Off road lights? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > Communications and Electronics

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 04-15-2011, 07:50 AM   #1
Wish_Master_3's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 214
Off road lights?

Ok so ive been sittin here for days trying to decide if its worth it or not so i need a little input from people who know.....

Well i want to put 2 lights on the front bumper and 2 on the windshield mounts but trying to decide if i should fork out the money and get either Hella or KC 130watt long range lights for like 180 or 200+ for a pair so thats close to 400 for the whole lighting set I want (figured if im gonna invest money in lights why not go all out and get the brightest) Ok or instead get cheap 100watt lights from advance auto parts ( or local auto parts store) for 20 each and then upgrade the bulbs to 130watts for like 8 a piece so that would be 112 total invested!

Let me know what you think I should do... i know people say you get what you pay for but I mean how often do you run all those lights its my DD so no hardcore off roading in the middle of the night!

Wish_Master_3 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-15-2011, 08:38 AM   #2
Electrical Guy

WF Supporting Member
deathphoenix99's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,619
Well, I'm not sure if you need Hella or KC specifically, but remember, where ever you mount the lights, they are prone to being broken off as well. They will definitely help you out though in terms of lighting. If you're going to spend that much money on lights, I'd suggest you get HID lights, either the pencil beam or flood style depending on what you want them for. It sounds like you're getting 4 lights regardless, at least the ones up high will help the most when off-roading, now the ones on the bumper, those aren't too bad when you're driving on the road, but if you're getting the 130 watt bulbs, then you won't be able to use them on the road.

Something like this.
2x HID off road light spot 4x4 xenon chrome pre-runner | eBay


6000K HID 4x4 Off Road Offroad Driving Fog Lights Lamps | eBay

Or you can buy any foglight you like and buy HID bulbs and ballasts and convert them over for cheaper.

As for non-HID options, they are bright as well and may be all you're looking for. The better the housing, the more light they will reflect correctly. Maybe it's just me, but I wouldn't trust any bulb that only cost $8, seems to cheap to be quality, I may be wrong, but that was just my thinking.

2011 RCLB Silverado, It's got the power I need.
Wiring Diagrams!

"You're just about to get a bump and poke back.."
deathphoenix99 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-15-2011, 08:53 AM   #3
Hardcore Jeeper
Peepers's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Windsor, CT
Posts: 3,320
I had a set of those "$20" lights with the "$8" 150w bulbs... They can not compair to a good set of KCs or Hellas. Its all about the quality of the reflectors, and the cheap ones just can't compair.

Try this: tonight when it gets dark, go into the kitchen and light 2 candles on the table with no other lights on. then turn on the lights. Thats about the compairison between "cheapo" lights and a good set. I like the KC driving style lights: KC HiLiTES 634 Daylighter - 6 In Black 130w Driving Beam Off Road Light System (Pair): Automotive
which would be good for the bumper and the long range: KC HiLiTES 631 Daylighter - 6 In Black 130w Long Range Off Road Light System (Pair): Automotive
For the windshield, so you don't get as much glare from the hood.

I plan up upgrading to HID lights soon, much less amp draw, and brighter light. If you have the cash flow, I would recomend this course as well.
What have we got?
We have one heavily armed Recreational Vehicle

The Power Tech 6
Peepers is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-15-2011, 09:15 AM   #4
Electrical Guy

WF Supporting Member
deathphoenix99's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,619
^^^I love my HID's, I don't have round fogs, just square driving lights that I installed HID's in, but they make a lot of difference. It's not even comparable to what it was before.
2011 RCLB Silverado, It's got the power I need.
Wiring Diagrams!

"You're just about to get a bump and poke back.."
deathphoenix99 is offline   Quote Quick Reply

cheap lights , lights , off road lights

Quick Reply

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Off Road Light's Switch goldenfalcon JK General Discussion Forum 21 09-21-2010 11:49 AM
instrument panel lights and rear lights are out Kommy000 YJ Tech Forum 12 08-19-2010 09:48 AM
fog light question... Jaydogg25 YJ General Discussion Forum 17 08-05-2009 04:49 PM
crazy lights speepdaedeesi TJ General Discussion Forum 24 01-05-2009 10:44 AM
Off Road Lights whiteyj General Jeep Discussion 11 01-09-2008 05:56 PM

Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:30 AM.

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