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F150 2nd December 2018 20:13

Re: Comprehensive guide to LED Headlight upgrades
 
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Originally Posted by supertinu (Post 4505075)
I dont think you will get canbus errors on verna for the head lights. .

Mine is a 2015 Skoda Rapid Tdi DSG. I am not really inclined to experiment with Skoda as I still have 6 months of warranty left and good will warranty for DSG till 7yrs/1 lac kms.

devilwearsprada 2nd December 2018 20:19

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Originally Posted by supertinu (Post 4505075)
Rather than going for Philips which are very expensive, why dont you try Amazon US or aliexpress. this thread has many tried recommendations for you to give a shot and experiment. I dont think you will get canbus errors on verna for the head lights. I have a friend who recently replaced it on the latest verna projectors with LED.

You can't match Philips LumiLED's quality with chinese replicas. The throw and quality is terrible plus philips warranty is unmatchable thus justifying the price.

supertinu 12th December 2018 23:23

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Originally Posted by devilwearsprada (Post 4505167)
You can't match Philips LumiLED's quality with chinese replicas. The throw and quality is terrible plus philips warranty is unmatchable thus justifying the price.

I would agree that generally the long term reliability of the product would surely be better for Philips over the generic chinese brands, but disgree on throw aspect. The chinese ones also which are designed well with high quality CSP leds have similar throw and brightness as Philips. I dont have any data for long term rel. So far I have had some chinese brands fail at 4 months and another running fine beyond a year.

Price delta for philips is minimum 3 times over chinese and can be deterrent for some to experiment.

psmenon 13th December 2018 23:20

Re: Comprehensive guide to LED Headlight upgrades
 
Need a help with the LED lighting that I just did on my Duster (2017 model). So I bought this HLXG branded lights (H1 & H7) from AliExpress and got them installed recently, the bright is doing a pretty good job I would say but I'm not really satisfied with the low beams. I don't have any pics in handy to show the beams, but I feel that the dims are pretty just okay. My installation was just plug and play and have no relays in the loop, is there something I'm missing on this. What should be done to get a good throw on the roads, I travel frequently on highways and poor lighting is a thing.

sagarpadaki 14th December 2018 09:34

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Originally Posted by psmenon (Post 4512180)
Need a help with the LED lighting that I just did on my Duster (2017 model). So I bought this HLXG branded lights (H1 & H7) from AliExpress and got them installed recently, the bright is doing a pretty good job I would say but I'm not really satisfied with the low beams. I don't have any pics in handy to show the beams, but I feel that the dims are pretty just okay. My installation was just plug and play and have no relays in the loop, is there something I'm missing on this. What should be done to get a good throw on the roads, I travel frequently on highways and poor lighting is a thing.

Did you buy CSP/Flip Led ? If not then that might be one of the reason why the low beam throw is poor. Please share the link of the product that you purchased .

psmenon 14th December 2018 11:19

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Originally Posted by sagarpadaki (Post 4512281)
Did you buy CSP/Flip Led ? If not then that might be one of the reason why the low beam throw is poor. Please share the link of the product that you purchased .

Thanks for the reply,

I am using this one for the bright and this one for the dim.

If they are not the good ones, can you please suggest a pair for me please.

sagarpadaki 14th December 2018 11:54

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Originally Posted by psmenon (Post 4512337)
Thanks for the reply,

I am using this one for the bright and this one for the dim.

If they are not the good ones, can you please suggest a pair for me please.

Both the products that you have chosen are outdated technologies. You should never buy tri or quad led setups.

This is what I would recommend

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...1b4b6cfeQ2ikO5

Although these are SMD chip technology, the location of LED is similar to that of the location of the filament in halogen. So should work well. I chose these because they are the only good ones available in the yellow-white 4300K color temperature.

If you are ok with pure white bulbs, then these are very good.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Osla...5-7dbafd2ba68c

psmenon 14th December 2018 12:03

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Originally Posted by sagarpadaki (Post 4512359)
Both the products that you have chosen are outdated technologies. You should never buy tri or quad led setups.

This is what I would recommend

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...1b4b6cfeQ2ikO5

Although these are SMD chip technology, the location of LED is similar to that of the location of the filament in halogen. So should work well. I chose these because they are the only good ones available in the yellow-white 4300K color temperature.

If you are ok with pure white bulbs, then these are very good.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Osla...5-7dbafd2ba68c

Thanks a lot Sagar, will replace my bulbs with these as soon as possible.

If I may ask, for the current bulbs I could fit the ballast and the whole wiring into the dust cap. Is this okay to do or should I make some changes.

sagarpadaki 14th December 2018 13:32

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Originally Posted by psmenon (Post 4512365)
Thanks a lot Sagar, will replace my bulbs with these as soon as possible.

If I may ask, for the current bulbs I could fit the ballast and the whole wiring into the dust cap. Is this okay to do or should I make some changes.

The fan/heatsink should be outside the dust cap and exposed to air. Otherwise, the heat generated by LED will not be dissipated and the LED will die.

Vandit 14th December 2018 23:17

Does anyone know what bulbs go for the Honda City ZX 2006 fog lamps? Are they H27 bulbs? Was thinking of swapping then to LED's

psmenon 15th December 2018 08:39

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Originally Posted by sagarpadaki (Post 4512416)
The fan/heatsink should be outside the dust cap and exposed to air. Otherwise, the heat generated by LED will not be dissipated and the LED will die.

Thanks for the reply Sagar. I have a doubt here though, if the fan/sink has to be outside it means that the dust cap must be punched to fit it out. Doesn't that cause dust/water to go in the headlamp cluster.

Another thing with my lights is that there is pretty good space between heatsink/fan and the dust cap and I don't think the heat sink would stay out, I'll share a pic of this in sometime. How to deal with it in that case.

sagarpadaki 15th December 2018 17:29

Re: Comprehensive guide to LED Headlight upgrades
 
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Originally Posted by psmenon (Post 4512766)
Thanks for the reply Sagar. I have a doubt here though, if the fan/sink has to be outside it means that the dust cap must be punched to fit it out. Doesn't that cause dust/water to go in the headlamp cluster.

Another thing with my lights is that there is pretty good space between heatsink/fan and the dust cap and I don't think the heat sink would stay out, I'll share a pic of this in sometime. How to deal with it in that case.

Please post pics of the headlamp assembly. Will be easier to guide.

psmenon 15th December 2018 20:29

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Originally Posted by sagarpadaki (Post 4512934)
Please post pics of the headlamp assembly. Will be easier to guide.

@Sagar these are the best I could get of the assembly, I hope you can recognize the gap for the cap and the fan.

supertinu 16th December 2018 13:26

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Originally Posted by psmenon (Post 4512766)
Thanks for the reply Sagar. I have a doubt here though, if the fan/sink has to be outside it means that the dust cap must be punched to fit it out. Doesn't that cause dust/water to go in the headlamp cluster.

Another thing with my lights is that there is pretty good space between heatsink/fan and the dust cap and I don't think the heat sink would stay out, I'll share a pic of this in sometime. How to deal with it in that case.

As Sagar mentioned the earlier designs you used are better for fog but not for high and low beams. Preferably choose the ones with CSP Leds, they have good throw and more equivalent to halogens. Something like the link below

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/CNSU...7-eea0f8864427

Brands like Csunnylight, oslamp, novsight are good. Also from my experience its ok to keep everything inside the headlamp assembly as long as it fits and fans are not blocked. There's enough volume inside headlight to keep air circulated and heat exchange.

sagarpadaki 17th December 2018 09:07

Re: Comprehensive guide to LED Headlight upgrades
 
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Originally Posted by psmenon (Post 4512994)
@Sagar these are the best I could get of the assembly, I hope you can recognize the gap for the cap and the fan.

These pics are good enough.

Well, if you can fit the dust cap without obstructing the fan then all is good. Nothing to worry.


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