LED lights recommendation?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by Mochosla, Feb 27, 2022.

  1. Mochosla

    Mochosla Junior Member

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    Hello everyone. I have a 2011 Prius with 153K miles. Aside from the fact that it burns some oil, the car runs great. I do have an issue with the low beams burning out within ~6 months. I want to replace them with LEDs but wanted to hear what you guys have done to fix the issue with bulbs burning out quickly, or what LES lights you have replaced them with.

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    I cannot recommend a good set of LEDs because I still have the original H 11’s. (They have been replaced) There is either a TSB or a recall where the dealer reprogrammed the BCM to dim the bulbs slightly so they do not burn out as often. I cannot recall the TSB number though maybe somebody else can help?
     
  3. HappyTrailsInReno

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    I'm not aware of a TSB when I researched mine before purchasing (3rd owner of a 2013 Prius M4).
    I went to Amazon and picked SeaLight (after reading MANY pages of other choices).
    Sealight H8/H9/H11/H16 X1 Xenower for the low beams, quite pleased; can't vouch for longevity yet (they have a "dongle" that you can either lash up or not; mine are "floating" currently w/o issues).
    Their Sealight 9005/HB3 S2 (high beams) has a fan attached to it on the back and has no dongle and OMG are they bright.
    Either are ~$60/pr, so pricey compared to a standard halogen.
    Just a suggestion, there are a bazillion choices. The light pattern for the low beams matches open bulb halogen for me and seems "brighter" than the yellow stock. YMMV.
     
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    I like Lasfit LEDs. They have been great and so has the customer service. My father has the LA Plus bulbs in the projector low beams in his v wagon. They are okay in the projector lens, but not great. They are at equal or a little bit brighter than halogen. In the reflectors type lens, no problem. They are very bright. When my halogens in mine burn out, I will actually be installing the LS Plus bulbs. They are about twice as much as the LA Plus, but they did an install video on a Tacoma with projector low beams. Results were amazing. They were crazy bright. Also, Amazon has a little better pricing than directly through Lasfit website.
     
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    $60 a pair is pretty close to the halogens price. For a pair of Sylvania halogens Silver Star Ultras, it was $59 or $69 last time I checked (which was about 4 months ago).

    I have read some good things about Sealight headlights, but never have tried them. I did like their reverse lights I had in my F-150 a while back. Are you able to post a picture of what they look like at night?
     
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    What is the light output (Lumens) of the OEM bulbs, and aren't these much brighter? Doesn't NHTSA specify a maximum light output for vehicles used on public roads?
     
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    I "swear" that I had a couple of photos on my phone, but alas, not. I'd say just run with it and return to the big "A" if you're not happy. Like I mentioned, there are a bazillion options. I haven't tried the LasFit that another mentioned. The projector H11's still have a cut-off point to help with not blinding other drivers. In my mind, brighter/whiter is better on the "down-low" :)
     
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