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Old 03-14-2019, 06:20 PM   #61
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This is what I am considering.Also plating over hi flashers and removing stock turn signals and removing "BLUEBIRD" from the hood
What kind of headlights are those
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:31 PM   #62
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What kind of headlights are those
Hi Chris Here is the site that I saw them on. Warning prepare for sticker shock https://www.raneystruckparts.com/peterbilt-headlights
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It amuses me how the term "DOT Approved" is used so frequently, when most of the time the products have not even been tested by any governmental agency. What is usually a more accurate statement is "Certified by the manufacturer to comply with all applicable DOT standards", usually with something cast/printed on the item itself to signify that. It is assumed the manufacturer has done appropriate testing so as to make that certification.
You know, looking at these assemblies it is obvious
that these are not $99 bright lites and the pricepoint being about $600 and are being marketed for replacement lighting on interstate haulers, I am going to believe their claim of DOT compliance. https://www.raneystruckparts.com/pet...with-halo-led/
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Ya..."sticker shock" is a common ailment for just about anyone shopping LED replacement headlights. The 7" round units I am looking at are about $650 bucks for a pair. Really great light and pattern but...yeoowwch!



Of course I could just go with the old style sealed beams for about $8 bucks apiece...
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I am thinking one of these two might be the best option without blinding others....

Truck-Lite (27450C) Headlamp
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007ED7HNY..._0jrrCbXTRGNCV

HELLA 003427811 190 x 132mm Series H4 High/Low Beam
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001G72VIK..._ttrrCbHXEJPWB

I think GE sells a version of the first one. The second one has the advantage of being able select the bulb.

Anyone use these?
I have the Truck-Lite's. I'm a pretty big fan of them even if they're not cheap. There are knock off's of them on Amazon too, but I haven't experienced them.
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Ya..."sticker shock" is a common ailment for just about anyone shopping LED replacement headlights. The 7" round units I am looking at are about $650 bucks for a pair. Really great light and pattern but...yeoowwch!



Of course I could just go with the old style sealed beams for about $8 bucks apiece...
What are you looking at that's $650/pair?
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https://www.amazon.com/Vision-X-Ligh...34256623&psc=1




Pretty trick but...
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Not saying they don't have an interesting look, but what makes them worth 2x the cost of a Truck-Lite 27270C? Is there someplace else with actual reviews?
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I did go thru a number of review sites. Turns out there are a dozen or so "brands" that are all the same generic Chinese units that have a less than stellar record. TruckLites is among them. According to both sites, most are not DOT approved. Some say "meets DOT standards" but not "approved". Big difference. I did go to the TL site and the only lighting I could find that claimed to be "street legal" were some lite bar type units (?). Who knows?



Don't know that I will necessarily go with the VisionX, but I do like their light patterns and the fact that you can combine both the Hi & Lo beams together. Course I did live most of my life with three-dollar sealed beams, so...
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I did go thru a number of review sites. Turns out there are a dozen or so "brands" that are all the same generic Chinese units that have a less than stellar record. TruckLites is among them. According to both sites, most are not DOT approved. Some say "meets DOT standards" but not "approved". Big difference. I did go to the TL site and the only lighting I could find that claimed to be "street legal" were some lite bar type units (?). Who knows?



Don't know that I will necessarily go with the VisionX, but I do like their light patterns and the fact that you can combine both the Hi & Lo beams together. Course I did live most of my life with three-dollar sealed beams, so...
I think perhaps you're confusing the brand names. Truck-Lite is an OEM manufacturer. Rigid Industries are also a sub brand of theirs. The GE LED lights are just rebrands of the Truck-Lites. Also I assume you mean running both high and low bean at the same time? The Truck-Lites I have do that?

This promo video from them talks about it some and why Penske put Truck-Lite on their fleet.
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