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Old 04-17-11, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default Pics of my '06 IS250 with 2011MY headlights w/ LED Strip

So I finally finished installing the 2011 headlights on my '06 IS250 with factory halogen. I've had them installed for about a month now, but was waiting on the part to connect the LED strip to the rest of the harness which my dealership finally got this weekend after weeks on backorder.

I purchased both headlights used via eBay along with new D4S bulbs, a ballast (one of the headlights came with a ballast), and new covers since the 2 sellers I purchased the headlights from didn't include any covers. Total cost = $1200. I'm hoping to sell my old headlights for a couple hundred on eBay, so that should bring the total cost down.

If anyone is wondering, it was obviously not plug n play at first. I had to splice and relocate wires on the harness connector to get the LED strip to work. Also, the reason the high beams aren't functioning as DRLs is because I had my dealership disable them.

Sorry for the closeup pics. I took the pics using my iPhone so when I backed up anymore than I did all the camera would show is a ball of light on each side. Also, the LED strip is not as yellow as the pic makes it seem. It's actually white with a very slight bluish hue.

EDIT: Don't let the photo deceive you. These are actually the LEDs at 50% brightness. They didn't look nearly as bright as the iPhone camera made it seem.


These are also the LEDs at 50% brightness, taken less than a minute after the first pic. You can clearly see what light does to the iPhone's crappy camera.


This is a few weeks afterwards once I figured out how to get the LEDs up to 100% brightness. The passenger headlight at 50% brightness, the driver headlight at 100% brightness (they're now both wired for 100% brightness BTW).


FYI - I explain the correct wiring on page 7 of this thread.

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Old 04-17-11, 05:22 PM   #2
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congrats, it turned out great
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Old 04-17-11, 05:25 PM   #3
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Looks great... and saved some $$... Nice work.
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Looks nice, good job!!
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Looks awesome!! HMMMMM??? Not bad price too!
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Looks good! I'd like to do this in the future.
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i'm loving these new headlights!
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awesome mods!
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looks great, i love my 2011 led headlights.
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looks great, i love my 2011 led headlights.
Ditto. Besides the car, my favorite feature.
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Old 04-17-11, 07:57 PM   #11
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Looks great but theres no way to justify that amount of moola for some LED's. Im sure in due time the new lights will be cheaper as some will find their way to junkyards
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that was on my mod list but man, $1200? no thanks. looks good though. congrats.
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that looks awesome!
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Very nice!
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1200 is a great price! Good work man
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