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Installed KC pro-sport, Phillips Ultinon, and new LED bulbs

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I wanted to post an update to some of my recent lighting upgrades. I was on the fence for awhile on whether to go with LED headlight bulbs (as there are so many brands to choose from, and the pros vs. cons). I went with the Phillips Ultinon LED bulbs. They're pretty pricey, but saw some great reviews from other members. I like how Phillips have replicated the halogen beam pattern much better than some other brands, as I definitely didn't want to blind other drivers with my stock housings. The package says 6200K, which is mis-leading. It's more like a pure bright white (no yellow, or no blueish tint).
Installed KC pro-sport, Phillips Ultinon, and new LED bulbs-ultinon.jpg

Here's the bulbs from under the hood. There's a small ballast system with each bulb that I just secured with a little 3M auto tape and zip tie.
Installed KC pro-sport, Phillips Ultinon, and new LED bulbs-fj_ultinon-passenger.jpg
Installed KC pro-sport, Phillips Ultinon, and new LED bulbs-fjj_ultinon-drivers.jpg

The only possible issue with LED bulbs is if you're caught driving through a heavy snowstorm, then the snow may build up over the headlights as they do not generate any heat so the snow will not melt. That's where having auxiliary lighting that's either halogen or HID's will help if you ever find yourself in this situation. I previously had the KC Slimlites installed on my bumper, but decided to upgrade to the KC pro-sport HID's. I have the factory bumper mount system, so I ended up going with the 6" lights. The 8" lights (which I tried and had to exchange) ended up sitting much higher than my headlights which I personally didn't like. Since these lights have an internal ballast system, they are quite wider (especially compared to my previous slim-lites). However, there is just enough room with my mounts to clear the grille. They're pretty bright and have the slight blueish HID tint to them (they're much brighter than my previous slim-lites which had H3 100 watt bulbs)
Installed KC pro-sport, Phillips Ultinon, and new LED bulbs-kc_pro-sport.jpg
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Installed KC pro-sport, Phillips Ultinon, and new LED bulbs-fj_front-kc-prosport.jpg

Here's a side-by-side close-up comparison of the LED's and the HID's (had to get in real tight to get as accurate color reading as possible):
Installed KC pro-sport, Phillips Ultinon, and new LED bulbs-fj_hl_close.jpg

Here's the front with all lights on! (sorry, but the camera on my phone wasn't picking up the lighting very good, as it was super bright) I also upgraded my side mirror bulbs with LED bulbs and removed the diffuser film. The lower grille fog lights are my Rigid Industries LED's (there's a post on how installed those.)
Installed KC pro-sport, Phillips Ultinon, and new LED bulbs-fj_front-all.jpg

Here's how the lights look from the inside. (Sorry the grey brick wall isn't really showing an accurate depiction, may try to find a white wall to show this better). These were taken from my new Go-Luk dash cam. I previously tried different Black-vue dash cams which i always liked the small size and barrel-shaped design, but they always started malfunctioning. So far the Go-Luk is working out great (and looks like they did copy the same barrel-type design of the much more expensive Black-vues.
Headlights only:
Installed KC pro-sport, Phillips Ultinon, and new LED bulbs-fj_hl.jpg

Headlights high beam:
Installed KC pro-sport, Phillips Ultinon, and new LED bulbs-fj_hl-high.jpg

Headlights and Rigid Industries fog lights:
Installed KC pro-sport, Phillips Ultinon, and new LED bulbs-fj_hl-fog.jpg

Headlights, fogs, and HID's:
Installed KC pro-sport, Phillips Ultinon, and new LED bulbs-fj_all.jpg

Also I upgraded my reverse bulbs to LED's as well:
Installed KC pro-sport, Phillips Ultinon, and new LED bulbs-fj_reverse-leds.jpg

Here's with also my rear Rigid Industries lights on that i installed under the rear bumper (there's a post too on how i mounted these.) Also I switched the license plate bulbs to LEDs too.
Installed KC pro-sport, Phillips Ultinon, and new LED bulbs-fj_back-all-lights.jpg

Thanks for reading! I want to thank all the members for their great forums/posts which always provides great help and inspiration.

Cheers!

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Thanks for the pictures, those do look very nice.
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Nice install. Do you have to cut any wire through the process? How long it takes you to install?
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Re: Installed KC pro-sport, Phillips Ultinon, and new LED bulbs

(sorry for late reply) having issues getting notifications on posts. just saw your question today as i was going through some of my old posts regarding lighting.

the ultinon led bulbs were pretty much a plug and play. just have to secure the small ballasts for each bulb somewhere.

for the bumper lights it does take some time to do. some people go the direct bolt onto holes drilled through the bumper and say it works fine. i wanted to make sure it was super sturdy, so i went the route of purchasing the oem toyota bumper aux mount bar that mounts underneath the bumper and attaches to the frame. it's almost overkill how sturdy this thing is and it takes some time lining up the bar an then drilling the holes for the mounts. the wiring is pretty straight forward as i just followed the instructions using the oem factory switches and harnesses to get it all to work. there's a few times where you may have to solder some wires together but that's about it. i also utilized the add-a fuse that goes into the fuse box for the switched power. (there's also photos of which fuse ports to use on the forums).

also it does take a little time when installing the oem switches as you have to take off a lot of interior paneling to access the wiring behind the console.

i'm by no means that experienced with wiring or installation, but if you search through the forums you can pretty much find all the info you will need. plus if you run into any problems, you can always post it here and plenty of nice folk will chime in to help you out.
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Nice install. Do you have to cut any wire through the process? How long it takes you to install?
(sorry for late reply) having issues getting notifications on posts. just saw your question today as i was going through some of my old posts regarding lighting.

the ultinon led bulbs were pretty much a plug and play. just have to secure the small ballasts for each bulb somewhere.

for the bumper lights it does take some time to do. some people go the direct bolt onto holes drilled through the bumper and say it works fine. i wanted to make sure it was super sturdy, so i went the route of purchasing the oem toyota bumper aux mount bar that mounts underneath the bumper and attaches to the frame. it's almost overkill how sturdy this thing is and it takes some time lining up the bar an then drilling the holes for the mounts. the wiring is pretty straight forward as i just followed the instructions using the oem factory switches and harnesses to get it all to work. there's a few times where you may have to solder some wires together but that's about it. i also utilized the add-a fuse that goes into the fuse box for the switched power. (there's also photos of which fuse ports to use on the forums).

also it does take a little time when installing the oem switches as you have to take off a lot of interior paneling to access the wiring behind the console.

i'm by no means that experienced with wiring or installation, but if you search through the forums you can pretty much find all the info you will need. plus if you run into any problems, you can always post it here and plenty of nice folk will chime in to help you out.
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Re: Installed KC pro-sport, Phillips Ultinon, and new LED bulbs

Thanks for the link. Lights look great. I also ordered reverse LED and license Led and tail led. Going to be bright back there

I have ordered the amber mirror bulbs. Do you recommend taking off the diffuser?
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The diffuser is blue, take it out. Amber DD LED marker lights.
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The diffuser is blue, take it out. Amber DD LED marker lights.
Thank you, I will take it out.
Quick question for you - what lumen is your bulb?

The diode dynamics HP5 I got are 92 lumens. I am just trying to see (while I wait patiently for mail to arrive), how yours compare. Appreciate it.
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