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I just got a 2015 900XP and I have a light bar on the Probox top that really puts out alot of light. I wanted to see if there were any after market lamps or housings you guys have found that I could use to swap out the headlights? I would like the have the same color temp as the light bar rather than a warm headlamp and a cool light bar as well. Would like for them to be brighter then the stock lamps as well. I dont want to run the light bar all the time at the deerlease so some brighter headlights would be perfect.

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Would prefer LED if there are any, but if not, what was the install like on this kit?

Edit: also do you have hi/low still or just one off?
 

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Install was easy, plug and play. It took longer to find a place to secure the ballasts than it took to hook up. You will not have hi/low, just go or stop. Switching the switch between high and low makes no difference. I never did figure out the radio reception problem, it's all plastic under the hood so no easy place to hook to ground, I just use my iPod at night. I don't know anything about LED, maybe someone else can chime in. I can assure you will be blown away by the light output, they have probably five times that of stock. I also have them installed in my Honda Rancher ATV. The only problem is they are so bright oncoming traffic is blinded, I have to pull over and shut them off so a car can pass. The inevitable middle finger is usually displayed by the passing motorist.

http://www.prcforum.com/forum/154-r...54448-hid-lights-killing-radio-reception.html
 

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I tried these led bulb replacements and they are absolute junk...




So i just installed a small led fixture for low beam and a larger one for high beams... That's the only way I figured out how to get good light with led replacements, I too didn't want hid's

 

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tjm,

What fixtures did you end up using?

Lime,

When you had to hook up the ballast, do you just disconnect the existing harness and leave it there and plug the HID ballast in its place then swap the lamps out?
 

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Yes, exactly. The stock harness plugs into the new harness with ballasts, then you replace the lamps. The HID system uses the same amount of power as stock, except during startup where there is a small spike, but nothing the stock system can't handle. The system makes a buzzing sound while on but you can't hear it if the machine is running. The lamps do take a few seconds to warm up, you have enough light to see in about three to five seconds, after about 30 seconds to a minute you will be going "holy crap!" I have had them for almost a year and I'm still impressed.
 

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Oracle makes a led conversion - Google it
Not sure if that's what tjm used or not


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I tried these led bulb replacements and they are absolute junk...




So i just installed a small led fixture for low beam and a larger one for high beams... That's the only way I figured out how to get good light with led replacements, I too didn't want hid's

Tjm what didn't you like about the led replacements I was about to order a set this weekend.


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Tjm what didn't you like about the led replacements I was about to order a set this weekend.


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Basically poor light output...

The led itself had poor brightness, but the issue for me was usable light on the ground...you can not judge a light by staring into it, it may be bright to look at but that doesn't translate to be the least bit useful on the trail/road

The light comes off of the lamp much differently than the standard bulb. The reflector housing is presumably tuned to focus the light emitted from the halogen. Change the placement/direction of the light source and the reflector is not not doing as good of a job actually focusing the light evenly on the ground...

The light from the led bulb just pukes out in a sloppy way, hitting the ground in a spotty mess...

It is not unlike those pinheads that install HID's in their trucks and just swap out the bulbs...they are really bright to look at but are laughable to sit behind and use...yeah the bulbs are brighter and blind everyone on the road, the light is not focused where it needs to be and you end up with a lot of wasted light...

If you want good light make sure the reflector/projector/housing whatever, is tuned for the light source...

If you want HID's get a projector, you'll get good light output from the bulb and it will be focused where it is actually usable and not blinding everyone...it would be easy to retro one of these into your stock housing...and the light output will be far superior...



I didn't want HID's so I got led's in a fixture that will focus the light on the trail not puke up into the treetops :)
 

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tjm,

What fixtures did you end up using...
Low beam...cheap crap from Amazon...




High beam...not cheap crap :)..... 4.5" light cannon...




Just cut the wire to the stock housing and wired the 2 fixtures in so still using stock high/low switch ...

Low...



High...

 

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Like the look of that... sharp.
I had HID's on my rhino. They actually lit things up perfectly and were extremely bright. However they were a pain to waterproof them to the housing and if you don't, you'll just continue to blow bulbs and get water in them. Also when water got inside the housing, the water became so hot that it boiled the reflective material off the housing. I had to buy new stock housings and spend my time with some high temp rtv and make sure they were sealed completely.
 

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I have the 55W DDM kit + 40" light bar. Can't even see the headlights with the light bar on. But you need the headlights as you can't use the light bar on the road or when driving with other vehicles, as you'll blind them, unless you are the lead.
 
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