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Old 09-12-2017, 01:26 PM   #1
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Going to be one of "those" guys

I've finally had it with my stock headlights, and I can't afford the projectors ... sooo, I'm getting a set of LEDs for my Camaro. Since all I'm hearing is how short the lifespan is on the Silverstar bulbs etc, I decided to go blinding.

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Old 09-12-2017, 01:49 PM   #2
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Post pics when you got them in . I didn't think anyone made good LED head light bulbs.

Now HID's on the other hand can be real bright and the headlight isn't designed for them. I have a set in the GSXR (6k white on the verge of blue) very bright . I keep them on low and they are still way bright. People move out of the way when I pull up behind them.
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:02 PM   #3
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Post pics when you got them in . I didn't think anyone made good LED head light bulbs.

Now HID's on the other hand can be real bright and the headlight isn't designed for them. I have a set in the GSXR (6k white on the verge of blue) very bright . I keep them on low and they are still way bright. People move out of the way when I pull up behind them.
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I'm looking at these and on EBay. I found a ton of them by putting: h13 9008 led kit in the search bar.
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:01 PM   #4
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You can get a set of projectors with halos delivered for only $250 off ebay. They are on my car in the signature below
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:08 PM   #5
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:39 PM   #6
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I have some aftermarket headlights for my 14.. I really wanted to stock RS ones but they're so expensive that I could almost do the whole ZL1 conversion with headlights cheaper than what some of those prices of those those headlights are going for the RS.. your headlights look really good was there any additional wiring that you had to hook up to your marker lights or anything?
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:53 PM   #7
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I ended up getting the spider auto ones for 150$ because they were a return on amazon only one box was open. They work fine easy in and out. Just a heads up if you go aftermarket projector most if not all of them will not take the stock bulb size and you need to run h7 headlights to fit. Your going to be spending some extra money in lights. Spyder had a conversion from h13-h7 already plug and play for the h7 bulbs.
I now need a inverter for the ccfl halos. Switchback led for the turn signals and a h7 LED canbus over ride.
If you want projectors from aftermarket get ready for a fun day of planning and reading others old posts on here to get a pointer in the right direction. Or follow me and jump in head 1st and figure it out your self.

If you just want brighter light id just put LED bulbs in the stock housings. You wont blind people it will be better sight at night and the you can save up for a a full projector housing system, lights wires etc etc.
Im doing one step at a time
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:19 PM   #8
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I can assure you they're going to be garbage.
Have fun trying to get your money back.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:23 AM   #9
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You can get a set of projectors with halos delivered for only $250 off ebay. They are on my car in the signature below
As is, the wife isn't too happy with the $100 for the LEDs

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I can assure you they're going to be garbage.
Have fun trying to get your money back.
Can't be a whole lot worse than the 1 candle-power headlights I have now.
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Flame away.
Why? Seems like the point of this thread is just to have an argument and for you to defend your decisions. What's the point?

When you get them installed, post a thread about your thoughts on the switch.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:06 AM   #11
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Why? Seems like the point of this thread is just to have an argument and for you to defend your decisions. What's the point?

When you get them installed, post a thread about your thoughts on the switch.
Not really, I just remember hearing all the negative comments about using LED and HID bulbs in Halogen headlights because of the glare affect on other drivers.

I am comfortable with my decision as it is a mod that IMO MUST be done and this is the only way I can afford to do it.
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Are your stockers really that poor? I've been pretty happy with my output on my 2013. Curious to see your thoughts on how well an LED does in your housing. I've always heard that LEDs are brighter, but don't project their light as far as a standard bulb inside of a halogen housing.
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:46 PM   #13
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Are your stockers really that poor? I've been pretty happy with my output on my 2013. Curious to see your thoughts on how well an LED does in your housing. I've always heard that LEDs are brighter, but don't project their light as far as a standard bulb inside of a halogen housing.
If there is even a slight rain, my lights disappear. There are almost no reflections from road signs as I approach, even with high-beams on. I was in southern Ohio in mid August ... no streetlights, nothing. All I could see was a minimal tunnel of light that wasn't all that bright, even when it was pitch black all around me.

Now according to their website, Headlight Experts says that the LED bulbs beams are based on the reflector housing so your beam pattern with the LEDs will be the same as with the halogens, just brighter.

I will let you know, I'm hoping to convince the wife to get the lights for my birthday.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:32 PM   #14
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Can't see anything at all?
Sure you don't just need new headlights because my stocks were pretty good
I'm just bored and can't leave well enough alone witch is why I switch to projectors.

If you want brighter LED will do it. But buy quality alot of LED systems stop working because of heat killing the boards the leds mount to every company loves to boast about there cooling as well soo good luck.
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