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Question HID's on the 2014 -vs- HID on the 2011-13

Has anyone seen both is there a difference in output, cutoff, or beam pattern? I know the projector and the bulbs are different in the 2014. Anyone have any thoughts and/pics of these?
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Re: HID's on the 2014 -vs- HID on the 2011-13

I have a 2012 and a 2014 and the 2012 HIDs are definitely brighter with a different beam pattern if that helps. I'm not liking the change that much to be honest.
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Re: HID's on the 2014 -vs- HID on the 2011-13

Who makes the new headlights? Are they valeo projectors? Does anyone know?
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Re: HID's on the 2014 -vs- HID on the 2011-13

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I have a 2012 and a 2014 and the 2012 HIDs are definitely brighter with a different beam pattern if that helps. I'm not liking the change that much to be honest.
think you could do a pic comparison, like head on and a shot of the cut offs on a wall?
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Re: HID's on the 2014 -vs- HID on the 2011-13

I had the 12 and have the 14 now as well and I agree that try just aren't the same. The new projectors don't have the width of the old ones and the light seems "blotchy" on the ground in front of you. I am wondering if a clear lense swap will fix it or if we would have to do a whole projector swap.

That being said, does anyone know exactly who the manufacture of our HID lights/projectors are? Valeo maybe?
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I understand the 2014 GCs headlight assembly is made by Magneti Marellij, owned by Fiat. They make a lot of car parts and assembly. Read that on Allpar.
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Re: HID's on the 2014 -vs- HID on the 2011-13

Beam pattern aside, can everyone see well at night? How are the high beams? My nighttime eyesight is getting worse the older I get.

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Found the link for 2014 headlights.
http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php...-tiny-surprise
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Re: HID's on the 2014 -vs- HID on the 2011-13

Coming out of a mazda cx-9, the jeep 2014 beam seems more yellow. I'm tempted to change the bulb to a whiter white. Anybody know what the stock temperature is?
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Coming out of a mazda cx-9, the jeep 2014 beam seems more yellow. I'm tempted to change the bulb to a whiter white. Anybody know what the stock temperature is?
People Have mentioned around 4300K stock. I would switch up to no higher than 6000K
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