Did some work on my TJ today; made some major improvements to the front end. I just acquired some Truck-lite Plase 7 LED headlamps; my father-in-law is the director of sales for Truck-lite, so I got a killer deal on them! I figured this was a good time to paint the headlight bezels and take off those stupid milk jugs!
I am extremely impressed with the headlights! They look really clean, especially once I painted the bezels black. The fitment was perfect, all the original hardware was re-used and held the lights in firmly. The light output is crazy! The low beams have an abrupt cut off point, but illuminate a very wide area, and the high beams are so bright, I'm worried about causing an accident if I accidentally leave them on for oncoming traffic.
My only complaint seems to be shared with others who also have the lights; the lenses scratch easily, I made minor marks when tightening the screws for the bezels. They are not visible unless you look REALLY closely, but it was nearly unavoidable using a torx screwdriver to tighten the bezel screws. Either way, I would recommend these headlights a million times over if you can afford the price tag.
For the bezels, I used Krylon Fusion flat black. I sanded the bezels and mounting rings down and hit them with about 4 coats of the paint. I am very impressed with the way they turned out, very evenly coated, and the color is exactly what I wanted.
Here's some pics!
Headlights installed, bezels painted, and milk jugs removed!
Close up of the headlights and bezels
Low beams - no fog lights
Low beams - with stock fog lights