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I've been following (as usual) the LED lighting trends and this particular webpage meshes up mostly with my current opinion from a lot of reading and data sheets and some anecdotal information.

Take with a healthy dose of skepticism, of course, but as of early 2017 the "state of the art" in LED headlights seems to be covered pretty well in this roundup.


Best LED Headlights 2017 – Buyer’s Guide and Reviews


Units I know specific details about include;

OPT7 Fluxbeam LED Headlight Kit - which has a solid and well known reputation at this point.

MicTuning MIC-HLAMP200 - I saw a set of these on a car... WOW, though the guy said the first set had one unit that started flickering and he had to get it replaced.
 

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I have replaced all (100%) of the bulbs in my 2009 Chevy Equinox with LED bulbs and lights, including the main dual-beam (Hi-Lo) 9007 headlamps and the vehicle is much more visible due to the DRL (Daylight Running Light) feature. I bough all of them at one single dealer: Formula-J87 http://formulaj87.com/

You can post the lamp info of any vehicle you wish to swap lamps at their search page and find all their products. Or, as I did, just write and ask for the best kit for your vehicle, and they will quote a complete package. I recommend them as I did my previous 1995 Buick Regal with them, and I plan to do all my future vehicles with them.

The turn signal LED lamps of the Equinox need the load resistor in parallel, and the Phillips units supplied were well constructed with heatsinks and a flat base for easy surface mounting (the kit also has plastic tie wraps). I used the wraps for the front turn signals, but I used dual sided auto tape for the rear resistors and mounted them directly on the housings. I have pictures of all the kits and assemply steps and I can post them if asked.

I strongly recommend Formula-J87 as a single sourced LED supplier. You can find them on eBay: http://stores.ebay.com/Formula-J87
 

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Thanks Dutch. Nice read, but did not like that most of them had fans or flickering issues. Guess I'll just wait until I see some good Volt reviews before updating my LED's.
 

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I have replaced all (100%) of the bulbs in my 2009 Chevy Equinox with LED bulbs and lights, including the main dual-beam (Hi-Lo) 9007 headlamps and the vehicle is much more visible due to the DRL (Daylight Running Light) feature. I bough all of them at one single dealer: Formula-J87 http://formulaj87.com/

You can post the lamp info of any vehicle you wish to swap lamps at their search page and find all their products. Or, as I did, just write and ask for the best kit for your vehicle, and they will quote a complete package. I recommend them as I did my previous 1995 Buick Regal with them, and I plan to do all my future vehicles with them.

The turn signal LED lamps of the Equinox need the load resistor in parallel, and the Phillips units supplied were well constructed with heatsinks and a flat base for easy surface mounting (the kit also has plastic tie wraps). I used the wraps for the front turn signals, but I used dual sided auto tape for the rear resistors and mounted them directly on the housings. I have pictures of all the kits and assemply steps and I can post them if asked.

I strongly recommend Formula-J87 as a single sourced LED supplier. You can find them on eBay: http://stores.ebay.com/Formula-J87
If you wanted better performing headlights you'd have been better off with upgraded halogens.
 

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If you wanted better performing headlights you'd have been better off with upgraded halogens.
I had Sylvania halogens in both my 1995 Buick Regal and 2009 Chevy Equinox, but the LEDs came out brighter and use less power (less wated heat). The LED headlight bulb has a heat sink at its rear but I only had some mounting trouble in my 2009 Chevy Equinox which has a mounting ring, yet I made a workaround that completed the installation. As I mentioned I have pictures of the Equinox installation. I sold my Regal in 2015 and the new owner is stilll happy with it.
 

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It will be a longgg time before a bulb swap will best a proper HID retrofit
Well, for me the Regal LED swap was done after the car was 18 years old. My 2009 Equinox is now eight years old. Maybe you need to wait at least eight years before doing yours.
 

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Well, for me the Regal LED swap was done after the car was 18 years old. My 2009 Equinox is now eight years old. Maybe you need to wait at least eight years before doing yours.
What? Lol. It's done. And one is a clear winner...





High end bulb swap LED on top, OE HID on the bottom.
 
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