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A guy at work has a 2008 Ram 1500 and needs help getting better headlights. He bought these and said he likes the looks but at night the headlights suck bad. He has tried 3 different bulbs and they all sucked. He didn't say which bulbs he's tried other than it takes an H7 bulb.

https://www.carid.com/2008-dodge-ram-headlights/spyder-drl-bar-projector-headlights-1889281290.html?parentsubmodel[]=SUBMODEL|1500

 

Since he already has projector housings, can he get some LED bulbs or an HID conversion bulb? If he gets HID bulbs he will also need a ballast kit etc. correct? I looked through a couple old threads but most of the links were dead now.

 

What about these H7 bulbs from TheRetrofitSource? https://www.theretrofitsource.com/h7-xb-hid-B-H7?quantity=1

 

Or here are some H7 bulbs from VLED. https://www.vleds.com/shop-products/led-headlights/h7-micro/micro-extreme-h7.html

 

What about some regular Hella H7 100w bulbs like these? https://www.amazon.com/HELLA-H7-100W-High-Wattage/dp/B000H0QS0Y

I've used several Hella sealed beam H4 conversions with 80/100w bulbs and they are fantastic. That's what I currently run in our '98 Cherokee. I don't know how it would work in that projector housing though. I did upgrade the wiring and ran 30amp relays as well.

 

My coworker wants to keep the look of those Spyder headlight housings but wants better headlights at night. What do you guys think?

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He has to find LED bulb that have the lights (leds)  concentrated in the same spot and direction as the lens he using.  the one with a bunch of LED on all four side will just blind on coming drivers and waste his lights.  Nice light I am surprised their not tune better for H7.

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Best h7 bulb I’ve found so far is from Danielsternlighting.com. Osram used to make a 65watt h7, but quit manufacturing them. This guy has them specialty built for him now. basically h9 bulb on h7 base. 
 

100w has a good chance of melting housings. 
 

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FWIW if three different bulbs suck..... possibly it’s not the light source, but the housings themselves 

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58 minutes ago, marksmith said:

FWIW if three different bulbs suck..... possibly it’s not the light source, but the housings themselves 

 

That's the direction I was going talking with him. The only experience I have with upgraded lights are the Hella H4 100w upgrades but those are not in a projector housing.

 

For what its worth, he said he doesn't have a problem spending more money on something as long as it will work good.

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LED's in the projector housings will work great if he gets good bulbs. Lifetime LED has great stuff

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