Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2018 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by FELIPILLO59, January 30, 2012.
Could you provide a link to the ones you purchased?
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Check out his post; http://www.explorerforum.com/forums...dlight-conversions.435075/page-6#post-3607400
I'm debating between getting a set of LEDs (I'm in Canada, so my options are a little more limited) or the halogen Philips bulbs recommended earlier.
I will also attempt to adjust the headlights this weekend. Hopefully that will improve things a bit. Scary driving this vehicle on unlit highways (pretty common around here), especially in bad weather (also common, haha...).
I just added LED bulbs from Amazon, and it ALOT better than the stock bulbs. I got the "Safego 8000lm 9005 Car LED Headlight Kit Bulbs HB3 Auto Flip LED Conversion Kit" because it has the newer chip on board technology & no fans. It uses heat sinks.
One note, I had to slice the rubber grommets that go behind the bulk to have the wires, and ballast box outside the enclosure. No big deal.
I am a very active member on F150forum.com and have done a retro-fit write up for HIDs and have tested many LED bulbs, including for the interior, exterior (including headlights). If you want real results, look at this website, amazing bulbs/kits and outstanding customer service: http://www.4x4truckleds.com/ Its a one man show, Adam is the owner. Tell him Summers22 sent you. He will almost always offer a discount if its lights he has in stock.
Here is my old headlights I tore apart and painted, retro-fitted with all components from Theretrofitsource.com before I discovered the ease of LED bulbs.
IIHS SUV headlight ratings: "More than half of midsize SUV headlights tested rate marginal or poor."
The Explorer was rated 'Poor': http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/ford/explorer-4-door-suv/2017
They wouldn't be rated "Poor" if ford used Phillips 9011 HIR (Made in Germany) as the Halogen headlight bulbs. More Lumens, same wattage, same heat output.
Doubtful, if any halogen passes IIHS's test, I'd be surprised. Have there been any such headlights that passed?
I think I saw the Escape's projector halogens score a marginal at best. Don't know of others.
The Toyota Camry passed with Halogen headlights.