i made my last attempt at a Truck-Lite product today. purchased the new gen led headlights from Jason@Rebel Offroad and got them very quickly. Initial impressions were mixed. love the appearance of the top half of the light, but was very surprised to see the circuit board exposed on the bottom half of the black piece that separates the high and low beams. They seemed well-made, and thats where my positive review of these lights ends.
FIrst - fit. they wobbled around in the factory housing. the "keys" that fit into the recesses on the mounting ring were a bit off in size, so even after tightening down the trim rings the lights were a touch loose and would wiggle when the jeep was running. a piece of electrical tape on the back of the light on these "keys" did the trick of allowing the lights to fit snug. I tried the supplied adapter that switches the h13 to a h4 plug, and had flickering. So i hacked up my hid harness and added the h4 plug to that, and lights functioned with no flicker.
secondly, the lighting output, like the first gen, left a lot to be desired. they have a better spread of light compared to the first gen, but still have the high and low light areas in the beam pattern. also, i had a weird hot spot in the center of the beam that created a very bright hot spot at the end of the beam. i tried to get a pic of this, but it didnt turn out that great. only had my iphone.
the hot spot/weird spot was in the shape of a "X" and my eyes were drawn to that focal point, regardless of what i tried. here are the spots on a garage door, again a bad pic.
the "X" became one spot while driving that you can kind of see in the first pic. i tried aiming the lights differently, and nothing got rid of it. needless to say that they were immediately taken out of my jeep, and thank goodness i was able to rebuild my hid harness and put my hids back in. i cant believe that my luck is this bad with truck-lite. maybe it truly is just a bad product.