Upgrading headlights to LED

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by Katsuranomiya, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Katsuranomiya

    Katsuranomiya Junior Member

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    Ottawa, ON
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius
    Model:
    Three Touring
    I have a 2012 touring. The right bulb went out. I can figure as much that it's a combination purpose for daytime running light and hi-beam. Popped it out and as expected, sylvania 9005 HB3-U 12v60w halogens.

    I can find 9005 LED online but often the wattage indicated is not an exact match.

    I have two questions:
    - Will any 9005 serve as dual purpose, or does it take a special bulb to behave that way.
    - Is 60w the appropriate capacity, or is there some flexibility there, as typically I would expect LED to consume fewer watts for the equivalent lumens of output, and likewise produce less heat per watt.
     
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