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Old 03-15-2016, 02:27 PM   #10

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Re: HOWTO: Upgrade 7 Sealed Beam Headlights to 2007-15 Jeep Wrangler Headlights

Originally Posted by andrewmp6 View Post
I could have done it for less then a 100 bucks tho,With 7 inch hella h4 lights for 40 bucks and a putco harness 38 bucks all off amazon.
You have to be careful.

The Jeep reflectors are guaranteed DOT approved and they use the very available 9000 series lamps that can be purchased at any auto parts store.

Some of the Hella reflectors don't have DOT approval, dual beam H4 bulbs are not as easy to find locally, and DOT approved H4 replacement lamps are even more difficult to find locally... online doesn't count.

I run OEM LED lamps on my Polaris Sportsman 500HO and they are very impressive. There are DOT approved 7" LED headlamps and reflectors now that are not extremely expensive... Around $200 each. But these Jeep reflectors with decent 9008 lamps are some pretty good bang for the buck.

Originally Posted by andrewmp6 View Post
And the hellas are glass they will never turn yellow or get that oxidation stuff on them.
Oxidation can be stopped by applying clear Lamin-X or similar as a UV shield. I use Lamin-X on my 2009 Impala and my 2005 VW... I used the Amber film on the driving lights. Much better in driving snow and actual fog.
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