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LED Headlight Conversions

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2018 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by cobra671, October 12, 2015.


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      expoman55 Elite Explorer

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      SO with all you experienced xploder guys do you think the LEDs are on par or above HIDs at this point? I did the HID conversion and love em but if the LEDs are brighter I could be convinced to move on perhaps..
       
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      Hello everyone I'm new to this I just bought yesterday a 2013 Ford Explorer Sport and I'm not sure should I go hid or LED and what are the pros and cons of both of them thanks in advance
       
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      Whatever you decide keep in mind the following;
      Headlight reflectors and lenses are designed for a bulb of a specific output, size and shape. Altering any one of those elements may result in a different beam pattern that could stun, blind and annoy other road users.
      http://www.caradvice.com.au/278125/headlights-explained-halogen-v-hid-v-led-v-laser/
      A proper conversion to HID would entail changing the entire housing in order to get a perfect focus which impossible with just a plug and play kit since the Halogen projector wasn't designed for HID bulbs. LED housing are made of a stronger and more durable material to withstand the heat generated at the base of the bulb.

      Peter
       
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      Italianjob.. Peter is absolutely correct done wrong and done right will make a huge difference for you but MORE importantly others coming at you.. We did a Diode Dynamics HID conversion to the 2015 reflectors ( to peters point NOT designed for HID) however we rotated the bulbs to the directions of DD and are very pleased over the last 2 yrs.. ( YES I have toyed with thoughts of LED) only because I am a tinkerer. I do do worry about what I do having an effect on others.. SO done right yes can be done without maga expense. DD were very affordable.
       
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      Operationally the led are far superior.
       

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