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I am on the fence on which kit to buy,
the DDM Tuning Premium Kit: https://amzn.to/2MRepPw
review Sep 23, 2018: https://www.bulbfacts.com/hid-kits/reviews/


or the Hikari Ultra LED https://www.amazon.com/HIKARI-Headlight-Conversion-Lumileds-Warranty/dp/B077B7GJ5J

https://www.bulbfacts.com/led-kits/reviews/hikari-ultra-led-kit-review.html

▲The HIKARI Ultra series was first included in the list of Texas Transit Authority procurement program in Sept 2018. Best led headlight bulbs on the market.

Review 11/12/18

and now bulbfacts is saying the NEW #1 (for reflectors): See the even brighter kit tested now, Nineo II LED: https://amzn.to/2Emr74Q

Chart for HID Kits tested: https://www.bulbfacts.com/hid-kits/chart/

The Hikari is made for reflector headlights and the DDM tuner model is not.
 

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I am on the fence on which kit to buy,
the DDM Tuning Premium Kit: https://amzn.to/2MRepPw
review Sep 23, 2018: https://www.bulbfacts.com/hid-kits/reviews/


or the Hikari Ultra LED https://www.amazon.com/HIKARI-Headlight-Conversion-Lumileds-Warranty/dp/B077B7GJ5J

https://www.bulbfacts.com/led-kits/reviews/hikari-ultra-led-kit-review.html

▲The HIKARI Ultra series was first included in the list of Texas Transit Authority procurement program in Sept 2018. Best led headlight bulbs on the market.

Review 11/12/18

and now bulbfacts is saying the NEW #1 (for reflectors): See the even brighter kit tested now, Nineo II LED: https://amzn.to/2Emr74Q

Chart for HID Kits tested: https://www.bulbfacts.com/hid-kits/chart/

The Hikari is made for reflector headlights and the DDM tuner model is not.
No experience with either. But, HID will put out better beams for distance projection. An area where a lot of LEDs lack, my cheap $30 Lasfits included. The Hikaris have gotten great reviews though, so they might be worth a look. Not sure about Hikari, but Lasfit will refund you within 45 days if you aren't satisfied.

That being said, if you go HID, I would opt for the DDM Ultra series for $80. The ballasts seem more well built, and seem to be OEM wiring friendly. I would recommend 4500k or 5500k, depending on personal preference.

Either route you choose, aim your headlights properly afterwards!! Some have said with HIDs you must lower your beams, but after my LEDs I had to raise mine a bit.
 

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I am on the fence on which kit to buy,
the DDM Tuning Premium Kit:
review Sep 23, 2018:

or the Hikari Ultra LED

▲The HIKARI Ultra series was first included in the list of Texas Transit Authority procurement program in Sept 2018. Best led headlight bulbs on the market.



and now bulbfacts is saying the NEW #1 (for reflectors): See the even brighter kit tested now, Nineo II LED:


The Hikari is made for reflector headlights and the DDM tuner model is not.
Just finished replacing my 6.5 years old HID(Nightvision) with the DDM Plus ($60) set, results are fantastic, I'm very satisfied with the light output, although I am a bit concerned about blinding incoming cars, may lower my lights a bit.
 

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Got another set of cheap €16 LED headlights (see https://www.insightcentral.net/forums/honda-insight-forum-2nd-gen-discussion/99225-what-did-you-do-your-g2-insight-today.html#post1418741).
Long story short - better than the other cheap set, to the point that they are a slight improvement on halogens. But nowhere near as good as HIDs.

So, there is no such thing as a super cheap and powerful LED headlight yet, at least I haven't found it.
My brother-in-law has a set of neat H4's in his motorbike, I thought these were of the same make but they are obviously not of the same brightness. At 15% of the cost... no free lunch!
 

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Did you install the xenondepot LED bulbs in in Gen 1 insight? If yes what is your opinion. I am in need of new headlight bulbs and am considering trying LED's.


I did install xenondepot leds in my Gen 1, but not the same ones I originally used in the '96 Accord; that one had separate hi and low beam bulbs. I used their own brand bulbs in the Gen 1, something like $125 per pair. Not their higher priced Philips bulbs.

Xenondepot is now selling one generation more advanced than what I have. So my observations are a bit out of date. Anyway...

They use far less current than halogens, and also less than HIDs. This was my main reason for installing them because I like to coast with engine off - and at night the 12V battery drains too fast if headlights are on. The leds are great for that.

Illumination - better than halogens but not outstanding. But I don't get flashed by other drivers so I presume I'm not blinding them. I did need to adjust the aim a bit after installation. They have a very nice cutoff.

The first set I put in the Gen 1 died after about 1.5 years. Xenondepot honored the warranty and sent a replacement pair. Photos sent to xenondepot got confirmation from them; they overheated. I'm convinced that was due to long drives in 75° weather with my grill block still installed from winter. My digital gauge showed engine temps of 213-216°F, long term. The left side bulb died first; that's the side where the radiator is.

I put in small blower fans along with the replacement bulbs. Wired off the fuse blades in the under hood fuse box, such that the fans run when headlights are on. That was this last summer. So far, so good.

I'm pretty sure I wrote this up in my own led headlight thread here, with a link for the fans I used. PM me if you can't find the thread or need more info.
 

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This video is for me! Thank you very much! Videos of regular people often help me solve problems. When I watch someone replace their headlights, I turn on the video and do the same thing. Even when I needed to replace a flag pole light, I did it by watching a video on youtube. It's very cool! I recently decided to take an auto mechanic course. My friends said that this skill will be beneficial in the 21st century. I don't want to spend money on it, so I want to find a quality course online. Maybe you have some proven options?
 
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