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I have looked at a handful of threads and most posted LEDs are expires or cheap Chinese made ones.
Who makes the best and most reliable led replacement headlights for frontier?
 

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I've been using DDM tuning for over 7 years now and they never fail on me.

These are their newest, best bang for your buck set of LED bulbs
DDM Tuning: HID and LED Lighting

Keep in mind that the headlight LED technology is rapidly growing. Soon, it will be up in par with HID and competitive prices :)

thanks, i'll check it out.

Looks like they have no 9007 for Frontier so it's a no go :/
 

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My 2006 Frontier uses 9007-size bulbs. There are a massive amount of LED and HID retrofit bulb kits available in the 9007 size.
They all seem to be in the $20-$40 range and are going to be coming from China. Good luck even finding a US or European made product. Luckily, the Chinese are very good with LED's.
The LED's I have seen very recently (in person) are brighter than HID and also more compact. The trick with the LED is the heat dissipation. Some LED headlight bulbs have mini electric fans on them (dumb idea!) or aluminum finnned heat sinks, while the newer ones have a copper cloth braid that hangs out the back (like a pony tail). Those heat sinks GET HOT so beware. If the heat management is good, then the LED's will last a VERY long time. LED's also consume less power than halogen, while generating more light than a halogen.

The one major drawback to LED retrofitting is that the LED bulb is not a single omni-directional light source like a halogen. It is actually two (usually) diodes on one side of the "bulb" and two one the opposite side. Like this:

So installing these you will get a BRIGHTER, nice color light, but the light will not be thrown as far down the road as a halogen. This is because the LED design does not interact with your headlight reflector very efficiently, which was carefully designed for an omni-directional halogen bulb. So an LED be brighter at a short distance due to the raw increased lumen output, but you are losing out on the far distance.
This is the reason I have stuck to halogen bulbs, but I do use premium bulbs from GE that work significantly better than the $3.95 ones at pep boys.

As long as you purchase a kit for the size of bulb your vehicle uses (9007, 9005, H4, etc), it will be plug and play.



i have seen those, though i don't trust that they will be as reliable as Halogen lights would, low output ones anyways. high output Halogen burns out every 6 months it seems.
i may have to spend the money and get HID retrofit done as i like to achieve high output, high lumen and also have it reliable.
 
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