Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 23

Thread: New head lights

  1. #11
    Knows a Thing or Two trailraider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    calgary
    Posts
    622
    Quote Originally Posted by Bingobelle View Post
    so they do not freze up if you drive in heavy snow or like rain that is more or less like frozen water?

    it is a little bit confussing because so many different opinions. some say they clog up just after like 15 minutes and some say there is not a problem at all.

    with frezing I do not mean shutting down but more like the snow and ice will prevent the light from lighting up the road.

    I live in the mountains and we get to -30 deg c . There may be some instances where it could happen. but I have put my Jeep through the winter paces with no problems.
    Jeep- Adult version of lego

  2. #12
    Nothing but a Thing Snboarder113's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    michigan
    Posts
    1,079
    Quote Originally Posted by Bingobelle View Post
    so they do not freze up if you drive in heavy snow or like rain that is more or less like frozen water?

    it is a little bit confussing because so many different opinions. some say they clog up just after like 15 minutes and some say there is not a problem at all.

    with frezing I do not mean shutting down but more like the snow and ice will prevent the light from lighting up the road.
    Depending on the type of snow and the light. Led lights still put out some heat just not nearly the same as a 80 watt halogen bulb. In wet snow mine cover over with about 1/4” pretty quick, but still has light output through it. Just not what it should be. If you’re like me and enjoy driving when the news channel tells you to stay home, go for the heated option.


    Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app

  3. #13
    Old Timer longarmwj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Cumming, Ga
    Posts
    2,588
    Did euro spec late model JKs have the LED light group option?? If so your best bet might be to go to a Jeep dealership and buy the OEM LEDs. They aren’t heated (at least to my knowledge) but I’ve never seen any OEM LED light freeze over in snow. Only aftermarket


    Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app
    Captain Imachurity
    2003 WJ Build Thread
    2017 Gobi JKU Build Thread
    2016 Renegade Sport Build Thread

  4. #14
    That dude from Mississippi notnalc68's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Madison, MS
    Posts
    13,392
    Quote Originally Posted by Bingobelle View Post
    thanks

    will take a closer look at this to. changing a bulb once a year i do not mind. and the prise is like 1/20 f a pair of jw speaker.

    I took a closer look to my lamps and besides the h4 contact there is also some more contact on the housing. There is a small bulb and I think they are called parking lamps or some shit like that. And with out that I guess the police and the anualy car testing place will all get excited.

    Sweden is a asshole country just for your info.

    Seems those Hella is like a stock lamp but have a refined and better reflector?
    The light output is much better. The housing that comes with the JK is terrible. What you get from the Hella, is a much better reflector.


    Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app
    Jeep parts and accessories purchased through the following link will help support this forum and at no cost to you.
    RECOMMENDED JEEP PARTS & ACCESSORIES



    Build Thread-- http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?3...l-II-The-Deuce

  5. #15
    That dude from Mississippi notnalc68's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Madison, MS
    Posts
    13,392

    New head lights

    Quote Originally Posted by Bingobelle View Post
    so they do not freze up if you drive in heavy snow or like rain that is more or less like frozen water?

    it is a little bit confussing because so many different opinions. some say they clog up just after like 15 minutes and some say there is not a problem at all.

    with frezing I do not mean shutting down but more like the snow and ice will prevent the light from lighting up the road.
    My JW Speaker iced over in wet Mississippi snow. Not bad enough to make visibility a problem, though.


    Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app
    Jeep parts and accessories purchased through the following link will help support this forum and at no cost to you.
    RECOMMENDED JEEP PARTS & ACCESSORIES



    Build Thread-- http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?3...l-II-The-Deuce

  6. #16
    Hooked
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    159
    Quote Originally Posted by longarmwj View Post
    Did euro spec late model JKs have the LED light group option?? If so your best bet might be to go to a Jeep dealership and buy the OEM LEDs. They aren’t heated (at least to my knowledge) but I’ve never seen any OEM LED light freeze over in snow. Only aftermarket


    Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app
    I think the late jk could be bought with led in Sweden but not sure. Will check that.

    But why not a problem with oem led? Do they run at higher temperatures than the other brands?

  7. #17
    Old Timer Jsouder53's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Gallatin Gateway, Montana
    Posts
    2,681
    I live in the mountains where we have light fluffy snow and my KC gravity headlights (non-heated) do perfectly fine. There were a few snowfalls where it was a little wet that they did clog up, but for the most part they have been great and didn’t cost as much as JW Speaker

  8. #18
    Nothing but a Thing Arrcherr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Palos Hills
    Posts
    2,056
    Quote Originally Posted by longarmwj View Post
    Did euro spec late model JKs have the LED light group option?? If so your best bet might be to go to a Jeep dealership and buy the OEM LEDs. They aren’t heated (at least to my knowledge) but I’ve never seen any OEM LED light freeze over in snow. Only aftermarket


    Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app
    I've driven through several wet snowfalls with my oem led headlights and have yet to see them freeze over.

  9. #19
    Hooked sm31's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Eagle River, AK
    Posts
    220
    I was also worried about non-heated LED lights in my area (Anchorage, AK), and I am just not in a place to be able to invest $500+ in headlights. But so far there have been no issues.

    I've driven through hours of 10 degree freezing fog, and wet snow with temps hovering right around the freezing mark. The lights will sometimes get a thin sheen of ice but they are still fairly effective... which is to say they are still 3x better than the stock headlights on a clear night. Worst case... I'll pull over someday and wipe them off but I haven't felt the need to yet.

  10. #20
    Addict catahoula's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    8,265
    I'm cheap and can't see spending a ton of money on those. I am running high intensity ones. Inexpensive and a big difference from the stock ones.
    DID I MENTION MY RIG IS FOR SALE?

    “Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.”


    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do...
    Explore. Dream. Discover."

    "Take a compass, because it's always awkward when you have to eat a friend."

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Stock head lights in LA
    By M_Savage in forum Wanted (Active Members ONLY)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-25-2017, 03:21 PM
  2. 2017 Jeep LED Head Lights
    By DeJkUnlimited in forum Jeep JK Wrangler
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 11-12-2016, 02:56 PM
  3. Head lights cutting out
    By Kwestie in forum Jeep JK Wrangler
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-25-2015, 07:15 PM
  4. Stock head lights
    By M_Savage in forum FOR SALE (Active Members ONLY)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-02-2015, 04:40 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-23-2014, 12:49 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About us
“wayoflife” is a moniker that I’ve been using for 20 years now and I chose it because I think it does a great job of explaining, in simple terms, the passion I have for Jeeps and the Jeep way of life. This is a lifestyle that transcends age, gender and race as the only thing you need to be a part of it is a love for the outdoors, a desire to explore, a yearning to take on a challenge and a will to conquer it. Over the years, Cindy and I have attempted to capture the essence of this lifestyle through photographs and videos and share it with others around the world. And, this is how WAYALIFE was born.
Join us
WATCH OUR VIDEOS