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hi guys I'm thinking to change the old headlights with these lights what you think?
 
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Not easy I expect (and illegal in some places).

Much easier to use a brighter bulb.
 
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If you're going to retrofit projectors, do it right and use ones that were designed as a system. I don't know about those headlights in particular (no brand or model mentioned) so I can't comment on the quality. I'd stay away from most aftermarket automotive LED's for now, the tech just isn't there yet for an improvement over alternatives (HID etc). It might be okay if those projectors are designed specifically around those LED bulbs, but that's very rare in aftermarket (see example below for one such system).

There's a member on here who had a shop retrofit Morimoto Mini's into his OEM housings, that's the "correct" way to do a projector swap. It may be possible to use one of the aftermarket assemblies designed for Jeeps if they line up in size, don't think they do though. I've thought about doing a projector retrofit but haven't been able to justify it yet, also there's very little space in/around the OEM housings to do it.

Here's a couple examples of quality projector kits
for HID: https://www.theretrofitsource.com/bi...ni-h1-7-0.html
for LED: https://www.theretrofitsource.com/bi...rojectors.html

The best thing to do, with the least effort/expense, is to buy nice halogen bulbs (get the more expensive ones, but not the ones that have a blue coating all around), CLEAN the inside of the glass (makes a huge difference), and AIM your low beams properly (couple degrees below horizon for the cutoff). The OEM headlights are some of the better designed reflectors out there, and they work very well when all the above is done.
 

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If you're going to retrofit projectors, do it right and use ones that were designed as a system. I don't know about those headlights in particular (no brand or model mentioned) so I can't comment on the quality. I'd stay away from most aftermarket automotive LED's for now, the tech just isn't there yet for an improvement over alternatives (HID etc). It might be okay if those projectors are designed specifically around those LED bulbs, but that's very rare in aftermarket (see example below for one such system).

There's a member on here who had a shop retrofit Morimoto Mini's into his OEM housings, that's the "correct" way to do a projector swap. It may be possible to use one of the aftermarket assemblies designed for Jeeps if they line up in size, don't think they do though. I've thought about doing a projector retrofit but haven't been able to justify it yet, also there's very little space in/around the OEM housings to do it.

Here's a couple examples of quality projector kits
for HID: https://www.theretrofitsource.com/bi...ni-h1-7-0.html
for LED: https://www.theretrofitsource.com/bi...rojectors.html

The best thing to do, with the least effort/expense, is to buy nice halogen bulbs (get the more expensive ones, but not the ones that have a blue coating all around), CLEAN the inside of the glass (makes a huge difference), and AIM your low beams properly (couple degrees below horizon for the cutoff). The OEM headlights are some of the better designed reflectors out there, and they work very well when all the above is done.
thank you the I think fitting projector into the original headlight is better choice.


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Here's info on the projector headlights a member had made for their x308, using the Morimoto Mini's

HID ILLUSIONZ: Jaguar XJR Morimoto Mini H1 Iris Quad Setup HID Retrofit Headlights

vincent661983 is the one who had it done, you may be able to PM him for more info
 
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