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Unread 12-12-2014, 07:40 AM   #1
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Advice for Headlight Housing

Alright its time for a headlight upgrade. I have read a few threads on converting such as the LED thread or the halogen thread. I have decided that I want to go with h4 bulbs and housings because there have been instances where LEDs do not get hot enough to melt snow off the lenses. I do not want to spend a whole bunch on everything but I also do not want to be the a** on the road blinding everyone.
I have been looking around on amazon and been looking over these products:

http://www.amazon.com/Autopal-H6054-...t+housing+6054

http://www.amazon.com/Pilot-Performa...t+housing+6054

http://www.amazon.com/Pilot-WI-HL6A-...SH7N0TD5H1C2HR

http://www.amazon.com/Chrome-Housing...XV73JB3XQ3X7KY

I also plan on running 100w bulbs so I need to know if any of these would not hold up to the heat.
If you guys have any other suggestions or cheaper housings that are glass, I would appreciate it.
Thanks in advance all.

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You don't want to be that a hole on the road but will be running 100w bulbs?
Any of those housings will be fine, you are going to melt your wiring harness before those housings.
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You don't want to be that a hole on the road but will be running 100w bulbs?
Any of those housings will be fine, you are going to melt your wiring harness before those housings.
Not to be rude but if you did any research before commenting, you would realize that you can safely run 100w bulbs without blinding people if you properly adjust them. Also I have already installed a Putco Headlight Harness.
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ECE (aka E-code) Autopal,Hella, IPF, Delta Tech, or Cibie are all good. Pick the price you're most comfortable, but you do get what you pay for.

While technically a good pattern with good aim will keep other drivers safe, 100w is a lot to risk going into someone's eyes and more light than I feel anyone needs. My 70/65w bulbs in Cibie housings are more than enough light for safe driving. Higher wattage bulbs also have shorter lifespans.

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You don't want to be that a hole on the road but will be running 100w bulbs?
Any of those housings will be fine, you are going to melt your wiring harness before those housings.
Wattage makes zero difference if you have proper housings and have them aimed correctly.

I run 100/80s and they're not even as bright as the stock headlights on my Ram.
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I haven't seen the Autopal e-codes on Amazon in a while - I usually direct people to this ebay store when they are looking for them: http://stores.ebay.com/Autopal-Lights

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Unread 12-12-2014, 05:58 PM   #8
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Wattage makes zero difference if you have proper housings and have them aimed correctly.

I run 100/80s and they're not even as bright as the stock headlights on my Ram.
That why I was kinda confused because I know most newer cars have brighter lights than 100w H4s.

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I haven't seen the Autopal e-codes on Amazon in a while - I usually direct people to this ebay store when they are looking for them: http://stores.ebay.com/Autopal-Lights

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Yeah I was originally looking for the E-Codes but no luck. Thanks for your link, I will check them out.

Quick question, I am pretty sure that I want glass lenses correct? I have seen some plastic front ones and I thought they were not high quality.
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E-codes are definitely what you want, and also 80/100w is what you'll want as well. I would not want any less light than that at all. That's what Im running and the light is good but as MC said its no better than a lot of vehicles factory lights nowadays.

And yes, glass.
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Recently wrote this: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/headlights-2891137/
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Unread 12-13-2014, 04:20 PM   #11
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I really like the thread and am glad it was made into a sticky.
I also do not want the awful "blue" tint the the cheap bulbs give off. This is a Jeep not a Honda
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Not to be rude but if you did any research before commenting, you would realize that you can safely run 100w bulbs without blinding people if you properly adjust them. Also I have already installed a Putco Headlight Harness.
You asked if 100w would melt those housing, I replied with your harness will melt before the housings. That comment is regardless of putco or not.

I know more about lighting than you will ever hope to know. And NOT A SINGLE one of those housings can handle a 100w without blinding. You need a housing with a cut off.


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Wattage makes zero difference if you have proper housings and have them aimed correctly.

I run 100/80s and they're not even as bright as the stock headlights on my Ram.
I have made the most important part of your post easier to see. None of his linked housings fit what I highlighted.
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Wattage makes zero difference if you have proper housings and have them aimed correctly.

I run 100/80s and they're not even as bright as the stock headlights on my Ram.
Wattage absolutely makes a difference. Even properly aimed, oncoming traffic will be under the cutoff of the low beams if you are coming over a crest or hill in the road. This is where restricting the low beam wattage will reduce the affect on others.

There are good bulbs out there with high watt high beams that retain 55 watt low beams.
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