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Old 09-11-2019, 08:58 PM
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Headlights ? ?

Just purchased 2019 Wrangler JL. Will never off-road. Primarily to tow behind my motorhome.
I'm very disappointed with the headlights. Beam very focused directly ahead. Very little light to left/right. Turning corners in the dark is a problem as I'm unable to actually see.
Are wider beams available? Should I add flood lamps to help view left/right? Do not have this problem with my Volvo or F150. It's unnerving not to have beams that help me view the side of the road.
Has anyone else noticed this lack of beam width? If you have, how did you solve the problem? Never having experienced this type of problem before, I'm not even sure where to begin to turn for help. Friend mentioned this JEEP WRANGLER FORUM. Hoping for input.

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The halogen lights provided some of the worst visibility I've ever had in a vehicle. Swapped out the headlights to aftermarket 7in LEDS. Did this prior to a kit being made to fill the gap for the 9in headlight space but I can now see so I'm happy.
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There are a number of LED options that really help. One question you need to consider is if you need LEDs with a heating element or not. Here in Utah that is a must so I used Trucklite heated LEDs on my JK. If that is not a need then go with the J.W. Speaker headlights.

Update. It looks like J.W. Speaker now makes heated headlights. Check those out as well. If you want to see lamps that really reach out on the sides install the J.w. Speaker LED fog lamps.
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The issue of snow/ice with LED HL's is real. I admit to not quite understanding the whole LED and heat "thing".
I have the OE LED option and they are great lights. My JK has JlSpeakers - great lights.

* I have the Mopar round off-road lights and accidentally had a switch flip the other day - In 10 seconds they melted the covers right through.
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Anybody have experience changing out the halogen lamp for an LED lamp?

They seem to be inexpensive which would lead me to believe they are not worth the trouble to change them out?
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Anybody have experience changing out the halogen lamp for an LED lamp?

They seem to be inexpensive which would lead me to believe they are not worth the trouble to change them out?
I'm currently trying this first before actually replacing the entire headlight and I'm very happy with the greatly improved light output. I researched and found H13 LED bulbs that are plug-in-play. I didn't even have to remove the front grill to install. The light pattern is also non-glaring for the oncoming drivers.

If you go this route, make sure the LED bulbs you get are designed for halogen housings.

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