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Old 02-27-2024, 03:43 PM   #1
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LED headlight bulbs

has anyone changed their low beam and high beam (low is an H11-high is a H-9) to LED, and if so, how do you like them and which manufacturer did you go with?
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Old 02-29-2024, 12:26 AM   #2
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I did on my Georgetown and the difference was literally night and day. My low beams are the projector style housings which are exactly what you want for LED bulbs.
My experience went from not wanting to drive the MH at night, to looking forward to driving at night. The high beams are amazingly bright and really help on desolate roads with no oncoming traffic.
Just make sure you get a good set. Don’t get the ones that have LED all over, only 2 LEDs (one on either side) which will mimic the location of a halogen filament.
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Old 03-01-2024, 05:26 PM   #3
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thank you, could you send me which brand you decided on? Ours are projection lenses as well.
We changed our previous MH to LED do to a hellish ride home from Maine in the dark. I was going to have my wife hang out the window with a spot light so i could see!
I think it is the distance from the drivers seat to the front end is the issue, and of course old age!
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thank you, could you send me which brand you decided on? Ours are projection lenses as well.
We changed our previous MH to LED do to a hellish ride home from Maine in the dark. I was going to have my wife hang out the window with a spot light so i could see!
I think it is the distance from the drivers seat to the front end is the issue, and of course old age!
Yes, let me see if I can find it. I know they cam from Amazon. And they were the 6000k version so even brighter and because the housing are projector they won’t blind oncoming drivers.

So I found them but they are no longer available. There is another brand that I know is good as I installed them in my Ram.
The first pic are the ones I put in the MH the second pic is the same sizes but the newer brand

I’m not sure if they are the same sizes as your MH. I would pull a high and low bulb to check the numbers.
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I researched this on my 2018 Berkshire that I recently traded. I put Morimoto 2stroke 3.0 H11, LED 1523 on the high beams. The worked great. Had to install ferrite magnet rings on the wires to get rid of electronic noise on the radio. They were expensive at over $300.00. I pulled them off before trade in. If someone wants to make an offer for the lamps & ferrite rings, I'm open. Send me a PM.
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Old 03-03-2024, 06:42 PM   #6
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Why did you have to go to such an extreme? I have installed LED headlights and other LED bulbs on everything from my HD's, previous motorhomes, 96 P/U, 1985 JD 750 tractor and several honda CR V's, the most I ever had to install were resistors for Hyper blink, don't know why you would need noise cancelling Magnetic coils for the lights to work...
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Thanks Dodge-Guy for the info!!
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Why did you have to go to such an extreme? I have installed LED headlights and other LED bulbs on everything from my HD's, previous motorhomes, 96 P/U, 1985 JD 750 tractor and several honda CR V's, the most I ever had to install were resistors for Hyper blink, don't know why you would need noise cancelling Magnetic coils for the lights to work...
As he said, the lights worked fine. The ferrite chokes (not coils) were to suppress the Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) that appeared on his AM radio.

These were, of course, fancy models that had their own active step-up power supply.
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thanks Larry for the clarification, I did not know anyone uses radios anymore!

We strictly stream Classical music from Prime. Soothing for the ride but may not need that now that my wife and I can have a conversation now that the engine in in the back now!!
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thanks Larry for the clarification, I did not know anyone uses radios anymore!

We strictly stream Classical music from Prime. Soothing for the ride but may not need that now that my wife and I can have a conversation now that the engine in in the back now!!
Well, you wouldn't want RFI to mess up your cellular streaming either.

Did you know that the auto makers are trying to get the FCC to shut down AM radio so they don't have to work so hard to control RFI (sometimes called EMI)? The AM radio operators are up in arms about it.
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Funny you said that, I did read somewhere that the FCC is trying to do away with AM, I am not a political person but that is intervening into the private sector where they should leave well enough alone...
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Funny you said that, I did read somewhere that the FCC is trying to do away with AM, I am not a political person but that is intervening into the private sector where they should leave well enough alone...
The FCC has plenty of precedent for this. For example, the original UHF television band went from channel 14 to 83. When cellphone spectrum became scarce and Over The Air (OTA) television began to be supplanted by internet and cellular streaming, they snatched back:
  • Channels 70-83 for Land Mobile Radio System in 1983
  • Channels 51-69 for 700 MHz cellular telephone service in 2009
  • Channels 38-50 for more cellular telephone service in 2019
This list disregards all the other juggling around that was done when ATSC was introduced. First the operators had to begin broadcasting both NTSC and ATSC, then the NTSC service was discontinued, then broadcasters had to change the frequency of the ATSC broadcast, sometimes to the frequency that their NTSC had previously used, in order to free up the deprecated channels listed above.

The above seems to be in line with the FCC charter to regulate the spectrum.

But in the current situation, it seems that the automakers shouldn't participate in rule-making. They are neither a broadcaster nor a listener. Their motivation, to avoid best electronic practices, could be considered suspect.
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