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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by VFSSVUTE, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. KING46Calais V

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    LED do have a clearer colour but you're right LED don t throw the light as far as a halogen.
    This might be fine for city driving but you notice it on freeway, high speed driving.

    As much as I wanted to swap over to LED, I ended up going with HID as it has better colour than halogens and close to LED but has a much better light throw than both of them.
    I Have HID in both Hi and low beam.
    I'm sure I posted some photos earlier in this thread
     
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    I fitted the H11 to the high beam on my VE. The cap goes on ok. Seems a super tight fit though. Not sure there is much of a gap under it between the dust cap and the back of the LED fan.
    Is that the experience of those with a VF?

    I understand they are a different assembly.
     

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    There's plenty of room.

    I didn't take a lot of notice (nothing of concern noted) and I can't actually recall but if I had to take a guess I'd say there's at least 20mm between the back of the fan and the dustcap.
     
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    I might have 2mm on the VE using the same globes.
    I do have a bigger dust cover coming for the low beam. A dust cover spacer would be good on the high beam.
     
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    EDIT: Sorry Fu, I was getting confused with low beam as they're the ones I did last.

    High beam... hmm, again I really can't remember but I'm sure if there was a potential issue I would have noticed it.

    I'd have a look for you but we're leaving for a trip in the morning and car has carbra on.
     
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    There’s some jokes there, but they are lame. If you could check it out, it would be good.
     
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    Had my hi beam ones in for ages and i do alot of night driving on country roads to and from the mine sites with no problems so i doubt there is any issue with airflow.
     
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    Only mentioning it because the VE has different dust covers. Doesn’t seem to be as much room for high beam as the VF. I installed a high beam LED and the dust cap comes close to touching.

    Low beam, there is no chance of the LED fitting.

    There are some crummy rubber covers available.
    Would be good to have a spacer or alternative hard plastic cover available.
     

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    Snapped a pic of the led hibeams

    [​IMG]
     
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    H7 in a projector for lowbeam?

    H8/9/10/11 in a reflector for highbeam?

    parking lights what type?
     
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    I just use the ultra blue halogens in my low beam and they are not brighter it is just more of a white color temp
    https://www.repco.com.au/en/brands/narva/narva-h7-px26d-ultra-blue-globe-12v-55w/p/A9372057

    with parkers you can just use any cheap wedge led, I use these ones
    https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/sca-sca-interior-globe-10-smd-led---super-white-t10/382403.html

    when fitting the nighteye high beam globes in the vf you need to make sure the orientation of the led chips is horizontal(9 and 3 oclock) because the bulb can fit in 2 ways and the light throw is screwed up if it is in the wrong way.
     
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    Yes Ive seen 9 & 3 mentioned with most LED suppliers. Probably going to give the best rated ones a crack from bulbfacts.
     
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    Night eyes... Just the H9 LED replacement? Nice light throw, I'm buying these.
     
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    Before I can use these, or others, on the VE, I will need deeper dust covers 3D printed. What’s good about that is the VZ SS lights will also benefit because they share the same dust covers for high and low beam as the VE high beam dust cover.
     
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    Will a H8 LED fit the H9 high beam housing and socket or is it safer to go H11?
     
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    H11 and H9 are mostly compatible/interchangeable with each other.
     
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    The main difference in fitment is a little plastic tab in the plug.
     
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    So with halogen generally the H9 is brighter than H11 which is brighter than H8, would this be the same with LEDs?

    If its illegal in SA (most likely) Ill probably stick with brighter(shorter lifespan) halogens. stock ones seemed dangerous in the rain last night.
     
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    The nighteye leds are the same bulb/kit for h8/h9/h11.
    They all fit in the same socket and have the tab removed from the plug.
    I wouldnt worry too much about legality if you dont drive in a way that attracts attention.

    Be careful running higher wattage halogens because if they produce too much heat they can melt the reflector/housing.
     
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    Ta I'm more worried about inevitable insurance issues than defects. Appreciate the response so when a supplier lists h8/h9/h11 they mean it will fit any of those
     

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