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Hey, guys, so today we're checking out the Rough Country 7-Inch LED Projection Headlights, fitting all 1997 to 2018 TJ and JK Wranglers. So, if you're looking for a refresh to your factory headlights or even if you busted one up on the trail and you're looking for a set that's going to give you a brighter, cleaner, and better look to the front end of your Wrangler, this option by Rough Country is gonna be a great choice to take a look at. These are going to give you a boost in lighting performance over your factory setup with the LED projection technology and these are going to have a more uniform light pattern with that LED giving you some better visibility while driving at night. Not to mention the headlights themselves are going to be pretty durable being dust, water, and impact-proof, making sure that these are going to hold up for a very long time mounted up to the front of your Wrangler. Now, with performance also come style and these are gonna feature a black housing for a very sleek look. And the LED is going to give off a bright white color temperature which will give the front end of your Wrangler a more modernized and upgraded look in comparison to those factory headlights. They usually have a warm hue to them with that halogen bulb.Now, with all that being said, these are gonna be roughly $300 and set at a pretty average price point and even pretty affordable for a set of headlights. Now, in comparison to some other options, some less expensive choices are usually gonna be a little bit more basic in design, they may feature an HID or a halogen bulb, or they may have a lower lumen rating compared to this option, which I'll touch on in just a little bit. Now, on the other hand, more expensive choices are usually just gonna have those extra bells and whistles. They may integrate halo designs or they may have a higher lumen rating. So, it really comes down to your preference in the design and what lighting performance you're looking to get. However, I think if you're looking for a set of headlights that's gonna bring a lot of performance and style to the table at a pretty affordable price, then this option by Rough Country is gonna be a great choice to check out.Now, for install, this is going to be actually really easy. These headlights are plug and play. So, I'm gonna give it a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, you're only gonna need a couple basic hand tools and probably an hour's worth of your time to get the job done. So, speaking of that install, let's jump into that now. The tools that I used for my install were a trim removal tool, a quarter-inch drive ratchet, a flathead screwdriver, a 3-inch extension, and the T15 Torx socket.Our first step to this install is to pop our hood and we can take off our grille. To remove our grille we need to remove the six pop clips that are holding it up at the top. I'm gonna use a flathead screwdriver. You can also use a trim removal tool. Just if you are using a flathead screwdriver be careful of your paint. So, if they're being difficult like that one I usually just use a trim removal tool. Before we pull off our grille, we do want to disconnect our turn signals. Just gonna push down on that clip and pull back, same thing for the other side and then we can pop off our grille. Now that everything on our grille is disconnected, what we can do is just pull back and pull it out of place.What we can do next is remove the four T15 Torx screws that are holding in the retainer ring and then we can pop our headlight out of place. I'm using a T15 Torx bit, I'm also using a 3-inch extension just to give my self a little bit of room with the ratchet away from the headlight so we don't damage it. Now you wanna save the screws, we will be reusing those. Now, at this last screw, you wanna make sure that you have a hand on the headlight because it might try to pop out of place. Once that is disconnected, we can push this red clip back to release the clip, press down and pull forward. We do wanna keep our retainer ring so we can just pop that off our headlight and place at the side and then we can install our new light.So, in order to install this headlight on our JK, we do need to use the adapter harness, this is an H4 to an H13 connector. This will also work with the TJ but you will not need the adapter harness for this since the factory plug is an H4 connector. So, once that is in place, we can plug this into the factory harness, make sure that clicks, lock it down in place with the red tab. You can tuck that wiring back, make sure that this is oriented in the correct way. We can put the retainer ring over and once the headlight's in place, we can re-install those four Torx screws. Now that the headlight is installed, what I would recommend to do is test them out and if they have to be adjusted, you can turn the adjuster screw left or right with the same T15 Torx socket.Before we install our second headlight, I did wanna stop down and give you guys a little comparison on our new Rough Country headlight sitting next to our factory setup. Right off the bat, we can tell that these are completely different. With our factory housing we are getting a chrome reflector, we're getting a plastic lens and we're also getting a halogen bulb. Now, moving over to the Rough Country option, this is going to be a big step up in performance as well as a big step up in aesthetics. We're getting a stealthy black housing which is gonna give the front end of your Wrangler a very aggressive look. We're also getting a durable aluminum housing and also a polycarbonate lens which essentially means that you're getting full transparency while also being able to take any lighter hits on the trail. This is gonna be able to take a lot more abuse than our factory setup would. Not to mention this will also be IP67 rated which essentially means that this is going to be water and dustproof. So, if you are out on the trail all day and there's dust kicking up or you take a dunk with the front end of your Wrangler, the LEDs inside are going to be a-okay.Now, where this is a big bonus or a big step up is with the lighting performance. Now, our factory headlight obviously does have that halogen in there and it is really no match to an LED. This is going to be an LED projector setup, so we are going to get a very uniform light pattern out of this compared to our factory halogen, which is a bit more scattered than an LED beam. Not to mention we also are getting 4800 raw lumens at the high beam and 3200 raw lumens at the low beam, which is incredibly bright. So, if you are looking for a big step up in performance as far as LEDs go, this is going to be a great choice.The other thing that I do really like about this is the fact that this is gonna give you a very modernized look to the bulb. This is gonna have a bright white light instead of your factory halogen, which is a lot lower on the Kelvin scale as far as a rating and is gonna give you a more yellow or a warmer hue to that halogen. So, moving over to an LED especially this one is going to give you an upgraded look to the front end of your Jeep. And with all that being said these are also DOT and SAE approved. So, enough about these two on the table, let's go ahead and install our second light.Now, just like the driver side, we can repeat the process on the passenger side. Now, we are missing a screw down at the bottom there. After the headlight is installed, again you wanna make sure that they're angled correctly and then we can install our grille. What we can do next is pop on our grille and give it a good push back into place. Then we can plug in our turn signals. Then we can pop our clips back into place. And then we can close up our hood.That's gonna wrap it up for my review and install, make sure like and subscribe. And for more videos and products like this, always keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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|Headlight Housing Color||Black|
|Headlight Lens Color||Clear|
|Headlight Style||Aftermarket Style|
Improves Nighttime Visibility. Installing these Rough Country 7-Inch LED Projection Headlights help improve nighttime visibility. Featuring super bright LEDs, these headlights guarantee a brilliant illumination performance, allowing you to clearly see the road at night.
LED Round Lights. These headlights feature LED bulbs, allowing them to provide a powerful illumination at night. With the hi beams turned on, these headlights can generate up to 4,800 lumens, while it can produce up to 3,200 lumens on low beams.
Waterproof Construction. These Rough Country 7-Inch LED Projection Headlights sport a waterproof construction to deliver long-lasting years of service. Rain or shine, these headlights won’t easily fail or break since they are built with a durable IP67 waterproof housing. Furthermore, these headlights are DOT/SAE-certified for legal street use.
Bolt-On Installation. For your convenience, these headlights are built with a bolt-on design. To begin the installation, remove your vehicle’s grille, followed by the removal of your factory headlights. Install these headlights using a few basic hand tools and then bolt everything into place.
Backed by a Limited 3-Year Warranty. For your assurance, this product is backed by a limited 3-year warranty. To claim your warranty, you must be the original purchaser of the product and be able to present your official receipt. Other terms and conditions may apply.
Application. These Rough Country 7-Inch LED Projection Headlights are designed to fit 1997-2018 Jeep Wrangler TJ and JK models. Sold as a pair.
Rough Country RCH5000
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(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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