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This is the issue Honda will continue to have whilst it insists on having two separate brands in the US. Acura was never introduced to the UK (not sure about Continental Europe), Infiniti failed within 10 years as there was not enough distinction between them and Nissans - far too many obviously shared parts. Which just leaves Lexus, which does not appear to have much of an issue of Toyota's stealing sales.

You do have me slightly confused with your quote of 'associated costs of introducing another vehicle in the lineup, prevent Honda USA from investing in the added features.' They don't have to add another vehicle, they just add these features to the vehicles they already have, like they have done to their European models. What would improve things even more is if they offered more options rather than overloading top tier models. To get factory LED headlamps on the HR-V in the UK you had to purchase the top of the range EX. Most, if not all, of the HR-V's competitors offered LED's either on more basic models, or as an optional extra.
 

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I respectfully disagree my friend. In the US people want these features, and will pay for them. The problem is that to get them, the car would have to be branded as an Acura. It would add $5-8K to the price. The problem is that if they did that, it would cannibalize the sales of the ILX and the RDX. That, along with the associated costs of introducing another vehicle in the lineup, prevent Honda USA from investing in the added features.
That’s 100% correct and true with other car manufacturers as well… even the ones with LED lights (😉 to keep it on topic).
 

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Honda have sold the HR-V with LED headlights since 2015, along with a lot of other kit that is not available to the NA market (dual zone climate control, electrically folding wing mirrors, x4 one touch up/down electric windows, auto tilting wing mirrors when reverse selected), but that would mean paying European pricing which I don't think many in the US would be prepared to do.

2015 HR-V (top) EX spec with LED headlamps and indicators as standard;
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2015 HR-V (mid) SE spec with halogen headlamps and indicators;

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The 40k mile/7yo EX above is for sale at £14,895 or $19,598. Prior to the second hand price bubble it would probably still retail at £13-13,500/$17-17,500 due to its spec (over and above SE spec); leather heated seats, electric sunroof, reversing camera, factory satnav, LED headlights/DRL's/indicators, auto dimming rear view mirror and keyless entry and start.

Brand new in 2015 it would have cost £23,195/$30,195! And don't forget, AWD is not an option on European models.
I meant that it's a shame that they're still using halogens at all. 2013+ Toyota Corolla's all have LED headlights, even the lowest trim, while some Honda Civics of the same years still have Halogen headlights. I believe it's the same with newer Camry's while some Accord's still have halogens. I think basic LED headlights should be standard for all cars in this day and age.
 

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Just a note for anyone looking to purchase for 2019+ US models, they offer a pack that has both the high and low beams, and you save a few dollars.
 

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Last night, I replaced all the bulbs on my 2022 HR-V AWD Sport with Lasfit LEDs. It's always the first upgrade we do on any of the family vehicles that don't come factory with LEDs. I took the HR-V out on the local roads and streets, and never got flashed once. Cutoff for the beam was perfect and crips lines. I don't have a thing to do with Lasfit other than a satisfied owner. We've done them on other family vehicles and never had a problem.

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Overhead Console Map Lights, Center Passenger Ceiling Light & Rear Compartment Light Kit - Amazon.com: [4-PCS] LASFIT 194 168 T10 2825 W5W LED Bulb Canbus Error Free, Non-Polarity 400LM 6000K Extremely Bright for Dome Map Courtesy Door License Plate Trunk Cargo Lights, Xenon White : Automotive

Reverse Light - Amazon.com: LASFIT 921 912 W16W T15 LED Bulbs Reverse Backup Trunk Cargo Light Bulbs, Super Bright White Light 1yr Warranty : Automotive

License Plate Lights - Amazon.com: LASFIT 194 168 2825 W5W LED Bulb Canbus Error Free, T10 LED Bulbs 400LM 6000K for Dome Map License Plate Trunk Cargo Lights (2-pack) : Automotive
 

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I did my first full drive with the NOVSIGHT lights and holy wow I can finally see since I’ve owned this car for a bit over a year. The entire road is flooded with light from left to right, even in the center.
 

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Cannot speak for how others have theirs installed, however, if you take your time and fit them correctly you should not have any issues blinding oncoming traffic. I have had my LEDs installed for around 18 months and driven in all weathers, during the day and at night and cannot recall ever being flashed or beeped once. I did get flashed a couple's of times with the original halogen bulbs in!

My vehicle has passed two MoT examinations in that time and it passed both with no comments or advisories.

If I thought my headlamps were dangerous or were a distraction to other road users, I would have no hesitation in pulling them out and replacing them with halogen. Although I was never flashed or beeped, nor did anyone approach me about them, I replaced the rear LED indicators as I considered them to be far too bright and were a nuisance to drivers behind me.

Not all the LED systems rely on fans, the system I have uses heat sinks, which means I can still use the original bulb covers to minimise water and dirt ingress into the headlamp units.

These LEDs are similar to the ones I have installed;

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I have tie wrapped the components outwith the headlamp unit to keep them secured.
 

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Any issues with oncoming traffic flashing at you. Thanks again for posting...Are the fans quiet ...
No one has flashed their lights at me, mostly noted not even the police. Also, when I’m behind someone it’s not shining up into their cabin, the cut off is at the rear of their car. I haven’t noticed any noise from the fans.
 

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You do have me slightly confused with your quote of 'associated costs of introducing another vehicle in the lineup, prevent Honda USA from investing in the added features.' They don't have to add another vehicle, they just add these features to the vehicles they already have, like they have done to their European models. What would improve things even more is if they offered more options rather than overloading top tier models. To get factory LED headlamps on the HR-V in the UK you had to purchase the top of the range EX. Most, if not all, of the HR-V's competitors offered LED's either on more basic models, or as an optional extra.
As with any product, there are costs associated with the changes to the manufacturing process, testing, certification with local regulations, documentation changes, new marketing material, branding, photos, education for the sales teams, education for the repair teams, etc. Just swapping the parts in is easy. The real cost comes afterwards.
 

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What are some good brands of LED bulbs for a ‘22? And also what’s the bulb size? Thanks!
LEDs create a safety hazard to oncoming traffic because they can’t be aimed like halogens. They should be banned from all vehicles outside of passenger cars. LEDS May be bright but peripheral lighting is substandard. You won’t see that deer off to the side of the road at night like you would with halogens.
 

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I completely disagree. Having just upgraded (and I do mean upgrade) to LED lights, I can see 300% better as advertised including the side of the road in a place where I happened to hit a deer years ago plus it doesn’t seem to be bothering oncoming traffic which has included the police. Now as far as the aim I can’t give any feedback on that since they seem to be perfect as-is when installed.
 

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LEDs create a safety hazard to oncoming traffic because they can’t be aimed like halogens. They should be banned from all vehicles outside of passenger cars. LEDS May be bright but peripheral lighting is substandard. You won’t see that deer off to the side of the road at night like you would with halogens.
How do you figure this? The good ones are specced with the filament in exactly the same location as a halogen bulb. Aiming them is done exactly the same as your halogen since you are adjusting it by using the housing using the screws. (I did actually adjust mine down half a turn.) Also note that with many you can additionally adjust the rotation of the bulb array, however that is not necessary with the HR-V's configuration.
As for seeing deer off to the side of the road, I have roughly four times better side-vision with the LEDs. Not only because I get greater distance ahead, but because of better illumination to the sides.

Now there are some reflector housings where you should not install LED bulbs. However as near as I can tell from 2016 forward, the HR-V reflector housings suit them just fine, and you get a very crisp cutoff without the glare to other drivers. If you have a newer HR-V with projector housings, it's already designed to support HID/LED lights.

You might want to do a bit more research before making silly blanket statements that haven't been valid for several years.
 

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Well I see that Sylvania now has h11 led in stores. Saw them at Wal Mart Autozone Advance Auto and Meijers. Of corse they sell them as fog light replacements but will work in low beam also.. They have a 5 year warranty and sell for 99 bucks...They are called Zevo H11 led...
 
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