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Those may be the most effective LED headlights on the market, but:
1. They're UGLY (I realize "ugly" is in the eye of the beholder)
2. They're EXPENSIVE!

Other than that, great! ;)
 

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I tried a bunch of halogen lights, the performance was really poor
I’m in mountain regions, lots of fog, heavy fog!
When you see how much better these are in those environments, price is meaningless.
FYI, I don’t need fog lights anymore! These have built in beams which cut through the heavy fog. Just amazing technology. High beams can see to next week!
This topic always catches my eye, because I've been researching to do my own upgrade. My P'up has 6x7 headlights, probably the same size as yours. But mine are sealed beams (not sure what came on yours).

I'm not a purist -- my truck will never look original. But I am trying to find headlights that don't look too out of place on a 1980s vehicle. When I decide what I want, I'll share here on the site.

Jack
 

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i had 4x6 glass lens with led halo - you could buy the lens with white or amber halo ring, and connect the halo ring to any circuit you want- i had amber ones, with them hooked up to the signal lights.
they worked good , until that damn deer took them out....but the deer gave up his life....
Yeah, this was my plan -- they have what they call a "switchback" feature that turns off the white LED halo/DRL when turn signals are on, and the yellow halo serves as a turn signal.
oh you can get them WAY CHEAPER on ebay- $250 seems expensive- i paid maybe $50 for mine brand new, the hid kit cost another $30? been a few years since purchased them. the ones you linked look 110% identical to the ebay ones i bought. For cheaper.
some places bring in a c- can full of them, from china for dirt cheap, then price gouge the market once they are on north American soil.
I'm leery of eBay sellers. I bought a $50 pair of LED so-called "projector" headlight kits, and they were way worse than my 5 year old sealed beams. Calling them "junk" would be generous.

The identical housing/LED halo as the one I linked -- but with halogen bulbs is $99/pair (from Octane Lighting), and that's not bad. But maybe the price bump for the LEDs is a bit over the top. I plan to call Octane directly once things settle down after the holiday. Depending on what they tell me, I may buy the housings and the bulbs separately.

I'm also trying to find something similar from IPF, since they're highly recommended here and on other forums.
 
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