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Old 02-22-2019, 09:38 AM   #31
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I was told theyd be around 400 for the set and could pre order in around a week. Ill be checking them out.
Based on what I have read about the J3's, IMO $400 would be a great price.

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I've been on the fence about Quadratec's new heated LED headlights that're produced by JW Speaker. I haven't been able to find any in depth reviews or feedback other than one reviewer on their website. I wish the price were a little lower, and they're selling it as a packaged deal with LED tail lights...which I don't need...
The ones made by JW speaker are awesome! I have seen many reviews on these and how bright they are and how much other Jeepers are loving them! You can check out some of the reviews here on this page.

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Old 02-22-2019, 02:01 PM   #33
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The ones made by JW speaker are awesome! I have seen many reviews on these and how bright they are and how much other Jeepers are loving them! You can check out some of the reviews here on this page.

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Yeah I figured they would be on par with the normal variations for brightness - my concerns are more along the lines of living in the great white north and how well the heated variations actually handle the fun white stuff we deal with. The only review regarding them is conflicting...on WF the owner compliments them, but on Quadratec's reviews the same person leaves a less than stellar review.
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Old 02-23-2019, 04:34 AM   #34
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There is a cheaper option: OEDRO led light.
cheaper, high quality, 2 years warranty.
you can go to our website to get more information through my signature link.
I just ordered the headlight and fog light kit. I'll provide a review once they are installed. Thanks for the discount.
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I just ordered the headlight and fog light kit. I'll provide a review once they are installed. Thanks for the discount.
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I have the super cheap chinese copies of a knockoff. $54 for the set from amazon. So far so good, but have only had them 1 month so far. I saved the oem in case of problems. They are MUCH brighter than stock, and allow my night-challenged wife to see the stripes and reflectors in the road much easier.
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Old 03-01-2019, 05:58 PM   #37
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The Oedro LED headlights and fog lights came in today. They were packaged well and I was impressed with the weight of them. They seem to be built well.

The install was straight forward and truly "plug and play" for both the headlights and fog lights. I did have to trim the passenger side housing on the JK a bit for a better fit but a Dremel tool made easy work of it. Through brief testing in the garage, both low beams and high beams work well and there is no pause while switching from high beam to low beam.

I will take it out after dark tonight and see how it performs. So far, so good.
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Yeah I figured they would be on par with the normal variations for brightness - my concerns are more along the lines of living in the great white north and how well the heated variations actually handle the fun white stuff we deal with. The only review regarding them is conflicting...on WF the owner compliments them, but on Quadratec's reviews the same person leaves a less than stellar review.
The heated ones work great for up north. We just had a snow storm here in PA yesterday and a co-worker has these in his TJ and when he was driving the headlight's heater kicks on once it reaches a certain temperature and melted any snow that was on them. He said that his other lights had slush on them but the headlights remained clear and warm to the touch. He highly recommend them!

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Old 03-07-2019, 09:32 AM   #39
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The Oedro LED headlights and fog lights came in today. They were packaged well and I was impressed with the weight of them. They seem to be built well.

The install was straight forward and truly "plug and play" for both the headlights and fog lights. I did have to trim the passenger side housing on the JK a bit for a better fit but a Dremel tool made easy work of it. Through brief testing in the garage, both low beams and high beams work well and there is no pause while switching from high beam to low beam.

I will take it out after dark tonight and see how it performs. So far, so good.
@pakrz - I just ordered these lights as well and was curious if you needed an anti-flicker module or if these lights come with one.
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I went with the "Truck Lights" Chinese knock-offs, super satisfied, bright as day and only a little over $100 for the pair.
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Do any of the "reliable" knock-offs have true DRL function? Or do they require a Pro-Cal or hard wiring?

Sorry Quadratec, would love to buy yours but USD and customs make it ridiculous up here!
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No idea what you're talking about, but mine were just plug and play. No resister or anything to keep from getting hyper-flash either.
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I went with the jw speaker lights and they are great. If I had to replace them though I would seriously consider a heated option.
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@pakrz - I just ordered these lights as well and was curious if you needed an anti-flicker module or if these lights come with one.
I installed the Oedro LED headlights and foglights, as well (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BFPRTRN). It does come with the LED canbus/anti-flicker harness, as well as an adapter. I didn't trust the security of the aftermarket plugs, so I used zip ties to keep them snugly connected and wrapped each connection with electrical tape. Hoping to have enough time to wire the halos this weekend. The lights themselves are plug and play (you'll need to do slight trimming of the passenger side housing to get the headlight into place), but the DRL's and amber blinking feature require some additional wiring. I want my halos to turn on automatically anytime the engine is running, so I'll be using a fuse tap to wire the DRL halo into the fuse box. The amber blinking function will be spliced into the wires that feed the existing blinkers so the halos will blink amber at the same time as the small blinkers.
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Got the Q-tech JWS-made heated LEDs. Tend to get wet snow and freezing rain in my area when we get Winter precip. Easy to install, built-in anti-flicker circuitry (no external module on wiring) which is nice, and have been pleased with both color temp and pattern of light they produce.

Rick at Quadratech was most helpful - have been pleased with them as a vendor on this and a few other items- and they do offer a forum member discount which is nice.


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Old 03-15-2019, 06:10 AM   #47
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Also looking to replace my stock headlights - I've tried just brighter bulbs, but ~meh~, they do help but I'd like to be able to SEE at night (getting older, ya know). Anybody using just a replacement BULB that they like?

I don't want Chinese knockoffs that will need to be replaced every six months, flicker, burn out, melt things, etc. Looking at the Quadratecs - I think the JWs may be a bit out of my price range :-)

What I don't want is to blind people coming the opposite way, I freakin' hate that when it happens to me, nevermind that it's dangerous.
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Being in New England, how much of a MUST is having heated headlights? I like driving in the snow but definitely try to avoid long trips at night if I can With that being said, if I ever do need do drive a long distance, at night, in the snow I'd like them to stay clean.
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Being in New England, how much of a MUST is having heated headlights? I like driving in the snow but definitely try to avoid long trips at night if I can With that being said, if I ever do need do drive a long distance, at night, in the snow I'd like them to stay clean.
I used the phillips exteme, i believe 100+, they were better, but that halogen bulb "H13" is what it is. I would not get an unheated light if upgrading, because of the possibility of icing over. The recessed lights on a jeep only exacerbate the problem. You do always have the driving lights in the bumper to fall back on in a pinch.
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So my passenger headlight started flickering, or just being dim. I thought it must be the cheap chinesium headlight, but no! It was the 3 pin quick disconnect from FCA! I cut it off and wired everything direct. Problem solved!
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So my passenger headlight started flickering, or just being dim. I thought it must be the cheap chinesium headlight, but no! It was the 3 pin quick disconnect from FCA! I cut it off and wired everything direct. Problem solved!


Ive been have the same problem but what made you draw to the conclusion that it was the quick disconnect? Was there something physically that you saw? Im trying to see if I have the same issue as you did. Thanks.


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I just put the quadratec stealth in and really like them. Much brighter. I aimed them properly and have not gotten flashed at all since installing them. The beam pattern spreads well to the sides of the road but also has a bright spotlight effect right in the middle that is a little distracting. Still rather that than the stock lights.

They are actually brighter on low beam than my 100 watt KCs.
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Ive been have the same problem but what made you draw to the conclusion that it was the quick disconnect? Was there something physically that you saw? Im trying to see if I have the same issue as you did. Thanks.


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At first I thought it was the connection between the quick disconnect on my jeep and the Quick connect for the anti-flicker harness. I left the light on and basically just wiggled everything, and I noticed that the connection between those two pieces was not tight, and moving them caused the light to flicker or dim. To "fix" this I just rednecked them together with some little zip ties. But the problem continued.

So I pulled everything out and checked again. This time I was more thorough and noticed that if I held the connected quick-disconnects together and wiggled the wires on the anti-flicker harness side, nothing happened. But if I wiggled the wires on the JEEP side then the lights flicker or cut out or dimmed.

I cut that sucker off and used some wires with teeny tiny alligator clips to attach to the little pins inside the anti-flicker harness. Now I was running with no FCA provided quick disconnect, but it's mate was still on the anti-flicker harness. Now I could move the wires around and not effect the headlight. I concluded it had to be a bad quick disconnect. I didn't see anything physically wrong with it. Even after I cut it off and was able to examine it more easily. But the problem had to be there.

I used the some butt splices and extended my wires so that in the future I won't have to try to work inside the headlight cavity, and then direct wired those lines to my anti-flicker harness. I haven't done the driver's side yet, because I had no problems on that side yet. But I have enough wire with me that I could if I needed to.

HOpe that helps.

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not tring to hijack, but anyone know what is the color temp (kelvin rating) of the OEM led headlight? 5000K ? Want to match auxilliarys.
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At first I thought it was the connection between the quick disconnect on my jeep and the Quick connect for the anti-flicker harness. I left the light on and basically just wiggled everything, and I noticed that the connection between those two pieces was not tight, and moving them caused the light to flicker or dim. To "fix" this I just rednecked them together with some little zip ties. But the problem continued.



So I pulled everything out and checked again. This time I was more thorough and noticed that if I held the connected quick-disconnects together and wiggled the wires on the anti-flicker harness side, nothing happened. But if I wiggled the wires on the JEEP side then the lights flicker or cut out or dimmed.



I cut that sucker off and used some wires with teeny tiny alligator clips to attach to the little pins inside the anti-flicker harness. Now I was running with no FCA provided quick disconnect, but it's mate was still on the anti-flicker harness. Now I could move the wires around and not effect the headlight. I concluded it had to be a bad quick disconnect. I didn't see anything physically wrong with it. Even after I cut it off and was able to examine it more easily. But the problem had to be there.



I used the some butt splices and extended my wires so that in the future I won't have to try to work inside the headlight cavity, and then direct wired those lines to my anti-flicker harness. I haven't done the driver's side yet, because I had no problems on that side yet. But I have enough wire with me that I could if I needed to.



HOpe that helps.



cheers!

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It does! Dealing with that headlight is such a pain in the butt so this weekend Im going to do the exact same thing.

Thanks!


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not tring to hijack, but anyone know what is the color temp (kelvin rating) of the OEM led headlight? 5000K ? Want to match auxilliarys.

Betcha they are closer to 4300k.
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2019 led technology it seems like there are lots of companies making good cutoff patterns from reviews on Amazon.

I was looking at beamtechs h13 which is fanless and supposedly has a great cutoff as well as ddm tuning sabre led kit.

But no real reviews from any jeep owners I think just a few. Ddm tuning has a two year warranty and they are right down the street, they have replaced my HIDs one bulb and one ballast no questions asked.

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I installed the Oedro LED headlights and fog lights...

The lights themselves are plug and play (you'll need to do slight trimming of the passenger side housing to get the headlight into place)
I got some oEdRo headlights as well.

What exactly did you shave off? The housing of the light itself? Or part of the Jeep where the headlights go?

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After much thought I bought the PC LED's and they are great. If you want a very defined cut off line. Off road going up and down they might leave dark area above the cut off. The brights are really bright and really reach out there but there is a real problem with going hi to low beam with many. High beam stays on. PC is working on the problem but might be a while before it gets fixed. PC has a lifetime warranty so many will be returned for warranty. Got mine from QT and they said they will do anything I want about them. The low beams work fine so I am waiting to give it some thought. Many others cost much more than I paid. Will keep my eyes open for a super sale.

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