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L.E.D. Lights

Post by dominic » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:53 pm

Hi all,
Has anyone put led bulbs or led units onto their jeeps ?
I was thinking of possible upgrading my headlights and rear tail lights to led units.
Any views or info would be interesting to know.

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Re: L.E.D. Lights

Post by Ladaman » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:25 pm

I've got these on the back of mine


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Seem fine and had them on a few years.

I needed to fit a new LED suitable relay for the indicators, so about another tenner.
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Re: L.E.D. Lights

Post by timwilks13 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:12 pm

Mine already had rear LED's, will try to find the section of build thread to show you as it was the previous owner that did it. I had converted my side lamps and indicators to LEDs with EU marked eBay specials, and replaced the side indicators bulbs with LED's.

I think you should be able to fit LED bulbs to the headlamps, but unsure about the legality of entire headlamp units. I know some people have fitted new lamps that aren't strictly legal, hopefully someone will be along soon to shed some more light on this (excuse the pun).
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Re: L.E.D. Lights

Post by dominic » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:10 pm

Cheers guys.
Ladaman, looks nice.
Timwilks13, Nice pun . you off to Poland then ? Where abouts ?

yer , I think changing to L.E.D.s will be a lot better, its a must thing to do.
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Did have a JIMNY JLX 2001 (RED)
Did have a SJ 413V 1987 (SILVER)
Did have a BMW320i 1984 (PETROL BLUE)

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Re: L.E.D. Lights

Post by Anton » Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:04 pm

LED headlight bulbs are often crap. You have to be careful as they're often made in such a way that they don't throw the correct light pattern, meaning you'll fail an MOT even with the headlights adjusted properly.

They're also often no brighter than standard bulbs for most cars, but with the weakass headlights we have to put up with, I doubt they can be worse.

I did swap all my bulbs to LED's apart from the headlight bulbs on my offroading Zuk - and I'd read really good things about "Cougar Motor" LED headlight bulbs, and I was going to get a set but I had to get rid of my Zuk before I got the chance. I was planning on swapping every bulb on the vehicle to LED, mainly for reliability, but also to put less strain on the Zuk's aging wiring.

I've swapped out the brake bulbs on my "shiny" zuk to Osram bulbs, and very happy with them I am. Just be careful to test them when you fit them, as they will put out full power (brake light levels of power) when you turn on the sidelights if you fit them one way around, with the brake pedal doing nothing to make them brighter. Rotating them 180 degrees makes them work correctly.

Basically, one pin on the bulb lights up half the LED's, the other pin lights up *all* of the LED's. So be careful how you install them.
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