LeftieBiker
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Joined: Wed May 22, 2013 3:17 am
Delivery Date: 31 May 2013
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: UPDATED- LEAF LED High-Beam upgrade

Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:59 pm

The Philips high-output halogens I referenced a bit earlier seem to do a noticeably better job in fog than the OEM bulbs. I drove in fog this evening and was pleasantly surprised. The results in normal night driving are, as noted, unimpressive and only really better in complete darkness.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

The most offensive, tasteless phrase in use here is "Pulled the trigger." I no longer respond to posts that use it.

juice13
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:30 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Feb 2016
Location: NC - Triangle

Re: UPDATED- LEAF LED High-Beam upgrade

Wed May 04, 2016 8:54 pm

After reading this post, well at least most of it, I bought and installed these in my 2013 SV QC/LED.

Took all of five minutes to install. I did grind the metal tab a bit as the original poster and shimmed the bulb with zip ties exactly as the original poster did. Lights are VERY bright compared to the sad orange halogens. Beam pattern is good but not great. Still obvious that there are two hot spots per bulb and the passenger's side bulb needed tweaking so one of the two not spots wasn't pointing too far down.

Overall it's great to be able to have instant-on high beam flashing and much brighter and longer reaching lights on our two lane backroads.

Thanks again to the original poster for all the information.
2013 Leaf SV QC/LED and Premium. 12 bars (apprx 87%SOH) @28k miles.

Beardedjeff
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:50 am
Delivery Date: 30 Oct 2015

Re: UPDATED- LEAF LED High-Beam upgrade

Thu May 05, 2016 7:15 am

camasleaf wrote:I just finish installing the LEDs and drive around for 10 minutes. It is a bit foggy out and it does seem to have an unusual pattern. I took the 2015 (LED low beam) out too but the fog is not ... stable to compare. It looks to me that the 2015 has similar coverage and patterns, but because of the lower output irregularities are not so visible. Is it true that H9 stock has 2100 lumens and the LED 3600? Also important: is is legal?


If the bulbs do not have DOT printed on the base the answer is NO

bolshevik36
Posts: 23
Joined: Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:14 pm
Leaf Number: 416110
Location: San Bernardino CA

Re: UPDATED- LEAF LED High-Beam upgrade

Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:03 pm

Just did mine with these and they work great, giving nice crisp WHITE light (i hate blue tinted ones):

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LW ... UTF8&psc=1

Easy to install but i am concerned with the back plate, i just tiewrapped both sides for now as close to possible to mount but what are good solutions/ideas for this piece?
2013 Leaf S (w/6.6 package)

o00scorpion00o
Posts: 343
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:47 pm
Delivery Date: 20 Jan 2015
Location: Ireland

Re: UPDATED- LEAF LED High-Beam upgrade

Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:54 pm

That link does not work for me ?
Delivery 20 th January 2015 . Top Spec with 6.6 Kw Charger . 33,000 miles as of November 2016.

pbridges
Posts: 10
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:11 pm
Delivery Date: 07 Jan 2017
Leaf Number: 337705

Re: UPDATED- LEAF LED High-Beam upgrade

Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:47 am

bolshevik36 wrote:Just did mine with these and they work great, giving nice crisp WHITE light (i hate blue tinted ones):

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LW ... UTF8&psc=1

Easy to install but i am concerned with the back plate, i just tiewrapped both sides for now as close to possible to mount but what are good solutions/ideas for this piece?



I just end looked at these, looks like good item. What were your concerns about the back plate.. Loose, to tight, rattles in place or something else?

How did the dust cover go back on?
Did you have room for the connector?
Also what chip set did you get?

Thinking about pulling the trigger on these, credit card ready to shoot Amazon pay button.....
Paul
2014 S
Gun Metal Gray , QC, Open Source 50amp.
Denton, TX.
Working led options.

Commute = 75% 70mph

bazzmclean
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:29 pm
Delivery Date: 07 Feb 2017
Leaf Number: 337629
Location: Victoria, BC Canada

Re: LEAF LED High-Beam upgrade

Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:31 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:I'm not sure what you mean by the "side" of the housing. It looks like the one in the Leaf S photos here. It does appear that it will be hard to turn, so I'll wear heavy gloves for that. Counter-clockwise to disengage it...?


Yup I pulled the trigger and ordered this as well. Lets see if we can offend some more folks who are over sensitive.

squbbles
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:20 pm
Delivery Date: 05 Mar 2017

Re: LEAF LED High-Beam upgrade

Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:01 am

bazzmclean wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:I'm not sure what you mean by the "side" of the housing. It looks like the one in the Leaf S photos here. It does appear that it will be hard to turn, so I'll wear heavy gloves for that. Counter-clockwise to disengage it...?


Yup I pulled the trigger and ordered this as well. Lets see if we can offend some more folks who are over sensitive.


Any update on this? Did you get them installed?

pbridges
Posts: 10
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:11 pm
Delivery Date: 07 Jan 2017
Leaf Number: 337705

Re: LEAF LED High-Beam upgrade

Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:39 am

squbbles wrote:
bazzmclean wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:I'm not sure what you mean by the "side" of the housing. It looks like the one in the Leaf S photos here. It does appear that it will be hard to turn, so I'll wear heavy gloves for that. Counter-clockwise to disengage it...?


Yup I pulled the trigger and ordered this as well. Lets see if we can offend some more folks who are over sensitive.


Any update on this? Did you get them installed?



Installed these on 2014 S fit prefect nice clearance between back dust cover and heat sink fan. Connector and wiring tucks inside past bulb to allow air movement inside dust cover.
https://www.amazon.com/Super-Bright-800 ... B01lwy4xv8

Also installed these switches to fill in the two blank position on left switch panel, got one fog and one camera switch. They are 20$ but are a prefect it, snap right in. Installing them I removed the lower panel cover under left dash very easy, undid the two screws holding switch Assembly. Removed old one snapped in new. These do come with connector plug and pigtails.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Push-switch-217 ... 11?vxp=mtr

Running lights.
https://www.amazon.com/LEDKINGDOMUS-18S ... b01981zrhw

Inside light and cargo.
https://www.amazon.com/LUYED-Bright-Chi ... B0173e7uc6
Paul
2014 S
Gun Metal Gray , QC, Open Source 50amp.
Denton, TX.
Working led options.

Commute = 75% 70mph

jtgallen
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:30 am
Delivery Date: 22 Oct 2016
Leaf Number: 334668

Re: UPDATED- LEAF LED High-Beam upgrade

Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:47 pm

Hi Paul. Any pictures of how the running lights turned out?

John

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