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Been doing some research on the Lifetime LED headlight bulbs...they seem to have great output, less power draw than HIDs and the instant on is what I really like. Have any of you tried these or know anyone who has them?? Looking at putting them in my 2013 with the projectors and fogs.

https://www.lifetimeledlights.com/products/category/headlights

I've used similar in other vehicles and been impressed, but I don't think they'd fit in the projector housing. There is very little spare roomin the back, and you'd have to leave the cover plate off, most likely leading to fogging/condensation issues.
 

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Stumbled across something interesting in regards to LED Headlight conversions, sorry I don't have the domain address, but if you type "VLED" in google it will take you to their site, new LED bulbs that don't require a fan and they are rated at 3000 lumen per light, HHHMMMMMM. I am still waiting for the breakthrough in LED headlights and these are getting close. The newest lights are VX3' s. $200 bucks a pair.
 

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Otterdriver, I would love to believe but it sounds too good to be true - how can 2 LEDs bust out 3,000 Lumens when the big boys (GE, etc.) can't do it?

If they had a killer money back, no questions asked warranty, I'd try them.
 

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Otterdriver, I would love to believe but it sounds too good to be true - how can 2 LEDs bust out 3,000 Lumens when the big boys (GE, etc.) can't do it?

If they had a killer money back, no questions asked warranty, I'd try them.
Well, all I can say is check their website, I'm certainly not hook , line and sinker either but who's to say, I'm sure there is development going on in this direction. All I'm saying is there will probably be LED headlights out soon that will outperform incandescent headlights. I'm waiting for something full- proof in LED's, love the output with HID's but they just pose too many potential problems with the electronics in these trucks. I bought a set of LED headlights awhile back when they first came out and other than the fact they just didn't throw the light very far, they plugged in and worked perfectly the first time without a canbus connector or wire harness or added resistors, no warm-up for the bulbs, that's what I'm after. In the meantime I'll leave my stock headlights as is and continue down the LED lightbar road, I just picked up another Rigid Industries lightbar, a 10 inch E-series spot to add to my existing 30 inch bar, turns night into day.
 

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Well, all I can say is check their website, I'm certainly not hook , line and sinker either but who's to say, I'm sure there is development going on in this direction. All I'm saying is there will probably be LED headlights out soon that will outperform incandescent headlights. I'm waiting for something full- proof in LED's, love the output with HID's but they just pose too many potential problems with the electronics in these trucks. I bought a set of LED headlights awhile back when they first came out and other than the fact they just didn't throw the light very far, they plugged in and worked perfectly the first time without a canbus connector or wire harness or added resistors, no warm-up for the bulbs, that's what I'm after. In the meantime I'll leave my stock headlights as is and continue down the LED lightbar road, I just picked up another Rigid Industries lightbar, a 10 inch E-series spot to add to my existing 30 inch bar, turns night into day.
I hear you man. I'd love to see true, OEM-quality/reliability LED headlights that are just plug and play on our trucks. Truth of the matter is that Ram needs to update their headlight game to stay competitive with the market.
 
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Been hesitant on doing an led headlight conversion due to the fan+ heatsink nd fitting without the dust cap. Decided to leave the hid headlights in and tried a set of cree 3600lumen/bulb fog light bulbs and they work amazing and just as bright if not brighter than the 35w hid headlights.
 

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Been hesitant on doing an led headlight conversion due to the fan+ heatsink nd fitting without the dust cap. Decided to leave the hid headlights in and tried a set of cree 3600lumen/bulb fog light bulbs and they work amazing and just as bright if not brighter than the 35w hid headlights.
Did they just plug right into the stock wiring on the truck?? Where did you get them?
 
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Yes completely plug and play, the ones im running now are these:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/281461351156?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

You can not tell the difference between these and HID bulbs. They are the 9005 base so one tab you have to clip in half but other than that these things are amazing. Plus I like the fact I can change the "shades" that come with it and get different color temp within a few min quick change. Little pricey but I made an offer to the seller at $102us and I love these things. Perfect beam pattern to. I may of got lucky but they came in 1week. sorry for the delayed response.

May try these at some point to, 4500lumen a bulb, great price so many options but after using LED bulbs now I don't think I would go back to HID
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/251697084861?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
 

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:smileup:Very cool, I think they have to be at a higher lumen to be effective, could you take a night shot , love to see the output, awesome find!
 
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Will get a good night shot tonight, while there out ill get a few shots with the different shades showing the color temp. These in the truck now are 3600lm per led bulb (8*5w cree chips ran at 40w actual input) and I will say they are replacing the 35w hid kit I had In the fogs and they are the same brightness if not brighter than the hid bulbs. wouldn't go back to the HID kit especially with these being plug and play with no ballasts or nothing. Also trying to get a deal at the moment of a set of COB LED bulbs that have driver ballasts and run at 4500lm per bulb. Will keep updated on those. trying for brightest output with an led bulb not trying to get a ticket :p
 

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Will get a good night shot tonight, while there out ill get a few shots with the different shades showing the color temp. These in the truck now are 3600lm per led bulb (8*5w cree chips ran at 40w actual input) and I will say they are replacing the 35w hid kit I had In the fogs and they are the same brightness if not brighter than the hid bulbs. wouldn't go back to the HID kit especially with these being plug and play with no ballasts or nothing. Also trying to get a deal at the moment of a set of COB LED bulbs that have driver ballasts and run at 4500lm per bulb. Will keep updated on those. trying for brightest output with an led bulb not trying to get a ticket :p
That's awesome man! Not to squash the HID route, but this is starting to play out like I had hoped for with LED's, simplicity and longevity, right on!
 

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I'm pulling my HIDs and complete fog housing off and replacing with LED pods...I'd love to pull the HIDs out of my low beams and replace with LED as well. I have the projectors though, so I don't think these bulbs would fit in the housing with the dust cap???
 

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I have looked into almost every possible wway to switch over the low beams from HID's to led but the led headlight bulb are without a doubt bright enough they just don't have the dust cap retrofit set up to be compatible with any vehicle that uses these. Plus mot of the high quality led headlight bulbs have a fan and heatsink which is hard to work around in the headlight assembly. Hopefully soon they have these set up to work.
 

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Nice! Well, Like I said above - Im pulling my stock fog housings off as well as the HIDs and replacing them with LED pods. I'll be on the lookout for LED bulbs for the projectors now that will work with the housing.
 

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