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Re: Retrofitting LED headlights into 2014 leaf S?

Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:56 am

NeilBlanchard wrote:I have order some of these:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O8RPFAG/ref ... TE_3p_dp_1

They are 20W each, and up 2400 lumen (probably the high beam). I will report back after I try them, on the light quality and their focus.
you need H13 equivalent bulbs

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Re: Retrofitting LED headlights into 2014 leaf S?

Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:55 pm

Okay, my mistake. I somehow thought these would fit the Leaf S. The H13 LED's on Amazon are all fan cooled, except one, that is adjustable focus and it has a 1 star rating.

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Re: Retrofitting LED headlights into 2014 leaf S?

Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:43 pm

Okay, I got these LED headlight bulbs, and getting them into the socket on my Scion xA is going to be a trick - the "neck" between the flange and the heatsink is too short to easily allow the wire retaining clip to be put into place. Never mind the rubber boot that covers the stock bulb - just fitting these into place will be a chore.

I did put in the passenger's side one (without clipping it in) and powered it up. It is quite blue/white and pretty bright, and seems to have a well focused beam. The driver's side on my car requires the 12V battery and the fusebox be loosened and moved a bit to gain a bit of less difficult access.

This may have to wait for a warm day when I can figure out how to get them installed securely. Some of the housing might have to be cut away so the wire clip can be moved into position?

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