Which Bulbs Fit the 2015 Nissan Altima SV?

I recently got my hands on a new 2015 Nissan Altima SV and at the time of writing this there is no database online or at the dealership that said what bulbs the vehicle took for headlights and fog lights. We wanted to upgrade the low beam headlights and the fog lights to LED or HID bulbs so to do the install we just had to tear the car apart and find out what it had under the hood!

Here’s what we found: On this particular 2015 Nissan Altima SV it used H11 low beam headlight bulbs and H11 fog light bulbs. We ended up going with 2 pairs of the GTR Lighting H11 LED Headlight conversion kit found here. These fit in the stock fog light and headlight housings perfectly with no modification necessary. They were 100% plug and play. We installed the lights, zip-tied up all the wiring and turned them on. That’s all there was to it!

Here are the pictures of a comparison between stock and the new LED bulbs from GTR Lighting:

The H11 LED headlight conversion kit from GTR Lighting is plug and play on the new Altima and they are WAY brighter than stock bulbs!
The H11 LED headlight conversion kit from GTR Lighting is plug and play on the new Altima and they are WAY brighter than stock bulbs!
The H11 LED headlight conversion kit from GTR Lighting is plug and play on the new Altima and they are WAY brighter than stock bulbs!
The H11 LED headlight conversion kit from GTR Lighting is plug and play on the new Altima and they are WAY brighter than stock bulbs!
The H11 LED headlight conversion kit from GTR Lighting is plug and play on the new Altima and they are WAY brighter than stock bulbs!
The H11 LED headlight conversion kit from GTR Lighting is plug and play on the new Altima and they are WAY brighter than stock bulbs!
The H11 LED headlight conversion kit from GTR Lighting is plug and play on the new Altima and they are WAY brighter than stock bulbs!
The H11 LED headlight conversion kit from GTR Lighting is plug and play on the new Altima and they are WAY brighter than stock bulbs!

 

As you can see from the above pictures, the LED headlight kits are twice as bright as the original lights, and here you can see the completed lights.

GTR Lighting H11 LED Bulbs installed in the fog lights and low beams.
GTR Lighting H11 LED Bulbs installed in the fog lights and low beams.
GTR Lighting H11 LED Bulbs installed in the fog lights and low beams.
GTR Lighting H11 LED Bulbs installed in the fog lights and low beams.
GTR Lighting H11 LED Bulbs installed in the fog lights and low beams.
GTR Lighting H11 LED Bulbs installed in the fog lights and low beams.
GTR Lighting H11 LED Bulbs installed in the fog lights and low beams.
GTR Lighting H11 LED Bulbs installed in the fog lights and low beams.

20 thoughts on “Which Bulbs Fit the 2015 Nissan Altima SV?

  1. How’s the cutoff for just the low beams. I currently have some 3fives 6500k(xb35s) from Morimoto and they have an excellent cutoff, but HIDs don’t nearly have the same life-span as LEDs so I am thinking about switching.

    1. Hi Ben, your existing HID’s will be a bit brighter than LED bulbs, but you’re correct about the lifespan. As for the cutoff, it should be quite similar to the HID product. Many people have said that the GTR Lighting LED bulbs have the same cutoff as stock bulbs, whereas HID will create a lot of glare.

  2. Hi,
    Amazon are selling the New Brights LED for low beam headlights that are 3200LM each. Not sure if I should buy those because someone wrote in the comments that they are getting only 10-15 feet of visibility in front of their car (2013 Nissan Altima). The New Brights LEDs have LEDs only on one side of the bulb conversion and it does not emit light at 360°.
    What has been your experience so far? Are you using an LED bulb conversion that has an LED bulb on both sides? How far is your headlight LED visible at night?
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Ahmad, we recommend what has been tried and tested to work well. This blog post shows the new Nissan Altima using the LED bulb kit from GTR Lighting. Just because a certain brand claims a certain lumen output rating, doesn’t mean they are necessarily truthful. I have tested 2 dozen different LED headlight kits like the one you’re talking about and most of them actually produce about half of the light output that the manufacturer claims. If you are unsure do two things: #1, do not buy any kits that have only LEDs on one side. That is a terrible design!! #2, look at what has been tried, tested, and proven to work – and go that route. There is no guess work involved when you duplicate what is proven. I recommend the kits from http://www.gtrlighting.com/led-conversion-kit/

  3. Thank you so much! I just bought a 2015 Altima SL and was disappointed with the light performance. When you turn the fog lights you barely tell any difference. I am waiting for the new LED model to come at the end of this month. I read somewhere that you can change the lights without taking the wheels out, but not sure if is true.

  4. Doesm’t the Altima require a different wiring harness when you convert from halogens to xenon bulbs?

    1. The only time you need to convert the wiring is if you are using a different style bulb than stock. If you are using the same bulb style, the Xenon bulbs should come with a plug and play wiring harness that doesn’t require any modifications. If you purchased something that didn’t plug right in, then you probably got the wrong product.

      1. So if I want to convert my ’15 Altima 2.5 SV from the standard Halogens it came with to Xenon or LED, what would I need (which kit type)?

        Thanks!

      2. For HID you want to do this kit, select the H11 bulb style and the color that you like the best:
        http://www.gtrlighting.com/35w-canbus-hylux-gen-4-single-beam-hid-conversion-kit/

        For LED this is the best kit:
        http://www.gtrlighting.com/gtr-lighting-gen-2-all-in-one-h11-led-headlight-bulbs-3-600-lumen-bulb/

        However you will also need this CANBUS module to make the LED headlights work on your particular vehicle, they are extra:
        http://www.gtrlighting.com/canbus-module-for-single-beam-led-headlight-conversion-kits/

      3. What do you mean by “same bulb style”? H11? Or LED / HID vs Halogen?

        Sorry, my automotive geek days ended roughly 40 years ago! 🙂

      4. It doesn’t matter what generation of light bulb you’re using, LED, Halogen, or Xenon/HID… All that matters is if you get the appropriate bulb style of that particular technology. For example you can get a halogen H11 light bulb, you can get an LED H11 light bulb and you can get a xenon/HID H11 light bulb.

        As long as you are replacing the original light bulb in your vehicle with the new style corresponding product, it should all be plug and play.

  5. I just bought a 2015 Nissan Altima SV. I’m trying to be able to put in Blue LED Lights I’m not sure which kind is the best? I’m looking for something very simple to plug in and go. At the the same what is the best type HID OR LED lights ? if anyone one has any pictures i can see please post them.

    1. Blue LED Lights for anything on the outside of your vehicle is a bad idea. You can’t have any blue colors showing because you will get in trouble for having “emergency vehicle colors” displayed on your car. The closest color to blue that I can suggest is 8,000K because it’s still a color considered white. See here and look for the color chart for examples: http://www.gtrlighting.com/35w-canbus-hylux-gen-4-single-beam-hid-conversion-kit/

      Right now I haven’t seen any LED bulbs that work as well as HID does in projectors, but in regular reflector housings, there are a few decent LED headlight bulb kits. Your Altima has projector low beams and reflector high beams. This means that for low beams you should do an HID conversion kit (same product as link above). But for your high beams you can do an LED. I would recommend this product (this is what fits your high beam): http://www.gtrlighting.com/gtr-lighting-gen-2-all-in-one-h11-led-headlight-bulbs-3-600-lumen-bulb/

      1. I bought a fog light kit to install fogs on an SV just like this. However at the end of the fogs I only have two metal ends. I know the car is Pre wired for fog lights but not sure on where to put those two metal ends. Any ideas would help. Thank you in advance.

      2. Hi Roger, I haven’t seen any that come the way you’re describing. The ones we’ve seen from GTR Lighting are plug-and-play without any modification to the wiring required. All I can say is you need to identify which wire is positive, which wire is negative, and come up with a way to connect them to the vehicle positive and negative wiring. If you want to do it yourself you’ll need to buy a digital multimeter for voltage testing, or find a local install shop to do it for you. This is either a great time for you to dig into your car and learn how to install electronics through trial and error like everyone else, or time to trust a professional and hire someone to do your install… Or you could just buy the ones we review in this post and you won’t have any trouble… 🙂

  6. Hi, None of the links are working. Can you please update those for 2015 Nissan Altima?. I want to use the LED kit. What should I order? I do not know how to do the modifications. Any suggestions?

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