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Old December 9th, 2014, 08:44 AM
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2nd that site too. Good dudes there.
That's where I got my Hellas. They also stick hi wattage bulbs if that floats your boat and you use a relay
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Old December 26th, 2014, 04:59 PM
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Another vote for the Hella E-codes here. I bought them 11 years ago from rallylights.com, and they are still going strong on my RRC.
Did you add a relay when hooking up your e codes or just install straight up?
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Old December 26th, 2014, 05:11 PM
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Did you add a relay when hooking up your e codes or just install straight up?
Adding a relay even to standard lights will help ... the problem on a defender is the light switch is a source of resistance and lowers the voltage / current reaching the bulb.

The recommendation used to be do relay , e codes and slightly brighter white bulbs ... but then you are around 2/3rds the cost of LEDs which are vastly superior and don't require the relay or bulb.
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Old December 26th, 2014, 05:32 PM
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Adding a relay even to standard lights will help ... the problem on a defender is the light switch is a source of resistance and lowers the voltage / current reaching the bulb.

The recommendation used to be do relay , e codes and slightly brighter white bulbs ... but then you are around 2/3rds the cost of LEDs which are vastly superior and don't require the relay or bulb.
Would those same LED's that you're talking about fit my RRC and if so what do they run $$wise?
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Old December 26th, 2014, 05:55 PM
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yes the headlights are standard 7"

They fit everything from Harley's to defenders to jeeps and RRCs.

the trucklites are available from discountfleetsupply.com for $340 shipped with the discount code ... hdled5

There are other options including heated versions of the same for more money from other suppliers... some people are worried about snow accumulation as the LED's don't get as hot as regular halogens.

search LED Headlights in the search box and you'll find lots of recent discussion including gratuitous photo's of different brands.

I have the trucklites and they are about the cheapest option for LED headlights and I'm pretty happy.
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Shit....$340 huh. I take it they are CONSIDERABLY better than the e codes for that kind of price difference.
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Old December 26th, 2014, 06:38 PM
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Shit....$340 huh. I take it they are CONSIDERABLY better than the e codes for that kind of price difference.
they are.

Also think about the hassle of installing the relays ... Getting it all nice and neat ... Or asking someone to help ... Or worse having to pay someone to do it.

Just saying don't spend $200 plus on something that is mediocre by comparison.
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Jason - your logic works for me. I planned to go Cebie route as they worked great on my TJ, but I just ordered Truck lites. Will see....
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I just purchased KC LEDs from auto anything. They were running a big sale. Very happy with look and quality.
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