Originally Posted by tjkj2002
HID is so old tech these days.Plus it is illegal to put a HID bulb in a halogen housing and why all those kits are sold "offroad use only".
For over 30 years I ran Euro non sealed beam headlights in various VWs and BMWs without any problems and thats in VA with year state mandated safety inspections. Even ran 100w bulbs in the high beams w/o any problems. Miss the good ole days when you could just drop in some Cibie or Hella non sealed beam headlights and vastly improve the lighting in a vehicle.
For JKs, CJs et al LED headlights are an easy drop in. Someone also makes a 4.5 round LED foglight for JKs.
Never saw HIDs as having any advantage over good halogen lights other than the cool factor of halos. Dont remember seeing anyone using HIDs at Daytona, Sebring, Le Mans or Baja.
With the EPA mandating higher and higher mpgs LEDS will become standard equipment in more vehicles since they give designers the opportunity to design lighter and more aero friendly front ends and they all dont put the demands on the vehicles lectrical system like HIDs and halogens.
Wouldnt mind adding driving and pencil beam LEDs to by GC if the cost was reasonable and the installation easy. Then figure out a way for all the lights to be on at the smae time fogs, highs, lows, pencils and driving lights or just fogs or pencils.