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Old 01-10-2016, 12:04 PM   #11
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Look great, thanks for the tips!
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:11 PM   #12
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Adding Freightliner OE Driving Lights Will Help

To answer MeyerJohnC on the Freightliner driving lights, yes, they will help. I changed the bulbs in these out for OPT7 LEDs as well. The hardest part of adding the driving lights if you are going to do them yourself is tapping into the module under the cab in the chassis battery compartment located on the driver's side of the cab. Then it will cost ya $100 or so to have the Freightliner tech program the switch. The lights, harness, brackets and switch are reasonably priced. Here's a pic of our Seneca after adding the driving lights.
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:22 PM   #13
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Did you replace the bulbs in the Freightliner fogs with LEDs? What part number did you find that works? I tried to replace them locally, but they were an odd skinny bulb that was, I think, 35 watts.
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Old 01-10-2016, 06:01 PM   #14
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Yes. I did. They are type 881.
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Old 01-12-2016, 11:22 PM   #15
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Heat from LEDs

I thought that one of the pluses of LED lighting was much less heat. Why would they require additional venting?
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The installation instructions say to leave any covers off. I'm sure they didn't have the Freightliner M2 in mind when they wrote the instructions--it's a rather large cover that when left off exposes the other lights and the whole inside to the elements. That being said, I'm of the opinion that lights of this intensity do give off heat--otherwise, why the built in fan on each headlight LED? So knowing that adding vents will allow the fan to circulate the air better--I added two vents to each light. Better to have more circulation potential and not need it then to need it, not have it and cause a light to fail. Hopefully this make sense.
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:51 PM   #17
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I installed a set of Truck-Lite LED headlights in my Seneca. Huge improvement.
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Old 01-18-2016, 07:10 PM   #18
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If those are the rectangular lamp assemblies that replace the older "sealed beam" type of lamps they couldn't have been cheap! I know that many over-the-road trucks with that style of light are switching to them because of the lighting improvement they provide and their expected long life.

I hope the LED bulbs installed in my modern composite (aerodynamic) headlight assemblies will give me the lighting I am hoping for and live a long life. I get my unit back from Jayco service next month and I plan to do this upgrade immediately.
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I installed a set of Truck-Lite LED headlights in my Seneca. Huge improvement.
Can you share more info on the ones you installed? I can't locate any online.

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There were a little pricey, but well worth it. I am getting ready to upgrade my Jeep LJ.
Here is a link to Truck-Lite. http://www.truck-lite.com/wcsstore/O...Supplement.pdf
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