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10-20-2013 06:42 PM
chaynech1 Did you ever consider getting the aev chip to adjust your drl's to the fog lights or park lights?
10-20-2013 06:36 PM
Bluejk Would you recommend these or jw speaker 8700s?
10-11-2013 10:06 PM
MagicMtnDan
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Originally Posted by EricsRubi View Post
Quality brand and product. However your prices are horrible. Aurora LEDs compete with your LEDs with the same interior components and housing with just a different reflector. They also sell each led you do but at half the price for every single item. I chose aurora and wouldn't look back unless rigid decides to change their ridicolously priced LEDs vs competitors.

Easy there cowboy. There are a lot of reasons to buy a product beyond cost. You are driving a Jeep not a Suzuki Samurai, right? Why didn't you just buy a used FJ Cruiser? They're the same thing, right? A vehicle with seats and four wheel drive. Why pay more for a Jeep?

If you think all LED lights are the same, made the same, performing the same, same LUX, same R&D and engineering, same guarantee then you need to buy some Duracell LED flashlights and tape them to your bumper.

Now THAT would be

I can tell you that I've used Rigid Industries products for years now and they deliver the output and quality product that I expect when I bought them and installed them on my vehicles.

And when I returned them for refurbishment the company delivered incredible service - THEY STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCTS AND THEIR WARRANTY.

THAT'S what should be important to buyers not just price.

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Just curious - what does your company do? Do they sell a commodity that people buy solely on price or does quality enter into what they do?
10-11-2013 12:32 AM
getahemi
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Originally Posted by EricsRubi View Post
Quality brand and product. However your prices are horrible. Aurora LEDs compete with your LEDs with the same interior components and housing with just a different reflector. They also sell each led you do but at half the price for every single item. I chose aurora and wouldn't look back unless rigid decides to change their ridicolously priced LEDs vs competitors.
Well I see your point. I don't think I could justify $1500 if I was looking for a 50 inch. I paid under $300 for my little 10 inch. I didn't see the point of buying a $200 one since the Rigid is guaranteed for life and I do believe it's a better product. Time will tell if I made the right decision.
10-11-2013 12:23 AM
getahemi
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Originally Posted by RigidIndustries View Post
The install looks super clean. The Sr-Series makes for a very stealthy look. Thank you for supporting Rigid Industries!!!
Thanks Dan. I'm really impressed with it.
10-08-2013 11:12 PM
EricsRubi
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Originally Posted by RigidIndustries View Post
The install looks super clean. The Sr-Series makes for a very stealthy look. Thank you for supporting Rigid Industries!!!
Quality brand and product. However your prices are horrible. Aurora LEDs compete with your LEDs with the same interior components and housing with just a different reflector. They also sell each led you do but at half the price for every single item. I chose aurora and wouldn't look back unless rigid decides to change their ridicolously priced LEDs vs competitors.
10-08-2013 01:10 PM
RigidIndustries The install looks super clean. The Sr-Series makes for a very stealthy look. Thank you for supporting Rigid Industries!!!
09-28-2013 09:18 AM
getahemi
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Originally Posted by Northridge4x4 View Post
Truck-Lite 7'' Round LED Headlamp, Complex Reflector Optics Design - pair 27270C

Check us out if you are looking for trucklight's . We have them in stock and can ship same day.

David
Thanks David but I already have them.
09-27-2013 12:33 PM
Northridge4x4 Truck-Lite 7'' Round LED Headlamp, Complex Reflector Optics Design - pair 27270C

Check us out if you are looking for trucklight's . We have them in stock and can ship same day.

David
09-27-2013 12:27 PM
getahemi
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Originally Posted by MagicMtnDan View Post
I understand what you're saying but...

It wasn't so much that I'm on a "budget" - I've seen the Truck-Lites and read the reviews here and elsewhere and they're not, IMO, what I'd like them to be in terms of output (light pattern or coverage) especially for their cost.

And taking another step or two up just makes headlight replacement/upgrading an extremely expensive proposition (JW Speakers or HIDs, etc.).

At some point spending money to improve performance becomes an issue of balancing how much performance for how much money (unless you have a lot of money and then it doesn't much matter).
Can't say I disagree with any of that. 370 is still a lot of money for headlights and I paid more than that. I never considered speakers either. Just too pricey. I'm thinking if truck Lites can get to 300 a pair they will become the headlight to buy. I think that's a price point where value and performance meet.
09-27-2013 11:30 AM
MagicMtnDan
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Originally Posted by getahemi View Post
Above sounds like a good way to go if you are on a budget. I was looking for something that lasts the life of the jeep with a nice white useable light. It cost more but I'll never go back to halogen if I can get LEDs to bolt in and be legal.

I understand what you're saying but...

It wasn't so much that I'm on a "budget" - I've seen the Truck-Lites and read the reviews here and elsewhere and they're not, IMO, what I'd like them to be in terms of output (light pattern or coverage) especially for their cost.

And taking another step or two up just makes headlight replacement/upgrading an extremely expensive proposition (JW Speakers or HIDs, etc.).

At some point spending money to improve performance becomes an issue of balancing how much performance for how much money (unless you have a lot of money and then it doesn't much matter).
09-27-2013 11:24 AM
getahemi Above sounds like a good way to go if you are on a budget. I was looking for something that lasts the life of the jeep with a nice white useable light. It cost more but I'll never go back to halogen if I can get LEDs to bolt in and be legal.
09-27-2013 09:21 AM
MagicMtnDan
Truck-Lites vs. Another Option - here's what I just did

Re: Truck-Lites, the best price I was able to find so far is here: Discount Fleet Supply - Heavy Duty Fleet Products - Buy Online! - www.DiscountFleetSupply.com

SET OF 2 Truck-Lite 7'' Round LED Headlamp, Complex Reflector Optics Design Phase 7 27270C

$389.99 with free shipping and you can take a 5% discount for discount code: lifeisgood5 Total is then $370.49

But, I decided not to go that route and instead went with Susquehanna Motorsports (ww.RallyLights.com ) multi-part kit:

Their E-Code glass lamps complete with wiring harness (handmade, hand soldered, made in-house) with a pair of bulbs (there are options).

SM6024J Headlamp Kit for Jeep Wrangler 2007->. Replaces H13 lamp with Hella E-Code H4 Headlamps - RallyLights.com

Pair of bulbs and I went with Xenon; not a lamp with a ballast, it's a Halogen bulb with Xenon gas. Burns at higher temperature. You can add a blue coating or other coating to bulb. Blue coating filters out extra yellow light gives super white light. Color temp is around 4K. Problem is they don’t just filter yellow light they filter all light. Will lose some light. Heavy coatings can lose 15-20%. I chose not to go with blue coating.

Xenon white bulbs (no blue), there are 5 options but it came down to 3 choices for me based on what Will told me:
1. Xenon plus 30% – long life; lasts for years; less output
2. Xenon plus 50% - 50% brighter than stock bulb – no blue; awesome bulb – about $25 for the pair – by Hella
3. Xenon plus 80% - by Philips. Plus 80 is add $50.00.

I ordered E-Code headlights with Xenon Plus 50: $221.00 for the complete kit with wiring harness. $234.78 total including UPS ground shipping and insurance.

By the way, Xenon Plus 50 bulbs cost $12.00 each to replace. The Xenon plus 50 bulbs are white: 3500-3600K (color). Xenon Plus 80 is $246.00 for the kit.

By the way, they make the harnesses that people buy for the Truck-Lites. And a certain Daniel Stern apparently buys his harnesses from them as well.

I talked to Will at Susquehanna Motorsports
Rally Lights, Hella, TerraTrip, Hans, WRC, ZAMP - RallyLights.com
Susquehanna MotorSports
13994 Kutztown Road (US-222); Fleetwood, PA 19522
P: 610-944-3233 F: 610 944 3234
09-24-2013 08:43 PM
jkmohican
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Originally Posted by getahemi View Post
That's right. However quadratec includes the basic h13 to h4 adapter to get you started if you don't want to spring for the anti flicker adapter.
Ah thanks you. I'm ordering off eBay so I needed to buy the adapter anyway, I'm gonna get that harness instead.
09-24-2013 08:28 PM
numbah1 If I recall the anti flicker harness also serves as the piggy-back adapter (h4-h13).

Granted I've only had my truck-lites about 2 months I've hardly noticed any amount of flicker that's worth the cost of the harness.
09-24-2013 06:25 PM
getahemi
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Originally Posted by jkmohican View Post
So when I go to order my truck lights, all I need are the lights and these harnesses? I don't need to get those other adapters (h3-h14 whatever)?
That's right. However quadratec includes the basic h13 to h4 adapter to get you started if you don't want to spring for the anti flicker adapter.
09-24-2013 06:18 PM
jkmohican
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Originally Posted by getahemi View Post
You need two of these. Truck-Lite 96830-3 - Truck-Lite Pulse Width Modulation Adapter Harness for 07-14 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec I have a small amount of flicker. Not a big deal but I might add a pair to my next order. Btw qtec adjusted my price and shipping. Very good customer service.
So when I go to order my truck lights, all I need are the lights and these harnesses? I don't need to get those other adapters (h3-h14 whatever)?
09-24-2013 05:58 PM
getahemi
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Originally Posted by jkmohican View Post
Just wanna ask one last question (I swear this is the last question). I finally saw these in person and I'm set on buying them now. For 2012+ jeeps, what harness is needed for the new generation truck lights for non-flicker? Seems to be a lot of conflicted info.
You need two of these.

Truck-Lite 96830-3 - Truck-Lite Pulse Width Modulation Adapter Harness for 07-14 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

I have a small amount of flicker. Not a big deal but I might add a pair to my next order. Btw qtec adjusted my price and shipping. Very good customer service.
09-24-2013 01:24 PM
2footin
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Originally Posted by jkmohican View Post
Just wanna ask one last question (I swear this is the last question). I finally saw these in person and I'm set on buying them now. For 2012+ jeeps, what harness is needed for the new generation truck lights for non-flicker? Seems to be a lot of conflicted info.
battery health seems to make a huge difference in the amount of flicker
my 13 has almost no flicker even against a wall at idle
a friends 11 had a noticeable flicker till he replaced its battery (from other issues) then the flicker was almost gone
my advise is to get the headlights and see if you are happy without the harness you might save a few dollars
09-24-2013 08:27 AM
jkmohican Just wanna ask one last question (I swear this is the last question). I finally saw these in person and I'm set on buying them now. For 2012+ jeeps, what harness is needed for the new generation truck lights for non-flicker? Seems to be a lot of conflicted info.
09-22-2013 06:05 PM
getahemi
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Originally Posted by jkmohican View Post
Damn, you guys got my panties all up in a bunch. Don't know if I want to ask for these for my birthday now or not...
09-22-2013 03:01 PM
jkmohican Damn, you guys got my panties all up in a bunch. Don't know if I want to ask for these for my birthday now or not...
09-22-2013 12:40 PM
getahemi
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Originally Posted by vistaballa21 View Post
I was surprised on how bad the factory lights were in 13 jku. I replaced the headlights but its not good. Now I do live and drive in an area that is pitch black so I put a 20 inch light bar on and it makes all the difference.

Attachment 368441

I can imagine how much light that thing puts out considering my little Rigid is amazingly powerful. I use mine on deserted back roads but not in town. Too bright for that.
09-22-2013 11:02 AM
vistaballa21 I was surprised on how bad the factory lights were in 13 jku. I replaced the headlights but its not good. Now I do live and drive in an area that is pitch black so I put a 20 inch light bar on and it makes all the difference.

Attachment 368441
09-22-2013 12:52 AM
getahemi
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Originally Posted by LilBigfoot View Post
I just got a set of Truck Lights and the new Harness sent to me in London , Ontario. With shipping etc, the cost came in at $497's Can. Phone this company up to order and ask them to mail the package...big saving over Fed X.


SET OF 2 Truck-Lite 7'' Round LED Headlamp, Complex Reflector Optics Design Phase 7 27270C
Nice!
09-21-2013 10:34 PM
LilBigfoot I just got a set of Truck Lights and the new Harness sent to me in London , Ontario. With shipping etc, the cost came in at $497's Can. Phone this company up to order and ask them to mail the package...big saving over Fed X.


SET OF 2 Truck-Lite 7'' Round LED Headlamp, Complex Reflector Optics Design Phase 7 27270C
09-21-2013 01:35 PM
getahemi
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Originally Posted by numbah1 View Post
Sorry to hear. I had no idea taxes were such a big deal in Canada.

Try hitting up eBay Canada-- it might be worth it. They have a dedicated site if I recall correctly.
They do but it's pretty weak. Sales tax is 13% here. That's down from 15% a few years ago. The bigger cost when ordering from the US is brokerage fees at the border. Also nobody ships free outside the lower 48 so I have to pay that also. The main lesson I learned is to use the power of this forum. I should have pm'd quadratec and asked of the price match and discounted shipping. I probably would have gotten a deal. They have always been a good company to deal with.
09-21-2013 12:26 PM
numbah1
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Originally Posted by getahemi View Post

I got a price from THE big Jeep shop here and it was almost 1000 bucks with tax. Canada is a great place but taxes are high and importing stuff from stateside is pricey.
Sorry to hear. I had no idea taxes were such a big deal in Canada.

Try hitting up eBay Canada-- it might be worth it. They have a dedicated site if I recall correctly.
09-21-2013 12:09 PM
getahemi
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Originally Posted by numbah1 View Post
Holy crap!
I got a price from THE big Jeep shop here and it was almost 1000 bucks with tax. Canada is a great place but taxes are high and importing stuff from stateside is pricey.
09-21-2013 11:31 AM
numbah1
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Originally Posted by getahemi View Post

I didn't do enough research. Paid full 499 from Qtec plus 40 to ship to Canada. Add about 120 more for tax and duty and I'm at 690 when converted to Canadian dollars. Maybe I can hit up Qtec on here and get an adjustment.
Holy crap!
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