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    Quote Originally Posted by asian_xl View Post
    typo, I tried to write LED, not HID.

    https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm...cket=19#detail
    so just bulb swap?

    No igniters or ballasts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90210 View Post
    looks great

    What a steal

    $150 for hid here (low beam)
    There are plenty of cheap hid and led kits, probably in the $20-30 range.

    How good or reliable or safe they are are the issue though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    There are plenty of cheap hid and led kits, probably in the $20-30 range.

    How good or reliable or safe they are are the issue though.
    Gotcha

    Yeah I don’t need ones that will burn the harness

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    There are plenty of cheap hid and led kits, probably in the $20-30 range.
    How good or reliable or safe they are are the issue though.
    I've tried the cheap $30 sets and found them to be garbage.
    The light output is shit, reliability of balasts is crap, the lightbulbs bases crack.
    Seem at around $50-$60 a set the quality shoots up to the good level and several of my e-bay sets lasted good 3-4 years before I had to replace bulbs and 5-6 for balasts.
    This is experience over several personal cars and friends.
    HID bulbs after about 3(ish) years begin to get dimmer rather then but out and require replacement even though they still output light but there is a noticeable difference wen you pot new $15 bulb set.

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    I just ordered this today. The $20 one isn't great afterward.
    https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm..._u=okhpl0k03a1
    $63 a pair LED...

    I will do some review afterward

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    $20 LED Low beam, $5 LED city light

    Foglight: left is stock, right is LED yellow foglight


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    Quote Originally Posted by asian_xl View Post
    I just ordered this today. The $20 one isn't great afterward.
    https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm..._u=okhpl0k03a1
    $63 a pair LED...

    I will do some review afterward
    May I know which LED Chips are the $20 versions? The $63 ones are apparently using CSP chips and being 360deg and 4 sided, i believe its much brighter than the 2 sided CSP chips I'm using. Having used both COB & CSP chips, the CSP offers a brighter light & further distance on the road. Now i'm contemplating to change to XHP50 or XHP70 chips which are among the brightest LEDs in the market. Thanks for sharing

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    That looks beautiful


    No ghetto loser large orange reflector in headlights like we have

    Quote Originally Posted by asian_xl View Post
    $20 LED Low beam, $5 LED city light

    Foglight: left is stock, right is LED yellow foglight


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    Tried the $20 Chinese LED headlights (left) and it seems not much different from the stock Halogen + projector. So I bought this $65 kit (right) that says the LED are from Samsung, 360deg, and 32W, better design bla bla bla



    I get to say it is so much better, it is 5000k and the brightness is close to the Toyota LED headlights on my Alphard. Good that my Mazda 5 has power adjustable headlight from the dash, so it won't blind the other drivers




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