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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-29-2019, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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What LED lights will fit the high beams on my 13 NOX so the cover goes back on?
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If you can't vent the fan to the outside stay away from LED lights.

I tried this on my last car. They were bright when just turned on and after 15 minutes they were just as dim as Halogens. Heat degrades them quit a bit. You will be disappointed unless your Halogens are really poor to start with.

Bump up your Halogen wattage or go to HID.

What bulb is in your car, I know the special Halogen HIR (High Intensity Infrared) bulbs are amazing with no conversion necessary
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HID isn't really a great option for high beams, unless you are running bixenon. HID take a little time to come to full brightness, so you effectively lose flash-to-pass, and by the time you get to full bright, a car is coming and time to turn them down.

I was using a set of Philips Luxeon 9000 lumen led highs in my Malibu and those were crazy bright. They do spray light everywhere and can be a bit too bright right in front of the car, effectively reducing your long distance usefulness, but at least since they are the highs, you shouldn't be blinding oncoming traffic. If oncoming cars see your highs that much, you deserved a ticket anyways.
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If you can't vent the fan to the outside stay away from LED lights.

I tried this on my last car. They were bright when just turned on and after 15 minutes they were just as dim as Halogens. Heat degrades them quit a bit. You will be disappointed unless your Halogens are really poor to start with.
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What LED lights will fit the high beams on my 13 NOX so the cover goes back on?


Well .. can't quite agree with "stay away from LED lights".
I've had them for going on 3 years on two different GM vehicles and are working fine on both. On my Colorado truck they are also the DRL lights so get used 100% of the time.

I went with moderately priced ($40 to $60) Sealight LEDs.
And.. . the dust covers CAN be left on as long as the bulb is well designed plus. . . making use of a dust cover extension with ANY LED headlight bulb is best for allowing adequate air volume behind any fan the LED bulb may have.


The link below shows how the factory dust covers can be enlarged to about twice their original size using either a plastic cap from a home supply store or another GM factory dust cover glued on to the back side of the original dust cover.

NOTE: For GMC Terrain, there is a vendor that sells the dust cover extensions.

https://www.equinoxforum.net/10-gene...sings-2-a.html


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What LED lights will fit the high beams on my 13 NOX so the cover goes back on?

I've used a pair of Sealight 9005 bulbs in my 2015 Equinox for High Beam LEDs.


Unlike the Low Beams .. they fit under the factory dust cover, and unless you use High Beams for hours on end they should be just fine. Otherwise. . . you can make the dust cover extension and mentioned above.



Here are two 9005 High beam bulbs that will fit and work.



https://www.amazon.com/Headlight-SEA...gateway&sr=8-9


https://www.amazon.com/SEALIGHT-9005...gateway&sr=8-7
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