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Old 02-01-2019, 04:05 AM   #1
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Has anyone installed the DD SL1 led bulb in the mk3.5 focus? Looking to buy a set for my '16 focus but wanted to know first if it will work right away plug and play with just the bulbs, or do i need to purchase a pair of the anti flicker modules from them too as well in order for it to turn on and not shut off right away or have errors? thanks


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For the love of god, retrofit or buy aftermarket projector headlights before using led/hid. The flash on the focus headlights are bad and literally no cutoff.

I prefer retrofitting with morimotos. You are getting quality lights. Takes some work but worth it. Its on my list.

But to answer your question, you will need a harness for the leds. Using it without will cause the them to flicker and fail. Learnt it the hard way.


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For the love of god, retrofit or buy aftermarket projector headlights before using led/hid. The flash on the focus headlights are bad and literally no cutoff.
This....All this.
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Well I’m aware of not using led or hid bulbs in reflector housings but on DD’s website it says their bulbs are designed to work in reflector housing and not glare and blind other drivers though.
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Well Im aware of not using led or hid bulbs in reflector housings but on DDs website it says their bulbs are designed to work in reflector housing and not glare and blind other drivers though.
Unfortunately we're still at the point of technology where LEDs still don't work like halogens inside reflector housings. The glare and spread of these LEDs may very well be better than your normal amazon/ebay LEDs but they can't beat physics.
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Has anyone installed the DD SL1 led bulb in the mk3.5 focus? Looking to buy a set for my '16 focus but wanted to know first if it will work right away plug and play with just the bulbs, or do i need to purchase a pair of the anti flicker modules from them too as well in order for it to turn on and not shut off right away or have errors? thanks
Buy them. The MK3.5 Has a sharp cutoff compared to the older pre face-lift focus which had horrible headlights and glare stock.... Side note, I don't know all this rambling about retrofits lol because as per the NHTSA almost every single car that had Stock DOT approved HID lights even with balancing electronics FAILED THE GLARE TEST.

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Well Im aware of not using led or hid bulbs in reflector housings but on DDs website it says their bulbs are designed to work in reflector housing and not glare and blind other drivers though.
YES YES YES, Thank you. They actually provided lab certified data with equipment numbers and everything. If you wanted LED without the glare, Diode Dynamics is the way to go. Especially with the lab proven and certified SL1

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Buy them. The MK3.5 Has a sharp cutoff compared to the older pre face-lift focus which had horrible headlights and glare stock.... Side note, I don't know all this rambling about retrofits lol because as per the NHTSA almost every single car that had Stock DOT approved HID lights even with balancing electronics FAILED THE GLARE TEST.

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And we all know how far behind our headlight safety laws are compared to the EU.
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YES YES YES, Thank you. They actually provided lab certified data with equipment numbers and everything. If you wanted LED without the glare, Diode Dynamics is the way to go. Especially with the lab proven and certified SL1

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Thank you Fabio that's what I thought. I know that Diode Dynamics is a well known company and if they said they are engineered to not blind other drivers. I will believe them. Better than buying a cheap eBay knockoff set. If i get flashed, then i will uninstall the sl1.
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