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Old 11-17-2017, 01:54 PM   #15
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No doubt that Superbright is a good place to shop.
I’m just throwing the options out there that I am looking at.
Glad it helps but I too got a little buried in the details. I can’t afford to buy $700 headlamps, even if they are better, but I can justiy under $100 for brighter lights, especially, the kit takes the load/resistance/voltage loss off the headlamp switch too!
Just so happens there is a perfect place to plug the headlamp feed in, right on the bulkhead!
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Old 11-18-2017, 04:57 PM   #16
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Got the lights delivered today. The weather turned to total crap this morning so didn't get to work on them. I did go out and slip one into place to see if it would physically fit into the headlight bucket without any mods. Indeed it did, that was my biggest concern with installation. So that's cool. If the weather lightens up tomorrow I'll try and get one set installed. While I'm at it I'm going to trace down the grounds for each light and clean those up.

Any of you able to point me in the right direction to find where the grounds terminate on the headlights? I think they are usually fairly near the lights, I'll poke around and see what I can find. I'd like to do that first before proceeding with installing the lights.

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Old 11-18-2017, 05:38 PM   #17
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Old 11-19-2017, 04:44 PM   #18
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So I installed the low and high beam headlamps on the drivers side today and HOLY CRAP! It was hard to get pics because the low beams were so bright. I didn't even try to take any pics with the high beams on. I guess the pictures speak for themselves, I should have taken some from inside the cab, maybe later. But man, what a difference. The install wasn't bad though it is a tight fit with the connectors on the back. They are DOT approved and stamped.

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This one from across the street up into the neighbors driveway, rig is parked about 40' up in my driveway.
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Wow, from inside the cab it's an unbelievable difference.
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:04 PM   #19
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Wow, Those pictures don't lie!
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:53 PM   #20
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Don't forget the B/U lights, they were a big improvement on our Burb AND AS.

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Measure the voltage at the headlamp. The difference in light output with incandescent is 80% from 11 to 13+.

So this difference may be as much due to Moho electrical system deterioration as to the more efficient LED.

Use an E-Code aiming chart transposed onto a wall. I've done that with every personal vehicle and Class 8 tractor the past twenty years. It's a noticeable difference.

See www.danielsternlighting.com for that link in the Tech section (which has other worthwhile projects).
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:56 PM   #22
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Don't forget the B/U lights, they were a big improvement on our Burb AND AS.

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No doubt Bob. I already have taken care of the B/U lights but good point absolutely.
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:06 AM   #23
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Brilliant in every respect. Iíll never forget driving our coach from Northern California to Houston. Took three weeks in March through deserted interstates and some backroads. Frankly, it was terrifying in places. I was driving on the other (wrong!) side of the road and couldnít see a thing.Iíd never driven anything bigger than a small van and the stock headlights seemed little better than a good torch.
Iím in for this upgrade. Would you mind reposting the link to the ones your purchased so that I can make sure I get the correct model.

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Old 11-20-2017, 02:47 AM   #24
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Which headlight set did you end up buying?
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Old 11-20-2017, 04:08 AM   #25
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Measure the voltage at the headlamp. The difference in light output with incandescent is 80% from 11 to 13+.

So this difference may be as much due to Moho electrical system deterioration as to the more efficient LED.

Use an E-Code aiming chart transposed onto a wall. I've done that with every personal vehicle and Class 8 tractor the past twenty years. It's a noticeable difference.

See www.danielsternlighting.com for that link in the Tech section (which has other worthwhile projects).

I measured voltage at idle before installation of the new LEDS, 12.8-13.2
I was surprised it was that good. Installed a new headlight switch last year also.
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Brilliant in every respect. Iíll never forget driving our coach from Northern California to Houston. Took three weeks in March through deserted interstates and some backroads. Frankly, it was terrifying in places. I was driving on the other (wrong!) side of the road and couldnít see a thing.Iíd never driven anything bigger than a small van and the stock headlights seemed little better than a good torch.
Iím in for this upgrade. Would you mind reposting the link to the ones your purchased so that I can make sure I get the correct model.

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Would you mind reposting the link to the ones your purchased so that I can make sure I get the correct model.

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Nick,

I might be wrong but if I remember correctly you need different bulbs in the UK than you do in the US. I thought the low or dipped beams were supposed to angle to the side of the road and that involves both the bulb inside and the glass housing.

At least that's how I thought the Triumph sports cars were set up. Possibly it's different now or I just don't understand how headlights are supposed to work!

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