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    HID or LED headlights

    I'm looking at upgrading the headlights on my 2014 Forte Koup SX to HID's or LED's. Looking for suggestions.

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    Ben,

    I personally would recommend HID's, LEDs are great but just do not provide as much light output as HID's

    The Morimoto kit we carry is one of the best on the market and comes complete with a 5-year warranty! I've been using my kit for over 3 years now and love it!
    https://www.k5optimastore.com/products/trs-hid-kits

    If you do really want to go the LED route we carry a very bright LED kit that comes complete with a 1-year warranty
    https://www.k5optimastore.com/produc...-fog-light-kit

    Let me know if you have any questions!

    -Paul
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    HID, HID, HID. No LED. Believe me.
    If not, see this.

    LED or HID or OEM halogen? Comparison/review. 9012: Morimoto LED 2Stroke.

    I was so happy to go with LED...
    I put them into H11 (Forte) and result was even worse.
    Is Morimoto the best choice? I do not know. It was expensive. It would be a very expensive lessons if TRS did not accept the return.

    So, HID hands down.

    One trick though.

    2015 and 2016 do not have the same headlights.
    I am not sure about 2014. Was it coming with HID as option? If so, it will be same as 2015.
    It is important for choice of H11 lamp. There are two: H11A and H11B (do not mix with H11b halogen)/

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLP View Post
    HID, HID, HID. No LED. Believe me.
    If not, see this.

    LED or HID or OEM halogen? Comparison/review. 9012: Morimoto LED 2Stroke.

    I was so happy to go with LED...
    I put them into H11 (Forte) and result was even worse.
    Is Morimoto the best choice? I do not know. It was expensive. It would be a very expensive lessons if TRS did not accept the return.

    So, HID hands down.

    One trick though.

    2015 and 2016 do not have the same headlights.
    I am not sure about 2014. Was it coming with HID as option? If so, it will be same as 2015.
    It is important for choice of H11 lamp. There are two: H11A and H11B (do not mix with H11b halogen)/
    Your pictures are dead on that link you sent? At least for me they were.

    Can't speak for Morimoto LED's but their HID kits are awesome, I run thier conversation kits on all my cars that need them and 5500k HiD upgraded bulbs on my Z that came with factory HIDS
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Your pictures are dead on that link you sent? At least for me they were.
    Maybe it requires to be a member to see pics... I am sorry.
    I will try to post them here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLP View Post
    Maybe it requires to be a member to see pics... I am sorry.
    I will try to post them here.
    That's what it is, I tried clicking the photo attachments and it asked me to sign in

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    Thanks for the feedback! From what I've come across so far it seems more and more that the morimoto HID's are the way to go. Now it just comes to the what fits in my car, the H11 or H11B

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    just did hids, i tried leds first and the output in the projector was horrid, so i took them out the following morning and ordered hids.ordered at kit off ebay ill post the link below.it was cheaper than my usual ddm route and i can confirm they are plug and play with no issues for dirt cheap.i did swap the 6000k bulbs out for 5000k's. dont like the hint of blue.these may have been posted before but here it is again.attached pic is hid lows and factory fogs..not my greatest camerawork but you get the idea

    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/VIPMotoZ-Err...72.m2749.l2649

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    I wanted to quote critchy88, but forum is somehow broken...

    When you go higher with power, meaning 35 W into 55 W, the light shifts into bluer hue. That is "normal", hence 5000 K @ 35 W will look like 6000 K @ 55 W (more or less).
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    Actually that would be the other way around. The color shifts to a lower number on the scale. So 6k at 35 would change to 5k at 55.

    This is one reason I want to get those factory 25 watters it off the OEM set up.

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