LED 7" Round Headlights Upgrade!!

How to install BRIGHT 7" LED Round Headlights in your Later A Body for a great price and easy plug-in play installation!!
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  1. Mattax

    Mattax Just the facts, ma'am FABO Gold Member

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    Yes, agreed. The manufacturer does not claim or mark it DOT.
    But it meets ECE.
    It does seem stupid. Especially because the way it was first told to us, by very enthusiastic promotors of the Cibie's and other top quality E-code lamps was that the ece standards were better.

    But now we know a little better. They're not better; they're different.
    What would be better if the two could resolve the differences in approach and testing.
    Dan Stern summarizes the differnces here Best headlights for 9004 bulbs? '95 Mazda Mx6 - Page 2

    Fortunately, in the past few years many states have come to accept e-code lamps as replacements.
    U. S. Federal legality of ECE type-approved auxiliary lamps

    Updated Hella "Super" 7" H4 Headlights

    FWIW the older sealed beams are legal but dont have DOT or SAE molded into the lenses.
    Also one that bit me was Hella makes an H4 lamp assembly marked DOT but actually was only for Motorcycle use. The high/low split is really annoying. I gave those away and bought the DOT version back when the Barracuda was still registered and inspected in NJ. Much better.

    This is a 6012 sealed beam that was on one of my cars.
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    On the back of this Westinghouse is a small inkstamp - 6014 Superbeam DOT
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    Daniel Stern Lighting Consultancy: Lens Codes

    1985 SAE headlight codes and their industry designations in the table at the bottom here
    Performance Requirements for Motor Vehicle Headlamps
     
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    • Wvbuzzmaster

      Wvbuzzmaster Well-Known Member

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      Mine too! Actually I had bought these lights for my 2000 Jeep Wrangler and decided to sell the Jeep... and thought, gee, the lights on the Duster are half full of water... and look to be the same light type... out came the screwdriver and bam, Jeep now has cheap bulbs and the Duster has the LED bulbs lol.
       
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      • coyote42

        coyote42 Well-Known Member

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        I just bought some that look like yours for my Duster. You say they work good? I haven’t installed them yet so I hope they do. They look good in your car!
         
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        • BLKNBLU340DSTR

          BLKNBLU340DSTR 1971 Duster 340 FABO Gold Member

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          Right on ! They have worked fine for a few years now, however I rarely drive at night with this car.
           
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