Are Aftermarket Headlights Worth It?

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    Donut Media

    Trajanje: 14:15

    Driving the Miata at night has always been hazardous, because the headlights seem to actually be dim candles. On this episode, we’ll update the headlights and headlight wiring circuit to pull some big watts and actually light up the night road so we can keep driving!
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SkaterKid406
SkaterKid406

After you turbo it you should do the interior, make it black to match. the tan looks mega wack.

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Tim Sullivan
Tim Sullivan

HIDs would have gone 21 miata lengths though.

Pred 15 urami
Logan Dykstra
Logan Dykstra

Needs some LED’s

Pred 20 urami
Diego Olivares Gudiño
Diego Olivares Gudiño

LED bulbs are another great way to go, and they don´t consume that much energy.

Pred 21 uro
Cam Mulcahy
Cam Mulcahy

What a wasted opportunity to get rid of shitty halogens. I hate halogens.

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PARADOXX AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTIONS
PARADOXX AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTIONS

178 Bakersfield to lake issabela?

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Mark zieg
Mark zieg

You know the modern bulbs are rated in pairs usually, and the old ones per bulb. So its really more like 70w and 80w.

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Mark zieg
Mark zieg

Zach JERB can you make a video on stuff like this for your GX470? Cmon man, I've got an identical one, and I'm money pitting it

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Dvldg0231
Dvldg0231

So, more watts to the lights means... less powa to the wheels. Your going in the wrong direction! Try a headlight delete = Mo Powa Babeh!

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T G
T G

yes. yes they are.

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Gjdjd Gzhdj
Gjdjd Gzhdj

For you yes, for other drivers no :D

Pred 3 dnevi
insaneomcleano
insaneomcleano

Is a 40 inch lightbar mounted on top of the windscreen worth it?

Pred 3 dnevi
manolo mala
manolo mala

Why didn't u go with LEDs?

Pred 3 dnevi
ExFallen
ExFallen

Why is there an ambulance in your driveway?

Pred 4 dnevi
Joshua Nicolai
Joshua Nicolai

"night has finally fallen" sounds like a bond villain catch line

Pred 4 dnevi
louis mccravey
louis mccravey

Where’s that canyon road at ?!! I would love to find some roads like that to drive in SoCal!!

Pred 4 dnevi
aAron YT
aAron YT

Lights are definitely the thing that means you get what you pay for

Pred 4 dnevi
Nino Krizanec
Nino Krizanec

I would choose a better grounding point than that.

Pred 5 dnevi
Roger Jogers
Roger Jogers

Keep up the great videos

Pred 5 dnevi
rentamedic
rentamedic

Trinity

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Champion Cycle
Champion Cycle

Is that TUNA!?

Pred 5 dnevi
Alf Watt
Alf Watt

Bonus points: the electrical unit of power is named after James Watt who invented Horsepower in order to sell his fancy new steam engines. Mining operators (who had an abundance of water and coal to run the engines) were using horses to drive pumps to remove water from their mines. They knew how much it cost to keep 100 horses working 24/7, so to sell the Steam Engine James had to convert the amount of work the engine could do (at a much reduced cost, even including the Engineer to fix it) into units that customers could relate to costs: Horsepower sells engines.

Pred 5 dnevi
CodeNameNateDog
CodeNameNateDog

I’m from Vermont and there’s a VT rescue vehicle in Zach’s driveway in LA?!?!

Pred 6 dnevi
Filip Filipovic
Filip Filipovic

On the new headlight is clearly written 55w and he is installing 80w bulb in hot climate, excellent advice. There is a huge difference in light power and color between H4 and H7 bulbs, so better to find H7 headlights, put some bulbs like Osram Nightbreaker or Philips Racing Vision... No need to install additional cables, only downside is that they last shorter than regular, but since his 80w will heat like crazy they will last the same.

Pred 6 dnevi
TheKenji2221
TheKenji2221

Looking good. Plus just for the fact you can now replace only the bulb instead of the whole light is a huge upgrade

Pred 7 dnevi
Jack Olden
Jack Olden

He low-key looks like paul Walker

Pred 7 dnevi
Dinja3
Dinja3

what happened to your door seal? do installing aftermarket headlights really cause that to happen? p.s. i know it wasn't the headlights.

Pred 8 dnevi
Zia Malik
Zia Malik

The camera that is filming the night scenes has a bunch of dead pixels

Pred 8 dnevi
100rats
100rats

What road is that??? looks sick

Pred 8 dnevi
JJustCool
JJustCool

Should have Retrofitted those headlight bud. Missed opportunity

Pred 8 dnevi
Armoury Man
Armoury Man

but how many horsepower is your house making?

Pred 8 dnevi
Daniel
Daniel

what about the speed limit at the road?

Pred 8 dnevi
Stealth Enforcer
Stealth Enforcer

nice headlights can make any car look way better

Pred 9 dnevi
Whos Austin
Whos Austin

Weird just did this with my 04 wrangler lol

Pred 9 dnevi
Avro Arrow
Avro Arrow

80W low beam headlights = EXTREMELY DANGEROUS because they'll blind the hell out of every oncoming vehicle. The legal limit for headlamps is currently 55W at 12V.

Pred 9 dnevi
Francisco Caruso
Francisco Caruso

Have u guys done the joke about us using anything (like a miata) but meters to lenght something?

Pred 9 dnevi
Ramiro Medina
Ramiro Medina

Dude I just would've gone with the headlight assembly conversion and go with some high and low led bulbs and I'm done 😐

Pred 10 dnevi
The_Don27
The_Don27

Sooooo was it worth it ? Lol

Pred 11 dnevi
Jerrmz
Jerrmz

Replace the stock round miata headlights with HELLA horns

Pred 12 dnevi
Eric Bärtsch
Eric Bärtsch

Tf is that weather seal doin on the driver’s side door??

Pred 12 dnevi
Kuro Shiroi
Kuro Shiroi

this is why yt is better than tv

Pred 12 dnevi
David MacGreggor
David MacGreggor

Love the show since day one lol im actually at the same part with my 91 NA cant decide what head lights to do but if no one else needs them ill take them no gift card needed lol

Pred 13 dnevi
Eric Marcus
Eric Marcus

The way I adjust my headlights is on a flat ground parking lot. Pull up to the back of a car and back up till there is about a car length or a bit more and adjust the top of the beam to the top of the bumper of the car in front of me. This way I know I'm not blinding anyone (LED headlight are bright AF and 8000 lumens will melt eyeballs in the rearview or on coming traffic). If you don't have a friend or family member you could go up to your local mechanic shop and ask if you can use the parking lot at night to adjust your lights and pull up to car leaving a car length or so to make the adjustments. I've had my lights for over a year now and not one person has flashed their brights at me.

Pred 14 dnevi
Lance Kaz
Lance Kaz

I’m a retired mechanical engineer. Part of my career was spent designing motor vehicle lighting. The reason that you don’t touch the bulb on halogen lights is this: 1) Halogen bulbs are made from a thick, very strong glass (borosilicate) that is under pressure. 2) Your fingers leave behind oils that, when heated, penetrate the glass and weaken the glass (a weakening called “devitrification”). Since the bulb is under pressure, weakening the glass causes it to fail. I applaud Donut Media for swapping out halogen sealed beams for halogen replaceable bulbs instead of swapping in HID or LED. The way the human vision system perceives light is very complex. I can’t begin to go into it here, but human perception of brightness isn’t linear, which means that doubling watts does not translate into seeing twice as far. And the human perception of color is complex as well, for many technical reasons relating to both the physics of light and the biology of vision. AND I definitely want to applaud aligning the headlamps. I see so many poorly aligned headlights that I don’t think most people bother to do it. I’m all for putting more light down on the road, but watch out for low beam lights that throw too much light into the yes of oncoming traffic. Not blinding oncoming drivers is the reason you have low beams.

Pred 14 dnevi
Dan MacK
Dan MacK

Oh no why is there an ambulance in your driveway

Pred 14 dnevi
Aaron Schwarz
Aaron Schwarz

Wow, unlike about 99% of other dipfucks that install brighter headlights, you actually take the time to calibrate the beam angle to not nail people in oncoming cars with glare / a nobel prize must be in order at once ~~ also HID kit would have made 3600 lumens per side & $40 Beamtech LED on Amazon that also must be aligned in the housing are 4000 lumens each // & put the LED''s where the halogen bulbs filament would have been emitting photons so the spectral emissions of the headlight conforms with road legal considerate beam angles etc // FYI

Pred 14 dnevi
Aaron Schwarz
Aaron Schwarz

Your rate car power in KW thousands of watts, so 89,000 watts becomes 89 KW .. in europe thats how they rate engines in KW & then N*M for torque Newton Meters // like FT-LBS

Pred 14 dnevi
Walter Esese
Walter Esese

I was a bit skeptical when you mentioned using the halogen reflectors instead of actual projectors but you did take the time to aim them properly and I appreciate that.

Pred 14 dnevi
FUZ3-NOOB-324485
FUZ3-NOOB-324485

lol new headlights were worse because they were angled too low and caused less video sight

Pred 14 dnevi
Mobile Terminaluser
Mobile Terminaluser

When will Nolan's "not a subliminal", Zach's "Sparktastic & Sparktacular" & Jame's "Bwaaaaahhh" be on for sale? Garage/room & home decor? Donut Media automotive items & Auto sales?

Pred 14 dnevi
Angel123_h
Angel123_h

Zach, how do you know so much about cars? I love cars and love working on them but I really don't have the skill or knowledge and every time I watch your videos and donuts videos I always learn so much, and I've just have been wondering how you know so much.

Pred 14 dnevi
Mobile Terminaluser
Mobile Terminaluser

"10 miata lengths, Sparktastic, Spectacular" Donut Media stickers

Pred 14 dnevi
brickson98moto
brickson98moto

Screw a hat, I’m still waiting on my boost creeps hoodie I ordered back in like September lol

Pred 14 dnevi
Hentai Body pillow
Hentai Body pillow

Where do you find roads like that in the beginning?

Pred 14 dnevi
Michael Clark
Michael Clark

I'm surprised that the Miata has sealed beams, I thought that went out of fashion in the 70s? Are they h4 in other markets? My 86 Mazda 929 in Australia had twin pop-up rectangular headlights and they were not sealed beams, H4 globes.

Pred 14 dnevi
Alex Baca
Alex Baca

I JUST missed the week mark :(

Pred 15 dnevi
J M.
J M.

Yo you guys should make a grullon on another series of money pits or other series

Pred 15 dnevi
Rotary BMX
Rotary BMX

Up to speed on seat/cupra

Pred 15 dnevi
h3lix86
h3lix86

i hate new headlights, they are just TOO DAMN BRIGHT i can't see shit anymore when anyone is driving a newer car towards me in the opposite lane, they completely blind me...

Pred 15 dnevi
E L
E L

I died when the pew pews came out of the led headlight

Pred 15 dnevi
randallracer
randallracer

watch somebody actually need new bulbs for their miata tho.

Pred 16 dnevi
mixmix poo
mixmix poo

if you guys finish the miata, can you make is the same price car more worth it then the modified miata lol😁 btw love you guys

Pred 16 dnevi
Simon Outdoors
Simon Outdoors

What do i gotta do to get u to 86 the turbo plan and put ITB'S on there? Pleeeeeeease?

Pred 16 dnevi
Jonathan mora
Jonathan mora

What canyon road is that ???

Pred 16 dnevi
??????
??????

It looks like Tuna Canyon Road.

Pred 12 dnevi
A Trimble
A Trimble

Liked and subscribed. Y’all just crack me up with the enhanced visuals. There’s just nothing like a manual Miata without ABS as shown or power steering. Feels so illegal lol!

Pred 17 dnevi
Trump
Trump

Short answer yes, enormously better. Got 35w HIDs lows and 45w LED highs on both my Evo and Impreza. The difference is huge, I can sea really well, oncoming traffic hates me though.

Pred 17 dnevi
Evangelos Patsourakis
Evangelos Patsourakis

Lots of people like your show, and you set an example for many. If you find yourself driving fast, (even in the Miata) without being able to use the high beam, the brightness focused in front of the car, will not allow you to see further up the road. Not to mention the stripes of light escaping over the cross line of the light beam, as seen on the wall. Best to way to improve the lighting would be by fitting projectors, with any kind of high wattage or output bulbs, as they are designed to spread the light, (lower the density just in front of you) and make a clear a cut so you do not disturb incoming traffic. Please set the right example, lots of love from Europe, Greece!

Pred 17 dnevi
crxdelsolsir
crxdelsolsir

People with new cars seem to have better eye sights as when dusk falls they do not switch their headlights on. Jokes aside it is probable that they forget due to newer cars dash (instrument cluster) is always permanently illuminated, eliminating what would have been the reminder (unable to see the dash). Having said that, people do look out the front windscreen to the outside world and should realise they cannot see the road clearly and should switch their head lights on anyway. Or it it because they have better eyes sight or just not thinking when driving?

Pred 17 dnevi
Spadezz Z
Spadezz Z

Just buy the $80 led headlight kit off Amazon

Pred 17 dnevi
Extra Darlas
Extra Darlas

Fun fact you can take the headlights off a hmwv fmtv and pls the three main trucks of the army and they will fit a Miata

Pred 17 dnevi
Joey Mezera
Joey Mezera

I feel like this video should just be. They look dope, abosokutely. End video

Pred 17 dnevi
xvp40
xvp40

Loving them 70's porn tunes.

Pred 17 dnevi
Fer Gz MotorDanko
Fer Gz MotorDanko

nice, i would put phillps racing vision +150, or osram night breaker laser +150% instead of 80w, but if it works, it works.

Pred 18 dnevi
Luis Jaime
Luis Jaime

I think your psychics might of been a little off, but close enough lol

Pred 18 dnevi
Martin Smith
Martin Smith

This show is 11/10

Pred 18 dnevi
Daniel Doherty
Daniel Doherty

Careful @Donut. 35w is the highest legal halogen wattage for on road use in the United States for low beams. 80w would not be considered DOT approved.

Pred 18 dnevi
Ghassan Radwan
Ghassan Radwan

link to those headlights?

Pred 18 dnevi
Dan Atkinson
Dan Atkinson

What was the improvement rated in lumens?

Pred 18 dnevi
ittotaq
ittotaq

if you're changing bumpers to something cooler can i buy the bumper?

Pred 19 dnevi
Davin Yap
Davin Yap

Will the higher bulb wattage be too hot that it will melt the lamp housing ?

Pred 19 dnevi
sc Builds
sc Builds

YOOO THAT WAS CLEAAAAANNNN 5:44

Pred 19 dnevi
Noah Calagui
Noah Calagui

Would it be the same for a 1969 Pontiac GTO

Pred 19 dnevi
Astro Teen
Astro Teen

No one gonna mention the tony hawk sound effect? Bet

Pred 19 dnevi
AJ Calderon
AJ Calderon

My wife doesn't like this series because she's afraid that I'll spend my money on a miata, she should be rightfully scared 😄 🤣

Pred 19 dnevi
Ginger Ninger
Ginger Ninger

My motorbike from 1974 had a single Sealed beam headlight that was 55/60W. On low beam I couldn't see shit aside from directly in front of me for about 3 metres, on high beam (After I rewired the entire 74 loom and added some relays to it) I could some how see over 100m with it in a very precise spot but lost a lot of side vision. It really surprised me how well the high beam worked on it. I since replaced it with a semi-sealed with a 55/60W Halogen super bright which was a massive improvment on side light, but the high beam was a bit holey, then I upped it to a 55/100W and now I can see the headlight 20m up the road during the day. It's awesome. Then my clutch cable snapped...

Pred 19 dnevi
Olive Perry
Olive Perry

Does this Toyota #Tacoma have a bent or twisted frame? Ernesto writes: "I frequently see Tacomas and Tundras with bent or twisted frames, but everybody gets super excited when a ZR2, Raptor, and Gladiator get caught with them?"

Pred 19 dnevi
Johnny Joyce
Johnny Joyce

Bro...no wonder my aftermarket lights were so low. I couldn't see shit. Thanks donut for teaching me about headlight adjustment.

Pred 19 dnevi
BayAreaJDMPartHunter
BayAreaJDMPartHunter

Wish you guys tested out LED bulbs too......and why not just use the glass hella housings? You guys already used the hella wiring and bulbs 🤔

Pred 19 dnevi
estone2
estone2

TUNA!

Pred 19 dnevi
C B
C B

Honestly I came here for Zach. Then I came again. And now I'm learning a thing or two

Pred 19 dnevi
mild soup
mild soup

Let there be light

Pred 19 dnevi
BRAXTON TAYLOR
BRAXTON TAYLOR

Me not even being able to see 1 car length in front of me on backroads

Pred 19 dnevi
Sir Lags A Lot
Sir Lags A Lot

That sweet sound of a 7.3 Powerstroke @7:25

Pred 19 dnevi
trip
trip

jobe doesnt know about the inverse square law you would need like 8 times the power to see twice as far at that range

Pred 19 dnevi
azulobo
azulobo

May i say those lights are HELLA better? 😂😂

Pred 19 dnevi
Chase Dunn
Chase Dunn

5280ft per mile, 211200 in 40 miles. 3600 seconds in an hour, 211200/3600 makes 40mph app 58ft per second. Avg car headlights shine about 30-40ft in front of a car[low beams], and since 30-40ft is less than 58ft, basic common sense tells us that headlights are so other people can YOU going down the road, NOT so you can see. Back when cars never went over 40mph, ya headlights were for seeing the road. THERE NOT ANYMORE. STOP BLINDING EVERYONE AND DO SOME BASIC MATH.

Pred 19 dnevi
Tiemo Wolters
Tiemo Wolters

Another filler till turbski

Pred 19 dnevi
Jorge Chavez
Jorge Chavez

The new measurement system is: Inch, feet, yard, MIATA, mile.

Pred 19 dnevi
Rajen Mistry
Rajen Mistry

What?!!!! 1.21 gigawatts

Pred 19 dnevi
firstjohn26
firstjohn26

Why not LED's

Pred 19 dnevi

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