Not yet.. I am tempted
1) The E320 is not my daily driver. My son uses it for his 8-to-5 job. So he mostly uses his daylight bulbs.
2) I have enough supply of H7 bulbs (4300 Kelvin, so they are whiter than the stock) to keep going for a few years
3) I will wait for the technology to mature a bit. I have read mixed reactions regarding performance. Not sure about longevity yet.
4)Not sure if it will require changes in the rear cover of the stock headlight assemblies.
Hey PT & mrboca:
I've already got LED's inside ML500, er, w163 and they don't give any 'bulb out' warning. In fact, my 2002 ML doesn't seem to have that feature. Good. It's a stupid idea anyhow !
But, til now I've had partial HID on both MB's with HID low beam & halogen high beam.
On the w210 I have the 2000 year that requires bumper removal to change Drivers side low beam (oh joy...), so it's a hassle on that rig.
The ML, couple screws & out pops the assembly - much easier !
Well, I just tried the new 'fanless' 25w LED H7's on the w210 High Beam, and I all I can say is:
35% brighter than HID's on the low beam, and far less plumbing junk, wires ballasts, etc. Really just 'plug n play'.
These ones are the 'Beamtech' brand that have a largish heat sink, but no fan and yes they just clear the rear dust cover. There are now available extended dust covers in case some assemblies need more space.
I'll try to grab the link for you.
This matters more to us than others, perhaps, as we travel deer invaded rural FM - 'Farm to Market' rural highways here.
In 12 years, I've made contact with deer 4 times. By the Grace of God, no major damage but lots of smaller hassle & expense.
Latest of which was the w210 lost the radiator due to bent support when I launched over a dead Doe that way laying across my lane.
I had a burned out High Beam bulb, and I was looking down when it happened.
$200 later, the w210 is back with new radiator & un-bent radiator support.
And this is the reason I'm so thrilled at the new LED high beams, so I can see far further to avoid deer or hogs (the other road obstacle !).
Anyhow, I'm planning on trying a pair in the High Beams of the ML500, which like the w210, are now just plain H7 halogens.
Here's the one I installed:
Here's my quick review:
Hope this helps some out.
My wife noted their brightness, which means alot !
Cheers - David