1. jos51700

    jos51700 Hemi Orange you glad it isn't a political avatar?

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    Harley had some drop-in LED 7" headlights for a few years. I haven't set foot in an HD dealer in years, but they probably still have 'em.
     
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      66fyssh Don't Stop Believin' FABO Gold Member

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      @slantsixdan has a ton of knowledge on automobile lights.

      Here's one thread he has posted in. Post #8 has some good info.

      Led Headight Question

      I chose to go with a headlight relay kit from @crackedback and GE Nighthawk Halogen headlights. Provides plenty of light for me.
       
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      • moparmat2000

        moparmat2000 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        My point of this and the higher efficiency LED H4 drop ins was to get around wiring in relays to keep it simple, and still take the load off the wires with less of an amp draw. The relays were great with stockers and halogens, notsomuch with LEDs.
         
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        Bodyperson Pedal to the metal

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        I guess my point is the leds look like ass in a classic car. Personal opinion. I don't like the led light either. Halogen I like.
         
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        Ok, I get that. I think the LED googly eyes ones look like ass too. This is why I bought Hella H4 replacement lights that look like sealed beams with removable replaceable 55W/65W halogen H4 bulbs, and I was looking into using LED H4 bulbs inside the Hella lenses so it doesnt look like ass. Note the pix below. The lenses are Hella with replaceable halogen H4 bulb cartridges. The pic #2 is the LED H4 cartridges. This way you get the efficiency of the LED bulbs, and the old skool lamp look. Light shown in 3rd pic is a Hella H4 halogen with removable H4 cartridge bulb. It's a damn good looking lamp. Looks like a sealed beam.

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          I decided to pick up the ones I had showed pix of. The Hella H4 55W65 halogen bulb showed 3/4 of a volt drop measured with a craftsman volt/ohm meter at the light itself, and had the usual heat radiating off it.The LED H4 showed no measurable voltage drop at all with the same meter hooked up, and no huge amount of heat radiating off it. The LED beam seemed a little brighter than the halogen and about the same pattern when pointed at the shop door.

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          • Matts440

            Matts440 Well-Known Member

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            I got mine off EBay car isn't driving yet but they are bright. Plus integrated running and turn signal lights, just need to wire them in.
            Did need to modify the stock housing a little to get them to fit, nothing to bad.
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            • RustyRatRod

              RustyRatRod I didn't do it. FABO Gold Member

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              Check the laws up there, Snake. LEDs are not DOT legal in all 50 states here. People still run them though. Also, there's a LOT of bullshit on the market, so be careful. I second the Hella E code upgrade and @crackedback's wiring harness with relays. That gives alternator voltage at the headlights. I did it to Vixen and it's a night and day difference. Quite literally.
               
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              RustyRatRod I didn't do it. FABO Gold Member

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              Those E code headlamps you have are not designed to focus LED light. It focuses much differently than a halogen bulb.
               
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              Turned on and pointed 30' away at the shop door the beam pattern appears the same as the H4 halogen bulb. I compared both bulb types in the glass housings side to side. I dont know what you mean by focusing the beam differently. Comparing them lit up side to side I had the same beam pattern, and intensity on my door 30' away. I did not see much of a difference if any at all except for the color of the light being more whiter. We're gonna run em. Car is getting new wiring, and theres very little amp draw compared to an H4 bulb. As such, theres no need for a relay setup either.
               
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                The lifespan on these is an estimated 50,000 hours. You would have to leave them turned on 24-7 for 5.75 years before they burn out. So if only using em maybe an hour or 2 a week coming back from a show at night, that will for sure out last my lifetime.
                 
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