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Author Topic: LED headlights vs aux lighting  (Read 10565 times)

Screaming Bear

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LED headlights vs aux lighting
« on: November 14, 2014, 12:25:13 PM »

I would rather replace my 7" headlights first and be DOT legal. JW Speaker is too expensive, KC Hilites still pricey but nice , Trucklite / GE okay, Sylvania? Peterson bright but blotchy. Anzo might work but I can't find comparison test or reviews. I would like to spend around $350 for the pair. Are driving lights legal, I would probably get a 10" combo if I wouldn't get pulled over.
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2014, 01:00:48 PM »

Have you considered hids? I have them in my jeep and truck and really like them and they put out a lot of light for the price. Not sure about driving lights but I know a few guys who go tickets for uncovered light bars the weren't even on.
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2014, 02:22:31 PM »

Leds are nice but I'm just too cheap with mine, I do get people flashing high beams occasionally with the hids
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norcal_chris

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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2014, 10:06:27 PM »

Hid bulbs in halogen housings make me want to run you off the road
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2015, 05:46:24 PM »

I didn't know you were into lighting.
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connor0770

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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2015, 08:45:35 PM »

There's something cool about turning the night into sunlight. Lights are just cool
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2015, 08:50:57 PM »

I bought a 20in led bar off amazon for less than 60 bucks.  I should have done that a long time ago. It kicks ass.

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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2015, 06:10:01 PM »





I paid 85 bucks for my 44 in off amazon that pic is from under my led street light
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2016, 07:31:04 PM »

No offense, but that's a ton of cash for some lights.
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RockWoRM

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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2016, 05:18:50 PM »

bump... the LJ came with KC lights on the bumper and windshield hinge mounts. they are bright and work fine. I am wondering if I should change them out for LED lights in order to draw less amps??? opinions/thoughts???
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timatoe

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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2016, 06:58:32 PM »

Do a side by side comparison with another vehicle with LED's before buying anything. The comparison Headlight Revolution did on YouTube was good, but I wasted money with that experiment. I'm back to Truck-Lite headlights and cheapo light bars.

You still have the small ones or no?
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2016, 10:32:56 PM »

Ahh, if I ever get a bender and build a new tire carrier I want to mount a couple of small ones like that for reverse lights on a toggle for camp set up lights.
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Mr.B

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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2016, 11:02:09 AM »

I'm just curious, how much night wheeling do you do?
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2016, 03:37:41 PM »

Haha. Well now that you have what you want, maybe its time to upgrade your high mounted lizard light. :biggrin:
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2017, 06:51:31 AM »

I'm just curious, how much night wheeling do you do?

What do you mean? Night wheeling is when the party starts!  :cheers2: :2thumbsup:
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Mr.B

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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2017, 07:19:36 AM »

The Question was asked to The Bear Whisperer, not to you. We all know what your MO is. :flipoff:



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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2017, 10:04:46 AM »

Gotta wheel till the sun comes up  :peep:
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2017, 11:18:46 AM »

Nope, that's my sleepy time.
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Mr.B

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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2018, 10:09:18 AM »

All I can think about is watching old X-Files shows, with Mulder and Scully driving down a dark road. When suddenly a super bright light is coming at them. :rofl:
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2018, 10:19:48 AM »

Get those and then side by side 50" light bars above the windshield and you'll be all set.
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