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Unread 08-24-2015, 12:48 PM   #1
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I have a 2004 Ezgo PDS custom stretched cart that is street legal and I drive it on the streets here in So Cal. See below pics. One of my headlights burned out last night. I have never thought the headlights were very bright and have never been happy with them. I recently bought a 2013 EzGo RXV with headlights and they are far brighter.

So I would like to replace the headlights and taillights with the brightest lights that I can to be more visible while driving on the streets at night. Also I am guessing they will use less power. Does anyone know of LED headlights or maybe HID headlights for an EzGo? What is the best route to go?

Then for the taillights I am sure LED will be the best..... correct?

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Unread 08-24-2015, 06:01 PM   #2
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I bought a LED light kit off of flea Bay and they were not real bright! Then in less than 6 months the LED's started burning out one by one til I didn't even have enough light to see. I recently replaced it with a halogen headlight kit. The LED tail lights work great!
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Do you like the Halogen lights?

I am hoping to get something that fits right into the existing housing.

I thought about putting RXV lights in it since mine ar so bright.
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I like the brightness of them better. I bought the LED's so they wouldn't draws so much battery. I don't know if it was because I bought a cheap set or what. They were around $140 and didn't last a year. Maybe somebody can shed some light on the HID lights. They would be brighter than all of them.
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I ordered an HID kit for the wife's cart today. It's 8k hid blue, cost about $160 I think. I'm sure it draws a good bit of wattage but I run an optima blue for accessories so not too worried about that.
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I ordered an HID kit for the wife's cart today. It's 8k hid blue, cost about $160 I think. I'm sure it draws a good bit of wattage but I run an optima blue for accessories so not too worried about that.
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Were they "fed" properly, correct voltage? Dc/dc convertor? Led headlights are only superior to halogens if you get top-notch ones (light delivered, And lifespan). HID lights are "bright-as-the-sun", but cost is high. Halogen has been the standard for a long time for a reason (good light, reasonable cost, "acceptable" amp draw, but not real efficient). TXT never had a dc/dc convertor until it went 48v, drawing from 2 of 6 batteries was their solution (a poor one). Txt used a 37w bulb, 55w is commonplace for many others. You may be able to get a higher wattage bulb to fit , but your lights already look like aftermarket lights that may already use 55w. I suspect using 55w bulbs and a dc/dc convertor may fix your issues (that you dont realize you have, lights not fed properly). If you have never heard of a dc/dc convertor, its a device that draws equally from all your batteries (no more dimming when gas is pressed, + better for your batteries) and supplies your lights with a constant supply of 13v.
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I have a separate 12v battery that powers my lights and horn. It has its own onboard charger.
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Do you have a link?
They came from allsports, any allsports dealer can get them for you. They're not a forum sponsor so I don't want to post a link.
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If you go with the LED headlight route remember that they are damaged by heat. That, tied with the fact that the warmer they get, the lower their internal resistance. So they get warm and draw more current, which causes more heat, which lowers their resistance, which draws more current...

If you get the Made In China version, which most the finished products are, then be sure to add a current limiting resistor in-line. I did that on my headlights and there have been no issues in the last 11 months that I've been running LEDs.

As for tail light LEDs, I just replaced the incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs from someone on ebay. I think I spent $6 or $9 and they sent me 6 bulbs if I remember correctly. I don't have brake lights, just tail, so you would need a different bulb. But again, no issues and for a few bucks it's worth a shot. My tail lights had a built in resistor, 33 ohm if I remember correctly, so I didn't add anything in line for the tail. I am quite happy with my LEDs.
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