headlight adjustment

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xcidmigs
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Re: headlight adjustment

Post by xcidmigs » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:21 pm

Thats definately not a stock bulb, the low beam is supposed to be a H11 Halogen bulb, if you want to go back to that type do yourself a favor and buy the H9 bulb instead, there is proven more white light from them and they are still $10 a bulb. I've had a set installed for 4 years zero problem.


cerbomark
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Re: headlight adjustment

Post by cerbomark » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:04 pm

so if I now have aftermarket adapters/socket? What would I need to switch back? Or just buy better LED bulb? How is the stock set up as far as light?
I have nothing to compare against to see which direction to go. Not looking to make a big project here, just want to see LOL.
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Re: headlight adjustment

Post by cerbomark » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:40 pm

Here are some pics, can I just leave LED off and go with H11 bulbs as it calls for (2016).
Can I leave led high beams and just change out low beams?
The lens itself for the low beams is like a frosted glass correct?
Thanks, tell me what I m looking at below.
1st pic, highs
2nd pic lows.
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cerbomark
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Re: headlight adjustment

Post by cerbomark » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:51 pm

so here s what I took out and have put in AC Delco OEM bulbs and will see.
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Re: headlight adjustment

Post by CrashTestDummy » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:18 pm

s/c'd cav wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:17 pm
id put the blame on the LEDs you are using

ive got led's in my s/blazer and they suck , and im guessing they are low end items , since the guy i got it from seamed to get all the lights for it from ebay
Agreed, blame the LEDs you have. Those 4 little LED diodes don't look like they'd make all that much light. Page 3 of this link:

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=882&hilit=opt7&start=20

Show a bit of the Opt7 units. They have two big diodes per side, and make a LOT of light. I bet your new halogens will be better then your old LEDs. But some of the newer LED bulbs are even better. They are NOT inexpensive, though, so if you're looking at cheap LED headlight bulbs, you will be disappointed.
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cerbomark
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Re: headlight adjustment

Post by cerbomark » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:10 pm

So here s my results. I put back the OEM bulbs after removing those LEDS pictured above. While the LED looked bright when looking at them they did not project very wide of far. The OEM while yellow in color spreads a better beam and is an improvement . I also noticed that the high beams are LEDS. They seem to be working fine and I like them. Is there anything wrong with leaving LED high beams only? I noticed that when I use the High beams the lows stay on too and works great on my dark back country roads. Thanks all.
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