H11 Led Headlight conversion kit (low beam)

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  1. Nakamoto

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    Greetings,

    I observed vast improvement on the latest generation of LED replacement kit for Halogen projector.

    So after years of sitting on the fence... I thought this is the time to finally replace my low beam halogen with LEDs replacement bulbs

    I have done a fair bit of research - these quality LED conversion kits maintain OE beam patterns and cut-off. they do not emit glare and blind on-coming traffic. They also produce brighter, and usable light on the roads while providing at least equivalent throw as OE halogen

    But I can't quite make up my mind which make and model to get:

    JDM ASTAR 8TH Gen. H11 LED Headlight Conversion Kit
    JDM ASTAR Auto LED Bulbs,LED Headlight,Fog Lamps & Turn Signal Brake Tail Light

    GTR LIGHTING GEN 3 ULTRA SERIES LED HEADLIGHT BULB LED.BUL.GEN3.H11
    GTR Lighting GEN 3 Ultra Series LED Headlight Bulbs - H8 / H9 / H11 - GTR Lighting

    Provision X8 PRO LED - appears to be a clone of JDM ASTAR 8th Gen
    LED Headlight Kits - High Quality Philips and CREE LED's. Call us on 1300 775 359 for Professional Advice Today!.

    Provision ATOM PRO LED
    LED Headlight Kits - High Quality Philips and CREE LED's. Call us on 1300 775 359 for Professional Advice Today!.

    Low Beam G7S LED Conversion Kit (H11) by Lumen
    LumenĀ® - Toyota Prius 2013 G7S LED Headlight Conversion Kit

    FluxBeam X LED Headlights
    FluxBeam LED Headlights - OPT7

    I'd appreciate any owner's input and review - I'm especially interested in durability and reliability info

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Interested as well, the oem halogons are woefully inadequate compared to the xenons in my BMW's and Porsches. I feel like I'm driving around in the dark with the headlights on.
     
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    I concluded GTR LIGHTING GEN 3 ULTRA is the best conversion kit that is available on the market

    It has the best beam pattern and properly cut off without glare

    It comes with no questions asked lifetime warranty - the problem now is that I don't know how well would it fit on the G3 Prius - I can't buy it and return it if it doesn't fit properly as I'm based in Melbourne, Australia

    Also FluxBeam X LED Headlights should be removed from the list as it is flagged as a dodgy retailer
     
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    I would avoid every kit with a cooling fan, because of the dirt buildup on the vanes. As far as I read, the best cooling is provided with a copper belt, attached at the end of the bulb. I bought a cheap kit from Aliexpress to test if the LEDs can illuminate the road at all (I didn't believe that it would at all...). They light up the road ok, but only if they're not mixed with any other light, for example street lights or other car's halogen headlights. In my opinion cheap 4300K HID kit would be better than expensive LEDs.
    I'll attach how my cheap Chinese LEDs perform. You can check the topic at Toyotanation about the test of the HIDs vs LEDs here, there are a lot of photos.
     

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    Which cheap HID kit did you buy? I saw a link somewhere for a Prius kit and it was 150 bucks, last I checked these cheap kits were 30-40 bucks.
     
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    Don't search specially for Prius, low beams are regular H11 bulbs. I bought this one, when I purchased it in April this year, it was $21 incl. shipping.
     
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    You really don't want to use cheap and dangerous led conversion kits. They generate incorrect beam pattern and cause glare to incoming traffic

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
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    Which of the ones on your list (if any) have an actual record of satisfying the regulatory agency (here in US it would be DOT) to confirm the above claims, and which ones do not have the agency seal, or have it with a bogus registration number or one belonging to a different product, or have tiny language somewhere saying "off road use only" ?

    That's one way I would begin making up my mind.

    -Chap
     
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    GTR LIGHTING GEN 3 ULTRA is actually an OEM of Philips X-treme Ultinon LED that is marketed as a H11 fog light with lower lumen of 840. While the GTR has 1800 lumen output. The two LEDs are identical but only the Philips branded one is DOT certified.

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    21 shipped is stupid cheap but that looks like a LED kit not HID xenon. How do you like the kit? Was it hard to install? Do you have one beam sometimes not come on and you have to turn off the headlights and refire?
     
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    I cannot agree with that. Prius 3 with halogen headlights has projector type (with lenses) low beams. Between the lens and the reflector, there is a metal plate (it's called cutoff shield), that protects against glare to incoming traffic. Thanks to this plate, every projector type headlight makes that straight line on the top of the illuminated area (for example when the car is against a wall). When the cutoff shield is in a correct position (when nobody has disassembled the headlight) and the headlight is adjusted properly, it cannot blind the traffic.
    I'll attach some photos of the upper straight line on a wall and the cutoff shield of an old HID headlight.

    Yup, these are LEDs, I meant that a HID kit would be better option in my opinion. They illuminate the road fine UNLESS there is another light source - street lights or other cars with halogen headlights around you.
    The installation is like if you're changing the regular bulbs. I used zip ties to attach the modules (they're very small) to the original wiring, the LEDs come with H11 sockets and the installation is no more than plug and play procedure for 10 minutes for the both headlights.
    They "fire up" immediately after the switch is turned on (not like the HIDs). They don't blink, start every time, work as they should. I haven't had any problems so far.
     

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    the sharpness and geometry of that pattern still depend on how well the light source duplicates the dimensions and geometry of the H11 halogen filament and locates it precisely with respect to the focus of the ellipsoidal reflector. Some LED "retrofit" bulbs come a lot closer than others. You can see in the picture of the GTR 3 ULTRA how hard they have tried, with the 3 small LED chips in a line right where the filament would be. Some others have bigger LED chips or a layout where some of the chips are further away from the focus of the reflector.

    Even the GTR 3 ULTRA won't quite emit light like the halogen filament, which emits in all directions; that's what the reflector, shield, and lens were designed for. The best they can do by lining up LEDs is approximate that. The DOT testing standards will tell if the approximation was good enough. If Philips got DOT approval for their design, that's excellent news.

    -Chap
     
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    I have this one installed on my 2013 prius its really bright & white and the lighting is like new bmw
     

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    Hi Nakamato,

    It had been over year since you post about this.

    I was wonder if you purchased GTR LIGHTING GEN 3 ULTRA SERIES LED HEADLIGHT BULB LED.BUL.GEN3.H11, as you stated.

    If you did, can you give some update.

    I'm looking to update my headlight from halogen to HID( passenger side keep turning off) to possible LED.
     
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