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Anyone done Xenon headlamp upgrade for 3rd gen FIT?

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Old 01-20-2019, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by kanadary View Post
I had to aim mine slightly lower to not blind on coming cars. Only reason I knew this was because I was in front of my daughter while she was in the fit and could see the glare on my side mirrors
Iím sure it may vary by car and by the load youíre carrying. In my case I didnít have to adjust the headlamps. I can tell because the cutoff is well below the rear window line of the car ahead.
 
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Old 01-28-2019, 03:48 AM
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Thanks all for the info on superbrightleds. I like to give it a try. The OEM H4 setup is really not bright enough
https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...set/3929/8565/
Do you also need to get the Load Resistor Kit together with the H4 LED conversion kit?
I will see how the aim looks afterward. The OEM setup on my 2015 FIT looks low as is.

 
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Old 01-28-2019, 01:17 PM
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Thanks all for the info on superbrightleds. I like to give it a try. The OEM H4 setup is really not bright enough
https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...set/3929/8565/
Do you also need to get the Load Resistor Kit together with the H4 LED conversion kit?
I will see how the aim looks afterward. The OEM setup on my 2015 FIT looks low as is.
I didn't need a load resistor with mine. Everything worked just like it should. Even the DRLs worked with reduced brightness.
 
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Old 01-28-2019, 01:42 PM
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I didn't need a load resistor with mine. Everything worked just like it should. Even the DRLs worked with reduced brightness.
Mine too, just plug and play 😀
 
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Mine too, just plug and play 😀
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I didn't need a load resistor with mine. Everything worked just like it should. Even the DRLs worked with reduced brightness.
JerBear716 Uncle Gary
Thank you. Good to know extra resistor load is not needed. More energy efficient
 
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Old 01-28-2019, 06:00 PM
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Thank you. Good to know extra resistor load is not needed. More energy efficient
Youíre going from 55/60 watts per lamp to 17/17 watts. That has to be good, right?
 
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Youíre going from 55/60 watts per lamp to 17/17 watts. That has to be good, right?
Sweet. I did not know electrical power will drop this low. With 17/17W, this means low and high beams are same brightness our of the LED bulb.
 
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Found this from a search in the superbrightleds website.
https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...23&scc_id=1398

Decided to still go with the 4000lm 7000K H4 conversion kit everyone here has. Better price and CRI spec is better at 77 vs 74.
 
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:06 AM
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Got the 4000lm 7000k H4 LED bulb installed.
Some "Before" and "After" pictures.
Uncle Gary Do you recall how you positioned the low-beam hood? Manual shows the hood should be at the top, which reflects like to the bottom housing reflector, making the low beam aiming higher than regular halogen which has low beam filament reflected off the top housing reflector aim to the ground.
The LED low beam and high beam are not as focused. Beam pattern is scattered is a strange way, but is brighter than halogen.
The exposed connector is making me uncomfortable. Will need to find something to wrap that to prevent short-circuit in rain/car-wash


Before: Philips H4 55/60W Halogen

Super Bright LED H4 4000lm 7000K LED

Connector is exposed. Not tight fit

Installation manual states low beam hood should be posited as above. Seems to be against intuition.
 

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i dn't have instructions on how to orient the hood but installed them the same as the halogens that were originally in there. doesn't make sense you would invert them, its just a light source. the hood is on the bottom so in low beam the light source point up into the reflector and the light disperses down. i did have to adjust the height of the bulb slightly downward mainly cause the cut off line isn't as clean as with the halogens as shown in your pictures. there's abit of fuzziness
 
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:43 AM
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i dn't have instructions on how to orient the hood but installed them the same as the halogens that were originally in there. doesn't make sense you would invert them, its just a light source. the hood is on the bottom so in low beam the light source point up into the reflector and the light disperses down. i did have to adjust the height of the bulb slightly downward mainly cause the cut off line isn't as clean as with the halogens as shown in your pictures. there's abit of fuzziness
This right here! If you look at how your original halogen lamps are designed you will see the low beam shield is underneath the low beam filament. The LEDs go the same way.

BLKFIT2015, I'd recheck my connections. My connectors fit with no gap. If you can't do better, I suggest a piece of bicycle inner tube can be used to "seal" the joint.

I find the LEDs are close, but, due to design limitations cannot exactly reproduce the shape of the halogen filament yet. These are the closest I've found and work well in the real world. Perhaps at some point they will be able to make a perfect cylindrical LED that exactly mimics an incandescent filament. We're apparently not quite there yet.
 

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Old 02-06-2019, 03:52 PM
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kanadary Uncle Gary
Thanks guys for the feedback.
Yes, I swapped the LED bulb with hood at bottom this morning. Should follow physics over any instruction manual. Will see how it looks tonight.
I will write to SuperBrightLED to let them know about their incorrect manual and the male connector with metal too long.

UncleGary, I will check the connection again. Pretty sure I did it right last night.
 
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Uncle Gary View Post
I find the LEDs are close, but, due to design limitations cannot exactly reproduce the shape of the halogen filament yet. These are the closest I've found and work well in the real world. Perhaps at some point they will be able to make a perfect cylindrical LED that exactly mimics an incandescent filament. We're apparently not quite there yet.
After fixing the bulb position with the hood at the bottom, uniformity of the light beam on the road are much better. Uncle Gary You are right about this LED beam pattern (after being positioned right). They are not far from halogen.
 
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