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wayoflife
10-18-2011, 11:15 PM
Of all the outstanding improvements that were made on the new 2012 Jeep JK Wrangler, I have to say that I'm a little disappointed that a new set of headlights weren't one of them. As anyone who's ever owned a JK before knows, the factory headlights are pratically worthless when it comes to lighting the way at night and, since a cat needs to see well at night, we made sure to make one of our very first mods, a brand new set of Truck-Lite LED headlights. Here are some pics of what they look like...

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=262512

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=262516

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=262520

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=262522

These are a side by side comparison shots of IPF 920H4 and Truck-Lite LED up against a wall so that you can see what kind of beam they both put out:

Low Beams
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=246145

High Beams
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=246147

We chose to take these comparison shots in a dark alley way so that you could get a better sense of what the overall spread of both are like. Please note that to the naked eye, the actual lighting that both sets of headlights provided did appear to be brighter (way better than stock) but, in the interest of showing how the lights performed more accurately, we purposefully set the aperture and speed on our camera so that you could see where the actual beams of light were hitting.

No Lights
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=246169

Low Beams
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=246175

High Beams
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=246172

Please note that I love the IPF's, they put out a whole lot more light than stock and with a much better spread but, if you can afford a set of Truck-Lite LED's, you will get what you pay for. :cool:

For those of you who are interested in seeing a write-up on how easy these are to install, simply click on the link below:

Truck-Lite Jeep JK Wrangler LED Headlight Installation Write-Up (http://project-jk.com/jeep-jk-write-ups/truck-lite-jeep-jk-wrangler-led-headlight-installation-write-up-testing)

No joke, these things install in about 10 minutes and are WAY BETTER than stock. Not quite HID's but, a lot cheaper than them and a lot more durable. :cool:

gary crouch
10-19-2011, 10:52 PM
I just bought a pair... but cant install them right away because I had a set of Delta's (they are just as bad as the stock lights if not worse!) and I need the stock light ring to hold the truck lite's in.... The stock lights and the ring must have been tossed... sooooo off to the dealer to buy a set.. for a mear $53.00 each I bought them OUCH!!!!

should get them by friday this week and I can't wait to finally get some decent lights!.. They sure wern't cheap though something like 600.00 for the pair at 4-parts, maybe I spent too much??

anyway, like your site, I think I might have saw you and your wife at the Lucas off road show a week ago... That was over the top cool...lots of neat stuff!!! I went thinking I was going to spend a couple of hours and I think I ended up staying over 6hrs......

gary

wayoflife
10-20-2011, 01:04 AM
ouch is right!! I had no idea those rings were so expensive. $600 for the pair of Truck-Lites sounds about right though. I've been real happy with mine and feel they are totally worth the money.

TeamFaust
10-27-2011, 05:08 PM
Wow, that sure seems a bit spendy, although the light output looks pretty good and I'm guessing that not only is power consumption significantly lower but that heat is limited as well. I'll have to add these to my wish list. Do they make accessory lights as well, if so any experience?

wayoflife
10-27-2011, 05:22 PM
they are a bit spendy but, i personally feel they are worth every penny. the factory lights do anything but on the road and these are a HUGE improvement.

KPSquared
10-27-2011, 06:07 PM
I wonder how these compare to the JW Speaker leds? Seems like less money and an easier install.

e85te
10-27-2011, 06:35 PM
Does not appear to be worth it. Better off buying aux lights.

Robar
10-28-2011, 01:01 AM
I may consider these in the future. For now I added the SilverStar lamps that I had in my '07 before the IPF headlights.

Irishcoffee
10-28-2011, 06:47 AM
Hi
what about these leds?
http://www.jwspeaker.com/products/headlights/#product=100159
In Europe (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150155739905039.333735.334677295038)they cost a fortune! I understand they follow MilSpec and are a great improvement! Is it so?
Cheers
John
Ps: they are present on a new German low budget off-roader mad 70% of plastic (http://autoagenda.blogspot.com/2011/10/tecrdah-15-tti-4x4-kind-of-duster.html) as well.
;-)

pastorwug
10-28-2011, 05:19 PM
Just purchased a set of H4 Headlight conversion kit from Rallylights.com seem to be the best alternative to the Trucklite LEDs, I just cvouldn't explain $600 for headlights to my wife, $254 was hard enought and I'm getting 100/80 Hella bulbs with the new wiring harness and relays with that.

Impostr
11-09-2011, 12:02 PM
Eddie, do you think the new Truck Lite LED's are a big improvement over the set that you just put on "the cat"? From the pics from SEMA, they look amazing, but are they worth the wait?

wayoflife
11-09-2011, 02:55 PM
Eddie, do you think the new Truck Lite LED's are a big improvement over the set that you just put on "the cat"? From the pics from SEMA, they look amazing, but are they worth the wait?

the way it was explained to me, it puts out the same amount of light as the current version only the beam patter is more natural and even like a normal headlight. this is possible as it's using a refracting mirror to cast the light as opposed to individual prisms. i would have to install a set and do a test myself to know one way or another though.

jllaclair
11-18-2011, 02:29 AM
600 dollars for a pair of head lights??? I have a great job and all, but holly crap... I would never spend that kind of money on a set of lights.

Robar
11-18-2011, 03:16 AM
600 dollars for a pair of head lights??? I have a great job and all, but holly crap... I would never spend that kind of money on a set of lights.

I completely agree. I have SilverStar bulbs in my head lights now and will probably get some for the fog lights and then some good long range or driving lights on the bumper. All that will probably be less $ than one LED head light.

Buddy22
03-08-2012, 08:54 AM
I like the way they look. I wil definitely add these to my wish list:clap2:

wayoflife
03-08-2012, 02:37 PM
Just installed a set on our friend Moochie's JK...

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/p480x480/431761_10150632356038971_56405988970_8909170_14709 75739_n.jpg

:clap2:

JKRay
03-08-2012, 04:24 PM
Woot woot!! :thumb: To me I just love the look of the last years model than the new ones. I cant wait to get mine here in a week once money permits! :wings: