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Old 01-10-2022, 06:27 PM   #1
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LED headlights

I have the stock headlights and they just arenít bright. What is a GOOD LED headlight brand that is compatible with buses? I have H6054 headlamps.

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Old 01-11-2022, 12:27 AM   #2
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I'd be interested in some LED headlights as well. Haven't done much research but the lights on my 2004 International CE200 are total crap!
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Old 01-11-2022, 12:42 AM   #3
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I bought a set of Old School Hella H4's for less than $100.
Huge improvement over original lights. Replacement bulbs are cheap.
In my search of LED lights the good ones seem to be expensive.
And failures are expensive too. I see a lot of trucks at night with horrible glare from the LED lights -- and some that are very sharp and focused.
Also some of the light fixtures are too deep for some mounting situations.
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Old 01-11-2022, 09:31 AM   #4
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LED headlights

This is what I installed in my 2005 International bus:

https://www.amazon.com/Headlights-He...78&sr=8-5&th=1

My bus went from having candles for headlights to having the best headlights of any of my vehicles. This style has a well defined cutoff to prevent blinding other drivers, but still light up the road well. They installed just like regular sealed beam headlights would with one exception-on my bus, I had to disconnect the DRL module (located on the back side of the steering column). If my lights were off, the bus would try to activate the DRLs which caused the LED headlights to rapidly flash. So no DRLs, but the headlights are worth it. I drive with my lights on all the time anyways. I have had them installed for about a year with no issues, although the lights probably only have about 40-50 hours on them.
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Old 01-11-2022, 09:44 AM   #5
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I bought a set of Old School Hella H4's for less than $100.
Huge improvement over original lights. Replacement bulbs are cheap.
In my search of LED lights the good ones seem to be expensive.
And failures are expensive too. I see a lot of trucks at night with horrible glare from the LED lights -- and some that are very sharp and focused.
Also some of the light fixtures are too deep for some mounting situations.

Same here (Hella H4s). I knew the brand, & knew the quality. Too many cheap LEDs out there that just throw light everywhere, and I didn't feel like taking the time to separate the wheat from the chaffe. Have an extra set of higher-watt bulbs that up the high-beams but keep the low beams the same (100/55 instead of 60/55), which I figured would be a great solution to adding more light when we need it but being kind to oncoming traffic. Have yet to see if they'll be needed though (haven't started travelling), and want to upgrade the wiring first anyway.
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