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suprz

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My 2006 E450 headlights are "ok" I guess for regular night driving, but my eyes aren't what they once were. Are there LED conversions for these headlights? I have never changed one, so I don't even know if it's a sealed beam or a bulb kind of set up. Just looking for ideas for upgraded lighting for driving at night when it's necessary


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I have not done it yet, I am considering converting my Chevy Suburban to LED.

I did run across this article on converting RV Headlights to LED.

It may give you some helpful information.

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Hi,

I added some "light bars" for about $70 cdn. My low beams now give me better lighting than my high beams. The bars have their own separate switch but can only be on when using the low beam setting.


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Noise, radio interference, flickering, poor light distribution, and blinding other drivers can all be associated with sticking LED bulbs into a housing designed for halogen lights. Don’t cheap out and you can alleviate some of these issues. Add on light bars are designed for off road use and are, most likely, not legal to use on the road (although that doesn’t stop a lot of people).

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Posted: 09/28/19 08:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I installed a pair of driving lights. Angleing them toshoulder for left and nearly straight for right light.
I wired them through a switch and a relay to have them on most of the time, day and night. They serve two functions, daylight running lights and driving lights.


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I did, but I am lost trying to recall just exactly what. I bought Sylvania plug n light...no big deal..except I had to go to a dealer to get the removal figured out.

The other thing to be mindful of is the front plastic on the your headlights is probably fogged. You can some ideas on You-tube on how to clean and that alone will improve your lighting.


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I have tried this a couple times. I have found no joy. I cleaned my headlight lenses and got the cloudiness off, but I still have yellow, dim lights that I can’t see well with.

I bought the most expensive Bulbs in Walmart. That doesn’t say much. They are great on highbeam, but went on low beam, they are yellow and dim still.

Can anyone recommend a product that will be bright at the same time it is pointing low toward the ground? Looking for that cooler temperature light. It makes sense for headlights. It keeps you awake. Everything is just more clear with it.

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Whatever you decide to do, after you make the change , have another person drive another vehicle in the opposite direction as you to make sure you are not blinding other drivers or airline pilots.
I'm sure in the populated area where you live there are auto shops that can steer you in the right direction as to which light and lens to choose. Something like pianotuna installed might be your best bet as long as you purchase the correct light. I found it's not the best idea to cheap out on lighting, buy a quality light and wiring.

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jfkmk wrote:

Noise, radio interference, flickering, poor light distribution, and blinding other drivers can all be associated with sticking LED bulbs into a housing designed for halogen lights. Don’t cheap out and you can alleviate some of these issues. Add on light bars are designed for off road use and are, most likely, not legal to use on the road (although that doesn’t stop a lot of people).


....and legality. Most aftermarket LED setups are not DOT approved.


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Nope but I added a light bar behind the Silverado’s grill.


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