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Another LED Headlight Question

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Looking to upgrade my headlights. After reading many posts ..... I'm more confused than ever. Lots of links to products no longer available etc....

I'm never sure which ones fit and which ones do not. I bought a pair that fit my son's Cobalt(?) but they didn't fit my Volt. I have a '12.

Anyway, would one of these work? Which one? H7?, H11? I'm kinna sick of looking. around.

Any help is always appreciated. Thanks.
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For the Generation 1 Volts the headlights are a "9012" bulb.
A "9006" will fit, it just takes a bit of finesse.

The newest lights mounted in OHM-RIDE are the Morimoto 2Stroke kit with the 9012 adapter as detailed in this thread.

They've been in since May 2017, and along with other things I've been working Graveyard shift so I've had a significant amount of pure rural night driving (40+ hours) in the last month alone.

The biggest trick for installing the Morimoto kit is that you will need a hole saw to drill out the dust caps so you can put the rubber extenders in. I detail it in the above mentioned thread. If you need detailed instruction as to how to drill it out without messing up your dust caps just let me know and I'll put something together.

(and this thread reminded me to do an update )
I didn't have the required drill bit/saw. I heated a penny red hot on my grill burner and placed it on the dust cap. Got a neat hole :)
Except for the fact that if you are going to do it right with the need a 60mm hole.
Just to be clear here, the Morimoto 2Stroke doesn't have the braids, it has mag-lev bearing fans
Can you hear the fans?
From outside, if no other under-hood items are pumping away, yes a bit. But the cooling fans and pumps of the Volt are louder than the Morimoto fans.

From inside the car... nope can't hear them at all.
They aren’t actually 4000 lumen, just a heads up. The ones you have I very much doubt they are 2500 either. Offshore LED bulb swaps are incredibly inflated.
Turboguy327, We've had our disagreements in the past, but on this I agree 100%.
Most of the assembly companies use RAW data from the LED chip maker and real world output is usually around 85% of that.

There do seem to be a few exceptions that list more realistic numbers.
You say. Again, I'm not mocking you or being sarcastic, but I don't take anyone's word in a forum for what a fact is.
Well... I guess it's time to get access to an Integrating Sphere again.
You don’t want either of these anyway.
here we go again.
Truth still burns I see.
What I see is a guy who completely fails to understand the difference between posting "I have <fill in name of light> that I think is a better solution because <facts and evidence here>" vs "That stuff is crap and you people are idiots", which is how you generally come across to others in this forum.
The comment you made towards me could also be turned around and pointed back at yourself. “I use LED bulb swaps so everybody else must also use LED bulbs swaps”
Your straw man doesn't compute. My line is more like "Ok we're in an LED thread, if you decide to use LED, these are some of the better ones on the market". I don't go around to HID threads and say "that's dumb, only LED is the best".

But to address your photos... looks like nice output but again it's not super helpful since you don't give any specifics, especially given that you say 2018 in the photo and it is still 2017.
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