Welcome to the H4O - HUMMER 4x4 Off Road.
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 48
  1. #31
    Sponsor
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    283
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 49 Times in 35 Posts
    Don't forget to send us a PM for the free-shipping code!

    (U.S. members only)

    Thanks,
    Nick C.
    Diode Dynamics
    Experts in Hummer Lighting / 314-205-3033

  2. #32
    HIPPO

    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Vancouver, Wa
    Posts
    1,984
    Thanks
    436
    Thanked 331 Times in 224 Posts
    So have we figured out if any of these will fit and work for the headlights as well? I'm a bit confused.

  3. #33
    Sponsor
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    283
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 49 Times in 35 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ABNTROOP View Post
    So have we figured out if any of these will fit and work for the headlights as well? I'm a bit confused.
    LEDs have come a long way in the past few years, but they still aren't ideal for reflector style housings. Despite the impressive lumen output we can achieve with the XML2's, they won't utilize the factory housing the same as a halogen bulb or even HID conversion kit. A lot of additional glare is created and output is lost due to the lack of focus from the housing.

    There's plenty of these "plug & play" LED kits on the market making false promises, but we prefer to be honest and upfront with customers, especially when it's a vital component for safe driving at night

    Nick C.
    Diode Dynamics
    Experts in Hummer Lighting / 314-205-3033

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Diode Dynamics For This Useful Post:

    ABNTROOP (08-25-2015)

  5. #34
    HIPPO

    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Vancouver, Wa
    Posts
    1,984
    Thanks
    436
    Thanked 331 Times in 224 Posts
    Well bummer.

  6. #35
    Sponsor
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    283
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 49 Times in 35 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ABNTROOP View Post
    Well bummer.
    It's just a matter of time @ABNTROOP

    Nick C.
    Diode Dynamics
    Experts in Hummer Lighting / 314-205-3033

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Diode Dynamics For This Useful Post:

    ABNTROOP (08-25-2015)

  8. #36
    HIPPO

    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Vancouver, Wa
    Posts
    1,984
    Thanks
    436
    Thanked 331 Times in 224 Posts
    I will wait patiently then. If I'm pulling it apart to upgrade one set of lights then I would just as soon swap headlights, driving lights, grille lights, and roof lights all in one go. That way they all look and function the same.

  9. #37
    Sponsor
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    283
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 49 Times in 35 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ABNTROOP View Post
    I will wait patiently then. If I'm pulling it apart to upgrade one set of lights then I would just as soon swap headlights, driving lights, grille lights, and roof lights all in one go. That way they all look and function the same.
    If you are looking for custom headlight work, we have some incredible installers in the Pacific Northwest.

    http://www.diodedynamics.com/store/i.../find-dealers/

    Feel free to give us a call if you need a referral

    Nick C.
    Diode Dynamics
    Experts in Hummer Lighting / 314-205-3033

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Diode Dynamics For This Useful Post:

    ABNTROOP (08-25-2015)

  11. #38
    Bald Tire
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Abbeville, SC
    Posts
    34
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Most high output LED Lights have a built in ballast. I put a led bar light on my h3. It made a lot of RF noise in my two meter and HF radio. So bad that I could not use the Light Bar while I was using my radios, which is 90% of the time while I'm driving. I did quite the noise down some bit with ferrite chokes on the lights power leads. Don't know about the generated noise in the better American made LED lights. I think I'm going to try a HID conversion in my Fog Lights and Sylvania Silver Stars in my Headlights.

    Mike

  12. #39
    Sponsor
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    283
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 49 Times in 35 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by RadioMike View Post
    Most high output LED Lights have a built in ballast. I put a led bar light on my h3. It made a lot of RF noise in my two meter and HF radio. So bad that I could not use the Light Bar while I was using my radios, which is 90% of the time while I'm driving. I did quite the noise down some bit with ferrite chokes on the lights power leads. Don't know about the generated noise in the better American made LED lights. I think I'm going to try a HID conversion in my Fog Lights and Sylvania Silver Stars in my Headlights.

    Mike
    I recommend LEDs for auxiliary locations (fog lights, backup lights etc..), and sticking with HID or halogen for your low-beams. Putco makes a high-quality halogen bulb if you don't want to go with HID

    That RF interference is a sign of a poor electrical design with that particular LED's driver, smart move on the ferrite bead!

    Nick C.
    Diode Dynamics
    Experts in Hummer Lighting / 314-205-3033

  13. #40
    Sponsor
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    283
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 49 Times in 35 Posts



    Customer Submitted photo with Yellow XML2 Installed


    Nick C.
    Diode Dynamics
    Experts in Hummer Lighting / 314-205-3033

  14. #41
    Sponsor
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    283
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 49 Times in 35 Posts
    (314) 205-3033

    Nick C.
    Last edited by Diode Dynamics; 08-02-2017 at 08:45 AM.
    Diode Dynamics
    Experts in Hummer Lighting / 314-205-3033

  15. #42
    Mr. Beretta
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Who cares!
    Posts
    1,977
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 615 Times in 378 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Diode Dynamics View Post
    LEDs have come a long way in the past few years, but they still aren't ideal for reflector style housings. Despite the impressive lumen output we can achieve with the XML2's, they won't utilize the factory housing the same as a halogen bulb or even HID conversion kit. A lot of additional glare is created and output is lost due to the lack of focus from the housing.

    There's plenty of these "plug & play" LED kits on the market making false promises, but we prefer to be honest and upfront with customers, especially when it's a vital component for safe driving at night

    Nick C.
    I can attest to that. My neighbor with a 2015 Sierra installed LEDs into his headlamps and took them out a couple weeks later. He works nights and he was flashed by everyone when driving at night, and he also said the light did not appear to go down the road as well as the Silverstars he replaced with the LEDs. Not sure where he purchased his LEDs, so not sure if they were worth a toot.
    I took him on a ride one night out in the country (which is about one minute from where I live) and showed him my 2016 GMC factory installed LED headlamps and he was impressed.

    QUESTION FOR NICK C.
    I purchase a pair of license plate LEDs from you a year or two ago for my Silverado and never had a problem. I put them into my 2016 GMC and evidently the license lamp circuit in the GMC is monitored more precisely than in the Silverado since I keep getting messages from Onstar that the lights are not functioning. Would a 6 Ohm 50W resistor, like used for turn signals work to stop the messages?

    Don't know anything about Hummers, but I do speak Malamute.

  16. #43
    Sponsor
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    283
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 49 Times in 35 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by f5moab View Post
    I can attest to that. My neighbor with a 2015 Sierra installed LEDs into his headlamps and took them out a couple weeks later. He works nights and he was flashed by everyone when driving at night, and he also said the light did not appear to go down the road as well as the Silverstars he replaced with the LEDs. Not sure where he purchased his LEDs, so not sure if they were worth a toot.
    I took him on a ride one night out in the country (which is about one minute from where I live) and showed him my 2016 GMC factory installed LED headlamps and he was impressed.

    QUESTION FOR NICK C.
    I purchase a pair of license plate LEDs from you a year or two ago for my Silverado and never had a problem. I put them into my 2016 GMC and evidently the license lamp circuit in the GMC is monitored more precisely than in the Silverado since I keep getting messages from Onstar that the lights are not functioning. Would a 6 Ohm 50W resistor, like used for turn signals work to stop the messages?
    Please send an email to our customer service team and we can make sure you are taken care of: contact@diodedynamics.com

    We haven't encountered that issue on a GMC, but we will have a solution for you

    Thanks!
    Nick C.
    Diode Dynamics
    Experts in Hummer Lighting / 314-205-3033

  17. #44
    Mr. Beretta
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Who cares!
    Posts
    1,977
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 615 Times in 378 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Diode Dynamics View Post
    Please send an email to our customer service team and we can make sure you are taken care of: contact@diodedynamics.com

    We haven't encountered that issue on a GMC, but we will have a solution for you

    Thanks!
    Nick C.
    My 2015 Silverado did not send me a notice about the license lamps that I originally purchased the license LED for, from your company. However, this is what I'm getting from Onstar for the '16 GMC that I put the LEDs in the license lamp locations (I swapped them before getting rid of the Silverado). So I'm guessing they either expanded the coverage of monitored circuits, or they have made it more sensitive. It's not a big item, it is just a notice received with the monthly maintenance; however, twice they have sent me a generic email stating "one of my bulbs is out." I'll send a message to your customer assistance and if needed, get some resistors. However, until the temps get back up into the plus side of thermometer and into double digits, it is no big deal. I do not have a heated garage. Want to make note that the LEDs are working great, so not a problem with the LEDs, it's a problem with the BCM being too picky.

    Thanks for the reply.

    Additional Maintenance Items
    One or more items on this vehicle may require immediate service.
    License Plate Lamp
    Please service soon.


    Last edited by f5moab; 12-08-2016 at 01:02 PM.

    Don't know anything about Hummers, but I do speak Malamute.

  18. #45
    Bald Tire
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Just saw this thread. Anything new in bulbs in the last several months? Any sales or special offers going on? I'm replacing all 4 factory housings and looking for upgraded bulbs. I'm very interested in the XML2s...


 

Similar Threads

  1. H3 Switching out reverse light bulbs with led ones :)
    By JonBishop in forum HUMMER H3 2006-2010; H3T 2009-2010
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 08-09-2014, 03:31 PM
  2. Hummer H3 color options
    By Cajun_Tiger_Hummer in forum HUMMER H3 2006-2010; H3T 2009-2010
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-30-2014, 08:05 PM
  3. F/S - Hummer H3 / H3T Clear Turn Signals & Silverstar Bulbs
    By 08SolarFlareH3 in forum The Swap Meet
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-09-2012, 12:04 PM
  4. H3 How do you get to the fog light bulbs?
    By jmoffatt in forum HUMMER H3 2006-2010; H3T 2009-2010
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-05-2011, 12:23 PM
  5. Best Insurance Options for your Hummer?
    By Hans3T in forum HUMMER talk
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 09-10-2011, 09:25 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Logout