Are cars coming at you gettng blinded and flashing their lights at you? Those do look really really bright.Here's the JW Speaker LED Projectors , from about 15ft to 20ft away from my garage door.
High Beam & Low Beam shots....you can see the sharp cut off and how wide and full the light beam is (No dark spots with these).
Lighting output for night driving is "Unreal" and really lights up the road ahead.
This lighting is simply the best that I've ever had the opportunity to drive behind and I mean in any car (new or old).
Please keep us updated on your findings. I do like the black housings, and performance of the JW lights, but I am also interested in other options that perform well, and cost 1/5 of the JW stuff.sorry, but $1000 for headlights? not gonna happen,
I ordering some "Hella" glass H4 type headlights,
will try different LED bulbs, for pattern and illumination.
will have less than 200 into it, total.
Are cars coming at you gettng blinded and flashing their lights at you? Those do look really really bright.
Very much looking forward to that....Nope, the Projector LED light does not shine in the eyes of oncoming drivers as the nice crisp cut off is a sharp defined line and is designed to guard against this type of thing.
Previously I had some Hella e-code housings (H4's & H1's) with the H4 running HID bulbs with the anti glare shield, the high beam H1's were fit with 100watt bulbs. Of course a custom wiring harness fed directly from the battery with dual fuses and relays was required. Much less $ than the LED Projectors, but not even close with the lighting output.
We all spend a tone of $ on these cars and I can safely say that most if it is not really a necessity.
Guess it depends where your priorities lie......I chose to take the hit on the lights and don't regret it.
I have some pics of the LED Projectors installed on one side of the car & Hella H4 with HID / H1 100watt on the other side.
You will be surprised at the differences. Will post pics later tonight.
You need to be careful with H4 headlight housings. The original H4 bulb directs the low beam ONLY to the upper half of the lamp housing, with a slight angle so that the light spreads to the fresnel diffuser on the one side of the lamp housing to illuminate the right shoulder of the road. A properly designed HID bulb will only light the upper half of the reflector in the housing for low beam, and the entire reflector, up, down left and right, for high beam operation. Years ago I designed a special billet shield to be used with the D2S standard HID capsule, and it did a phenomenal job, keeping glare from the oncoming traffic and all of the light directly below the sharp horizontal line in the center of the lamp housing.
Also, the horizontal position of the light source is critical to the housing working properly, with even distribution. Notice the arc "bead" on the image below, which is located in exactly the right place with reference to the mounting flange, to make the H4 housing light evenly.
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The Chinese lights spray light all over the road, having cold spots within the beam, so beware.
The ideal LED bulb would be able to spread light around the circumference evenly on high, partially on low, with a separate sets of LEDs for high and low beams. Don't know if that exists, though....