Originally Posted by Twoxentrix
Scott, I looked at the Gen2 BiLED set you have introduced...I'm in no way displeased with the upgraded version of the 97-07 Vantage Optics HID I currently have (has the Morimoto D2S 5.0 Projectors, and Morimoto XB50 50w D2S bulbs), but can you clarify if I'm interpreting this wrong; reading the comment (above) from your previous post are you disclosing the LED version is a stronger beam than the HID?
I'd be amazed if I was overthinking this (since that rarely happens anymore these days), but would you mind revealing your personal opinion to help guide me - between the upgraded HID & your new LED, which do you believe is better?
I'll order accordingly.
I was referring to options for the 2008 and newer van front end. When it comes to the 92-07 Econoline lights there are both HID and LED options. The Gen2 BiLED kit is obviously an LED low/high 2.5" projector and is the only LED unit we are currently fitting to the 92-07 platform due to available size. The 3" lens Morimoto MLED units are amazing class leading performers, but are simply too large for the older housings.
With that being said, the D2S HID kit you are running is also a class leading setup. Being HID, the bulbs do deteriorate the xenon gas over about 3 years so replacing the bulbs is recommended for max output.
There is no doubt that LED technology is improving very quickly, but for now the only real difference between the LED and HID kit is the installation complexity. The LED kit is very easy to install and doesn't require a relay harness like the HID kit. The HID setups do allow for bulb color flexibility that the LED does not. We spec 5000K bulbs for the HID and the LED is around a 6000K color (slightly bluer/cooler).
I'll state once again that variances in DRL systems can possibly result in spotty headlight function, but this is related to a low voltage strategy used by the DRL module to reduce the daytime output of a halogen bulb.