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LED Headlights: Anybody got them?

I'm seriously considering getting into LED headlights...

I'm looking at these http://www.amazon.com/Truck-Lite-27270C-Headlamp/dp/B007K8AA7I#productDetails
Made by Truck-Lite.
Drop-in replacement for #6014, 6015, 6016, H6024 and Par 56 (7 inch round) headlamp designs.
Uses standard, H4, 3-blade wiring connector.


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LED Headlights have been in use on our Military vehicles since 2008 or earlier on Jeeps and Humvee so the issues have not been with their performance but with the price as they have trickled over to the consumer civilian marketplace.

A few years back a pair of seven inch LED headlights were over a grand. Now a decent pair land in your basket for a couple hundred a piece. Most of the better ones have a lifetime guarantee.

Drop Matt of Matt's Classic Bowties who is a supporting member and has a dedicated forum here a PM as he was carrying a great line a year ago by JW Speaker. https://www.camaros.net/forums/member.php?u=44658


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I have the Trucklite ones, like them a lot. No relays needed and really bright!
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Re: LED Headlights: Anybody got them?

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I have the Trucklite ones, like them a lot. No relays needed and really bright!

Thanks... that's what I needed to hear.

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I just installed a set of the truck lites in my 69 Camaro. Worth every penny.
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Re: LED Headlights: Anybody got them?

Just added these to my "list"...they're a little ways down, but not too far

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Re: LED Headlights: Anybody got them?

OK, so what I want to know is:

1: did you have to modify the wiring or plug to install these? (halogens require a relay)
2: did you have to modify the bucket or housing to install? (these look like they sit out further than stock)

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Re: LED Headlights: Anybody got them?

From what I understand, they have the standard plug so no wiring mods.
And they are the same size/dimensions of the original bulbs so no housing mods.

Hopefully, Chris ( 130fe ) will chime in and verify.

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Some night shots from inside may help too ?

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No mods required. It's literally a 20 minute install. Yes, they do stick out a bit further than normal at the outside edges but they are much flatter than stock so overall they stick out a bit further but not much. I'd say about 1/4 - 1/2 inch at the sides.
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Re: LED Headlights: Anybody got them?

No relay is needed, because the LEDs will draw less power than the stock lights while putting out way more light. That said, voltage drop is voltage drop, and if the wiring is 40 years old, you'll still likely get better performance with a $20 relay kit.

Some of my two-year-old research on 7" round LED headlights, from when I was thinking of putting one on an old motorcycle:

http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/fo...d.php?t=431847

At the time there were only two real options: Truck-Lite Phase 7 LED to the JW Speaker (Harley Davidson) PAR46, though that has probably changed (looks like the PAR56 is the next generation?).
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Re: LED Headlights: Anybody got them?

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I just installed a set of the truck lites in my 69 Camaro. Worth every penny.
Jeff,

Did you have to use the anti-flicker harness, and do you have any pics of them installed ?

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Re: LED Headlights: Anybody got them?

Seriously I'd go with these comes with relays and nothing compares to projectors . I have on on my bike it's unreal. :
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Here ia another brand of lights to check out. http://www.topgearautosport.com/part...onversion.html
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