Best halogen housing led bulb replacement

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S-V.4 LED Headlights
V.4 LED Fog Lights
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I know they cost more but HR sells LEDs for the Fog & Reverse lights.
https://headlightrevolution.com/2018-jeep-wrangler-jl-led-reverse-bulbs-1000-lumen/
https://headlightrevolution.com/201...-fog-light-bulb-upgrade-supernova-perfectfit/

I think I'm going to give the Beamtech Headlights a try though.
I little more for me but still much less than the Supernovas. My one concern is the chatter about LED not being warm enough to melt snow while driving. Im in the north East (S.Ontario) and we have plenty of wet accumulating snow.
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How have they worked out for you Stingrey?? Also in SW Ont, looking to upgrade my 2020... Thanks
 

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Doesn't exist although those that have done it will defend it to their death. The reflector isn't made for LED or HID. Scattered light that may blind oncoming drivers. Won't pass vehicle inspection if you have one in your state.
actually, I'm going to call BS on this post: after considerable research, there ARE LED bulbs that will work just fine with factory reflectors without excessive light scatter: I have them in my headlights (h13) and fogs (h8) in my pickup. they replaced aftermarket HID kits & there is a night and day difference between the amount of light scatter of the styles.
basically, I"ll let you know the style to avoid at all cost & the one that you should be looking for.
Primarily, and this goes for most led replacement bulbs, avoid at all costs, the ones with the diodes completely surrounding the bulb: this is where all the scatter comes from & with these type of bulbs, cannot be prevented.
the type to look for is the type that are more flat with led chips that are basically back-to-back: and the closer they are together, the better light pattern/less scatter. one of the reasons that this style works is that the chips are aligned consistent with the position of the factory bulb's filament (the filaments in each style of bulb are "tuned" per se to the reflector, so when you align the chips with the height of the filament & then direct the light from the chips to the sides, it creates a more factory style beam pattern with less scatter)
when I had my HID'S in, there wasn't a time that went by, even during the day that I didn't get flashed at least once: once I switched out to the proper led bulbs, I have yet to be flashed (unless I accidentally hit the switch for my 54" light bar & don't realize it :facepalm:).
I have had my led's in my truck for the past 3 years & they're still as bright as they ever were & without the scatter, far better than even my HID's). pics are of the style I'm running in my truck with absolutely zero scatter:
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Back in the JK forum there was a photometric specialist that did extensive testing with a range of bulbs for the Wrangler and using the same equipment for light measurement that bulb manfacturers used. His conclusion was there wasn't an acceptable bulb design in the Jeep reflector. Could some giant leap in design have been made in the last few years? Possible. But the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the factory halogen and led lights in the JL as poor so I would say not very likely. Think I'll go with the experts findings rather than your anecdotal opinion.
 

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Back in the JK forum there was a photometric specialist that did extensive testing with a range of bulbs for the Wrangler and using the same equipment for light measurement that bulb manfacturers used. His conclusion was there wasn't an acceptable bulb design in the Jeep reflector. Could some giant leap in design have been made in the last few years? Possible. But the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the factory halogen and led lights in the JL as poor so I would say not very likely. Think I'll go with the experts findings rather than your anecdotal opinion.
What scatter pattern are you seeing in the LED replacement bulbs that is no good? Is it the horizontal or vertical? The reason I ask, is that my cutoff vertically is as good if not better than the halogen. Horizontal scatter imo doesn’t mean too much regarding oncoming traffic. Who knows, maybe technology has made a leap in the last few years, but I am impressed with the LED bulbs I purchased.
 

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What scatter pattern are you seeing in the LED replacement bulbs that is no good? Is it the horizontal or vertical? The reason I ask, is that my cutoff vertically is as good if not better than the halogen. Horizontal scatter imo doesn’t mean too much regarding oncoming traffic. Who knows, maybe technology has made a leap in the last few years, but I am impressed with the LED bulbs I purchased.
It will vary based on the reflector. For vehicles with halogen the reflector is designed to work with the light pattern of the bulb it uses. Leds do not have the same 360 degree pattern of a halogen so the reflection is going to be different. I'm just going by what some experts have tested and said. Having been an engineer that is the way I was trained instead of looking at a pattern on a garage door.
 

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