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Old 03-07-2017, 02:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anybody use LED headlights on 2nd Gen Insight?

If you have used LED replacement headlight bulbs on a second generation insight please post your experience. Please include specific brand of LED bulbs used and price if you remember. Thanks! Im looking to upgrade.
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Old 03-09-2017, 05:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There's a few threads on LED headlights on Gen 2s:

https://www.insightcentral.net/forums...eadlights.html

https://www.insightcentral.net/forums...og-lights.html

https://www.insightcentral.net/forums...l-brights.html

Personally, I've been using these as low beams for 11 months now with no issue:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VNBDWPK/

They have fans though, so there is a faint hum they're on. LEDs as brights/DRLs are a little tricky because they can throw error messages on the dash. There's some good discussion & links about this issue in the first thread linked above.

Here's a shot of my OPT7 LEDs on with a pair of Optilux XY Extreme Yellow Halogen bulbs activated as brights.



I'm really happy with my lighting setup. No one has flashed me either.
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There's a few threads on LED headlights on Gen 2s:

https://www.insightcentral.net/forums...eadlights.html

https://www.insightcentral.net/forums...og-lights.html

https://www.insightcentral.net/forums...l-brights.html

Personally, I've been using these as low beams for 11 months now with no issue:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VNBDWPK/

They have fans though, so there is a faint hum they're on. LEDs as brights/DRLs are a little tricky because they can throw error messages on the dash. There's some good discussion & links about this issue in the first thread linked above.

Here's a shot of my OPT7 LEDs on with a pair of Optilux XY Extreme Yellow Halogen bulbs activated as brights.



I'm really happy with my lighting setup. No one has flashed me either.
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The first thread above has my solution and a video of the final setup. No flicker, all LED. Had to jump through some hoops to get rid of the DRL warning.
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Morimoto h11 leds from theretrofitsource.com .
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Maybe this would help;

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/he...a/insight/2012
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HID's are better since the car doesn't have reflectors but instead projectors.

but you do you also anyone know a LED for the high beam that works with DRL system to not have a code? pls share
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HID's are better since the car doesn't have reflectors but instead projectors.

but you do you also anyone know a LED for the high beam that works with DRL system to not have a code? pls share
I had to install a Anti flicker harness:
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Long time lurker, first time poster. I bought these "CougarMotor" LED headlights from Amazon, which are 4.3 stars, but Fakespot grade = C:
I guess I need more posts before I can post links, but I got the "CougarMotor LED Headlight Bulbs All-in-One Conversion Kit - H11 (H8, H9) -7,200Lm 6000K Cool White CREE - 3 Year Warranty."

They were super easy to install. Some users mention the fan noise can be heard when the engine is stopped, but I could not hear it. These made a HUUUUGE difference in nighttime visibility, but my stock halogens were pretty old. Even though Fakespot grade = C, they come with a 3 year warranty and were only $44 + tax. Some users complain of them failing somewhere around the 6 month point, but I'm taking my chances. I wish I would have upgraded much earlier. I also replaced my side marker lights, parking lights, tag lights, and cargo light. Next is the rest of the interior lights.
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