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Unread 09-26-2014, 06:17 PM   #1
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Another YJ light thread....

Ok guys i know there are a few of these but some of this stuff has me confused.

First off, i was going to do the wiring mod but found this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/161373981690

Plug and play is nice, plus the price is close to what relay and inline fuses and splices could cost.

Second is everyone talks about the H4 upgrade. Is this bulb a HID wannabe? I know HID's in non HID housings kinda suck for the other people around. Want to find a set of lights that give me great light but dont get me flashed constantly on low, I DO NOT WANT to install ballasts.

Ive seen a lot of different posts and opinions but my biggest question i guess is whats the big deal with the H4 conversion?

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Unread 09-26-2014, 07:26 PM   #2
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I was under the impression the h4 housings were just shells that take regular screw in bulbs, vs replacing the 6054 headlight as a whole unit. Then there are the ones that are e-code which is just a different light pattern. While I havent messed with any of this, what I can tell you from research is the relay/harness will be the first step. That alone will whiten/brighten the standard bulbs enough to most peoples liking. My friend did the relay and some high end regular lights similar to silverstar but something else, needless to say he was blinding me all the way home last week.
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Unread 09-26-2014, 07:30 PM   #3
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I recommend the wiring mod if your headlight circuit is suffering from low voltage.

Then for headlights I like the GE Nighthawk. A nice white light, still legal, sealed beam tough, reliable, and a fairly well cut lens for an el cheapo headlight.
These were better than the regular halogens, or the silverstars that I had.

I like sealed beam for my primary headlights. They will handle being submerged (you never know) and are pretty tough with rock hits.
I think it's a waste getting all fancy with headlights.

Then run this setup for off road use. HID's and LED's mixed. HID's still have a distance advantage over LED, so I run both. How do you say daylight?


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Unread 09-26-2014, 07:36 PM   #4
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Ya i didnt really get why everyone talked about H4's so much... I mean ya a bulb easier to change but those sealed beams can be picked up everywhere..... Better get on it man!


That is a lot of light! hahaha did you do a plug and play kit or cut and splice status??? I wanna keep everything square on the YJ just to further bug the round headlight guys.
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Plug and play.

And those H-4's suck. If you barely touch the bulbs, they're cooked. I have not had the best luck with H-4.
I prefer putting my money where it counts. The real stuff up top.

40 bucks for two and they are pretty darn good headlights. Just be sure to aim them the way you want em.

http://www.amazon.com/GE-H6054NH-Nig...ype=automotive
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Unread 09-26-2014, 09:16 PM   #6
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I've had great luck with H4 bulbs. They are available everywhere sealed beams are sold. If you accidentally touch the bulb, you just have to wipe it off with alcohol. I run Cibie E-code housings with 55/60 watt bulbs and have all the light I could want.
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How much do those E code housings run?
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Plug and play.

And those H-4's suck. If you barely touch the bulbs, they're cooked. I have not had the best luck with H-4.
I prefer putting my money where it counts. The real stuff up top.

40 bucks for two and they are pretty darn good headlights. Just be sure to aim them the way you want em.

http://www.amazon.com/GE-H6054NH-Nig...ype=automotive
Im looking into those right meow. I realy think ill try to find a sealed assembly that looks not so stock just to have something a bit different.
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How much do those E code housings run?
I want to say mine were $78. Each


http://www.headlightservices.com/Headlamps.html


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I still need to get better comparison photos on a nice dark road, but I have these for now.





The halogen pattern by itself.



The E-code pattern by itself. 55w. No relay upgrade.
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I have also had good results with the H4 Halogens, but you do need to upgrade the wiring to get the best results..... One thing I like about them is the wide range of different wattage bulbs you can get to fit the housings. I run ones with the stock 55w lowbeams and 100w Highbeams, I use a continuous duty solenoid rather than a relay for switching them with excellent results.
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Unread 09-27-2014, 04:53 PM   #12
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Grabbed a set on ebay to try! I also have the plug and play relay harnes on the way also! Hope it turns out as good as it is in my head!
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Ive got h4 autopal housing in my jeep with 60w hella bulbs. They work MUCH better than the stock lights.
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Unread 09-27-2014, 09:28 PM   #14
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I'm installing plug and play relays from Octane Lighting tomorrow, along with Hella H4 housings. I'll report back, but they can't be any worse than what I've got in now are.
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Unread 09-27-2014, 10:08 PM   #15
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I did ecode (not the diamond cut crap ) h4 housings and a upgraded harness in my XJ. It was big improvement over the stock lighting however it sucks compared to my retrofitted hid's in my YJ.
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