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 LED headlights 
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Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:39 am
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Location: Ontario, Canada
Post Re: LED headlights
Would like a report on these in the snow.
I know some LED's don't generate enough heat to melt front/snow on the lens.
Trucklite has a model with a heated lens to solve this but would like to know if your are ok in the bad stuff!
Thanks,
Dan

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Location: Redmond, WA
Post Re: LED headlights
I had no problems with build-up in the snow. The light projected clean and evenly across the landscape and provided good contrast. I've since added Amber lens covers to my front mounted driving lights to add additional contrast when needed..

Here's some additional feedback I typed up for another member who PM'd me asking for input.

I'm running the VisionX Vortex 7" LED headlights. https://www.visionxusa.com/shop/7-vortex-led-headlight/?currency=USD

PROS:
- Great light pattern, projects light evenly across the driving path with separate small LEDs that project downward facing onto the road right in front of you while also a nice even spread across the road in front.
- They make an optional harness (which I'm running) that allows you to leave the low beams on when you turn high beams on for maximum lighting.
- Easy install, they have a nice shallow cooling fin on the back so they fit really well into the stock location (NOTE: the previous owner had already cut and spliced into the stock harness for aftermarket headlights, which I then cut again and connected into the wiring on the VisionX so I can't comment on how "plug and play" they might or might not be

CONS:
- Cost, they are a bit spendy... but they are rugged and won't ever have to be replaced.
- The Halo rings that light around the perimeter of each headlight won't appeal to everyone...
- The looks are very modern compared to the rest of the vehicle, that works for my install as I've upgraded quite a few things so it fits in the overall look and feel. On a totally stock vehicle I suspect a Truck-lite LED would look more consistent. But again that's subjective.

Let me know if you have any further questions.
Ben

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