2012 4th gen LED headlight bulbs
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    2012 4th gen LED headlight bulbs (updated)

    After researching a fair amount, reading countless reviews (knowing some are fake), I may have found a pair of LED headlight bulbs that work - with DRLs . Bulbfacts.com noted that the "Kilakila H4" (who thinks of these names?) were compatible with 6 volt DRL. So, I took a chance and ordered a pair (Amazon).

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    In the photo, the left light is a Osram Xtreme Vision halogen (supposedly 130% more than stock - really more like 30%) and the right is the new LED. I did have to lower the beam about two full turns. So far, there is no DRL flicker. Of course, they have only been installed one day. The low beams are definately brighter. I am not sure if the high beams are much brighter than the upgraded halogens as I have not had much of a chance to test them.

    Coming from a 2001 CRV with no DRL - I really wanted that feature to function properly. I will update if something changes. Now to modify the fog lights to stay on with the brights ... anybody performed that mod?

    Update 4/11: I had a chance to briefly drive at night and test out the high beams. Unfortunately, I have to report that, in my opinion, they are worse than the prior upgraded halogens. So, low beams are superior, but high beams - not so good. The search continues.

    Update 4/13: The KilaKila bulbs have been removed and returned to Amazon. The High Beams were virtually useless and the DRLs started to flicker just a bit. So, I have installed a set of Katana H4. They are MUCH more focused with a better upper cut off. So much so that I adjusted the beam upwards a bit. The high beams are as they should be, bright and effective. And, so far, the DRLs work - no flicker! But, the others did at first also. We will see !

    Update 4/19: The Katana H4 bulbs, so far, are performing beautifully (hopefully I didn't just jinx them). The low beam upper cut off is excellent, distance is quite good and the DRLs are still working! The DRL is brighter than the previous halogen. Also, no FM interference. NOTE: The picture above is of the prior KilaKila bulbs - the KATANA versions have a better cut-off.
    Last edited by wb5dx; Today at 08:11 AM. Reason: updated info
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    Great work. And, thanks for sharing with us....

    BTW... Can you also show pictures how you adjusted your head light aim for us as well? Not everyone knows how to re-aim their vehicle's head lights.

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    Also.... I see Amazon sells 2 different flavors of "HIKARI LED Headlight H4 Bulbs".

    Did you buy the ones in their RED box or buy the ones in the WHITE box?

    Just wondering....

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbie99 View Post
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    Also.... I see Amazon sells 2 different flavors of "HIKARI LED Headlight H4 Bulbs".

    Did you buy the ones in their RED box or buy the ones in the WHITE box?

    Just wondering....
    Kilakila H4 ... not Hikari. Those reportedly don't like our DRLs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbie99 View Post
    Great work. And, thanks for sharing with us....

    BTW... Can you also show pictures how you adjusted your head light aim for us as well? Not everyone knows how to re-aim their vehicle's head lights.
    I may need to adjust them a bit lower. So, I'll try a picture then. But for those in a hurry, there is a bolt on the upper/outer portion of the housing. Counter Clockwise lowers the light.

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    I just noticed that Amazon raised the price for the KilaKila H4 by $20 to $69.99. So, if you are interested and can wait, put them in your wish list to be notified when the price drops back down ($50 is reasonable).
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    The photo shows the back of the right headlight housing. The bolt located in the upper right (closest to the fender)is for adjusting the light up/down.
    Last edited by wb5dx; 04-09-2019 at 09:58 PM.
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    As the edited first post notes, I have returned the KilaKila bulbs and are now trying Katana H4 bulbs. So far - so good.
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    thanks for keeping us informed of your progress and light assembly "aim adjustment" screw...

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbie99 View Post
    thanks for keeping us informed of your progress and light assembly "aim adjustment" screw...
    Check the updated first post. The Katana bulbs are working well.
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