Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
January 17, 2019
Good headlights at a decent price
I recently purchased these headlight housings to replace ny stock housings. I did so for teo reasons: the stock housings were beginning to haze over and I wanted better nighttime illumination.
I spoke with an AM rep over the phone, pepperes him with questions, specifically if these were LED headlamps and then ordered. In the conversation, I must have misunderstood the rep. I thought these were LED projector headlamps but rather they are standard bulbs in a projector lense with LEDs for the halos.
None the less, I installed these in about 15 minutes total time from box to on the car and functioning. While the webpage says these are plug and play this is partly true. Yoyu still need to strip and splice the stock turn signal wires. Nothing terribly hard, but my passenger side wires were a bit short so it took some patience and cursing but I got it done.
Once installed, you proceed to the process of aiming the headlamps. There are two leveling/aiming knobs. I have issue here because there are no instructions on what these knobs do. It took a bit of time to figure out which did what and aiming the headlights. Also, the instructions do not tell you how to aim you lights, meaning they need to be X high and Y distance. These are minor, simple details that are rather important.
The light these housings emit is bright and crisp. They are not overbearingly bright but still much better than stock. Previously I had LED bulbs but had to remove them due to state law in Hawai'i....but these are brighter and more focused than the LED bulbs, so I am happy. I would have a LED kit for these lenses but maybe that is something Raxiom can do in the future as an option.
The overall appearance of these housings is not done justice by photos. I have held off buying these for about 12 months because I did not like the look but once I saw them in person I liked them much more. I would recommend seeing them in person (if you can) before purchasing. It is what sold me.
Lastly, the overall quality of the housings was an 9 out of 10. My only issue being the rubber seal on top of my driver's side housing either did not get or did not get enough adhesive, causing the gasket to come loose. I believe this to be a product of the universally built lenses not fitting 100 (which is hard to do even with modular built items). I applied my own adhesive, which has solved the problem for now.
I would recommend these but also recommend that you see these first in person before making a decision.