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Old 10-09-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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Lights

LOoking to get add my first lights to the jeep, what do yall recommend?!

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Old 10-09-2013, 09:15 PM   #2
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Off road lights? Head lights? Fogs? Full replacement or just bulb?

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Old 10-09-2013, 09:45 PM   #3
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Off road lights? Head lights? Fogs? Full replacement or just bulb?
offroad lights sorry
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:02 PM   #4
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offroad lights sorry
Ah, okay. I'm going to try to lay it out as simply as I can. Basically, any light you plan on running on your windshield (not windshield bar, but corners) must be a Long range light. For instance, I'm running 2 130W KC Longrange Slimlights on my windshield corners and I don't get any hood glare. Off road driving or fog lights should only be placed on a front bumper, due to the glare they create off the hood. I personally went with my setup because these lights reach far out in front of me, pencil beam you could call it, and are extremely strong. If you are looking for off road lights for your bumper, look into a driving or fog light. KC, Hella, PIAA are just a few companies that make great lights. I personally love and will only run KCs just because of how impressed I am with their Slimlights, which at 180$, I recommend to anyone. You can find cheaper lights, but you really do get what you pay for. Now if this is just for looks, get some cheap lights and don't care about performance, but if you want real visibility when it's lights out and your in the outback, bite the bullet and get some real high wattage lights (like what I listed above), and replacing your stock head lights to some form of LED is a great place to start as well. Below are some pics of my setup. Truck lite LED head lights in two of the pictures, KCs in all three.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:22 AM   #5
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Check out
Black Box Logistics LEd lights
http://www.blackboxlogistics.com/
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Aurora LED lights.
http://www.auroraledusa.com/
Thats the route I'm planning to go.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:23 AM   #6
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I agree with JKMOHICAN. I really liked putting a set up on the A-pillars (spot lights or pencils) and a set of fogs out front on the brush bar. Only bad thing will be when I change the front bumper but I'll worry about that when the time comes. I think lights are a great mod both for looks and function.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:12 AM   #7
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Here are mine. Mine are a dual led flood pattern. Cheaper brand than most. With the poison spider mounts, switch, wiring harness and lights cost me less than $200 bucks.
Yeah, mine are "cheap" but serve their purpose well. I don't get a ton of glare on the hood.



With my lights off



With both headlights and offroad lights

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Old 10-10-2013, 11:48 AM   #8
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Anything LED lol
I Have 2x2 LED Fogs, HID headlights (too be swapped with Trucklites eventually) and a 50" Light bar on the front and a 20" LED flood Light in the back.



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Old 10-12-2013, 03:53 PM   #9
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Anything LED lol
I Have 2x2 LED Fogs, HID headlights (too be swapped with Trucklites eventually) and a 50" Light bar on the front and a 20" LED flood Light in the back.



Post some night time pics with your lights on. Im in the market for a couple of those 50" bars. Just purchased a 20" for the rear.
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Post some night time pics with your lights on. Im in the market for a couple of those 50" bars. Just purchased a 20" for the rear.
A couple 50"?! Lol

This was when I had the 20", 50", 55wat hids, hid headlights and 2x2 fogs. It is just a little less bright now with just the 2x2 fogs, hid headlights and 50".



Here is what the 20" looks like on the rear.

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HID Stryker 170's give me the best of both worlds, as they are adjustable from flood to pencil. Virtually indestructible,very dependable. Just another option for you to consider.
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HID Stryker 170's give me the best of both worlds, as they are adjustable from flood to pencil. Virtually indestructible,very dependable. Just another option for you to consider.
Spendy too holy hell!
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:28 PM   #13
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They are not cheap, but are worth every penny in my opinion.
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offroad lights sorry
How much are you willing to spend?
You may want to check out my FS thread...I only have 1 pair left. There are cheaper LED lights, but none compare to these besides the Rigid D2s.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f14/aur...ts-266294.html

Pics speak for themselves (courtesy of Milkman)



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1st photo ... LF Stryker 170 halogens, 4 Hamsar LED Spots 2nd photo ... Hamsar ultra 225 halogens, 4Hamsar LED Spots, Hamsar 21" lightbar, and blue LED strip lights.. (LED lightstrips were promo for this photo shoot only.. Not my style)
3rd photo ... Light comparisons at night.
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A couple 50"?! Lol



Pretty damn bright dude! I have a tendency to do a little overkill. I saw those dual 50" cab mounts. Yeah i would totally run two. haha

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How much are you willing to spend?
You may want to check out my FS thread...I only have 1 pair left.

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I am impressed! Those are pretty bright! I will definitely check them out and let you know.

Thanks for the share guys. Im sure this will help others out as well!
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How much are you willing to spend? You may want to check out my FS thread...I only have 1 pair left. There are cheaper LED lights, but none compare to these besides the Rigid D2s. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f14/aur...ts-266294.html Pics speak for themselves (courtesy of Milkman)
Pics look good, however, without knowing the camera settings used to photograph, how do we know how truly bright they are. Even the poor factory headlights can look that bright photographed with the appropriate camera settings.
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Pics look good, however, without knowing the camera settings used to photograph, how do we know how truly bright they are. Even the poor factory headlights can look that bright photographed with the appropriate settings.
You're talking to the wrong person bud. I'm a photographer.

So long as the settings are the same for both shots the settings don't matter. Consistency is what matters.

Doesn't matter though, lights just sold.
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You're talking to the wrong person bud. I'm a photographer. So long as the settings are the same for both shots the settings don't matter. Consistency is what matters. Doesn't matter though, lights just sold.
And you are talking to a 35 year photographer and those photos are useless without data to back them up and compare to other folks lights with using the exact same setting. I don't see setting on those 2 photos to prove they were taken with the same settings.
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And you are talking to a 35 year photographer and those photos are useless without data to back them up and compare to other folks lights with using the exact same setting. I don't see setting on those 2 photos to prove they were taken with the same settings.
How is that even possible? Do you think everyone owns an SLR? Can everyone control the ambient lighting? The only way to get an accurate representation of a lighting system is to take a photo of X and then take a photo of Y in the same condition, with the same camera, and the same settings. That gives you an accurate comparison of a constant (something we all know like OEM headlights) and aftermarket lights. Its impossible for everyone to take the same exact shot with the same settings in the same lighting conditions with the same camera. Just like your example....you posted a bunch of photos with the same settings. People are going to use the OEM headlight shot to compare the rest. If I install a supercharger, I only need MY dyno baserun and MY post supercharger dyno plot to know how much horsepower I gained. I don't need to look at everyone else's dynos.

I also know a thing or two about Jeep lighting.


As for proving that they were taken with the same settings, I agree. If I was a manufacturer making a claim, absolutely. The pictures I posted were from a member here that bought a set from me. He took one photo with his iphone, then the other with his iphone. Knowing how iphones function (I own one myself), I know they actually reduce the exposure when something is ultra bright, so technically you are correct...the LED pic I posted is actually a little dimmer than real life.
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Exactly, and that is my point. any joe can take a photo in auto with a cell camera and make poor lights look bright. That's what these cameras do in auto, they try to produce a daylight effect under artificial light. As a photographer you understand 18% grey and camera meters.
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Exactly, and that is my point. any joe can take a photo in auto with a cell camera and make poor lights look bright. That's what these cameras do in auto, they try to produce a daylight effect under artificial light. As a photographer you understand 18% grey and camera meters.

Well I'll have to say you guys know your cameras. I didn't realize people could do this. Thank you I'll keep that in mind.
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Pretty damn bright dude! I have a tendency to do a little overkill. I saw those dual 50" cab mounts. Yeah i would totally run two. haha
Two single row leds or two double rows?
I have a double row combination spot/flood 50"

This is just the 50"


The camera phone does not do the light output on this justice.
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Two single row leds or two double rows?
I have a double row combination spot/flood 50"

This is just the 50"


The camera phone does not do the light output on this justice.


I would definitely go for (2) dual rowed LED 50" bars.
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Well making progress. Just installed a 22" led bar one the front bumper. 50" and mounts inbound
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:17 PM   #26
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Looking to replace my fog/driving lights in my bumper. Think i could drive with these on and not be blinding traffic? Thoughts?

Rigid Industries Dually LED Light - Diffused

with these mounting brackets.

Jeep JK Fog Light Replacement Kit

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