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Do LED headlights increase EV miles?

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Hello. Has anyone who's installed LED head lights in their 1st Gen volt noticed any boost in EV miles at night? I'm not too concerned about brightness, though I do prefer the 5-6k light temperature.

On that same topic, any recommendations on a reliable brand/model for LED head lights? I've read about some bad experiences with their heat sinks being undersized resulting in premature failure. Also sizing issues as LED's are usually larger.

PS: I know that technically LED lights retrofits are not DOT approved (And I don't care :rolleyes:)
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I think Steverino is pretty close to right. Remember, the OEM halogen bulbs are only about 55w each. Not sure exactly what the draw is on the LED bulbs, but you're saving maybe 75 watts by switching. Figure out how far you'll go on 75 watts and that should give you a pretty liberal estimate of what added range you can see. Personally when comparing to the trouble that some people have had with the LEDs creating issues, I'd be more comfortable "wasting" 1/10 of a mile range just to avoid.
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