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LED Headlights not bright enough 2018 tundra

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by 1bmpskir, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Dec 31, 2017 at 11:20 AM
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    1bmpskir

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    Recently traded in my 2012 tundra for a 2018 that has Led headlights, my 12 had stock headlight that were so much brighter than the new 18 LED'S. anyone else experience this ?
     
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  2. Dec 31, 2017 at 11:21 AM
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    Vendeta2k

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    Nope in fact the opposite....the leds on my 18 are miles brighter than my 13 was
     
  3. Dec 31, 2017 at 11:22 AM
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    PRO BLANCO

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    Welcome! I thought led would be more output.
    Let’s see pictures of your ride
     
  4. Dec 31, 2017 at 11:24 AM
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    My led headlights are much brighter than
    The traditional headlights that were on my 2015 Tundra
     
  5. Dec 31, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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    Even with adjustment turned all the way up no-one flashes me
     
  6. Dec 31, 2017 at 11:33 AM
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    Is that how you're gauging brightness? If someone flashes you?
    I have read they 18 LED lights aren't that great but you're the 1st to say they are dimmer than previous generations.
     
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  7. Dec 31, 2017 at 11:39 AM
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    Compared to 3rd party bulbs the output on the stock LED is not as focused and too short IMO. However, it's definitely bright enough.

    A lot of people were ranting and raving on the GTR Ultra LEDS as it fixes the height issue and has a super clean hot spot but I'm a lowly 2nd gen owner, and this is all at the mouth of a friend with a 2018.

    This should certainly not be an indicator of how bright your headlights are. At full tilt toyota had designed these to not blind other drivers so you wont get that effect (plus, it's a safety issue, I would strongly suggest this not be a goal).

    HID's are giving way to LEDS for a reason. The days of people putting HID's in stock housings and blaring down the street will be dead because it doesn't work. Much like HID's, LED's have requirements to focus output in a specific manner requiring housings designed around them.
     
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  8. Jan 2, 2018 at 10:02 AM
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    My 2018 LED headlights put my stock Platinum headlights to shame. I even swapped bulbs in the stock headlights to Sylvanias best and they were still much worse than the 2018's. Did you adjust the level so they are not pointed at the ground?
     

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