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LED bulb in Hallogen KC

Hello everyone,

Question if this will work or not,

I currently have KC slimlites , a pillar are long range 150W , bumper mounted are 100W driving, using halogen bulbs.

My question is can i replace the bulbs with h3 LED's ? will the pattern be the same?

The bulb swap is simple but i cant find any reference of anyone doing this swap.

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Hello everyone,

Question if this will work or not,

I currently have KC slimlites , a pillar are long range 150W , bumper mounted are 100W driving, using halogen bulbs.

My question is can i replace the bulbs with h3 LED's ? will the pattern be the same?

The bulb swap is simple but i cant find any reference of anyone doing this swap.

Thank you!
Jason
In short, no. I state that based on an assumption that the bulb you're looking at has either a lexan collector (clear plastic cover that resembles a prism) or side mounted COB LED's. The halogen bulb sits at a specific point in the reflector and shines light almost 360 degrees. (Minus the bulb base.) The prism style collector still focuses light in a limited pattern and the bulb will sit lower in the reflector changing the overall pattern. The back to back COB pattern will be closer, but you'll have weird artifacts and two places where you'll have dark spots since the COB LED's are mounted on a Heat Sink and have some distance between them. If I was going to choose one, i'd look for a H3 that uses the side mounted COB style LED.

You'd still be better off replacing those lights with something like KC's new Gravity LED lights where they designed the optics to work with LED technology.

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I know KC is selling LED replacements for the Daylighters I have on my Jeep (the NY salt is corroding the reflector!).
Check to see if they have anything for the Slimlights. That would be the best route to ensure the light is utilizing the reflector properly.
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I know KC is selling LED replacements for the Daylighters I have on my Jeep (the NY salt is corroding the reflector!).
Check to see if they have anything for the Slimlights. That would be the best route to ensure the light is utilizing the reflector properly.
When I looked into that, they only had LED retrofit kits for the Daylighters and Gravity lights .
If you find out they now make 'em for the Slimlites, some of my budget is getting re-prioritized.

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I think you are probably going to be short on money going for LEDs to replace 100+ watt halogen incans. Incans are dirt cheap to make while LEDs would require multiple emitters special reflectors/optics and probably some sort of electronic circuitry.
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I think you are probably going to be short on money going for LEDs to replace 100+ watt halogen incans.
If you're referring to my budget comment, I said re-prioritized, not wrecked.
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No argument that high-power LED lights with good optics are not cheap, but the power is there these days, and well-placed.
I have a single Baja Designs XL Pro waiting to go on the center of my front bumper, and it's as bright as a 130W Daylighter.


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Incans are dirt cheap to make while LEDs would require multiple emitters special reflectors/optics and probably some sort of electronic circuitry.
Correct. The XL Pro makes 4300 lumens using multiple (4) emitters, special reflectors and some sort of electronic circuitry.




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I think you are probably going to be short on money going for LEDs to replace 100+ watt halogen incans. Incans are dirt cheap to make while LEDs would require multiple emitters special reflectors/optics and probably some sort of electronic circuitry.
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