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Since the new LED tail lights from JW Speaker are almost available, I thought we could start a new thread dedicated to discussing them.

Here's the anouncement from JW Speaker, posted on Facebook 10/6/2015

"J.W. Speaker Corporation updated their cover photo.
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We’re especially pleased to announce our new innovative, DOT Jeep LED Tail Lights – Model 279 J Series are available this week!
The Model 279 J Series is a 6” x 8” Jeep LED tail light, that offers a true plug & play installation for Jeep Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited models. If you looking to find a dealer in your area, reach out to our customer service at 1-800-558-7288 or email at [email protected]. They will be able to put you in touch with your local distributor.
MSRP is $380.00 for a set of tail lights.
Read more about them online here: http://www.jwspeaker.com/…/led-off-r...vailab…/
Contact us at [email protected] to find an authorized J.W. Speaker dealer near you! ‪#‎jwspeaker‬ ‪#‎taillight‬ ‪#‎newproduct‬ ‪#‎jseries‬ ‪#‎jeep‬"
 

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It's in the catalog..

Jeep LED Tail Lights - Model 279 J Series Off Road Lights

LED Tail Lights – Model 279 J Series

6" x 8" LED Tail Light
The Model 279 J Series is a 6” x 8” Jeep LED tail light, that offers a true plug & play installation for Jeep Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited models. This new Jeep JK LED tail light offers a one-of-a-kind look incorporating a contoured housing, innovative light blade technology and “blacked out” styling. All together, the Model 279 J Series offers off-road lighting both style and function!
Off-road lighting designed exclusively for Jeeps
Stop, tail, turn and backup functions
Unique blacked out styling and contoured housing
Innovative light blade technology

 

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oooooo, very slick looking.. I like...
 

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I love these taillights, but I read in another thread that they were too flat looking on the back end. When you can get regular led taillights for much cheaper elsewhere. But! I'd still get them no matter what anyone else says brcause they are sick.
 

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I think one of the vendors on this site could do very well offering the JW headlights, fogs, and tail lights in one package deal. The forum vendors I've reached out to so far did not seem to be aware of this product.

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I have mixed thoughts on those. I'd have to see them on Jeep before purchasing. Maybe it's just the pic but the housing almost looks more grey than black...

...and just looked on their Facebook page. NICE!!! No more mixed thoughts!!
 

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Pre-ordered these in July from Rebel Off-Road. Can't wait to get them.
 

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They obviously look "Different" than stock and I have heard the "Red" is more vivid than stock BUT is anything demonstatively Better with these than stock or are they simply something to Mod/spend money on?
Not being smart just wanting to "get it" before getting them....

As an example, I could really USE a Brighter Back Up light - Will these do that?
 

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They do look awesome.

I'm generally not a "keep it stock because that's just right" kind of guy and I do LOVE LEDs. But there is something TO ME about a Jeeps back end that is nearly the same back 30 years and part of that is the tail lights. Changing the look of the tail lights almost makes it "not a jeep" to me.
 

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@Hilldweller was there any splicing involved. I have a vague memory of your initial install. Can you refresh our memory. I'm sure splicing doesn't equate to true plug and play.
No splicing. Plug/play.
Your package will have instructions ---- follow the instructions.

I'm not sure how the final version will mount --- probably the same or similar to the beta set I'm still running.
I didn't get instructions until about a month after the lights arrived.
This is what I did:

1) take off your old lights by unscrewing the two inboard screws and unplugging the light. Keep the screws; you will re-use. Don't unplug your trailer wiring on the left light like I did the first time...
Get your new light ready



2) assemble your resistor mounting gizmo with the provided nuts and screws





3) mount the mounting gizmo with the zig-zag tab thingies to the vertical piece of sheet metal in the light cavity



4) plug in your new light, stick it in place, screw in the two screws.
Bring out your wife or significant other and have them admire the lights. Don't warn them, just click the door lock so they blink and listen to them go, "jeeeeez that's RED!!!"



 

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wow... Very nice..... Looks like they are on my short list for Christmas:)
 

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They are Nice looking pieces no doubt, a prettier mouse trap for sure.
 

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Add me to the list of people hoping the back up white lights are considerably brighter.

I wonder does DOT regulate the back up light? I'm just thinking out loud here; but some of us are wanting a much brighter back up light, but th guys that "play by the rules" and get their assemblies DOT approved might only be able to go so bright.
 
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