Review & Install Video
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com and this is my review and installation of the Delta Xenon Halo Seven-Inch LED Headlight Kit, fitting all 2007 and up JKs. Delta does offer a couple of different headlight options for your JK. They have everything from LED to Xenon to halogen headlights, and a lot of those are available both with and without the halo. So if this isn't exactly the type of headlight you're looking for, Delta probably has another option that is exactly what you want. Today, we're gonna talk through the installation of these headlights as well as the light output and beam pattern.
Anyone who's driven a factory JK at night knows that the headlights that come in the Jeep when it rolls off the assembly line are not great. They are dim, they're dingy, and they just don't throw a lot of light, so a headlight upgrade is on the top of a lot of your lists. Delta does a really nice job of putting together a kit of a few different components that will give you a lot more light output than you currently have, but won't break the bank like a full-on LED projector headlight would. This kit is going to include a reflector, a new light, and of course, the Halo for some additional styling, but it's going to do it at that $150 or below price tag. A lot of the full projector headlights are going to be $500, $600, $700, $800, and even more, so if you're looking for some additional light output from your JK, but you're not looking to break the bank, a setup like this is a really nice option, especially if you want something that has a halo.
As I said, Delta does a nice job of putting together a couple of components that work really well together. At the heart of this kit is a seven-inch reflector housing that has a prismatic crystal lens that does a really nice job of producing a quality light pattern, and that's really important when you're looking at a headlight. If it just scatters light everywhere, you're going to blind oncoming drivers, so you do want a fairly sharp cutoff and a nice low, wide beam at the low beam. When you go to high beam, at that point it's okay to scatter light everywhere, and you just want maximum light output and maximum visibility. So, this housing has the halo built right into it right out of the box. There are some halo kits you can buy on the market, but you end up having to open up your reflector housing and put the halo in it. This comes with the halo in it already, as well as a wiring harness to get that halo working. You can tap into a couple of different power sources for your halo. Most people will use the running lights, so as long as your parking lights are on, the halos will be illuminated as well. So, that's the reflector.
Of course, the second most important part of the headlight is the bulb itself, and these are the Xenon version of the Delta headlights. As I mentioned, they have an LED, they have a halogen, but this is the Xenon option. These Xenon bulbs are going to burn in a slightly different color than the halogen and the LED bulbs are. They are a 60-watt high beam, 55-watt low beam light. They produce a good amount of light, however, they're not going to last quite as long as an LED bulb will. So, it really comes down to what you want in your Jeep. What you see over here are a couple of pieces of gasket material, so when you put the lights in, they're going to stay nice and tight in the housing. They're not gonna rattle around and whenever you change your headlights out, you are going to want to make some adjustments, and make sure that you get them aimed properly. These gaskets will make sure that when you aim them everything, again, stays tight and stays exactly how you set them.
Getting a new set of headlights installed in your Jeep is gonna be a pretty simple process, but because these are a halo bulb, they require just a little bit of wiring, so I am going to give this a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty scale. To get started with the installation, you'll want to pull