Of the five human senses, sight accounts for 90 percent of a driver’s ability to see and react to hazards and dangerous road conditions. With that being said, it stands to reason that your headlights are quite possibly the most important safety feature of your vehicle. When it comes to aftermarket Jeep headlights, they not only offer added safety, but also a stellar option for adding a customized look to your Jeep.
There are a myriad of reasons for why Jeep owners everywhere are switching out their stock headlights for aftermarket LEDs for a better all-around jeeping experience. Even Jeep itself has begun to finally implement stock LED headlights into their new Wrangler models on the market, and given the increasingly accessible cost of these once-expensive headlight options, it is now more affordable than ever to upgrade your Jeep’s safety and style.
If you’re contemplating the idea of making the switch to aftermarket LED headlights for your Wrangler, here at Altitude Jeep, we’ve provided you with a run-down of the top 10 advantages these aftermarket Jeep headlights have to offer that are the leading reasons behind why people are choosing to upgrade.
Easy to Install
Aftermarket headlights kits are not as daunting as they may seem, being relatively simple to install in Jeep Wranglers. It might take dedicating an hour or two of your weekend in the garage, but it certainly doesn’t take bringing your Jeep and your box of headlights into a mechanic to get the job done. In fact, it’s possible to install most of our aftermarket Jeep LED headlights at Altitude Jeep with minimal tools and around 30-60 minutes of your time. All our aftermarket Jeep headlight kits come with full installation instructions too, and we even offer instructional videos guiding you through the process step-by-step to installing your headlights.
Easy to Maintain
Unlike halogen bulbs, which require replacement after roughly 5000 hours of use (which creeps up quicker than you might think), LED headlights are solid state, therefore capable of lasting for years on end — even for the lifetime of your Wrangler. Our Jeep LED headlights also are a solid unit with no moving parts, as with traditional bulbs, meaning you are much less likely to need to switch out your bulbs over the course of their lifecycle. By choosing to switch to aftermarket LEDs now, you are making a long-term investment in the future of your Jeep, saving on maintenance costs and ongoing part replacement thanks to their incredible lifespans.
In terms of the light emitted by our LED beams, it is created with significantly greater efficiency than the stock Jeep halogen bulbs. Halogen bulbs waste on average 80 percent of their energy due to the amount of heat they emit, whereas LED headlights concert 80 percent of the energy they use directly into light. This means they waste on average only 20 percent of their energy, a fraction of the amount that is wasted by halogen bulbs.
When you find yourself driving down a back road in the middle of the night or through a morning of dense fog, would you rather have a weak, yellow halogen light which illuminates just a few feet directly ahead, or even reflects against dense fog, or LEDs that produce a much more penetrating, illuminating white light? We thought so.
No matter what or where you are driving, you need to see in order to be safe. Aftermarket Jeep LED headlights provide you with a clear forward line of sight while making it much easier to see in fog and other poor visibility conditions. As a result, drivers that have LED headlights have significantly more time to react to changing road conditions, and therefore can ensure they are as safe as possible on the road.
Gas mileage is already enough of a struggle with our Jeep Wranglers even before you incorporate halogen bulbs into the mix. Because aftermarket Jeep LED headlights are so much more energy efficient than halogens and other types of headlights, they also draw less energy from your vehicle to produce their beams. This has the net effect of improving your fuel efficiency, which will save you a significant amount of money in gas over the long haul.
They Look Amazing
Aside from being much brighter headlights, the quality of light from LEDs is also substantially better than the quality of light provided from halogen bulbs. Rather than a weak, watery yellow light, LEDs create a much more piercing, clearer light. While it is bright and clear, it’s also warmer than HID xenon bulbs too, so you get more illumination but without blinding other drivers with excruciatingly bright white light.
Adds Customization To Your Jeep
Outside of your Jeep Wrangler’s headlights, LEDs can be implemented on your Jeep in a multitude of ways for giving your ride a custom look and lighting up the trails. Whether you choose an LED light bar, LED grill kit, or, if you really want your Jeep to pop, our LED rock lights, you can create an entirely new look for your Jeep for an affordable price. Our Spot Pods are also a great option for illuminating trails on those pitch black nights.
These are just a few reasons more Jeep owners are choosing to switch to aftermarket Jeep LED headlights, and industry projections expect an increasing number of both new and used cars alike to switch to implementing LED headlights in the years to come.
From all of us at Altitude Jeep, we hope that these advantages have shown you the reasons why picking up a pair of LEDs is a great move if you want a long-term, efficient, high-quality solution for your Jeep Wrangler.