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Looking to get my gf led headlights. Any suggestions? I got the truck lite LEDs on my wrangler but want to get her something different.

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Old 08-28-2016, 09:11 AM
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Looking to get my gf led headlights. Any suggestions? I got the truck lite LEDs on my wrangler but want to get her something different.
The JW Speaker 8700 J series LED headlights are nice and have built in anti flicker circuitry. They are pricey though.
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Old 08-28-2016, 09:18 AM
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I got a pair of the JW Speaker 8700 Evolution J in black a few months back for $475. They replaced my Truck-Lites and I couldn't be happier.


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Any idea how Quadratec stealths are? I read some other reviews and so e people said they were really good. And no problems in the cold and I live in new england so I need lights that are good in single digits and sometimes negatives haha
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Any idea how Quadratec stealths are? I read some other reviews and so e people said they were really good. And no problems in the cold and I live in new england so I need lights that are good in single digits and sometimes negatives haha
The quadratec headlights are essentially truck lite/kc lites. Same design. I don't believe they offer a set with the integrated heaters on the lens so you may have icing issues. Same as the basic truck lites.
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Re: Headlights

I have truck lites and I haven't had an problems with them and we usually get at least one week every winter where the wind chills drop below zero.
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Re: Headlights

I'm confused by the comments about ultra-low temperatures.

One of the main advantages of LEDs over other forms of lights is that they're not affected by temperature. (In fact, they get more efficient as they get colder.)

Is there something specific to their use in headlights that makes them malfunction in the cold?

(Source: Years of security experience with LED vs regular flashlights, in Maine, in the winter, outside.)
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The question isn't about the LEDs ability to produce light. It's about their ability to melt snow and ice off the lenses.


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(In fact, they get more efficient as they get colder.)
I am not sure if that is true, but if it is, that actually makes the problem even worse.

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The question isn't about the LEDs ability to produce light. It's about their ability to melt snow and ice off the lenses.
Very true. We have all gotten use to the fortunate side effect that the waste heat generated by incandescent and halogen bulbs, conveniently melts away the snow and ice off of our headlights. LED's don't produce any where near enough heat to do that. So, as you mention, we're faced with the problem of snow and ice building up on the lenses.

So far, I am aware of only one brand of LED headlight that makes an attempt to solved this, by imbedding electric heater wires into the lens that activate when the outside temp drops below 40 deg F. However, from what I have read, it doesn't work all that well.

Maybe the vehicle manufacturers can build upon this idea. Something like having more powerful heaters on the LED headlights, and activate it when the rear window heater and side mirror heater are activated.
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The question isn't about the LEDs ability to produce light. It's about their ability to melt snow and ice off the lenses.
Ooh, I hadn't thought about that! That answers my question nicely, thank you.
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JW Speaker! Can't say enough good stuff about them. I had mine on since February, and they saw some highway and driving snow. I don't remember having any build up issues. Coat them with Rain-x...that'll help. These fixtures with snow on them still beat the OE halogens by a mile.
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