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06-06-2014 11:23 AM
ka1axy
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Originally Posted by dazone View Post
better than stock no matter what is done. i bought ebay smoke lens led and looks nice. no splicing needed. it comes with resistors. all you need to do is unpeel the 3M tape on it and stick it to mount it.
Uh...you do know that those resistors get quite warm, and that they should be mounted directly to a flat metal surface to remove that heat? 3M tape is exactly the wrong thing to use to attach them...it will fail with the heat and insulates the resistor from the heat sink. Recommend you use screws and remove the tape. For extra credit, go to Radio Shack and get some heatsink compound to go between the resistor and the mounting surface.
03-18-2014 02:20 PM
stauber28 I like them, but can't justify the price. Plus, I hate the dead pixel look if one burns out. I notice this alot on LED traffic lights.
03-18-2014 01:25 PM
Mopar2Ya Anyone have any experience w/ zleds?
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AGEkmC8jrU
02-07-2014 09:44 AM
jorden different brand, but cheaper price.

Anzo USA JK 2007-13, LED Tail lights - Chrome - 311201
02-06-2014 04:11 PM
Jeepin Jesse
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Originally Posted by Mopar2Ya View Post
I haven't heard any info/review of these lights. I still haven't changed my stock tails.
I found a member on another thread that had tried them and had good things to say.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/po...-a-328121.html

This is enough for me to pull the trigger. Follow above thread if you want to see my review after I get them. Also on the supposed different brands/ same product front, I believe they are all Spyder and are using Philips Lumex LED's.
02-05-2014 08:23 PM
Mopar2Ya
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Originally Posted by Jeepin Jesse View Post
Did you ever get a response on this? I didn't see any in the thread. Did you or anyone else order them? I'm seriously considering trying them out. I really like the look of the Recons, but can't justify the price when these are out there for less than half and look the same. The IPCW seems to be good quality and decent price, but I am not a fan of the look, just me.

These Spyders seem to be all over Ebay and listed as Spyer, Philips, and Venom Lighting brands. All post the same Spyder install video and all the lights have the Sonar logo on the lens. Oh...and they are all similar price. Somebody on here has to have tried them by now.
I haven't heard any info/review of these lights. I still haven't changed my stock tails.
02-05-2014 07:01 PM
Jeepin Jesse
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Originally Posted by Mopar2Ya View Post
Does anyone have these? They look like Recon's, but I'm guessing they are copies. $195
Red Clear 07 13 Jeep Wrangler Offroad Full LED Tail Lights Brake Lamp Left Right | eBay
Did you ever get a response on this? I didn't see any in the thread. Did you or anyone else order them? I'm seriously considering trying them out. I really like the look of the Recons, but can't justify the price when these are out there for less than half and look the same. The IPCW seems to be good quality and decent price, but I am not a fan of the look, just me.

These Spyders seem to be all over Ebay and listed as Spyer, Philips, and Venom Lighting brands. All post the same Spyder install video and all the lights have the Sonar logo on the lens. Oh...and they are all similar price. Somebody on here has to have tried them by now.
01-02-2014 11:16 AM
MikeNakhla Got these same ones on my 2011 JK, love them on an all black wrangler
12-18-2013 03:52 PM
DOMINUS
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Originally Posted by abadi View Post
I do want to buy the IPCW set

What color will match my Anvil 10A ?
The IPCW has a smoked color and black. I think the black will be a better match only because the smoked one looks a little to "Alteeza-ish". The black IPCW's are not as black as the Recons. If you were going for a grayed out look, the black ones will work because the lens/cover that they use is shiny and often times makes the lights look gray.
12-18-2013 09:26 AM
whitetj
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Originally Posted by sunnykk View Post
Link?
http://www.overland-gear.com/jk-taillights.htm

The Recon lights do have backup LEDs in them.
12-18-2013 06:47 AM
abadi I do want to buy the IPCW set

What color will match my Anvil 10A ?
08-20-2013 03:49 PM
paleh0rse Which ebay LED bulbs are people ordering three days? The 3157 version with lenses that I ordered six months ago are no longer available and I need replacements...
06-29-2013 03:24 PM
BlueJK2013
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Originally Posted by vitodivita
I officially gave up today on the recon tail lights. They've extended the backorder to Mid july. I'm done. I'll take the money from that and put it towards my tire fund.
Bummer
06-24-2013 02:41 PM
vitodivita They offered to ship out the red smoked lights today, but I don't care. I'd rather make the Jeep more off-road capable at this point than deal with the tail lights. JW Speaker was enough LED for me.
06-24-2013 02:39 PM
DOMINUS
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Originally Posted by vitodivita View Post
I officially gave up today on the recon tail lights. They've extended the backorder to Mid july. I'm done. I'll take the money from that and put it towards my tire fund.
Wow that sucks. IPCW is another great light too.
06-24-2013 01:45 PM
vitodivita I officially gave up today on the recon tail lights. They've extended the backorder to Mid july. I'm done. I'll take the money from that and put it towards my tire fund.
06-16-2013 05:19 AM
DOMINUS
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Originally Posted by jdwallsy View Post

Knowing what I know now I would try the Recons again if I could get them from a distributor with a good return policy - like a Quadratec, etc. where I could get a free replacement if the first were defective. I would never buy direct from Recon again, but I still love the looks of their products.
I have their fender and turn signal lights for quite a while now and they have both been flawless. I may just look into them.
06-15-2013 10:18 PM
jdwallsy
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Originally Posted by DOMINUS View Post

I want to get those but your experience has turned me off a bit. Maybe my luck would be better than yours.
Knowing what I know now I would try the Recons again if I could get them from a distributor with a good return policy - like a Quadratec, etc. where I could get a free replacement if the first were defective. I would never buy direct from Recon again, but I still love the looks of their products.
06-15-2013 07:11 PM
DOMINUS
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Originally Posted by jdwallsy View Post

I picked up the black but that only refers to the area around the LEDs. The lens is clear and appears to be clear for all models. I think the Recon lens was tinted because I couldn't see the LEDs if they weren't emitting light.
I want to get those but your experience has turned me off a bit. Maybe my luck would be better than yours.
06-15-2013 04:26 PM
jdwallsy
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Originally Posted by DOMINUS View Post

Which IPCW color did you get? I had the black before they got stolen.
I picked up the black but that only refers to the area around the LEDs. The lens is clear and appears to be clear for all models. I think the Recon lens was tinted because I couldn't see the LEDs if they weren't emitting light.
06-15-2013 03:48 PM
DOMINUS
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Originally Posted by jdwallsy View Post
Received the IPCW and they work out of the box so it appears the Recon's I received were defective or otherwise incompatible with the 2013 and EVIC. Having installed both - I like the look of the Recon's more when the lights are on. I will probably put a tint on the IPCWs.
Which IPCW color did you get? I had the black before they got stolen.
06-15-2013 12:07 PM
jdwallsy Received the IPCW and they work out of the box so it appears the Recon's I received were defective or otherwise incompatible with the 2013 and EVIC. Having installed both - I like the look of the Recon's more when the lights are on. I will probably put a tint on the IPCWs.
06-07-2013 06:21 PM
Beastmaster
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Originally Posted by SSV Works View Post
What resistor value did you use and how did you wire them in? Thanks!!!
sorry, I missed your post.

I use 6 ohm, 50 watts
06-07-2013 06:01 PM
jdwallsy
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Originally Posted by vitodivita View Post
What year is your JK??? If I have to deal with this bullshit again I'll just refund them. They are already on backorder.
2013 - picked up the jeep 5/4 and I already had the Recon's in my garage so I installed 5/5. I did have an unusual experience with Recon which leads me to speculate that I received a defective unit/returned item. Specifically, I was called and told the Smoke LEDs were on back order but would I be interested in red. I said sure and then received the box to find out they sent a pair of smoke anyway (although the box was hand marked with the code for the red lights). I don't know how they miraculously came up with a smoked pair but the cynical side of me suspects it was a customer return that they just flipped to me. I would be cool with the refund but the 20% restocking fee is a bit confusing. I just don't want to deal with it again - it could be a new Jeep issue with the EVIC or it could be those lights or both - in any case they weren't the simple plug and play advertised for me. These Recon's are awesome lights when they work. I may have just been unlucky.
06-07-2013 04:37 PM
vitodivita What year is your JK??? If I have to deal with this bullshit again I'll just refund them. They are already on backorder.
06-07-2013 04:35 PM
jdwallsy
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Originally Posted by vitodivita View Post
I bought the Pilot tail lights 2 months ago, first pair hyper flashed, the second pair they sent me (month later) hyper-flashes for 15 seconds, then returns to normal, and threw me error messages. This is on a 12' JKU.

I bought the Recon tail lights yesterday, with memorial day sale it was the best price I could get w/ 15% off.
I thought I should add my experience to the mix so people can make an informed decision.

I ordered the Recon smoked LED rear lights and installed them a month ago. I immediately received a right turn signal error and the light would not work. I contacted Recon support to alert them of a defective light. They had me plug the right side into the left side as a test. The right light worked and so they told me it was a resistance issue. That is where my experience went south. Recon's only suggestion was to install resistors. They did not provide any additional recommendations or support. I purchased three different sets of resistors with no luck. I took the lights to professionals and they could not get it to work. I sent them back and was charged a restocking fee. I am not happy at all with my experience. However, I absolutely love the look of the Recons. I have IPCW's on order as a replacement and will shortly see if the resistance issue is EVIC or Recon related. I will update the group when I find out.
06-05-2013 07:55 PM
SSV Works
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Originally Posted by Beastmaster View Post
I was looking to get LED tail lights and was eagerly reading this thread for options. I had pretty much decided on IPCWs until I got thinking about longevity.
There have been several times when I see a car or truck with LED lights with one or more bulbs burnt out. I don't want to have to spend $220 to replace my tail lights because of burnt out lights.
I decided to go a modular route: I bought Warrior steel tail light brackets for $95 and spend another $100 or so on the lights from my local truck stop. This way if I have a problem with a tail light, I just need to spend $22 and replace that one light.
What resistor value did you use and how did you wire them in? Thanks!!!
05-29-2013 11:33 AM
vitodivita I bought the Pilot tail lights 2 months ago, first pair hyper flashed, the second pair they sent me (month later) hyper-flashes for 15 seconds, then returns to normal, and threw me error messages. This is on a 12' JKU.

I bought the Recon tail lights yesterday, with memorial day sale it was the best price I could get w/ 15% off.
05-22-2013 09:15 PM
wrangs Recon is having a 15% Memorial Day sale this weekend and I was thinking about picking these up over the smoked IPCW tails, but I was wondering if anybody had any pics of them put on (without the tail guards)? Thanks!
04-14-2013 10:30 PM
DOMINUS
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Originally Posted by wiscosolid View Post
No hyper flash and despite what it looks like in the picture, all 4 rows of white LEDs light up on reverse. I haven't had a chance to see how bright they are on a dark road. Too many street lights by the house.
Nice. Thanks for posting the pics but no thanks for confusing me again lol. My fiance likes these better than the IPCW. I just may give them a shot.
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