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Anyone changed/upgraded the bulbs in their 2019 Sorento?

I have the 2.4ex and I find the bulbs not great so looking to upgrade to something brighter.

Anyone got any recommendations for Canada bulbs?

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Would be nice if you mentioned bulb type.
I'm running Katana LEDs in low beams in Forte and Sportage and am happy with them (after trying a few other makes), got them off US Amazon.
 

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So I'm mainly looking to upgrade my low beams, and preferably to LED's.

I'll take a look at Katana LED's on Amazon.
 

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So I'm mainly looking to upgrade my low beams, and preferably to LED's.

I'll take a look at Katana LED's on Amazon.
The beam alignment is seldom good with LED's and being on the low beams it would be blinding oncoming traffic - I encounter such morons on my daily commute at 6am.
 

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Verify what you actually have. I doubt its Halogen and could be HID. Mine was LED factory and the manual isn't necessarily correct as it doesn't specify builds. You have to know what is there or pull one out and make a note, take photo as well as number (part used )
 

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The beam alignment is seldom good with LED's and being on the low beams it would be blinding oncoming traffic - I encounter such morons on my daily commute at 6am.
I agree with Ron here, many people simply swap bulbs without ever checking before and after beam alignment. The worst are reflector type headlights that are not focusing light properly.

When I swapped bulbs in my two cars I was lucky I didn't have to adjust beam height but took my time adjusting each for horizontal spread. Both cars have projector lens low beams.
I kept original halogens in high beams as the light spectrum is better suited (penetrates) for fog/rain rather than pure white.
 

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I have a 2019 EX 3.3 v6 and changed the headlights and fog lights to LEDs and they work great. The difference is night and day and it's an easy fix.
 

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I have a 2019 EX 3.3 v6 and changed the headlights and fog lights to LEDs and they work great. The difference is night and day and it's an easy fix.
First off, we hereby deduct 9-1/2 Kia-Forums.com points for the bad pun!

Now, let us know whose headlight products you used, how they were to install, and what adjustment procedures you used once they were in to get a good pattern.
 

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As a fellow canadian, i appreciate having good headlights. I've done this on multiple vehicles to improve my headlights. I use the Sylvania xtravision in both the high and low beam. makes a HUGE difference. I just wait for them to come on sale at Canadian Tire and get the ones i need for my vehicles.

the hassle of going to HID or LED and the possibility of issues down the line is not what i want to induce in myself. i rely on my vehicle for both work, and for personal. right now i'm driving more when it's still dark out due ot starting work either early, or late. never had an issue with these. And they are not harsh for oncoming drivers either, which is a plus.
 

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Philips X-treme Vision are also excellent halogen bulbs and can be had cheaper than Sylvania while possibly even a little brighter. The issue is those extra bright halogens don't last as long as LEDs and not as bright. I think the best mod I made on my Kias was switching to low beam LEDs.
 

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While I hear a lot about how bad it is to put LED's in the halogen fixtures, I had no issues with poor lighting or getting them aimed properly. The hardest part was finding a truly level spot with a building 25 feet away with a flat light colored wall. I ended up with much better lighting down the road and also more light at the side of the road which is important in deer country, I want to see them coming! I used LASFIT bulbs, they worked perfectly the first time with no CANBUS errors and no extra resistors. At least for my 2020 Sorento, they fit perfectly and had plenty of room inside the dust cover of the headlight assembly.
 

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I used both X-treme vision bulbs and lasted as long as I owned the vehicle. Never blew.
 
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