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Hey Guys! First post here.
I actually have installed LED lights in the stock reflector housing of my 2013 Impala. It was the best decision I have ever made for this car, maybe next to installing a CAI.
Everything I used was purchased on Amazon, all for less than $100 for Low and High beams. All I needed was 2 sets of lights.
For Low beams, I used Katana H11 bulbs. The cutoff is flawless. Really, it's perfectly straight across. The LEDs are arranged in a way where they mimic the placement of the filament from the halogens, and the light is so clean. I bought my low beams first, and these have huge electrical components between the bulb and fan and the plug, and I knew i would never be able to tuck all this behind the dust cover for the high beams. The high beams cavity is much smaller, so I went on the hunt for a much smaller but still great headlight for the high beams. A 4 sided LED bulb was the best way to go!
For the High beams, I went with Mdatt H9 bulbs. They are 4 sided, and in the uncovered reflector of the high beam, the 4 sided design does a great job eliminating hotspots. With the high beams on, I have full illumination of everything in front of me, as far as the eye can see. It spreads far across the entire roadway, with no spots on the sides of the roads left uncovered. I have never been in a car with headlights as nice as this setup that I have. I have hit many deer, and feel very safe with this setup.
The best part is that I have no worries about being pulled over for blinding people! The cutoff is very clean and crisp. With over 5000 miles of night time driving using this setup in the past year, I have only gotten flashed once by an oncoming driver. He stopped quickly after I flashed back, lol. The high beams are just dummy bright. Friends laugh when they get in and everything is pure white.
If you guys want help getting it all set up, it's simple. I was able to use the stock dust covers, and all the wires and electrical components tucked in nicely, and never overheating.
Best of luck to you all!!