Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

LED Headlights


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 cobra269

cobra269

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 93 posts
  • Location:Redding, CA.
  • Cars:84 Chevy Silverado CC/Dually, 75 & 79 Datsun 620

Posted 06 May 2018 - 10:12 PM

Sort of a direct drop-in LED Headlight Swap!

No harness changes, plugs right in... However, you will either need to grab some longer bolts for the headlight retainer rings, or trim the inside of the Headlight Buckets to fit these in, because the ass end of the headlight seats deeper... I opted for the Longer Bolts for now, until I can mod another set of spare buckets...

No need to upgrade wiring harness for higher amperage headlights! Stock alternator does the job! Works with 510's, 620's and all other Datsun's with the 5.75" headlights...

As the post states, my ampere ratings are off some, but you get the general idea...

I bought all 4 for my 620... A bit pricey, but cheap compared to the Authentic Harley Davidson Day Maker Headlights... If you do a more robust search, you can find others similar with the Halo like BMW's in multiple colors. You will see examples form other users in my facebook post...

These are called "Harley Davidson Day Maker Clones"... They can be found on Amazon (Links Below)...


(Chrome)
https://www.amazon.c...harley daymaker

(Black)
https://www.amazon.c...1_t5_B01DZU30S0

Ignore the "pcs" portion in the description for the Black Ones, you get one headlight that has 9 LED's in it on high beam mode... 9 LED's is common for both black or chrome...

I do not have any way to post media, so I will post a link to my post on facebook in a group I am in... Not trying to spam, just a simple link to the post for information... Video in post!

https://www.facebook...43134129058474/



#2 cobra269

cobra269

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 93 posts
  • Location:Redding, CA.
  • Cars:84 Chevy Silverado CC/Dually, 75 & 79 Datsun 620

Posted 06 May 2018 - 10:15 PM

If anyone has a way to post video directly to this forum without the use of third party sites, please feel free to let me know...



#3 datzenmike

datzenmike

    KING RAT

  • User Administrator
  • 72,553 posts
  • Location:Vancouver Island
  • Cars:'74 710 sedan, '76 710. prevoius... '78 620, '71 521, '68 510 new '76 B-210

Posted 07 May 2018 - 05:21 AM

I looked at LEDs (saw them but already had the projectors) but there were so many makes making so many claims I went with HID. The big thing was the focal point. And it has to be bright which is a relative term. Would love to see side by side comparison. LEDs are the new thing.


Posted Image

#4 cobra269

cobra269

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 93 posts
  • Location:Redding, CA.
  • Cars:84 Chevy Silverado CC/Dually, 75 & 79 Datsun 620

Posted 08 May 2018 - 05:56 AM

Side by Side, LED runs away with the cake... My before video got flagged and deleted by facebook because my music was playing in the background...



#5 Hawaiian620

Hawaiian620

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 80 posts
  • Location:Oregon Coast
  • Cars:'77 620, '81 210, '06 Xterra

Posted 09 May 2018 - 08:15 AM

I got the LED head lights below. I ended up using a dremel to cut the light housing to fit, instead of cutting the sheet metal, just in case I decided to go back to stock lights. Wiring wise its plug and play. The LEDs are a lot brighter than halogen. Also, the LEDs will work in the inside housing and work has high beams only if you wanted to replace all four. I made sure to test them in both housings.

 

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

QKCYi9wh.jpg

 

Low beam

nIccEDIh.jpg

 

 

High beams

 

qDdMxFih.jpg



#6 datzenmike

datzenmike

    KING RAT

  • User Administrator
  • 72,553 posts
  • Location:Vancouver Island
  • Cars:'74 710 sedan, '76 710. prevoius... '78 620, '71 521, '68 510 new '76 B-210

Posted 10 May 2018 - 05:03 AM

Low beam pass side looks 5K and the drivers 6K. Could be the camera position that produces that green tint but floor looks brighter on the driver's side too. I have 6K for my high beams and they are green tint (very slight) compared to the low beams.


Posted Image

#7 datzenmike

datzenmike

    KING RAT

  • User Administrator
  • 72,553 posts
  • Location:Vancouver Island
  • Cars:'74 710 sedan, '76 710. prevoius... '78 620, '71 521, '68 510 new '76 B-210

Posted 12 May 2018 - 12:10 PM

Ah, I see the driver's side is the LED.... :blush:

 

So does the low beam have a cut off pattern or does it blind oncoming traffic?


Posted Image

#8 Hawaiian620

Hawaiian620

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 80 posts
  • Location:Oregon Coast
  • Cars:'77 620, '81 210, '06 Xterra

Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:04 AM

Ah, I see the driver's side is the LED.... :blush:

 

So does the low beam have a cut off pattern or does it blind oncoming traffic?

 

Sorry for the late response. Yes the low beam has it's own pattern. When you turn on the high beams the lights switch from low to high. However when I hooked them up to the middle lights they only came on as high beams like normal. I'll take better pictures from in the cab with both outside lights installed when I'm home in a few weeks.  I'll do in both high and low. I'll be able to give you better input regarding the color too.



#9 datzenmike

datzenmike

    KING RAT

  • User Administrator
  • 72,553 posts
  • Location:Vancouver Island
  • Cars:'74 710 sedan, '76 710. prevoius... '78 620, '71 521, '68 510 new '76 B-210

Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:23 AM

I ordered a second set of HID and asked for 6K and they have that tint. I think white sunlight is 5K to 5.5K. I'm not keen on those purple 9K lights because the human eye evolved to see best in sunlight. Anything else is color and less visible.

 

As for LEDs, the lumen ratings are exaggerated I think. It's like every manufacturer tries to outdo the others by printing higher numbers.


Posted Image