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post #1 of 10 Old 10-25-2014, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Lifetime LED 70w headlight conversion

I did a ton of research on headlights and right when I was about to pull the trigger on Truck Lites, I came across these for $250. Install was easy, only issues I had were the H13 connector doesn't lock into the stock wire connector so I just wrapped electrical tape around it to secure it, and the lights don't sit perfectly vertical, but after twisting a little further, I was able to get them aimed directly in the 12 o'clock position. Here are some pictures of the product, install, and comparison to stock 2013 headlights.






Stock Low Beam:

LED Low Beam:

Stock Hi Beam:

LED Hi Beam:

Stock Low Beam:

LED Low Beam:

Stock Hi Beam:

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Since the LED bulb is so directional, light only shines from the top half of the light. Similar to Truck Lites

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post #2 of 10 Old 10-26-2014, 05:21 AM
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Any issues with oncoming traffic flashing you because they think you have your high beams on?

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Any issues with oncoming traffic flashing you because they think you have your high beams on?
I have only had them in for 3 days, but so far nobody has flashed their brights at me. I had my brother drive in front of me and he said they were fine in his mirrors.
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post #4 of 10 Old 10-26-2014, 09:34 AM
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I went with the Truck Lites and I love them. Yours look great too, the only thing you seem to lose is that kind of perfect line you can see with stock low vs. led low. But who cares, if you can see better then its what matters.
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I am looking at this and the 30W ones on Rebel Offroad's website. The 30W are $100 less and sounds like they are a good upgrade from the stock lights as well. It's a tough decision, any input or suggestions? I am going to also run their LED fog lights.
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Just going to throw this out there. Truck Lite, KC, and Peterson did lab testing and chip alignments to get their beams flat and focus the light where it is needed. In the Phase 7 style housing, the chip is offset/sunk into the bowl to get the light flat. Looking at your low beam shot, there is a metric shit ton of glare coming off the top end of that beam pattern. That translates into being a total cockface to oncoming drivers. They may not be high beaming you, but they are quietly wishing death upon you for 10 seconds at a time. These drop in kits for LED are just as bad as HID drop in kits. I don't mean to rain on your new purchase, but blinding oncoming traffic with a blob of high intensity light is what gives a group of enthusiasts a bad name. Kind of like the ricer/Fast-n-furious crowd, they are known for those drop in kits and they drive around blinding people, nobody has much love for them. You're going to do what you want, but I want to point out the facts about lighting, a properly designed optic with a proper cut off is obviously more considerate to other drivers. These drop in kits are as bad as the flat bill bro truck crowd installing Rigid D series into their stock low beam positions in the factory housings and actually using them for low beams.

Perhaps just do this, it would be sweet!

http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...l=1#post715487

Look at the beam patterns below and compare them to yours.

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Well said, and all that blinding people for a $150 saving on a $30k plus Jeep. Just doesn't make cense at all, but I guess to each their own......
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Just going to throw this out there. Truck Lite, KC, and Peterson did lab testing and chip alignments to get their beams flat and focus the light where it is needed. In the Phase 7 style housing, the chip is offset/sunk into the bowl to get the light flat. Looking at your low beam shot, there is a metric shit ton of glare coming off the top end of that beam pattern. That translates into being a total cockface to oncoming drivers. They may not be high beaming you, but they are quietly wishing death upon you for 10 seconds at a time. These drop in kits for LED are just as bad as HID drop in kits. I don't mean to rain on your new purchase, but blinding oncoming traffic with a blob of high intensity light is what gives a group of enthusiasts a bad name. Kind of like the ricer/Fast-n-furious crowd, they are known for those drop in kits and they drive around blinding people, nobody has much love for them. You're going to do what you want, but I want to point out the facts about lighting, a properly designed optic with a proper cut off is obviously more considerate to other drivers. These drop in kits are as bad as the flat bill bro truck crowd installing Rigid D series into their stock low beam positions in the factory housings and actually using them for low beams.

Perhaps just do this, it would be sweet!
^he knows his stuff, and as someone with light sensitivity( fawken genetics ) , blinding other drivers with large amounts of glare will have them wishing death upon your head until you pass them. if its bad enough and a LEO wants to press it, can result in a ticket and large fine.
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Not going to disagree with any of you and say these are as good as any of the aforementioned headlight replacements. I figured I would try this less expensive route and see how they were. And I know everybody will say the cutoff (or lack ther of) will blind oncoming traffic. I had my brother drive in front of me and look in his mirrors to see how they were. His response was that they are not too bright, he just didn't like the look of how the light only comes from the top half. I'm going to trade cars with him and drive towards each other as if it were oncoming traffic to see for myself if it is blinding or not. If it is blinding I will ditch the bulbs and get some Truck Lites.
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I am looking at this and the 30W ones on Rebel Offroad's website. The 30W are $100 less and sounds like they are a good upgrade from the stock lights as well. It's a tough decision, any input or suggestions? I am going to also run their LED fog lights.
I considered the 30w bulbs also. Then I saw the 70w and got greedy and figured why not go brighter. So unfortunately I can't compare the two for you. I can tell you these are very bright, but I'm sure the 30w bulbs will be a huge step up from stock also. In retrospect, probably not worth the extra $100 for the brighter ones, but Im already past that haha.
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