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post #16 of 18 Old 12-21-2013, 10:26 PM
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If you look at the pics the focal point in the bulb is at the same point, and since the bulbs are 9006 it shouldn't need a projector. I might bite the bullet and order a set in the next month here...
If you do, please let us know how well they work. That would be great to see

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post #17 of 18 Old 12-21-2013, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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Ok I'll say it. Every one here keeps saying that you have to have projectors because going from halogen to hid with out them will cause a poor light pattern. So why wouldn't these be an issue. they only cast light from two sides.

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post #18 of 18 Old 12-22-2013, 02:07 AM
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Ok I'll say it. Every one here keeps saying that you have to have projectors because going from halogen to hid with out them will cause a poor light pattern. So why wouldn't these be an issue. they only cast light from two sides.

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You can't use HIDs in halogen housings because the actual light source is a different shape, and in a different placement the housing. A great source for why everyone here says to not use HIDs in halogen housings is here: http://www.danielsternlighting.com/t...nversions.html


Those lights claim that with those LEDs they project 360 degrees, which seems quite possible. If they are in the same position as the conventional bulb, then I don't see why they couldn't imitate the light pattern of the bulb it replaces. That being said, this same site sells HID kits, which as you'll see in the link above, are a bad joke. So you're right to question the validity of the claims made.


Retrofitted LED headlights seem to be relatively new territory, so unless you're able to find comparisons of these bulbs, you're taking a gamble by buying them. Of course, I'd assume they have a return policy but you never know. A safer bet are HIR bulbs, which are pretty much the same brightness if I remember correctly. They need to be notched slightly to fit the stock headlight housings, and they'll burn out eventually. But at roughly $80-100 for all four, they're much cheaper than those LEDs

Here's one of many threads (on many forums for all kinds of cars) on the HIRs: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...ights-1442033/
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