I have many vehicles in the past and it seems that my new '09 JK lights are terrible. I haven't taken it out in the rain since this week and by golly, I could not see my light shined on the wet surface at all. I can see the light from other vehicles next to me. For goodness sake, it is 2009 model! My 03 Mazda has much better light in the rain.
Does anyone know if the OEM fog lights help!? My X does not come with them.
Most of my driving is in the city, so it doesn't bother me because the streets are already lit up really good- hell I could drive with no lights and not have a problem. But in the country its another story. Anytime I am in the country at night, I turn on the factory fogs, and they make a big difference since they are lighting up the area immediately in front of you really well.
Of course if I'm in the country an there are no other cars around, I flip on all my added lights
Mine were out of adjustment from the factory I adjusted them now they are better, Still wish I had factory fogs though because there is room for improvement. Im fairly new to the jeep thing but I get the "it's a jeep thing" because I also have a H-D.
Last edited by asuperheat; 11-16-2008 at 07:44 AM..
The stock lights are Phillips standard H13 bulbs and have a nominal 1000 lumen output; if you aim them correctly, they work as well as any stock light will.
Phillips makes two bulbs with higher lumen output that they use as OE in Europe; that continent takes lighting much more seriously and sets a higher standard. I've put in the Phillips Visionplus (+50) bulbs and they are vastly superior with a nominal output of 1250 lumens. If you can find the Phillips Visionplus (+80), go for it; they whale on anything else in this category that is legal to use.
Bulbs to avoid are the very popular blue-tinted fake HID bulbs that most autoparts stores carry. They only appear to have more light because your eyes aren't able to focus blue light; this isn't good for a person who actually wants to see the road.
If you still want more light, supplemental lights are great. But read your local codes and use them correctly and responsibly or you'll get a ticket --- maybe even cause an accident.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.- Helen Keller