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Old 03-18-2019, 04:40 AM
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Old 03-18-2019, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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That looks awesome. Man the clearance there is tight. I want to ask, did your LEDs have fans? It seems that one’s that do cause moisture in the lens like a kid breathing his hot breath on glass. It seemed that so far the only way to mitigate the issue is unplugging all 4 breather/vent caps on the back to let the hot air vapor out. But no full preventative measures yet.


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Drop a few dessicant packets in the housing. Open them up only on a day with low humidity.

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Yeah the leds i installed do have fans. I have not had any issues with moisture inside my headlight housing. Of course, when i did the leds, i did an H4 conversion and installed halos and turn signal leds inside the housing also, but thats a different topic for a different thread. However in doing all that it forced me to removed the lens and then reseal it when i put it back on.

My housing is dry inside 24/7.
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And thanks for the comments guys.
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Old 03-19-2019, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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Drop a few dessicant packets in the housing. Open them up only on a day with low humidity.

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Thanks for the suggestion, Just bought it. I’ll try it and see the outcome. I’m curious on the effectiveness. Like how much water can be absorbed over a given time per whatever sealed volume.
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Yeah the leds i installed do have fans. I have not had any issues with moisture inside my headlight housing. Of course, when i did the leds, i did an H4 conversion and installed halos and turn signal leds inside the housing also, but thats a different topic for a different thread. However in doing all that it forced me to removed the lens and then reseal it when i put it back on.

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And thanks for the comments guys.
Interesting. Quite the setup. Gooot to hear not all LEDs cause moisture.
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Thanks for the suggestion, Just bought it. Iíll try it and see the outcome. Iím curious on the effectiveness. Like how much water can be absorbed over a given time per whatever sealed volume.
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I was thinking, abrasion may eventually wear a hole in those packets, much like it's worn holes in the jumper-cable bags that are in my trunk. (I've since wrapped them in cloth rags.) Then you'll have a minor mess inside those housings. It may be a good idea to use a little folded-over packaging tape to try and secure the packets. (of course if they're taped down from the top side, it'll mostly block them from absorbing moisture)
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I was thinking, abrasion may eventually wear a hole in those packets, much like it's worn holes in the jumper-cable bags that are in my trunk. (I've since wrapped them in cloth rags.) Then you'll have a minor mess inside those housings. It may be a good idea to use a little folded-over packaging tape to try and secure the packets. (of course if they're taped down from the top side, it'll mostly block them from absorbing moisture)

Things worked out great. I used a hair dryer to evaporate the condensation off the lens then heated up the desiccant packets and put them in the housing and let sit over night. Looks good. Thanks for that.
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Hey just a follow up to this problem. It seems that the LEDs I used were the culprit. A combination of the way the fans blew along with the structure of how the reflectors sat guided the hot air right onto the lens causing the problem. By simply switching to another LED headlight I no longer had the problem. The new LEDs I got has the fans blow the hot air out the rear.

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