Originally Posted by mpress2570
Don't you need canbus for leds too?
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LED Bulbs usually
come with the following:
Look at it like this. If you compare an LED Kit to an HID Kit, the LED Drivers are pretty much the "ballasts" if you want to call them that. The Capacitors are pretty much the "error free Canbus adapters".
Everything is smaller and easier with the LED Kit. The HID Kit is more complex and "harder" to install if your a novice.
It really just comes down to preference. I had the Opt-7 Boltzen Bi-Xenon 35w 6000K CanBUS HID Kit Relay Capacitor Bundle on my 2006 Ram 1500. The kit was a nightmare to install, wires had to be cut and switched on the relay plug that connected to the trucks H13 plug. It was horrible. Then half the time the lights wouldn't turn on, I'd have to flip the headlight switch off and back on again. They took a long time to warm up and the lighting actually sucked big time.
Now I have the Opt-7 FluxBeam-X 6000K H11 LED Kit in my 2012 Ram 1500 and the output is amazing. They are 10x brighter than the 6K HID bulbs I had in my 06. There is no delay in brightness when you first turn them on, I dont have any "dead spots" or "black areas" in the light beam pattern that some people get with hid's and led's.
In the end, in my personal opinion, the LED kit was 1,000x easier to install. It only took about 25 minutes from loosening the first bolt to tightening the last bolt. All I had to do was remove the old bulb, connect wires labeled #1 to #1, 2 to 2 and 3 to 3. Then I tucked it all into the housing and closed it up. But with the HID kit it took over 3 hours to figure it all out, run the wires, install it all. I had to drill holes to mount the ballasts, cut and extend wires, cut and switch wires etc. Alot of trial and error. The LED Kit wins, hands down, when it comes to ease and time of installation.
As for light output, again, in my personal opinion, the LED kit was 10x brighter then the HID kit. The light from the LED bulbs isn't scattered all over. It's more centered and crisp. You can see a clean & clear cut off line with the LED bulbs in a halogen housing that you wouldn't see with HID's unless you have projectors.
Either way, both are a better option over stock Halogen bulbs. Like I said multiple times, it all comes down to personal preference. Do you want to spend the time hooking up the HID kit or do you want an easy install with the LED kit? Either way you end up with 6000k bulbs that are better then the horrible stock halogens.
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