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Guys, I need to replace a headlight on my 2009 Edge LTD. The wife had an unfortunate encounter with a buzzard and the left headlight didn't survive it. I'm planning to replace the original ones with LED-equipped ones. Are there any issues with the wiring known? The new light are plug compatible. Is that good enough?

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You may find this site useful. 

https://www.instructables.com/How-To-Convert-Your-Headlight-Bulbs-to-LED/

 

I seen these new LED types online and they seem to be a real breakthrough. And Drive Bright has an excellent reputation. 

https://drivebright.com/shop/led-headlight-replacement-kit-new/

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Well, I need to replace the entire headlights, not just the bulbs and I am concerned that the wiring would support that.

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According to the owners manual, the low beam bulb is a H11 and the high beam uses a 9005 bulb. 

 

A H11 bulb is rated at 55 watts, or 55 watts ÷ 12 volts = 4.6 Amps. Both bulbs are fused at 15 Amps. (Fuse #23).

 

9005 is rated at 65 watts. 65 watts ÷ 12 volts = 5.4 Amps. Each bulb is fused at 10 Amps. (Fuse #7 & #8).

 

Using the Drive Bright bulbs I posted above, they are rated at 45 watts. (As an example).

 

So yes, the wiring would handle the LED bulbs. (However high intensity bulbs would almost certainly require a relay and additional direct wiring).

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Thanks for the details, very much appreciated.

So, these headlights (https://www.ebay.com/itm/304487583413?fits=Year%3A2009%7CModel%3AEdge%7CMake%3AFord&_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20220310133107%26meid%3Da9a0b26ba0b14372a50a0d43e19c1968%26pid%3D101196%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D371701026992%26itm%3D304487583413%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv9PairwiseWithPLXWebFitmentFilterConfirmFitSignal%26brand%3DSpec-D+Tuning&_trksid=p2047675.c101196.m2219&amdata=cksum%3A304487583413a9a0b26ba0b14372a50a0d43e19c1968%7Cenc%3AAQAHAAABIAzdIKOcP6rVYsexH8mCu6YYN0SdXxqICy66h220Th%252FC6c6aZpFIEmATXPImB6gOXUa%252FXvip3BRuztnBr5L4o8yl3taFAIknfwFrm0z3Y9VnDHGA1CHSifS8KnJuG8oa8c%252BHwhfecpb1dw%252FdQgPeSbsfwlikSFnsJdTz%252FshAYHas8zNNxjHyxVCniq2H73ldK%252BoVsFL%252Bbjj4FZWypjYWotzAny9hDqUR6%252F7hzGPi3WzNVXQybzxncI2earll562MhAL%252FSms9e24yXoCTNUsF2prvVG6EWli0AROahmaSa7tJgkSL%252BMWL0mpIv%252FyOoywLkrGJm4z2oUy99tmXZY7xr0GoyHEEizvlrNWuzp06bFABBbvp9ueFos4TehuHvAzBQw%253D%253D%7Campid%3APL_CLK%7Cclp%3A2047675&epid=27053854069)

wouldn't create any problems with the wiring or the fuses, right?

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As those are HALOGEN, I'd say yes. Less than $250 for BOTH headlamp assemblies? Great price. 

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Does anybody know what lumens the stock bulbs have?

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I just found out from the vendor of the above headlamp assemblies this: 

Low beam: 220,000 lumens
Hi beam: 260,000 lumens

Can that be true?

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I questioned their liberal usage of the Zeros and they finally corrected the figures to 2200 and 2600 respectively. Still, I would be interested in learning what the stock lumen figures are. Apparently nobody knows.

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2009 Ford Edge uses a 9005 bulb. A  Sylvania 9005 Basic Halogen Headlight Bulb is rated at 1,700 lumens. 

 

State laws usually limit the output to between 2,000 lumens to 4,000 lumens. Friend (County) told me they don't get concerned unless the vehicle is throwing out too much glare. Then its usually written as a warning, subject to having it inspected at a later date. A smart ass will get a citation and court date.

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So, with 2200 and 2600 lumens, I'd be on the safe site. Thanks for the info.

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