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Unread 03-07-2013, 07:20 PM   #586
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I think it's a great that people use this as a reason not to buy them. Here in Minnesota we get our asses out and clean off the ice and snow buildup regardless LED or halogen
Same here in the mountains of Colorado. I don't have to clean my LED speaker lights and more than the factory lights on my Ram 2500. The JW Speakers I have use a fan to blow hot air off the heat sink onto the front lens.

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Unread 03-07-2013, 07:46 PM   #587
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I live on the Canadian line so must be a hell of a difference that much farther north!!
Where abouts? I live above the Canadian line, probably a couple hundred miles north of you, but I also travel 2-300 miles north of here as well.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 07:51 PM   #588
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Same here in the mountains of Colorado. I don't have to clean my LED speaker lights and more than the factory lights on my Ram 2500. The JW Speakers I have use a fan to blow hot air off the heat sink onto the front lens.
I have heard good things about the older version JW Speaker unfortunately the new version no longer has the fan.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 09:08 PM   #589
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Where abouts? I live above the Canadian line, probably a couple hundred miles north of you, but I also travel 2-300 miles north of here as well.
I lived for several years in Bemidji, Blackduck area. I current reside farther south now.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 09:19 PM   #590
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Unread 03-18-2013, 06:58 AM   #591
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Hella 90mm HIDs... drool drool drool

I reached out to a couple of friends to test these two products; all of my buddies with JKs that are in the area are already running upgraded lights.

I got Rob to purchase the 90mm Hella HID kit from Rallylights (thanks for the discount Dave!!!) to install in his 1987 60-series Land Cruiser and Mikey is running the JWS driving lights on his D90 until they get raffled off in September (proceeds going to Habitat For Humanity). Mike will likely buy them after seeing what they can do.

Big thanks to my friends Mike and Annette Holbrook at Wolfbrook for lending us a very dark and quiet field on their property to test these lights!
Wolfbrook is where we trained my dog Jessi; Mike & Annette taught us how to speak dog and take her from rescue-dog to Wundermutt.
I still have to compile data on this but the lights are sweet.



And speaking of sweet, have you ever seen a D90 with lights that were exceptional? I mean that really really worked?
And hardly used any amperage?
Well, looky at this. Mike's D90 with Trucklite Phase 7 headlights and JW Speaker's TS3000R (flamethrower) driving lights.

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I really wish the Hellas didn't look so Terrible

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Unread 03-18-2013, 07:32 AM   #593
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I really wish the Hellas didn't look so Terrible...
Look with them, not at them.
Then they look great!

You can't see them at all when it's important, when you're driving. At night. When it's dark out.
What you can see is the road --- and the deer --- and the pot-holes, small children, rocks, zombies, etc.
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I don't disagree, but I'd rather build a retrofit into a stock housing with 90mm than it be a boobie light. It just looks really cheap and poorly done. I don't doubt that it performs

I wouldn't even be considering HIDs if these damn trucklites melted snow worth a ****

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I don't disagree, but I'd rather build a retrofit into a stock housing with 90mm than it be a boobie light. ...
That would render it illegal and reduce the performance though.
You can't put an additional lense in front of it legally ---- and that's what is done when you retrofit an otherwise legal projector into a stock housing.

Law enforcement is catching onto the retro game and is cracking down. I know of at least one officer and department that pays attention to candlepowerforum's automotive section and knows what is what.
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Again I don't disagree, just saying


I have trucklites because they're legal. I just hate them because they won't melt snow and the JW speakers look like a bag of ***

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Again I don't disagree, just saying

I have trucklites because they're legal. I just hate them because they won't melt snow and the JW speakers look like a bag of ***

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Agreed on the jw speakers. I'm all about function but they just look too hideous to consider.
Eventually I'll go with the truck lites and just swap the stockers in occasionally if I had to. My stock head lights accumulate with wet snow anyway since they are so weak.
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I have trucklites because they're legal. I just hate them because they won't melt snow and the JW speakers look like a bag of ***
Yeah, I hear that alot. Some people think the JWS 8700 is a work of art, some think it's garish.
I hated them at first and then found that I liked them ---- science fiction looking...

I'm not saying that I like looking at the 90mm Hella at all. I am saying that I like looking with them though. The distribution of light from the HID projector is about as close to perfect as it gets. I mean, not a single hot-spot at 100 yards. It was the very definition of smooth.
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Id love for an HID projector setup, I really truly would. But I appreciate form as much as function, and it just looks too blegh for it to go on my jeep. It looks like it belongs on the FJ62 - but not on my jeep unfortunately.

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Wish the pics came out better, as usual.
But, from a completely objective standpoint, it was the absolute smoothest spread of light I've seen from a set of lights that can go on a JK. No hot-spots.
The only strangeness or artifacts you'll see are from things in their path creating shadows.
They were like velvet.

You probably already know where to get them, but here's the link.

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