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Thank you so much for the quick reply and the information.

I see the LED bulbs you purchased are a little different than the ones the OP has.

How do they work for you? Is the light spread nice? Is the visibility at night much improved?

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I really like them. I absolutely love the bright white color, and the spread of light. Just make sure they are aimed correctly so you don't blind any oncoming drivers.

Here's a picture of my headlights from about a year ago on a dark-ish road at night. Please note, my fog lamps (LEDs) are also turned on in this picture.

Hope this helps!
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LED low beams, take two...

I pulled the low beam set and sent them back to Superbrightleds, who promptly refunded me on them. So they get an A+ for effort and good customer service.

I have ordered a set from a different company, BPS Lighting in Canada. They make a Perfect Fit series that mimic the size and shape of halogens, which looks like a winner to me, given the tight confines of our headlamps. I just ordered them today, so they won't be here until next week. Screenshot teaser pic in the meantime..
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Hopefully I am not jumping the gun on this... BPS emailed me this morning to confirm vehicle information to be sure I was getting the correct bulb. Shipping/delivery was originally anticipated for around next Friday or so. BPS shipped the bulbs today and DHL is indicating I will have them on this Friday, the 14th, by end of day. Two days from Canada, shipped free no less, is awesome. I don't need them this quickly, but hell yeah! Hopefully I will have some real pics and impressions this weekend. Stay tuned. I am hoping I found a good fitting bulb that is as bright as claimed and lights up the road well while not being a distraction.
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The bulbs arrived yesterday afternoon. I can't believe they came overnight from Canada to Missouri for free. Hat's off to the shipper and DHL. Install and review this weekend for sure.
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Here we go...
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Fit was tighter than I anticipated... you have to twist the bulb in part of the way, and then finagle the harness into position and lock it in. Then you can finish twisting the bulb into place in the headlamp. Dust covers went back on with no issues. So while the fit wasn't as perfect as I thought, these particular bulbs fit into the factory headlamps with no issues. Next pictures and impressions will come when I can drive it at night. So far, so good.
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Finally! Something that will actually fit without a bunch of drama.


If the light beam is tight and the throw is good, I'm on board for a set of these.

What is the UPC or P/N for the kit you bought?


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Finally! Something that will actually fit without a bunch of drama.


If the light beam is tight and the throw is good, I'm on board for a set of these.

What is the UPC or P/N for the kit you bought?

Here is an auction number for Ebay... 113738985090

If that doesn't work, just Ebay search BPS lighting and you'll see the auction come up for H11 bulbs. They also have a website, www.bpslighting.com

I will get evening pics tomorrow night since I won't be done work until between 8 and 830. I went to Sonic last night at dusk so I couldn't really tell how good they were. So far what I can say is that while the base is not adjustable, these will be clocked at the 3 and 9 positions in the housing. They did fit well, with the only exception being that you have to finagle the harness into place in the middle of twisting the bulb in place, if that makes any sense. Pics and more review after tomorrow night.
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Some pics... 1st one is dusk, no foglights. 2nd one is dusk, both low beams and foglights, the last 2 are almost dark, both fogs and lows. I like them.
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Some pics... 1st one is dusk, no foglights. 2nd one is dusk, both low beams and foglights, the last 2 are almost dark, both fogs and lows. I like them.

How about taking a pic of the low beam cutoff pattern when you get a chance? I always find a shot of the pattern shown on a wall from about 20 feet to be most telling when it comes to headlight conversions.


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How about taking a pic of the low beam cutoff pattern when you get a chance? I always find a shot of the pattern shown on a wall from about 20 feet to be most telling when it comes to headlight conversions.

5 feet or so from the garage door...
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I am now returning the 2nd pair of H11 bulbs I got from Super Bright LEDs. The static in the FM radio is getting on my nerves. I need FM radio because I need severe weather alerts... pesky tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings are always a good thing. While I do find myself streaming you tube or playing the iPod more than radio, when I see the clouds turning angry grey, shit's about to get real!

I noticed the additional static after installing the bulbs but couldn't add one plus one there. It was after I pulled the lowbeams and sent them back, with the stock halogens back in place, that I noticed the static with the fogs. I turned them on while listening to the radio and the static was bad. So once I am refunded for these bulbs, I am going to order another set from BPS and pop them in. Hopefully these pics and my opinion will help someone who might be contemplating going LED. Two other things worth mentioning... I have not once yet been flashed for glare and I have noticed that the LEDs do not flicker when the stereo system is cranking. This is most likely because the LEDs draw less current. Again, I am no expert on LED lighting and car headlamps, but I thought it was worth mentioning.

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I am now returning the 2nd pair of H11 bulbs I got from Super Bright LEDs. The static in the FM radio is getting on my nerves. I need FM radio because I need severe weather alerts... pesky tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings are always a good thing. While I do find myself streaming you tube or playing the iPod more than radio, when I see the clouds turning angry grey, shit's about to get real!

I noticed the additional static after installing the bulbs but couldn't add one plus one there. It was after I pulled the lowbeams and sent them back, with the stock halogens back in place, that I noticed the static with the fogs. I turned them on while listening to the radio and the static was bad. So once I am refunded for these bulbs, I am going to order another set from BPS and pop them in. Hopefully these pics and my opinion will help someone who might be contemplating going LED. Two other things worth mentioning... I have not once yet been flashed for glare and I have noticed that the LEDs do not flicker when the stereo system is cranking. This is most likely because the LEDs draw less current. Again, I am no expert on LED lighting and car headlamps, but I thought it was worth mentioning.

I'm sold! Just ordered 3 pair.


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for about $50 per kit.

Not the fastest shipping, but I'm not in a rush to get them, and I had some Amazon Prime points to apply, which further sweetened the deal.

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I'm sold! Just ordered 3 pair.

Sweet! Please post your opinion on them. I boxed and sent the fogs back yesterday. Gonna order from BPS once I am refunded.

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