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Unread 05-07-2014, 09:22 PM   #1
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Which 6" Long Range Driving Lights?

I will probably eventually put an LED light bar (somewhere between 10"-17") on the front of my Jeep for off roading, but also would like to put a pair of 6" round lights on the front (for that classic Jeep look) that I would use as long range driving lights when on the pavement at night.

What is the best 'bang for the buck' quality light that I should look in to? Thanks.

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Unread 05-07-2014, 10:02 PM   #2
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Hella Rallye 4000 halogen for the old school look, but they are 8".

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X2 for Hella Rallye lights, lotsa light, inexpensive compared to xenon/led-yet somewhat pricey, higher power draw, but they work at a distance.
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Unread 05-08-2014, 12:59 AM   #4
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Those Hella 4000s halogens are huge and heavy (6lbs) but extremely well made. They come with 100wt bulbs but you can swap in 130 watts for even more light. They are illegal in my state (Nevada) for anything other than off road use though.
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I will probably eventually put an LED light bar (somewhere between 10"-17") on the front of my Jeep for off roading, but also would like to put a pair of 6" round lights on the front (for that classic Jeep look) that I would use as long range driving lights when on the pavement at night.

What is the best 'bang for the buck' quality light that I should look in to? Thanks.
I'm a big fan of the KC HiLites SlimLite. They make them in long range, driving and fog beams. They have an all metal body and hold up really well. They also come with a harness to wire everything up with a relay. Let me know if you're interested in a quote or if you have any questions!

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Unread 05-08-2014, 08:07 AM   #6
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I have some KC Day-lighters on my jeep, the long range kind. I am very happy with them. When driving on dark roads, everything and them some is visible. WIth these lights you can easily spot deer on the side of the road 100 yards away.
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Here's a thread from a few years ago:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/o...lights-996667/
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Thanks for the link to the old thread. That was an interesting read. I also got on the KC website and learned some stuff there. The first HID light I looked at was expensive! Near $1000 for the pair - definitely more than I want to spend on lights! But then there was also the 35 watt HID's for around $340/pair. I wonder how they would perform/compare to the 6" 100 watt or 130 watt SlimLites?

So I guess my 3 types of light choices are Halogen, HID or LED? It sounded like most people really liked the Halogen type lights in the old thread that was listed above, but it's also a couple years old, so wondering if a lot more people are going HID now, or still preferring Halogen lights based on price and 'bang for the buck'?
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Once you try HID or LEDs (they are both good) you’ll never go back to halogens.
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Unread 05-09-2014, 04:51 AM   #11
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Have you upgraded your regular headlights yet? If not, then that is the first thing to do. Truck Lites LED headlights are great, especially when you use the anti flicker pig tail. They are street legal, so you get the benefit of using them at all times. The difference between them and the stock headlights is night and day. I just installed mine last Friday.
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Unread 05-09-2014, 10:43 AM   #12
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Have you upgraded your regular headlights yet? If not, then that is the first thing to do. Truck Lites LED headlights are great, especially when you use the anti flicker pig tail. They are street legal, so you get the benefit of using them at all times. The difference between them and the stock headlights is night and day. I just installed mine last Friday.
Thanks for the info. I've been thinking about replacing/upgrading my headlights also (wasn't sure if I'd necessarily go LED or something else less expensive that was still better than stock). I need to figure out first if my headlights are stock or if they are already upgraded (I bought my Jeep 2nd hand with a lot of mods already done). Not sure how to tell other than going and parking next to another newer stock Jeep somewhere and seeing if they look different at all. If they are stock, then I'll replace those then.
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Nice Jeep. What front bumper is that?

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Hella Rallye 4000 halogen for the old school look, but they are 8".

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Both front bumpers pictured in this thread are AEV Premium winch bumpers.
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I'm putting in a vote for KC Apollo lights in the driving variety. Mine are bright, they are cheap, and easy to work with/well made. Oh and a plus, made in America.
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