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Hey all,

So the stock halogen headlights on my 2015 Jeep Patriot are not cutting it out for me. Anytime I have my high beams on I always think to myself “Hmm... THESE should be my regular low beams!” LOL. Anywho, I live in an area that doesn’t really have many streetlights at all and I have deer around me that love to walk out into the middle of the road. Now I’ve tried to do some research on what headlight upgrades are a good option to go for. Buuuuut, Im confused and I need straight answers, and you guys are my best bet.

My thoughts right now are to switch out the halogen headlights for LED headlights. Now if I go for LED headlights I need help figuring out which bulbs I should go for. Plus, what (if any) resistors or extra parts I need for the LEDs to work correctly without any flickering. Id love to chat with you all that have upgraded your headlights like I’m trying to do and have used them for awhile to share your experiences!

Hope you all can help and thanks for reading!
 

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Most, if not all, drop-in LED bulb replacements aren't street legal, they don't have a defined low-beam cutoff when placed in a reflector housing, which means you end up glaring the crap out of other drivers. I've been on the receiving end enough times to attest to the suckitude. Perhaps all you really need is a set of new halogens? Your old ones are probably nearly burnt out.

On the other hand, Valkyrie Offroad makes brackets to adapt Wrangler headlights, which would allow you to fit any of a plethora of aftermarket Wrangler DOT-approved headlights. Planning to do that as soon as funds allow, being a niche item they're not cheap.

Personally though, I run auxiliary driving lamps to supplement my high beams. They're slaved to the high beams so they don't run unless the highs are on. Each state's laws regarding auxiliary driving lamps may vary, but I want to put that out as an option since it's a good way to get great high beam coverage without blinding other drivers with your lows.
 

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Most, if not all, drop-in LED bulb replacements aren't street legal, they don't have a defined low-beam cutoff when placed in a reflector housing, which means you end up glaring the crap out of other drivers. I've been on the receiving end enough times to attest to the suckitude. Perhaps all you really need is a set of new halogens? Your old ones are probably nearly burnt out.

On the other hand, Valkyrie Offroad makes brackets to adapt Wrangler headlights, which would allow you to fit any of a plethora of aftermarket Wrangler DOT-approved headlights. Planning to do that as soon as funds allow, being a niche item they're not cheap.

Personally though, I run auxiliary driving lamps to supplement my high beams. They're slaved to the high beams so they don't run unless the highs are on. Each state's laws regarding auxiliary driving lamps may vary, but I want to put that out as an option since it's a good way to get great high beam coverage without blinding other drivers with your lows.
You might be right about replacing the halogen lights but the car only has 31k miles on it, and to me it seems early to replace them. But if I do replace the halogens are their any reputable halogen lights out there besides stock? I’m thinking if I’m going to change the lights go for aftermarket halogens that are better and not the regular stock ones. I still might go for LED’s anyways just because I don’t go into the streets that often, it’s more or less secluded long forest streets more then anything lol
 

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I'm running these for now, put over 20k miles on them, still running strong. Considering I work second shift, they get a lot of use.
 

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Ah ok cool! I’ve heard a lot about Philip headlights plus something else called Sylvania or Silverstar idk lol
 

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Been running HID's since 2014 without issue and an added relay for anti flicker.
Here we are in 2020 and folks are still trying to get LED's to function like OEM halogen or HID's and they are still not there.
 

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Hey all,

So the stock halogen headlights on my 2015 Jeep Patriot are not cutting it out for me. Anytime I have my high beams on I always think to myself “Hmm... THESE should be my regular low beams!” LOL. Anywho, I live in an area that doesn’t really have many streetlights at all and I have deer around me that love to walk out into the middle of the road. Now I’ve tried to do some research on what headlight upgrades are a good option to go for. Buuuuut, Im confused and I need straight answers, and you guys are my best bet.

My thoughts right now are to switch out the halogen headlights for LED headlights. Now if I go for LED headlights I need help figuring out which bulbs I should go for. Plus, what (if any) resistors or extra parts I need for the LEDs to work correctly without any flickering. Id love to chat with you all that have upgraded your headlights like I’m trying to do and have used them for awhile to share your experiences!

Hope you all can help and thanks for reading!
I have tried LEDs but have never been able to crack the code”..
I have used resistors and a canbus but it always flickers.. only when i have the high beams it doesn’t...
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@MCMasterJ I recently converted over to LED bulbs and would never go back, it was quite literally day and night! I did run into the flickering issue that Shane97 mentioned, but the vendor recommended an adapter that fixed the issue. I find that the low beams have a cut-off similar to my halogens and the high beams are incredible! Plus the 6000K colour temp looks much nicer and more modern (I have changed all my exterior bulbs to LED now).

Here are the bulbs I got: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B083GTH8FB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
and the adapter: CAR ROVER H13/9008 Decoder Canbus Resistor Anti-flicker Error Free Harness for LED Headlight Conversion Kit Warning (Pack of 2): Amazon.ca: Automotive

Both are on amazon.ca but you can probably find them on amazon.com too. Cost me just shy of $100 Canadian, certainly more expensive than halogens, but half of that was for the adapters which shouldn't need to be replaced, bulbs will last longer too. Everything is plug and play as well, except for a couple of heat sinks on the adapters that I mounted in the engine bay using self tapping screws and a little touch up paint to prevent rust.

Only issue I have is that my daytime running lights are now the full on, super bright high-beams. Anytime there are clouds or in the evening I usually just put on the parking brake to the first click to turn them off - still looking for a more permanent solution there. Since you're from the states you may not have DRLs though, so you may not have to worry about that.

This was posted a while ago but hopefully it helps!
 

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When it comes to the Canbus system (thanks Chrysler) I use a relay on each headlight function, the relay is just over the resistance the system is looking for and let's you run the lights right off the battery.
This let's you run any LED bulb without flicker or winking (Canbus testing the bulb) and no bloody hot resisters, also as your running off the battery the lights are as bright as they were designed to be. My patriot wasn't equipped with DRL but they do make relays that won't trigger unless they get a set voltage so the DRL won't activate them, they are hard to find but work great. I do recommend putting a resistor on the new line as the Jeeps won't be protecting it past the relay.
Well that's my solution if anyone is interested I can put a guide together on what to get and how to wire it up.
 
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