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post #226 of 783 Old 11-14-2011, 12:28 PM
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Also I am not expecting any thing less than a tough time when it comes to adjusting these lights with the "double stacked" rings. ***Edit - looks like the adjustment will not be as big of a problem as I thought. - ***

Stay tuned.
How did the adjustment go? Did you have any problems?

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post #227 of 783 Old 11-21-2011, 07:47 PM
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No problem on the adjustments...just make sure to trim the second ring so the JW Speaker headlamp fits good and flush.
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post #228 of 783 Old 12-29-2011, 05:07 PM
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Question I plan on using the Delta Headlights for my 2012 JK, I spoke with Delta today as I want to match my Factory Fog lights with the Xenon Bulb of the Headlight.

The stock bulb is a weird looking thing, the psx24w.

Does anyone know if this will work, Delta says it will...
H13 12V 60/55W XENON Bulbs (Replaces 9008)

http://deltatechindustries.com/site/03-5770-50X
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post #229 of 783 Old 12-29-2011, 06:12 PM
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Psx24w is not a H13. The H13 is the low/high beam bulb.

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post #230 of 783 Old 12-30-2011, 05:20 AM
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Question I plan on using the Delta Headlights for my 2012 JK, I spoke with Delta today as I want to match my Factory Fog lights with the Xenon Bulb of the Headlight.

The stock bulb is a weird looking thing, the psx24w.

Does anyone know if this will work, Delta says it will...
H13 12V 60/55W XENON Bulbs (Replaces 9008)

http://deltatechindustries.com/site/03-5770-50X

So you haven't actually researched lenses or bulbs?

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post #231 of 783 Old 12-31-2011, 05:32 AM
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So you haven't actually researched lenses or bulbs?
I ave but I cannot find a buld for the fog light, thank you for your help.
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post #232 of 783 Old 01-07-2012, 05:24 AM
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I'm having an issue trying to use DRL (daytime running lamp) feature using my AEV Procal with my JW Speakers w/ Rallylights harness. The low beam setting brings on high beams DRL...same as the high beam setting. I want to run low beam (half intensity) DRL. Could the Rallylights harness be causing the conflict?

***EDIT*** Well what I wrote was dumb! I realize I can't run "half intensity" with the Rallylights harness. They are designed to deliver 12v all the time. The issue I'm having is both low beam and high beam DRL settings on the ProCal brings on high beam headlights.

The JW Speakers would look great as a DRL, if I could get them to run LOW beam at any intensity.

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post #233 of 783 Old 01-10-2012, 11:07 AM
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I'm having an issue trying to use DRL (daytime running lamp) feature using my AEV Procal with my JW Speakers w/ Rallylights harness. The low beam setting brings on high beams DRL...same as the high beam setting. I want to run low beam (half intensity) DRL. Could the Rallylights harness be causing the conflict?
Yes, you're trying to run your Rallylights relay at "half intensity".

If you want DRLs, you can use Procal to set your foglamps to DRLs.
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post #234 of 783 Old 01-11-2012, 09:00 PM
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Thanks J.

I had to edit my post above due to me not thinking what I was typing.
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post #235 of 783 Old 01-19-2012, 03:16 PM
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If you want DRLs, you can use Procal to set your foglamps to DRLs.[/QUOTE]

I tried this and it runs the fogs at 100%
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post #236 of 783 Old 02-26-2012, 03:37 PM
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Use the procal to make your turn signals (brighter filament) the DRL. That worked great for me.

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post #237 of 783 Old 02-29-2012, 11:50 PM
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post #238 of 783 Old 03-11-2012, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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What an interesting test we had and what a difficult choice this will be (for some).

This new iteration of TruckLite's is, in many ways, very excellent. Sets a new standard. But they have flaws that some drivers won't want to live with.
It will be up to the end-user.

Test highlights:

Raw lumens are decent on lowbeam and incredible on highbeam.
Light to sides of road is VERY impressive.
There is a pair of light artifact "X's" created by the LEDs that can cause target fixation.
The color might be endearing or annoying.

The numbers speak for themselves. The lowbeams make more light off-axis than straight ahead. They are wonderful for spotting the stray dog or child about to run into your lane.

Markers are at 25yards L/R, 50 yards L/R, 75 yards L/R
Jeep is on the right side of a 2-lane road; camera on hood in front of driver. Reading are taken at 12" height from road surface --- this is an important stat since the LUX number is higher at different heights. But, for consistency, the 12" number should be used to compare to other lights previously tested.

Ambient temperature 57 degrees F; ambient illumination from stars less than 1 LUX
Lights are aimed with about a 2" drop at 25 feet --- the lowbeams need to be aimed higher than many other types of lights due to the sharp cut-off and lack of ECE "uptick" for road signs.

Lux readings Lowbeam/Highbeam:

25Right-26/ 39 * 25Left-24/ 24

50Right-3/ 23 * 50Left-4/ 15

75Right-1/ 13 * 75Left-1/ 7

25 feet dead center 416/ 1870

8 LUX at 125 yards center; enough to read by.

Photos: don't pay attention to the dark V at the bottom; this is an artifact from a stinger.

Lowbeam:


Highbeam:


Showing the X:


Looking at the highbeams:


Conclusions:

I had to think about this overnight. Everyone in JeepLand knows that I loved the JW Speaker lights for a variety of reasons --- but there's a new sheriff in town.
If I had a JK, these would be the lights I'd be running right now.
I like the spread of light. I like the highbeams. I like the ease of install. I like that you never have to replace a bulb. I like the conservative look of them.

I don't like the X patterns --- but the 8700s had their own weird artifacts too; I guess that I learned to ignore weird artifacts... ...but I can see this as a PROBLEM to some drivers.

We had no blinking at all in our tests due to the full Rallylights harness. Personally, I couldn't live with a blinking set of headlights.

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post #239 of 783 Old 03-11-2012, 07:26 AM
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I could not live with those dark cross artifacts. Too distracting.
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post #240 of 783 Old 03-11-2012, 08:35 AM
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Showing the X:

the stuff up close is just shadows from the bumper, correct?
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