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 Post subject: DOT legal LED headlamps
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 8:11 am 
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Pulls 12.8v, 1.80a (low beam), 3.60 amps (high beam), 9 - 33 VDC operating supply.
I haven't tried them or have a price quote for them, there just happens to be a giveaway contest on JeepForum.com. I figure the low amp draw might be worth it for a BEC.
PDF spec sheet. .. http://www.truck-lite.com/wcsstore/tl/resources/images/en_US/pdf/27270C_NP.pdf
JeepForum supporting vendor http://www.truck-lite.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/NewProductsView?storeId=10001&langId=-1

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When properly mounted, exceeds FMVSS-108 and CMVSS-108 DOT requirements for low beam and high beam performance
Excellent option for light, medium and heavy-duty trucks, off-road vehicles, classic cars, motorcycles and more.
Metalized reflector optics provide a lighting experience that smooth and clean across the driving surface
Provides a brighter, crisper and whiter light output, closer to the color temperature of daylight, dramatically improving light projection distance and overall visibility
Durability and dependability of LED lighting provides a solid-state, bulb-free headlamp design that impervious to damage from shock and vibration
Military grade, die-cast aluminum housing and non-yellowing, polycarbonate lens offer optimum protection against damage from impact, roadside debris and other hazards
Electronics are sealed in epoxy to resist from damage caused by corrosion or moisture
Advanced circuitry protects against voltage spikes up to 600v
Drop-in replacement for #6014, 6015, 6016, H6024 and Par 56 headlamp designs
Uses standard, H4, 3-blade wiring connector
Equipped with Truck-Lite 3-Year Limited Warranty.

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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 12:14 pm 
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oldejack wrote:
...When properly mounted, exceeds FMVSS-108 and CMVSS-108 DOT requirements for low beam and high beam performance...

Unless there's some other source of data regarding "DOT-legal", this is just Marketing Speak. Unless they have DOT approval, they are not DOT-approved.

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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 1:29 pm 
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Sounds great but, is 23 watts low and 46 watts high really enough ? I notice they don't mention lumens, or the price.


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 8:08 pm 
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Lowest price on Google Shoppijng is $247 each light: http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... 0CEPMCMAo#


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 8:16 pm 
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now if they could just squeeze some leds in for side marker and turn signal we would only have to mount one lamp per side.

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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 8:32 pm 
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Some DOT-approved lights do come with 'city lights' within them, and while they might serve as turning signals it is not clear to me that they would meet the needs of side-marker lights, unless you bought lights designed for use with snow plows (the blade obstruct most pick-up headlights, so auxiliary units are added. I bought some DOT-approved Hellas with city lights (long before I need them), although through a local supplier rather than the link below ....

http://www.rallylights.com/detail.aspx?ID=1280

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 2:20 am 
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KB58 wrote:
oldejack wrote:
...When properly mounted, exceeds FMVSS-108 and CMVSS-108 DOT requirements for low beam and high beam performance...

Unless there's some other source of data regarding "DOT-legal", this is just Marketing Speak. Unless they have DOT approval, they are not DOT-approved.
They've got the DOT stamp on the lens: They self-certify like most OE suppliers. According to FMVSS 108:
The Government wrote:
S5.8.10 Unless otherwise specified in this standard, each lamp, reflective device, or item of associated equipment to which paragraph S5.8.1 applies may be labeled with the symbol DOT, which shall constitute a certification that it conforms to applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.


They look awesome and do kick out a lot of light. If I have some leftover dollars at the end of my build, I might go ahead and swap out my lights for those, but we'll see.

Here's a modified set of those lights in action on one of my projects at work:
http://www.freightlinertrucks.com/revolution

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 11:52 am 
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mattrogers wrote:
They've got the DOT stamp on the lens: They self-certify like most OE suppliers. According to FMVSS 108:



That's good to hear.

The confusion came from the way they worded the write up and never stated the headlight assembly itself was actually DOT approved.

This gives me hope for more LED light configurations. I really like the whole LED light concept

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 12:42 pm 
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vroom wrote:
Sounds great but, is 23 watts low and 46 watts high really enough ? I notice they don't mention lumens, or the price.


But it's 23 and 46 watts of LED, much more light output / Watt than Halogen
Halogen puts outr about 24 lumens/Watt, LED can easily exceed 60 (theoretically, over 200). No guarantees, because LED's vary a lot.

The DOT stamp is nice, but too bad that then requires they have that nasty DOT beam pattern.

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:24 pm 
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i used these lights from Sprit industies with an added bulb holder in the reflactor cost $73.00 a pair delivered.
they have an amber turn signal led and take H4 halogen bulbs.

i drilled the reflector to take a dash light bulb holder and bulb to provide marker lights.


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drag racers lament

oh to go down to the strip again where the blacktop meets the sky
all i ask is a small block and some fuel to make her fly
with slicks a smokin pushrods pokin next round i'll get a bye

she's up on song the shift was strong in the finals to boot
it's back to the pits and take it to bits and don't forget the shute
the final round was good and sound so come on give me the loot
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:10 pm 
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more info on my head lights go to www.spirit cars.com then go to shop, then go to lights then go to page 3, scroll down and there they are $55.00 a pair.

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drag racers lament

oh to go down to the strip again where the blacktop meets the sky
all i ask is a small block and some fuel to make her fly
with slicks a smokin pushrods pokin next round i'll get a bye

she's up on song the shift was strong in the finals to boot
it's back to the pits and take it to bits and don't forget the shute
the final round was good and sound so come on give me the loot


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:21 pm 
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I plan to use a single, early vw bug headlight bucket and lens. It would be nice to use one of these led lights, but not for $225. They do not last as long as they say they do, either.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:46 pm 
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I brought this thread back to the top because it is my hope that as the LED technology progresses, that some other company will bring to market a 7" round LED headlight to compete with what Truck-lite is offering. I just can't see the price staying at 250.00 per if someone else steps up with an offering.. I'm building a BEC and fighting for every watt I can save for my gotta-have stereo :lol:

If you notice another/cheaper 7" round LED on the market, please post it up :cheers:

thanks

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:47 am 
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There are a fair number of Bug parts available for retrofit like these:
http://www.mamotorworkstv.com/vw/produc ... ir_303101/
They also have a number of LED units.


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