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Old 10-28-2019, 11:43 AM   #1
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Am considering trying some of the LogoLites LED bulbs in my head lights. I am still running the 6V pos. ground system but with a Fun Projects voltage regulator. So am interested in any feed back anyone has on these particular bulbs. thanks
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Old 10-28-2019, 12:09 PM   #2
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Mark Maron did an extensive test and write up on these bulbs. If you do a search you'll find several threads about them.

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Old 10-28-2019, 12:11 PM   #3
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Here is a long thread about them, https://fordbarn.com/forum/showthrea...ight=logolites
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Old 10-28-2019, 12:19 PM   #4
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I have them and use them. They put out tons of illumination, but I can not get them to focus properly in the same pattern as the 50/50 or 50/32cp incandescents. Lots of info on Ford Barn on them if you do a search. I rarely drive at night, but also use them fulltime as daytime driving lights. Other drivers definitely notice and see you.


One of the main issues is the way they are constructed. The are 4 horizontal rows of leds, Two upper rows, and 2 lower rows. On high beam all 4 rows are on, but for low beam 1 upper row and 1 lower row are on. This gives you half the illumination, but ignores that only the lower row(rows) should be on for high beam, and the upper rows should be on for low beam so the light emitted can be properly focused by the headlight shell and glass lens on low beam.


Additionally the rows of LEDs are not completely horizontal, and can not be adjusted. No adjustability might be due to the replacement reflectors/integrated socket holder I have. Perhaps original design reflectors/socket and other repops are adjustable. However the incandescents do fit horizontal, so the locating pins on the logo lite bulbs are not correct.
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Old 10-28-2019, 01:23 PM   #5
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The attached article appeared in the Victoria Bustle newsletter October 2019.

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Old 10-28-2019, 02:16 PM   #6
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Old 10-28-2019, 02:31 PM   #7
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I recently installed a pair of the LogoLites LED bulbs - and I’m also running a 6V positive ground electrical system with a Fun Projects EVR on the original generator. As pointed out in post #4, they do put out a lot of light, but cannot really be focused. However, driving at night is now much easier with the much brighter headlights. I’m happy with them.

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Old 10-28-2019, 03:38 PM   #8
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I bought the Logo lights to see what all the hype was about. I will differ from anyone who says they can be focused. At LEAST not to the degree the incandescent bulbs do. I tried and tried. After spending nearly $60 plus shipping, the LED bulbs went into a drawer and probably won't be used again. It just puts out a field of bright light and it seems that whether bright or dim, both sets of LED arrays are lit up, albeit pretty brightly. Going from dim to bright does indeed make them very much brighter, but there is no change in the beam, presumably because there is no beam. Just brighter scattered light. My 32-50 bulbs are pretty descent in my opinion.
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Old 10-28-2019, 03:42 PM   #9
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Can I assume since the cannot be focused they tend to blind oncoming traffic?

I'm just curious, I run Ron Francis Brite Bulbs 175/75 cp, 12v only. They are shaped likeoriginal and can be focused.

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Can I assume since the cannot be focused they tend to blind oncoming traffic?

I'm just curious, I run Ron Francis Brite Bulbs 175/75 cp, 12v only. They are shaped likeoriginal and can be focused.
IMO, LED headlights should be banned. They cause too much glare for oncoming motorists which I believe is because they cannot be focussed properly. I'm waiting for someone to be sued when dazzle from their LED headlights causes an accident and I'm not just about only our cars. Modern cars with them are every bit as bad.
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Can I assume since the cannot be focused they tend to blind oncoming traffic?

I'm just curious, I run Ron Francis Brite Bulbs 175/75 cp, 12v only. They are shaped like original and can be focused.

I tested mine late one night and I live in a fairly rural part of the area I live in where traffic is light. I was fully expecting to get "flicked". I only encountered one car and was not "flicked".
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IMO, LED headlights should be banned. They cause too much glare for oncoming motorists which I believe is because they cannot be focussed properly. I'm waiting for someone to be sued when dazzle from their LED headlights causes an accident and I'm not just about only our cars. Modern cars with them are every bit as bad.

My sentiments exactly.


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I feel that I am a young 68. However, my eyes have become ever increasingly intolerant to glare. LED headlights from just about any car drive me nuts, including brand-new off the showroom floor. Especially the knuckleheads who buy them aftermarket and retrofit their modern cars with them without any attempt to aim. It's really frustrating!
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IMO, LED headlights should be banned. They cause too much glare for oncoming motorists which I believe is because they cannot be focussed properly..
They can be.
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Wow what a thread. I ordered a set on Saturday. Guess I can weigh in when they arrive lol
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I am 77, and I still remember from my youth being instructed to avoid looking directly at on-coming headlights. Modern cars will all have LEDs in the near future, so you all need to adjust to them.

Nobody says how well or not the LED headlights illuminate the road ahead. A scientific comparison of headlights bulbs is necessary including the original incandescent bulbs, halogens and LEDs.

My Model A's have halogen headlights in one and sealed beams behind the original lenses in the other. Both are better than the original bulbs in my opinion.

Focusing is not totally a function of the headlight light sources. The reflectors have a major role in shaping and aiming the light beams.

Focusing is a big deal when incandescent bulbs are used because the light filaments are off-center in the reflectors, and incandescent light has a flood light distribution. The same goes for halogen bulbs. LEDs are very directional, so an array of LEDs in one bulb is necessary to get a flood light distribution in the reflector similar to the output of the original incandescent bulbs.
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Ruth,
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To help avoid possibility blinding others on low beam, I adjusted/pointed my drivers side head light down and towards the passenger side some. I do not drive much at night, but when I have not had other drivers flash their lights at me when I am on low beam.


Apperloo, would be interested in your observations. What ever you do not look straight at them or into the Headlights when on. They are so bright you can damage your eyes. Use very dark sunglasses, or a welding shield.
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Modern cars will all have LEDs in the near future, so you all need to adjust to them.
I think they would eventually be banned before the majority of the people were forced to get used to them to avoid accidents. When it come to product liability, the market moves, ... well except for Tobacco , Sugar and, Salt. They seem to continue without impunity.

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