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Saw something interesting today
#1429326 Fri Nov 05 2021 07:33 PM
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Saw a late '60s Chevy pickup pull into the gas station while I was filling up my car this morning. The headlights had a circle of white LED lights within each one which were illuminated, much like the running lights on the new pickups. But then when he put the turn signal on those white lights turned amber and began flashing. Essentially the headlight was now the turn signal! Not sure if it was the same circle of lights or another circle right beside the other ones.

I didn't get to talk to the guy for more than a minute mostly to comment that I had never seen anything like that before. I just also wanted to confirm the year of the truck, as it appeared to be a '67. He said it was actually a '72 with a '67 front clip on it.

But I had never seen lights like that before. Just wondering if anyone here was familiar with them.


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Re: Saw something interesting today
Rich'sToys #1429327 Fri Nov 05 2021 07:37 PM
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My wife thinks those LED halo lights are cool, but me, not so much. I've noticed that on the newer vehicles, when the turn signal is blinking, the headlight on that side is off. I think that's weird. I have not seen those aftermarket lights on older vehicles, but I'm sure just about anything exists.


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Re: Saw something interesting today
Rich'sToys #1429336 Fri Nov 05 2021 10:28 PM
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I saw two kinds of those in NM our last trip. One set was on a late 90s Jeep and another on a pickup---of some make/year. On the Jeep one was flashing amber and it was a halo style. On the other, one was flashing but it looked like a horizontal strip at the bottom of the headlight...which was strange, actually.


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Re: Saw something interesting today
Rich'sToys #1429342 Sat Nov 06 2021 12:09 AM
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A local business owner put blue halos on his Challenger. He got in a bit of trouble with the local police because he'd drive around town with them on. Forward facing red or blue lights is a no-no unless it's a commissioned vehicle.


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Re: Saw something interesting today
Rich'sToys #1429387 Sat Nov 06 2021 07:30 PM
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I saw those on Amazon when I was shopping for LED headlamps. I preferred to have something that looked original, just brighter.

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Re: Saw something interesting today
Gord&Fran #1429421 Sun Nov 07 2021 12:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Gord&Fran
I preferred to have something that looked original, just brighter.
I agree! I don’t want halo LED’s on my vintage truck and just like you, brighter original looking headlights.

Do you have a link for the lights you used?

Last edited by Phak1; Sun Nov 07 2021 12:42 AM.

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Re: Saw something interesting today
Rich'sToys #1429439 Sun Nov 07 2021 03:18 AM
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I used these bulbs:
https://auxito.com/products/h4-9003...orward-lighting-bulbs-12-000lm-52w-bulbs

The bulbs will fit headlight shells designed for H4 halogen bulbs such as Hella, Bosch, Cibie, etc. If you already have a set of headlight shells designed for H4 bulbs, you can use them.

I didn't have any shells lying around, so I bought these:
https://www.amazon.com/IPCW-CWC-700...EPEU/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

The locator tabs on the cheap headlight shells are flimsy and didn't fit the buckets on the truck exactly. A couple of minutes work with tin snips and pliers made them fit.

BTW. The bulbs are only 26 Watts each. No need for relays.

Last edited by Gord&Fran; Sun Nov 07 2021 03:20 AM. Reason: add'l info

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Re: Saw something interesting today
Rich'sToys #1429641 Tue Nov 09 2021 04:46 PM
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Gord&Fran, are those housings actually glass? I used to have a glass set that were great, but let them go with an old truck and never found a good set again. Several companies advertised "glass", but were actually just brittle plastic.

If those are actually glass lenses, I need a whole stack of them.


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Re: Saw something interesting today
Rich'sToys #1429648 Tue Nov 09 2021 05:35 PM
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Yes, the housings are glass. However, I suspect that the optical quality of the lens is not as good as the ones from the European manufacturers. Anyhow, they are better than sealed beams and the LEDs work well.


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Re: Saw something interesting today
Rich'sToys #1429659 Tue Nov 09 2021 07:16 PM
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I've seen those halo LEDs on a 64 Mustang that used to cruise through the neighborhood a couple years ago. I thought it was cool, but I could never bring myself to install them on my '65 C20. I went with the relays for the low and high beams, and they are much brighter than without, and that is using the same Halogen sealed beams.

Edit: I don't have a before pic, as I was embarrassed to even drive the truck the way it was. It didn't illuminate the dark enough to drive safely, even on local streets with streetlights and 25 mph speed limits. But this shows the "After" of the relay installation.

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