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Old 04-18-2013, 08:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Part of the trouble with head lights is that the beam needs to cut off so it doesn't blind oncoming traffic, so cobbling together an LED fog light or search light works great but a head light that is safe is a bit more work.
all you have to do is the adjustments on the headlights ( up/down and in and out) not the bulbs them self.

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How about I mount 6 of these on the front of my insight and those who have a problem can lift their hand up in front of there line of site to blow their view? Ive done that on many occasions and I havent had any problems.

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and the lumen output of them makes them entirely useless as headlamps. probably fine as DRLs, but as a source of illumination, worthless.

9005 are normally highbeams, 9006 for lows. 9005 incandescent bulbs are normally around 1700 lumens, with 9006 at ~1000 lumens.

HIR automotive bulbs

alternatively, HIR bulbs put off a lot more light for an identical amount of power consumed.

how many lumens are those LED replacements rated for?
just got the info on the lumens out put on these led bulbs.
thay told me that thay were about 500/600 lumens.
still will have to test to see if it will work or not , it may take up to a month for them to get here, thay are coming hong kong .
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I was thinking about saving up and getting some of these for my truck.

https://www.truck-lite.com/webapp/wc...2027&langId=-1
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Looks interesting. I saw the power block use a circular design like that on a truck they made. My only concern would be heat. LEDs make heat and its the best way to destroy them, make them flicker or even explode.

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How about I mount 6 of these on the front of my insight and those who have a problem can lift their hand up in front of there line of site to blow their view?
Because you're just like those ***holes who don't seem to know that their lights also have a "low beam" setting. Or those ***holes in lifted trucks who have put their headlights right at eye level for most of the rest of us.

Do that to me, and you might get a laser pointer shined at you. You know, one of the ones that was a warning sticker like "DO NOT LOOK INTO LASER WITH REMAINING EYE!"

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been looking into new headlights and bulbs...does anyone have info on led headlight bulbs...i know that thay use them for daytime running lights...and the difforance between the 5050 smd led's and the 3528 smd leds...and that there temp is between 5500k / 6500k...any info on this would be helpfull thank for your help.
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You are going to be busy as this area is full of people like you describe. Many have off color lamps as well pink, purple, green and BLUE.

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Because you're just like those ***holes who don't seem to know that their lights also have a "low beam" setting. Or those ***holes in lifted trucks who have put their headlights right at eye level for most of the rest of us.

Do that to me, and you might get a laser pointer shined at you. You know, one of the ones that was a warning sticker like "DO NOT LOOK INTO LASER WITH REMAINING EYE!"

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oil pan 4,... thanks for the info, good read.... a lot to take in, found the do's & dont's... and a couple of way's to try thing diffront...thanks

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