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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-16-2020, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
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Advice needed on replacing the H11, 9005, and PSX26W fog lamp on my 4500. Looking for which brands are good ones and ones to stay away from. Price isn't a concern-longivity and light output are.
Alla seems to be the only USA manufactured units but open to any.

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post #2 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-16-2020, 09:32 AM
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Morimoto are good!
Cougar Motor are decent

Go to www.retrofitsource.com


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I went with the SeaLight brand on amazon...super bright and didnít break the bank. Been great no issues so far. The highs fit and I was able to close the dust cap
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Advice needed on replacing the H11, 9005, and PSX26W fog lamp on my 4500. Looking for which brands are good ones and ones to stay away from. Price isn't a concern-longivity and light output are.
Alla seems to be the only USA manufactured units but open to any.
The retrofit source is a great place for lighting and they have good support. I have also had good luck with LED bulbs from amazon in the 30-40$ range. Find one with thousands of reviews and youll be fine. Ive run these amazon bulbs for a couple years now in my old truck and they were still working fine when it got traded in (highs, lows, fogs, turns, DRL, all amazon LED's).

LED's are a lot more robust then people like to think, as long as your no buying garbage, most of the LED stuff out there will work for a very long time with good output, even if its cheep Chinese stuff. The technology is very simple, so it can be made well even at a low price point.

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OPT7 for LED lighting. You will not be disappointed I can promise you that.

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Whatever you do, buy a purpose-built headlight assembly (morimoto, etc) versus a LED bulb assembly. Iím not sure what vintage truck you have but if it doesnít have projectors or LED from the factory, installing LED bulb assemblies are outright dangerous. They blind the hell out of oncoming traffic. The factory headlights are specially designed for halogen bulb assemblies and NOT the LED light dispersal. Itís illegal too (headlight assembly is no longer in DOT compliance) but I have yet to hear about enforcement.


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post #7 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-16-2020, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Good point. Truck is a 2019 4500HD.

2019 Chevrolet 4500HD CC 4X4 Flatbed
2018 Chevrolet 1500 CC 4X4 High Country 6.2 liter
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2011 Peterbilt 337 hauler with 360HP 8.3 Cummins--SOLD
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I went with the SeaLight brand on amazon...super bright and didnít break the bank. Been great no issues so far. The highs fit and I was able to close the dust cap
I just ordered some of these for my fogs and low beam projectors on my 2019. I guess weíll see if theyíre any good or not!
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I went with Heartland led for headlights
diode dynamics for fogs
and many many superbrightlites for back up lites and cargo ..
superbright lights on my trailers also always had good luck

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Check out Headlight Revolution videos where they test bulbs in actual headlight housings. The biggest issue with LED bulbs is the cheap Chinese knockoffs that put out horrible beam patterns. The quality more expensive bulbs have beam patterns that match factory but are much brighter.


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