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Old 08-10-2016, 09:06 PM   #1
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Hella headlight LED bulbs

Has anyone replaced the standard bulbs in the halogen headlights on their 2008 or 2009 Berk with LED bulbs? My 2009 has 4 oval Hella lamps. Any recommendations or regrets?


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Old 08-11-2016, 08:31 AM   #2
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Changed mine to HID's. Made a big differrence. Got them from superbriteled.com.

Just tell them which bulb you have & they'll send the kit for your coach.
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Ceedog,

Thanks for the recommendation. Are you sure that's the link? I receive an offer to buy that domain URL when I follow it.

Also, you said HID "Kit" instead of just "bulb". What's involved, and did you need to change anything other than the bulbs?

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Ceedog,

Thanks for the recommendation. Are you sure that's the link? I receive an offer to buy that domain URL when I follow it.

Also, you said HID "Kit" instead of just "bulb". What's involved, and did you need to change anything other than the bulbs?

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Ballast, wiring etc.

Although, sticking an hid bulb in a housing meant for a halogen light, looks horrible.


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Old 08-11-2016, 12:47 PM   #5
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I tried LED headlight on my Georgetown, they worked, however they would not work well with my Daylight Running lights. Had to flick the switch to get them on, something to do with the relay, took it awhile to get to full power. I just bought new Blue Lamps ....and it helped some.
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Dogpound,

I'd consider the disabling of the always on headlights a good thing. I usually run some other lights I've installed during the day and would like to save the headlights for true night driving. I've recently needed to back my coach abreast a curb, and my guide asked me to turn off the headlights as they blinded him. I could not comply. What bulbs did you use and were there other components to install?
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Dogpound,

I'd consider the disabling of the always on headlights a good thing.?

I would disagree...
DRL are very helpful. There's a reason they are coming on more and more new cars.. ( been law in Canada for more than a decade)

Too many people are driving around in the dark/dusk/rain/snow etc, without their lights on.

Even in broad daylight, it is easier to see a vehicle with their lights on.


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Spare me the lecture. I have installed other lights that make the rig conspicuous during the day, and I use them while driving in daylight. I'd like to determine when to use the equipment on my rig and not have the government do it. I have practical reasons to require movement of my coach without the headlights on.
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Hella headlight LED bulbs

Let's keep the political conversation elsewhere.
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Monitoring this thread. On my Mercedes Benz Sprinter the headlights are used as daytime running lights. My issue is that they burn out pretty fast - about 20,000 miles for the special long life bulbs from Mercedes (dimmer than standard bulbs), about 3,000 miles for the normal (brighter) car parts store bulbs. I would love to replace with LEDs, assuming the normal LED lifetime of 50K hours to half light output. H7 bulbs.
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