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Old 03-19-2017, 10:50 PM
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L.E.D Headlight High/Low Beam Position

Led High/Low Beam Position
So I have a 2013 f250 6.7L and I recently purchase L.E.D headlight bulbs H13/9008, and it seems the light reflection/refraction is scattered all over the place. I was wondering if anyone has newer f250 body style, and can tell me if they have had success with led light bulbs, and most importantly, which way the low beam l.e.d chip faces and which way the high beam l.e.d. chip faces. Thanks
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:00 AM
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Sounds like you have the leds facing the wrong way they need to face 3 and 9 o'clock are your high and low on different sides or on the same side or same side and staggered it would have help if you told us what brand you went with I liked the idea of the led head lights but they just aren't where they needed to be that's why I took mine out but it looks like there getting better. But still haven't found any that are actually legal for street use despite claims of being dot and sae approved and dout there ever will be for a drop in replacement bulb. Here's a thread in the 6.7 section that's 14 pages long there is some more info about the orientation of the bulbs in there.
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Hey Mike thanks for replying sir. Yes they are 3 and 9 o clock position right now. My driver side low beam is at 9 o clock and my passenger side low beam is at 3 o clock, so that they criss cross and get maximum coverage in middle in theory right? And yes, high beams are on one side and low beams are on the other side. I'll post some pics here in just a bit. And the brand I have are the LED R3 H13 with no fans, they have the heat sink behind it.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:32 AM
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These are the brand and same style, but they are the h13's
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Led High/Low Beam Position
So I have a 2013 f250 6.7L and I recently purchase L.E.D headlight bulbs H13/9008, and it seems the light reflection/refraction is scattered all over the place.
That's the way they are when using stock housings. LEDs light up the whole area in front of you, they do not have a focused spotlight effect.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:14 AM
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Yeah I will be investing in retrofit's but idk which one's to get that's will work and the difference between them. I'll post some pics of my truck
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:29 AM
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I had this problem too. I got the OPT7 LEDs. Basically what I found is that my headlamps are terrible (I got some amazon replacements that pretty much just suck all around).
However, what I did was index the LEDs until I found a position that worked the best. In my case it was with the LEDs facing horizontally. These put out more light than even changing back to some halogen or xenon.
Ultimately, to fix this, I will have to buy new headlamps.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:36 AM
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Yeah mine are horizontal as well and when low beams are on they light up in front in the middle... almost like normal halogen brights haha, and when I put the high beams on it only gets brighter on the sides and nothing in the middle lol, these stock housings suck
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:42 AM
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Ha, when I turn my high beams on I get just a little bit more light out front and my sides almost completely go away.
Go to superbrightLEDs.com and get some of their fog lights. They're brighter than the LED driving lights.


I think if I wouldn't have cheaped out and gotten knock off headlamp assemblies it would be good to go.
I'm actually surprised your truck does the same.
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Yeah I got my led fog lights from stage3motorsports.com and I got the 5000k diode dynamics xml2, they are super ****ing bright, they should be here in 2 weeks I'm super stoked lol
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Ok you're correct that the led's need to face 3 and 9 oclock....however for proper light there needs to be both a low beam led chip at 3 and 9 oclock and a high beam led chip at 3 and 9 oclock. At least that's what the led lights i used in my 2008 f25o have they are from xenon depot. I did a review on install...i'll see if i can dig it up.

Now if your led lights only have have a low beam chip on one side...and a high beam chip on the other side.....almost sounds like they may need to be in the 6 and 12 oclock positions?
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Well see that's when I got to thinking because the shape of the new housing's are weird and not even on both sides, so maybe I need to face low beam's facing at 12 o clock so when they reflect, they will reflect downward, and high beams at 6 o clock, so when I turn on high beams they beam upward and hopefully further out....
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Yeah bro I totally saw your thread before I decided to post my own and yours look great, mine are clean and full like that pattern looks good.
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Well see that's when I got to thinking because the shape of the new housing's are weird and not even on both sides, so maybe I need to face low beam's facing at 12 o clock so when they reflect, they will reflect downward, and high beams at 6 o clock, so when I turn on high beams they beam upward and hopefully further out....
Didn't know the housings changed so much from 2008......but yeah that's along lines of what I was thinking you may want to try.
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