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Looking for a reasonably priced switchback DRL

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by joem1cha3l, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. Oct 19, 2016 at 12:48 PM
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    Im ready to purchase switchback bulbs for my spyder headlights so I can get rid of the amber bulbs. Im getting ready to pull the trigger on VLed's but it just seems like dropping almost $200 after shipping on two bulbs is insane to me.

    Any other reasonable options out there? Dont want to deal with hyperflash either.


    This is what I'm considering:
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  2. Oct 19, 2016 at 1:07 PM
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    I have those switchbacks and the socket adapters on both sides melted on me. I submitted a warranty request in September and still don't have replacements. They were supposed to ship October 17th but I've yet to receive a notification that they have.

    When they worked they were amazing and looked great. I don't think they're worth $170 if they are going to fail after 3 months.
     
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  3. Oct 19, 2016 at 1:09 PM
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    Purchased in late June, so it was more like 2 months.
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  4. Oct 19, 2016 at 1:09 PM
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    Yeah, I think I remember reading your posts on that Mike. Looking like the adapters are backordered until 10-28 now. Hoping to find a cheaper and more reliable option.
     
  5. Oct 19, 2016 at 1:13 PM
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    I tried some on Amazon that claimed to work without controllers and to be a factory fit. The bulb base was a poor fit and had to be forced into the housing (not extreme force, but it took some cajoling). After getting them installed the lights functioned poorly and I couldn't get both sides working at the same time. I ended up sending them back for a full refund.

    If you find another option please let me know.
     
  6. Oct 19, 2016 at 1:17 PM
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    Ahhh, good to know on the amazon bulbs. I remember when you posted about having ordered them but couldn't find that post for th life of me. Never knew that it was you that posted it and wasnt sure of the outcome. Good to know!
     
  7. Oct 19, 2016 at 1:21 PM
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    Mike, did you have to remove the grill and panel under the headlight and remove the headlights just to get to these bulbs?
     
  8. Oct 19, 2016 at 2:04 PM
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    Hey Mike,

    Thanks for the reminder. I remembered your original post on this subject. I was thinking about them when I do the retrofit project but I'll pass for now.

    Please keep us apprised about your dilemma.

    Sorry Joe that I hijacked your thread...:)
     
  9. Oct 19, 2016 at 2:08 PM
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    No, the DRLs you can access without removing the headlight assembly, just from inside the engine compartment.
     
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    Unacceptable Steve. The only way I will forgive you is with an update on the status of your retrofit haha
     
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    I most certainly will my good man! Thanks again for the headlights, they are going to good use for sure!
     
  12. Oct 19, 2016 at 5:07 PM
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    I've had the Vled switchbacks and all their other interior and exterior bulbs for about a year and I would buy them again. One of the swtichback bulbs went out a couple months after getting them but had a replacement at my door 2 days later free of charge. You definitely get what you pay for when it comes to LEDs.
     
  13. Oct 19, 2016 at 7:08 PM
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    All my lights are LED, including my headlights. The only my ones that failed on me were the VLEDs.

    I feel VLEDs is a lot of hype and the quality is about the same as much less expensive options. That's just my own experience though.
     
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    I don't have those from H.R. but I do have a couple products from them. Their Reverse lights are good but the price is a turn off for some. As far as their customer service it is hit or miss. I had, as have others, issues with not getting a complete order. With that said, it is hard to get a hold of them and they won't advise you about delays unless you contact them.
     
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