Front Range 4x4 Upcoming Trail Runs - Add a New Trail Run

Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Recommend LED headlights for TJ / LJ

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Member
    #2036
    Last Online
    4 Minutes Ago
    Location
    Broomfield
    4x4
    2005 Wrangler Unlimited (LJ)
    Posts
    66
    User Name
    open_circuit
    Real Name
    Trent
    Thanks Given
    7
    Thanked 22 Times in 16 Posts

    Default Recommend LED headlights for TJ / LJ



    The headlights on my LJ aren't very good, and one of them has a hole that seems to be from a rock strike. I'm considering replacing them with LED headlight modules in January. I see many options on the market. I found some that I think I'd like to purchase, but I'd like to get any first-hand feedback before I prime the comments by stating which ones I'm considering.

    Do any of you run LED headlamps in a TJ / LJ? Which ones?
    Are heated LED lamps worthwhile?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Member
    #1195
    Last Online
    1 Day Ago
    Location
    Erie CO & Butte MT
    4x4
    Jeep Comanche
    Posts
    1,688
    User Name
    dscowell
    Real Name
    Dante
    Thanks Given
    196
    Thanked 185 Times in 159 Posts

    Default Re: Recommend LED headlights for TJ / LJ



    I've heard good things from Truck-Lite but can't give any personal experience. I have Rampage H2 conversion headlights on my truck and they were a significant improvement over stock so maybe look into those as well if you want to save some money.
    ___________
    1990 Jeep Comanche

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Member
    #1730
    Last Online
    1 Hour Ago
    Location
    Denver
    Age
    52
    4x4
    84 CJ8
    Posts
    386
    User Name
    Spieg
    Real Name
    Brian
    Thanks Given
    90
    Thanked 62 Times in 57 Posts

    Default Re: Recommend LED headlights for TJ / LJ



    Not sure what options you are looking at but I will say none of the LED replacement bulbs seem to work worth a damn in a headlight. The reflector needs to be designed to work with LEDs.

    I think heated headlamps are a good idea if you drive in the snow (LED does not make much heat so they tend to ice over easier than halogen).
    ___________
    ~Not All Who Wander Are Lost~ (at least not all the time)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Member
    #834
    Last Online
    10 Minutes Ago
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    4x4
    2004 Jeep Wrangler LJ
    Posts
    620
    User Name
    Doink
    Real Name
    Brian
    Thanks Given
    247
    Thanked 132 Times in 107 Posts

    Default Re: Recommend LED headlights for TJ / LJ



    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Not LED's, but I went with these and can say they are a big improvement over stock. Plus they are plug and play.
    ___________
    Use The Force, Harry!
    -Gandalf

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Member
    #2036
    Last Online
    4 Minutes Ago
    Location
    Broomfield
    4x4
    2005 Wrangler Unlimited (LJ)
    Posts
    66
    User Name
    open_circuit
    Real Name
    Trent
    Thanks Given
    7
    Thanked 22 Times in 16 Posts

    Default Re: Recommend LED headlights for TJ / LJ



    Spieg previously posted:
    "Not sure what options you are looking at but I will say none of the LED replacement bulbs seem to work worth a damn in a headlight. The reflector needs to be designed to work with LEDs.

    I think heated headlamps are a good idea if you drive in the snow (LED does not make much heat so they tend to ice over easier than halogen)."

    Yeah, agree. The parts I'm looking at are new reflector & bulb assemblies. I think that solves the reflector issue.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Member
    #2036
    Last Online
    4 Minutes Ago
    Location
    Broomfield
    4x4
    2005 Wrangler Unlimited (LJ)
    Posts
    66
    User Name
    open_circuit
    Real Name
    Trent
    Thanks Given
    7
    Thanked 22 Times in 16 Posts

    Default Re: Recommend LED headlights for TJ / LJ



    Doink previously posted:
    "https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Not LED's, but I went with these and can say they are a big improvement over stock. Plus they are plug and play."

    These are much cheaper than LEDs, I'll keep them in mind.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Member
    #1596
    Last Online
    58 Minutes Ago
    Location
    Timnath
    4x4
    99 TJ
    Posts
    730
    User Name
    newracer
    Real Name
    Michael
    Thanks Given
    69
    Thanked 213 Times in 139 Posts

    Default Re: Recommend LED headlights for TJ / LJ



    I have the IPF H2 conversion in my TJ, they have been great for years.

    I considered these but they are not heated and now I am selling the TJ anyways. I know someone who has them and he says they are great.

    https://www.amazon.com/Xprite-Headli...led+headlights

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Member
    #1589
    Last Online
    2 Hours Ago
    Location
    Lakewood
    Age
    44
    4x4
    2017 JKUR Recon
    Posts
    2,574
    User Name
    dieseldoc
    Real Name
    Brandon and Therese
    Thanks Given
    1
    Thanked 336 Times in 298 Posts

    Default Re: Recommend LED headlights for TJ / LJ



    Factory bro.....you should see the difference in the lights I have now vs. the ones in my TJ.

    2016 was the last year of dull light in a Jeep!

    Only issues with led is no heat in front so snow don't melt off....
    ___________
    Crazy- You call me crazy, but you wouldn't know crazy if Charles Manson was eating Fruit Loops on your front porch. Suiciadl tendancies- intatutionalized

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Member
    #1998
    Last Online
    1 Hour Ago
    Location
    Colorful Colorado
    4x4
    JKU
    Posts
    201
    User Name
    Getaklu
    Real Name
    Chris
    Thanks Given
    53
    Thanked 51 Times in 34 Posts

    Default Re: Recommend LED headlights for TJ / LJ



    Truck-Lite makes a heated version, heater turns on automatically at a set temp. I have eyed them and will go with them at some point. They come with the anti-flicker resistor to work with Canbus as well.
    ___________
    It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy… Let’s go exploring!” — Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Member
    #878
    Last Online
    2 Days Ago
    Location
    SE Denver
    4x4
    2002 Jeep TJ
    Posts
    108
    User Name
    coaz4x4
    Real Name
    Peter
    Thanks Given
    5
    Thanked 11 Times in 7 Posts

    Default Re: Recommend LED headlights for TJ / LJ



    I got some take-off JK housings, then got Auxbeam LED bulbs and am very happy with the setup.
    ___________
    '02 TJ Sahara '02 CB900f '919'

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Member
    #1589
    Last Online
    2 Hours Ago
    Location
    Lakewood
    Age
    44
    4x4
    2017 JKUR Recon
    Posts
    2,574
    User Name
    dieseldoc
    Real Name
    Brandon and Therese
    Thanks Given
    1
    Thanked 336 Times in 298 Posts

    Default Re: Recommend LED headlights for TJ / LJ



    The factory stuff is nice. Yet no heat but still nice.
    ___________
    Crazy- You call me crazy, but you wouldn't know crazy if Charles Manson was eating Fruit Loops on your front porch. Suiciadl tendancies- intatutionalized

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Member
    #878
    Last Online
    2 Days Ago
    Location
    SE Denver
    4x4
    2002 Jeep TJ
    Posts
    108
    User Name
    coaz4x4
    Real Name
    Peter
    Thanks Given
    5
    Thanked 11 Times in 7 Posts

    Default Re: Recommend LED headlights for TJ / LJ



    I've not had problems with them icing over, but it's not my DD, so my experience is limited. I do run the same brand bulbs in my Subaru and while they don't melt as fast as incandescent bulbs, I've not had to do more than brush them off (along with the windshield) before getting in.
    ___________
    '02 TJ Sahara '02 CB900f '919'

Similar Threads

  1. Recommend a GPS for Off-Road Use
    By Chris in forum General Topics
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: August 19th, 2014, 04:23 PM
  2. Central Air Recommend?
    By otisdog in forum Chat
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: July 23rd, 2012, 07:51 AM
  3. Recommend a roofer?
    By Patrolman in forum Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: February 3rd, 2012, 06:51 AM
  4. Recommend any shops?
    By 96blkbeauty in forum General Topics
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: December 12th, 2011, 09:24 PM
  5. Replies: 7
    Last Post: March 28th, 2010, 08:36 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
BACK TO TOP