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post #421 of 427 (permalink) Old 07-15-2015, 08:35 PM
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Morimoto Mini H1. This will likely require some slight trimming of the housing to fit but shouldn't be too much. My retrofit has been held up for months due to lack of funds. One of these days I'll open up my new headlights I have waiting to mock it up and see how it sits.

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Been done already - it does indeed require cutting.

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Yeah except he cut the whole bottom out of the housing before even trimming the shroud at all. Looks like overkill to me.

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My G1 projector kit has done well the last 4 years, but now one of the high beam solenoids is starting to stick. It usually clicks on after a couple of seconds. Ill need to take the headlight apart and see what's causing the problem. It might need a dab of oil.

Has anyone thought about stock lenses with led bulbs? The prices have come down and the quality gone up. I wonder if they can compare to or even exceed the projector retrofits?
I just finished an LED conversion in a new set of headlights. They are much nicer than my old projector conversion.
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Got pics? I was still thinking of getting bixenon projectors. How much glaring at oncoming traffic do you get with led? It also worries me that there is a cooling fan on many of the ones I have seen, meaning once the cheap fan goes out, the light will overheat. I am still a bit skeptical, but would like to see what's up.
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I just finished an LED conversion in a new set of headlights. They are much nicer than my old projector conversion.
The problem with stock lenses with LED lights is dispersion. It's not as bad as an HID light, but it still isn't as focused a beam as that of a projector, due to how the LED's are positioned on the housing. If you look at videos of the "drop in" 9007 LED's, they just don't focus the beam as well as a halogen or a projector, and you waste a lot of light. Yes, they're brighter, but brightness isn't the only thing you want, you want a usable beam that doesn't dazzle oncoming traffic or disperse too soon.

On a dry night, it probably won't be bad, in the rain, fog, or snow, I wouldn't want to be in the driver seat.

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Welcome to the latest LED generation. No fans and perfect beam patterns in the stock housings.

My LED Headlight Conversion (97 T-bird)
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