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    Good replacements for 9005SI+ and 9005LL in projector lights in 2017 Ram

    No apology needed when (as in this case) the renewed conversation is relevant to the old conversation and vice versa. Toshiba HIR1 (specifically) times four. Stern still has 'em as mentioned above, only now he can pre-trim them for you so they go right in. That sucks, but it's actually all...
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    Quality relays

    Another Tyco would be fine, or a Bosch 0332019151 (Bosch and Tyco conjoined their relay activities some years ago) or a Flosser 2252 or Hella H41010001. These are all 30-ampere relays. If you want 40-ampere rating, use Flosser 2254, Hella 933332151 or Tyco V23134-C0052-C642.
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    I thought LED headlight replacement bulbs were still illegal (even in Canada)

    Unlike US law, where any and all vehicle equipment -- replacement parts, upgrade/modification parts, etc -- physically capable of being installed on a road-going vehicle must meet any and all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS)...
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    Adaptive Headlights finally legal in USA

    Adaptive Driving Beam is (still) not legal in the US, and might or might not actually get legalized. For the unhappy details see This thread.
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    Driving Lights: 2x Baja LP4 Pro or 2x LP 9 Sport? Similar power draw, lumen output, and cost.

    I'm sure it feels like you can, but you're objectively wrong about this. On this board we have a policy against discussing, promoting, or facilitating lighting modifications, systems or products that are illegal and/or unsafe, and your "LED bulbs" are both. If you wish to replace your subjective...
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    Koito H4 headlamps?

    That doesn't sound like the experience most people have with Koito H4s, and it doesn't line up with the objectively-measured output performances from the Cibie and Koito headlamps. Sounds like there might be a problem with your bulbs, wiring harness compatibility, and/or headlamp aim.
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    Driving Lights: 2x Baja LP4 Pro or 2x LP 9 Sport? Similar power draw, lumen output, and cost.

    Oops...that was a major mis-step. You've really got to put the halogen bulbs back; the so-called "LED bulbs" are not effective, safe, or legal. Thorough, dependable info is here and here. How is your truck configured and equipped, that you're right on the bleeding edge of running out of...
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    Holley RetroBright headlamps? Good, bad or ugly?

    The Morimoto brand has been making big strides toward fielding respectable products. That's been mentioned and discussed here on this board before, for a while now. I don't have test data, but these numbers are at least believable for peak intensity (hot spot) on low and high beam. Easily...
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    Koito 85/80w H4U?

    It's not a "marketing trait", it's a lie. I'm not sure what you're trying to mean here. "Fashionamable" isn't a word, and "beats up" means something, but doesn't appear to belong in this context. It's not clear what you mean by this, either. Osram's 64206 was not "rock solid", it was one...
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    Adaptive headlights approved for the US!

    ADB gives about 100 extra feet of seeing distance compared to low beam, but without extra glare. That is a huge safety advantage; low beams (even very good ones, properly aimed) do not give adequate seeing distance. Filaments aren't involved in ADB; multiple LEDs are. I can't make head or...
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    Adaptive headlights approved for the US!

    And this has...what to do with headlamps, adaptive or otherwise?
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    Adaptive headlights approved for the US!

    ...more because Elon Musk's mouth/keyboard keeps writing checks his cars can't even come close to cashing, and he keeps flipping the bird to safety regulators around the world, and people are dying as a result.
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    Seen @ SEMA

    I agree it's unfortunate. We know for a fact that for any given white-light intensity, greater blue content means significantly more discomfort glare, without any seeing improvement, compared to lesser blue content. That's one of numerous inaccuracies on display in those videos. It's a shame...
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    XtremeVision vs RacingVision 🤔

    No, it's because H4 is not on the list of replaceable light sources approved for use as original equipment in US headlamps. The +120 bulbs (the good ones, not all gooped up with blue tint) are available through Daniel Stern, if you run out of patience with Amazon.
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    Seen @ SEMA

    That's a leap in one direction, sure. Now here's another perspective: a LEO knows new cars come with all kinds of light setups, but old cars don't, and when an older model comes along with a headlight configuration that looks "off" (say, four lights lit in traffic instead of two), that's likely...
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    Seen @ SEMA

    I'm encouraged to see the 3000K offering, too, but I don't think it's likely to inspire any automakers. We're talking about a "niche within a niche" aftermarket product to service a mostly obsolete product category, made by a pure-aftermarket company serving as the ODM for a company known mainly...
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    XtremeVision vs RacingVision 🤔

    Do you mean the Night Hawk Xenon? That's the American packaging for what is sold in Europe/rest of world as Tungsram Megalight +120. This bulb has an advantage over most/all of the "plus more" bulbs (+130, +150, +200), which have more and darker blue tint on the bulb glass, especially around the...
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    Adaptive headlights approved for the US!

    Maybe or maybe not, but either way, the market overwhelmingly rejects your view that cars are safe enough. That doesn't imply a right/wrong judgment, it just means we're headed in the direction of safer and safer cars because that's what most people want, ergo that's where the money is, ergo...
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    Adaptive headlights approved for the US!

    Well, yes, it really is, by objective measure. Clearly you don't want drivers monitored, but that's not the same thing. Hell, I don't like the idea, either, but the fact is that objectively we humans do a pisѕ-poor job of staying alert and controlling our vehicles. We can bang your fist on the...
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    Adaptive headlights approved for the US!

    Well, let's flash-forward two years and assume NHTSA complies with this requirement in a complete, timely way (ow, my ribs, ow). The result would be a mixed bag: ADB as per SAE J3069 is definitely better than the clueless mess of a system NHTSA proposed...but still not as good as ADB as per the...
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