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  • 2010 FJ150 GXL - LED Headlight Conversion

    Hi all, I am thinking out loud here... has anyone considered or completed a LED Headlight conversion from the original headlights supplied? is it worth the effort, are the aftermarket units worth looking at. Im getting a bit sick of my ol' yellow beams. Any feedback or advice will be well received. cheers

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    I was in the same situation as you. Replacing halogen globes from ebay specials to branded globes and nothing cut the mustad
    I ended doing a halogen to bixenon projector retrofit on my 120
    Cant tell you how good they work as on of the led globes died.
    And now iv replaced the LEDs to hid. And ebay seller keeps sending me wrong items.....
    But when the LEDs did work. theywere a lot better than halogen globes.

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    • #3
      Cheers Xero, I hope you get a result..... eventually. Keep me posted.

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      • #4
        There is a clean cutoff, so you would not be blinding oncoming traffic.
        I havnt taken the car out at night since the HID installation as they are different kelvin colour.
        https://imgur.com/7krFybv
        https://imgur.com/3LwzG8L

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        • #5
          I fitted H4 LED bulbs to my 90 and what a difference.
          Low beam was excellent and although high beam was rubbish, the driving lights more than compensated. It was easy to adjust low beam for a nice cut off.
          So I just bought some H11's for my 2012 150 and not so good. Nowhere near enough lumens. Brighter than the halogens but just not up to the standard of today's cars.
          I ordered some cheap LED's with much greater lumen output so we'll see how they work.
          No trouble with cut off, in fact I find them too low and have the adjust up at max.
          I wish these companies would wake up and stop with the 6500Deg K lights, quoted as "white" light.
          They're not white at 6500, they're blue and they don't illuminate anywhere near as well as 4500's.
          But I haven't seen any 4500 LED's. Even back in the HID days it was hard to find 4500's.

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          • #6
            what legally can be replaced?

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            • #7
              Money killer i sent you a pm with some info

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              • #8
                cheers for that

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                • #9
                  I conformed today that lumenpro.com.au have some of the first ADR compliant led headlight globes available hit him up on facebook as he is down in Bunbury

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                  • #10
                    No mention of lumen output and 6500 deg C temp, still advertised as WHITE !!!!!
                    At $150 a pair, it's a big gamble in a 150's poor low beam housing.
                    My $17 a pair from eBay have that same write up, and I'm unhappy with their illumination power. Better than Halogens but still bloody poor.
                    My $65 a pair from eBay also had the same write up, exactly the same illumination poor as the $17 jobs.
                    Gets expensive.

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                    • #11
                      I will be surprised if there are any ADR compliant LED Headlight globes as I believe LED headlights also require headlight washers and auto levelling to be ADR compliant, the same as HID headlights. From memory once you increase light output above about 1800/2000 lumens the rules change.
                      The issue with changing from halogen (filament) globes to LED or HID globes is the light source is located slightly different to a old school filament and as such the reflector and/or lenses do not work as designed, more scatter/diffusion of the light as well as potentially poor cutoff. With a high output globe then you end up dazzling oncoming traffic or just poor illumination where you need and want it.
                      Yes some work okay but most do not and as posted above simply do not perform as advertised. My personal experience is stick with halogen and use high output globes, with glass lenses higher wattage globes are an option, not legal but an option.
                      Also clean/polish your lenses and reflectors to maximise output, mine were rather dusty inside following a sand storm in the Simpson.

                      Lee
                      02 VX, Toyota Alloy Bar, IPF 900XS with 50 watt HID, 50 mm Lift- Lovell Shocks n Springs, Safari Snorkel, large Pioneer tray, Pioneer In-dash, Alpine roof mount DVD screen -handled the Simpson and Innaminka roads, now with a little TRD blower & Unichip

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                      • #12
                        I would still suggest doing a hid projector retrofit. may not be legal but its more legal than sticking led globes or hid conversion into reflector housings and letting the light scatter to oncoming traffic

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