Choosing the Best LED Headlight Upgrades

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Re: Choosing the Best LED Headlight Upgrades

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I just had the Vintage Car VC3500 LED's arrive (thanks to a recommendation above about the expiring discount). Not sure when I'll get them installed, but If they work well I may also get a set for my 240Z.

-Edit-So as an update here, I received and installed the Vintage Car LED's. I first installed them onto the roadster and they went on perfectly. But since that car will be coming apart for body and paint work, I pillaged it and put the lights onto my Z. It is amazing to be able to see at night, and the best thing about these lights are that 1) they have glass lenses and 2) they are plug and play-no cutting or filing to get them to fit either of these cars. And since they draw around half the amperage, they put less stress on the circuitry.

I've become so accustomed to "Some assembly required" that I'm genuinely surprised when an after market part fits with no fuss.

I will be ordering a second set for the roadster, which will be my wife's Christmas gift to me. I just thought I'd relay my experience (heh heh electrical reference).
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I went ahead and ordered these from Amazon, got them today and installed in a few minutes:



They were the same size as my halogens. Unfortunately my pads' camera could not show the incredible difference they make side by side, but I'm super happy. Bright white light, not blinding, looks like they will work great with the tri-bars. The halogens were very yellow in comparison and not near as bright. Now the front of the car is much sharper. I'm excited to see them on the road, but that may be a bit. Really glad I read the posts... thanks for putting the info and idea out there. So far I can highly recommend these.
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Re: Choosing the Best LED Headlight Upgrades

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Before awakening the beast from its winter slumber, I installed much better lighting. My old headlights were old and pretty much useless. I rarely drive in the dark...good thing. If the moon was out, I could see where I was going . Decided on LED, Auxbeam in Hella E code H4 lenses. Pretty much plug and play.

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unklpat wrote: Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:42 pm Greg, I put Auxbeam S1-H4 88623528 in my H4 housings. Love them. Pat
Did you modify the headlight buckets to vent any heat? Looks like these do not have fans. Thanks Pat
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No I did not. I live in Canada where it is cold most of the time...lol
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I bought some HELLA h6024 h4 replacements and used some lasfit leds. I am quite happy with the results.
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No heat modifications were made. I was the 2nd guy to use these, now there are 3 of us. Great light, no heat, good price, good fit. Pat
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I bought the Holley Retrobright 7 inch headlights. They are a little pricey but worth it in my opinion. The lights are direct replacement for the stock housings. The cutoff and light output are amazing. They also offer the lights in 3 color options: yellow, classic white (which is what I bought), and modern white.
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unklpat wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:13 pm No heat modifications were made. I was the 2nd guy to use these, now there are 3 of us. Great light, no heat, good price, good fit. Pat
Thanks for the info. I try to use my headlights whenever I'm driving. Have used some cheap LEDs, had issues with failure. Lost one this summer during the road trip to Shasta. 95 degree days, extended time running, was probably the issue. Drilled some holes in the headlight bucket on that one to provide air flow, will do the same to the other. I wasn't happy with the light pattern and brightness of the cheapos. I'll give these a try. Pat