Big thanks to Instagram user @ntrandai19 for this video showing the process of HID lights warming up. This process usually takes about 15-30 seconds and is a normal part of the lights coming on and settling in.
It's a cold, snowy day out there for us (and probably for many of you as well), and we all know that when the winter weather arrives then your visibility suffers while driving. To help shine some light on better options for safer driving, we have a great review written up about how we recently installed our H11 Xtreme LED PRO Headlight Kit in our brand new 2018 Toyota 4Runner.
We have another great 2017 Toyota 4Runner LED DIY Review on the site that covers this type of installation in more depth, so we focused instead on some tips and tricks for the installation and on seeing how the LEDs measure up against the stock headlights.
See below for some comparison images showing the beam pattern and LUX ratings for the stock H11 halogens and the H11 Xtreme LED PRO Kit:
And here's a great frontal shot of the final results:
We had a visitor to our shop today, a 2016 Ram 1500, that ended up leaving with some brand new LED Low Beams and Fog Lights. We took the opportunity to take a few pictures so we could show off how great everything looked:
We liked the pictures so much that we strung them together for you - click on the link below to watch the whole thing on our Facebook page:
Notes: This Ram came from the factory with the passenger side aimed a bit lower than the driver's side, and check out how nicely that beam pattern from the LEDs matches the halogens, even in a Reflector-type housing.
Happy Friday! We talk a lot about Forward Lighting here, but did you know you can also get some stylish upgrades for your interior and exterior lighting as well? Our Xtreme LED 194/T10 Bulbs are made from ceramic, so they don't heat up as much as others do, and their crisp white 5500K light can really brighten up your drive.
194s are often used for interior lights, like Map and Dome lights, and can also be found in License Plate fixtures, Trunk Lights, and more. Take a look at our Vehicle Lighting Guide to see where you can use 194s in your lighting setup to shine a little bit brighter.
I see your post showing bright blue/white headlights. I have been considering buying a light bar as a means of self defense against drivers who use lights like yours. Maybe roadrage will fix your truck headlights someday ... Just how far do you expect to see at night?