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- This topic has 38 replies, 18 voices, and was last updated 8 months, 3 weeks ago by padamdeep.
July 10, 2018 at 9:16 pm #2594abhinavParticipant@abgpt
So many choices when it comes to HIDs, which ones are best? Your experience?
July 10, 2018 at 9:35 pm #2600padamdeepKeymaster@padamdeep
Well I have personally checked Osram / Quaden / TVS / Night visions for 6000 kelvin and 4200 kelvin versions. My favourite is Osram 4200 kelvin 35W but as on today not available so 2nd in line is Quaden 4300 kelvin 35w premium model.
July 10, 2018 at 9:53 pm #2606mohitKeymaster@mohit
Have been using DHC HID…
Though there is a ground shadow I personally don’t dislike the same…
July 10, 2018 at 9:59 pm #2608bss85Participant@bss85
Installed Quaden 4300K. Night driving is a lot less stressful now.
July 10, 2018 at 11:25 pm #2637Kunal RahejaKeymaster@kunal
Using Stock lights as of now .
Waiting to hear something from FCA on head lights .
Also , will fellow jeepers in case I want to change
July 26, 2018 at 12:09 am #3136amritha.arvindKeymaster@amritha-arvind
I changed over to Quaden. Night driving is a breeze since then ??
July 26, 2018 at 8:16 am #3150padamdeepKeymaster@padamdeep
Mumbai folks can search for Autorounders and get their upgrades done
Chandigarh folks can connect to Xenon planet for theirs
Bangalore guys can visit The Drift and find the solution.
July 27, 2018 at 11:07 am #3172mohitKeymaster@mohit
I have been using 55w, 5000k HID’s from DHC for app 6 months.
Can figure out some loss of lumens with time….
September 21, 2018 at 7:09 pm #5406kshitizrajsinghParticipant@kshitizrajsingh
I also went for the same, though padamdeep told me about the loss of lumens but with the Osram’s unexpected delay thought of going on this, some shadows were visible initially but after adjusting the focus, now looks better but have you tested for lumens, the claim and actuals
July 27, 2018 at 11:42 am #3173padamdeepKeymaster@padamdeep
I did another round of testing yesterday and only to find the solution of placing HID in head lights is the cheapest and best option. One may need to live with some sort of ground shadow which can be completely removed with HID’s in fogs and partially by LED / Night breakers in Fogs.
Using Osrams since last 10 months and no issues at all, the light is perfect and would suggest using 35W instead of 55W power HID.
Have tried another Indian brand Quaden for some time, and fellow Jeepers are using from 2-3 months with no issues. Quaden premium as well uses the same power 35W as Osram and comes with Canbus adapter.
The BEST SOLUTION
Changing the complete projector assembly with Morimoto / alternative chinese projectors which can hold D2S will be solution to ground shadow.
Same will cost above 30k for Morimoto and Chinese may be between 15-18k.
Bangalore guys can contact The Drifts / The Automotive Lighting Experts for installation
Mumbai guys can contact The Autorounders for the solution (www.autorounders.com)
can be found on facebook / google / website.
July 31, 2018 at 4:04 pm #3618Nvyogeshgupta@nvyogeshgupta
help for chennai also for quaden.
August 6, 2018 at 3:35 pm #3976skkkkParticipant@saratkon
Driftz ran out of 4300K and but have 6000K in Quaden. Is it worth waiting for the 4300K (~1 month) or should I go right away with 6000K?
September 17, 2018 at 6:13 pm #5382virathiParticipant@virathi
@Padam, It’s good that you had positive exp with Osram 4200K 35W. & I agree 6000K may be problematic during rainy.
But it’s really bad for me with Osram 6000K 35W, purchased through amzn. The left eye was having hot spot & even didn’t find the whole setup very much appealing to me so returned that set & back to stock lights. Finally, I have ordered Philips 9011 HIR Std Halgn bulb as of now which I heard satisfactory reviews.
Any clue if FCA is planning to provide any optional upgrade to HID in projector halgn setup specifically for the Long(O) and Latitude ?
August 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm #3980padamdeepKeymaster@padamdeep
Depends in case you are happy with 6000 kelvin color. In rains it can be a bit of a issue.
August 13, 2018 at 10:04 am #4343Saroday.ashwin@saroday-ashwin
Have installed the Art HID 9005 5k 55w kit.
Your take on the same?
August 13, 2018 at 10:16 am #4344padamdeepKeymaster@padamdeep
Can you share some pictures of the same. The illumination in the night will help see how good it looks and may help others as well.
August 13, 2018 at 10:18 am #4345Saroday.ashwin@saroday-ashwin
Sure bro. Will click and send.
August 13, 2018 at 10:24 am #4346padamdeepKeymaster@padamdeep
New Fog lights from Philips – these are X-Treme Vision with 100% more light throw and are halogens. for those who dont want to install HID’s.
September 1, 2018 at 12:45 am #4947abhinavParticipant@abgpt
September 19, 2018 at 10:55 am #5397padamdeepKeymaster@padamdeep
hey, I am using the same with Osram and reason I always say, purchase from a local shop than Amazon is the pain one has to go thru if the unit doesnt work well. I my case as well, had to replace the same twice but now works fine. Even fellow jeeper in Bglr are using Quaden and they are happy with the results.
4300 kelvin and 6000 kelvin is individual/s choice.
Philips HIR are standard and will not increase lumens. Instead go for Philips Xtreme vision plus which will give 130% extra than stocks and should do good in JC.
I am using the same in my fogs and very happy with the extra lumens i got post change.
No idea about FCA/s plans as off now. Coz they gave HID in limited Option and limited plus models and which cannot be fixed to limited or Long (O) models.
September 19, 2018 at 11:18 am #5400virathiParticipant@virathi
Yes, make more sense. Though I already placed the order. Let’s try with HIR as of now, will share the experience once done.
September 19, 2018 at 11:26 am #5401padamdeepKeymaster@padamdeep
Sure, do share the pics and review.
August 23, 2019 at 8:04 am #8922rahulb14Participant@rahulb14
Company/service Center says that if you replace bulbs from outside vendors, warranty becomes void, And also it may cause wiring/heating issues. Heard from a person from FCA that he has seen such issues also in past. Trying to understand if people are using these after market products, is there anything true in what FCA says?
September 23, 2019 at 4:50 pm #9116padamdeepKeymaster@padamdeep
Hi, The warranty (may) void only for the headlight unit, in case there is an issue with the heating etc. The standard products like Osram 35W etc generates lesser heat than the stock bulbs plus at lesser loads on wiring. from the last 2 years, i know at least 500+ jeepers who are using Osram / Morimoto products which are par standard and no of the jeeper has reported any trouble.
March 21, 2020 at 2:33 am #10049samirParticipant@samir
Any suggestions in Noida ? I am really not happy with Stock light. It’s so dim that its hard to drive on highway at times. Pl suggest some options
April 28, 2020 at 5:20 pm #10066prvn35Participant@prvn35
Yes,it’s hard to drive in national highway
September 9, 2020 at 8:39 am #10102rahulb14Participant@rahulb14
Hey, any idea if the HID lamps in option model gives good visibility or not? Is that worth opting for?
September 21, 2020 at 4:04 am #10104abhinavParticipant@abgpt
Yes, the Option variants HIDs are good enough, have been driving with it for last more 3 years now, didn’t face any issue.
September 21, 2020 at 6:32 am #10105rahulb14Participant@rahulb14
Thanks for confirming, Abhinav.
November 1, 2020 at 6:47 pm #10117praveenkumar777Participant@praveenkumar777
Was facing severe issues with my JC lighting, self replaced with below one from a retail shop near me…(since I can’t find any good options online)
November 2, 2020 at 10:59 pm #10118devghoshParticipant@devghosh
@padamdeep, i hv managed to get a Osram 35 W 4200 K. light is good but how to fix the shadow ? due to shadow ligh is not spreading
November 3, 2020 at 10:00 am #10119padamdeepKeymaster@padamdeep
Hi, please ask your installer to direct the wire on HID bulb to face upwards. This will solve the issue. He may need to do some filing on plastic holders of the HID bulb to fit it that way.
November 7, 2020 at 3:54 pm #10121devghoshParticipant@devghosh
Hi! Thanks a lot. let me try. then i get back to u again
June 8, 2022 at 12:24 pm #12458diwakerchhabraParticipant@diwakerchhabra
My Petrol 1.4L AT has Halogen Lamps and I don’t want to make any changes which would void the warranty, so HID / LED kits are ruled out. I read that upgrading to Osram Night breaker can be a good option and both High Beam and Low Beam Bulbs can be replaced without any other changes.
Any one has done it before? Any first hand experience would be good to know.
June 11, 2022 at 6:46 pm #12460devghoshParticipant@devghosh
I have tried out but useless! Osram Night Breaker dosen’t work with Jeep lenses.
FYI – Highbeam & low beam is same single bulb only. HB3 bulbs
September 5, 2022 at 11:55 am #12465ajayy24Participant@ajayy24
Does anyone with 2022 Jeep Compass Limited option have changed the headlights to HID or LED? I am planning to change it to 35W, the native headlights are extremely poor and night driving is stressful .
September 6, 2022 at 11:27 am #12466padamdeepKeymaster@padamdeep
Jeep Compass 2022 comes with LED’s as factory fitted. The HOD solution is not possible yet on the same unless put as Auxiliary. There are couple of options for auxiliary lighting, you need to check on those.
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