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JeepersCreep3rs 05-06-2012 09:45 PM

Thinking of adding more AUX lighting help!!!
 
Im thinking of adding more aux lighting I already have 2 KC DayLighters on my stock bumper but i want to add 2 more lights. Thinking of putting them either on my hood or on my windshield. Do they give a high powered glare? If so which one more? Any KC light work better for this application than others? trying to stay with a 6in round light to match my two front ones. :Thanx: for the help

TJ Green 05-06-2012 10:30 PM

I have the 130 watt kc slimlites on the windshield, I think they are great. I have heard alot about glare off the hood, not the case with mine I only notice glare when there is a lot of dust on the hood, i would suggest a long range light for your application.

jeepwayoflife 05-06-2012 11:18 PM

I think getting long range or driving/pencil beam lights will help with any glare. My 6" 50watt hellas are on my bumper

blue6tj 05-07-2012 08:22 AM

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I have all KC's x3 Long Range on my Hood, x2 on my Windshield, x2 on my Front Bumper and I put in the KC Headlights too... You can never have too much light , just remember to upgrade your Alternator...

neverfastenough1 05-07-2012 12:12 PM

The only lights that should be higher than your headlights are long range/pencil beams. Fog and driving lights have a beam that is designed to shine down on the road so they will have more glare. You could probably get away with driving lights on top of the windshield. Just remember, if you travel offroad in packs, you probably won't want long range lights on unless you are first in line. You can email KC and let them know your plans and they will tell you what's best.

JeepersCreep3rs 05-07-2012 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by blue6tj
I have all KC's x3 Long Range on my Hood, x2 on my Windshield, x2 on my Front Bumper and I put in the KC Headlights too... You can never have too much light , just remember to upgrade your Alternator...

There isn't any annoying glare when driving? What kind of alternator is a good one to upgrade to? I've had jeeps in the family for quite a while but I just started getting into them cause they're so much fun.

jeepwayoflife 05-07-2012 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by JeepersCreep3rs

There isn't any annoying glare when driving? What kind of alternator is a good one to upgrade to? I've had jeeps in the family for quite a while but I just started getting into them cause they're so much fun.

Im sure stock alternator is fine for most of what you will do

JeepersCreep3rs 05-07-2012 10:43 PM

I have 2 KC's on my bumper now, thinking of adding windshield mounted KC's, and KC hoodbar. I personally think the overhear light bars sometimes look bad

blue6tj 05-08-2012 03:52 AM

Keep in mind that you don't have to install a new alt but as you add more and more stuff that takes power you should do it the right way the first time. I added in a Painless 3 fuse box and I went up to the Mean Green 200 amp alt, but I have 9 Lights, a Winch, On-Board Air Compressor, CB, etc... So, like I said, the more power you use the more you have to provide and you really should do it the correct way the first time, and not just jump wires off another source, I have see fires this way. It's very unsafe.

jeepwayoflife 05-08-2012 08:51 AM

i run 600watt amp, aftermarket radio, stock headlights, and 2 50watt hellas off of stock alternator, but I totally agree that Its always best to do it right the first time. A more powerful alternator will help a lot with winching too! It will take a lot of stress off the battery. I would get one of those mean green alternators if I had the money :thumb:

JeepersCreep3rs 05-12-2012 02:41 PM

Would I need a new alternator if I have:
•smittybilt src 8000lb winch
•4 KC 130w lights
•350 w kicker am w/ 8in sub
•after market radio with Sirius radio
•KC h4 upgrade head lights w/ HIDs

JeepnJim 05-12-2012 05:50 PM

I like my Delta fender lights.

JeepersCreep3rs 05-12-2012 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by JeepnJim
I like my Delta fender lights.

How much do those cost?

jeepwayoflife 05-13-2012 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by JeepersCreep3rs
Would I need a new alternator if I have:
•smittybilt src 8000lb winch
•4 KC 130w lights
•350 w kicker am w/ 8in sub
•after market radio with Sirius radio
•KC h4 upgrade head lights w/ HIDs

Not unless ur running everything at once... The lights and sound are fine on stock alternator. You can always get a more powerful one to be safe. Just make sure to take breaks in winching to let your battery recharge a little and give the alternator a break :thumb:

JeepnJim 05-13-2012 09:59 AM

Delta Fender lights are about $180. They're a little high but I liked the look so much that I bought them anyway. No regrets. I bought them specifically to alert me of all the suicidal deer we have around here. I aimed them to illuminate more off to sides of the road and they do their job well. They light up the deep dark forest trails as well.

JeepersCreep3rs 06-03-2012 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by JeepnJim
Delta Fender lights are about $180. They're a little high but I liked the look so much that I bought them anyway. No regrets. I bought them specifically to alert me of all the suicidal deer we have around here. I aimed them to illuminate more off to sides of the road and they do their job well. They light up the deep dark forest trails as well.

Can you post some pics of your rig showcasing the lights?

Moody715 06-03-2012 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by JeepersCreep3rs
Im thinking of adding more aux lighting I already have 2 KC DayLighters on my stock bumper but i want to add 2 more lights. Thinking of putting them either on my hood or on my windshield. Do they give a high powered glare? If so which one more? Any KC light work better for this application than others? trying to stay with a 6in round light to match my two front ones. :Thanx: for the help

I have 9 KC daylighters all 130W long range. 2 on front bumper, 2 on the windshield and 5 above the windshield. The ones above the windshield do light up the hood a little but when im in tall grass or have something blocking my bumper the overhead lights easily help and don't get blocked. The glare is noticeable a little on roads at night but on the trails it doesn't hurt my vision

And I have a basic battery and new alternator but nothing special. It all runs fine just don't leave your lights on and jeep off for too long or your battery will die quickly.

Moody715 06-03-2012 11:57 AM

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ALASKA99TJ 06-04-2012 04:40 AM

lightforce, super strong and bright enough to light up alaska in the winter!
plus they are adjustable from flood to spot and everything inbetween.
also have different color filters for snow fog hunting and so on

JeepersCreep3rs 06-04-2012 11:48 AM

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lightforce, super strong and bright enough to light up alaska in the winter!
plus they are adjustable from flood to spot and everything inbetween.
also have different color filters for snow fog hunting and so on

Arent those lights like 700$ a pair with everything(lenses, security nuts, mounting brackets, etc)

JeepersCreep3rs 06-04-2012 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Moody715

I have 9 KC daylighters all 130W long range. 2 on front bumper, 2 on the windshield and 5 above the windshield. The ones above the windshield do light up the hood a little but when im in tall grass or have something blocking my bumper the overhead lights easily help and don't get blocked. The glare is noticeable a little on roads at night but on the trails it doesn't hurt my vision

And I have a basic battery and new alternator but nothing special. It all runs fine just don't leave your lights on and jeep off for too long or your battery will die quickly.

So the two ON the windshield cause no glare? Nice rig

Moody715 06-04-2012 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by JeepersCreep3rs

So the two ON the windshield cause no glare? Nice rig

There is a little light that reflects off the hood from the 2 on the windshield mounts but on the trail it is no problem. Doesn't bother my vision since they are long range lights it focuses mostly down range. Driving lights or the driving lenses tho would probably cause bad glare off the hood. Ill take some pics later from inside with the lights on and off.

Thanks

NewYJOwner 06-04-2012 05:52 PM

Here is a vid I have posted here before that shows the amount of glare on the hood. I had no stone guards on these at the time, stone guards will knock down the glare a little bit more.

This is on a black jeep....
HPIM0686 - YouTube

Moody715 06-04-2012 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by NewYJOwner
Here is a vid I have posted here before that shows the amount of glare on the hood. I had no stone guards on these at the time, stone guards will knock down the glare a little bit more.

This is on a black jeep....
HPIM0686 - YouTube

Yeah that's the exact setup I have! Nice vid.
I do have the stone guards on and they do cut down on the glare a little but it sometimes shines off the back of the passenger stoneguard but it is barely noticeable. And cuts down on beam distance just a little.

ALASKA99TJ 06-04-2012 11:31 PM

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ALASKA99TJ 06-04-2012 11:41 PM

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Originally Posted by JeepersCreep3rs (Post 2435689)
Arent those lights like 700$ a pair with everything(lenses, security nuts, mounting brackets, etc)


no i got a pair of 170 for $180 thats the middle size, you can get the big ones for $300i think dont remember they are $220 now for the 170, i love them i actually have 2 sets now, i think its less than buying 2 of the big ones and offers more light and better coverage.
Off-Road Lights :: Sale and...

Black.Jeep.Alex 07-18-2012 06:28 PM

not to hijack the thread but can one of you tell me wjat i wire the lights too? i am about to get 4 KC lights for my bumper and windshield. what am i supposed to wire them to i cant figure it out. sorry i know its kinda a lame question

Walkingstick 07-18-2012 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Black.Jeep.Alex
not to hijack the thread but can one of you tell me wjat i wire the lights too? i am about to get 4 KC lights for my bumper and windshield. what am i supposed to wire them to i cant figure it out. sorry i know its kinda a lame question

They come with directions provided by KC. Along with a wiring harness

Black.Jeep.Alex 07-18-2012 06:44 PM

ok thanks walking stick!


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