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Unread 05-20-2013, 07:27 PM   #1
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Wj What off road lights to buy? Post your pics too!

I own a 99 Grand Cherokee Laredo, and I want to buy some off road lights for it. I want LEDs, but I'm on a budget. I want to try my best to keep it under $150 for two lights. I'll post links to a few I want to get. Feel free to review the lights if you own them or post pictures and suggestions of your own. Show me your setups!

1.*favorite* http://www.ebay.com/itm/36W-LED-Work...item2a2caa6d81

2. http://www.ebay.com/itm/230979068722...84.m1438.l2649

3. http://www.ebay.com/itm/271123776193...84.m1438.l2649

4. http://www.ebay.com/itm/2PCS-4INCH-1...01b904&vxp=mtr

Which one would you guys want? Keep price in mind. Cheers

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Unread 05-20-2013, 07:41 PM   #2
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With regards to your "favorite"

Here is an image I have of 2 16w led flood lights on the back of my jeep... It's not exactly the same, but it's the same degree of flood... however mine use high quality Cree LED's so although my wattage is slightly less, output may be different... Still gives you an idea.
http://www.hanma-auto.com/products/d...work-light-16w

I got them from this guy, right now he only has spot beams in stock.. this is for a pair, but he also sells singles...
http://www.amazon.com/LEDSTORE-Light-Driving-Truck-Motorcycle/dp/B00BMVYO44/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1369092007&sr= 1-2


in person it looks much whiter and brighter (the wall at 90 yrds is much brighter in person)... I'm just no photographer


It looks like your 3rd option is the same as the amazon store link I sent you... maybe check his prices b/t amazon/ebay...
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Unread 05-20-2013, 07:41 PM   #3
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You should be able to find some rigids for $150 for a pair. That it look up hanma LEDs with 10w Cree LEDs.
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Unread 05-20-2013, 07:49 PM   #4
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With regards to your "favorite"

Here is an image I have of 2 16w led flood lights on the back of my jeep... It's not exactly the same, but it's the same degree of flood... however mine use high quality Cree LED's so although my wattage is slightly less, output may be different... Still gives you an idea.
http://www.hanma-auto.com/products/d...work-light-16w

I got them from this guy, right now he only has spot beams in stock.. this is for a pair, but he also sells singles... you could put 4 across the front for about the same price as your favorite bar, with spot beam, and have gobs of light...
http://www.amazon.com/LEDSTORE-Light-Driving-Truck-Motorcycle/dp/B00BMVYO44/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1369092007&sr= 1-2


in person it looks much whiter and brighter... I'm just no photographer


It looks like your 3rd option is the same as the amazon store link I sent you... maybe check his prices b/t amazon/ebay...
Is 16w going to put out enough power? I'm not only going to use these off roading (not sand dunes or anything, slow off roading) but I'm going to use these driving in the country at night. It's pitch black and my HIDs don't show enough of the road. So do you thing 2 floods and 2 spots would be enough or would 2 LED light bars I suggested be better. Thanks
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Unread 05-20-2013, 07:51 PM   #5
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With regards to your "favorite"

Here is an image I have of 2 16w led flood lights on the back of my jeep... It's not exactly the same, but it's the same degree of flood... however mine use high quality Cree LED's so although my wattage is slightly less, output may be different... Still gives you an idea.
http://www.hanma-auto.com/products/d...work-light-16w

I got them from this guy, right now he only has spot beams in stock.. this is for a pair, but he also sells singles...
http://www.amazon.com/LEDSTORE-Light-Driving-Truck-Motorcycle/dp/B00BMVYO44/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1369092007&sr= 1-2


in person it looks much whiter and brighter (the wall at 90 yrds is much brighter in person)... I'm just no photographer


It looks like your 3rd option is the same as the amazon store link I sent you... maybe check his prices b/t amazon/ebay...
And what makes CREE LEDs better? I'm not being rude, I'm actually curious.
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Unread 05-20-2013, 07:54 PM   #6
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Is 16w going to put out enough power? I'm not only going to use these off roading (not sand dunes or anything, slow off roading) but I'm going to use these driving in the country at night. It's pitch black and my HIDs don't show enough of the road. So do you thing 2 floods and 2 spots would be enough or would 2 LED light bars I suggested be better. Thanks
I haven't seen the spots... but the floods I have are more than enough for offroading..

for country road driving I don't know how much farther the hanma spots will throw...

I'd probably want a mix of spots and floods if I was doing what you're describing... the spots centered up for down road country driving, with a couple floods to help the sides of the road...

You could always buy one of the hanma spots (for not that much), take it out at night, touch the leads to your 12v battery on a dark road and see how it looks to you...

Then from there decide if you like them and want more or if you want the bars.... I'm sure you can find a use for the hanma on the back or something if you don't like it (or even resell it)
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Unread 05-20-2013, 07:55 PM   #7
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Is 16w going to put out enough power? I'm not only going to use these off roading (not sand dunes or anything, slow off roading) but I'm going to use these driving in the country at night. It's pitch black and my HIDs don't show enough of the road. So do you thing 2 floods and 2 spots would be enough or would 2 LED light bars I suggested be better. Thanks
The 16w would be fine but you can get the same 4 led pods with 40w of output
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Unread 05-20-2013, 07:56 PM   #8
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And what makes CREE LEDs better? I'm not being rude, I'm actually curious.
I'm not sure?? That's just what I've heard when researching LEDs. Haha
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Unread 05-20-2013, 08:09 PM   #9
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LED's can vary tons when it comes to accurate color, the lens put on top, and efficiency... Cree is consistantly a leader when it comes to all three catagories..

A no name LED on a chinese knock-off light might be good or bad..

The fact Hanma has cree led at least speaks a little assurance in quality to me, real or perceived.

Epistar is also a good brand.

This shows briefly how an led is constructed... and towards the end how color/focus is achieved
http://www.creeledrevolution.com/learn/anatomy

These lights look almost identical to your top choice... give this thread a read... his pics go in order from lows, lows/highs, led, led/highs.. He bought the flood and they don't seem to have much more throw than his highs... if you want distance you want spots for sure.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/gener...ct-review.html
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Unread 05-20-2013, 08:23 PM   #10
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LOW BEAM



HIGH BEAM



KC's



LEDS



THE FRONT

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Unread 05-20-2013, 08:46 PM   #11
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That's one hell of a WJ. Anyone else have light suggestions?
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Unread 05-21-2013, 09:57 AM   #12
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GC, that's one sweet setup!
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Unread 05-21-2013, 02:34 PM   #13
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Not in your budget, but not too far over if you ask the right vendors. Rigid D2 driving beam mounted in the grille.



Nothing really in front of me to see, but the rigid's definitely brighten up all your surroundings, especially sides of the road/trail. They have a spot beam if you want long distance.

Low beams (retrofitted HID projectors) and fogs



Low beams, fogs and D2's

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Unread 05-21-2013, 05:27 PM   #14
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That's one hell of a WJ. Anyone else have light suggestions?
Cant have too much light.








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GC, that's one sweet setup!
Thanks, Wont be doing much to it until I move to Cali.



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Unread 05-21-2013, 05:39 PM   #15
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LOW BEAM



HIGH BEAM



KC's



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THE FRONT

HOLY **** that is some lights!!! lol
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