Two Modifications for Yukon/Tahoe If Your Ride is Rough and no HIDs

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    Except the stock low beams in the Denali are not LED...

    The only lighting LED about the stock Denali headlights is is the DRL strip. Your stock Denali low beams are HID D3S bulbs.
     
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    I'm not sure, mine is a Tahoe that had the woefully bad halogens as OEM. I actually had someone ask me if my headlights were on or not one time, driving just after twilight. This set was a profound improvement.
     
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    I know very little about this but I thought the low beams were LED, the color on the k scale seems to be the same as the DRL strip. So, if I got low beam LED, they would be an improvement over the stock low beams? Also I’m assuming the high beam LED would also be an improvement? I would like to do the fogs, backup, and license plate. They would look nice. I am actually thinking of doing DeAuto or Diode dynamics??
     
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    I can’t believe a $70,000+ vehicle that is labeled as top of the line, does not come with led. An extra $200 on the msrp?? Seriously. What a joke.
     
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    LED’s for low beam headlights really only work well if the factory headlight housing has projectors specifically designed for LED bulbs. Even at that they don’t have the same throw (distance of light projection) as HID.

    LED’s have come a long way but for light intensity, lumens, and throw...
    HID > LED.
     
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    I have heard HID are better than LED, but I want plug and play that is “led” colored to match and if I can get a better light that is a plus. That being said, do you know if the low/high beam is a projector or reflector? Thank you for the reply
     
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    ‘15 Yukon XL Denali. OEM stock HID on the right (passenger side) and OSRAM CBI D3S bulb on the left (drivers side).

    The OSRAM CBI offers a color closer to 5000K more white without decreasing light output. In fact I think they are brighter.

    This is plug and play as all you have to do is swap the OEM D3S low beam bulbs out for these. Again these are HID’s and since your Denali already has factory HID system all you need is a whiter bulb. These also match the factory LED DRL strip very well.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    I'd read all of that too and initially second guessed my decision to replace with halogens with LEDs. Once I did it, though, the advantage was obvious. And, dropping in LEDs into the existing housing is way easier and cheaper that trying to retrofit HIDs.
     
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    Hey thanks a lot. I did not realize the Denali already had HID in low beams.


     

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