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Old 10-23-2018, 09:06 PM   #1
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I have a 2017 29.2 and the headlights are worse ever. Has/does anyone have any have any tricks to improve the brightness and distance of the headlights?
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Old 10-24-2018, 03:33 AM   #2
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Some have replaced with LED's.

I might do this next year for my Axis.

What I would do is look up the exact bulb you have now and look for a direct replacement online. I would suggust taking the OEM bulb out and take pictures of the model # and overall size and if you have room next to or behind the current location. Otherwise you will have 3 people telling you diff #'s and you will not be sure of the correct one for your RV. I have seen some of the LED's with large heat sinks behind them that require more room than the OEM.
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Old 10-24-2018, 09:56 PM   #3
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H9 12v 65w. Going to upgrade to H9 12v 60w 9000lm LEDís. Will let you know how it works out.
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Old 10-24-2018, 10:36 PM   #4
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H9 12v 65w. Going to upgrade to H9 12v 60w 9000lm LED’s. Will let you know how it works out.
So you're going to "upgrade" to bulbs that use less power? What's the lumens on your current bulbs?
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Old 10-24-2018, 11:11 PM   #5
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According to the manufacturer, 2099. The ones going in are 9000.
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:20 AM   #6
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Old 10-26-2018, 02:33 AM   #7
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Have you noticed any difference?
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Old 10-26-2018, 03:20 AM   #8
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I love those lights!! Replaced my factory Jeep Wrangler with them. Huge Difference in both length and horizontal spread.
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Let us know if they worked better! Inquiring mind and night eyes want to know!
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Old 10-26-2018, 06:21 PM   #10
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Ok, ran into a problem. The ACE has daylight running lights that double as the low beam headlights. The high beam light are the bottom set and are high beam only. The LEDís I purchased are high/low and the ďbulbĒ is to large to fit into the projection housing. I will contact the supplier and see what they can do for me.
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Old 10-26-2018, 06:58 PM   #11
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Ok, ran into a problem. The ACE has daylight running lights that double as the low beam headlights. The high beam light are the bottom set and are high beam only. The LEDís I purchased are high/low and the ďbulbĒ is to large to fit into the projection housing. I will contact the supplier and see what they can do for me.
Oh dang!
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Old 10-27-2018, 10:28 PM   #12
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Ok, my lamp supplier help me out and took back the LEDís and supplied me with 2 sets of HID projector lamps. One set high (12000) and one low (6000). Both will provide 3000/1000lums at 100 yards compared to the stock incandescent lamps which barely have 100lums at that distance. So I update all when there installed.
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Old 10-28-2018, 12:23 AM   #13
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Ok, my lamp supplier help me out and took back the LEDís and supplied me with 2 sets of HID projector lamps. One set high (12000) and one low (6000). Both will provide 3000/1000lums at 100 yards compared to the stock incandescent lamps which barely have 100lums at that distance. So I update all when there installed.
Can't wait to hear the results!
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:07 AM   #14
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Ok, my lamp supplier help me out and took back the LEDís and supplied me with 2 sets of HID projector lamps. One set high (12000) and one low (6000). Both will provide 3000/1000lums at 100 yards compared to the stock incandescent lamps which barely have 100lums at that distance. So I update all when there installed.
Jusjay, I added the HID bulbs like this to my motorcycle a few years ago.
1 for low, another for high. Absolutely love them.
Let us know how this turns out please.
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:13 PM   #15
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Well got them ok, boy are they bright! The install was easy and quick no issues. I will need to re aim the high beam.
New question/issue? How do I keep the low beam on when I hit the high beams?
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Old 10-31-2018, 08:39 PM   #16
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Can you post some pics and the exact bulb you used for your RV?

I would love to do this on my Axis.
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Old 10-31-2018, 08:57 PM   #17
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These are the ones I used got the 6000 blue for the daylight and low beams and the 12000 blue for high beams. Theses are the h9 replace sizes. Fit light a glove. I’ll know more after I get them adjusted and do some night driving. I wonder if I could run a jumper line between the high beam power and the low beam. That way the low beam would be power too?
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Old 11-01-2018, 05:49 PM   #18
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These are the ones I used got the 6000 blue for the daylight and low beams and the 12000 blue for high beams. Theses are the h9 replace sizes. Fit light a glove. Iíll know more after I get them adjusted and do some night driving. I wonder if I could run a jumper line between the high beam power and the low beam. That way the low beam would be power too?
Ok, thanks. I might just replace the low beam only. Thats the one that bothers me the most.

Well you should be able to use a relay that when your high beams go on it tells the low beams to come on as well. Perhaps with LED its different (low voltage draw) but with like halogen you want both lights (HI and Low beam) to have thier own power supply so you dont over load something (like wiring, light switches, fuses etc) so the small gauge OEM wiring it not trying to power both bulbs at the same time.

Not sure off hand how to wire with relay but I bet you can search online to find a diagram. Prob. something with the OEM light switch so it turns both on with OEM wiring.
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:10 PM   #19
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These are the ones I used got the 6000 blue for the daylight and low beams and the 12000 blue for high beams. Theses are the h9 replace sizes. Fit light a glove. Iíll know more after I get them adjusted and do some night driving. I wonder if I could run a jumper line between the high beam power and the low beam. That way the low beam would be power too?
I just looked at the pictures. These are HID not LED's.

Did you put in LED's

HID shoud be fine... nice and bright but I think they require additional wiring? Has modules or relays in the picture. And I they the use more juice than the LED's?
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:34 PM   #20
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LWR, post 6 is the LED I first purchased. They did not fit in the projector housings. I then exchange them for 2 sets of HID’s post 17. One low 6000lums and on set high 12000lums. Both sets were in the “blue” light ranges. They did come with complete wiring harnesses. Easy fix!
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