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Old 08-16-2010, 03:05 AM
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Default Alternatives to regular headlights...LEDs?

Posted this in the S-Type forum but I figured it might fit better here...

Just brainstorming and was wondering if anyone had tried a simple plug-and-play replacement for their factory, standard headlight bulbs using LEDs instead.

I searched the threads here and found a lot of discussion about LED side marker lights, license plate lights, etc. But there are now LED headlight bulbs in standard sizes that you can use.

They seem to be cheap enough to take a chance on (most of them are $3 - $10 on eBay) so long as I wouldn't screw up the car in the process. Anyone tried it yet?

Jess

(here's an example, not even sure it's Jag-fit: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-X-C...Q5fAccessories)
 
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what year s type do you have?
 
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IMO, LEDs will never reach the lumen output of a traditional HID system or halogens even. In the case for headlamps, output is most critical, so stick with one of the two mentioned above. HIDs are so easy to install these days if you have factory projector headlamps.
 
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IMO, LEDs will never reach the lumen output of a traditional HID system or halogens even. In the case for headlamps, output is most critical, so stick with one of the two mentioned above. HIDs are so easy to install these days if you have factory projector headlamps.
Yeah, I figured. That's kind of the consensus on my other car forum (Starion/Conquest). As cheap as they are, I might take a chance on it just to see, but I fear you're correct.

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IMO, LEDs will never reach the lumen output of a traditional HID system or halogens even. In the case for headlamps, output is most critical, so stick with one of the two mentioned above. HIDs are so easy to install these days if you have factory projector headlamps.
Have you seen the new LED headlamps with the 3 and 5w led's on some of the new concept cars. Makes HID look like parking lamps.

Granted, you're not going to do that with some ebay SMD LED replacement bulbs, but LED's are the future of automotive lighting, both from a power consumption perspective as well as light output.

George
 
 
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