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Tired of the poor performance of the OEM headlights.

Technology has moved on during the past 25 years.

Does anyone have good results with a replacement system?

Thank you for sharing your experience.
 

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LED 7in sealed beam replacements as used by the CJ\TJ\LJ\JK Jeep guys. I don't use them but have seen them in action and they work wonders.
 

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LED 7in sealed beam replacements as used by the CJ\TJ\LJ\JK Jeep guys. I don't use them but have seen them in action and they work wonders.
Thank you for your response.

Do you know if new wiring or relays are recomended?
 

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Our Honda has factory LED headlights and they are brilliant! But every conversion-LED I have seen throws a lot of "bright" but not much "usable light". I'd really like to see a good RRC/LED conversion in-person.

FWIW, I have halogen e-codes and a set of Hella 4000 Eurobeams tied to the main beams. I'm happy with the beam pattern, the amount of available light, and especially the halogen color temperature.
 

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Tired of the poor performance of the OEM headlights.

Technology has moved on during the past 25 years.

Does anyone have good results with a replacement system?

Thank you for sharing your experience.

I am currently running the setup below and have had no issues for over 3 years – excellent performance.

Lamps:
https://www.roversnorth.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=70477&type=0&eq=&key=it

Bulbs:
https://www.roversnorth.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=625544&type=0&eq=
 

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Hella E reflectors with standard H4 and simple relay package to take the load. Not terribly expensive and more sophisticated light pattern.

Very standard light size so you can probably explore all sorts of LED Peep alternatives.

Please adjust them right! I am getting a bit tired of all these poorly adjusted headlights shining in my eyes through my mirrors here in Texas..
 

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"For Offroad Use Only" - yeah sure! Half the cars in Houston are good "for offroad use only". Like anybody EVER checks..
Exactly! Adjusted properly – never had anyone question them. Far less annoying than the kids running around here with LED light bars in every color you can imagine ….
 

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I have been running truck lite heated led for nearly 5 yrs, excellent improvement street legal for those of us who have state safety inspection.
moving from regular incandescent to led take a little getting used to, as the led have a crisp cut out which at first is a bit distracting other wise no issues, direct plug and play http://www.truck-lite.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?urlRequestType=Base&catalogId=10002&categoryId=13091&productId=48715&errorViewName=ProductDisplayErrorView&urlLangId=-1&langId=-1&top_category=&parent_category_rn=&storeId=10001 they offer a non heated version as well.
 

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With regard to "heated" lights, halogen headlights (ecode or the RN link above) generate heat. LED's do not, unless heated like the ones 95classiclwb pointed out.
 

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I live in the mountains so heated headlights are a must.

Does that rule out the LED option?

Were these plug and play or did you add a relay?

It was a plug and play installation on my 95. Excellent light distribution pattern and color.

No issues with moisture or hazing – very happy with the upgrade.
 

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Another option would be to combine the E-Code housing with LED replacement HB2\H4\9003 bulbs. Prices on the latter range anywhere from 30 to 200 (Phillips LED-HL) a pair.

Also spares you the ugliness of the projector retrofits, and yes they can get pretty hot.
 

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Are there advantages to the Hella E Code over the Hella Vision Plus in Lockettc's link?

Can I go above the standard bulb which I believe is 60/55 without replacing wiring and adding relays? Is that worth the effort, properly aimed of course? I ask because Lockettc's link to the bulb is to a 100/80 bulb.

Thank you for all the great advice so far.
 

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Another option would be to combine the E-Code housing with LED replacement HB2\H4\9003 bulbs. Prices on the latter range anywhere from 30 to 200 (Phillips LED-HL) a pair.

Also spares you the ugliness of the projector retrofits, and yes they can get pretty hot.
Are there advantages to LED over halogen?

I thought LED lights ran cold. Where does the heat come from?

You guys are the best.
 

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Are there advantages to the Hella E Code over the Hella Vision Plus in Lockettc's link?

Can I go above the standard bulb which I believe is 60/55 without replacing wiring and adding relays? Is that worth the effort, properly aimed of course? I ask because Lockettc's link to the bulb is to a 100/80 bulb.

Thank you for all the great advice so far.
It was a plug and play installation on my 95. Excellent light distribution pattern and color - running the 100/80's. Same 3 prong connection as OEM sealed beams.

 

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Don't put LED bulbs in a housing intended for halogen bulbs (Hella Vision Plus or Ecode). The housing and LED-bulb are a poor match for each other. When you see an older truck on the road with stupid bright, white, glare producers, this is what they are typically running. (When I say glare producers, there is usually a lot of dazzle with little pattern/projection - but they owners seem to love it.)

In selecting halogen bulbs, the higher the wattage, the lower the life. If you get a high quality Ecode housing, you may as well try a quality, standard wattage bulb. If the new pattern is not enough, then upgrade the bulbs (simple, easy swap).
 

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Don't put LED bulbs in a housing intended for halogen bulbs (Hella Vision Plus or Ecode). The housing and LED-bulb are a poor match for each other. When you see an older truck on the road with stupid bright, white, glare producers, this is what they are typically running. (When I say glare producers, there is usually a lot of dazzle with little pattern/projection - but they owners seem to love it.)

In selecting halogen bulbs, the higher the wattage, the lower the life. If you get a high quality Ecode housing, you may as well try a quality, standard wattage bulb. If the new pattern is not enough, then upgrade the bulbs (simple, easy swap).
This sounds like good advice all around.

So the remaining question is Hella Vision Plus or Ecode.
 
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