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Old 03-24-2009, 08:05 AM   #1
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Go Recon LED lights....

http://www.gorecon.com/products.php?...RANGLER+LIGHTS



anyone ever buy any of their stuff? impressions? i'm totally digging the smoked turn signal/marker lights for the JK... and since mine is black anyway i think its an awesome look. not to mention the tire combo on the example rig.
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:06 AM   #2
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wow, $200 for 4 lenses and 4 LED bulbs?

They look ok but you could tint them yourself:

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5723

and buy some LED bulbs for WAY cheaper then $200
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:57 AM   #3
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Nice product, if you buy them from Recon direct and use a coupon code you can get them for I think it was $69.99 plus shipping.

IF you want your JK really blacked out, their smoked LEDs are not the way to go. The pictures on their site are frankly a bit deceptive. I don't know how they got them to appear so dark, but they're not blacked out, they are smoked (ie grey). The product itself though is definitely quality, but I ended up being pretty disappointed since I want everything blacked out on my JK and they did not look anything like the advertised pics. Here are a few shots:
Recon's JK pic from their ad next to my JK with VHT blacked out turn signals.

They both look equally dark in the picture and I thought having some LED turns would be pretty cool so I ordered them.

In person however I was severely disappointed and frankly felt a bit cheated, because here's how they look side by side with my VHT ones in person.


Now, the flash of the camera washed both out equally, but it's very obvious the VHT ones are just smoked and not nearly as dark as on their site.

As a side note, yes the ones I posted pics of are the smoked, they did not send me the clear ones. Pics of the clear ones can be seen on that OTHER forum and there is definitely a difference. Definitely a quality product, and they look good installed, but they're not nearly as dark as they appear in the ad.
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:23 AM   #4
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Recon is a very good company. Lights are basically all they do. I have used their stuff on some diesels and are quality and good to deal with if you have issues
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:05 AM   #5
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http://www.gorecon.com/products.php?...RANGLER+LIGHTS

not to mention the tire combo on the example rig.
Terrahawk has some Recon side markers for sale. 75 bones.

Hey, looks like my Tire/Wheel combo...
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thanks for the extra pics....

i'm interested in them primarily because LED assemblies designed for use with LEDs are far more efficient than putting a LED replacement bulb in. i actually did think about tinting the original lenses, but i dont want the tint chipping off.

another thing, is how the intensity compares to stock, and how well do they seem to be sealed up.
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thanks for the extra pics....

i'm interested in them primarily because LED assemblies designed for use with LEDs are far more efficient than putting a LED replacement bulb in. i actually did think about tinting the original lenses, but i dont want the tint chipping off.

another thing, is how the intensity compares to stock, and how well do they seem to be sealed up.
While I was disappointed with the Recon's in terms of how dark they were, the piece all together was very stout and looked really good. They're definitely sealed up tight. They also come with resistors that you attach so you don't have a speedy blinker, so it's a pretty complete kit. I think anyone who doesn't mind that they're not as dark as they appear would definitely be happy with the product on the whole.
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I have them they are dark enough for me.
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I had a great experience with Recon - I had a set of their clear cab lights on my F250 that turned yellow after about 7 months. I ordered them online and figured that I was screwed but sent Recon an email about the problem. I got a call from the owner who said that they had problems with their clear lights fading and turning yellow due to the material not having any UV inhibitors in them. He said that they were aware of the problem and had corrected it. He said that a new set was already in the mail and he apologized for the trouble. I was happy to say the least and told him that I appreciated him standing next to his product. He finished by giving me a code that would take 50% off of my next order. I have had nothing but Recon on my vehicles since....

I will get the smoked ones for the JK and might add a little more tint if I am not happy with the shade. The LED looks better than the bulb IMO...
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:56 AM   #10
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I had a great experience with Recon - I had a set of their clear cab lights on my F250 that turned yellow after about 7 months. I ordered them online and figured that I was screwed but sent Recon an email about the problem. I got a call from the owner who said that they had problems with their clear lights fading and turning yellow due to the material not having any UV inhibitors in them. He said that they were aware of the problem and had corrected it. He said that a new set was already in the mail and he apologized for the trouble. I was happy to say the least and told him that I appreciated him standing next to his product. He finished by giving me a code that would take 50% off of my next order. I have had nothing but Recon on my vehicles since....

I will get the smoked ones for the JK and might add a little more tint if I am not happy with the shade. The LED looks better than the bulb IMO...
Ron, pm me, I can save you some money on the fender lights.
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Recon is a very good company. Lights are basically all they do. I have used their stuff on some diesels and are quality and good to deal with if you have issues
I'm going to get them for my 2011 Call of Duty, put them in before it gets too cold.
I think they look great and the customer service seems to have improved.

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Old 10-02-2013, 04:49 AM   #12
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Close enough to suit me.
I'm getting some!
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:39 PM   #13
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wow, $200 for 4 lenses and 4 LED bulbs?

They look ok but you could tint them yourself:

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5723

and buy some LED bulbs for WAY cheaper then $200
For me the spray tint is not an exceptional solution.
I'm going to get a set of turn signals and fender lights as soon as I get back stateside.
The tail lights will come a bit later….
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:46 PM   #14
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FWIW

I have had alot of time wasted trying to get my 10.5K Recon winch running... only to find out it was 1yr on electronics and 3yr on everything else. Faded bad within the first year, chrome pealing off the lever... but worked untill I killed it with too long of a too heavy pull.

Although, I will be rebuilding this one and buying another for the rear- so I want say I am displeased. Just try to go directly through Recon as it is the middleman that cost me so much time. (Truck and Winch, BTW)
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I have them they are dark enough for me.
How are they holding up? Any problems with the lights?
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It's not the same thing….
The Recon LEDs are an LED light array, not simply 4 lenses and 4 bulbs.

I have LED bulbs in my fender lights, turn signals and brake lights and I will replace all them with the Recon products. I have replaced every bulb I can get to with LEDs. They are great!
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:07 AM   #17
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has anyone used these in DRL mode and did they work out OK?
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I got the ones from Anzo USA and I love them. They are super dark and really give the grille a blacked out look.
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