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Old 02-22-2014, 08:51 PM   #1
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Kc highlight winshield lights

Am looking to get some lights for the side windshield. I saw the kc highlight 5inch.
First question should I get the 55 watt driving lamp or the long range light and should I get 55 watt or 110. Second are they hard to install and will they install with a rugged ridge a pillar switch.

Does anyone have any better suggestions?
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:01 AM   #2
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If your going to mount them on the windshield get the long range. Driving lights are meant to be mounted low. I believe under 36" for the best results. I would go with the 110s. KC lights come with a wiring harness and switch and are easy to install.

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Old 02-23-2014, 12:12 AM   #3
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I have 2 Pro Comp 8" lights mounted up on my windshield...

With the mounts they are not hard cut the end of the bolt before installing so you don't damage you paint near you windshield.

I went with 80 watt floodlights.
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:21 PM   #4
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Good luck getting the Torx bolts out...I have been working on mine for a week and still no luck about to drill them out.
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:48 AM   #5
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No problem with installation in windshield haven't decided how I am going to run wires to inside of car yet but not too worried about that. What I realized is I need to attach the white wire to a 12 volt power source and it suggests not to the battery but to something that turns on from the key any suggestions
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:35 PM   #6
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I got them wired to the battery (6" 100W) and I really like the fact being able to turn them on without having to switch the key..

Just don't forget to turn them off
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:27 PM   #7
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Quantumjeep,
I used Kroil oil and heat, it took me about 20 minutes. Have not installed the mounts yet since I havent purchased the lights.
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:16 AM   #8
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I have two KC 100w Apollo series Driving Lights mounted on the windshield brackets. go for the higher wattage. It doesn't necessarily mean it is brighter only because wattage is consumption but my brother has the 55w and mine are a hell of a lot brighter than his. I use them every time i drive at night as supplemental high beams and i love them. as for your question as to if you can mount it on your A Pillar, you can as long as you know how to wire them there. I dont see it as being a problem i just have never done it. I have Installed these lights on the windshield twice and have always wired them to the original switch cluster with factory replacement switches (I like a clean looking interior). The install is pretty easy other than the fact that the torx fasteners origonally holding the bracket is either a hit or a miss taking them out. Mine came out really easily but my brothers was a living nightmare to get out. We snapped a few, had to use easy outs. If they arent coming out put the torx bit on an extension and stick it in the fastener and heat up the extension so the heat transfers all the way to the bolt (dont want to burn the paint). after that break it with a breaker bar. All in all, you just have to know how to wire the electrical components. I have always wired the white wire to the battery only because i like being able to turn my lights on whenever i want. Good luck
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:23 PM   #9
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Are the kc 100w 6"? or do they come in 5" as well? I cant seem to find the 5" in anything but 55w.
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I think it's only 55w for the 5 inch lights. You could probably put a higher wattage bulb in it but i'm not sure the small plastic'y housing can take the extra heat from 100w. ...on the plus side, if they start deforming, at least you can turn them off as it happens. Another option might be the Rally 400's if you've decided on KC's. The 23yr warranty is one of their best selling points. These are 4" but the housing is metal so you can probably over watt these safely. The lens is glass and metal like other KC's.
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Are the kc 100w 6"? or do they come in 5" as well? I cant seem to find the 5" in anything but 55w.
the 6 inchers are either 55 or 100W. i dont think the 5 inchers come in 100
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I think it's only 55w for the 5 inch lights. You could probably put a higher wattage bulb in it but i'm not sure the small plastic'y housing can take the extra heat from 100w. ...on the plus side, if they start deforming, at least you can turn them off as it happens. Another option might be the Rally 400's if you've decided on KC's. The 23yr warranty is one of their best selling points. These are 4" but the housing is metal so you can probably over watt these safely. The lens is glass and metal like other KC's.
Thanks for the info. I was thinking I was stupid there or google wasnt being my friend. lol!
I was starting to look at the 4" rallies but wasnt sure how they'd look on the Jk and then wondered how the 5" would look at well. Started searching for the rallies on it but so far no luck yet. All the KC lights come with 23 warranty correct?

And thank you coltonjohngray.


Are the "Spread" pattern same as "Flood" pattern?
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Good luck getting the Torx bolts out...I have been working on mine for a week and still no luck about to drill them out.
are you still having trouble with your torx bolts? Let me know - I can help
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Thanks for the info. I was thinking I was stupid there or google wasnt being my friend. lol!
I was starting to look at the 4" rallies but wasnt sure how they'd look on the Jk and then wondered how the 5" would look at well. Started searching for the rallies on it but so far no luck yet. All the KC lights come with 23 warranty correct?

And thank you coltonjohngray.


Are the "Spread" pattern same as "Flood" pattern?

I've seen the rally 400's stuffed into factory fog light locations of other cars. They look okay to me but it's all subjective. I believe there's a guy here who has the tiny PIAA LED's on the windshield and front bumper that might give you an idea.

As far as i know, all KC lights have 23 yr warranty that covers everything from the wiring/relay/switch, to the housing and lens reflector rusting, and even the bulbs from burning out. Basically everything you get in the box is covered as long as it's incurred from normal wear or exposure and not abuse. ..so rock cracked lens isn't covered.

I would say generally speaking, floods and spread are the same but neither is the same as a "fog." All 3 types are for in-close, diffused lighting but the fog is the only one with a shield over the bulb. This is not to be confused with OEM auxilliary lighting on most modern cars that some call fogs. These are generally low wattage lights with no shield on the bulb.
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are you still having trouble with your torx bolts? Let me know - I can help
Thanks man,
I finally got mine out rubber mallet smack the torx bit in driver really hard and took the impact wrench to it, removed went straight to Ace hardware did a thread pitch test and picked up a bag of hardened industrial stainless bolts and washers that fit the torx holes, took them home and threw those torx bolts right in the recycling and took them to the street corner sipped on a glass of Markers Mark and Gingerale and proceeded to replace every torx bolt on my windshield! #torx boltssuxass! Then I sponged in bedliner on the bolt heads and washers
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If they are free I want ONE... I didn't like it when the dealership said my manual was the CD and if I wanted a paper copy I would have to pay for one .

But FREE is the right price for a 40K vehicle ...

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Old 05-29-2014, 05:26 PM   #17
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I have the KC Hilites Daylighters with the windshield mounts. I have a 06 TJ right hand drive (if that makes a difference) and have a few questions. Where or how is the best way to run the wires from the lights? And, where should I connect the ground? I bought the kit so I should have everything I need but can easily get things needed. Thanks for the help...new to the forum.

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