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Old 10-20-2014, 06:42 PM   #1
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LED Headlight upgrade

Just installed the H13 LED conversion kit for my '13 F150. What a difference. I can actually see at night now. Installation was simple and was plug and play. Bought it off of Ebay for $80.00.
Neighbor was so impressed that he ordered one for his F350 and his F150.

Definitely worth the price.

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Old 10-20-2014, 06:51 PM   #2
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You still drive at night huh?
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:55 PM   #3
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Quite often. Tomorrow will be a 3 hour ride down to Baltimore and 3 hour return in the evening. Happens often. Now I can see all the 18 wheelers in front of me.
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How are they for "oncoming" cars? Just curious since a lot of cars headlights already seem very bright like the high beams are on....
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:06 PM   #5
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Good question Stan. There on some out there I wish they would outlaw.
When you meet them you almost are blinded.
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:25 PM   #6
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Unlike the HID lights that are usually in the 6500k and higher range, these are only 5000k. I do have them aimed slightly low to compensate for the 2" drop in bed when 5th wheel is attached. No one has "flashed" me yet.

Lloyd, you have the F150, I'm sure your stock headlights are terrible also. My buddy's '12 F150 was terrible also. He ordered a set also.
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How easy were they to install?
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:27 PM   #8
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Just like changing the bulb. It installs the same way, only additional device is a small controller that mounts anywhere behind the light fixture. Took about 15 minutes a side.
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Can you be our guinea pig for this ..like to drive with them for awhile and let us know how they're working out.

Just gunshy..I had a bad experience with the xenon bulbs from ebay years ago, did a lot of damage as they got too hot and melted the lamp assembly.

I wonder how hot these little guys get?
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Specs

I'll keep you up to date. These lights have built in fans. Here are all the specs:

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This listing is for our NEW 2600 LUMEN H13 9008 LED Conversion Kit.
  • Voltage: 10-32V DC
  • LED Type: CREEģ CXA1512 LED
  • 5000K OEM White
  • Power per Bulb (Set): Low Beam 22W (44W) / High Beam 30W (60W)
  • Lumens (per bulb): 2100 Lumens (Low) / 2600 Lumens (High)
  • Lumens (per set): 4200 Lumens (Low) / 5200 Lumens (High)
  • Plug & Play Design
  • 360į Beam Pattern
  • 125% BRIGHTER than halogen bulbs
  • Anti-glare design keeps your light focused on the road
  • Patented rocker design provides full housing illumination
  • Integrated cooling fan & aviation aluminum provides excellent heat dissipitation
  • 50,000+ Hours Lifespan
  • Limited 2 Year Warranty
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They have a fan, and are LED lights. I thought LED were suppose to be cool as in NOT HOT, so why would they need a fan...
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Do you have the link/info from eBay?
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They have a fan, and are LED lights. I thought LED were suppose to be cool as in NOT HOT, so why would they need a fan...
That's a common misnomer. Higher wattage LEDs can get real hot.

I'd like to know what happens when that fan fails. Pulling out my engineering hat, either the fan or the LED will eventually fail after x hours.

If you look, you can see the cooling fins/heat sinks on the bulbs.
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That's a common misnomer. Higher wattage LEDs can get real hot.

I'd like to know what happens when that fan fails. Pulling out my engineering hat, either the fan or the LED will eventually fail after x hours.

If you look, you can see the cooling fins/heat sinks on the bulbs.

From my experiences with LEDs, that is correct. I've had one or two failures in the house with higher wattage Led bulbs. They must have lost the fan. They got pretty hot and that was the smoking end of them.
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Old 10-21-2014, 07:14 AM   #15
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Just like any other headlight bulb they will eventually fail. It says they're good for 50000 hours. They do have a 2 year warranty. Time will tell.
Thet do sell replacement bulbs.
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