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Old 12-11-2017, 10:41 AM
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I installed the Mostplus LEDs in the lowbeams of my 2000 over the weekend and am very happy with the results. Much improved visibility and light output. In 50 miles of night driving I had NO motorists flashing me (I think the low height of the car helps).

Here is a purposely underexposed photo that really shows the before/after difference.






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Old 12-11-2017, 10:51 AM
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I will say, I haven't had anyone flash me yet either, and I know from experience that people around here aren't at all shy about flashing their highbeams if you leave yours on. They're still hot garbage compared to projector HID's, but at least I can see more than 10 feet in front of my car like the stock bulbs.

Can someone post a before and after of those modified 9012 bulbs? I'm still trying to make up my mind if I want to keep these.
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I wonder how effective these bulbs would be in the ACA Hi-Beam reflectors compared to the normal halogen bulbs?
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Assuming your bulbs are aimed properly, I use: high beam LED's in the low beam socket and low beam LED's in the high beam socket and have the "high four" harness (all four on at the same time). The high beam LED's put out a ton of light but are aimed properly and don't blind on coming drivers. (over four months)

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Originally Posted by runner140* View Post
Assuming your bulbs are aimed properly, I use: high beam LED's in the low beam socket and low beam LED's in the high beam socket and have the "high four" harness (all four on at the same time). The high beam LED's put out a ton of light but are aimed properly and don't blind on coming drivers. (over four months)

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Stock/Factory headlight housings or the ACA style housings? I want to say that the ACA housings have the high and low OEM sizes flipped like you are explaining in your post.
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by jrp1588 View Post
I will say, I haven't had anyone flash me yet either, and I know from experience that people around here aren't at all shy about flashing their highbeams if you leave yours on. They're still hot garbage compared to projector HID's, but at least I can see more than 10 feet in front of my car like the stock bulbs.

Can someone post a before and after of those modified 9012 bulbs? I'm still trying to make up my mind if I want to keep these.
Here are the 9012 bulbs in my Coupe. No before pic, but they are an improvement for the $25 I paid. And yes, I know the left is out of adjustment.
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User 98C5P was asking what type of bulbs I was using, here is the link:

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Old 12-13-2017, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Ron C! View Post
Here are the 9012 bulbs in my Coupe. No before pic, but they are an improvement for the $25 I paid. And yes, I know the left is out of adjustment.
That looks really good for halogen. Any garage shots? I might go by the auto parts store and pick up a set of these to test. Loser gets sold.

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Are there any aftermarket housings only that better suit the LED lamps? I have new LEDs in the stock housing (seen above). I'd rather not spend $600 on new HID projectors.
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NOTHING ON THE MARKET IS DESIGNED FOR LED BULBS FOR ANY CAR, PERIOD.

That said, the halogen projectors are most likely better suited for LEDs than any HID projector. Halogen appears to be easier for LEDs to emulate than HIDs.
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Originally Posted by Tsumi View Post
NOTHING ON THE MARKET IS DESIGNED FOR LED BULBS FOR ANY CAR, PERIOD.

That said, the halogen projectors are most likely better suited for LEDs than any HID projector. Halogen appears to be easier for LEDs to emulate than HIDs.
I don't think I have ever found/seen a projector that was designed for halogen bulbs............but guess they may be out there somewhere.
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Most aftermarket projector headlights use very cheap projectors designed for halogens. Many cars with projectors actually have halogen and HID options, especially at lower trim levels.

Of course, the engineering for most halogen projectors are nowhere near the level of engineering for HID projectors, so their light output isn't that great anyways. Just look up complaints about light output with Spyder and Spec-D headlights.
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Originally Posted by runner140* View Post
I'm running a set of MostPlus LED's purchased on the national auction site. 9006 6000k. That was the best $35.00 spent on the Vette. I use the light several times a week.

P. S. Make sure you purchase this generation or newer. The first and second generation LED's have either several cooling fins or something that looks like ballast
What generation do you have. How can I tell the differences? They all seem to have cooling fans
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What generation do you have. How can I tell the differences? They all seem to have cooling fans


I'll try to explain.....on the early generation LED's they had very large cooling ribbons and also...had an additional box (large) that looks like ballast. The latest generation (four or five) Four side that blast light....not just one or two.
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Originally Posted by runner140* View Post
I'll try to explain.....on the early generation LED's they had very large cooling ribbons and also...had an additional box (large) that looks like ballast. The latest generation (four or five) Four side that blast light....not just one or two.
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Mine has a small ballast sort of thing on it. All the bulbs I saw on ebay look like the same sort of style. They have a small cluster of I think 4 LEDs under 1 domed lens on each side.
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Originally Posted by jrp1588 View Post
Mine has a small ballast sort of thing on it. All the bulbs I saw on ebay look like the same sort of style. They have a small cluster of I think 4 LEDs under 1 domed lens on each side.

I hate to drag you on, but d0 you have a model number. I cannot not find any that are comparable with 4 Cree Chips

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Originally Posted by Clancy209 View Post
I hate to drag you on, but d0 you have a model number. I cannot not find any that are comparable with 4 Cree Chips

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/MOSTPLUS-96...53.m2749.l2649
This is exactly what I bought. It claims Cree XHP50 LED's, which is supposed to be a good chip.
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Purchased a set of headlights with 4 CREE diodes, but they are 400 Watts that’s a lot of power
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