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Old 03-28-2015
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I thought these would be a good idea for everyone! Turns out I am wrong, again. My long haul truck driving buddy says they are absolutely wonderful, as long as the roads are clear and the ambient outside temperatures are above freezing. Because the lights do not emit warmth (he says none at all), the freezing rain and snow simply builds up on the headlight reflectors and you spend most of your highway time stopped on the side of the road wiping them off. Fair warning to anyone subject to these conditions.
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I thought these would be a good idea for everyone! Turns out I am wrong, again. My long haul truck driving buddy says they are absolutely wonderful, as long as the roads are clear and the ambient outside temperatures are above freezing. Because the lights do not emit warmth (he says none at all), the freezing rain and snow simply builds up on the headlight reflectors and you spend most of your highway time stopped on the side of the road wiping them off. Fair warning to anyone subject to these conditions.
I'm thinking modify like heated mirror and they might work.
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I'd like them anyway, since we live in endless summer. Any info?
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Curently available in
7 IN round
4x6
5x7
Certain oems

Freightliner
Volvo
peterbilt
mack

Some aftermarket
Beware that they are suitable for safe operation

I installed factory leds on 2009 Freightliner Cascadia
they are great
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Doesn't look like an easy conversion for an LXXXi. Too big. Guess I'm stuck with the wimpy headwights.
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Man, I could buy a lot of incandescent bulbs for the price of LED.

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lighting-...mCdRoCKzvw_wcB
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I thought these would be a good idea for everyone! Turns out I am wrong, again. My long haul truck driving buddy says they are absolutely wonderful, as long as the roads are clear and the ambient outside temperatures are above freezing. Because the lights do not emit warmth (he says none at all), the freezing rain and snow simply builds up on the headlight reflectors and you spend most of your highway time stopped on the side of the road wiping them off. Fair warning to anyone subject to these conditions.
Similar problem happened in Colorado when they started switching to LED traffic lights. The snow would build up on the lights and bad things happened.
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Man, I could buy a lot of incandescent bulbs for the price of LED.

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lighting-...mCdRoCKzvw_wcB
I hear you Dan. I looked up LED for my HD. $525 for my Ultra. Then if you want the LED light ring around them it's another $115 on top of that. HD stands for High Dollar. and BB stands for Big Bucks
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I have installed an HID setup in two Harleys. It is the ultimate light. Uses less power, brighter, more vision to the side. Kits are available if you have halogen bulbs already. If the kit is real cheap it won't last long though. Phillips kits have good reviews. They make some heat but nowhere near as much as halogen does. You can also get HID light "buckets" for older BB's like my 1980 that accept replaceable halogen bulbs and put HID kits in them. Kits are around $100 for two bulbs, $200 if you have four headlights. A 35 watt HID scene light for a work truck or fire truck puts out more light than a 500 watt halogen bulb.

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We drive about 40% night time. Ordered a set of LED headlights, cheap. I'll update results after install.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...Q0XRBQXN&psc=1
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