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 Posted: Nov 5, 2019 03:05PM
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Try this Link to my headlight picture.

These headlights are basically plug and play too. You do have to cut / trim the inner floating bucket a little because the heatsink is more rectangle. Mine was easy peasy because it is plastic. The older buckets are metal. A dremel did the work in a couple of minutes. For the Daytime Running Lights, you need to find the keyed spade on the fuse block - top right and run the wire. Just adjust your aim at night against a wall and drive.

This is one of the best upgrades to my mini. Still lovin' them.

 Posted: Oct 28, 2019 04:27PM
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I am using LED headlights and also replacement LED bulbs on all the rest of the lighting.. they are bright, but have a good cutoff, top and sides..  they are plug and play, although mine also have an outer ring that I have hooked up as Daytime running lights, something required for all cars here..  Lot's of selection as the Jeep guys use them..


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 Posted: Oct 28, 2019 10:11AM
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If the LED replacements use the same type of beam pattern as the sealed beams, with just a better light output, then maybe I'd be interested in upgrading. That said, I recently rented a new Corolla with the thin LED headlights, and I was very underwhelmed. They had such a sharp cutoff at the top of the beam, that it was like shining headlights under a partly open garage door. There was absolutely no bleed-over, just light at the bottom,  darkness above. It was really disconcerting to not be able to see anything above the cutoff line. Honestly, I felt like they might have been defective. I wouldn't want to drive very far in the dark with those.

 Posted: Oct 26, 2019 04:20AM
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I will try take some pictures and try to post.If you are interested in seeing the light bulbs before I get to do my thing. Type in ebay "DOT approved 7 LED headlight" and start from the highest price and work backwards you'll see the light. They aren't the bug lights with the many LEDs. In the middle of the headlight is a 1 1/4 light that goes across the inside of the bulb. There is a red jeep in the sellers page. The seller shows pictures of the headlight working in a parking lot garage. It is very similar to the new Jeep Rubicon LED headlight except costs 80% less. Really a great light. I enjoy driving at night again.

 Posted: Oct 25, 2019 01:23PM
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I run the Morimoto LED H4 replacements in my standard Wipacs. They work as they should brighter, whiter, lower draw, and not blinding to oncoming drivers. Expensive but pretty simple plug and play. //www.morimotohid.com/led-bulbs.html

 

 

 Posted: Oct 25, 2019 06:57AM
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My search has ended. I've found a LED headlight that I'm extremely happy with. Looks similar to the new Rubicon Jeep LED. It lights the road way better than the Wipac halogens and doesn't wash out with out coming traffic. Has a definitive cutoff line that doesn't blind on coming cars. Now I feel comfortable driving at night which before I would avoid. I'm very Very VERY happy with these LED headlights.
Pictures or links?

 Posted: Oct 24, 2019 05:55PM
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My search has ended. I've found a LED headlight that I'm extremely happy with. Looks similar to the new Rubicon Jeep LED. It lights the road way better than the Wipac halogens and doesn't wash out with out coming traffic. Has a definitive cutoff line that doesn't blind on coming cars. Now I feel comfortable driving at night which before I would avoid. I'm very Very VERY happy with these LED headlights.

 Posted: Aug 18, 2019 01:24PM
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[url=https://ibb.co/FnbCLpy][/url] my led headlights and aux led lights on I need to adjust them but they put out a lot of light I had the wipac lights before the led's and huge different in light output [url=https://imgbb.com/][/url] the led aux lights with wipac head lights

 Posted: Aug 16, 2019 12:41PM
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LED headlamps shoud be illegal - hideously offensive to drive towards, and damaging to the eyes too.  Medical professionals are not allowed to use LED pencil torches to check pupil response for a damn good reason.

I find I can see better with halogens anyway due to more 'splash' around the edges of the beam pattern.

LEDs and modern lamps have a much more distinct cutoff and I find that there is a harsh light/dark boundary which leaves you feeling blind.

 Posted: Aug 16, 2019 09:49AM
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LEDs have come along way. Curious if they are there yet to convert.  Those of you that switched bulbs can voice their findings.
I am. Using the VC3500 kit from Vintage Car LEDs. Had them for about a year on the car. Quite a bit brighter than the stock incandescents they replaced. The coloring is much cooler on the color spectrum than the incandescents - so they aren't going to look as "original" when they are on - but look relatively stock otherwise when they are off.

https://vintagecarleds.com/shop/7-inch/vc3500-classic-kit/
How easy were they to install? I have a 1972 Canadian-spec Mark III Mini...

Adam

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 Posted: Dec 6, 2018 02:33PM
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I  have the wipac halogens. I think you will be disappointed with halogens. A flashlight is brighter than the Lucas Standard headlight.

Curious about Morimota  or the trucklight  brands.
The only reason I haven't changed to LEDs is that I'm so satisfied with my WIPAC halogens.  They have a really good lens and reflector and you can use any H4 bulb. And they are super bright especially when aimed correctly.

 Posted: Dec 6, 2018 09:57AM
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Check out steveston motor Co I got 7" leds for mini  they are fabulous. Also they are halo amber or white.

 Posted: Dec 6, 2018 09:54AM
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I  have the wipac halogens. I think you will be disappointed with halogens. A flashlight is brighter than the Lucas Standard headlight.

Curious about Morimota  or the trucklight  brands.

 Posted: Dec 6, 2018 09:29AM
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That is certainly a lot brighter than the standard Lucas beam. I have been tempted to get one of these P700 replica sets, but was wondering how they would compare to the Led system
https://www.ebay.com/itm/7-P700-Tripod-H4-Conversion-Halogen-Headlamp-Headlight-Pair-CLASSIC-CARS/172032463841?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 

 Posted: Dec 6, 2018 07:11AM
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Here's a comparison - LED bulb on the left... standard on the right. This was before aiming them as well. 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/shepsgarage/albums/72157691552729164

*used to be 'nynone4' here on the board but can't seem to get back into that account Embarassed

 Posted: Dec 6, 2018 07:09AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 6464
LEDs have come along way. Curious if they are there yet to convert.  Those of you that switched bulbs can voice their findings.
I am. Using the VC3500 kit from Vintage Car LEDs. Had them for about a year on the car. Quite a bit brighter than the stock incandescents they replaced. The coloring is much cooler on the color spectrum than the incandescents - so they aren't going to look as "original" when they are on - but look relatively stock otherwise when they are off.

https://vintagecarleds.com/shop/7-inch/vc3500-classic-kit/

*used to be 'nynone4' here on the board but can't seem to get back into that account Embarassed

 Posted: Dec 6, 2018 04:36AM
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LEDs have come along way. Curious if they are there yet to convert.  Those of you that switched bulbs can voice their findings.