The Brightest LED Headlight Bulbs Upgrades For The 2011-2022 Toyota Highlander
“The brightness is probably 2-3 times as much as the halogen bulbs that were in the stock headlight. The color temperature of the bulbs comes out as a clean white in the factory projector headlights in my Toyota Highlander and the LED bulbs shoot out farther and wider than the stock halogens do. In addition, there is a sharper cutoff with these LED bulbs compared to halogens in my projector headlights which would actually reduce the chance of blinding oncoming drivers with my headlights. ” By Daniel said.
*Product review from Daniel in the Toyotanation forum. All the photos are authorized by Daniel. Thanks to Daniel for providing the product review and for sharing his experience!
PRODUCTS: AUXITO H11 LED BULBS 100W 20000LM PER SET
AUXITO Q16 Series LED bulb adopts 1:1 beam pattern technology and 0.039 inch ultra-thin baseboard to concentrate the beam on the further road without dazzling oncoming vehicles with a clear cut-off line.
❔REASONS TO UPGRADE TO LED LIGHT BULBS
I wanted to replace the headlight bulbs because the stock halogen bulbs in my Toyota Highlander did not provide adequate lighting. I felt that it was dangerous for me to drive at night and wanted to find a solution to improve the light output on my headlights and make driving at night safer.
They come packaged in a generous amount of foam to protect them during transportation. Another nice touch is the pair of gloves that comes in the box with the LED bulbs to ensure you don't get dirt and oil from your hands on the COB LEDs.
FIRST IMPRESSION OF THE PRODUCT
These bulbs feel like they are a quality product. My guess is that the body is made out of aluminum, and I believe they might even be adjustable to ensure that the bulb's aiming straight up and down when installed.
Vehicle's Information: 2018 Toyota Higlander
Installation Location: Headlight low beam
I choose the Q16 series because of its compact design and high light output. Most LED bulbs on the market only offer half of the output light in a much larger designed LED bulb.
THE OVERALL FEELING OF THE INSTALLATION
My Toyota Highlander with plug-and-play function. Tools are not needed, and it only took about 10 minutes at most to uninstall my halogen bulbs and replace them with the LED ones.
HOW TO INSTALL LOW BEAM IN THE TOYOTA HIGHLANDER?
In my Toyota Highlander, all you have to do is twist off the dust cover and unplug the socket from the bulb and twist to remove it from the socket. In order to install the LED bulb you literally reverse what you did to uninstall the headlight bulb. The only hard part is that you have to feel your way to get the three prongs on the bulb to line up with the inlets in the headlight. Also, watching a couple of YouTube videos makes the process even easier so you know exactly what to do.
Because of the offset headlight design we are all familiar with our Highlanders the factory dust covers do not fit. You can get aftermarket rubber slip-on dust covers which would allow you to use these bulbs, or you can use the bulbs without dust cover if you were so inclined.
💡CAR LED LIGHTS OVERVIEW
The brightness is probably 2-3 times as much as the halogen bulbs that were in the stock headlight. I have no doubt these bulbs are significantly brighter than my 55 watt HID kit.
The color temperature of the bulbs comes out as a clean white with a hint of blue in the factory projector headlights in my Toyota Highlander.
In addition, there is a sharper cutoff with these LED bulbs compared to halogens in my projector headlights.
The LED bulbs shoot out farther and wider than the stock halogens do. I am very satisfied with the longer and wider beam pattern of these LED bulbs. Where I live there is a lot of deer so the wider paving effect of these bulbs increases the chances of me seeing a suicidal deer that wants to run in front of my car.
CANBUS ERROR FREE
The bulb did not flicker in my 2018 Highlander, nor did they cause any warning lights to come on.
I could not even hear the fan running in the bulb.
THE ORIGINAL HID BULBS VS. THE AUXITO LED BULBS
Pic: Original HID bulbs (left) VS. AUXITO LED bulbs (right)
THOUGHTS & SUGGESTIONS
I would recommend AUXITO's products to everyone and I have bought Auxito LED bulbs in the past for my family members because they didn't believe how much of a difference LED bulbs really make. I have to tell people "the difference is literally night and day" compared to halogen bulbs.
Initially, I was skeptical that Auxito LED bulbs would put out the claimed light output and not burn out quickly because of the small compact design overheating. I was pleased that these LED bulbs did what they claimed. The only thing I am concerned with is that the three tabs on the base of the bulb that mounts into the headlight is made of plastic and not aluminum. I see this as a potential weakness for the delicate tabs to possibly brake off during installation.
AUXITO: Our design team has revised the material of the tabs based on the reviewer's suggestions and has incorporated them into the upgrade plan, an updated version of the Q16 series is expected in June. The tabs on the bulbs will be stronger and less likely to break.
MINI SIZE H11 LED BULBS RECOMMENDED
Daniel mentioned that the bottom of Q16 series H11 Low beam is extremely large, which cannot be covered by a dust cap that it can't be covered with a dust cap. We recommend the M3 series for those who have such concerns. This series has a more compact design, almost the same size as the halogen 1:1.