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post #1 of 74 Old 03-13-2015, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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A couple of questions on Truck Liteís

I did a search and found several threads with Truck Liteís in them but since I have only a couple of questions I opened another thread on the subject (canít have too many ya know).

Iím finally going to buy some decent lighting for my Jeep. I have a quick question about the Truck lite LED headlights. I see that there are the heated ones (donít need those) and I guess just the regular ones. Other than the heated part are the lights virtually the same? I believe the answer is yes but since Iím actually going buy them now I want to be 100% sure.

Also was wondering if I needed the pulse width modulation adapter harness too. For some reason when I go to buy something in a certain price range I start to second guess myself. Thanks.


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post #2 of 74 Old 03-13-2015, 10:48 PM
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Yes, they're the same. I live in Upstate New York and we just had the coldest February in our history. 12 days of sub zero temps. My non heated ones never had any issues.
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The heated part is to prevent ice build up. If you put in enough highway miles in the slush, the heated ones are the way to go. If you don't really log many highway miles in ****ty weather then don't worry about it
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Truck lites come with a wiring harness
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Yes you MAY (very likely) need the pwm - canbus is PWM - the pulses are what lights the light - and the oem light does not respond as fast as LED so you dont see the flashing. When sys voltage is drawn down (by drawn I mean full use, radio, amp, accesories etc)... add an aging battery etc and you may get by without flicker - but there WILL be some times when you wont... and it will only get worse.

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Well I finally done it, I just ordered a set with harness. I have been so stubborn over the years, refusing to pay so much for headlights but after reading (several threads) how everyone who bought these were more than pleased with the results I finally gave in.

Iím kind of excided to get them in and see for myself because I do a lot of night driving. Just might have to wash the outside of my Jeep to match the newness of the lights.

Thanks guys for your posts.
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You will be happy. My buddy in england bought them and i was sold! Went to order mine when i finally made it to alaska and i couldnt find the heated ones in stock :/

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Thatís what I keep hearing so Iím pretty confident that Iíll be happy as well. In a few days I should be able to join others like you that are more than satisfied with them and have no regrets.

Itís still a shame that our Jeeps come from the factory with sub-par lighting especially after all these years that theyíve been selling them.
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Yes you MAY (very likely) need the pwm - canbus is PWM - the pulses are what lights the light - and the oem light does not respond as fast as LED so you dont see the flashing. When sys voltage is drawn down (by drawn I mean full use, radio, amp, accesories etc)... add an aging battery etc and you may get by without flicker - but there WILL be some times when you wont... and it will only get worse.
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I purhased these a few months ago after alot of contiplation , couldn't be happier with the results. Figures they would come out with a heated version now but never had any icing over through the winter.

You may need to make a couple wraps of electrical tape to fit in the retainers a little tighter. This was the case for the right side on mine.
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I have the non-heated lights n anti flicker plugs super happy
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That’s what I keep hearing so I’m pretty confident that I’ll be happy as well. In a few days I should be able to join others like you that are more than satisfied with them and have no regrets. It’s still a shame that our Jeeps come from the factory with sub-par lighting especially after all these years that they’ve been selling them.
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Will go on monday after i get my heep with new gears back from the shop. But i cant use the light legally on the highway with oncoming traffic :/

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Nice. What size is it and is it going on your bumper?
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Nice. What size is it and is it going on your bumper?
Dont wanna hi jack ur theead but yea its replacing my two halogen kc lights on my bumper. Its a 20"

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Donít worry about high jacking any of my threads, I welcome most all posts unless they are way off base.

Good choice on the mounting position. I find that having extremely bright lights mounted high (roof racks/windshield brackets) just about eliminates the shadows for road irregularities (dips, holes and such) making it difficult to judge the depth and hitting them too hard. Anyhow thatís my experience with the light setup I have.
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Funny u say that bc all the state trooper cars here have hoods that are painted black to avoid the glare from their lights up top. Same guy in england had a 50" light bar on the windshield/roof. It was bright but had alot of hood glare. His jeep was green (not sure exact color name). Plus the thing whistled in the wind pretty bad! Name:  image-334475039.jpg
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Once he installed the truclites, he took the lightbar off bc it was un nessicary.



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