5×7″ LED Headlight Options and Comparisons

If you are in the market on getting some new 5×7′ or 7×6′ headlights for your vehicle and don’t know where to look, look no further. We found a video that goes in-depth and demonstrates all of the best 5×7″ (AKA 7×6″) LED headlight options available to replace your H6054 and H6052 headlights. The video goes over each light individually, including physical features, specs, and light output against the wall to compare.

First we have the United Pacific 31297 5×7″ LED Headlight.

United Pacific 31297 LED headlight

Low Beam, United Pacific 5x7" LED Headlight

Low Beam, United Pacific 5×7″ LED Headlight

High Beam, United Pacific 5x7" LED Headlight

High Beam, United Pacific 5×7″ LED Headlight

 

The next LED Headlight is the JW Speaker 8900 5×7″ LED Headlight.

JW speaker 8900 LED Headlight

Low Beam, JW Speaker LED Headlight

Low Beam, JW Speaker LED Headlight

High Beam, JW Speaker LED Headlight

High Beam, JW Speaker LED Headlight

 

And here is the Truck-Lite 5×7″ LED Headlight.

Truck Lite 27450C LED Headlight

Low Beam, Truck-Lite LED Headlight

Low Beam, Truck-Lite LED Headlight

High Beam, Truck-Lite LED Headlight

High Beam, Truck-Lite LED Headlight

 

If you would like to watch the full review, click the video below.

Installing the JW Speaker 6145 LED Fog Lights in the Dodge Charger

We recently came across this write-up about installing the JW Speaker 6145 LED Fog lights in a Dodge Charger. We’ve loved the 6145 lights in the Jeep Wrangler and are excited to see them being used in other vehicles like the Charger.

Installing new LED fog lights in the 2011-2014 Dodge Charger is actually pretty simple. All you need to do is take off the fascia and install the JW Speaker 6145 lights. The 6145 is a direct replacement to the stock Charger fog light housing. The only thing you’ll run into with the 2011-2014 Charger is that the new LED housing will have to be spliced in to the existing wiring unless you use the Headlight Revolution adapter wires. As you can see in the pictures, the original bulb and the new housing have different connectors. However, a new kit has been released from Headlight Revolution to make the JW Speaker 6145 fog lights totally plug and play in the 2011-2014 Charger! The kit comes with two lights in either black or chrome and comes with the correct adapter harnesses to make the plug and play connection.

The results of upgrading to LED are impressive! Not only will you get a better color, but a stronger 1,080 raw lumens from each side with a beautiful cutoff line.

 

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Installing LED Fog lights in Dodge charger2

Installing LED Fog lights in Dodge charger

Installing LED Fog lights in Dodge charger 5

 

led fog light install in the dodge charger

Installing LED Fog lights in Dodge charger 3

Installing LED Fog lights in Dodge charger 8

Pictures by user White Ops R/T at Modern Mopar Muscle Forum at http://www.LxForums.com If you need any help removing your Charger front fascia, this forum and user have some great resources to help you out.

Jeep Wrangler JW Speaker 8700 Evo 2 and 6145 Install, Fog Lights and Headlights

We recently came across this product install of the 7″ Round JW Speaker 8700 Evo 2’s and 6145 Fog Lights in a Jeep Wrangler. Keep reading to see how this Wrangler owner did the project.

Re-posted from the Jeep Forum. Write-up and pictures by user Andyjr on www.jeepforum.com.

I ordered my lights from Headlight Revolution and I ordered them as their kit. The kit comes with the anti-flicker harness for the 8700 Evo’2 and the 6145’s come with 2 adapter harnesses. When I call Headlight Revolution I had a couple questions and Anthony was very willing to help me with anything I asked him. When I ordered the lights I was told that the lights were on back-order and should be in the first week of January. Anthony held true to his words and my 6145’s were shipped from his location and the Evo 2’s were drop shipped from JW Speaker. Both arrived at my house on the same day, I was happy about that.

JW Speaker LED Lights for jeep

Since I was pulling the stock lights out I wanted to do a couple things before installing my new lights. First I painted my headlight trim rings black so they wouldn’t stand out on the new black headlight. Next came putting on the horizontal alignment screws that Jeep felt we didn’t need. The alignments screws part # 550781144aa were pretty easy to install and well worth the $5.00.

jeep head light trim rings jeep headlight bracket

The install was very simple and everything was “Plug & Play”. The headlights hooked right up to the anti-flicker harness and then I zip-tied the harness behind the headlight housing. Painting the trim ring looks good against the black headlight compared to the chrome. The only problem I had with the headlight install was dropping one of the little screws and being unable to find it.

JW Speaker LED headlights in jeep 2

The fogs were also a “Plug & Play” install. Ordering the lights from Headlight Revolution made it simple, they installed a plug on the 6145’s before sending them to me. No cutting or splicing the wires and their adapter harnesses make it a clean install.

jeep led fog light harness adaptor
jeep with jw speaker LED headlights and fog lights jw speaker 8700 evo 2 installed in jeep

 

All of these products and the other Jeep Wrangler specific install parts are available from Headlight Revolution here.

The difference between Real JW Speaker LED Lights and fakes!

We’ve been hearing reports of people purchasing JW Speaker brand LED fog lights and headlights, from supposedly trustworthy retailers on the internet, only to find out that they were lied to, and what they received was a cheap Chinese knock off! I wanted to take some time to put this comparison together for you to make sure you’re actually getting what you paid for!

In today’s world of modern technology it’s becoming easier and easier for lazy companies around the world to copy somebody else’s innovation. Now, the Wisconsin, USA company J.W. Speaker Corporation is no exception! We recently got our hands on a set of real JW Speaker 6145 lights, and JW Speaker 8700 Evolution headlights and tested them against a counterfeit version to see what the differences are. What we found was not surprising. Afterall, if a product is worth copying in the first place, then somebody out there thought it was a great product and instead of creating their own they were unethical and just copied it.

The lights looked similar in size and shape, but all of the details were missing. The JW Speaker lights had way more light output, they are built with better materials (sealant, wires, connectors, lenses, etc…) and the fit & finish of the JW Speaker brand products was much nicer.

Here are some comparison pictures of the visuals of the JW Speaker products versus their Chinese counterfeit knockoff products to give you an idea of what to look out for when you’re trying to purchase the real thing. Hopefully this posting will help some people out if they are worried about being scammed by a seller.

Especially you should watch out for dishonest sellers trying to sell you the real thing on websites like Amazon, eBay and other international sales platforms on the internet. If you have any doubt, just compare their products to this review and there should be no question if it’s real or not!

 

First, here’s a comparison of the real JW Speaker 6145 LED fog light, and the Chinese knock-off version:

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It’s important to know if you are buying the real deal or someone’s cheap knockoff. Here’s a comparison picture side by side showing the JW Speaker 6145 and it’s terribly performing counterfeit copy.

 

JW Speaker real and fake

All JW Speaker LED fog lights are built using the industry’s best practices, even down to the details like how the lens sealant looks when finished! Not only is it important for the sealant around the lens to look good, but a poorly applied lens sealant will also cause moisture problems.

 

JW Speaker real and fake 2

On the original JW Speaker 6145 you can clearly see the Speaker logo embossed on the fog light bezel. The knockoff is blank.

JW Speaker real and fake 3

All JW Speaker LED headlights and fog lights come with a lifetime warranty, but they also tell you exactly what month and year they were manufactured. Here you can see the real one shows a sticker with the production date listed.

JW Speaker real and fake 4

Real JW Speaker lights do not cut corners, so in this side by side example you can see that the real one uses thick metal construction and high quality hardware components. The cheap Chinese version has thin metal attachments, and low quality components which will give you more issues during install.

 

JW Speaker real and fake 5

JW Speaker LED headlights and fog lights are sealed to IP67 waterproof ratings. This is evident in how the wires are sealed at the back of the housing. The Chinese knockoff of this light does not do a good job of sealing the back side of the housing from moisture.

JW Speaker real and fake 6

With real JW Speaker lights you will never find cut corners on quality even when it comes to the wiring and connectors. Here you can see that not only does the JW Speaker product use the highest quality connectors, but also heavier gauge wires.

JW Speaker 6145 real and fake beam patterns

Here you can see the real JW Speaker LED fog light beam pattern is brighter, taller, wider and has less weird shadows in the beam pattern. The fake light has a very small and un-impressive beam pattern.

 

Now, here’s a comparison of the real JW Speaker 8700 Evolution LED headlight, and the Chinese knock-off version:

 

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This is the JW Speaker 8700 Evolution side by side with a Chinese counterfeit knockoff product that’s supposed to look like the real thing. But trust me, they are very different!

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The back side looks very similar, but it’s the important details that matter such as the type of harness that is used, the moisture vents, and the wiring connections.

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The real JW Speaker headlight uses high quality moisture vents on the back side that are sized properly for the application, where the cheap knockoffs use random over-sized vent covers that will fail over time.

JW Speaker real and fake 10

JW Speaker LED headlights are sealed to an IP67 weatherproof rating, the Chinese knockoffs have no IP rating to speak of. You can see the different wiring methods used by both here and one is safe to use and the other is not. The Chinese version has the wires covered because they don’t want you to see how easy it is to get water into their housing.

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When you knock off a product you need to cut corners everywhere to make it cheaper. Even in the connectors! JW Speaker uses the industry’s best quality H4 style connectors, where the Chinese copy uses a low quality, inexpensive connector that is prone to having crimp and connection issues.

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The JW Speaker 8700 LED headlights are DOT and SAE approved, and it says so right on the lens! The cheap Chinese copy is not DOT, ECE, SAE, or any other 3-letter acronym approved by anyone! Also, JW Speaker LED headlights are made in the USA!

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Real JW Speaker LED headlights are easily recognizable because you can see the company logo stamped right into the bezel of the light. There’s no doubt if you’re getting the real thing here!

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One of the reasons JW Speaker LED headlights are better than cheap copies is they use the best materials in the business, and they do all their own product engineering. It’s not a randomly selected LED, it’s not an off-the-shelf optic, and it’s a custom built power supply. Here you can see that the knockoff headlight uses a tiny high beam projector, and cheap LED chips.

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All JW Speaker LED headlights will have identifying marks on them, including a handwritten inspection label so you know you’re getting the real deal!

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All JW Speaker LED headlights will have identifying marks on them, including a month and year label to indicate time of production, so you know you’re getting the real deal!

JW Speaker 8700 real and fake beam patterns

Here you can see the differences between the high and low beam outputs on the real versus fake headlights. The genuine JW Speaker products have no funny shadows being thrown around, and have a much higher power high beam. The Chinese knockoff lights look like the high beam might be better, but when shining down a road a couple hundred feet, the real American made JW Speaker headlights go about 3 times further down the road!

Hopefully this comparison helps you from getting ripped off in the future when you are trying to get a good quality product. Why waste your money on a cheap knockoff when the real thing is available from reputable dealers like Headlight Revolution, Black Top Racing, and Headlight Superstore!

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.

 

JW Speaker 6130 LED Headlights, a Strange Design With Awesome Output

The JW Speaker model #6130 4.5″ round LED headlight is a unique option for your customized vehicle. The Light output of this JW Speaker 6130 holds up the JW Speaker brand once again. The output is perfect. Is this LED headlight right for you?

JW Speaker 6130 high and low beam with driver.

JW Speaker 6130 high and low beam with driver.

The JW Speaker 6130 has great light output, great quality, and is built in the USA but it’s not perfect. These units have internal fans that have visible white stickers, and they don’t fit too many applications. You’ll really have to know what you’re doing in terms of installation and fabrication to make them work, but if you can get them to fit some application you won’t be sorry! These  4.5″ LED headlights are 32 watts each making them a total of 128 watts total (2 low beam and 2 high beam). Because of the small and compact high powered headlights, a pair of low and high beams need a driver to give them power. Normally the driver is located inside the headlights, but there’s just no space for it on this model. The size and output is also the cause for the cooling fans.  These headlights are a great and unique choice for your custom build but there aren’t many vehicles that these headlights can be dropped in to and turned on.  Many people have said the design of the high beam represents a spider eye and it’s hard to disagree with that thought. I think this is an awesome light because of how unique and cool it is but it’s also completely functional, so if you can make it work you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity!

If you want to learn more about these JW Speaker 6130’s watch this in depth review by Headlight Revolution. They show you the real world light output and dissect the lights in every detail: