LED 7" Round Headlights Upgrade!!

How to install BRIGHT 7" LED Round Headlights in your Later A Body for a great price and easy plug-in play installation!!
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      Linkie no workie.
       
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      The link works now...
       
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      Interesting....
       
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      Could you just plug the yellow and red into the running light plugs and use that instead or are all running lights being used?
       
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        Thanks for posting! Great article. I have a question. I want to upgrade my headlights but do not want the 'halo' feature. Will these lights wire up similarly? And because they are 150W total, will I need an additional relay or heavier gauge wiring? Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I am more comfortable turning wrenches than wiring things......

        2X 7Inch Round 150W Total CREE LED Headlights Hi/Lo 97-17 JEEP JK TJ LJ Wrangler 873031872430 | eBay

        Thanks,

        Harry
         
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        You'll have to splice into the running light harness to have the halo's work, so either way, if you just want the halos only vs the running lights in the grille or bumper, just remove the bulbs from there.
         
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        They have the H4 connector so I don't see why they wouldn't work. I am not sure, being an LED system they should draw less current than halogens, I'd suggest first trying them out without running a relay wiring harness, plug into stock harness. If you see flickering going on constantly, then it probably wouldn't hurt to get a relay wiring harness, those run around $20-$30 on eBay, easy to wire up, the relay harness plugs into your stock H4 harness and then you simply run the + wires to the + side of the battery or charge post of the alternator, or starter relay + post, the headlight switch will act as the remote signal to turn the relays on, bridging a clean +12V from the battery straight to the headlights.
         
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          Much appreciated! That's good to know. Should make the changeover easier.

          I forgot about the current draw being less with LEDs. That will help. FWIW...... I replaced the tail light bulbs in my wife's car with LED bulbs and because they draw less current, the flasher inside the car 'ticks' faster when we use turn signals now, same as if a bulb were burned out (also lowering current draw). Lights still flash at normal speed outside when turn signal is used, though. Her car is a 2013 VW Passat and since I replaced the tail light bulbs, a message flashes on her dash from time to time to 'check tail light'. No issues having car inspected, so we just disregard the warning message.

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          Anytime :). They do sell what they call LED flasher relays to replace the stock one. For some reason the stock relay doesn't know what to do with the excess voltage when those LED bulbs are installed, drawing less voltage (like you said), so it freaks out. The LED flashers are designed to handle the voltage properly and make it function like it's supposed to, check it out on eBay, make model year + LED flasher, probably less than $10. Had to do the same in my '01 Ram sport truck when I swapped over to LEDs. Will be doing the same to this Scamp soon.
           
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            :thumbsup: Outstanding! I'll check that out. Sounds like just what we need for both our cars here. Thanks for the info!

            Best regards,

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            Thanks for the article, very informative!
            PTS
             
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              Headlamps are like brakes and seatbelts: most of the time you don't need much of 'em until you very suddenly, very urgently do. To keep you out of a crash (or worse), safety equipment like headlamps, turn signals, and so on actually have to work safely—it's not enough that the seller of a Chinese trinket says "It's a headlamp" or "It's a turn signal", and unfortunately we live in a world where we don't get what we don't pay for. See here.
               
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                WOW, the things we learn on this board.. thanks Dan.. a LOT I didn't know or even realize.. I suppose sometimes we let fancy get in the way of safety unless someone reminds us..
                Ok now for the pun.. I feel I have been.. enLIGHTened. I know, BAD joke...
                 
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                  How are these for light focus? I've both heard and read that the LEDs are not focused well and have a lot of light scatter. Did you find some good ones?
                   
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                  JWSpeaker and Trucklight's LED lamps are the only ones I've read about that seem to keep all the light in the acceptable zone. Within the lit area, there are visble patterns. "Hilldweller" did a bunch of semi-scientific comparisons with photos and light meter.
                  Jeepforum Headlight Shootout - Trucklite
                  Virgil is a consulting lighting engineer or something similar ... enough creds, I'd accept his comments about the Petersons being based on test results.
                  7 inch LED conversions
                   
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                  Anyone know if I could do this with a stock 65 Dart GT?
                   
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                    7 inch LED's. I can SEE again at night ! DSTR FRNT 2.jpg
                     
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