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I just want to say thank you to everyone here, helping me out. It really means a lot to me.





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Don't spend 400 on those.

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They're "kong style" and they're availabe on ebay and ali express. I paid 250 but supposedly there's places you can get them for 200.
Also you can probably paint them black on the inside around the lights right? You know black it out
 

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I installed "King Kong"..paid $235 including shipping charges . Delivered in 5 days.
Also, You need an adapter.

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Work in progress, should be done today along with grille insert repaint.
DLR wired to aux switch, latching ignition recall, not the most elegant option, but functional for now. Will see if I can rewire to fender DLR later.

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I installed "King Kong"..paid $235 including shipping charges . Delivered in 5 days.
Also, You need an adapter.

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Where do you get the adapter? Can you get it from the same vendor?
 

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Work in progress, should be done today along with grille insert repaint.
DLR wired to aux switch, latching ignition recall, not the most elegant option, but functional for now. Will see if I can rewire to fender DLR later.

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What in the sweet baby Jesus are those lights they look sick. How much you pay and how good of visibility do you get.
 

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What in the sweet baby Jesus are those lights they look sick. How much you pay and how good of visibility do you get.
I bought mine from eBay, but they are also selling on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/KIWI-MASTER-...r+jl&qid=1555556246&s=gateway&sr=8-2-fkmrnull
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Here is my honest opinion on these headlights, coming from stock halogens, they are bright, super bright, probably 3-4x brighter than my halogens, but I find the optics inside do NOT scatter light like many other aftermarket LEDs, it makes a sharp cut-off in a cone shaped area, see my last pic, and they are pointed down low as is, no need for adjustments on my Jeep. Now, if you do want to adjust them, there is no screw adjuster on the housing like the factory assembly, you have to add washers between housing and the rivnuts on the frame, which is a straightforward process.

With the low beams on, the vertical bulbs light up, while high beam leaves the low beam bulb on and turn on the two horizontal bulbs at the same time, so you can short and long range illumination. I wired my DRL to Aux 4 switch so I can manually set it, with just the DRL on during the day, it looks absolutely amazing, I get plenty of head turns and lookie loos driving around, and people complimenting on the headlights when I park.

I have not experienced any incoming flashes telling me my headlights are too bright or too high. I have even verified this myself by standing a good 50ft away at regular sedan seating level and looking straight on at the headlights, not blinding.

I'm at work and night here so I won't be able to take decent photos with the Jeep for a while, my phone doesn't have enough dynamic range to capture both the light and the Jeep at the same time. But I'll take more decent photos with it during the weekend and sunny out.
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I bought mine from eBay, but they are also selling on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/KIWI-MASTER-...r+jl&qid=1555556246&s=gateway&sr=8-2-fkmrnull
2815BB96-D53D-441B-8452-16045822FF86.jpeg

Here is my honest opinion on these headlights, coming from stock halogens, they are bright, super bright, probably 3-4x brighter than my halogens, but I find the optics inside do NOT scatter light like many other aftermarket LEDs, it makes a sharp cut-off in a cone shaped area, see my last pic, and they are pointed down low as is, no need for adjustments on my Jeep. Now, if you do want to adjust them, there is no screw adjuster on the housing like the factory assembly, you have to add washers between housing and the rivnuts on the frame, which is a straightforward process.
With the low beams on, the vertical bulbs light up, while high beam leaves the low beam bulb on and turn on the two horizontal bulbs at the same time, so you can short and long range illumination. I wired my DRL to Aux 4 switch so I can manually set it, with just the DRL on during the day, it looks absolutely amazing, I get plenty of head turns and lookie loos driving around, and people complimenting on the headlights when I park.
I'm at work and night here so I won't be able to take decent photos with the Jeep for a while, my phone doesn't have enough dynamic range to capture both the light and the Jeep at the same time. But I'll take more decent photos with it during the weekend and sunny out.
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Looks good. The Halo Version in Amazon ( same manufacturer got a bad review )
 

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Oh wow for that cheap! How well do they work?
You can run the drl off the heated seat circuit.
And these are unreal. I was super impressed with them Definitely better than the sealed 7s
 

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Looks good. The Halo Version in Amazon ( same manufacturer got a bad review )
Yep, I'm aware of that, the low rating on the other round version seems to be due to two reasons:
1) scattering light everywhere and blinding incoming traffic
2) buyers not knowing how to adjust the headlight beams/no instructions (but honestly you don't need any instructions, it's a very straight forward process even for a newbie like myself)

but it seems these have ducked the first 1) issue which leads to not need to resort to 2), I have not experienced any incoming flashes telling me my headlights are too bright or too high. I have even verified this myself by standing a good 50ft away at regular sedan seating level and looking straight on at the headlights, not blinding.

I suspect it might be due to the placement of the LED bulbs, the other "problematic" unit seems to have the high/low beam bulbs swapped locations.

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I went on the cheaper side and bought the amazon Hikari h13 LED headlight bulbs, their really good quality and have low and high beem, color is 6000k with 12000lm and they were 89$ they also come with the cambia so your car doesn’t throw any codes or light flickering... they install under 20 mins my photos are not the best first pic shows the difference of stock and the LED, you can see how stock are yellowish as well as my fog lights, second picture shows the after with both Headlights LED

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