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Old 09-14-2012, 06:58 AM   #481
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I like that set up, can u drive tactically with only those lights? How bright r they and how's the signature?
My employer paid for me to take a tactical driving class 28 years ago; it consisted of smoking the tires on Crown Vics, executing J-turns, jumping out of moving cars, knocking over manikins holding machine guns...

What do you mean by driving tactically with the lights?

The bulbs are rated at 2100 lumens @ 13.2v; a JK with the harness will have more like 14+ volts going to them.

Here are the isolux patterns

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Brilliant idea; not all that pleasant to behold.

I think it would be less obvious if the bezel was color-matched. The end user can do that.

I'll get to test a set in two weeks. From previous experience with 90mm Hellas, I expect nothing short of amazing stats.
And these will be wired directly to a JK's battery and be brighter than what I've seen in the past.

Think of it. 2100 lumens from a halogen projector. No dual-filament nonsense, no CRI or SPD alterations caused by LEDs and/or HID. Just lots of decent light in a well-focused spread.
The CRI will be 99%+.

We still don't have anything that matches halogen for seeing the world the way it really is.

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How does a halogen projector differ from a halogen bulb?

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Old 09-14-2012, 08:08 AM   #483
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I love mine, I put green halos in, Baking is at a very low temp just enough to get the stock adhesive into a liquid so you can separate. Its not really legal for me to run green halos, but they make halos that can cycle through different colors, Whites are legal and Ambers are too. I run the greens a lot and have never been pulled over or anything. I posted earlier this year about my halos here is the link http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/jk-...ts-130228.html
Thanks man, I'm want to get the blue halos I feel they would match nicely with my HID bulbs
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:17 AM   #484
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How does a halogen projector differ from a halogen bulb?

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The projector is the big fat lens in front of the bulb. In this application it has a "flapper" to sequester some of the light for lowbeam use; the flapper lifts to release the light for highbeam.
It's sorta a magnifying glass in front of the bulb.

The 90mm Hella projector is using an H9 bulb --- vastly superior to an H4 which is vastly superior to an H13, ....etc.

My FIAT has bi-halogen HIR projectors, similar in concept and execution to the Hellas, and are the best headlights I've ever had on anything.
The HIR bulb is a step up from the H9 in focus.



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Old 09-14-2012, 08:21 AM   #485
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I love mine, I put green halos in, Baking is at a very low temp just enough to get the stock adhesive into a liquid so you can separate. Its not really legal for me to run green halos, but they make halos that can cycle through different colors, Whites are legal and Ambers are too. I run the greens a lot and have never been pulled over or anything. I posted earlier this year about my halos here is the link http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/jk-...ts-130228.html
Also what temperature and how long did you do it for ??
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awe jeez, would ya look at this!


OK who's going to try the Hella 90mm LED's for us?
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Hilldweller or stans1stjeep will.
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OK who's going to try the Hella 90mm LED's for us?
They're just ECE right now --- interesting, pricey, exotic, maybe too exotic for us...
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Hilldweller or stans1stjeep will.
The cost/benefit ratio is way off kilter for me. I'm waiting for the LED's to get into production and drive the price down. Only a matter of time. Everything else seems like old tech to me.
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For the price of all the light kits why doesn't the manufacturer have the necessary electronics built into the light to take care of the light flickering? Couldn't be but a couple cents more than what the current electronics cost. The new truck-lites are listed to be compatible with multiple voltage settings, which suggest they have some kind of voltage regulator or whatever it is really called. I mean come on you are paying $ 600.00 for two lights!
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For the price of all the light kits why doesn't the manufacturer have the necessary electronics built into the light to take care of the light flickering? Couldn't be but a couple cents more than what the current electronics cost. The new truck-lites are listed to be compatible with multiple voltage settings, which suggest they have some kind of voltage regulator or whatever it is really called. I mean come on you are paying $ 600.00 for two lights!
Because the lights fit into dozens and dozens of different vehicles and only JKs have PWM to mess them up.

We really should be happy that anybody makes anything cool for us at all that works and is legal... ....7" round lights are an anachronism...
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Yea... they were expensive.. yea they used to flicker.. but now they dont I love my TruckLites
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Yea... they were expensive.. yea they used to flicker.. but now they dont I love my TruckLites
I think it's a great product, especially for the offroad community.

And Trucklite is a great company. They've donated a pair of these lights and we'll be auctioning them off tomorrow night at a Land Rover event (Land Rovers NEED low amperage lights, you know...) to benefit Habitat for Humanity in Towns & Union Counties, GA.

Thanks, Trucklite & thanks, SOLAROS.

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I put 4K HID's in the headlights and 6K HID's in the fog lights. Check out my jeep profile for pics of them.
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I put 4K HID's in the headlights and 6K HID's in the fog lights. Check out my jeep profile for pics of them.
Sorry.. i was checking out YOUR pic.. and not your Jeep... Thank your momma! LOL
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This is a pretty good video about the Truck-Lite LED lights:

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OK who's going to try the Hella 90mm LED's for us?
I was initially quoting Archie Bunker but this is some funny "stuff" nonetheless!
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My employer paid for me to take a tactical driving class 28 years ago; it consisted of smoking the tires on Crown Vics, executing J-turns, jumping out of moving cars, knocking over manikins holding machine guns...

What do you mean by driving tactically with the lights?

The bulbs are rated at 2100 lumens @ 13.2v; a JK with the harness will have more like 14+ volts going to them.

Here are the isolux patterns

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Highbeam:
by tactically i meant black out drive - can i drive in the dark with just these (prefer red lens) we used to do in the military probably about the same time u took tac drive class (i'm guessing for law enforcement or u were stationed in Berlin), have no idea why i want to do it but a jeep with that capability might be all of a sudden useful
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by tactically i meant black out drive - can i drive in the dark with just these (prefer red lens) we used to do in the military probably about the same time u took tac drive class (i'm guessing for law enforcement or u were stationed in Berlin), have no idea why i want to do it but a jeep with that capability might be all of a sudden useful
also - is that light spec for the orange light on top by the windshield (don't know what it's called)?
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I like the "look" and functionality of led drl, but I wouldn't look at doing that whole angel eyes look (not a beemer, it would look out of place). Just look at mounting a set of leds somewhere towards the leading edge of the jeep.

As far as the projectors go. Would it possible to mount a full lens cover over those without interference of the light output? I think that they would look far better with a standard lens cover over the entire housing if possible...
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Hella 1000 Black Magic or PIAA 520 ION?

I've been searching this thread about driving lights and I think I've narrowed it to these two lights. Anybody have any experience with either one? I plan to mount them to the body cowling in front of the side mirrors. I'm looking for a long throw driving light for finding critters and other obstacles. JKU '12, 2" body lift.

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I like that set up, can u drive tactically with only those lights? How bright r they and how's the signature?
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They're just ECE right now --- interesting, pricey, exotic, maybe too exotic for us...
You mispelt "expensive"
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You mispelt "expensive"
Would ya look at this?

You misspelt the word misspelt.
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Stock Headlight and Fog Light Replacement Suggestions

I just picked up my 2013 Rubicon, which is my first Jeep . I'm looking to replace the headlights and fog lights with a much brighter light. I do most of my driving on the road, but will be doing some off-road.

I was thinking HID, but unsure. What are the groups suggestions?

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I suggest you browse this thread for ideas. There are several legal alternatives to HIDs, such as swapping the factory bulbs for something better or upgrading the harness and swapping the entire headlight out for Cibies, J W Speaker, or TruckLites.
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You misspelt the word misspelt.
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Just messin with ya. LMAO at that video.
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VegasPete ---- if you were planning on some really clandestine activity, like on the offroad range at Ft Sill or something, there are some static cling filters that you could place over your headlights; the Trucklite Phase 7 would be great for that since it's flat.
You can't safely/legally put a red lens on your headlight on public roadway though....


And Moose5, I was talking about my personal feelings about halo and HID kits. I'm all about what works and what's legal.
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Also what temperature and how long did you do it for ??
I don't remember exactly, the directions will have all of the info, Im thinking it was around 250 for about 1 hour.

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