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Old April 13th, 2013, 09:59 PM
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Truck Lite LEDs

I installed my LED headlamps today. I got them from here:
http://www.drivetrainamerica.com/p-1...-jeep-4x4.aspx

I thought I'd take some before and after photos.

Before (low beams, high beams: All at 1/2 second, f2.5, White Balance 5,200K:





After (same exposure and white balance):




and looking towards the truck (at an angle). Same white balance, but now f16:




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And the seat of the pants test driving at night is amazing. Most of my other cars are bi-xenon, and I think this is as good as, if not better than the HIDs. A big safety upgrade IMHO. Plug and play installation
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Old April 14th, 2013, 01:52 PM
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Do oncoming cars seems bothered? Look really nice too me. Nice upgrade
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Old April 14th, 2013, 02:03 PM
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True plug & play to existing harness?
No flicker?
I would really to replace mine with something easy and GOOD.

And the seat of the pants test driving at night is amazing. Most of my other cars are bi-xenon, and I think this is as good as, if not better than the HIDs. A big safety upgrade IMHO. Plug and play installation
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Old April 14th, 2013, 02:25 PM
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Do oncoming cars seems bothered? Look really nice too me. Nice upgrade
No-one flicked their lights at me. I think the sharp cut-off on the projectors keep it relatively glare free for other drivers. There is also no blue 'ricer' look to them.

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True plug & play to existing harness?
No flicker?
I would really to replace mine with something easy and GOOD.
True plug and play to existing harness. Unplugged the halogens, and these plug straight in to the existing plug - no adapter needed. LEDs fitted right into the bulb holders.

No flicker noticed.

Entire install took me about three hours - two hours for the first light and about an hour for the second.

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Old April 14th, 2013, 03:32 PM
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Awesome. Thanks
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Old August 20th, 2014, 08:07 AM
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I bought these using from http://www.discountfleetsupply.com/tlc27270c-p.html with the discount hdled5.


Credit to SMac for the link details and great price of under $340 delivered!
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Old August 20th, 2014, 08:16 AM
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I have been running these same lights for 6 months and love them, nothing negative to say...
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Old August 20th, 2014, 08:37 AM
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I've been running Petersons in my 109. They look exactly the same as the Truck Lites but have the 3 prong connector for British Cars.

Overall, they are fantastic. I've got a LED light bar but its pretty useless since I put these in. They did require adjustment to get them out of the eyes of on coming vehicles but that is fine. Even after adjusting they were still bright. If I needed stupid light, I'd just hit the high beams.

The only thing I don't like is it changes the look of the vehicle. Otherwise if you use your rover and have round headlights, make the change!!
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Old August 20th, 2014, 09:32 AM
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Thanks for the price/link leastonce and SMac. I have these on my list to get soon.
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Old August 20th, 2014, 09:48 AM
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Awesome upgrade, easy plug and play install!
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Old August 20th, 2014, 09:58 AM
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I want to see some of these in person before I jump on the bandwagon...I have IPF's run w/ relays and they are very bright.
They also melt snow in the winter.
Don't the LED's run too cool to melt snow buildup?
Of course, Range Rover Classics have heated headlight washers but I'd rather not rely on that entirely...
Anyone have these that will be at The Cove?

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I bought these using from http://www.discountfleetsupply.com/tlc27270c-p.html with the discount hdled5.


Credit to SMac for the link details and great price of under $340 delivered!
Next on the list, thx Jason.
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I want to see some of these in person before I jump on the bandwagon...I have IPF's run w/ relays and they are very bright.
They also melt snow in the winter.
Don't the LED's run too cool to melt snow buildup?
Of course, Range Rover Classics have heated headlight washers but I'd rather not rely on that entirely...
Anyone have these that will be at The Cove?

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Same here, need to see some in action.
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I"m interested too, but also concerned about the melting snow factor.
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Old August 20th, 2014, 08:13 PM
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giddyup on over here for all of the comparisons I've used over the past couple of years. Old design truckles are on the first page. With LED headlights it seems that most operate with a lens temp of 50-70 degrees.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/h...otout-1166827/
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Old August 20th, 2014, 08:21 PM
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I don't know what you guys are talking about with all this melting snow chatter...what is snow..???
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Yes, sounds like other than blizzard conditions, ice buildup really isn't much of a concern for these lights. Issue specifically discussed here: http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83292

Now, I also found this. The Military LED headlights on the Truck-lite website work in 12 or 24v and have a heated option specifically for extreme cold! part number 07779 comes in black! But it does disclaim "not meant for 12v commercial vehicles"
http://www.truck-lite.com/webapp/wcs...oductId=106527
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Now, I also found this. The Military LED headlights on the Truck-lite website work in 12 or 24v and have a heated option specifically for extreme cold! part number 07779 comes in black! But it does disclaim "not meant for 12v commercial vehicles"
http://www.truck-lite.com/webapp/wcs...oductId=106527
They are available: http://www.jk-forum.com/forums/spons...ents-295456/#b
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BADASS! Only about $100 more for heated option! I'm getting these when they come in stock!
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