1. Jonny Zero

    Jonny Zero Giggidy

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    I know that the 2nd gen's HID lamps were known for low reliability.

    Does anyone here have an actual (or heard of) failures of LED headlights used since 2010 MY?
     
  2. a priori

    a priori Canonus Curiosus

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    Good question. I was a bit apprehensive about the HIDs in my 2007, but they gave me no problems for the years I had the car. I'm 40 months with the 2010 and no problems with the LEDs.
     
  3. TsKarma

    TsKarma Junior Member

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    I am the second owner, and the odo is almost at 80k. No problems with the LEDs (as far as I know).
     
  4. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Senior Member

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    Good to know. Our 2010 Canadian Touring model has the LED headlights. We've just passed uh... 27000 km's, LOL. No problems.
     
  5. Paradox

    Paradox Prius Enthusiast / Moderator
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    No problems with the 2010 I had nor the current 2012 I own
     
  6. Jonny Zero

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    Good to know.

    At least on some Cadillacs, HIDs are standard and LEDs were upgrades. I don't think light output is the "upgrade" I am hoping reliability is.
     
  7. a priori

    a priori Canonus Curiosus

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    Reliability, yes. How about cost?
     
  8. Jonny Zero

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    No idea how the system cost compares.
    I would put my LEDs above halogen, about the same as reflector HIDs (old Maxima, Acura TL), but still below that of a good set of projector HIDs (BMW, Audis)
     
  9. JasonB

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    just passed the 3 year mark, 55,000miles and no problems. :)
     
  10. stream

    stream Senior Member

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    3+ years, 35K+ miles, no issues.
     
  11. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Senior Member

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    One thing: the manual tells owners with LED headlights needing replacement to take it to the dealer, no DIY instruction.