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Argentimage

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yes, lot of them on ebay, lots of trash ones as well. thanks
yeah, you have to look at the ratings and chose a seller that has not had negatives for products like LED.

I'm on 5 years with 270,000 lumens - yes bad A$$ bright and loving every minute of it, as bright as the new cars, or brighter.
 



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Looking to upgrade the stock head lights on the 2011 XLT non-HID.
After reading several threads/pages of years of LED trial and error from other forum members, is there a proven LED replacement bulb?
OR, what is the best halogen bulb I can install into the 2011?
Looking for white light, don't want any tint of blue.
thanks,
I have a 2015 but check these out. I got them from Amazon and they are truly plug and play. They will allow you to put the OEM dust cover but I got some extended covers also from Amazon just to allow some space and cooling around the back of the LED. You may have to cut a channel on the cover to allow the wires to feed through. Also, most LED lights have a capacitor block about 1" x 1 1/2" that sits outside the cover. I stuck mine to the body with some two sided tape.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CX18517/?tag=serious-20

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D5KYHQP/?tag=serious-20

You might spend more but you can always return stuff to Amazon easier than Ebay.
 






Argentimage

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I have a 2015 but check these out. I got them from Amazon and they are truly plug and play. They will allow you to put the OEM dust cover but I got some extended covers also from Amazon just to allow some space and cooling around the back of the LED. You may have to cut a channel on the cover to allow the wires to feed through. Also, most LED lights have a capacitor block about 1" x 1 1/2" that sits outside the cover. I stuck mine to the body with some two sided tape.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CX18517/?tag=serious-20

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D5KYHQP/?tag=serious-20

You might spend more but you can always return stuff to Amazon easier than Ebay.
I do not see lumen specifications - they look about 1/3 the size on each surface and I have multi surface LED - so the size id aproximately 1/10. I don't recall cut away on RH, but left I think we had to make more room, and these I don't recall having touse the transformer boxes, they were 100% plug into existing harness.
 






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I do not see lumen specifications - they look about 1/3 the size on each surface and I have multi surface LED - so the size id aproximately 1/10. I don't recall cut away on RH, but left I think we had to make more room, and these I don't recall having touse the transformer boxes, they were 100% plug into existing harness.
So you have them already? I thought you were looking for suggestions. The description says 4500 lumens. I'm not sure what the lighting setup is for the 2011 regarding the fit or if the transformers are necessary.
 






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Looking to upgrade the stock head lights on the 2011 XLT non-HID.
After reading several threads/pages of years of LED trial and error from other forum members, is there a proven LED replacement bulb?
OR, what is the best halogen bulb I can install into the 2011?
Looking for white light, don't want any tint of blue.
thanks,
I don't know how an LED would perform in that housing designed for a halogen bulb.

Peter
 






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I don't know how an LED would perform in that housing designed for a halogen bulb.

Peter
They work excellent, no need to re-engineer it when it was engineered to Fix Or Mod Daily. And no need to disucss 208 here, nor glare and all that when the modern cars are pushing spec limits.
 






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I have a 2015 but check these out. I got them from Amazon and they are truly plug and play. They will allow you to put the OEM dust cover but I got some extended covers also from Amazon just to allow some space and cooling around the back of the LED. You may have to cut a channel on the cover to allow the wires to feed through. Also, most LED lights have a capacitor block about 1" x 1 1/2" that sits outside the cover. I stuck mine to the body with some two sided tape.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CX18517/?tag=serious-20

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D5KYHQP/?tag=serious-20

You might spend more but you can always return stuff to Amazon easier than Ebay.

Just wanted to report back.
Got these led bulbs, installed in the 2011 xlt and they work great! No issues being inside a projector lens, they are properly aimed, no incoming traffic flashing back at me and the high beams are AWESOME!
I ended up reuseing the dust covers, just made a slit to allow for the wires to come out

Thanks for the suggestion, my son can see much better now during night driving!!!
 






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Just wanted to report back.
Got these led bulbs, installed in the 2011 xlt and they work great! No issues being inside a projector lens, they are properly aimed, no incoming traffic flashing back at me and the high beams are AWESOME!
I ended up reuseing the dust covers, just made a slit to allow for the wires to come out

Thanks for the suggestion, my son can see much better now during night driving!!!
gald they worked out - exactly why I did mine after the autozoners best did help at all
 






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