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JRK5892 12-10-2012 02:22 PM

aftermarket Headlight LED re-do
 
well, i hated the fact that the LED's went out in the lamps shortly after i got them and the company would not back their product... so i unhooked them... finally had some time to fix them... just got started and figured i would share my progress...

first put the stock lamps back in
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then remove the clips
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undo the bulbs
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bake in the oven at 200* for 10 min
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that is where i am at so far, will hope to finish them up tonight... i am still on the fence though, i am going to redo the halo's in hyper white, do the 5 - 5mm LED's along the bottom in hyper white, but i also have a ton of the 3mm hyper white LED's as well... i am thinking about drilling and tapping some of those in there... but who knows may just do this for now... ill post pics as i solder in the resisters and make the boards and what not... but that is where i am at so far

JRK5892 12-11-2012 10:28 AM

Re: aftermarket Headlight LED re-do
 
so spent some time planning out how i was going to do this... rather than replacing the halo's with aftermarket that anyone could buy i instead chose to redo the shitty stock ones... gutted the blue LED's and installed hyper white, got them in place soldered in my resisters... and one side is done
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back side
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front
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JeepFreak12 12-11-2012 11:09 AM

Re: aftermarket Headlight LED re-do
 
It going to look sweet! Im currently having an issue with my one halo led randomly going out. Was thinking about some red halos and red leds but its illegal :(

Gus9890 12-12-2012 12:15 AM

Re: aftermarket Headlight LED re-do
 
I run white hypers on the side on my Gen II's, they make a huge difference. I did think of re-doing my halos in the same, but haven't had time to that or anything else on my WJ yet.

TJXJWJ 12-12-2012 10:34 AM

Re: aftermarket Headlight LED re-do
 
Looks sweet! While you're in there....you can attack that orange reflector too :)

Wrap that bitch in carbon fiber wrap, or paint it?

JRK5892 12-12-2012 11:28 AM

Re: aftermarket Headlight LED re-do
 
I did not think about the reflector... maybe i can tint it! or just shoot it flat black, that is a great idea thanks!

well i got one side done... i used some hot glue to hold them in place while the real glue set up on the 5 across the bottom...hot glue prob would have been fine but i have to put these back in the oven at 200* for 10 min to re seal them... did not want to have the hot glue melt out and become an issue... i am using superglue gel, on them, works great, i do it on motorcycle lamps all the time when i light them up... you just have to be careful not to get any on the tip of the LED itself as it will fog up... coming out great!


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back side
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TJXJWJ 12-12-2012 12:49 PM

Re: aftermarket Headlight LED re-do
 
Those halo rings look like the should now...nice and bright! The way they look out of the box is a little dim for my liking. I had those same lights and decided after a year to upgrade to the CCFL rings on the Gen3 projectors.

Yeah dude...I don't know about you, but I can't stand that orange. I'm sure someone on here will chime in about my deep-seeded hatred for "amber" lenses...heheheh.

I actually sent a set of amber lenses to get carbon-fiber dipped to JNL Hydrographics. They will eventually replace the ones I have in now, which are 3M vinyl wrapped. That will wait until the spring though.

TheStreet16 12-12-2012 01:04 PM

Re: aftermarket Headlight LED re-do
 
Wait....so you hate orange & amber? lol

TJXJWJ 12-12-2012 01:57 PM

Re: aftermarket Headlight LED re-do
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheStreet16 (Post 723619)
Wait....so you hate orange & amber? lol

maybe just a teensy bit....:lol:

TheStreet16 12-12-2012 02:31 PM

Re: aftermarket Headlight LED re-do
 
hahaha don't worry. They have group meetings for these types of things. I'm a memeber of the I Hate Chrome group. Thank god they haven't put those in headlights yet!

@JRK: but honestly, great looking Jeep! I agree with Tony that you should do something with the orange-amber since you've already got the lights open.

Gus9890 12-13-2012 01:18 AM

Re: aftermarket Headlight LED re-do
 
TJXJWJ DOES hate amber with a passion! lol

JRK5892 12-15-2012 10:11 AM

Re: aftermarket Headlight LED re-do
 
well then you will be pleased to know that this weekend i layed a semi gloss black down on the reflectors and then knocked them down with a Satin clear as well... ill get some pics up later this weekend or monday of the finished product assembled up!


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