LED VS Stock Halogen HeadLight Bulbs
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    LED VS Stock Halogen HeadLight Bulbs

    I decided to do a comparison after a few members have asked for a comparison of aftermarket led headlights to the stock halogen bulbs. For my tests camera settings have a fixed iso and exposure. Let's start with some specifications.

    The stock bulb in our cars are the Sylvania H13 Halogen Headlight Bulb Here are some specs from sylvania's and auto zones websites.

    Lamp Replacement Guide Product Specifications.

    Sylvania H13 Halogen Headlight Bulb, 1 Pack H13BP: Advance Auto Parts

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    Sylvania H13 Halogen Headlight Bulb

    • Voltage (V) 12.8
    • Power (Low Beam)(W) 55
    • Power (High Beam)(W) 65
    • Light Output(Low Beam)(MSCP) 79.6
    • Light Output(High Beam)(MSCP) 119.4
    • Light Output(Low Beam)(lm) 1000
    • Light Output(High Beam)(lm) 1500
    • Color Temperature (K) 3200 K
    • Filament Life(Low Beam) (hrs) 1500
    • Filament Life(High Beam) (hrs) 250
    • MSRP per 2 bulbs (prices vary) $29.99


    Now for the LED bulbs I will be comparing. The bulbs I have are marketed as G7 PHILiPS Lumileds H13/9008 LED Headlight Bulbs. The original Ebay post is gone but they are still sold under that name as well as others. I was able to get the specs from the OEM website and confirmed them on the original box.

    CN360 H13 Led Headlight Conversion Kit Led Headlight Bulbs 6000k 4000lumen 360 INTERNATIONAL GROUP LTD

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    G7 PHILiPS Lumileds H13/9008 LED Headlight Bulbs

    • Voltage (V) 12-24
    • Current (Low Beam) (A) 2.0A0.2A
    • Current (High Beam) A 2.0A0.2A
    • Power (Low Beam)(W) 25
    • Power (High Beam)(W) 25
    • Light Output (lm) 4000
    • Color Temperature (K) 6000 K
    • Life (hrs) 30,000
    • Working Temperature (C) -40C~+85C
    • Price per 2 bulbs (prices vary) $50.00
    • Comply with European Union(E-mark) E4 Standard design
    • Light beam Angle adjustable; adjustable base for shorter lamp body
    • Waterproof driver and connectors level IP65


    Cut Off Comparison

    Stock
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    LED
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    Road Comparison

    Low Beam
    Stock
    headlight_Low_H.jpg
    LED
    headlight_LED_low.jpg

    High Beam
    Stock
    headlight_high_H.jpg
    LED
    IMAG0376.jpg

    Not the same picture but this is an appearance comparison.
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    Last edited by Etec225; 09-27-2016 at 11:09 AM. Reason: Enlarged the images of the headlight patterns.

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    Thread stuck. I also increased the images of the headlight cutoff and beam patterns to make them easier to see. This is a good example of how a proper retrofit of headlights should end up.
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    Out of curiosity will these work with the bulb out indicator? When i used led in tail lights it didnt make enough resistance and onstart noticed it as did the computer... Set of cel and the bcm did not like them,
    67.3 Mpg....18HR, 2 drivers 60mph long haul..Would be better without EPA in the car

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    Mine haven't thrown any cel or anything.
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    Now thats great to hear! Ive seen led burn up housings but if they finally fixed the issues as led over all id consider switching.. After all my whole house is
    67.3 Mpg....18HR, 2 drivers 60mph long haul..Would be better without EPA in the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by Etec225 View Post
    Mine haven't thrown any cel or anything.
    Have you done a scan? My car doesn't throw a CEL for the LED tail lights I have, but the dealer noticed it in the codes that came up. From the work order, I'm not sure if they were at first confused by the codes, or used it to justify what I wanted without lying.
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    I haven't done a scan but I can. Ill post my findings.

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    Just did a scan with torques app, no codes stored. Then again I only have my headlights and interior lights swapped to led. The break lights and turn signals are stock.

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    I'll have to get my dongle working again and see if the Torque apps sees those codes.
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    i had led brake, license plate,and interior... when they warranty my rack and pinion they pulled bcm codes that didn't have enough resistance in the circuit.
    67.3 Mpg....18HR, 2 drivers 60mph long haul..Would be better without EPA in the car

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