Review & Install Video
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the PIAA Night Tech headlight bulb, fitting all 2007 and up JKs. Today, we're going to talk through the installation of this bulb. This is a one out of three-wrench installation. However, you are going to have to remove the grille to change out your headlight bulbs, and the whole process will take about 30 minutes. But we'll talk more about that in just a second. These bulbs are for those of you who are looking to replace your burned out or worn out factory housing headlight bulbs in your JK. These are going to give you a good bit more light, but they're still a direct H13 replacement. You don't have to worry about the light source being a different distance from your reflector, which can cause glare or cause hotspots, or light thrown in areas that you don't want it. So this is certainly going to be an upgrade. But it's going to be one that you're not going to have to think or worry too much about if it's going to work out properly. This is a direct swap for your factory bulb. Now, there are certainly other options out there. You can go with an LED bulb. You can go with a full LED projector or an HID projector. You can even just swap out your factory headlight buckets, your lenses and your reflectors, for something that's going to have a different pattern, and then use these bolts inside of those. Again, a lot of different options, and all of them are going to fall in different places on the light output and the beam pattern scale, as well as the price scale. These are going to be an H13 bulb that will not only plug directly into your factory headlight wiring harness, but also with a simple quarter-turn, connecting to the back of your factory headlight housings. These are going to be a 55-watt/65-watt bulb. So they'll put out 55 watts of light at the low beam, and 65 at the high beam. The light is right around a 3600K on the color temperature meter. So it is going to be a little bit more toward the yellow, toward the daylight side, where LED we usually see around 6000K, which is a little bit more pure white, a little bit more on the blue end of the spectrum. Because they're a direct replacement, of course, these are going to be a DOT-approved bulb. These have a one-year warranty from PIAA, which is a nice feature. You are putting out a little bit of money for these. So if you were to have one burn out in that first year, you're going to be able to get a replacement from them, which is a nice peace of mind. Getting these bulbs installed is going to be a pretty simple one out of three-wrench install. It will probably take you around a half-hour to complete. Now, the first step in getting these bulbs installed is going to be removing the six plastic clips across the top of the grille, then giving the grille a tug to completely remove it from the Jeep. After that, you can remove any screws that are holding the headlight retention rings in place to allow you to remove the headlight housing itself, unplugging it from the wiring harness. Finally, give the bulb a quarter-turn to remove it. Install the new one by giving it a quarter-turn clockwise, and reverse the process, plugging the new bulb and headlight housing into the wiring harness. Set the headlight housing into the headlight bucket, replace the headlight retention ring, and finally snap your grille back into place and replace the six clips across the top. You are going to need to give yourself a little over a half an hour to complete this. But it is an easy process, and anyone can do this in their driveway. From a price standpoint, I think these are fairly priced. You are going to be at right around $60 for a pair of headlight bulbs. But because of the light output you get from them, again, I do think it's worth it. So if you're looking to replace a burned out or worn out factory headlight bulb on your JK and you want something that's going to give you a little bit more light output, I think these are going to be a nice option while still saving you money and labor over replacing your headlight housings, or stepping up to an LED or an HID projector. So that's my review of the PIAA Night Tech headlight bulb, fitting all 2007 and up JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.