H4 Conversion and LED Elements - The Journey Begins!

Discussion in 'Sparky's corner' started by knucklebusted, May 5, 2018.

  1. 12lives

    12lives Control the controllable, let the rest go

    I followed what Greg did and am very pleased with the results. Low beam and high beam:
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    DRLs are bright too:
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  2. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    I kept trying to adjust my low beams but was never satisfied with the results and when I tested with a piece of cardboard directly in front of the car a few feet away, it became pretty apparent there is a dead spot in each low beam at the dead center of the beam.

    I have two easy options:

    1) Try a real halogen H4 bulb to see what it does. This requires me to actually research a good H4 bulb and buy it.

    2) Examine the existing LED bulb and see if I can identify the issue. This is free and if I screw it up, I can always go back to option 1.

    So, here we have the bulb and I think I see why there is a dead spot in the center. The LED can't shine past the raised edge. If I can't see the LED, the LED can't reflect from that spot.


    I got brave and decided I'm going to modify one of them to see if I can improve on the spread.

    Here's what I did, file down the edge and cut out a piece of the low beam shield from the non-shielded side. I've yet to test it. This is my first pass. You can now see the LED element though. It can't hurt.

  3. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Here's the fully modded version with visible LED from the top (which reflects up to be the low beam) instead of being blocked by the edge of the frame. The high beam ones are still shrouded. I'll test it in a day or two when I get the chance.

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  4. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Well, finally got a chance to put it back in and check it. Maybe a little change. Not a lot. Might need different bulbs or different lenses.

    Unaltered right headlight.

    Altered left headlight.
  5. 12lives

    12lives Control the controllable, let the rest go

    See how it looks on the road ;)
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  6. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Yep, I need to get it out after dark again and see how it adjusts out. Which is pretty easy this time of year.

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