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    Truck Lite "Military" headlights?

    I'm sorry if this is the incorrect location for this thread... since the application is JK - specific, I thought I'd try here.

    Looking to go with some heated LED's this winter, and Truck Lite is at the top of my list. I've noticed some of their 7" offerings include "Military" in the title but I can't figure out what the difference is (if any). Does anyone know what the Military designation is for? Are they JK-compatible?

    Thanks!!

    Edit: Just found a pic that looks like the wiring may be different? Is that it though?
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    Pretty sure the military are 24 volt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sm31 View Post
    I'm sorry if this is the incorrect location for this thread... since the application is JK - specific, I thought I'd try here.

    Looking to go with some heated LED's this winter, and Truck Lite is at the top of my list. I've noticed some of their 7" offerings include "Military" in the title but I can't figure out what the difference is (if any). Does anyone know what the Military designation is for? Are they JK-compatible?

    Thanks!!

    Edit: Just found a pic that looks like the wiring may be different? Is that it though?
    Military are 24 volt, I think.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkey View Post
    Pretty sure the military are 24 volt.
    Quote Originally Posted by notnalc68 View Post
    Military are 24 volt, I think.


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    Thanks!! I missed that in the description somehow. Makes sense...

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    Sorry y'all... I'm probably being dense here but I want to make sure I understand. On the description for these, I'm seeing 12/24V. Does that mean they are "either" (both?)?

    Bottom line... are they not an option for our JK's? Thanks again!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sm31 View Post
    Sorry y'all... I'm probably being dense here but I want to make sure I understand. On the description for these, I'm seeing 12/24V. Does that mean they are "either" (both?)?

    Bottom line... are they not an option for our JK's? Thanks again!!
    I think the military grade refers to the aluminum e-coated housing and impact resistant housing, and the operating voltage is determined by what pigtail connector you use. I ordered mine from quadratec, which came with the H4 3 blade connector pigtail and it was a plug and play install.

    Take note of the type of connector that comes with whatever ones you order, since the connector needs to have a built in circuit to convert the pulse width modulated voltage that the stock lights use to regulated DC voltage.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sm31 View Post
    Sorry y'all... I'm probably being dense here but I want to make sure I understand. On the description for these, I'm seeing 12/24V. Does that mean they are "either" (both?)?

    Bottom line... are they not an option for our JK's? Thanks again!!
    Pretty sure that means the lights are available in either 12v or 24v
    Anything you order from a distributor is going to be 12v anyways.

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    Just get the rigid branded truck lights, they have the heated option if that’s what you want too. I could not tell a difference between my original trucklite branded headlights and my heated rigid trucklites, except for the heating element


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    Quote Originally Posted by Benito View Post
    Just get the rigid branded truck lights, they have the heated option if that’s what you want too. I could not tell a difference between my original trucklite branded headlights and my heated rigid trucklites, except for the heating element


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