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SL1 LED Headlight for Dodge Ram




Diode Dynamics is pleased to offer the USA-made SL1 LED headlight for Dodge Ram applications.


SL1 LED Headlight. If you're looking to improve your visibility at night, you've probably seen many options available for LED upgrades. There's plenty of LED bulbs on the market, but they all have their shortcomings. They're too big to install, have no hotspot in the beam pattern, or they simply stop working after just a few months. With its compact size, optically correct output, thermally-modeled cooling, and boost-mode electrical circuit, the SL1 LED finally provides a true upgrade in performance.


Street Legal Output. Don't be fooled by high lumen numbers or "projector specific" bulbs. Your car's headlights are designed to focus light. If the light source is out of focus, it doesn't matter how bright it is - you won't have a focused hotspot of light to shine down the road - just more glare. To correct this, the SL1 LED headlight bulb was engineered with advanced optical design software, to perfectly match filament location. This allows the SL1 LED to focus light just like an original bulb, preserving the focus and hotspot, with no added glare. It produces a functional beam pattern on the road, in compliance with photometric standards, for a safe, functional output, which we call Street Legal.


Tested to Perform. We test the SL1 bulb in factory headlamps, and measure the entire beam pattern using specialized equipment. It's an elaborate affair: a headlight is mounted to a computer-controlled rotating head called a goniometer. Light shines down a tunnel, where a sensor collects data as the headlight is rotated. The entire beam pattern is mapped, and we compare the total output to the original halogen, confirming that the SL1 bulb shines more light in the hotspot, without adding extra glare on the road. The test results speak for themselves: in most lamps, like the 2015 F-150 Halogen lamp below, there is 30-70% more light in the critical hotspot, with no added glare or spread of light. With optical engineering, testing, and validation in the application, we can assure correct optical performance.






Staying Cool. You may have seen bulbs that use large straps for cooling, or fans that just make noise. These bulbs run hot, resulting in degradation of output after a few months. When it comes to cooling, proper engineering is required to efficiently remove heat from the bulb. In the SL1, a copper core board, thermal phase-change material, and thermally-modeled zinc casting get heat to the base, where base fins release it, designed for aerodynamic performance in conjunction with the flow rate and pressure of the Sunon bearingless microfan. The result is a highly-effective and reliable cooling system, keeping the bulb running at maximum potential.


Fitment. With its patent-pending design, the SL1 LED fits where other bulbs won't, without cutting or modification. There's no hanging metal straps, just a compact bulb that plugs right in, with a nylon-reinforced shroud. Only slightly larger than a standard halogen bulb, it fits behind dust caps and in tight spaces. The base sizes are keyed for exact applications, not one-size-fits-all, and the compact driver easily tucks away.




Reliability. Every part of the the SL1 LED was designed for reliability, from the high-temperature teflon wire, to the zinc castings, to the reinforced plastics. The compact driver uses a unique boost-mode circuit, which prevents thermal imbalance in the LEDs, and has transient protection for long life in automotive circuits. Finally, the SL1 bulb was put through its paces in our environmental testing chambers - where the bulb successfully performed through dozens of thermal cycles, from -40 through 150 degrees Celsius. The SL1 will keep performing for years, and is backed by a three year warranty.


Experience. After over a decade in business, Diode Dynamics is the most trusted name in automotive LED lighting. Unlike every other LED distributor, we manufacture and engineer products ourselves in the United States, for high quality and fast time-to-market of the newest and brightest LED technologies. We pride ourselves in offering only quality LED products, that will exceed your expectations.

Specifications

Measured Lumens: 1630 (per bulb)
Color Temp (CCT): 5700K Power (watts): 20.2
Operating Voltage: 5-16V
Current (amps @ 13.2V): 1.58 Polarity:
Polarity Specific LED Emitter: Luxeon Z ES
Connector(s): OEM-Size Plug and Play
Driver Features: External, Waterproof, Constant Current
Materials: Copper PCB, PP-TD30 Base, Zinc Heatsink
Cooling: Active, Mag-Lev Microfan
Compliance Ratings: FMVSS108 Beam Pattern, SAE J575 Durability Test






Click To Order Your Dodge Ram LED Headlight Replacements:

Diode Dynamics SL1 Low Beam LED Headlight for 2009-2018 Dodge Ram (non-projector)


Diode Dynamics SL1 Low Beam LED Headlight for 2013-2015 Dodge Ram (projector)


Diode Dynamics SL1 High Beam LED Headlight for 2009-2018 Dodge Ram

*Diode Dynamics Anti-Flicker Modules are required for these applications*
















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Any real world, on the road comparisons? would've loved to have these if i din't just upgrade everything using a different brand

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Any real world, on the road comparisons? would've loved to have these if i din't just upgrade everything using a different brand
We have tons of media coming soon! The listings are being updated with new content every day.

Here's a Facebook live video with more information with Retroshop's Ram in the studio:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...575960603&_rdr

Here's RetroShop's review:

https://www.facebook.com/retroshophe...68309236608112

Here's an output shot from a user on the Tacoma forum:

https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/...review.530289/

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I'll be keeping an eye out on these babies, going to try and talk a buddy into getting them for his truck and could do some side by side comparisons against my Supernova V3s. wish this announcement was a couple months ago and i'd be running these instead of my supernova's.
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Are these specific to projectors or will they work in the Ram quad reflector style housings?


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the linked non projector ones are for quads, the projector one is for factory projectors Images appear tobe taken in a quad housing

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How well does the 9005 work in low beam for projectors that have the 9005 bulb, not 9012?

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Disregard. Found the 9005 for projector on your website
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Nice, Im glad diode dynamics made a led bulb for the RAM. Would love to see a side by side comparison of the DD SL1 Vs SuperNova V3.

On a side note: it seems both are using the same led chips: Luxeon ZES Chip
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Disregard. Found the 9005 for projector on your website
For those wondering, we have SL1 models available in 9012, 9005, 9006 etc etc

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