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I am going to be ordeing new headlights soon and would aslo like to change the rest of my exterior lighting to LED's (excpet fogs).  I just started researching the LED's and have a few questions I hope someone can answer.  It appears you need to add a load resistor for the lights that blink.  I aslo noticed that flasher relays are now made specifically for LED's.  My question is is either one of the options viable for the blinkers, do you need both or just one or the other.  Do the lights that are constant on need to have a load resistor added as well.  Would the LED flasher relay work for towing?

 

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Only need one or the other, I went with a new flasher because it's easier. I haven't noticed any issues with the lights when towing a trailer, even of the trailer is still incandescent. 

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The electronic flashers should be the only thing you need. Do not mess with the resistors.

 

Also...NO LED headlights or fogs. 

Edited by jlbayes

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17 minutes ago, jlbayes said:

Should have been more specific. No pnp led headlights or fogs.

 

No retro fitting of LED's in halogen housings...

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There are led retro fits. Which would be acceptable. The plug and play is what I am after.

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I just want to see where I'm going at night :poke: but budget is tite right now, just send ed down my yellow off and clear-coated them looks like new. 

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5 hours ago, Dieselfuture said:

I just want to see where I'm going at night :poke: but budget is tite right now, just send ed down my yellow off and clear-coated them looks like new. 

I thought about that but decided that maybe fresh look up front might be nice. 

 

 I definitely will not do led head or fog.  I appreciate the input.  I will use the flasher. Why use an energy efficient bulb and add a power hungry resistor. Will update when complete

 

L8tr

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Well I've had my new lights installed for a while now and am enjoying them a hell of a lot.  Of course the only comparison I have is the old clouded up stock lights.  I got them off amazon for a pretty good price.  I really like the LED DRL's on them and it gives the truck a new look (especially after removing the bug deflector).  Are the the greatest light out there, probably not even closed but they do work good.  I also replaced all the turn signals with some LED's and what a difference they make.  I can actually see and use the back up lights.  I thought about what would be a good way power the DRL's and then I figured I'd use the relay for the lift pump.  It was right there and very easy to set up.  I got a fused buss for the lift pump and lights fed by the relay.  Anytime the lift pump is running the DRL's are on.

 

 

 

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Is that a strip of LED at the bottom of the headlight lens?  Is that just for looks or to be cool or a wow factor ?

Or is there a purpose for that???

 

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3 minutes ago, GSP7 said:

Is that a strip of LED at the bottom of the headlight lens?  Is that just for looks or to be cool or a wow factor ?

Or is there a purpose for that???

 

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It's a strip of LED's intended to be a daytime running lights. Looking good @SilverMoose

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7 minutes ago, NorthernDodge said:

It's a strip of LED's intended to be a daytime running lights. Looking good @SilverMoose

 

Oh, OK,,,

 Ive seen those on newer cars. I always wondered what that were for.

 

Just Bling :woot:

 

What is the box/relay mounted to your firewall for?

 

 

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On 10/23/2017 at 6:24 AM, Mopar1973Man said:

 

Damn,,, PIAA sure is proud of their lights $$$$$ !  Over priced or what !

 

Edited by GSP7

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@SilverMoose how do you like led for driving/turn signal in clear lenses, not too bright ? And do you mind sharing information on electronic flasher maybe part number,  I just got same housings minus the led at bottom and thinking on using 3157a zevo, just not sure if it will be too bright. Thank you. 

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13 hours ago, Dieselfuture said:

@SilverMoose how do you like led for driving/turn signal in clear lenses, not too bright ? And do you mind sharing information on electronic flasher maybe part number,  I just got same housings minus the led at bottom and thinking on using 3157a zevo, just not sure if it will be too bright. Thank you. 

I got the led's(yellow front turn & clears for rear) and flasher from amazon.  The lights are pretty bright but wanted them that way. They draw 4.4 watts.  Flasher works just fine.  

 

https://www.amazon.com/your-orders/pop/ref=oh_aui_i_d_old_o6?_encoding=UTF8&gen=canonical&lineItemId=jmokkrhukpouqny&orderId=113-3708659-6637032&packageId=1&returnSummaryId=&shipmentId=Dl1Xjwx29

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/your-account/order-history/item/ref=oh_aui_i_d_old_o7?ie=UTF8&gen=canonical&itemId=jmoglsnrslrwun&orderId=113-7735263-4337004&packageId=1&returnSummaryId=&shipmentId=Dr9wghvW4

 

 

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So are those ebays illegal HIDs, blind on coming driver type ? ? ?

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I ment HIDs

 

I called retro shop and they answered most of my rookie light questions

 

Im not sure where the LEDs as headlights fit in.

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6 minutes ago, GSP7 said:

I ment HIDs

 

I called retro shop and they answered most of my rookie light questions

 

Im not sure where the LEDs as headlights fit in.

 

Oh... Morimoto HID's are street legal. As for my post I was talking about LED lighting. I just install the PIAA's on my truck we'll see. 

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