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Diode Dynamics HID's

Does anyone have experience with Diode Dynamics HID headlights for the Cruiser?

I haven't been able to find much info on this system.
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Does anyone have experience with Diode Dynamics HID headlights for the Cruiser?



I haven't been able to find much info on this system.


Iíd sure like to know more about them! I replaced my HID on my F150 with LED and I love them. Iíd sure like to do the FJ.


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I asked @Diode Dynamics about the HIDs, and was told that it would be worth the wait for their LED's that will be coming out for the FJ this summer.
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I asked @Diode Dynamics about the HIDs, and was told that it would be worth the wait for their LED's that will be coming out for the FJ this summer.


That sounds good!


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Irving Zisman,

Thanks. Good to know.

I've installed HID's in previous vehicles with amazing results but for my Cruiser I want something more streamline than the large ballast that normally come with HID's. I've researched all various headlight types.. High output halogen bulbs which appear to have a short life span. LED's, but I'm drawn back by the heat sinks. Diode Dynamics advertises their HID's having slime-line ballast but they show no photos of the ballast on their web site nor am I able to see installation instructions on their site.
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Irving Zisman,

Thanks. Good to know.

I've installed HID's in previous vehicles with amazing results but for my Cruiser I want something more streamline than the large ballast that normally come with HID's. I've researched all various headlight types.. High output halogen bulbs which appear to have a short life span. LED's, but I'm drawn back by the heat sinks. Diode Dynamics advertises their HID's having slime-line ballast but they show no photos of the ballast on their web site nor am I able to see installation instructions on their site.


They will install very similar to HID but much smaller cabling and ballast and much less heat.

The ones I have on my truck each have a heat sync with an individual cooling fan. Iíve had them for over a year and they are fantastic.


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$180 seems like a pile of money for two light bulbs. I did a bixenon HID projector install in mine, and everything cost me less than $200, including lights and ballasts. One of the best mods you can do IMO.


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I asked @Diode Dynamics about the HIDs, and was told that it would be worth the wait for their LED's that will be coming out for the FJ this summer.
That's what I would recommend as well. We do offer an HID conversion kit, but it's not ideal for reflector style housings. HIDs will work fine, but they will generate additional glare for other drivers on the road.

We will keep everyone posted on our engineering team's progress on the SL2 LED headlight. The FJ will definitely be a perfect application for it!

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Irving Zisman,

Thanks. Good to know.

I've installed HID's in previous vehicles with amazing results but for my Cruiser I want something more streamline than the large ballast that normally come with HID's. I've researched all various headlight types.. High output halogen bulbs which appear to have a short life span. LED's, but I'm drawn back by the heat sinks. Diode Dynamics advertises their HID's having slime-line ballast but they show no photos of the ballast on their web site nor am I able to see installation instructions on their site.
We've used Hylux ballasts with our HID kits for 5+ years, which are considered the absolute best on the market. (Consequently, some of our competitors have begun to offer Hylux as well)

They are extremely high-quality and the most reliable aftermarket ballast on the market. Here's a picture of the ballast itself:



In terms of "slimness", they are about the size of a deck of cards. Sure, there are probably slimmer ballasts out there, but the Hylux uses the best components possible, which I'd take over 2mm of ballast casing thickness any day!

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$180 seems like a pile of money for two light bulbs. I did a bixenon HID projector install in mine, and everything cost me less than $200, including lights and ballasts. One of the best mods you can do IMO.


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I agree with you 100% while I have no experience with diode dynamics I do have experience with other HID Kits and LED kits. $180 is a lot to fork out. I did HID's in my wife's 4 runner three years ago. They were a cheap 50 dollar set and are going 4 years strong with no issues. I would have to go through two more sets to make sense.

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