led bulb question

Discussion in 'Lighting Discussion' started by wolfrivercc, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. wolfrivercc

    wolfrivercc Member

  2. Dr Len

    Dr Len Rockstar 100 Posts

  3. shaggyiroc

    shaggyiroc New Member

    the fog light specs only show 150 lumens and the headlight bulp also has the same amount of leds as the fog lights so i assume the head lights are also 150 lumens which is not very bright. normal head lights are around 700 lumens. my hids are 55w 5000k and put out 5000 lumens.just something to think about
  4. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I had the Putco white LED tower 360 bulbs $70 a pair, in my tail lights and they were crazy bright! I couldn't imagine using them in my headlights or fog lights, but I can vouch that they are awesome for reverse lights or blinkers/ running lights.
  5. TritonBoulder47

    TritonBoulder47 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    LED technology isn't advanced enough to be used in a headlight application... For signal, brake, running lights they are great, but they'll need a load equalizer to make them function properly as a signal light.
  6. wolfrivercc

    wolfrivercc Member

    ok thanx guys.. i just thought they were pretty neat... will probably just go with some silverstars or go super chaep and get some bulbs off of the ebay... thanx again.:sign0011:
  7. rotaryenginepete

    rotaryenginepete Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    Sorry to bust your bubble, but LED headlight technology DOES and has existed for some time now. The military has been using it, and its becoming more and more available to civilians. I've got a set on my hummer here in Afghanistan. Just see these articles and websites...



  8. rotaryenginepete

    rotaryenginepete Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    if you REALLY want to convert your headlights to LED, the resources are out there. It will probably be expensive, but Hella, LightForce, Truck-Lite, and PIAA arlready have and/or are bringing to market these products. You will have to dig to find them, but they are available...

    info from one of the links:

    The translation of forward lighting to a 12 volt LED headlamp application means brighter, crisper and whiter light output than incandescent alternatives, while offering longer life and greater dependability that has since become standard for LED signaling and marking products. LED HeadlampThe 7” round LED Headlamps feature solid-state circuit board assemblies for unrivaled shock and vibration resistance and hard-coated polycarbonate lenses that offers 30 times more impact strength than glass. All of these key features work toward a desired goal among end user’s, achieving a maintenance free system.

    The US Military has acquired more than 100,000 Truck-Lite 24 volt 7” round LED Headlamps since the release in 2007 for use on both new and existing wheeled and tracked vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan. After passing rigorous testing and design improvements through corporate laboratory and field studies, Truck-Lite’s 24v launch is currently active on a number of military vehicles. The LED Headlamps have also undergone extreme weather testing at military installations in Panama, Arizona and Alaska with exceptional results! From this success, the 12 volt version is being introduced with countless possibilities for the commercial market.

    The 7” round white LED Headlamps meet or exceed all applicable Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements pertaining to headlights, one of the most difficult standards to achieve. Truck-Lite has been able to successfully develop a perfect blend of thermal management and light output to produce an aesthetically pleasing beam pattern through innovative precision optics. The new LED headlamps are designed to replace any standard 7-inch round headlight within 12 volt applications. They can be aimed using standard mechanical aiming equipment.

    Made in the U.S.A., each headlamp uses ten high output LEDs as its light source, with a light output brighter than traditional glass beam headlights, which results in better visibility. While a typical headlamp may be rated to last as little as 1,200 hours, Truck-Lite LED Headlamps are expected to exceed that by as much as 50 times. The LED technology used in Truck-Lite’s Headlamps will offer improved visibility over conventional incandescent, as the color temperature of the assembly is around 5000K, far closer to sun light than incandescent or halogen lamps.
  9. jamesweinn

    jamesweinn New Member

  10. rotaryenginepete

    rotaryenginepete Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    lmao! now thats how you hijack a thread, :rofl:

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