|08-22-2010 12:42 PM|
|jksahara||Thanks for your opinion, i go for driving lamp,i give a better look and have more light on the road.|
|08-22-2010 11:25 AM|
|RSC17||Install a pair of driving lights if the stock headlights aren't enough? Sounds cheaper and more reliable to me.|
|08-22-2010 09:54 AM|
|jk'n||Who needs extra light? My jeep came with plenty right from the factory, so much so it evidently irritates oncoming cars even when the high beams are not on. I keep getting flashed all of the time on lonely roads. Every time it happens it makes me wonder why anybody would want to blind oncoming traffic even more by making it more intense. If you can't see maybe it is time to stay off the road at night rather than install a system that makes it better for you but blinds everybody else. God help you if you blind someone and send them off of the road and then later is found that the lighting in it is illegal. I wonder if there is a purgatory for all of you light sinners out there?|
|08-22-2010 09:40 AM|
|RSC17||I believe if the car didn't come from the factory with HID's, you should just leave it alone. Most of the kits are just worthless. I've had tons of buddies that buy them, install them, and a week later they have a ballast or bulb take a dump. Then the customer service with most of those companies is terrible.|
|08-22-2010 09:23 AM|
A good, legal, expensive HID retrofit will throw a bunch of light forward.
Is it "better" light than you could get from a nice Cibie, Marchal, or Hella reflector and decent H4 bulb?
Very debatable answer.
The easiest way to improve your JK lighting is to retrofit H4 reflectors. Daniel Stern sells mostly Cibie and they work very very well. He also has some pricier Cibies and some Marchals that are even better.
Install a good bulb in the H4 reflectors. I like the 70/65 Osram.
Install a relayed harness that uses your stock wiring to trip a pair of relays. Stern or Rallylights.com will sell you one that is ready-made and plug-n-play. In fact, Rallylights has a kit (I bought one) that has everything, including Hella reflectors.
This provides power to your H4 lights right off your battery with no voltage drop like you find in the stock wiring.
|08-22-2010 09:11 AM|
More about bulb color if you're thinking of Sylvania Silverstars, IPF, or other blue bulbs:
|08-22-2010 09:10 AM|
Humans need light to see and not all colors or sources of light are ideal for us to use.
Here's a study on human sight and light color.
And Wikipedia's explanation on Rayleigh scattering, the phenomena that renders blue-ish light ineffectual for human vision.
Here's how your eyes work in the context of light color as it relates to wavelength:
|08-22-2010 09:03 AM|
I think we should have a FAQ on headlights already.
Most HID "kits" are illegal, unsafe, and just plain rude to your fellow motorists.
Read This for some facts about them.
There are legal HID retrofit kits and home-made ways to retrofit HID capsules into projectors and then fit them to the JK.
If you've just got to do HIDs, I implore you to join HID Planet Forums, discuss the project with knowledgeable people, and do it right.
I'd also recommend joining Candlepower Forums and reading through some old posts about HID and other automotive lighting topics.
|08-22-2010 08:54 AM|
I think that they are great.........on tuners and low-riders. I would never put them on my Jeep or anything else that I was behind the wheel of. I don't like the way they look and I reallllllly don't like to see them coming toward me. Between my headlamps and my fog lights, my Jeep has enough illumination for any situation.
Sorry, but you did ask for opinions!
|08-22-2010 08:29 AM|
|jksahara||Some people talk about sylvania burn after few hour, and what about the GE nighthawk headlamps bulbs.|
|08-21-2010 07:35 PM|
|bobjenkins||Ive been searching for before and after night pics , if you find any let me know thanks|
|08-21-2010 07:13 PM|
|pakman55||I'm on thin ice, so i will be nice as possible. Please use the search function.|
|08-21-2010 07:11 PM|
|guygettnby||personally i dont see anything wrong with them as long as they are aligned right. they would work better if they were actually retrofitted with projectors.|
|08-21-2010 11:04 AM|
What do you think about HID kit headlamp hi/lo beam?