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Old 03-16-2019, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone done an LED swap of the headlights and come up with something that is actually brighter and has a good beam pattern with the stock reflector?

I was looking at some videos of the AuxBeam A2 9007 and it would seem to fit the bill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xV10qauaeU

https://www.amazon.com/Auxbeam-Headl...ustomerReviews
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Has anyone done an LED swap of the headlights and come up with something that is actually brighter and has a good beam pattern with the stock reflector?

I was looking at some videos of the AuxBeam A2 9007 and it would seem to fit the bill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xV10qauaeU

https://www.amazon.com/Auxbeam-Headl...ustomerReviews
No no no, the headlight reflectors are not designed for any LED bulbs
Some have done it and say it works but it will scatter more light than you get where you want and tick off everyone on the road
No amount of youtube/ videos/ facebook posts change any of that at all
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So is there no true "plug and play" LED bulbs for headlights/foglights/lightbars?

Does the color temp matter? Like, does 1,000 lumen Bright White beat the natural slightly yellow tint of stock bulbs?

Do people think they are better b/c of LED traits, like totally lighting up reflectors?
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Originally Posted by tommudd View Post
No no no, the headlight reflectors are not designed for any LED bulbs
Some have done it and say it works but it will scatter more light than you get where you want and tick off everyone on the road
No amount of youtube/ videos/ facebook posts change any of that at all
Generally I agree however these do in fact appear to do what they say. The beam pattern nearly matches 9007 stock bulbs. LEDS have come a long way in just a few years when it comes headlight bulbs vs. the basically useless things with giant heatsinks or fans from five years ago. If you look at some of the full headlight replacements like the AnzoUSA 881036 they really do "shine" with a great beam pattern and brightness. That said though, they don't fit the Liberty and $300 for a set of headlights is a bit nuts.
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Well I can tell you from personal experience that no HID, LED or halogen works good on a KJ.
I’ve had all three and currently running LEDs and light is still scattered like HIDs without the glare, but even expensive halogens suck
Also, you have to angle them down so far to be of any use and not blind everyone else that they then become useless
Halogen reflectors are not designed for any bulb but halogens and WILL scatter light no matter how far they’ve come or evolved over the last few years
The only way to properly run any other bulb is to have projector headlights and they are uglier than **** on these
And no, there is no 7” projector/LED JK headlight housing that will work for a KJ

Good example: my Q50S is completely LED and the headlight has ONE small LED (in a proper housing) for the high beams and is brighter, without scattered light, than any of these “plug and play” bulbs you can buy with 2+ LEDs

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Generally I agree however these do in fact appear to do what they say. The beam pattern nearly matches 9007 stock bulbs. LEDS have come a long way in just a few years when it comes headlight bulbs vs. the basically useless things with giant heatsinks or fans from five years ago. If you look at some of the full headlight replacements like the AnzoUSA 881036 they really do "shine" with a great beam pattern and brightness. That said though, they don't fit the Liberty and $300 for a set of headlights is a bit nuts.
No matter how far " they have come"
You are still dealing with a housing that was NOT designed for any other kind of bulb except the ones it cam stock with

Hate coming at any of the butt holes that run them anyways , but generally my Vision X Light Cannons pretty much let them know that they are blinding everyone else on the road .
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The chips in the more expensive bulbs are placed in the same locations as the filament in the oem bulbs. No issues
HIDs have hot spots and scatter. Those cheaper eBay brand ballasts flicker.
Jdm astar has a good line up for led
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I'm running the Auxbeam A2 9007 LED bulbs in my 2000 Durango and they were a big improvement over the Sylvania Xtravision bulbs that they replaced. I realize it isn't the same vehicle and I would have the same ones in my wifes 06 Liberty but she doesn't want them. I love them however and will be putting them in other vehicles as I can.
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Seems some of the posters here have all the answers, even if they're ones asking questions.

It's a miracle anyone posts anything at all anymore, since they are answering their own questions and debating those whom they've asked for an opinion.
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Well best you can do is post your “educated” opinion. Can’t change the world tho
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