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Installing LED in Spyder projector beam headlight

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by dmr, Dec 4, 2019 at 2:50 PM.

  1. Dec 4, 2019 at 2:50 PM
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    Amateur hour here. I ordered new Spyder projector headlight housings for my ’07. I have H11 LED lamps. The product stated it accommodates H11, but it came with a halogen bulb and fitting that I can't imagine how to attach my LEDs. Thoughts? Thanks! AE6D5C2D-BE5A-462C-933B-35B7914B2AA7.jpg
     
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  2. Dec 4, 2019 at 3:36 PM
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    I believe they wre incorrect. That housing will ONLY accept H1 bulb. H11 bulb look similar to our 9006 and 9005 bulb. There is no way you can fit h11 into that h1 housing.
     
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  3. Dec 4, 2019 at 3:38 PM
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    I think you are correct. I may have some h11 led’s for sale. Two weeks old.
     
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  4. Dec 4, 2019 at 3:41 PM
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    Heh, except vled doesn't make h1 led’s...what an expensive endeavor this has been.
     
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    You can still return the spyder headlights, right? Unless you want to keep them. You can always do retrofit with better projects for much better output.
     
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    I'm def not the guy to do a retro myself. Unsure where to even begin.
     
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    They can be expensive, that's for sure. I would email the people at lightwerkz.net for a quote.
    Kustom54lighting also does them.
    It's probably cheaper on your lights because they are swapping projectors instead of a full retro.
     
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    Thanks very much for your help! Much appreciated.
     
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    Correct and wish I saw this sooner, have a lot of experience and was in the same place you were a few months ago.
    So quickly, 1 spyder's do not come in (for whatever reason) the exact bulb you run. Mine came with H1 high beam and H7 low beam if im not mistaken, and my truck came with H11, so bought those bulbs and was like wtf. To add on to that the headlights were wired up with a H11 port to run into the main housing so they did work just with different bulbs. I wanted LED's like yourself so was confused on what to do.

    2. I would look at the bulbs sizes that are in the headlight housing (probably H1 and H7 like mine), and order those LED's instead. They should work fine with the sypders.

    3. If you don't have a H1 to H11 converter I can send you a link to one that worked for me on the H7 to H11.

    4. Check out @Headlight Revolution , they know their stuff and completely got me back into the tundra game let alone the lighting game. Actually got some goodies coming in tomorrow. If you need anymore help just hit me up I can walk you through it all.
     
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    The spyder lights have proven to not do well with LED bulbs, they do however, perform very well with an HID kit. There are a few more parts such as ballasts and extra wires but it's not bad at all and not too expensive. @Toytec Lifts used to and may still sell a nice HID kit for spyders. I'd suggest going that route if you wanna improve your spyder performance
     
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    I just chatted with CarID and they said I may have received the wrong part.

    I may be foolishly focused on using my H11’s as I'm using them and can't return ’em. I broke the trim under the headlights removing them to install the LED’s; something that will cost more $ to fix. I'm just frustrated and don't want to spend a grand on my led upgrade.
     
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    @dmr post some pictures so I can see what your working with. Your a 2nd gen like mine so should be same set up so I can help.
     
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    Apologies for the dupes. New to the forum, new to modifying anything on my truck and apparently new at posting photos on any forum.
     
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    There’s the LED. Not in the pic is the cooling fan in the back which takes up a lot of room. 14DEF5F3-8130-406E-895E-294ACB6922F4.jpg
     
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    I might consider this...i didn't think headlights were gonna turn into a part time job.
     
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    The led light out put is going to be terrible I had same exact set up and ended yo p after warranty was over replacing with HID and out is way better than halogen and led ......if you watch some videos it will tell you that projector set ups dont go well with leda
     
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    This is where I bought mine
     
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    I ordered the morimoto hid kit for the Spyder lights I bought. When I did a test fit of the bulb in the lights they fit fine, except for the latch. As near as I could tell, it looked like I would have to really flex the metal gate over the bulb to get it to stay in place. Am I missing something? Anyone know what I'm talking about with this?

    I didn't want to bend anything so I just have the lights, housings and a set of v3 running lights that I have yet to use. I'm almost considering just selling it all and buying something simple. Maybe the morimoto housings.
     
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    Appreciate the Tah @zachzap361 ! :)

    Good Morning OP!

    Welcome to the Lighting Game! Haha :) Looking at the picture, this takes an H1 style bulb! It can be kind of confusing for sure, but that's aftermarket stuff for you haha.

    The Housings you have should go from H1/H7 to H11/9005 like your OEM Connections call for, as long as they are the correct style for your Truck. It's just a wiring adapter! :)

    Essentially, shop for what the Headlight calls for, not the Truck. It's like swapping an LS motor into a Miata. You aren't exactly shopping for your Average Miata anymore. :rofl:

    Feel free to send over a picture of the other bulb so I can confirm the size for you. Hope you have a great day!
     
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    I have black spiders with hids and led turning bulbs and low beams. For sale message me. Willing to let go cheap
     
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    Thanks for everyone’s input. Confirmed this morning that I received the wrong part.

    Zooming out, what a confusing journey. This was my very first attempt at an upgrade and can’t believe how complex it became.

    I plan on having a leveling kit installed early next year and now don’t know how to evaluate a good one from a bad one if there are differences. Geez.

    Thank you all for your feedback. I’ll take it all under consideration and likely continue making mistakes. I am glad for this forum tho and your help!
    Dave
     
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    For future plan. I would come back and post up what you are "planning" on purchasing. Ask first, then buy. That way you know exactly what will happen and be prepared for it.
     
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    Oh you bet I will. I discovered the forum after I started this journey.
     

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