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There is plenty of room in the housing to close the cover even with all the cords and metal box thingy.
Any need for capacitors to correct DRL flickering?
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Any need for capacitors to correct DRL flickering?
I am not using capacitors with the Cyclops
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I am not using capacitors with the Cyclops
My dumb ass should go back and read the first page where I asked/was answered the same question.
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Installed mine today, Hope it goes better then the HIDs
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Have to admit I'm disappointed in the light on these. anything past 15-20 feet and the light decreases dramatically.
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Have to admit I'm disappointed in the light on these. anything past 15-20 feet and the light decreases dramatically.
Seems different than everyone elses account of these lights in the thread.

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Have to admit I'm disappointed in the light on these. anything past 15-20 feet and the light decreases dramatically.
Still 100x better than halogen.
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Have to admit I'm disappointed in the light on these. anything past 15-20 feet and the light decreases dramatically.
You might want to take a look at how your lights are aimed. I had the opposite problem of too much light because I was pretty much blinding everyone, and by adjusting the aim of the lights downward it actually makes them appear dimmer even though its just that they don't shine as far ahead.

FWIW, I have reflector headlight housings so this may not apply to those with projector housings.
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Swapped OPT7 to Cyclops LED headlight bulbs

I think LED replacement lights still need some tweaking before they actually project the way they're supposed to.
My fog lights project a tremendous amount of light to the sides but lack that same amount of brightness for distance.
I know fog lights are different but the reviews of LED's in headlights from those who are looking for distance say the same thing.

I think if the LED was placed differently, maybe more top/bottom vs sides you'd get more distance out of them. There's no doubt that LED's will be fantastic once they get them right.


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Have to admit I'm disappointed in the light on these. anything past 15-20 feet and the light decreases dramatically.
Surely it's in how they are aimed. In my picture I would estimate that I'm about 240ft from that fence.

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More and more LED replacement bulbs are able to adjust the position of the bulb now. By rotating where the diodes are can drastically change the pattern and output.

I just got in my Lumens G7s kit, going to put them in tonight to see how they do in the reflectors.

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Surely it's in how they are aimed. In my picture I would estimate that I'm about 240ft from that fence.

Mine look nothing like that. Is there a way to adjust the position of the bulb?
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Mine look nothing like that. Is there a way to adjust the position of the bulb?
Neither did mine, that's why I went with the projector retro kit instead

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Mine look nothing like that. Is there a way to adjust the position of the bulb?
You won't get a clean cutoff like that without projector housings. If you want to play around with the aim (up/down), there is an adjustment screw above each headlight. They are facing upwards, accessed through holes in the top of the radiator support.

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You won't get a clean cutoff like that without projector housings. If you want to play around with the aim (up/down), there is an adjustment screw above each headlight. They are facing upwards, accessed through holes in the top of the radiator support.
I have a Canyon so I do have projectors.
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Mine look nothing like that. Is there a way to adjust the position of the bulb?

I don't think so. You won't get the projector style cutoff, but aiming should help either way. My motorcycle headlight picture out of my garage above is a reflector housing. I don't know if it's just the style of the reflector housing, but even on my motorcycle it has a sort of cutoff effect that's just not quite as clean as my actual projector.

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Well I throw in the towel. Sending them back today.

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I don't think so. You won't get the projector style cutoff, but aiming should help either way. My motorcycle headlight picture out of my garage above is a reflector housing. I don't know if it's just the style of the reflector housing, but even on my motorcycle it has a sort of cutoff effect that's just not quite as clean as my actual projector.
But he has a Canyon....which has projector housings.
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How did you fit everything inside the dust cover? Is there a lot more room in the projectors than the reflector housings?
There's no way I can fit the relay/igniter/canbus boxes or whatever inside and I don't really want to run without dust caps

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