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Old 12-14-2014, 11:20 PM   #1
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The headlights in our Newell coaches are, shall we say, less than impressive. The lights in our new rig - #139 - are better than the lights in our 1981, but not by much.

I'd changed out the headlights on the '81, with just a bit of improvement. So, for 139, i've ordered a set of four LED headlamps. I've seen them in a Class 8 truck, and they're really bright, and very very white.

Also expensive (as in $250 per headlamp!!) But they come with a 3-year warranty, and I'd really like to see what's out there in front of me at night...
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:20 PM   #2
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Hi,

Try this Link and let me know if that helped.

http://www.luxurycoachlifestyle.com/...led-bulbs.html

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Old 12-18-2014, 09:15 PM   #3
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Here's a link to a project that Richard and Rhonda did to upgrade their headlights. http://www.luxurycoachlifestyle.com/...e-project.html

A common thread has been to use relays to insure that you have the highest voltage possible at the headlights. Using the headlight switch to activate the relays instead of powering the headlights will also prolong the life of the switch.
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My arrangement is in a different direction, in that I used high-end LED headlights. They're basically just plug in and go, BUT with LEDs, one has to be very on top of the grounding situation.

For reasons I believe connected to said grounding issues, I've gotten my high beam lights working, but not the low beams. I'm not doing any night driving right now, so this sin't an issue. I have a meeting scheduled with someone who has experience with these lights, and hopefully it'll all get sorted out in a couple of weeks.

To be candid, I'm somewhat... suspicious of electricity in general. I can't understand why, when you pull a plug out of a wall plug-in, why a big pile of electrons doesn't form on the floor. I keep looking, but I never see one.

Like I said, very suspicious...
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My arrangement is in a different direction, in that I used high-end LED headlights.
It's also extremely important to get the highest voltage possible to the headlights. Large gauge wire, shortest distance possible from your fuse panel and activated by relays. You do not want to run the full current through your headlight switch, you will lose voltage. Lost voltage causes dimmer lights whether they are HID, halogen or LED. This is also a very inexpensive method to insure that you have the brightest lights possible.
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