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Unread 02-01-2010, 09:21 AM   #1
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Is h4 headlights the best?

Was just curious what type of headlights are the brightest for YJ's? Is h4's the best? if so what type have you guys tried out? Or what do you recommend. Also is there addition wiring needed or simply plug and play?

Also anyone having trouble with searches now? I keep getting an error when I try now?

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Unread 02-01-2010, 09:40 AM   #2
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THere are H4 conversion kits out there for the YJ. i personally have the IPF H4 head light housings and the IPF phat boy bulbs, they are the best headlight i have ever seen, i personally like them better than HID's. With those bulbs i did not need new wiring, how ever i did melt one of the crappy plastic connectors on the stock harness, so i just pulled the connector apart and sodder crimped on new connector to each wire, that way the heat can disapate. Havent had an issue now for over a year.
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Unread 02-01-2010, 09:59 AM   #3
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Im planning on getting these.
I have purchased from them before and they are good quality.
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What wattage you get will depend on if you need to update the wiring or not.
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after I installed a heavy duty wiring harness to eliminate the voltage drop, I used IPF H4 housings with Silvania Silverstar Ultra H4 bulbs, and I had more light than most higher end luxury sedans and SUVs, and the ricers cant believe my lights outshine their "cool blue" drop ins

The Silverstars aren't the best bulbs to use either, I got them because I was in a bind.
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I got some cheap H4 housings from ebay and they're much better than stock, but I'd still rather have some Hella E-code housings or IPF for better light distribution.

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I got some Pilot H4 conversion housings on my YJ and put Silverstar H4 bulbs in them. While they are brighter and better than stock, personally I am saving up to get an HID kit to put in the housings instead. If you want bright light you can't beat HIDs. I installed and HID conversion kit on my Hayabusa and I absolutely love them! I like them so much I want to put a set in my YJ and my tow rig
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Unread 02-01-2010, 01:13 PM   #7
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So whats the difference in h4 and HID?
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HID stands for high intesity discharge. It uses a gas to create the light. Not amp it like a normal filiment bulb does. Personally I have yet to see a head light that is made to run an HID bulb (projectors are needed to run HIDs) that looks good on a jeep. If you want good light out put with out having to do alot of wiring just get a set of H4 housings and some good H4 bulbs (ipf,Hellas, delta,) something like that. Stay away from off brand lights. There is nothing out there to regualte the output of lights except if there dot or not. Some companys will say there optical out put is super high or that the actual wattage is super high but that doesn't always mean the lights will be bright (ask me how I know)
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Check out the Autopal ones on ebay, they are nice I've had 2 sets and you can't beat the price, metal back glass front and come with bulbs.
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Hi all, great thread, could someone tell me what kind of a wiring harness is recommended to properly upgrade?
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has anybody here ponied up the big $$ for a set of these LED's yet?


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So whats the difference in h4 and HID?
An H4 is simply the style of connector being used to tie into the wiring harness. When you out HIDs in a jeep you must use an H4 connector to plug it in.

What you mean is what is the difference between HALOGEN and HID, as you can get both with the h4 connectors.

As to the differences, halogen lights are the stock/common lights in most vehicle on the roads. HIDs use a xenon gas inside the bulb which draws a lot more powers putting out a lot more light, but if not properly aimed, it's useless glare.


I'm personally a fan of the LED headlights however Trucklite is out of my price range, so I'm building my own.
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has anybody here ponied up the big $$ for a set of these LED's yet?


http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f43/t...roved-1750410/
My room mate has a round pair for his cj, and they are quite good. Brighter than my h4 conversion with stock wiring and 100watt high beam bulbs. Also more even light distribution. About on par with my rigid d2's. If you love light, they're pretty sweet.
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Trucklite LEDs are bright , I personally ordered a set of bi Xeon hid retro fitted h4 housings using FXR projector, gatlin gun shroud ,and a 4300k temp bulb I will not see them until January/February since I am on a waiting list.
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An H4 is simply the style of connector being used to tie into the wiring harness. When you out HIDs in a jeep you must use an H4 connector to plug it in.

What you mean is what is the difference between HALOGEN and HID, as you can get both with the h4 connectors.

As to the differences, halogen lights are the stock/common lights in most vehicle on the roads. HIDs use a xenon gas inside the bulb which draws a lot more powers putting out a lot more light, but if not properly aimed, it's useless glare.


I'm personally a fan of the LED headlights however Trucklite is out of my price range, so I'm building my own.
HID lights use much LESS power when compared to conventional or halogen. Usually less than half.

HID lights are comparable to street lights as they are a subtype of modern arc lights. There are metal salts as well as different gases, not just xenon. There are mercury vapor, metal halide ect. Depends on which bulb chosen.

When the arc is initiated, the metal salts evaporate forming plasma which increases the lights intensity and reduces the power demand.

HID's are a generic term like Kleenex. They are everywhere. Sports arenas streetlights, movie sets. The light has the ability to be very natural.

I will switch to LED when they can match my HID's. Getting better, but not yet.

And last, all lights need to be aimed.
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