headlight mods - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 33 Old 05-21-2011, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
maxamillion
Registered User
1978 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Eagle River
Posts: 158
headlight mods

maybe im crazy but ive searched the forum and cant seem to find anything on what i need to put these led headlights in. i just aquired a set but was wondering if anyone had pics of the back of lights to see if the wiring connections are the same. and if im going to run anything in between lights and wiring or if its just a quick connection. thanks guys just cant pass up these lights.

maxamillion is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 33 Old 05-21-2011, 01:28 PM
CJunk
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 811
Led or hid? I haven't seen the led ones. The hid ones just plug in, but you should upgrade the wiring and add relays.
CJunk is offline  
post #3 of 33 Old 05-21-2011, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
maxamillion
Registered User
1978 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Eagle River
Posts: 158
yeah got some led ones like the ones in the hmmwv i think it has the hmmvw connections but its a 12v instead of 24v. i heard something about a fuse or relay in between them and the wiring but not sure. these are headlights from truck-light see if i can get some pics up of them
maxamillion is offline  
post #4 of 33 Old 05-21-2011, 03:13 PM
CJ258
Registered User
1974 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: El Centro, CA
Posts: 789
I saw some LEDs on ebay. Five diodes / light. Curious to see how they perform.
CJ258 is offline  
post #5 of 33 Old 05-21-2011, 03:36 PM
CJunk
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 811
Look here for the relay thread http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/he...t-mods-686559/
I have the hid's and did the relays. I'd like to see the led's.
CJunk is offline  
post #6 of 33 Old 05-21-2011, 05:30 PM
Mike Romain
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Off the Grid in Chester Grant
Posts: 18,089
Aren't LED headlights only for show? They don't really work to light up the road from what I have read and are totally not street legal.

If you mean HID, then see the page on relays: wiring for lights - JeepForum.com

Mike
86/00 CJ7 Laredo, 33x9.5 BFG AT's, 'glass nose to tail in '00, 'New' frame,wires and plumbing in '09. Carter BBD Carbed 4.0 HO in '10.
89 YJ Renegade. BBD Carbed 4.0 HO. Locked front and rear with 33x9.5 BFG AT's
Some Canadian Bush Jeep Runs and Build Photos:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
(10 new albums added Sept 16/10)
Mike Romain is offline  
post #7 of 33 Old 05-21-2011, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
maxamillion
Registered User
1978 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Eagle River
Posts: 158
im pretty sure they are legal and boy are they bright. thats whats on all the hmmwv's these days they got rid of the sealed bulbs and switched everything to the truck-light led's. the spotlights are even the led floodlights and you do not want to stand infront of those when they get turned on. you wont see for a while. truck-light has a section for military on their site, and boy i wish i could get ahold of some of those floodlights.http://www.truck-lite.com/webapp/wcs...0857&langId=-1
maxamillion is offline  
post #8 of 33 Old 05-21-2011, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
maxamillion
Registered User
1978 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Eagle River
Posts: 158
thanks cjjunk going through the other thread now.
maxamillion is offline  
post #9 of 33 Old 05-22-2011, 06:02 AM
danattherock
Registered User
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Rockingham,NC
Posts: 118
24 volt? Requires two batteries? Had to ask.
danattherock is offline  
post #10 of 33 Old 05-22-2011, 06:03 AM
danattherock
Registered User
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Rockingham,NC
Posts: 118
Interesting thread. I would like some brighter bulbs for my 81 CJ, but am not interested in a major overhaul, relays, etc.. Don't really have the skills or time to invest at the moment. Are there any good "plug and play" bulbs that would work as replacements for my factory style bulbs? Just looking for something brighter that will plug in and not need other upgrades, second battery, etc..
danattherock is offline  
post #11 of 33 Old 05-22-2011, 09:33 AM
CJunk
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 811
I looked on the site and it said 24 volt operation. You may need to get a module with the lamps. Although it also says 60% less power consumption, so I wonder if you would need to do the relays and upgraded wiring (it won't hurt to do anyway).
CJunk is offline  
post #12 of 33 Old 05-22-2011, 05:53 PM
Cutlass327
Web Wheeler
 
Cutlass327's Avatar
1978 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Beach City
Posts: 5,902
I've seen some LED headlights in the 4WDH catalog. They were DOT approved if I remember right. They were pricey though, $800 or so for them.

Without pics, it'd be hard to tell how they connect. As long as they aren't the 24v ones, shouldn't be too bad.

Rick

1978 CJ5 5.0HO/T177/D300, '86 D30/D44 WT axles, 'glass body, 31x10.5 BFG A/T, TDK galv'd frame - DD and weekend toy


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Cutlass327 is offline  
post #13 of 33 Old 05-22-2011, 10:14 PM
CJunk
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 811
Quote:
Originally Posted by danattherock View Post
Interesting thread. I would like some brighter bulbs for my 81 CJ, but am not interested in a major overhaul, relays, etc.. Don't really have the skills or time to invest at the moment. Are there any good "plug and play" bulbs that would work as replacements for my factory style bulbs? Just looking for something brighter that will plug in and not need other upgrades, second battery, etc..
No there isn't. Do the wiring upgrade first and you will see an improvement with just your stock bulbs. If you own a cj, its time to start learning some "skills".
CJunk is offline  
post #14 of 33 Old 05-23-2011, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
maxamillion
Registered User
1978 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Eagle River
Posts: 158
well the truck-light site sells both 12v led headlights and 24v for military. they should be the truck-lights that are on 4wd going for 270
Attached Images
 
maxamillion is offline  
post #15 of 33 Old 05-23-2011, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
maxamillion
Registered User
1978 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Eagle River
Posts: 158
im at work now but will take some pics of the ones i have hope to have them up this afternoon
maxamillion is offline  
Reply

Tags
headlight , headlight upgrade , led , wiring

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
headlight mods..... starfire340 Jeep CJ Forum 113 04-10-2016 09:25 AM
Headlight/Headlight Switch Fix - Preventive IdahoJeeper Jeep CJ Forum 9 08-01-2009 05:08 PM
360 mods going on !!! SparkyCJ7 Jeep CJ Forum 5 06-14-2009 09:20 PM
Need Help With Mods KINGJRK1974CJ5 Jeep CJ Forum 2 01-25-2008 11:39 PM
Hi, any mods that should be done first? Snowsk5054 Jeep CJ Forum 12 08-02-2004 10:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome