LED Headlights - Any one try them yet?
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    Question LED Headlights - Any one try them yet?

    After doing some research, it looks like stock halogen headlight bulbs produce about 20-22 Lumens per watt, meaning for a 55 watt halogen headlight bulb that our Calibers use they push out about 1100-1200 Lumens.

    I found these LED headlight bulbs that push out 2200 Lumens for the low beam and 2600 Lumens for the high beam:
    http://www.thejeephut.com/products/l...ghts-pair.html

    Another link:
    http://www.gtrlighting.com/led-headl...0-lumen-bulbs/

    My only issue is, like with HIDs, would I have to deal with flickering and need a resistor between the wiring for the LED headlight bulb kit and the stock harness? The 2nd link above looks like it may already have a resistor between the bulbs and stock harness, but I'm not certain. The description in the 2nd link also says flicker free, so maybe it will work just fine.

    If someone has tried these, please let me know. These seem like good, long lasting alternatives to halogens and match the CREE LED fog lights I have perfectly in color intensity.

    For reference, here is a pretty good video (granted, it's for a Polaris Ranger off road vehicle, but believe it or not, this applies to our Calibers regarding benefits and installation and it's even the same bulb size as stock bulbs - H13):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjjsvVYGth8

    Another reference video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjidNFCnYoU
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    Most of the problem with HIDs is the noise that the ballasts feedback to the TIPM. The other problem is resistance difference. The same problem is experienced with LED tails on these cars. The page says relays and such are not needed. It could be they are already built in.

    If you get them; let us know the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prop1 View Post
    Most of the problem with HIDs is the noise that the ballasts feedback to the TIPM. The other problem is resistance difference. The same problem is experienced with LED tails on these cars. The page says relays and such are not needed. It could be they are already built in.

    If you get them; let us know the results.
    There are forum threads and videos of people putting these in their Jeeps, which I'm assuming have similar wiring for headlights as a Caliber, since they are both Chrysler products. It seems to work fine for them, so I may just give it a shot. I think the hardest part of the install is getting the bulbs into the headlight housing. I have fat hands/forearms and always end up cutting myself on something every time I switch out bulbs. I'm also worried about clearance behind the bulb because of the heatsinks on these. If I do end up going with this, I'll post results.

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    I have LED (chinese kit) in Caliber. Much better than H4 halogen.

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