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Does anyone know the warranty period for factory LED headlights?

How about the Mopar aftermarkets?

Considering the Mopar LED headlights are in the $800 range I hope they are warrantied longer than 12 months.

The reason I ask is because Honda Accords have been known to have LED lights fail within 1-2 years.

I may stay with factory halogens and possibly upgrage just the bulbs. This way if a bulb fails it can easily be replaced by inserting a halogen bulb on the go.

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I'm about 99% sure they are covered under the 3yr/36Kmile warranty.
 

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After reading the mopar catalog it appears most parts come with 2 year warranty. If the part is installed on a newer vehicle that is still covered by 3/36, then part warranty will be extended to 3 years.

I’m most likely buying a Sport so stuck with halogens for now and may upgrade later as more aftermarket options are available.

Hopefully the LED heaglights/fender/fogs are not easily accessible by thieves otherwise they may become a hot commodity. I’ve heard plenty of stories of LED fog lights being targeted by thieves on multiple vehicles.
 

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Interesting point. I’m really considering going LED for the halo rings and white running/yellow turning signals on the flares. But then I saw Diodedynamics have their own LED plugin lights for the halogen set that ultimately do the same thing for about 1/3 of the price https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/fo...jl-wrangler-switchback-turn-signal-leds.3166/
I aways have a hard time believing that anything could do « the exact same thing for about a 1/3 of the price »...
If it costs less, there’s a reason to it
 

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I aways have a hard time believing that anything could do « the exact same thing for about a 1/3 of the price »...
If it costs less, there’s a reason to it
That’s why I said “ultimately” lol. I still want to see brightness comparisons and if you went with aftermarket you’d lose the halo ring and factory look but I’m assuming replacement costs would be cheaper once warranty was up. I’m still leaning towards going Factory LED but my opinion still isn’t concrete of which route I’m going.
 

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After reading the mopar catalog it appears most parts come with 2 year warranty. If the part is installed on a newer vehicle that is still covered by 3/36, then part warranty will be extended to 3 years.

I’m most likely buying a Sport so stuck with halogens for now and may upgrade later as more aftermarket options are available.

Hopefully the LED heaglights/fender/fogs are not easily accessible by thieves otherwise they may become a hot commodity. I’ve heard plenty of stories of LED fog lights being targeted by thieves on multiple vehicles.
Usually they take entire vehicle, or do a smash and grab on stuff. Guess it depends on where you are parked, but one would think spending time to get lights would not be worth risk
 
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Usually they take entire vehicle, or do a smash and grab on stuff. Guess it depends on where you are parked, but one would think spending time to get lights would not be worth risk
They’ll steal just about anything including the passenger doors off this camry.

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Interesting point. I’m really considering going LED for the halo rings and white running/yellow turning signals on the flares. But then I saw Diodedynamics have their own LED plugin lights for the halogen set that ultimately do the same thing for about 1/3 of the price https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/fo...jl-wrangler-switchback-turn-signal-leds.3166/
by same thing, I think you mean the temperature of the light is similar, the actual output and specific housing design are not setup to maximize the light output, sure it is 1/3 the price, but it is in no way even close to the same thing, in real life it honestly may be only a slight improvement enough to justify the price, but not anywhere close to the performance of the OEM leds.
 

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First off LED are extremely reliable, the failures you are reading about are almost certainly the electronics and not the LED itself. So the question becomes the are the 3rd party electronics better or worse than the OEM product. Given that auto companies have been dealing with electrical systems longer than any 3rd party I wouldn’t recommend taking the risk. Remember the enviromental demands of auto electronics are extreme, so the OEM specifications and testing requirements are severe. External electrical components endure many many cycles of heat and cold over years of service. Finely, electronics suffer from infant mortality, this means that the majority of failures happen relatively early in the lifetime of the product, said differently, if the headlights are going to fail it’s very likely it will happen during the warranty period.
 

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LED package gets you more than just the headlights, so you can't compare the cost of the LED package vs. a pair of aftermarket LED headlights.
FCA is top shelf for quality?
 

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I personally don't care for the halo headlights. I bit too much bling for me. I would like LED for better visibility, So I'll likely go aftermarket.
 

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LED package gets you more than just the headlights, so you can't compare the cost of the LED package vs. a pair of aftermarket LED headlights.
FCA is top shelf for quality?
When it comes to electronics the OEM’s are the safer bet for two reasons. First, cars/trucks are systems not simply a bunch of components and only the OEM’s can understand the full impact of a single component on the entire system. Second, the qualification process for any electrical component in a car/truck is truly daunting, I work in the semiconductor industry and understand the depths to which electrical components are designed and tested. I can’t speak for assembly or workmanship errors at FCA but at an electrical component level and/or system design standpoint no 3rd party has anywhere near the resources of the OEM.
 

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All I can say is after having some time with these LEDs, they are like gods flashlight, I love them and they are worth every penny IMHO.... best headlights I’ve ever had by a wide margin, they blow away my overland GC and every recent luxury brand I’ve driven.
 
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All I can say is after having some time with these LEDs, they are like gods flashlight, I love them and they are worth every penny IMHO.... best headlights I’ve ever had by a wide margin, they blow away my overland GC and every recent luxury brand I’ve driven.
Great news.
Hopefully the mopar aftermarket headlights will provide the same results in the Sport. They claim to be same as production.
 

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