Latest Hikari LEDs are very good

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    Gotta say... I also got a set of the 9600 lm Hikari's for the high beams and actually had to use them to flash a goofball on the highway tonight because they didn't have their lights on... Holy shit, they're bright AF. I honestly didn't expect that. hahaha.
     
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    so consensus is save up for HID or are these good improvements over stock and not total crap?
     
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    The 12000 ones that cost more with Philips led chips
     
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    Since I started this thread, I'll say this. They are not total crap. But as I have stated before, if you want the best amount of light HIDs are the way to go. But at the price point at which I bought the Hikari 9600 lumen LED bulbs, which was less than $50, they are very good. Way better than the stock halogen bulbs. The Hikari 12000 lumen LEDs are supposed even better but cost a little more. I didn't get the 12000 lm versions because I found the 9600 lm versions to be just fine. But, yeah, if you want the best output from the stock projectors, the HIDs kits are the way to go.
     
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    ok, ill go LED as long as its not like, flickering and super dim- ty for the advice!
     
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    Know of any places with reasonable prices? I've gone with XenonDepot before but they're a bit expensive, unless the price of them actually is reasonable compared to cheaper kits then I'll consider those...
     
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    XD makes a good kit, so does The Retrofit Source. I tend to think that with HIDs, you get what you pay for. I wouldn't skimp on them, imho.

    I'm sure others will weigh in with recommendations, too.
     
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    #84 pdrumns, Aug 11, 2019
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    Thank you all for this thread. I decided to go with the 9600 lm as I live in an area with good lighting and even in the rain I was okay with the stock HLs. I think they will be fine for me.

    Update-Ordered them today from amazon and they came this afternoon and I put them in. Just tested how they look at evening/night and they are plenty bright for me. Now I may have to do the fog lights too. :)
     
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    For me I found them to be not so great at all, just sent mine back to Amazon today and will soon do a xenondepot or morimoto hid kit
     
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    #86 pdrumns, Aug 13, 2019
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    I actually pulled them out today and returned mine as well. The cutoff was just too much. The white light was nice, but the main effect cut off too soon. So even though the halogens do not illuminate like the LEDs, Im, going back to the halogens for their distance.
     
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    That's the good thing about Amazon and their returns policy. Sorry it didn't work out for you. LEDs are really affordable, you can always try another set of different brands like Katana - I've read good things about them, too. Or like 10thdave you can go with HIDs. I know from experience that the HIDs have the best throw and light output but they generally do cost a bit more.
     
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    Wondering if you have the link to the low beam HID's. They look really bright...
     
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    This was really more of the issue for me (the cut off) which is really what made me return them. Guess I wasn't finding the right words at the time.
     
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    lol, I dont know if that is the official term. I think I heard someone else say that. Guess its as good as any description of what happens. :)
     
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