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HEADLIGHT CONVERSION TO LED OR HALAGEN

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Posted Today, 12:00 PM

RQB3263 Having received no difinative answers other than LED headlights are expensive...Im now investigating Halogen H4 conversions....There seems to be many more of this conversion in use ....anyone ever compare the amp draw and lumins (in high beam position) with standard incandescent old fashioned bulbs....and how about heat on my very expensive plastic covers ???...Im looking fwd to your replies ....BILL

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Perhaps you should check regarding the legality of using H4's. Not long ago, they were illegal for street use. They're pretty bright and also run fairly hot

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I'm using H4 LED replacement capsules, in a composite 7" housing. Be sure you get a housing that has a shallow face in front of the mounting ring. Anything that sticks out from the flange will interfere with the covers. Look ate the bulbs with the braided copper heat sink, as there is absolutely no room in the bucket for any with a built in fan.

I got mine from Superbrightleds.com

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H4 aka HB2 & 9003 60/55W (halogen):

I've had them in my '88 for years mostly for the 'newer' composite look vs sealed beam - nice & updated look just to see in the daytime. I started with the Hella composites (fearing no more sealed beam availability). Changed to a different (better looking style) Not Pilot (cheap) but similar (wish I could show a picture). The thing is if you ever have to change the bulb you still have to remove the whole light just like a sealed beam since the light buckett is not open to the rear. And I did have to use a hole saw on the buckett to get the actual composite light fixture to fit in. No probs with heat or the heat of the law!

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RQB3263.....THE HELLA h4 HAVE BEEN INSTALLED NOW FOR 3 WEEKS AND WORK JUST FINE ....NO CUTTING 5 MIN INSTALLATION....no heat problems although it is a relatively cool florida 48 degrees here ....way to go !! RQB3263 BILL

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Was at Truck-Pro Friday and saw the Grote 5"x7" and 7" round LED headlights. Will fit in standard headlight bucket. Housing is die cast aluminum, nice construction. $200.00 each, I'm saving up.

http://www.grote.com/family/led-sealed-beam-headlights/?prodcat=forward-lighting

http://www.amazon.com/Grote-90951-5-12-24V-Headlamp-Replaces/dp/B00QB0CCU4/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1452362607&sr=1-1&keywords=grote+90951-5

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/gte-90941-5/overview/

Happy motoring,

Jim Wood

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RQB3263...OUTA MY BUDGET...LOVE MY H-4 HALOGENS about $125 for two... ...Bill

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