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

  1. Anthony121

    Anthony121 Well-Known Member

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    I put these in my car last night. Fantastic high beam now. I had already changed to diamond vision headlamps and new high beams a little while ago but these are better.
     
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    No canbus errors?
    I am keen on adding these to the high beam as very happy with the same brand in my wife's car which does not have canbus.
     
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    i dont believe there is canbus on high beam
     
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    Oh great, didn't know that, will order these then.
     
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    No errors so far!
     
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    On stooge's recommendation I fitted the high beam leds.

    Very impressed!

    On that basis I ordered and fitted low beams as well.

    Test drove last night.

    Very, very good headlights now.

    All for under $80.

    Bargain!
     
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    Do they fit inside the factory dust caps?
     
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    Yes. Straight swap.

    High beam easy peasy.

    Low beams a bit more difficult. I removed road wheels and went in via inner guard.

    The H7 leds are fitted in two pieces; the H7 mounting collar which the existing clips hold in place, and then the globe unit clips into that collar.

    No big deal but because I wear glasses and there's not much room to get my head up to see what's what (clipping the collar correctly into place), the focal length was wrong for me.

    Anyhoo, whole job done in under an hour.

    I'm also very conscious of blinding oncoming drivers so I chalked the the original light pattern on my shed doors. The leds are identical (though obviously brighter).

    To prove it further I got my sil to follow me while I drove his car. No dazzle at all.

    Happy Old Dad.
     
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    Which Low Beams did you get? I have Phillips Crystal Vision and although they look white to look at, they now seem yellow compared to LED high Beams.
     
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    They should be h7 for the lows, just make sure the led kit is "COB"

    https://www.ebay.com.au/ulk/itm/273820851128
     
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    i wish it was a requirement to state lux at a certain distance eg 100m.
     
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    I know you say "straight swap", but to clarify, does this mean that:
    1. They don't need a driver.
    2. They plug into the factory plug.

    Asking for a friend.
     
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    I assume that's what it means :) Straight swap is just swap it over and there is no other task involved.
     
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    1. No(it is inbuilt)
    2. Yes
     
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    They don't need a separate driver. Think of it as a larger version of the oem globe.
    They plug directly into the factory plug.

    So, remove dustcover.
    Disconnect electrical plug.
    Remove oem globe.
    Install led globe.
    Reconnect electrical plug.
    Replace dustcover.

    Instructions that came with globes:-

    LED.jpg
     
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    Hmm I reckon Ill do the same but have never looked into headlights.

    So H7 for low and H9(H11) for high, Colour temp Id rather stay near stock as this provides the best performance but 6000k seems to be nearer to common offerings.

    Who makes the longest lasting max performance LEDs?

    DeAutoLED kit, Lumibright XT1, DDM Tuning 50w Saber Pro, [​IMG]Supernova v4, Philips X-tremeUltinon according to bulbfacts.
     
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    I’ve ordered some of these.
    Not expensive to try.

    They’ll be going into VE projectors.

    From reading this, I take it the dust covers fit back over the unit.

    The VE have H7 low beam and H9/11 for high beam.

    Some great reviews on them. Here’s an Aussie review.


    I saw one review and my previously preferred aux beam light was out classed.
     
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    Headlamp Revolution do the best reviews of bulbs. No matter, there aren’t many that are driverless.
     
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    They seem good and have great information but peddle their 'brands'. bulbfacts.com seems good too.

    Will using a H11 where a H9 was standard be noticeably duller?

    edit: the review was not bad but the LED side to side was way better but it seemed the halogen while less clear lit up the road further in front. May be the difference between the colour temps but yeah $35 is a bargain. also affiliate link!, gawdamn it.
     
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