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post #121 of 783 Old 03-03-2011, 04:54 PM
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I tell ya, after talking to the Speaker guys and Bogdan, it sounds like a fun way to make a buck.
...if it weren't for *******es like me, of course.

I admit that I've been harsh toward Deltas. But, and I told him this, it's due to the blue bulbs. He wants me to try them out and see for myself.
Fair enough, right?
I'll put them in the Hella reflectors but all I have is a pigtail adapter. I need a test subject now.
I would have bet money that you'd have a volunteer by now...maybe toss it out there on that other forum??


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I tell ya, after talking to the Speaker guys and Bogdan, it sounds like a fun way to make a buck.
...if it weren't for *******es like me, of course.

I admit that I've been harsh toward Deltas. But, and I told him this, it's due to the blue bulbs. He wants me to try them out and see for myself.
Fair enough, right?
I'll put them in the Hella reflectors but all I have is a pigtail adapter. I need a test subject now.
Bill,

If you don't get any volunteers from near by, I may be able to take a long weekend and bring my stock JK down for your use for a couple of days of testing the weekend of the 18th or 25th.

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post #123 of 783 Old 03-04-2011, 02:57 AM Thread Starter
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What a trooper, Shawn; thanks.

I have a neighbor with a JKU who's a sports trainer and doesn't spend much time on the boards. I haven't told him that he's volunteering yet but I think I can drag him out, feed him a few beers, and tear his Jeep apart...
Just have to find the time. And see what Bogdan and Rallylights might send. I still haven't heard from Rallylights...

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post #124 of 783 Old 03-04-2011, 01:41 PM
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Well, here's my pathetic contribution to this fine thread...

Side by side pic of three different lenses for the JK..
From left to right, Hella H-4 conversion lens, Cibie Z-Beam H-4 conversion lens, and the stock lens...








in this photo, stock, then Cibie, then Hella...

I can say that I've never really seen a headlight lens with the intricate diffusers like the Cibie Z-beam has....

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post #125 of 783 Old 03-04-2011, 01:49 PM
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My biggest concern with LED headlights is that the snow ice wont melt off.

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My biggest concern with LED headlights is that the snow ice wont melt off.
Get you a set of headlight wipers from a Volvo.
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My biggest concern with LED headlights is that the snow ice wont melt off.
I drove in a snow storm with the Truck-Lite LED's and had no issues.

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post #128 of 783 Old 03-05-2011, 08:17 AM
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Bill,
My vehicle is available if it will help. I am currently running IPF and a Rallylights harness. I also have available the stock lens and bulbs. When we measures the IPFs they were running on the stock wiring.

I have no issues swapping the lights out as needed to do more testing. I also have an extra pair of pigtails available.

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post #129 of 783 Old 03-05-2011, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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If I get the Delta bulbs this week, would you have next Friday or Saturday night open, Chris? I'll gift you the Hella reflectors I have if you want.
We can test three different bulbs in the same reflector that way.

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Say no more!

Saturday evening will work better best. Let me know what time you want to start and I'll bring the rig over.
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post #131 of 783 Old 03-05-2011, 04:30 PM
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My biggest concern with LED headlights is that the snow ice wont melt off.
I have driven the JW Speakers in -40 weather doing 70mph and had no icing issues. They seem to work fine in the cold.
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post #132 of 783 Old 03-05-2011, 08:35 PM
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I am glad that the deltas are going to be thrown into this mix...you are about the only guy that I trust on lights...but I can't swing the speakers no matter what...maybe the truck lites...so I keep watching...

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I have driven the JW Speakers in -40 weather doing 70mph and had no icing issues. They seem to work fine in the cold.
The little fan gizmo seems to work; you can hear it spinning if you light them up with the engine off. Neat.

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The little fan gizmo seems to work; you can hear it spinning if you light them up with the engine off. Neat.
Oh, sweet! An fan added to the back of LED's to heat purposes? That oughta keep those indestructible lights functioning after being drug through sand, water, and mud. Not thank you. They are a great light, and are very durable. But what happens when that fan becomes shorted, clogged, or otherwise breaks down with some dirt use. Will the housing over heat causing a premature death? Not like you can just replace a bulb at that point. Do the units also have big cooling fons on the back of them? If so, do they look prone to clogging?

This is starting to look like an age old AK vs. M-16 debate. The only way to put my concerns to rest is for you to go out and find some good and muddy trails, water crossing or deep puddles, and to play in the sand. Then you have to post your before and after temperatures . That is your new assignment. Have fun!

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The fan is within the housing and is superfluous to the cooling of the lamp itself; it's only there to heat the lens to keep it snow/ice-free. It's rated at a longer life than the light itself. The lamp has ample heat sinks in the rear to cool the LEDs.

I got them muddy and wet today but it was only 40 degrees; no ice test possible.


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