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Hikari Philips LEDs #4778067
06/05/18 10:12 AM
06/05/18 10:12 AM
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mclasser Offline OP
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Like most of BITOG, I'm pretty skeptical about aftermarket LED bulbs. I'm looking to upgrade the 9005 low beams in my Elantra and came across these Hikari bulbs. A couple of folks on the Elantra forums have used these with nice results. The main difference with these bulbs is that they use Philips lumileds, which do a better job focusing light than CREE chips do.

Aftermarket LEDs tend to flood the foreground with light but suck at down road throw. These Hikaris, from what I've read, actually throw the light far. I wish they were 5000K, instead of 6000K, but they will match the LED DRLs well.

Does anybody have experience with these bulbs? For $90, I'm willing to give them a whirl.


2018 Hyundai Elantra VE
2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD
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Re: Hikari Philips LEDs [Re: mclasser] #4778095
06/05/18 10:37 AM
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I do not have experience with those bulbs. As you seem to already know, the LED issue is application specific. LED's don't mimic a filament, and therefore there are beam pattern differences. Whether that's good or bad depends on the combo.

There are some known good configurations, mostly on vehicle specific forums.

For motorcycles with round headlights, there are some fantastic choices that maximize light output while retaining a superb cutoff on low beam.


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Re: Hikari Philips LEDs [Re: mclasser] #4778101
06/05/18 10:44 AM
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I don't have experience with the Philips bulb you mentioned, but I have an LED that puts out a pretty clean line in my fog lights. I was waiting on them to get develop the SL2 (9007) but instead went with a retrofit HID headlight setup. But I do really like the Diode Bulbs in my fog lights. Really usable light that doesn't blind anyone.

If any here fit your application -
https://www.diodedynamics.com/feature/sl1-led-headlight.html


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Re: Hikari Philips LEDs [Re: mclasser] #4778132
06/05/18 11:27 AM
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Can't modify my previous post...why does that happen?

Here is a photo album of the DIODE LEDs for my fog lights. This was before I had the HID retrofit for my headlights.

https://imgur.com/a/KBBOm


2016 Nissan Frontier Pro4x
2017 VW GTI sport
1995 Mustang GTS
Re: Hikari Philips LEDs [Re: mclasser] #4778205
06/05/18 12:55 PM
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do you have projector beams?

I installed LED bulbs with standard housings and the beam was not focused they were extremely bright which was great but oncoming traffic would constantly flash their high beams at me. Now my father installed LED's in his car with projectors and the appearance looks stock and he doesn't get flashed at. also of course much brighter than the halogens.


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Re: Hikari Philips LEDs [Re: HemiHawk] #4778206
06/05/18 12:57 PM
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that looks like a ballast or the driver for the LED's


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Re: Hikari Philips LEDs [Re: mx5miata] #4778470
06/05/18 06:09 PM
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mclasser Offline OP
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Yep, projector beams.


2018 Hyundai Elantra VE
2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD
2002 Honda Accord EX-L

Re: Hikari Philips LEDs [Re: mclasser] #4778485
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Youíll like the results of LEDís


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