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LED headlights
Jmantooth Offline
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Will installing LED headlights and fog lights take some of the electrical load of the headlight switch thus negating the need to install relays?
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andrewjs18 Offline
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(05-08-2019, 03:52 AM)Jmantooth Wrote: Will installing LED headlights and fog lights take some of the electrical load of the headlight switch thus negating the need to install relays?

I think in theory it should since it requires less power to run, but I'll leave that to the pros. perhaps Jeff K can answer that more appropriately.

that said, I tried LED headlights in my TC and the scatter was horrible...and these were some of the best LEDs on the market - not cheap, about $160 for a set:

https://turbotbird.com/thread-trying-out...-pic-heavy
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347BIRD Offline
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I have LEDs in my 1988 turbo coupe and they are fantastic! amazon for about 36 bux!
1988 Blk T-Bird, 5-spd, Raven int, 3G Alt, K&N conical, Boost controller, ported E6, ported and polished IHI @ 16 psi, 03 Cobra wheels, 255/45/17's all around, BBK lowering springs, Monroe struts and shocks, Aluminum driveshaft, LED's, 255 LPH 
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Jeff K Offline
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My 88 TC and 86 Tbird 5.0 are both 100% interior and exterior LED lighting. Incandescent headlight draw around 10 amps, LED headlights draw about 3 amps, negating the need for headlight relays.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Jmantooth Offline
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(05-10-2019, 04:39 PM)347BIRD Wrote: I have LEDs in my 1988 turbo coupe and they are fantastic! amazon for about 36 bux!

Can you point me to the ones you bought?
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347BIRD Offline
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The brand was LASFIT and I just looked on amazon and they are no longer avail... there are plenty of other brands on there that would be the same , just maybe diff price.
1988 Blk T-Bird, 5-spd, Raven int, 3G Alt, K&N conical, Boost controller, ported E6, ported and polished IHI @ 16 psi, 03 Cobra wheels, 255/45/17's all around, BBK lowering springs, Monroe struts and shocks, Aluminum driveshaft, LED's, 255 LPH 
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Mikey97D Offline
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(05-14-2019, 04:47 PM)347BIRD Wrote: The brand was LASFIT and I just looked on amazon and they are no longer avail... there are plenty of other brands on there that would be the same , just maybe diff price.

I bought a set of Lasfit too last year.  The headlights work very well in low beam, but my lenses are in bad shape and the high beam diffuses all over the place.

Only thing I have noticed with the LED is it triggers my low beam light is out light about 15 seconds after turning on the headlights.  It is not out.
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347BIRD Offline
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yea it triggers the system sentry to show that a low beam or taillight is out but to me, no biggie. and same as you, the high beams are worthless but the low beams are so bright I don't need to use my brights

I just wish I could get my foglights to work Sad
1988 Blk T-Bird, 5-spd, Raven int, 3G Alt, K&N conical, Boost controller, ported E6, ported and polished IHI @ 16 psi, 03 Cobra wheels, 255/45/17's all around, BBK lowering springs, Monroe struts and shocks, Aluminum driveshaft, LED's, 255 LPH 
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