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I’m in Alberta. For the road, I read that in addition to the headlights we can have 2 auxiliary driving lights and 2 fog lights.

So would this Jeep be maxed out?

It will be my daughter’s, the more driving lights the better as far as I’m concerned - as long as the RCMPs and Sherifs agree.

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I’m in Alberta. For the road, I read that in addition to the headlights we can have 2 auxiliary driving lights and 2 fog lights.

So would this Jeep be maxed out?

It will be my daughter’s, the more driving lights the better as far as I’m concerned - as long as the RCMPs and Sherifs agree.

Thanks
You're better off taking the photo to your registration / regulation office and asking.

Some states / provinces have restrictions on types of lights and if they are certified or not.
 

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I guess water under the bridge, but if it's visibility for street driving you were after, would've been best off upgrading the headlights to a quality set and calling it good. No worries about inspections that way either.
 

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There's no switches for the extra lights? Pretty sure you can have a zillion lights, just not on at the same time while driving roads. And no, the more lights the better is not true. There's no need to blind other drivers, and it doesn't help you any.
 

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I’ll show the local cops and see what they say. Sometimes what they say and what they do don’t always match up. Was wondering what happens in real life with extra lights.

The headlights are LED. Switches are a good idea. I can’t see the little guys helping much.

I don’t want her to blind anyone but finding her way home in a snowstorm would be nice.
 

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i am running Cibie H4's (legal in Canada) with Hella 90-130 bulbs on a relay with a set of Hella Optilux 1300 lamps on the tabs of the upper bar. The Optilux lamps are relayed to come on with the high beams.
 

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I guess water under the bridge, but if it's visibility for street driving you were after, would've been best off upgrading the headlights to a quality set and calling it good. No worries about inspections that way either.
^This.

All those after market lights on your Jeep have no beam pattern, they'll just cause glare IMO.

A nice set of headlights will improve your visibility more.
 

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The headlights are LED. Switches are a good idea. I can’t see the little guys helping much.

I don’t want her to blind anyone but finding her way home in a snowstorm would be nice.
The headlights may have an LED bulb, but they weren't designed for that. A good set of LED headlights will make a huge difference. The lights you have now will blind oncoming traffic.

JW Speaker and Procomp to name a couple.
 

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Thanks. I’m just going by what the seller told me. I didn’t realize the headlamps themselves weren’t led. I’ll look into upgrading that first.
 

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Thanks. I’m just going by what the seller told me. I didn’t realize the headlamps themselves weren’t led. I’ll look into upgrading that first.
Toss the headlights or replace the LED drop-in with a proper H13 https://www.amazon.com/Philips-9008...me+h13&qid=1564500646&s=sporting-goods&sr=8-2

Or replace headlights with a complete LED lamp like the JW Speaker 8700J2

Your supplemental lights:
Fogs only may come on with with lowbeam.
Aux highbeams or driving lights may only come on with highbeams.
 
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Toss the headlights or replace the LED drop-in with a proper H13 https://www.amazon.com/Philips-9008...me+h13&qid=1564500646&s=sporting-goods&sr=8-2
If you go this route, I recommend giving these a look:

Headlights: https://www.amazon.com/SYLVANIA-SilverStar-Performance-Headlight-Contains/dp/B008BE02GO

Fog Lights: https://www.amazon.com/SYLVANIA-Per...4JDA4T1FKFZ&psc=1&refRID=CQ4HV2EDF4JDA4T1FKFZ

They are more expensive than what Hilldweller linked to, but for me they have been excellent replacement bulbs. They are fairly white, and the brightness is leaps and bounds above the stock garbage with a decent range of illumination. Happy to have paid $100 for now until I decide which LEDs I want, if at all.
 

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I finally got around to putting a set like these in my TJ (the ones for CJ/TJ don't have the PWM module required for the Canbus system). They are great. I didn't put a set in the Chief, for it came stock with Mopar LEDs. The Quadratecs are a quality light with the flat topped beam on lows so as to not blind traffic, yet still puts a lot of light on the road.

https://www.quadratec.com/p/quadratec/gen-II-led-headlights-07-17-jeep-wrangler-jk
 

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So I’ve started to look for LED lights. One brand says they have a heating element that keeps them from frosting up. I never thought about lights frosting up. I live in Alberta though so am wondering if this would be a good feature??
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So I’ve started to look for LED lights. One brand says they have a heating element that keeps them from frosting up. I never thought about lights frosting up. I live in Alberta though so am wondering if this would be a good feature??
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The catch 22 about LED, they produce comparably much lower heat than the halogen traditionally in a headlight. Never thought much about that either.

It's for your daughter's safety, spend a few hundred bucks on good headlights and you'll be all set with peace of mind.

Don't forget to adjust the beam height by parking 30-50 feet away from a wall and make sure the beam is level or angled slightly downward to not blind others with your low beam.
 

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So I’ve started to look for LED lights. One brand says they have a heating element that keeps them from frosting up. I never thought about lights frosting up. I live in Alberta though so am wondering if this would be a good feature??
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I'm in Manitoba. I have the stock led headlights (non heated) and in wet snow they ice up pretty badly.


If you're in Alberta you will NEED heated lights
 

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I finally got around to putting a set like these in my TJ (the ones for CJ/TJ don't have the PWM module required for the Canbus system). They are great. I didn't put a set in the Chief, for it came stock with Mopar LEDs. The Quadratecs are a quality light with the flat topped beam on lows so as to not blind traffic, yet still puts a lot of light on the road.

https://www.quadratec.com/p/quadratec/gen-II-led-headlights-07-17-jeep-wrangler-jk
Decent lights at a decent price.

So I’ve started to look for LED lights. One brand says they have a heating element that keeps them from frosting up. I never thought about lights frosting up. I live in Alberta though so am wondering if this would be a good feature??
Thanks
Yes.

Not the best performer in the game but not the worst. Funny X-shaped light pattern that distracts some drivers.
This is the best you can get (very pricey): https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/...ution-j3-heated-series-headlight-kit-graphite
This would be my personal pick: https://www.quadratec.com/p/quadratec/heated-led-projector-beam-headlamps-jeep-wrangler-jk
@Quadratec can tell you how to get a forum discount too.


If you go this route, I recommend giving these a look:

Headlights: https://www.amazon.com/SYLVANIA-SilverStar-Performance-Headlight-Contains/dp/B008BE02GO

Fog Lights: https://www.amazon.com/SYLVANIA-Per...4JDA4T1FKFZ&psc=1&refRID=CQ4HV2EDF4JDA4T1FKFZ

They are more expensive than what Hilldweller linked to, but for me they have been excellent replacement bulbs. They are fairly white, and the brightness is leaps and bounds above the stock garbage with a decent range of illumination. Happy to have paid $100 for now until I decide which LEDs I want, if at all.
The original Silverstars were made in Germany and were the best in breed of halogens. The were branded as Osram however and aren't made anymore.
The Philips bulbs I linked put out more LUX than the bulbs you're running at a lower wavelength (the human eye has more difficulty focusing with the higher spectrum lighting).
In other words you'll see much better/further with the Xtremes I linked.
 

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I've had the heated Truck-Lites through the last 2 winters and they seem to work as advertised, but we're not -40*C/F 'Alberta Cold' here in the winter.
Got mine from Northridge4x4.ca

Since you seem to be in a light mood, you might want to consider upgrading the reverse lights too - the stock ones are dismal.
 

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The original Silverstars were made in Germany and were the best in breed of halogens. The were branded as Osram however and aren't made anymore.
The Philips bulbs I linked put out more LUX than the bulbs you're running at a lower wavelength (the human eye has more difficulty focusing with the higher spectrum lighting).
In other words you'll see much better/further with the Xtremes I linked.
Fair enough. I was only mentioning that for myself, they have been working well. Then again I'm a youngin' (ish), and also have only had the stockers to compare with...:puke:
@Frznrth, be aware also that even heated LEDs can still get buildup if it's cold enough with wet enough snow. If it were me, I'd throw in good replacement halogens like Hilldweller linked to, and call it a day. But your call of course! :)
 
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