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This may be long, but worth the read. Just thought I would post this since I think this is a discussion a great deal of you are having. My stock Halogens on my wife's 2019 XT5 were about as bright as holding a 3 cell flashlight out the window. I did some extensive research on upgrading from stock Halogens to LEDs watching about 19 videos and researching 23 LEDs. I am a Cadillac XT5 owner, not affiliated with any company or manufacturer nor do I work on my cars myself. With all the electronics in vehicles, after reading a few articles online, I had concerns about error light coming on, auto high-beam still working etc. After all my research, THE best place to go for LEDs is Headlight Revolution (headlightrevolution.com) where they tested over 300 different LED bulbs, and it was educational. I looked at all the videos and it came down to the GTR Ultra 2s or the SV.4s- I went with the SV4s. They have just 1 LED diode and that is ok since the actuator on your lights automatically make it high beam or low beam (Cadillac didn't know that and said these won't work). These are more expensive than some $40 bulbs but they work to perfection. The SV4s were $169 for both bulbs. I had a local shop I know install them for $100, took them 35 minutes. You do NOT need to remove the grille or anything as indicated in some videos I saw. The SV4s and GTRs come with a can-bus for plug and play installation. Even the shop said how easy they were to install. Drove it for the first time that night....400% improvement with no error messages, no electrical problems and auto high beam worked flawlessly. The difference from the yellow stock halogens is remarkable. Photo shows the difference between the halogen and bright LED. Just my 2 cents everyone.
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