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Old 01-08-2019, 02:32 PM
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Thumbs up HID replace with LED 2007 TL Type-S

This has been very stressful. Weeks of research and making all kinds of phone calls. I was on the phone with a guy at Diode Dynamics. The brand I want. We spoke for quite a while about AZ and cars. He assured me that Their best LED's would fit where the HID bulbs go. But 6-8 weeks as One is out now. I asked about DS2 and he said the H11 Or 1 series would fit where the HID bulbs are. Our call ended. I didn't want to wait 6-8 weeks. Did more research on Amazon, eBay, etc. Called back about 5-10 minutes later "Diode Dynamics" In my cell Phone, Yes I called the same place. This other guy said they do Not sell DS2 LED bulbs for my 2007 Acura TL Type-S ??? I told him I just spoke with a guy for about 5 minutes. He asked his name ? I said, I didn't ask. So I went back on Amazon, looked at DS2 Bulbs, and they are the same diameter as the Diode Dynamics ??? B/S Trying to find quality. So many other Brands show where the LED bulbs are mounted on the shaft are the same size as Diode Dynamics. I have searched here on AZ for a week or so B4 Posting. What ? Where ? Is a Good quality 6,000k DS2 HID replacement LED Bulb ?? Thanks if anyone knows ??
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1. Our HID bulb is D2S not DS2.

2.H11 or H1 wouldn not fit. You can't fit H11 into D2S

3. H11 would fit in the fog lights.


Any reason you want to go LED when the TL HID Bi-xenon projector is still one of the most coveted and sought-after projectors out there? Why would you do that to yourself The projector was made and tuned for HID bulbs and putting an LED bulb in there will just degrade your performance.
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x2 on What Mr. Moderator said above! I don't understand why people "retrofit" or go "LED" on our TLs when they already came with damn good Projectors and HIDs already from the factory.
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Originally Posted by thoiboi View Post
1. Our HID bulb is D2S not DS2.

2.H11 or H1 wouldn not fit. You can't fit H11 into D2S

3. H11 would fit in the fog lights.


Any reason you want to go LED when the TL HID Bi-xenon projector is still one of the most coveted and sought-after projectors out there? Why would you do that to yourself The projector was made and tuned for HID bulbs and putting an LED bulb in there will just degrade your performance.
Thank you, took the words right out of my mouth.

JD TL-S, I know lots of folks are enamored with LED bulbs, but for cars which have factory HIDs, there is virtually no way to improve the light cast from the projectors (but lots of ways of reducing the amount of light); your best bet would be to simply put in a new D2S and call it a day.
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https://www.theretrofitsource.com/d2...cbi-54785.html

Or if you're feeling extra baller:

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/d2...66240-cbb.html


I promise just those bulbs alone will blow any LED application out of the water.
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I'd like to apologize for any confusion, that's NOT the experience we want our customer's to have. Please feel free to shoot us a PM and I will be happy to clarify anything that needs clarification.

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Thank you, took the words right out of my mouth.

JD TL-S, I know lots of folks are enamored with LED bulbs, but for cars which have factory HIDs, there is virtually no way to improve the light cast from the projectors (but lots of ways of reducing the amount of light); your best bet would be to simply put in a new D2S and call it a day.
Thankyou Very Very Very Much "horseshoez. After last night I decided to let the 1 HID stay burnt out. Tomorrow I have a good quality Day time 6k LEDS coming. I already have awesome 6k VLEDS in the driving light/ fog light area God Bless U and Al. I LOVE AZ .I tell people all over about it. AND PLEASE checkout - Big Screen Forums: Forums Index
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Why is this thread in the performance section?
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Why is this thread in the performance section?
I don't know what you're talking about
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Also you're welcome
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I changed mine with the Osram CBI. Big difference. But again I was used to the original bulbs that where probably like 8 year old already.
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Originally Posted by thoiboi View Post
https://www.theretrofitsource.com/d2...cbi-54785.html

Or if you're feeling extra baller:

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/d2...66240-cbb.html


I promise just those bulbs alone will blow any LED application out of the water.
I know that this thread is a few months old, but I'm doing a little research on which headlight replacement bulbs I want to go with.... was thinking about switching to LEDs because of the no warm up period. Sometimes I flash my hi-beams at people to signal them to "go" and would like a bulb that responded instantly.

I'm installing new headlights, and replacing both the fog lights and the DRL while I've got everything apart.... I figure, what the hell - why not replace the headlight bulbs too? Would the Osram D2S CBI's be true plug-n-play? If so, I may go that route. Thanks!
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Any 35W D2S bulb will be "plug-n-play" as that is the type of the bulb.

It's like any H11 bulb can by replaced by any other H11 bulb.
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Thanks to this thread I'm on the fence between CBI or CBB
CBB says Off Road use? Anyone have experience between the 2?
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I have CBI but I bought them when CBB weren't available yet. I would get CBBs now.

Also, why not get them from Amazon? They are for ~$90 from there. Sure there is a small risk they won't be original, but you can always check the serial number on Osram's website and if any problem return them.
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by peter6 View Post
I have CBI but I bought them when CBB weren't available yet. I would get CBBs now.

Also, why not get them from Amazon? They are for ~$90 from there. Sure there is a small risk they won't be original, but you can always check the serial number on Osram's website and if any problem return them.
Exactly I just noticed the price a couple of hours ago was going to get it off amazon. Just can't decide between CBI or CBB because of lack of reviews. Leaning towards CBB because the CBI purchasers are complaining of the light being more yellow than OEM.

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