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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:12 pm
by vijayl
OrientExpress wrote:
I'm wondering if any one has service manual for LEAF could check which type of Flasher is used in LEAF. I wanted to see if I can buy one of these instead of a Load resistor..
The type of flasher the leaf uses is a virtual flasher. There is not a traditional analog relay flasher in the car, it is all done by the Body Control Module.
Thanks for the confirmation. This is what SuperBright LEDs rep told me.. I'll try the RL-650 resistor..

OE - Do u have any feedback on these http://www.superbrightleds.com/pdfs/loa ... r_info.pdf

Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:20 pm
by OrientExpress
OE - Do u have any feedback on these http://www.superbrightleds.com/pdfs/loa ... r_info.pdf
No, they are just 20 ohm resistors in heat sinks. You can probably get them at Frys.

Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:15 am
by kmp647
has anyone tried these PIAA halogens for the H9 high beams to see if they perform any better than the stock high beams?
http://www.amazon.com/PIAA-19665-Xtra-X ... _rhf_p_t_2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I know some have mentioned the reflector design is an issue, but I am hoping this bulb will provide good performance on the H beams, I use em alot on the backroads I drive!

they PIAA xtreme whites have worked well on some other cars for me
these are from Hella and half the price

http://www.tirerack.com/lighting/detail ... ight+Bulbs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:00 am
by Alex
kmp647 wrote:has anyone tried these PIAA halogens for the H9 high beams to see if they perform any better than the stock high beams?
http://www.amazon.com/PIAA-19665-Xtra-X ... _rhf_p_t_2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I know some have mentioned the reflector design is an issue, but I am hoping this bulb will provide good performance on the H beams, I use em alot on the backroads I drive!
Yes, I installed these several months ago. But unfortunately, they make only a small improvement - primarily the color is much better.

I would concur with others that the reflector design is at fault.

Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:03 am
by kmp647
Thank you for the report

in that case I may just try the Hellas at $41

Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:14 am
by nader
OrientExpress wrote:
I'm wondering if any one has service manual for LEAF could check which type of Flasher is used in LEAF. I wanted to see if I can buy one of these instead of a Load resistor..
The type of flasher the leaf uses is a virtual flasher. There is not a traditional analog relay flasher in the car, it is all done by the Body Control Module.
So this means that it could technically be "tuned" out?

Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:21 am
by TomT
If someone had the expertise and was so inclined to hack the software, yes. My only real compliant with it is that it is WAY too loud! Plus, ideally, I'd like a sound that was different on the downbeat as compared to the upbeat, like any conventional flasher.

I didn't replace any of the incandescent bulbs on the flasher circuit as having to use resistors to keep the system operating normally seemed counter-productive to me.
nader wrote:So this means that it could technically be "tuned" out?

Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:23 pm
by Herm
Alex wrote:Yes, I installed these several months ago. But unfortunately, they make only a small improvement - primarily the color is much better.
I would concur with others that the reflector design is at fault.
How much power did the replacement bulbs consume in comparison with the Leaf's stock ones?

Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:53 pm
by TomT
The stock high beam bulbs are 65 watts. I expect any incandescent replacement bulb to be that much or more...
The stock H11 fog lights are 55 watts each, by the way.
Herm wrote:
Alex wrote:Yes, I installed these several months ago. But unfortunately, they make only a small improvement - primarily the color is much better.
I would concur with others that the reflector design is at fault.
How much power did the replacement bulbs consume in comparison with the Leaf's stock ones?

Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:04 pm
by JimSouCal
kmp647 wrote:they PIAA xtreme whites have worked well on some other cars for me
these are from Hella and half the price

http://www.tirerack.com/lighting/detail ... ight+Bulbs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thanks for the tip. Can I just order these and install them with relative ease? The change in color spectrum of the high beams is irritating to me.