Gen 1 Prius Headlight bulb upgrade LED conversion kit

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  1. lovemy02prius

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    Gen 1 Prius Headlight bulb upgrade LED conversion kit

    I’m done driving to the light of 2 candle!

    Hi everyone, can you please share any suggestions for the best LED conversion kits for headlights on a Gen 1 Prius. I have a 2002 and I’m restoring the headlight lenses today so that should help. My headlights were providing about as much light as a candle. I’m in Michigan with lots of ruff weather, and drivers lol, so that’s not acceptable.


    For now id like to replace the oem halogens with LED Kit for twice the lighting brightness but not so much to blind other drivers.

    Basically I need lighting equivalent to a 2020 vehicle.

    I see threads on Gen 2,3,4 etc but no up to date threads on Gen 1 I need links to the kits your suggesting so I can compare & buy! Here's the only clear resource I can locate from 2019 but I'm not sure these options are compatible with my Gen 1 Toyota Prius. The 4 Brightest H4 Bulbs – Best 9003, HB2 Headlight Reviews 2019

    Thank you in advance for your input, links & experience!

    Ps oh I restored headlight lenses today using the typical repeated sanding coating polishing method but probably won’t last 6 mon so may try and replace lenses “eventually” if I find cheap) In the meantime the restored lenses help contribute to my quest for twice light.

    One more thing I heard there’s a clear film protector recently available you can use to cover the lenses and prolong the clean CLEAR polished look of the lens.. anyone familiar or tried it?

    Michelle
     
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    Here’s the oem halogen bulbs currently in my car.

    9004 Wagner
    Specifications:
    • Application: High/Low Beam
    • Construction: Dual Filament
    • Installation: Direct Replacement
    • Quantity: Sold Individually
    • Style: 9004
    • Temperature Rating: 2900 Kelvin
    • Type: HB1
    • Volts: 12.8/12.8p
    • Watts: 65/45
    • Gas Type: Halogen
    • Amps: 5.08/3.52
    • Candlepower: 95/56
     
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    I've used the clear film protector cut to size on a different car and lens stayed crystal clear, recommended with 3M adhesive
     
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    Hey there! Cool! Can you please share the link so I can get the same one? do I buy the 3M adhesive separately? which one did you get exactly? did you have to cut it to the shape you needed? Thanks so much!!!
     
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    Here's a link with some specs and a link to a spot to buy but not sure how up to date or accurate it is. I was thinking of buying mine on amazon. Also I need lights that cut though darkness, snow, rain, haze etc lol I live in Michigan so we get plenty of challenging weather all year long.

    Lighting | PriusChat
     
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