern wise) when compared to halogens or even HID in Stock housing. I've heard that simple LED bulb replacements in Stock headlight housings work horribly due to the LEDs needing pretty specifically designed reflectors/projectors to disperse the light properly since LEDs give off a directional beam of light as opposed to halogens and HIDs....
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Retro-Solutions makes a very nice set of HID for both fogs and head lights. Have a sale for Digital HID Conversion kits for $137. Normally $187. Super customer service and fast shipping.

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I wonder how well those work (beam pattern wise) when compared to halogens or even HID in Stock housing. I've heard that simple LED bulb replacements in Stock headlight housings work horribly due to the LEDs needing pretty specifically designed reflectors/projectors to disperse the light properly since LEDs give off a directional beam of light as opposed to halogens and HIDs....
I think that these particular ones are designed to work more like the halogens. there are cheaper versions that are a single beam light and aren't recommended to be used as headlights

here is a good comparison video
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Don't put HID's in a housing that was not meant for them. They have FINALLY started cracking down in my area ( big fines) for that due to many accidents on tight back roads, I myself swiped a bridge barrier after being alone on backroads for half an hour then being blinded while cresting a hill... bunch of other times they had the blinded vehicle side swiping the one doing the blinding due to lack of vision lol.

There was also a pretty large amount of people smashing headlights, which is now why the cops has stepped it.

If you spend the money on PROPER HID projectors then cool...... and halogen projectors are not the same as HID projectors.

Otherwise just get some Silverstar ultra's or the zXe's... they are both awesome and won't blind the crap out of people coming the other way.

I've seen some of the new MACK garbage trucks with LED headlights they are neat.... bright but not blinding, and interesting to see the the rear view lol

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