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Hey, guys. So, today, we're checking out the 9-Inch HD Tempest LED Headlight and Fog Light Set, fitting all 2018 and newer JL Wranglers.So, if you're really looking to step up your lighting performance for the front-end of your Wrangler, then this set is going to be a great choice to take a look into. This set is going to include both the headlight and the fog light, upgrading your factory lights to a projector LED, which is gonna be great for you guys out there that are looking to up your lighting performance with a bright, white light and a more uniform light pattern. So, that's gonna help you out with visibility on dark back roads, dark trails, and even just driving around at night and is also gonna give you a very sleek look with the overall setup. Considering that these are matching, they're both gonna have those projector LEDs. But what I really like about these is the fact that they're gonna have that halo there. It's gonna act like a daytime running light and is also going to have RGB HD technology. So, you can hook these up to your iPhone, change them to whatever color that you'd like and they're even gonna have a bunch of lighting effects on the app that's included in this kit. And makes it perfect for somebody who's really looking to customize the front-end of their Wrangler as well as the lighting and I think it makes it stand out from the rest as far as other headlights and fog lights go. Not to mention, these are also going to be built very well. These are gonna be durable, great for somebody who's looking for a headlight and a fog light that's going to hold their own while they're out on the trail.So, as far as pricing goes, this is going to be, as a kit, roughly $800. And, in my personal opinion, I think that you're getting what you pay for out of this kit. These are gonna be, again, built very well. They're gonna be built with a high quality LED. You're getting a lot of bells and whistles and not only are you just getting headlights, you're also getting fog lights in the kit. Now, what I really like about this is the fact that, of course, they have that color technology where you can really customize it to whatever you want, perfect for somebody who's really looking to change up the front-end of their JL from the rest, but it's also gonna come with a plug and play kit with a little bit of wiring when it comes to just hooking it up to the battery. That makes it really easy for you to get these headlights in and get a custom look on the front-end of your Wrangler. So, in my personal opinion, I think you are getting what you pay for when it comes to that $800, considering the quality, the durability, and just all the extra bells and whistles that you get in this build and in this set of headlights and fog lights compared to the other choices.Now, as far as install goes, like I said, there is some wiring, but it's very minimal and very simple. The rest of the kit is plug and play. You're gonna need some very basic hand tools in order to get the job done. So, speaking of that install, let's jump into that now.The tools that I'll use for my install are an impact wrench, an electric ratchet, ¼-inch drive ratchet, a 12, 10, 8, and 7-millimeter deep socket, a T20 Torx socket, a small extension, a 3-millimeter Allen key, a Phillips head, and flathead screwdriver, a pop clip removal tool, and a wire tool.For this install, we're gonna start with the headlights. So, what I'm gonna do first is take off the grille. So, you'll need a flathead screwdriver or a pop clip removal tool in order to take off that grille. What we're gonna do next is lift up on the top of the grille and make sure that the two pins on either side are out and then we can just give this a good pull and release the clips down at the bottom of the grille. And then we can remove our grille. Now, in order to remove our headlight, we need to take out the three 10-millimeter bolts. So, I'm gonna use a 10-millimeter socket and go ahead and remove those. The headlight will move out of place, held in by a couple of pins. Then we're gonna pull the headlight forward. Just give me a clip on the other side. For the wiring harness, we're gonna press down, pull back, and we can put our factory headlight aside.So, before we actually mount up our headlight, we do wanna lay out our wiring harness first because there is a lot going on here. And I will explain what I'm doing once we get to that step. But you wanna grab your wiring harness and we're just gonna unravel everything. It's gonna look like a bit of a mess at first. However, it is a very simple wiring harness and most of it is plug and play. So, just taking a look at our wiring harness, we're gonna have four main connectors. These are both labeled. They're gonna go to the driver's side and passenger side headlight and fog light. We're gonna run those up to the front, just lay those there for a second, and then we have some colored wires on the back of our control box.Now, the red and the black, those are going to go to our battery. That is our power and our negative or our ground. So then we're left with the white, yellow, and blue wire. We will not be using the white wire, so we can tie that out of the way, put that away. And then we also have a driver's side and passenger side channel with a spade connector on the end. Now, this is going to go into a split harness that we're going to plug into our factory turn signal fender wiring harness, so these will sync up or the headlights and the fog lights will sync up with our fender turn signal. So, we will get to those in just a second. But right now, we're gonna lay out our harness. So, we want these up at the front, right here.I am just going to take all of our main plugs, send them down through. And this control box is actually gonna sit in the middle, just so we can reach everything. I just wanna line everything up first. So, we can actually send the driver's side over to the other side. I am going to keep the passenger side over here, through right now with our main plug. And don't worry, we will tie this all up out of the way. This is going to come down, kind of, to the center here. That's a good starting point for us. Then we'll take our yellow wire. This is going to be our driver's side turn signal wire. I'm gonna try to keep this as clean as possible. And this is actually gonna go over to the driver's side fender. Now, that's not actually going to sit there. I just wanna make sure that this is laid out correctly. So, I'm just actually just going to reroute these wires real quick. Just make sure it's as clean as possible. Keep the passenger main plugs here. We're gonna send these three wires up across and then leave those there for the meantime. Now, we can mount up our headlight and plug that in.Now that we have our harness organized and where it needs to sit in order to evenly plug everything in, what we're gonna do is plug in our passenger side headlight. You're going to use the connector from the control box and then line up the little arrow, press that together, and then you're gonna have a little threaded cap. Pin that down. Make sure that that's sealed. Then we can go ahead and plug the other plug into our factory harness. You'll hear a little click. What we're gonna do now is mount up our headlight. So, you're gonna have a couple pins that line up. We're gonna take our factory hardware and use three 10-millimeter bolts. Thread those in by hand. Then we can tighten up the bolts with a 10-millimeter socket.So, at this point in time, our headlight is mounted up and we would usually do the other side. However, I want to go into the fog light install and show you guys both the headlight and the fog light next to our factory headlight and fog light. So, we're gonna go ahead and jump into that.So, in order to access our fog lights, we will have to take off our side trim pieces. However, it's a little bit easier to do that once our lower splash shield is out of the way. So, we're going to remove the clips that are holding in the front with a trim removal tool and then we can move to the back bolts or back screws with an 8-millimeter socket. So, now, we can take out these screws in the back with an 8-millimeter socket. Same for the other side. So, once that second screw is removed, we can remove our lower splash shield. So, next, we can take off our trim pieces. It's gonna be held on by a number of screws around the sides. So, what I'm gonna do is take a 7-millimeter socket and a little extension just to give myself a little bit of room here since this does come back a little bit and we can go ahead and remove all of those.All right. Once all the screws are removed, this one's being a little stubborn. We can just wiggle out our trim piece and then that will expose our fog light. So, what we're gonna do now is just unplug this and we'll be able to remove our fog light. So, on this board bumper, you will have three T20 Torx screws that are holding on our fog light. On the Sahara bumper, you're gonna have four 8-millimeter screws. So, what I'm gonna do is just take a T20 Torx.All right. Once those are removed, we can pull back our fog light and remove it. So, before we can attach our fog light, as you can tell, it is a little bit different than our factory fog light. This is the Sport fog light. So, this comes out of our Sport bumper. This is going to have three mounting points as to where this is set up like a Sahara fog light or the LED package fog light and that's gonna have four mounting points. So, you are supplied with brackets for the Sport bumper. You also are supplied brackets for the Rubicon bumper too. So, what I have to do, in order to have this mount up correctly, is attach a bracket here. Now, this is going to act as that tab and then those two mounting locations on the other side are perfectly aligned with our bumper. So, I am going to grab our provided hardware. This is the button head bolt and I'm actually gonna send it through the back here and then lay our bracket down on top. Same for the bottom one. All right. And we're gonna take our bracket, lay that down on top. Then we're gonna take our washers and lock washers. And we can take the nut, thread that on and we'll tighten that down with a 7-millimeter socket and that Allen key that we just used.As you can see, I also have a microfiber down. I just wanna make sure that the lens on the fog light is not scratched by the table. You also wanna make sure that it's oriented the correct way. What I did was just lined it up with our factory fog light and you'll be able to tell what is the top and what is the bottom, because it will say, "DOT and SAE" up the top of the lens on the new fog light. So, now that our bracket is installed, what we're gonna do is head over to the Jeep and attach this with our factory hardware on our tabbed side with the bracket and our new hardware on the other side.So, what we're gonna do now is mount up our fog light. Now, we're gonna have a long Phillips head screw as well as a spacer for the two mounting holes on this side and then we're gonna reuse our factory Torx screw over on the right-hand side. So, before we go ahead and mount that up, I'm gonna prep our fog light with the spacer and the Phillips's head. So, as you can tell, there's a spacer behind there. I'm just gonna go ahead and line that up, take a Phillips head screwdriver and just get it started. So, now that it's started, we can take our factory screw, line that up with that mounting location. I'm gonna take that T20 Torx and tighten that down. And before we tighten it down all the way, we wanna make sure that we get this other spacer and screw in. I'm just gonna put that behind, line that up and line that up with our bumper. So, we can completely tighten down our factory screw with that T20 Torx and have a Phillips head screwdriver and tighten down those two Phillips head screws that are provided in the kit.So, once that is nice and tight, what we're gonna do is plug in our factory harness to our split harness here. This is gonna go on the factory style connector and then we're gonna take the wiring harness from the control box or the wire from the control box. Line this up just like we did with the headlight, plug that in and screw down this little cap and then we're gonna put on our trim piece. So, now that our headlight and our fog light are mounted up, what we're gonna do is start to wire them up. Now, first, we're gonna take our split harness and our wire for our turn signal wiring harness and we're gonna install that before we attach our wires to our battery.So, I'm actually going to leave this off of the spade connector right now. I wanna drop this wire down. This does not seem to go past the battery tray. So, we are just going to drop this behind the battery tray into the wheel well area and that is where our harness is. Now, I would like to mention that you will not have to take off your inner wheel well in order to access the wiring harness. However, I took it off to give you guys a better view. So, once that is underneath our fender, we can plug this in. And we're gonna take this harness and plug it in between our factory harness. So, again, you don't have to take off your inner fender liner. I just wanted to show you guys where this is located. So, you can actually just pull it back if you have it installed, but it is going to be attached up on the top part of our quarter panel. It is held in by clips. So, I'm gonna take a trim removal tool and just remove it, so we can have a better access to the plug. And then we can unplug this. Right. So, once that's unplugged, we can take our split harness and plug that in. And then we can clip this back into the quarter right up outta here. And then we'll tie all these wires up in just a minute, after everything's installed. And now, we can head to the battery.What we're gonna do now is attach our leads to the battery. Now, these are just gonna come as a standard wire, so you do have to put a connector on the end. So, I'm gonna take a pair of wire stripping, crimping, and cutting tools. Strip the end here. Put a larger one on the positive wire. What I also do really like about this is the fact that it has an inline fuse, makes it a little bit more efficient. All right. And we can put this down. Same for our negative. Let down and then we're gonna attach them too at the battery. So, I'm gonna start with our positive lead. This is a 12-millimeter socket. Just remove one of the accessory nuts, make sure that these are not tangled up. Put this over here. Make sure that's not touching any metal.And we're gonna reattach the nut, tighten that back up with a 12-millimeter socket. And you can grab a 10-millimeter socket and take off the negative accessory nut. Tighten that back up with the 10-millimeter socket. If you are using connectors like this, I would recommend to heat shrink them as well as just wrap them up with a little bit of electrical tape. But now that those are on our battery, our headlights and our fog lights are receiving power from the control box.So, before we wrap up this inside, I wanna stop down and tell you guys a little bit more about this new headlight and fog light set and what benefits that you're gonna get out of this new setup in comparison to your factory setup. Now, right off the bat, you can tell that this new setup, this new headlight and fog light are going to be completely different as far as the lighting technology goes and the overall housing and the overall design. Now, our new headlight and fog light setup are gonna have a black housing on the inside, giving a very sleek look to the front end of the Jeep. And the headlight is going to have a riveted outline on the outside, which is gonna give more of an aggressive look, which I do really like in comparison to the more basic design that our factory setup is giving us with that chrome reflector and that halogen bulb.Now, our new lights on the table are actually gonna be a lot more durable. This is gonna be made of a die cast aluminum housing. It's gonna have a texture black powder coat finish on the back, which is going to protect that from any corrosion. The lens themselves are going to be a lot stronger, made out of a polycarbonate material instead of the plastic materials that are used on our factory housing and lens on both our headlight and our fog light. And they are going to be IP67 rated, which essentially means that they are dust proof and waterproof. So, when you're out on the trail kicking up dust all day or if you go water fording with these headlights or fog lights, the LEDs inside are going to be A-okay.Now, the big step up is obviously with that lighting performance. What I do really like about these is that they're going to be a lot cleaner, have a more uniform light pattern and shine a lot brighter than your factory halogen bulbs. Now, the factory bulb, that's going to be perfect for stock applications. However, if you're looking for higher performance lights, an LED setup like this is exactly what you wanna go for. And these are gonna be a projector LED, both on the headlight as well as the fog light. That's going to illuminate the light a lot farther down the road, more uniform light pattern and it's overall just going to help the performance of the LED itself. And this is also gonna have a 6,000K color temperature, which is a bright white light and that's going to, again, look a lot cleaner, a lot more modernized and match with any other LEDs that you already have on your Wrangler as to where the factory halogen is gonna be more of that yellowish or almost amber-ish hue just because of the lower color temperature with a halogen bulb.Now, what I really like about these is the fact that these set themselves apart from even the factory setup in a lot of other LEDs on the market. They have a halo on both the headlight as well as the fog light, but they're not only going to just act as a daytime running light, they also have HD RGB technology included, so you are able to hook up your Android or your iPhone to the halo itself. There is going to be a control box that will actually actuate all of this, but all you have to do is hook up your smartphone and you can change the halo to any color that you'd like. And you can also change it to any effect that you'd like. This does come with an app that has up to 121 lighting features, so you can really customize the front-end and your lighting setup to really however you want.So, not only are you getting all of the lighting benefits from the headlight as well as the fog light, they are going to sync up with each other and not only are they going to sync up each other, but you do get a split harness for each side for your turn signal wiring harnesses. So, they are going to sync up with your turn signals as well. That's something that I do really like about this setup and, obviously, it is a big upgrade from the factory one. So, enough about these two on the table side-by-side, let's go finish up our install.What we're gonna do now is just repeat that process that we did on the passenger side now on the driver's side. So, I'm gonna start with our headlight. So, again, I'm just gonna leave one of these wires out for our fog light and just route these two back. This one is going to be for our headlight. This one is gonna go back to our turn signal, so I'm just gonna leave that over on the side there. Make sure that this is oriented the correct way. Plug that in. Make sure you hear a click. So, I already installed our bracket here. Now, we can just tighten everything down in place and tighten this up with a Phillips head screwdriver. You will have to give it a little bit of pressure to get it started. Plug in our factory style harness. We can plug in our control box wire. Right. And after that is connected, we can just put our trim piece back on.So, on the driver's side, depending on what model you have, you may have a black fuse box here. What I'm gonna do is take out the two 10-millimeter bolts that are holding it on because, on the driver's side, we'll be able to access that turn signal wiring harness from the top if we just move this out of the way. So, I'm gonna take a 10-millimeter socket. Just take those two bolts out. This windshield line is going to be held on by a couple of clips. Go to unhook this. Put this aside, right on the master cylinder. So, what we're gonna do is take our driver's side yellow wire with our spade connector. Plug that into our split harness or split connector. Now, I already undid this from the clip, but it's going to be located right underneath that black box. All we have to do, push this red tab back, unplug it, plug that in, tuck that away. What we're gonna do next is move our fuse box back to where it was. Hook these lines back on. Put them down. Take our hardware that we took out originally and just mount this back up. 10-millimeter socket, tighten those up and then we can put our grille and our splash guard back on.Next, we're gonna put on our splash guard. Now, I would recommend to tie all of your wires out of the way. There's some space underneath the upper splash shield where you can put them. There are a number of ways to do this, I just use some zip ties and also the control box has some 3M backing on there, so you can stick that wherever you like. You just wanna make sure that it's away from anything that is hot or moving. You don't want them to get hooked on anything. Then we can attach our splash guard. All right. So, I'm gonna start by attaching the screws in the back, saving them up with the 8-millimeter socket that we used before. Same thing for the other side. Once the screws are attached, we can take our clips and attach them up at the front of our splash guard. Great.Now, we can reattach our grille. Now, we're gonna take our grille, line this up, press the top forward, the pins will set up at the top and then we can give the bottom a good press. You should hear everything. All right. Now, we can take our pop clips. After your grille's installed, what we're gonna do next is close up the hood and then we'll be all set to go.So, that's gonna wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe. And for more videos and products like this, always keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Functionality and Dependability. Enhance the brightness of your Jeep Wrangler’s headlights with this 9-Inch HD Tempest RGB Halo LED Headlights and Fog Light Set. This light system was designed with intensely bright LEDs to light up your night adventures. It can also effectively brighten the road even during a foggy day with compromised visibility.
Stylish and Bold Illumination. The Headlights in this kit generate focused light beam patterns with 1,500 lumens that enable you to see the path with less fatigue. The well-defined patterns sport uniformly distributed light beams that reduce the blinding glare for the oncoming motorists. Additionally, the 4-inch fog lights produce reliable lighting for safer driving on foggy, rainy, or snowy roads.
Lasting Durability. The high-strength, die-cast aluminum housings and tough polycarbonate lenses offer long-lasting on and off-road protection against various hazards. Each assembly has been engineered with excellent dimensional accuracy, structural integrity, and high-quality components to deliver optimum performance under various conditions.
SAE and DOT Compliant. These Headlights and Fog Lights meet the automotive standards for manufacturing, testing, and design set forth by the SAE. They were also built consistent with the rigidity, performance, and safety standards of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108.
Bolt-On Installation. Mounting these lights on your Jeep is simple with light to moderate mechanical and electrical skills required. The pairs of headlights and fog lights fit the factory mounting locations and seamlessly integrates with your vehicle’s contours.
Application. The 9-Inch HD Tempest RGB Halo LED Headlights and Fog Light Kit is specifically designed to be used on 2018-2021 Jeep Wrangler JL models.
Fitment: 2018 2019 2020 2021
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