So many headlight options

LittleGiant

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Recently purchased an 04 TJ. Currently has 2 different headlights in it (shaking my head). I'm trying to figure out what I want to get. Me and the boss lady are moving in the spring so I'm trying not to spend a ton on headlights (I would rather save that money for real mechanical stuff) but I also don't want to go cheap either. I see a ton of options on Extreme Terrain and they look amazing. Also, what's the difference between with or without halo accent lights? Thank you all
 
Always possible that the PO took a rock into one so It miss matched. you looking Led? Or? Hella headlights have a great beam pattern nice cut off. Definitely good in the inclement weather but not LED - they have interchangeable bulbs that you can put ridiculous bright bulbs in. My tj came with the leds that look these below…don’t buy these is all I will say lousy pattern and to purple on the light spectrum.

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Good info. We are moving to Hawaii (Oahu) this coming spring, so I will definitely be driving in rain more than I have in Arizona and Texas. I’m open to options. I have seem headlights that have a very distinct cutoff and don’t project out and high enough on regular. There are a million types and companies out there so it’s a bit overwhelming.
 
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I hate the color temperature of LED headlights - too harsh for the driver's eye and irritating to opposing traffic. Cheap Chinese knockoffs are the worst.

I am a proponent of Hella E-Code housings and Philips Xtreme Vision +130 H4 halogen bulbs. "Whiter" than standard bulbs with no blue cast like LEDs.

An aftermarket wiring harness is not necessary with this combination, but if one wants to get full voltage to the bulbs for the brightest light, the link is below.


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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001G72SKQ/?tag=wranglerorg-20




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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NMEEOV2/?tag=wranglerorg-20



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https://www.ksuspensionfab.com/store/p6/H4_Upgraded_Headlight_Harness.html#/


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I hate the color temperature of LED headlights - too harsh for the driver's eye and irritating to opposing traffic. Cheap Chinese knockoffs are the worst.

I am a proponent of Hella E-Code housings and Philips Xtreme Vision +130 H4 halogen bulbs. "Whiter" than standard bulbs with no blue cast like LEDs.

An aftermarket wiring harness is not necessary with this combination, but if one wants to get full voltage to the bulbs for the brightest light, the link is below.


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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001G72SKQ/?tag=wranglerorg-20




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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NMEEOV2/?tag=wranglerorg-20



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https://www.ksuspensionfab.com/store/p6/H4_Upgraded_Headlight_Harness.html#/

I have run this setup but the harness and pattern with the toyota/koyo kit was much better and also cheaper IMO.
 
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https://www.holley.com/brands/holle...ps_and_lighting/retrobright/round_headlights/

Holley retrobrights are the best classic looking LEDs out there I think. My brother runs some square versions on his c10 and you wouldn't know they weren't sealed beams looking at them. They are very bright though. He has the classic color combo. They offer a modern white, classic and yellow lens options.

I may end up with these in the classic color at some point.


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Hella E-Code housings and H4 halogen bulbs
If you're trying to save money, you can start with some used JK lights.
The next best (money wise) would be the Toyota setup.

I would love to know what Boogieman has. Those look bright and clean. No dark spots and don’t cut off low. They are probably on the high beam, but still look amazing.

I’m not too worried about saving money. I’m willing to spend around $200 all in. That’s not a ton, but not super cheap either I feel.