Converting RV Lights to LEDs — PART 10 — RV Headlights

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We’ve been converting our RV’s incandescent, fluorescent and halogen lights to cool, energy-efficient LEDs. Today we swap out our headlights for some awesome new LEDs from M4!

Use M4 Products Coupon Code RVGEEKS5 to get a 5% discount on the same great M4 LEDs we use in our own RV:

Watch the other videos in our LED Your RV series:
Part 1 – Incandescent & Halogen:
Part 2 – LED Color & Brightness:
Part 3 – 18″ Fluorescent Tubes:
Part 4 – 12″ Fluorescent Tubes:
Part 5 – Docking & Patio Lights:
Part 6 – Security, Entry & Reading:
Part 7 – LED Giveaway & Discounts:
Part 8 – LED Your RV Toys:
Part 9 – RV Basement Lights:

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24 replies
  1. Kelly Covey
    Kelly Covey says:

    I have a 1996 Fleetwood Bounder. She's been good to me all these years and I want to start taking better care of her by doing some safety upgrades starting with the headlights.
    I have two headlights per-side and I wish to upgrade to very bright LED's.
    Then I want to upgrade my running lights and marker lights.
    I'm open for any suggestions. Thanks.

  2. Peety Woll
    Peety Woll says:

    I have a 2005 Tiffin Allegro 32' motorhome and these bulbs look incredible.  Getting to the back of the headlamp appears to be very difficult for me. (Note: even though I'm a 64 year old widow, I replaced the headlamps & tail lights on the 2003 Jeep I tow with this motorhome – so I'm no afraid to take this on!).  Can you offer any suggestions that would make it easier for me to #1 – access the back of the headlamps and #2 – find the number on the existing bulb.  Would it be ok to use my floor jack to lift the front end for easier access?  Or, should I just take it to a shop and pay the big bucks?  The head lights I use now are so dim, I drive at night with my high beams and no one even flashes me.  Thanks for your help.  Peety

  3. Moving Forward Adventures
    Moving Forward Adventures says:

    Hey guys we used your discount code and just installed our new headlights lights and wow what a difference. We love the new modern bright white light we have now compared to the stick dull yellowish glow we had before. Safe travels guys!

  4. Greg Siciliano
    Greg Siciliano says:

    I don't comment often on youtube but have to here. I like the idea of better lighting but these LED lights are not the right replacement for those types of lights. I know what M4 may say, but the truth is these LED conversion and all of the HID conversions on the market are made for projection lens only.

    The US DOT, which set the standards for lighting has been discouraging the use of these conversion kits because of both the light scatter and the glare they create. In a lens in the video, the reflector and lens design are made for a specific type of source and even M4 has said "This is not a DOT compliant tested light, similar to HID modules. Your light fixture is DOT certified and the light control is very similar to your original halogen bulb. Please use at your discretion." which is all the more reason why people should look into a complete lamp unit conversion and not a plug and play one.

    The glare and light scatter may not effect everyone, the cold light with the blue tint to it may also not bother many but there are a few, especially those with sight problems who can be blinded by this lighting, and may cause an accident.

    To add to this, the US DOT does not test lights, they work on the honor system where they depend on the manufacturer to "certify" that the lights meet their standards. SO for the past 10 years or so a flood of conversion kits have hit the market, and the US DOT and some states may have been going after the sellers of these kits.

  5. micglobal
    micglobal says:

    Great video. Did you take down your video illustrating the HID upgrade to your toad car's headlamps? I wanted to compare the installations. Has LED technology usurped HID to the point HID isn't really an option anymore?

  6. The Knary Agency
    The Knary Agency says:

    Just put them in my Fleetwood and they look great. They fit snug but didn't lock like your video so I put three dabs of silicone on the black plastic part to keep it from moving, from a jolt or whatever. So far so good. Thanks for the info.

  7. DWDinAtlanta
    DWDinAtlanta says:

    We haven't driven much at night. Not sure how our lights do. LOL I keep putting off the inside and really want to get that done. A few of our bathroom vanity bulbs are exposed, no cover, and I don't like the look of the LED. I run into the same thing here at the house with the flame tipped bulbs in the chandeliers. Thanks for the information. Adding the night check to our To Do list!

  8. Anthony C Brown
    Anthony C Brown says:

    I think updating your driving lights can reduce stress (driver and passenger) as well as increase your safety margin. This upgrade video should go under the tag "why did we wait so long?' A smart upgrade.

    Twelve years as full-timers in the Newmar!!!!! Where did the time go?

  9. David Good
    David Good says:

    Wow! These are the LED lights I've been waiting for — something even I can install. 🙂 Thanks for sharing another wonderful video (who knows how long it would have been before I discovered this on my own — so I really appreciate the video).


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