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    LED headlight bulbs

    Is there enough Clearance on the Dodge Magnum to put in Led headlight bulbs. I'm talking about the cooling fins ,fans etc. Has anyone done this without any Clearance issues.

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    Depends on manufacturer (there are many); they (LEDs) still do not output anywhere near the OEM luminosity due to significant cooling limitations of trying to make high performance LED elements function when stuffed(!) through a one inch hole in a typical OEM reflector headlight assembly. Factory engineered LED headlight assemblies work because of a combination of passive / active thermal distribution and evacuation utilizing multiple (and larger - more lumens) LED elements. But even they struggle to meet SAE specifications.

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    LED headlight bulbs

    Quote Originally Posted by hd7585 View Post
    Is there enough Clearance on the Dodge Magnum to put in Led headlight bulbs. I'm talking about the cooling fins ,fans etc. Has anyone done this without any Clearance issues.

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    The only company I would try is Diode Dynamics because they engineer and test their bulbs in the OEM housings to ensure that the beam pattern and luminosity are correct for the application. I have not ordered these but I would say they should fit if DD is offering them for our cars. They are not inexpensive but I would not waste my money on cheaper LED bulbs. They have a video that shows their testing facility and certification process and I’ll see if I can find it and post the link here later.


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    Quote Originally Posted by War Eagle View Post
    The only company I would try is Diode Dynamics because they engineer and test their bulbs in the OEM housings to ensure that the beam pattern and luminosity are correct for the application. I have not ordered these but I would say they should fit if DD is offering them for our cars. They are not inexpensive but I would not waste my money on cheaper LED bulbs. They have a video that shows their testing facility and certification process and I’ll see if I can find it and post the link here later.


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    Here’s the video I was thinking of and it’s on their Facebook page.

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    I've been running fanless low beams on my car for close to a year with no issues and they are as bright as the 6000K HID's I took out. I put in a set of LED's for high beams and they are even brighter yet. They were just Ebay ones with high lumen ratings. In MI there's way too much salt to rely on a cheap Chinese fan to not get ate up. The passive loops seem to work well and haven't melted anything and I had the front end totally apart a few weeks ago replacing my broken front fascia.
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    This is a follow up from this thread I started awhile back. I bought some LED bulbs from Amazon High and low beams For about 38 bucks a set. Put them into my stock magnum headlights And I couldn't be happier. They put out much more light then the Silver star halogen bulbs I was using. Here are some pics (low beam)
    A very white light that reflects well on anything That is reflective

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    Quote Originally Posted by hd7585 View Post
    This is a follow up from this thread I started awhile back. I bought some LED bulbs from Amazon High and low beams For about 38 bucks a set. Put them into my stock magnum headlights And I couldn't be happier. They put out much more light then the Silver star halogen bulbs I was using. Here are some pics (low beam)
    A very white light that reflects well on anything That is reflective

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    You have a link for these?

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    9006/HB4 LED Headlight Bulbs Conversion Kit, SEALIGHT S1 Series Low Beam/Fog light bulb 12xCSP Chips - 6000LM 6000K Xenon White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079KCGWLM..._NdDaCbSWP04QA


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    Do these have less draw on the electrical system as well?

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    They draw less than half the amps of halagen bulbs
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    Do these have less draw on the electrical system as well?

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    Those posted above shine better then my HIDs...
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    would you able to closed the endust cap tight or you have leave it out

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    My magnum has no dust caps It never did. Heat sink needs to be exposed to air so They Can cool themselves. They seal very well in the head light socket. Same as the Factory bulbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by hd7585 View Post
    My magnum has no dust caps It never did. Heat sink needs to be exposed to air so They Can cool themselves. They seal very well in the head light socket. Same as the Factory bulbs

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    Do you think these will be OK in an after-market headlight bucket (I know--a bit of a general question). My Magnum came with some weird yellow-ish lenses and I need to swap them out too. My output right now is quite pathetic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino-1 View Post
    Do you think these will be OK in an after-market headlight bucket (I know--a bit of a general question). My Magnum came with some weird yellow-ish lenses and I need to swap them out too. My output right now is quite pathetic...
    As long as the aftermarket headlight isn't total crapp. This light needs to be focused with a quality reflector. If you reflectors look similar to what stock look like Then I think it would work fine

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