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I feel ashamed to even make this thread but I have splurged quite a bit on parts in the past month. I usually make sure the parts are made in the U.S., but I came across these headlights that seemed too good to be true:
https://www.wish.com/search/led headlight#cid=5a263af59a07bd2168db61c1
I highly doubt they are DOT compliant which would be one of my biggest fears other than them cutting out at night. For $16, I was wondering if anyone else has experience with chinese bulbs or could talk me out of this? I am still running the stock bulbs and housing, however only one is working so I constantly have my brights on.
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There are no LED drop-ins that reflect off the OE parabola properly/legally/safely.

Do you want to trust your life to these things?

These are the best direct-fit replacements for the OE bulbs.
https://store.candlepower.com/bfcopoh1390p.html
 

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I concur with hilldweller. Don't drop in cheap LED bulbs into your headlights. They will glare and not put down much light on the road. I tried Oracle LED bulbs in my Charger and they were decent but didn't go far.


The only LED bulb I would consider are the new SL1 from Diode Dynamics. However, for an even better solution... I'd go with something other than those lousy H13 bulbs. Get a nice IPF H4 lens setup and throw in some Xtremevision H4s in there with a lighting harness from Rallylights.com. You'll love them.
 

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Get a nice IPF H4 lens setup and throw in some Xtremevision H4s in there with a lighting harness from Rallylights.com. You'll love them.
^^^This!

Proper housing, H4 bulbs and harness make HUGE difference.
I actually replaced my JW Speakers with Hella headlights with Xtremevision H4 bulbs + Rallylights harness and couldn't be happier.
 

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I concur with hilldweller. Don't drop in cheap LED bulbs into your headlights. They will glare and not put down much light on the road. I tried Oracle LED bulbs in my Charger and they were decent but didn't go far.


The only LED bulb I would consider are the new SL1 from Diode Dynamics. However, for an even better solution... I'd go with something other than those lousy H13 bulbs. Get a nice IPF H4 lens setup and throw in some Xtremevision H4s in there with a lighting harness from Rallylights.com. You'll love them.
The IPF was the worst bucket I ever tested ----- Cibie or Hella does much better.
 

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I really appreciate all the input here. I would rather get as far away from the stock output without spending too much. So what I gather is that I should grab a whole new housing that will fit the H4 bulbs and then some bulbs. I found a few different H4 Hella headlamps, but are these the correct bulbs? https://www.amazon.com/Philips-X-tr...UTF8&qid=1530122898&sr=8-15&keywords=hella+h4
Those are good bulbs --- yes.

Cibie reflectors will work better than Hella for normal driving. The Hellas have a superior highbeam but at the sacrifice of lowbeam.
Hellas cost less; I was happy enough when I used them on the road. Cibies are better though, wider spread of light, fewer hot-spots.
For Cibie: https://www.danielsternlighting.com/products/products.html
For Hella: Rally Lights, Hella, TerraTrip, Hans, WRC, ZAMP
 
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