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What's the brightest headlight bulb I can safely put in without melting the plug or the lens itself? I've seen some LED replacements that have the little fan behind them but not sure if they're worth it.
 

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Do not put LED retrofits in a housing designed for incan bulbs. At best it will have a shorter lifespan. At worst it will cause blinding glare to other drivers and be illegal.

Compatible bulbs, you trade brightness for lifespan too. See the following chart titled "GE Automotive Lighting Comparison" on the following page, though other major brands also make brighter bulbs at the expense of lifespan.

If the plastic is clouding up you might try polishing them.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H2BPLY
 

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Do not put LED retrofits in a housing designed for incan bulbs. At best it will have a shorter lifespan. At worst it will cause blinding glare to other drivers and be illegal.

Compatible bulbs, you trade brightness for lifespan too. See the following chart titled "GE Automotive Lighting Comparison" on the following page, though other major brands also make brighter bulbs at the expense of lifespan.

If the plastic is clouding up you might try polishing them.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H2BPLY
Thanks but I clicked on that link but it came up a 9007 bulb. Mine is the 9005 for a 2014.I know what you mean about the LED. I looked at those LED ones with a fan in the back but Explorers have the rubber plug over them. Sorta defeats the purpose of leaving the plug off and if I put the plug on it'll block the air flow.
 

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^ ?? Okay but it was only an example, the major brands also make 9005 high brightness incandescent bulbs.
 
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