Headlight Opinions?

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  1. Brad

    Brad Well-Known Member

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    It would be nice to see the beam pattern against a wall.
     
  2. 81X11

    81X11 Well-Known Member

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    So I started Googling around and found this: "LED headlight bulb designs with 3 sides should have the high beam side facing downward and the other two will face diagonally upward to where one chip sits at around 2 o’clock and the other 10 o’clock."

    OK then. I will go home and re-position my lights tonight and see how they look. Will share what I find!

    -Mike
     
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  3. Grizz

    Grizz Are we there yet???

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    They looks great!!! Gives the wagon a "crisp" look. I wonder what they look like to other drivers? I've been opposite lights like this sometimes thinking I'm getting high beamed until I flash mine to let them know and then BAM! They turn their high beams on dang near running me off the road... I bet you'll never hit another deer!
     
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  4. 81X11

    81X11 Well-Known Member

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    Re-clocked the headlight bulbs so the high beam LED points down. It's an improvement, but still need to aim them just a bit better.

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    The view from the driver's seat is odd. The light is so....white. Ghost light, ha!

    -Mike
     
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  5. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo The Lost Lamb

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    The pattern seems to be, well...crosseyed. The center of each beam should be almost parallel with the car's center line horizontally; at the distance you're from the door, there should be a little more space between the beam's inner edges. Otherwise, the light is excellent quality; I'd like to see a couple pics shot from the driver's seat in a dark area in both low and high beam.
     
  6. 81X11

    81X11 Well-Known Member

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    Wanted to update this. Around town I wasn't sure about these LED bulbs. It does kind of create a "white fog of light" in town. Not very focused, and there is not a sharp cutoff or even a distinct "beam" from the driver's seat.

    BUT

    Driving home from the Texas Hill Country to Austin this past Saturday night, on dark, winding, blind turns on Hwy 1431 (the roller-coaster-road), these headlights worked amazingly well. I could see much further, and the woods on both sides of the road were lit up as well. I was really impressed!

    I was also happy that not one driver coming toward me, flashed me, so I guess these don't blind oncoming traffic like I was worried about.

    I am not in love with these, but after this weekend, they are staying.

    -Mike
     
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  7. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo The Lost Lamb

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    That's good to hear, that they light up the surrounding area. I was thinking the beams were 'cross-eyed,' but if it does a good job illuminating the sides of the road, then you should leave it as-is.
     
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    Grizz Are we there yet???

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    Ah the hill country! It's funny driving around the rest of Austin you can see for miles. Watch tremendous thunder storms and never get wet. But then you go to hill country, around is it lake Travis?, and you might as well be in France. (Or at least from the pictures I've seen of France. Or is that Italy:coco:) steep narrow winding roads. what's the story on that ? Something about a fault line? Glad the lights are working. I might search for a set for the truck
     
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  9. Poison_Ivy

    Poison_Ivy Test tube crack baby

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    I wonder how long it'll take for you to bag your first LED deer with the new bait, since now the surrounding area gets lit up with an previously unknown form of unfamiliar lighting.
     
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    OrthmannJ Well-Known Member

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    We don't want that to happen again... :rolleyes:
     
  11. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo The Lost Lamb

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    What gets me is that his rigs don't have deer whistles.:slap:
     
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    Poison_Ivy Test tube crack baby

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    It could be, he's an off-season closet deer-bagger? The way to tell is to search his rig for a hunting knife. Well, I guess, if he isn't bagging deers, the weekends would get boring, since there won't be front clips to change and only processed meat will land on the grill. We don't want that, now, do we?
     
  13. ModelT1

    ModelT1 Still Lost in the 50's

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    I'm not sure deer whistles work or it's just luck. I had deer whistles on most of my vehicles and never hit a deer. In fact a few times deers ran out then stopped. Working whistles or smarter deers?
     
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