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Looking for reviews on this headlight. Anyone have any inputs? http://www.visionxusa.com/product/au...led-headlight/
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I think I'm sold on these from their YouTube cideo showing a comparison of the JW Speaker headlights. But $800 is a lot of money.
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Have a link, only U tubes I've seen have been on a Harley and am not impressed at all. Best IMO is a true Projection Hid headlight puts everything I've seen to shame.

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I think I'm sold on these from their YouTube cideo showing a comparison of the JW Speaker headlights. But $800 is a lot of money.
. . . It is, but not much different than a set of J. W. Speakers.

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Get a true Projection Hid....less $ and so much better..

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Get a true Projection Hid....less $ and so much better..
I'm a fan of projection based HID systems (former BMW driver here), but I feel the life of a HID bulb bouncing around on trails will be shortened significantly, no?
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I haven't seen any indication of that happening.

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My Morimoto Sealed7s from The Retrofit Source are the best headlights I've ever had.
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I have gone down washboard roads and done some moderate trails with the Sealed 7's and haven't had any issues after almost 7 months.

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I'm a fan of projection based HID systems (former BMW driver here), but I feel the life of a HID bulb bouncing around on trails will be shortened significantly, no?
HIDs have no filament to break. It's just a small capsule of gas with essentially a welders arc going through it. As long as you're not bumping it enough to break the glass gas capsule, it won't burn out.

The main drawback to HID is that they run at very high voltages, and are susceptible to moisture just like high voltage spark plug wires. A big puddle, and you can be driving home in the dark. I've had HIDs flame out on several occasions for this reason.

HIDs are also finicky about voltage. If your Jeep has the automatic headlights like mine, turning the key on lights the HIDs, but the voltage drop from running the starter almost always made one flame out. I'd have to turn the lights back off and on to restart it. It got old after a while.

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There a lot of things that i'd spend major time and cash fixing on the jeep. The head lights aren't one of those things for me. When i swap, it's going to be for some drop in trucklight style LED's and i'm calling it good. As it is, i can always flick on the LED fogs to give me a little extra.

In all honestly, i'll probably be taking lights off the jeep this year.

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Any body got pics of the JW Speakers compared to the Morimot Sealed 7's?

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The Morimoto has an interface harness to avoid any voltage or PWM problems. TRS did a S7 vs. JW Speaker comparison at one point. Not sure what became of it or if they finished it...

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JW Speakers, I have them...they do not compare with Morimoto Sealed7s ...sorry don't have pictures.

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Please elaborate.. Above you mentioned to get an true HID. Are you admitting that the JW Speaker is better?

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That's not what I said...
I would NEVER put a hid bulb into a non Hid projector like some sell...I would and do use correctly made true projection hids like the Morimoto Sealed7s

FYI I don't sell them.

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JW Speakers, I have them...they do not compare with Morimoto Sealed7s ...sorry don't have pictures.
Which one is better?


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Light output? S7 all day! Ease of install, JW Speaker.

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JW Speakers, I have them...they do not compare with Morimoto Sealed7s ...sorry don't have pictures.
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Yes really, your previous statement is opened ended enough to mean the S7s don't hold a candle to the JWs or vice versa...


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Light output? S7 all day! Ease of install, JW Speaker.
Is anyone selling an already retrofitted S7 kit for the JK?


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Ok, NO LED headlight is as good as a true projection Hid like the Morimoto Sealed7s.

Yes their is a company doing them..I'll PM you the info.

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You can order the S7 directly from TRS pre-assembled.

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