2018 Wrangler JL LED headlights and tail lights at night

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Lights still covered but you can see the difference between LED and halogen headlights on the two prototypes. Also you can see how bright the LED tail lights are.


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Going from a JK with halogen to a new Sahara with the leds has been a treat. They did a great job with the led lights so far.
 

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Thanks for this!
 

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Going from a JK with halogen to a new Sahara with the leds has been a treat. They did a great job with the led lights so far.
This may be one of the things I'm looking forward to most. The JK's headlights are woeful.
 

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This may be one of the things I'm looking forward to most. The JK's headlights are woeful.
They upgraded them last year, the new LEDs on the Sahara and Rubicon are some of the best LED light out there, but like anything, you have to pay for them, especially if you got a basic Sport.

Even for stock incandescent there are a lot of options including putting in $40 NightHawk or Xtreme Vision bulbs is lighterally night & day difference for not much money or effort, or uograding to H3s, LEDs or HIDs, lotsa options.
 

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The fact that the Insurance Institute will be testing and evaluating headlights just as they do crash-worthiness will force manufacturers to improve lighting in order to gain good Safety scores.
We "shouldn't" have pay extra for basic Safety items, which lighting certainly is.
 

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The fact that the Insurance Institute will be testing and evaluating headlights just as they do crash-worthiness will force manufacturers to improve lighting in order to gain good Safety scores.
We "shouldn't" have pay extra for basic Safety items, which lighting certainly is.
Yeah, but the most surprising thing about those initial IIHs test was how far fromthe bottom the Wrangler actually was. Sure it was still poor, but even brand new models like the Hinds and others did worse, which was just laughable, even some LED were in the marginal range, and surprisingly some incandescents were actually in the good category.

The Wrangler has the challenge of respecting an old design feature in the 7" reflector that the others don't lphave to limit themselves to, yet they failed even harder.

There is no doubt that that IIHS test helped the LEDs go from Mopar accesories catalogue (First TruckLite then JWS) to option/build-sheet OEM design.

I think give it a few more years when LEDs are about the same price as incandescent, and then you'll see it standard on all of them; as until then there is still a large segment of Jeepers who just want the cheapest rig they can get their hands on, and don't want LEDs to bump up that base by $100+.
 

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I think it will be like airbags - before required, you had to pay extra. Nobody really offered them for free until required. If Jeep can make a few bucks off selling them to us, they will as long as possible.

Honestly leds are cheaper than halogens anymore in the rest of the world.
 

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