I could not live with those dark cross artifacts. Too distracting.
Those are from a prerunner bar; you don't even see them from the driver's seat.
the stuff up close is just shadows from the bumper, correct?
Thanks.....So all things considered, do the JW's out perform the new trucklites enough to justify the cost??
The new Trucklites put more light in more places than the JW Speakers and do it for less money. They're easier to install too.
The Speakers have glass lenses which is good and bad...
Is there any comparison from the new trucklites to the old? Or are the new just that much better?
Personally, i was never a fan of the "look" of the original trucklites.
The new ones are so much better that the old ones shouldn't be mentioned in the same paragraph.
Like a Chevette vs a Corvette. Both Vettes, right?
TJ owner... have learned a lot from this thread. I've been interested in the Truck-lites for some time, but recently read comments by Daniel Stern that were rather dismissive of LED headlamps writing that they barely meet the minimum brightness mandated by law.
This seems totally at odds with the measurements taken here that have the new Trucklites (at their brightest) putting out more light than high-end halogens. What am I missing?
Well, until the Speaker headlights, most LED lights were horrible. Speaker changed that.
Then Trucklite went back to the drawing board. They listened to us and gave us what we asked for.
There's room for improvement, no mistake. But it's a big leap forward.
I don't think the LED's have the reflector "balance" (for lack of a better term) that you can get with lenses made for halogen, the pattern just isn't as good or as far reaching. I have talked with the guys (Will) at rallylights about this and they installed some LED's for a customer, did some "on the street" testing and the distance of the LED's just did not compare to H4's.
The new Trucklites are parabola-based; Rallylights hasn't seen them yet.
They should start selling them. They blow away the Hella H4s and are on a par with Cibie for our use.
Look at what I posted in my review. The Trucklite LEDs were only 1 LUX lower than the Hellas at 125 yards ---- and the Hellas were (by far) the winners in that category previously. The Trucklites also put out the best overall spread of light.