|01-16-2015 04:02 PM|
What size grommet?
|01-15-2015 11:25 AM|
If you're using the Hella-branded bulbs right now, you'll get an immediate upgrade by switching to the Philips Vision Plus, the Osram Nightbreaker, or the Narva Rangepower 50. (The reason for this is that Hella do not make their own bulbs, and the bulbs your lamps shipped with will be perhaps "adequate" as H3, but probably be optimized for long life, not for filament luminance and beam focus.)
I have the Hella XL Auxiliary Low Beams (based on the Comet 550) and am using the Hella-branded bulbs. I can tell by viewing the beam cross-section (and by examining the bulb carefully, checking the filament placement and shape) that they're just not all that great. I haven't gotten around to replacing the bulbs just yet, but I certainly will. I'll try to remember to post up the the difference in the beam cross-section by replacing only one bulb first so I can compare the two. While not as accurate as a beam isoplot, it'll convey the difference in the beam focus well enough.
|01-14-2015 02:22 PM|
|azwillys||If I went with a 130w bulb would I need to replace the wiring that came with the lights or just upgrade the fuse to a 25 amp.|
|01-13-2015 09:15 AM|
|01-10-2015 02:29 AM|
|azwillys||So I have a set of Hella 700ff lights. I want to do the HID conversion. Has anyone done this? If so where would you mount the ballast. Any advise on the conversion.|
|12-20-2014 07:50 PM|
Looking for the easiest, least expensive, most off road light (foul weather, recovery) option. Looks like I can get a Warn halogen set for $150 which would avoid wiring the cab (remote control) but I'm willing to spend a bit more if I will get a lot more light--$400 for the Warn HID kit worth it, etc.?
They'll either be mounted on the hoop or flat spot on my MOPAR Offroad bumper.
|12-05-2014 03:53 PM|
|Speedy327||Anyone have any experience with MUDLIFELED? I saw they carry Aurora and am considering a pair of the 40W Spot Cubes for my windshield. Thanks|
|12-02-2014 02:15 PM|
|thejp5||Hilldweller thank you for your expertise on this matter. I now feel vindicated on buying the truck-lites lol.|
|07-30-2014 06:28 PM|
|Ndig29||Anyone have an experience or info on these? Headlights have built in turn signals and factory signals become DRLs|
|07-20-2014 07:25 PM|
If a product isn't going to be made correctly (and proved to be made correctly through required testing) then it's not worth buying. However, there are many companies that make regulated motor vehicle safety equipment that aren't particularly expensive. The compliance testing isn't really that expensive, in the first place.
You know what IS expensive? When a manufacturer is dinged with a $6K/violation (and each LAMP constitutes a violation!) fine.
But, really, what it all comes down to from the purchaser's perspective is that "they claim it's good, but do they have actual hard proof, or do they just have testimonials and marketing-speak?"
|07-20-2014 05:25 PM|
The only way to approach that level of assurance is to buy the OEM products and those do not come cheap. I don't think i've seen any seller specialize in only OEM HID's...to do that, you're looking at thousands to refit a typical car. You'll need OEM housings (if they're even available for your car), OEM harness and switching, ballasts, bulbs, etc. add it up and there's no way you're getting retrofit for $200...it would be hard to keep that under $2000 on most cars.
|07-20-2014 08:31 AM|
This isn't a "because it's the law!!!" thing, this is a "do these headlamps actually perform properly and safely so nobody gets killed or hurt?" thing.
|07-19-2014 07:51 AM|
Hi everyone - I wanted to bump this thread and introduce myself as there were a few mentions of HID projectors in this discussion.
Happy to answer any specific questions there might be about our products and am glad to be a part of this community.
|05-27-2014 10:39 AM|
|05-25-2014 10:10 PM|
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|05-25-2014 10:07 PM|
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|05-19-2014 01:58 PM|
Hey guys, New to the forum and a new Jeep Owner. I've been retrofitting my own headlights for years now, and even did a couple friends accords and various trucks.. I know just about everything there is to know about headlights at this point through all my dealings and research.
With that said, i absolutely hate the way the projectors looks in our housings, and I've looked into possibly every option. The retrofit source has the plug and play Mopar HID system for Hi/Low, basically my question is does anyone have one installed and how is the glare on low? I understand these are bulbs that focus in the housing and readjust for Hi… any help is appreciated.. not sure if this was covered in here. I don't have the time to read through all of this so if it was covered just reference me the post #. Thanks guys.
|04-24-2014 06:28 PM|
|04-23-2014 11:26 AM|
|docz63||Anyone have flickering with 50" light bar but seems fine with running motor, problem or just needs more juice?|
|04-18-2014 08:23 AM|
|Zadjali_JKU||do you guys know whats is the color temperature that jw 8700 headlight outputs when its compared to Hids ( kelvins )|
|02-25-2014 01:38 PM|
|J33P4X4||Also, summitracing.com doesn't show them as being compatible with the Wrangler. I'm not sure if that was an over site tho?|
|02-25-2014 01:29 PM|
|02-25-2014 01:15 PM|
While searching for an identification for the LED headlights on the Rugged Ridge build that have the LED projector with the LED Halo ring, which I found over at 7" 11 High Power LED Crystal Headlight United Pacific
also in black 7" UNIVERSAL LED HEADLIGHT (HIGH & LOW BEAM / BLACK REFLECTOR)
I also came across the Maxxima headlights:
MHL-07HILO:┬*7" Round Dual Beam Headlamp
Anyone have any information on these?
|02-01-2014 08:44 PM|
|01-14-2014 12:55 AM|
I did the same thing here:
|01-14-2014 12:30 AM|
|Moto_Mike||Hey guys. Hope this isn't too good to be true, but I just found a set of JW Speaker 6145 fog lights in black from shopjeepparts .com for $170. I am hoping it's not a typo because this is cheaper than most places have been selling the individual fog lights for. Just wanted to share in case anyone else is thinking about taking the JW Speaker plunge. Will need to do a lot more shopping to try to find a decent deal on the headlights now. I'll follow up when they arrive!|
|12-30-2013 01:24 PM|
|TRAUMAhead||Got any cut off or night shots?|
|12-30-2013 09:32 AM|
|Tink5775||Got the Hella's from Susquehanna/RallyLights, they came with the full H4 harness so I can go with pretty much any bulb I want without worrying about the wiring.|
|12-29-2013 06:22 PM|
|TRAUMAhead||I went with Truck-Lites and the RallyLights harness, disappointed so far. Previously had cheap eBay HIDs that were brighter with a better spread but worse cut off. If the TLs don't grow on me, going to go back to halogens with Hella E-codes or SMS bi-halogen lamps.|
|12-29-2013 02:08 PM|
Coming to the Jeep from a 2011 Volvo the headlights are rather depressing. They really don't seem any better than those on the 94 Montero that I drove before the 2 1/2 year side trip with the Volvo.
My other thought was that 7" LED headlights have been available for a short time in comparison to other types of headlights. We only have two suppliers, one of which is priced out of my budget range. This technology is going to get better and cheaper.
E spec headlights have benefited from 40 years of development, so reflector design has gotten very good. If you find you need more light, you could use a relay to provide more voltage to your lights. It would be a rather simple second upgrade. However would reduce lamp life.
That's my plan at this point. I plan on having my JK for a long time, so a upgrade to LED when the technology improves, is likely.
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