HID or LED headlights!? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Tech Forums > Off Road and External Lighting

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-18-2012, 08:56 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
chgcody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Kingsland GA
Posts: 17
HID or LED headlights!?

Okay I need some help on headlights for my 98 jeep wrangler I want either HID or LED headlights, but I don't know where to start, can anyone help me find good headlights somewhat cheap and that will last me? Just want a survey on the best. THANKS,Cody

chgcody is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-18-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
RayJK14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: North Jersey
Posts: 99
LED!! Truck-Lite makes an LED headlight for your YJ.. I have them on my JK and they rock.. not so fantastic in weather tho, i'd recommend a pair of Amber Driving Lights for bad weather..

__________________
2012 JK Wrangler 2 door
Dark Forest Green
First Jeep and Loving It !!


RayJK14 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-18-2012, 09:12 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
chgcody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Kingsland GA
Posts: 17
do you know how much all of it would cost?
chgcody is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-18-2012, 09:18 AM   #4
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
RayJK14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: North Jersey
Posts: 99
Truck-Lite LED Headlamp Kit for 45-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ, Unlimited & CJ - Quadratec

I have the same Headlights in my JK ( sorry i thought you had a YJ).

They are definitely nice. HID's would be cheaper tho...
__________________
2012 JK Wrangler 2 door
Dark Forest Green
First Jeep and Loving It !!


RayJK14 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-18-2012, 10:24 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
kheiland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Galveston IN
Posts: 280
I went with hid Hellfire from Rebeloffroad. THey are great, your lookin at about 250 LEDs will be a lot more and not any brighter or maybe not as bright . I am a big led fan but not on headlamps at this stage they are still spendy. You can find video on REbel OFF ROAD or you tube. ALso Fortec has a HID upgrade kit THe trick will be finding the lamp assembly for YJ. If ypu want some led light pop on a couple RIGID ind. D2,s
kheiland is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-18-2012, 11:36 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
chgcody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Kingsland GA
Posts: 17
Those look sick! I'm gonna have to do more research on lights
chgcody is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-18-2012, 02:41 PM   #7
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
RayJK14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: North Jersey
Posts: 99
Just remember kelvin temp means something when you hit the weather.. Theres a reason you'll see rally cars with those bright yellow lights (kelvins of like 3000k)..
__________________
2012 JK Wrangler 2 door
Dark Forest Green
First Jeep and Loving It !!


RayJK14 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-07-2012, 02:10 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
mathguydz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
Posts: 15
I'm with kheiland. The rigid dually d2s are awesome led lights that bolt on. They move the slow drivers off the road I u turn them on.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3495129690.jpg
Views:	219
Size:	105.6 KB
ID:	166956  
mathguydz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-07-2012, 02:11 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
mathguydz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
Posts: 15
Another
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1271450957.jpg
Views:	204
Size:	73.5 KB
ID:	166957  
mathguydz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-24-2013, 09:33 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
viperx6x9x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Norfolk Va.
Posts: 1,073
I recently ordered some HID's from DDM, and Hella E-code housings. When they finally get here I will post some pics for comparison. But they are definitely cheaper than the TruckLite LED's, and according to advertising the HID's put out almost twice as many lumens. Then again advertising isn't always truthful so we will see when I get my parts.

Probably going to add in some fog lights for bad weather days eventually.
__________________
War does not determine who is right, it determines who is left.
viperx6x9x is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-25-2013, 07:49 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
chgcody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Kingsland GA
Posts: 17
How much did you end up paying?
chgcody is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-25-2013, 08:06 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
viperx6x9x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Norfolk Va.
Posts: 1,073
Ended up being $90 something after adding in the BOW eliminators (which you probably don't need on a TJ) and shipping. But also I got the 55W kit, and hi/lo kit.

You can probably get out for around $50 if you get a 35w kit and just low beam, no BOW eliminators.

Unfortunately this brand ships from China so shipping was like $18 something. So definitely not the cheapest way to go, these things better be good.
__________________
War does not determine who is right, it determines who is left.
viperx6x9x is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-27-2013, 02:32 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
JD95YJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Stockbridge GA
Posts: 1,042
Images: 11
If you do go HID, don't get the "hi/low" kit. Just get the single beam H4. Trust me..
__________________
95 4.0 "EL DIABLO"
JD95YJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-27-2013, 02:59 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
viperx6x9x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Norfolk Va.
Posts: 1,073
Yeah just got em in today, the wiring looks crazy and no instructions included. no hi/low kit would probably simplify it, but i dont know which part of this is the hi/low kit anyway, lol. Hopefully DDM has some instructions on the site.
__________________
War does not determine who is right, it determines who is left.
viperx6x9x is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-27-2013, 03:39 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
JD95YJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Stockbridge GA
Posts: 1,042
Images: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by viperx6x9x
Yeah just got em in today, the wiring looks crazy and no instructions included. no hi/low kit would probably simplify it, but i dont know which part of this is the hi/low kit anyway, lol. Hopefully DDM has some instructions on the site.
The low beam (main HID) should have very distinctive connectors that only plug into the included ballast. The high beam is just a normal bulb that you can wire into you factory high beam wire. I wouldn't even suggest using the high beam except to flash at people when they flash you thinking you have your brights on.
__________________
95 4.0 "EL DIABLO"
JD95YJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-27-2013, 03:51 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
viperx6x9x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Norfolk Va.
Posts: 1,073
I looked on the website and found a parts page to order individual parts of the kits, and they have pics, so I know what is what now. Also there is an install .pdf on the site so no worries.

As far as highs, I only really got them to aid in resale, god forbid I ever have to part with my TJ. If it's a jeep guy buying it he will probably understand, but a new to jeeps guy might be turned off by the lack of high beams, i figured it would expand the potential customer base later in life.

But yeah I only use highs when;

1. necessary to flash people back.

2. I am on a remote road, or off road, with nobody else around. I like the maximum light possible incase a deer or something (hog, armadillo, cow, all not fun to run into) jumps out ahead of me, more time to avoid it. Or moose, I could potentially end up in maine at some point, and a moose is the last thing you want to hit with any vehicle, even a mack truck. Those things are dangerous, and they are like honey badgers, they don't care what is coming down the road or where they are walking.
__________________
War does not determine who is right, it determines who is left.
viperx6x9x is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-27-2013, 07:32 PM   #17
Jeeper
 
AlexS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 408
Quote:
Originally Posted by JD95YJ View Post
If you do go HID, don't get the "hi/low" kit. Just get the single beam H4. Trust me..
Why do you suggest just the single beam?
AlexS is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-28-2013, 08:29 AM   #18
Jeeper
 
JD95YJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Stockbridge GA
Posts: 1,042
Images: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexS

Why do you suggest just the single beam?
Because the HID is only on the low beam. The "high beam" is just a little bulb attached that looks like a H3 halogen bulb and it's pretty much useless. I've always gone with the single beams and just ordered a new set that was low/high. Needless to say, I'll never pay the extra for that again and I'll never turn on my "high" beams...
__________________
95 4.0 "EL DIABLO"
JD95YJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-28-2013, 09:13 AM   #19
Jeeper
 
AlexS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 408
Can't you get Bixenon bulbs that have one HID bulb with a cover that rotates when you engage the hi's?
AlexS is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-28-2013, 10:32 AM   #20
Jeeper
 
rkwfxd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Whittier
Posts: 1,374
I just ordered a set of these:

http://www.busdepot.com/0301600118#.US6yC_-Ga90.gmail

plus a couple of H4 bulbs from the same site for $3.95 each.

Came to $66 including tax and shipping.

Talked to another guy that uses them, they are a direct plug in and much better than factory.

FWIW

rkwfxd is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



logo carid shop wrangler parts carid fender flares custom wheels store avs deflectors at carid
» Rates
Get low rates on auto insurance in Canada!

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:26 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC