LED VS HID

  1. VIto416

    VIto416 I ♥️ Honda

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    ive been thinking of which one to buy i want people to tell me what they have and why they picked it :) thank you
     
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    LED.

    Why? Reliability. Latest and greatest.
     
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    HID, better light output
     
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    HID. Better light output and sharper cutoff.

    That said, I'd recommend a quality kit backed with a solid warranty (e.g. Morimoto/XenonDepot/Diode Dynamics) rather than a cheap $50 kit.
     
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    i chose LED for my civic after many years of HID in other cars (both stock and aftermarket). i didnt like the "warm up time" (especially in sub zero temps during the winter). i also didnt want to be bothered mounting ballasts this time.

    Nothing wrong with HID, i really liked them overall on my other vehicles (mercedes, gti, scion, explorer). i just wanted simplicity and preferred the immediate output in very cold temperatures.

    I also like how my LED headlights perfectly match the DRLs.
     
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    What brand did you get because I'm looking into the opt7
     
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    I'll have to check later. Had them for almost a year so i don't remember which brand i bought. I don't think it's opt7 though. They don't have fans, they have the braided wire heat sinks. I didn't know how durable the fans were and didn't want to risk it overheating. Lights and moving parts didn't seem like a good idea to me at the time.
     
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    If you want functionality over looks, although HIDs look great too, then go HIDs. If you dont care that your lights wont help you in the rain, go with LEDs they'll look awesome until you cant see in a rainstorm. I have had both in my civic. i thought the LEDs were good and had good throw down the road until I drove in the rain. I couldnt see crap and it was just your average rain. I have the Morimoto HID Elite 35W 6500K kit and it works great
     
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    I read a post of someone who bought the morimoto LED kit and they said they were not impressed with them as they felt they were similar to other LD lights they had
     
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    My fogs are stock still, mostly laziness. I kind of want HIDs in there too but I have no idea where Id mount the ballasts. Probably have it professionally done. If not I may just throw some Crystal Vision or Silverstar zXe in there.
     
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    I hadnt seen those. Ill check em out. Thanks!
     
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    I went with LEDs because I wanted plug-n-play and long lasting lights. I chose fanless LEDs over the fan ones, so that I don't hear the sound of the fan spin inside the car.
     
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    I like the LEDs on my touring. Looks sharp and performs well too.
     
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    I have xenon on one car and LEDs on my Civic. The only advantage to the xenons is that the car they're on have "adaptive headlights", which change light direction based on your steering. Other than that, I much prefer LED
     
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    It really depends on the kit you buy. Never go cheap and assume good performance.

    I personally have the HID kit from morimoto. But I would've looked into LEDs if I didn't get the kit on sale.
     
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