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Username Post: upgraded to LED headlights        (Topic#366490)
r6vr6 
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Reg: 09-11-21
09-22-21 05:07 PM - Post#2827724    

With it getting darker earlier our nightly Cruises were ending with it being dark. The old sealed beams just were not enough with the more modern lighting we have come accustomed too. Got a LED 5.75 H4 kit. Easy install and everything works as it should. I went with the crystal lens but they do make ones that look like the old sealed beams if that is your thing. the low beams are nice and white. The highs are awesome. very happy so far.



low beam



high beam


this is the kit
Link




Edited by r6vr6 on 10-06-21 02:42 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


docjns1 
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Loc: upstate NY
Reg: 11-12-19
09-23-21 02:40 PM - Post#2827821    
    In response to r6vr6

Looks nice! Did you have to modify the buckets to accomodate the beams and was there anything special to do with wiring?



Steve
*********
'65 Impala SS, Crocus Yellow/blk
327 / 300 L74
M11 3 on the tree
12 bolt 3.31 open dif


 
r6vr6 
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09-23-21 05:39 PM - Post#2827842    
    In response to docjns1

No modifications needed. you could probably piece a set together cheaper but everything fitting was a concern for me. they seem to be burning in a little as they seem a little brighter the last couple of nights. really happy with the change. the brights are just ridiculous, in a good way.



 
Mel Foye 
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09-23-21 08:14 PM - Post#2827845    
    In response to r6vr6

Really a plus when you are hoping something will be an improvement and it is.



 
docjns1 
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Loc: upstate NY
Reg: 11-12-19
09-25-21 08:31 AM - Post#2827931    
    In response to r6vr6

Sounds great, think I'll give them a try. Don't drive it much this time of year after dark but will be a big improvement.

Steve
*********
'65 Impala SS, Crocus Yellow/blk
327 / 300 L74
M11 3 on the tree
12 bolt 3.31 open dif


 
r6vr6 
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Reg: 09-11-21
09-25-21 10:58 AM - Post#2827939    
    In response to docjns1

it's night and day difference from the old sealed beam. significantly better vision. not too bright for on coming traffic either as I have not had anyone flash me...even the couple times I forgot about my brights.



 
Olsonpopper 
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Loc: Cape Canaveral, FL
Reg: 09-05-21
10-15-21 07:28 AM - Post#2829209    
    In response to r6vr6

I tried looking online for these headlights. It got a little confusing. Would you mind letting me know what you actually ordered?

Thanks.



 
r6vr6 
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Reg: 09-11-21
10-15-21 11:57 AM - Post#2829217    
    In response to Olsonpopper

this is exactly what I got

https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-3-4-Crystal-Cle ar-Metal...



 
Texasray 
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10-16-21 03:36 PM - Post#2829281    
    In response to r6vr6

I have that same kit ordered from Octane back in 2018. The only difference is I ordered the halo lights in blue. About 6 months later I reordered the same with orange halo, I have them wired as daytime running on the low beam and blinker on the high beam. We also don't drive much at night but they come in handy when going to and returning from long distance car shows such as Cruisin' the Coast. If you get caught out at dusk or night you feel much better with these.

Sam



 
docjns1 
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Loc: upstate NY
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10-18-21 04:00 PM - Post#2829441    
    In response to Texasray

Took r6vr6's advice and did same kit (mine were H4, tho...confused me a bit as they came w/H4 bulbs installed that you swap out with their LEDs and wiring)...as stated, no mods needed and everything included.
Octane Lighting's web site has them all, halos, non halos, all the colors etc. so be careful if you dont follow the above link.
Bottom line is i'm completely satisfied with the install, look* and most importantly performence!

* my car is yellow and the LED chips are yellow so the reflection thru the lens when off looks like they wre custom for my car!

Steve
*********
'65 Impala SS, Crocus Yellow/blk
327 / 300 L74
M11 3 on the tree
12 bolt 3.31 open dif


 
r6vr6 
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Reg: 09-11-21
10-18-21 05:28 PM - Post#2829450    
    In response to docjns1

great to hear you like them. I think they got brighter after the 1st couple nights. so they might get better if you haven't used them much. the brights are additive.
a couple more pics after some time on them:

OFF



LOW ( shows bluer than with the eye which looks white)



HIGH




Edited by r6vr6 on 10-19-21 04:23 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


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