(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
Hey, guys, it's Sara from extremeterrain.com and today we have our review and install of these Deegan 38 LED Headlights, fitting your '07 through '18 Jeep Wrangler JK. These 7-inch round LED headlights feature polycarbonate lenses with die-cast aluminum housings. These LEDs feature a color temperature of 5,000 Kelvin and have 1,200 raw lumens on low beam and around 3,600 raw lumens on high beam. These headlights allow you to retain your daytime running lights and are DOT compliant. They also feature a waterproof rating of IP68 which is the highest waterproof rating for electronic components. So, these will hold up to any weather and any water that the trails will throw at you. Coming in at around $400 these are on the higher end price-wise. However, for your money, you're getting the function of these LEDs, the ease of install of this plug and play installation, as well as the standout styling of these headlights. I'm giving this install a two out of three wrenches on the difficulties meter. It does feature a direct bolt up install with no modification required and can be done in approximately two hours. With that said, let's jump right into our install. For this install, you need a pop clip removal tool and a Phillips screwdriver. Some optional but helpful tools are an impact gun with a Phillips head socket. So, the first step in our headlight install is to remove this grille by removing the plastic pop clips holding it on at the top. Grab your trim removal tool and let's get these out. With all the pop clips removed from the top of our grille, we can pull forward on our grille and it should release all the metal clips at the bottom. Once the grille is free, you do wanna disconnect the connector on your turn signals, pull back on the red tab, press down and remove. Repeat that process with the other turn signal. And you can remove your grilleAt this point we can remove the metal retainer holding our headlight in. We can do this by removing the four Phillips head screws using our Phillips head socket or just a regular screwdriver if you don't have this. Let's get these out. With your retainer removed, pull your headlight forward and remove the connector holding it into the wiring harness. Pull back on the red tab, press and remove. Before we can get our headlights installed on our Jeep, we need to connect them to the driver and splitter according to the included instructions. First, we can connect this cable labeled projector to the cable on our headlight. Keep in mind that there is a slotted section here and you wanna align that up with the tab on the cable that's connected your headlight. Once it's all the way seated you should be able to tighten this down. And then we're going to connect the cable that's labeled low beam to the connector that has a yellow wire on it. Press this in until it snaps. Connect the final cable, this one will have a white wire and then this connector will eventually go to our Jeep. Set that one aside and let's do our headlight. Repeat that process with our other headlight. Making sure the yellow wire goes to our low beam. Now we can install these headlights. We can now install this headlight on our Jeep by connecting the connector at the end of our wiring harness to the factory connector. Once it's all the way in, make sure you're pressing down on the red tab. You wanna make sure to mount both of these packs on the inside here, I suggest on part of the body or part of the frame. Now we can get our headlight lined up in this housing. Line up your headlight in the housing and replace the factory retainer. These tabs only line up one way, so make sure they're lined up on at least two of the holes. Grab your screws and get them installed. Install the rest of your screws. All right, now that we have a headlight installed on our Jeep, we can really see it side by side with our OEM headlight, and really check out some of the differences. Now, as you can see, this is a complete style departure from the chrome shiny appearance of our factory headlight. This headlight has a black housing which is really gonna take it up a notch to the front of your Jeep. In addition to styling, these headlights feature LEDs, which are gonna last quite a bit longer than the factory bulbs. We're also getting away from the chrome of the reflector headlights. So these projector headlights which really adds to the blacked out look of your Jeep. With our passenger side headlight complete, we can now repeat that process on the driver side. Pull the metal retainer off your headlight and set it aside. Pull the headlight out of its housing, pull back on the red clip and remove it. At this point, you can attach the new harness to your factory connector. Make sure you push down on the red tab to be sure this is seated. With this connector plugged in this might be a good time to test your headlight. If for some reason they don't come on right away, these connectors can be attached 180 out. So, I would suggest flipping this around and testing it again. And they should come on either one direction or the other. These plugs do have a tab on either side. If for some reason your light does not come on, flip this around and try the other direction. Secure both of these packs to the Jeep the same as the other side and get your headlight mounted. There are mounting tabs and multiple locations around the headlight. Line these up to the slots on the bucket in order to make sure your headlight is lined up. Grab your metal retainer and get it lined up on your headline as well. Reinstall the screws. With both headlights installed we can now reinstall our grille, starting with our turn signals. Rest it on your bumper and plug back in your turn signal. Make sure you're depressing the red tab so it's secure. Line up the metal tabs on the bottom of your grille, press it into place and then line up the tabs on the top and reinsert your plastic pop clips. All right, so that is gonna do it for the review and install of these headlights. Remember for all things Jeep keep it at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Improve Your Nighttime Drives. Improve your nighttime drives by upgrading to Deegan 38 LED Headlights. These headlights feature advanced optics that work together with intense LED lights. The result is more efficiently projected headlight beams, ensuring any road or trail hazards are immediately visible.
Ultra-Bright LED Lights. Deegan 38LED Headlights are equipped with ultra-bright LED lights that are engineered for intensity, while remaining energy efficient. These headlights feature 1,260 raw lumens when on low beam and 3,666 raw lumens when using high beam. Both low and high beams are DOT compliant. Additionally, these headlights feature DRL functionality, allowing you to install DRLs.
Rugged Build Quality. Deegan 38 LED Headlights come with die-cast aluminum housings that are finished in a black powder coating for added corrosion resistance. Each headlight uses extremely clear, hard-coated polycarbonate for optimal light output. These headlights come with an IP68 waterproof rating for exceptional all-weather reliability.
Direct Installation. Deegan 38 LED Headlights are designed as plug and play assemblies. These headlights are fully compatible with your Jeep’s factory H4 connectors and require just standard hand tools for installation.
Application. Deegan 38 LED Headlights fit all 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.
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January 09, 2020
Deegan 38 led headlights
Ordered a set of these back in May and loved them now 8 months later one went out. I would expect better performance for $500. Will opt for lights with a warranty now.Helpful (0)
October 19, 2019
Waaay brighter than stock
Easy to install. One controller was mislabled, but easy to figure out. Would recomend them.Helpful (0)
October 09, 2019
Light didn’t work
Ordered these lights. 1 light worked, the other didn’t. Returned it and got them replaced. Came today. I put one light in, didn’t work. Tried the other light. Nope. Tried a combination of the harnesses and the anti flicker things, still no luck. It’s only been frustration and grill take off/put on practice.Helpful (0)
September 29, 2019
I love the look!
Plug and Play, easy install and the look is awesome....I had the halo style and it seems that everyone has them now so I was looking for something different and these hit the mark.Helpful (0)
September 28, 2019
Great value at the right price, wiring issues
The price for these has been all over the map. I scored them at $239. These ARE Morimoto. Printed brand on the lens as well as the iconic "M" in the low beam pattern. The wiring is a pain, though. The /- on the high beam had to be reversed, and then it worked. If you don't know Morimoto, they have a very distinct line on low beam pattern (great for other drivers). There was a very slight flicker in the high beam mode, but barely noticed. These are AWESOME, if you get the right price.Helpful (0)
September 19, 2019
ASK...before purchasing LED's
Bought a 2010 Jeep Wrangler (JK) I wanted to convert all exterior lights to LED's. Initially Extreme Terrain sold me ProComp 7 LED's.. and I had them installed BUT the "high beam" light would NOT turn off, I contacted ET and was sent a second set...had them installed and again...defective. I contacted ProComp directly only to discover they recognized a "batch" were defective. I spoke to ET and they recommended a set of Deegan 38 LED's and I had them installed, only to discover "flickering in high beams "I after much research I was told to purchased an H13 to H4 conversion harness AND Lifetime LED Anti-Flicker harness to eliminate "flashing." So, the moral of this story is....if you convert to LED...do your research and ASK what other items are needed besides LED headlights to get the installation correct the first time. Hey...and no-one seems to know how to aim the head light beam so it doesn't blind oncoming traffic.Helpful (0)
September 09, 2019
Awesome headlights. Very bright. High beam and low beam wired backwards though.Helpful (0)
September 06, 2019
Great looking headlights!
Really easy plug and play lights. The how-to video on the Extreme Terrain website was spot on. I've taken out other headlights before so I'm familiar with taking apart my front grill. Even if you haven't done it jbefore-it's a simple procedure. Two things that MAY help out: 1- before you screw the headlights into place after getting wires connected-turn your lights on and off and check your high beams. My high beams weren't kicking in on. I turned each of the plugs around (high beam wire an low beam). I'm not saying switch the ports-just flip the way you plug it into each harness. Soon as I did-all lights worked perfectly! 2-i have one of those slanted "angry bird/gladiator" grills. I could not get my grill back on without having to cut away the inside of the grill around the top of the headlight. Once I carved that out-it fit. You can't tell looking at the jeep but I'm not sure if that will cause water to get in behind the light in. I may go back to the factory grill. (I'll update soon) You can tell these are made of solid quality. They weigh alot compared to the cheap ones I got from a certain online shopping site that rhymes with Framazon. Love the lights/they're bright and look cool and unique. I don't think to you can go wrong kwith these lights! They may be a bit more expensive than others-but you get what you pay for-and you're paying for quality on these!Helpful (2)
August 15, 2019
These are the Morimoto Super7 headlights. They are not knockoffs. It has great even brightness and an excellent beam pattern and cutoff. There's some good videos on YouTube for reviews of this headlight and it's beam pattern. The package arrived in a Morimoto labeled box and came assembled. It contained a pair of ballasts and anti-flicker harnesses. A bit of advice: the anti-flicker harness socket has a positive and negative indicator markings. Insert the appropriate plug such that the retainer clip is on the opposite side of the indicator markings. EnjoyHelpful (2)
June 28, 2019
Great product Decent price
Definitely needed some headlights that stand out, and these do just that ! Price is a little steep compared to other plug and play lights, but these were definitely plug and play on my 07 just read instructions and your set ! Normal tools required nothing special.Helpful (1)
What size bezel is used to hold the light in? What light gaurds will work with this light?
The Deegan 38 LED Headlights will install using the factory headlight retainer.
What is the difference between these and the Morimoto Super7? Are they exactly the same, just rebranded?
We do not carry the Super7's so we would be unable to compare them, however they are a similar style made by a different brand.
Is says these have a DRL function, I am trying to choose between and the axial led. How do you make the DRL work on these?
Not necessary, but if you wire in the LEDs to your parking lights they will function as DRLs.
How does the DRL function work?
Would these fit with a gladiator grille or a shark grille? Because they look like they protrude pretty far and it looks as though it may hit the slanted part on those grilles.
That is a very good question. We have not tried them with those grilles, however I believe that they will fit. Because of the slant on the gladiator and shark grilles, it could be a close sit, but I do not think that they could slant enough to cover too much of the light. Legally, your headlights have to be visible. Due to that, I do believe that these would fit with that, since it is only the middle of the light that protrudes out.
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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