LED Headlight Replacement-Safari

Re: I definetly need brighter head lamps

Postby BobbyD [OP] » September 5th 2020, 10:08pm

Hi there, I have been reviewing a lot of posts regarding LED head lights replacements and find myself asking should I change or not.
I have a 1997 GMC Safari with the square (7x6) headlights. Is there a plug and play LED headlight that will work without changing the wiring hardness?
I looked on Amazon at some replacements and of course they say no problem
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LED Headlight Replacement-Safari

Postby BobbyD [OP] » September 14th 2020, 4:41pm

Hi there, I have a 1997 GMC Safari with 5x7 square headlights.
I would like to upgrade the lights to a square LED headlight. Has anyone installed a LED replacement and any suggestions on a plug and play LED headlight. I really don't want to rewire anything. Thanks for your help. Bobby D
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Re: LED Headlight Replacement-Safari

Postby AstroWill » September 14th 2020, 7:57pm

The most commonly available LED headlight replacements are not wired properly for a direct connection.
https://sites.google.com/site/astrosafa ... -headlight

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Re: LED Headlight Replacement-Safari

Postby BobbyD [OP] » September 14th 2020, 10:47pm

AstroWill thanks for your reply. I had a chat with the people at CARiD and they suggested " Lumen 7x6 rectangle Black LED light.
https://www.carid.com/lumen/7x6-rectang ... =547444785
They said it was a complete replacement for the seal bean unit that's in there now.
What do you think?
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Re: LED Headlight Replacement-Safari

Postby dramey » September 14th 2020, 11:28pm

The best 5x7" headlights I have ever used are Hella rectangular conversion headlights with Hella H4 55w/100w bulbs . They convert sealed beam headlights to H4 type bulbs. I use them with a Hella 55 watt low beam and 100 watt high beam H4 bulb. Stock headlights are 55 watt low beam, 65 watt high beam. I get a better light area on low beam and on high beam I can see further down the road.
https://www.amazon.com/HELLA-003427811-132mm-High-Headlamp/dp/B001G72VIK/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=hella+5x7+headlight+conversion&qid=1600122229&sr=8-1
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Re: LED Headlight Replacement-Safari

Postby BobbyD [OP] » September 15th 2020, 4:53pm

Thanks Dramey, I'll look into it. I know Hella make great quality lights.
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Re: LED Headlight Replacement-Safari

Postby joeg » September 16th 2020, 10:02pm

not cheap, but the truck-lite LEDs are supposed to be excellent (note: they're priced individually, not for the pair):
https://www.amazon.com/Truck-Lite-27450 ... B007ED7HNY

I did this, and they're by far the brightest, most effective headlights I've ever owned (though, they're not LED). Even better than OEM HIDs on other cars I've driven:
https://www.astrosafari.com/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=135752
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