I am getting ready to install a P-E Headlight Motor/Bulb controller.
At the same time, I am considering an upgrade to the lighting. It's a difficult decision.
ON THE ONE HAND.... The low profile light offerings with the projector bulbs look pretty cool.
ON THE OTHER HAND.... To install them, you have to cut up the headlight buckets, it's more work, and.... I kind of think that their good looks is only noticeable in the day - when you don't really need them to be visible.
So I'm considering just trying a replacement 7" round headlight. There are a number (myriad, and I mean millions) of choices at varying prices, and varying types (LED, Halogen, High Intensity Discharge or HID, etc.).
ON THE THIRD HAND.... It's really hard to tell which 7" bulb or bulb system would give good performance, and which ones will even fit in the buckets. Some of the bulbs (like stock Jeep bulbs) look too deep to fit into the standard 7" light buckets and likely wouldn't fit into our cars.
AND ON THE FOURTH HAND.... Some of the better 7" lighting systems seem to cost almost as much as the low profile projector systems offered by our vendors!
So it has proven to be a complex decision. There were two bulb systems that I was looking at.... One was a Sylvania LED Sealed Beam at $182 (!!!) per bulb...
The other is the Anzo 881036 at $300 a pair...
Anyone have other suggestions? HIDs? Comments?
I know the P-E controller has a setting for HIDs, and I was originally enthusiastic about those type of lights, but I am hearing the beam pattern sometimes is less desirable than desired.
The Anzos were higlly rated and had a good light pattern. I'm not too keen on the logo in the middle, but again - no one will see it. I think the Anzo's have glass lenses... it's hard to tell. The Sylvanias are plastic lenses.
I'm also not too enthusiastic about anything with a "halo" ring - I think they would look really silly on our cars, and can't be seen in the daytime anyway with the lights down.