LED Headlight Differences

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discussion starter · #1 · dec 16, 2017

i’ve heard mentioned that the xle and xse have “upgraded” leds in several threads. does anyone have any details on this? any specifics to elaborate on?

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i’ve heard mentioned that the xle and xse have “upgraded” leds in several threads. does anyone have any details on this? any specifics to elaborate on?

the headlights are different.

the le/se have the regular bi-led headlights that used the low beams in low power for daytime running lights while the xse/xle have led headlights with fully integrated led daytime running lights

the le/se uses a regular amber turn signal bulb while the xse is full led.

output wise i’m not sure how they are different

i attached some pictures so you can see the differences between the two.

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the xle hybrid is the only model that can be optioned with adaptive headlights that automatically level. it’s part of the $4110 audio package with options. you can’t get adaptive headlights on any other camry model for some reason, not even the xle/xse v6s.

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discussion starter · #4 · dec 16, 2017

the headlights are different.

the le/se have the regular bi-led headlights that used the low beams in low power for daytime running lights while the xse/xle have led headlights with fully integrated led daytime running lights

the le/se uses a regular amber turn signal bulb while the xse is full led.

output wise i’m not sure how they are different

i attached some pictures so you can see the differences between the two.

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that’s very helpful. exactly what i was looking for. i have an i4 xse and couldn’t quite figure out the drl. thanks!

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the xle hybrid is the only model that can be optioned with adaptive headlights that automatically level. it’s part of the $4110 audio package with options. you can’t get adaptive headlights on any other camry model for some reason, not even the xle/xse v6s.

toyota is so weird with their option packaging. so the adaptive lights are only available on the xle hybrid, but it can’t even be equipped with the dynamic nav. lol.

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toyota is so weird with their option packaging. so the adaptive lights are only available on the xle hybrid, but it can’t even be equipped with the dynamic nav. lol.

my theory: there’s something about adaptive lights that make them costly or difficult to manufacture in volume (or both). so much so that it’d even impact the (relatively) lower production volumes of the xle v6 and xse v6. so why even offer it? because that’s what was needed to get the iihs’s top safety rating, top safety pick+.

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so they offer it only on a very low volume model — the hybrid xle. we’re talking a subset of a subset.

manufacturing problem solved and they get the tsp+ publicity. smart! who’s going to read the fine print that it only applies to the hybrid xle with the adaptive headlights?

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my theory: there’s something about adaptive lights that make them costly or difficult to manufacture in volume (or both). so much so that it’d even impact the (relatively) lower production volumes of the xle v6 and xse v6. so why even offer it? because that’s what was needed to get the iihs’s top safety rating, top safety pick+.

so they offer it only on a very low volume model — the hybrid xle. we’re talking a subset of a subset.

manufacturing problem solved and they get the tsp+ publicity. smart! who’s going to read the fine print that it only applies to the hybrid xle with the adaptive headlights?

it kind of reminds me of what they did in 2012 with the first year of the 7th generation model. only the xle and xle hybrid could be optioned with the blind spot monitor. then in 2014, blind spot monitor became an option on the se model as well. i’m thinking that at some point (2019 or 2020, or at the mid-cycle refresh) other models may get adaptive headlights. probably because, as you said, due to production issues, or maybe due to the fact that the top of the line v6 models are already pushing $40k, and they didn’t want to give consumers more sticker shock than they needed with yet another option. i did the math on the xle hybrid option packages and the adaptive headlights are only $415 extra though. i’m kind of glad i don’t have them on my xse v6. you can’t tell me having two motors constantly moving those leds around is the most reliable thing out there. just one more thing to go wrong.

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you can’t tell me having two motors constantly moving those leds around is the most reliable thing out there. just one more thing to go wrong.

i’ve had adaptive lighting on my 06 is350 and for 10 years i had that car i had zero issues so it can’t be that unreliable. it has been done for so many years that i think toyota has figure out a way to make it bulletproof.

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what about the high beams on the se? are they also using the same led bulbs as the drls and low beams? if so that’s 3 different outputs on those same led bulbs.

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