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LED Headlight kit 2017 Leaf SV

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:29 pm
by ditosdad
I am looking to get a LED headlight upgrade kit for my newly purchased 2017 Leaf SV. My question are there two separate bulbs for the high and low beams? Or is it just one bulb for both high/low beam? Any recommendation on a certain brand based off of personal experience?

Re: LED Headlight kit 2017 Leaf SV

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:01 pm
by alozzy
Have a look at this huge thread, lots of info there...

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=2773&hilit=LED+headlights

Re: LED Headlight kit 2017 Leaf SV

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:41 pm
by ditosdad
Thanks, but I couldn't find the info I am looking for.

Re: LED Headlight kit 2017 Leaf SV

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:06 pm
by LeftieBiker
The stock halogen bulbs are standard high/low combination. If the car has the LED high beam option, that's two bulbs per light.

Re: LED Headlight kit 2017 Leaf SV

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:42 pm
by ditosdad
Great that was my question! My SV doesn't have the LEDs. So I would just need one bulb for each Light fixture?

Re: LED Headlight kit 2017 Leaf SV

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:06 pm
by Phatcat73

Re: LED Headlight kit 2017 Leaf SV

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:12 pm
by LeftieBiker
ditosdad wrote:Great that was my question! My SV doesn't have the LEDs. So I would just need one bulb for each Light fixture?


Yes, probably. I used a drop-in set of Philips X-Treme Power halogen bulbs. Slight improvement, but the high beams are half the reason why I won't buy another current generation Leaf.

Re: LED Headlight kit 2017 Leaf SV

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:55 pm
by gshepherd
North American LEAF 2016 SV uses H13 dual filament halogen (high and low beam in one bulb). Presumably this is the same for 2017.

I retrofitted Hoshi Automotive H13 LED kits in my 2016 SV with excellent results. They are self contained and basically plug and play. They are not DOT certified, however the beam pattern once properly leveled and adjusted is very clean and even with a sharp cutoff.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DJWRECC

Re: LED Headlight kit 2017 Leaf SV

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:59 am
by BillHolz
I use these on my 2015 SV: https://www.Amazon.com/8000LM-Bright-Br ... -4f4e-bd...

They work great. The cooling fans do make more noise than the VSP.

Re: LED Headlight kit 2017 Leaf SV

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:25 am
by powersurge
I really don't like the idea of a cooling fan that can fail and burn out your headlights.. don't they make these with a heat sink instead??