If you’re driving a Volvo VAH or VHD you know there’s room for improvement in the headlight department, otherwise, you wouldn’t be here reading this! The Volvo VAH and the VHD headlight housing is called a sealed beam incandescent that is an old school traditional headlight – and I think it’s a cruel prank that Volvo played on the truck owners. With all the great lighting technology in the world why install 55-year-old headlight technology on a $150,000 machine???
The original part number for the sealed beam 35w halogen low beam housing is H5001. The original part number for the sealed beam 55w high beam halogen housing is H5006. The Vision X Vortex XIL-575RD can replace both of these part numbers and look good doing it! This sealed beam size, 5.75″ round, is also commonly referred to as 6″ round, and it’s a standard sized sealed beam housing described as a PAR56 size headlight housing. The Vision X Vortex is the WORLD’S BRIGHTEST and most reliable 5.75″ round sealed beam headlight housing available.
The original Volvo sealed beam headlights draw 35-55w of power, and produce roughly 900 Lumen of light per housing. They are a fragile glass housing with a fragile wound-wire filament inside to create the light output. The new Vision X LED headlights draw only 13w on low beam and 20w on high beam. BUT, they produce 4,210 Lumen of light making them 4 times brighter than your original headlights! Doing this upgrade will allow things you never thought you could see before, and they are 100% DOT compliant!
The install is simple:
- Remove the chrome trim ring holding your old glass sealed beam headlights in place.
- Disconnect the wire harness that connects from the truck to the back of the headlight. The low beam will have 3 prongs and the high beam will have 2.
- Plug in the new LED headlights from Vision X. They will have a short wire harness coming off the back of the housing that will connect directly to your OEM harness. No modification required.
- If you want the halo to turn on, now is the time to wire it in. It’s triggered by a single wire that you connect to a positive + voltage source. It can come on with the headlights, with the parking lights, with ignition, or just run it to a switch in the dash – you control how the halo operates.
- Re-install the mounting trim tha theld the original lamps in place. This part is exactly the same as the OEM housings.