Will the JW Speaker 8700 be the new Jeep LED Headlight Option

Most Jeep enthusiasts know what types of LED headlights are available for their vehicle, and arguably the most popular option in recent years has been the JW Speaker model 8700 LED Headlight. This model of the available Jeep headlight options has the most futuristic and unique look, and the best light output of any other 7″ round LED Headlight on the market, so it’s no wonder that they are the most popular.

Because it has become such a popular product in the Jeep community, it’s no wonder it has caught the eye of Jeep corporate. At last year’s SEMA show (2013) the Mopar booth had Truck-Lite LED headlights branded with the Jeep logo.

Now in 2014 at the Jeep booth they have JW Speaker 8700 LED headlights, factory equipped with H13 connectors, and the Jeep logo branded on the inner bezel. Why does Jeep keep debuting different LED headlights at their booth with the Jeep logo? My guess is they are just feeling the water for the market, throwing options at the wall to see what sticks and to see what people like.

Here are the pictures from the Jeep booth, showing the JW Speaker LED headlights marketed in the Jeep booth at SEMA 2014:

If you like the sound of a Jeep with LED Headlights, you can get your own at Headlight Revolution here. All you need is the JW Speaker 8700 and the adapter harnesses.

Jeep LED Fog Light Upgrades: Review of the Four Best Options.

If you are looking to upgrade your Jeep Wrangler JK fog lights, you’ve probably thought about making the switch to LED. Here is a video that talks about four of the most popular LED fog light options for the Jeep JK. This video will walk you through all the specs of the different LED fog lights, show you the pros and cons, and walk you through the installation of each light in a Jeep Wrangler JK front bumper. The video does go in-depth on each LED light, so we’ve broken the video down for you. After watching this video you’ll be ready to make the choice of what LED fog light is best for your Jeep JK.

This video reviews the Truck-Lite 80275, the JW Speaker 6045, the JW Speaker 6145, and the Vision X 2″ 10w Solstice Solo.

 

The first two LED Fog Lights reviewed for the Jeep JK are the Truck-Lite 80275, and the JW Speaker 6045. Both of these LED Lights are PAR36, 4.5″ lights, and as you can see from the video, both of these lights use extra brackets to mount them from behind the JK bumper. At 8:34 you can watch the steps to install both of these lights.

PAR36 LED fog light mounting bracket

 

Here’s a quick look at the specifications of the Truck-Lite 80275 and the beam pattern it gives off. The 80275 is a great cost saving option for new LED fog lights especially if you already have the Truck-lite LED headlights.

truck lite fog lighttruck lite fog light beam pattern

 

Here’s a quick look at the specifications of the JW Speaker 6045 and the huge beam pattern it gives off.

JW Speaker 6045 LED Fog lightjw speaker 6045 beam pattern

 

 

These next two options are great because they have built in brackets for an easy behind the bumper installation. These are the JW Speaker 6145, and the Vision X 2″ 10w Solstice Solo. At 18:54 you can watch the mounting of these two lights in a Jeep bumper.

Jeep LED Fog Lights with built in mounting

 

Here’s a look at the specifications of the JW Speaker 6145. The design is a little smaller than the 6045 predecessor, but that allows the light to fit just as well as the original stock fog light housing. Here you’ll also see the impressive beam pattern that has a great color.

JW Speaker 6145 LED Fog Lightjw speaker 6145 beam pattern

 

 

And the last LED fog light reviewed is the Vision X 2″ 10w Solstice Solo. Here you’ll see the specs and the beam pattern. This fog light was designed for off-road use and gives off a long beam of direct light.

10W Vision X Solstice Solo LED Fog Light10W Vision X Solstice Solo LED Fog Light beam pattern

 

If you want to look at more pictures and pricing of any of these fog light options, check out the Jeep Wrangler section at Headlight Revolution here.

Here is the full video:

 

Truck-Lite 80275 Review Video and Jeep Install Tricks

If you own a Jeep Wrangler, you’ve probably looked at upgrading the foglights and headlights on it with HID or LED. Finally there is a really good, in depth review about a popular Jeep LED fog light option. The video is located here, but it’s pretty long so we broke it down for you. Just click on each section below to watch that part of the video. This video talks about the features of the PAR36 (4.5″)  80275 LED Light from Truck-Lite. Installation of the Truck-Lite 80275 is shown in a Jeep Wrangler JK bumper as a fog light.

 

The Truck-Lite 80275 is an affordable LED replacement for the common PAR36 size light. The Truck-Lite 80275 gives 280 lumens, draws .84 Amps of power, is DOT Approved, has a 3-year warranty, and is made in the USA.

80275 par 36

 

At 5:07 in the video you can see different versions of LED PAR 36 lights: The JW Speaker 6045  is a more costly LED replacement for the Par 36 size light, but is much brighter. The JW Speaker gives 750 lumens, is DOT approved, has a life-time warranty, and is made in the USA.

truck lite and jw speaker

 

At around 6:23 in the video you can see different types of mounts like a universal rubber PAR36 pedestal mount that will work for any of these lights.  Shown here is a rubber mount and pedestal to hold and mount the light. This would be a great option for fog lights mounted on the top of a bumper.

par 36 rubber mount

 

 

At 6:54 in the video a different type of mounting bracket is shown. These are aluminum fog light brackets for mounting the 4.5″ LED lights to the inside of a Jeep Wrangler JK bumper. These brackets are installed from behind the bumper and clamp the light firmly in place. Watch here for some great tips and tricks to get the best fit possible for a LED housing replacement.

par 36 mounting brackets

truck lite installed in jeep jk bumper 2

 

At 12:36 you can see different wire harness adapters that make the Truck-Lite 80275 plug into the factory Jeep fog light wiring without any modifications. The new Truck-Lite LED replacements can be manually soldered and hardwired in, but an adapter is available for an easier plug and play install. The first is a 9145 style fog light bulb adapter, (common in 07-09 Jeep Wranglers) and the second a 2504 style fog light bulb adapter for 2009 and up Wranglers.

 

jk fog light plug and play harness

 

 

Lastly, at around 15:28 you get to see  the products in action. The original stock fog light bulbs in the Jeep JK are somewhat dim and yellow.  Here you can see how much brighter and whiter the different LED fog light replacements are. The fact that these products can be used largely as a plug and play upgrade is pretty exciting to anyone who needs brighter, whiter lights in the fog location.

truck lite 80275 beam pattern 3

jw speaker 6045 beam pattern 3

 

 

Watch the whole review and installation of the Truck-Lite 80275 in a Jeep Wrangler JK and its comparison to the JW Speaker 6045 on youtube.

 

Jeep Wrangler Specific LED Fog Lights? Yes! They’re here!

On April, 3rd 2013, American manufacturer JW Speaker Corp. announced they are working on a new LED fog light product designed specifically for the Jeep Wrangler JK:

“As promised, we unveiled our latest Jeep product at Easter Jeep Safari last week! Introducing the new drop-in replacement LED Jeep fog light…a little something we’re calling the Model 6145!”

The new 1,100 Lumen Jeep-Specific LED fog light from JW Speaker, Model #6145.

The new 1,100 Lumen Jeep-Specific LED fog light from JW Speaker, Model #6145.

JW Speaker also said “On the flickering side of things, we’ve tested the new fog light with the Jeep PWM duty cycle and frequency and we’re pleased to say that no flickering was present” so there is no worry about the strobe effect like the issues found when using the LED headlights on the JK’s. Now, this wouldn’t be a problem anyway, seeing as though no LED fog lights (from Truck-Lite OR JW Speaker) have ever had flashing or flickering issues.

The new foglights are a drop-in factory replacement!

The new foglights are a drop-in factory replacement!

These new fog lights come with the same type of mounting setup that the factory Wrangler fog lights use so they will be a direct drop-in replacement for the stock bumper OR any other type of aftermarket bumper designed to take the factory fog light housings. In fact, the JW Speaker 6145 Jeep Fog Lights will fit more than JUST the JK Wrangler. These new lights will also fit the following vehicles:


* 2007-2012 Jeep Wrangler
* 2011-2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
* 2009-2012 Dodge Journey
* 2011-2012 Dodge Charger
* 2005-2008 Dodge Magnum
* 2005 Chrysler 300
* 2006-2010 PT Cruiser

This wide array of applicable vehicles is a coincidence after JW decided to make fog lights for the Jeep Wrangler JK they discovered that it will also fit other vehicles that happen to use the exact same fog light housing from Chrysler.

JW Speaker also states on the Facebook page that “The price hasn’t been finalized yet, but our network of authorized dealers will have pricing for the June release.”

You can find more information and pictures about these exciting new lights at the Headlight Revolution here.

JW Speaker 6145 1,100 Lumen Headlights Installed and look great!

JW Speaker 6145 1,100 Lumen Headlights Installed and look great!

Truck-Lite Versus JW Speaker – A Comparison of LED Headlights

Here is a motorcycle sporting the Truck-Lite 27270C LED headlights and the matching #80275 LED fog lights!

Here is a motorcycle sporting the Truck-Lite 27270C LED headlights and the matching #80275 LED fog lights!

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Jeep and Harley communities, one of the latest hot topics are replacement LED headlights. The two most popular items being the JW Speaker 8700 and the Truck-Lite 27270CC 7″ round replacement LED headlight housings.

Watch this video review of the Truck-Lite headlights I did where I compare it to the JW Speaker variant. You’ll get a good idea about this new headlight and if you think the JW Speaker 8700 is worth the money when compared to the Trucklite product:

How to install LED Fog Lights for the JK Jeep Wrangler

JK Wrangler JW Speaker

LED Fog Lights fitted to an aftermarket JK Jeep Bumper.

One of the hottest new items for the Jeep Wrangler JK are LED fog lights. JW Speaker is becoming a favorite in the community with their matching LED headlights and fog lights, not to mention the JW Speaker line looks better than anything else on the market!

If you are using an aftermarket bumper that is designed to re-use the factory fog lights, then here is a bracket made to fit the LED Fog Lights in place. The way they work is to sandwich the LED housing between aluminum plates on each side of the LED housing then use the hardware that is included to bolt it in the same configuration of the stock fog light mounting points.

Wrangler JW Speaker 6045 LED Fogs

Bracket by TLG-Auto designed for installing 4.5″ LED Fog Lights into an aftermarket front bumper of a JK Jeep Wrangler.

Wrangler JW Speaker 6045 LED Fogs

Bracket by TLG-Auto designed for installing 4.5″ LED Fog Lights into an aftermarket front bumper of a JK Jeep Wrangler.

Wrangler JW Speaker 6045 LED Fogs

Bracket by TLG-Auto designed for installing 4.5″ LED Fog Lights into an aftermarket front bumper of a JK Jeep Wrangler.

Wrangler JW Speaker 6045 LED Fogs

Bracket by TLG-Auto designed for installing 4.5″ LED Fog Lights into an aftermarket front bumper of a JK Jeep Wrangler.

 

Click here to see these brackets for sale.

This product really makes it easy to install the JW Speaker 6045 Fog Lights in the 2007+ Jeep Wrangler. Just to be clear again, these will only work on aftermarket front bumpers, to see a list of known compatible bumpers click the link above.

JK Wrangler Bumper 6045 Fogs

This bracket works on aftermarket bumpers that are designed to use the stock fog lights only.

 

How to stop JK Jeep Wrangler Flickering LED Headlights

This is a harness made by Headlight Revolution that was the first product ever to solve the flickering problems when installing LED headlights in the JK Jeep Wrangler.

This is a harness made by Headlight Revolution that was the first product ever to solve the flickering problems when installing LED headlights in the JK Jeep Wrangler.

One of the most popular things happening in the Jeep market right now (other than Vision X LED Off Road light bars) are LED headlights. Several companies make a light that will fit the opening of the Jeep that uses a 7″ round headlight housing, but nobody makes one specifically for the Jeep. This is a problem because the JK Jeep Wrangler (2007+ Models) use a special CANBUS functionality built into the lighting circuit. This is a good thing because it is a more intelligent design to control the lighting but it makes modifying the headlights a difficulty. This is how to fix the flickering problems you will encounter when trying to install LED headlights into your JK.

This is the only thing you need in order to install flicker-free 8700 LED headlights into your 2007-2014 Jeep JK.

This is the only thing you need in order to install flicker-free 8700 LED headlights into your 2007-2014 Jeep JK.

Without doing any modifications to the wiring, if you install LED headlights, like the JW Speaker 8700 Evolution, or the Truck-Lite 27250C the lights will flicker, flash randomly or strobe. This can cause headaches for the owner of the product because it will seem like the product is defective.

Jeep JK Wrangler with LED Headlights, no flashing

With the anti-flicker harness from TLG-Auto you can install any LED headlights in your Jeep Wrangler without any flashing or strobing problems!

If your LED headlights installed in your JK Jeep flicker or strobe, the lights are not broken – IT’S A PROBLEM WITH YOUR JEEP! Don’t send the lights back. Instead just buy the harness. You need THIS HARNESS to work with JW Speaker 8700 or you need THIS HARNESS to work with Truck-Lite 27270C. The Jeep Wrangler JK Anti-Flicker harness for JW Speaker LED headlights is made by Headlight Revolution and will solve your LED headlight strobe problems. This is a plug and play harness and requires no modifications, and you don’t have to hook it up to the battery! Simply plug it into the LED headlight and plug the other side into the Jeep – THAT’S IT!

Jeep Wrangler JK no flashing problems

With the anti-flicker harness from Headlight Revolution you can install any LED headlights in your Jeep Wrangler without any flashing or strobing problems!