So, you’re thinking of getting some off-road lights for your Jeep Wrangler. There’s no denying just how impressive the Wrangler is and even the factory-direct version without any modifications or adjustments can easily get you to where you need to be.
While a comfortable and luxurious drive on the road, the Wrangler really comes into its own when you hit the dirt. You’ll be able to climb all kinds of terrain and tackle any form of obstacle that you may find yourself up against.
However, it doesn’t matter where you are in the world or what you’re doing; if you’re unable to see where you’re going in the first place, your journey will become a lot more difficult. With this in mind, it goes without saying that investing in a set of off-road lights can be the ideal solution to this issue.
If you’re planning on heading out at night or for multiple days, then this electronic consideration is essential; but where do you begin? To help you make these all-important decisions, we’ve searched across the market and managed to narrow down what’s out there to just five of the best. So, let’s jump straight into it!
SXMA 5-Inch Round LED Driving Lights for Wrangler
Starting off our list, we’ve chosen these outstanding pair of LED driving lights that are perfect for your Jeep Wrangler to accompany you while heading out into the great unknown. These lights are round and measure in at an impressive 5-inches, which is slightly larger than the traditional Wrangler lights. However, this only means you’re going to be able to enjoy a much larger range of visibility.
In total, these bulbs are capable of producing up to 80W of power (40W per bulb) which ultimately results in an impressive 8000 Lumens, which is more than suitable for cutting through the darkness. However, as an average power usage, these bulbs will operate between a 9-32v rating.
What’s more, these bulbs are designed to be waterproof to a rating of IP68, which is ideal for when you’re traversing anything other than dry conditions. However, you’ll want to note that these bulbs will operate with a temperature between 40-80°C, so make sure you don’t touch them after using them. Nevertheless, it’s worth noting that conventional bulbs can reach damaging temperatures of up to 130°C, so these bulbs still outperform this.
Despite this high-temperature reading, these bulbs do pride themselves on the industry-standard of a 50000-hour lifespan and the quality of their build. This is all thanks to the solid, high-density die-casting aluminum casing which helps to ensure these bulbs are highly durable. This is the leading kind of quality you’ll be looking for, and you can feel the reliability just by holding the lights in your hands.
The installation process is effortless thanks to the Plug and Play technology and boasts the material properties that keep them free from corrosion that damages cheaper counterparts.
All in all, it’s safe to say these bulbs provide one of the most complete set out there, and although slightly more expensive, we still class them as affordable, and the performance here is definitely worth the investment, especially since there are no real cons to using these lights.
- Up to 50,000 hours total lifespan
- Produces up to 8000 lumens of light
- Incredibly easy to install with plug and play technology
- Highly durable die-casting aluminum build
- Can reach temperatures of 40-80°C through excessive use
Nilight LED Light Bar 12-Inch 72W Spot Flood Combo
If you’re looking for something a little bit different but equally as powerful and perfect for off-road adventures, this is a lighting solution we highly recommend. Rather than two separate bulbs, this is a light bar, which can be fitted across the top of your Wrangler just above the windshield.
Measuring in at 12-inches long, there are multiple versions available that go all the way up to an impressive 52 inches for larger vehicles, and those willing to spend a little extra. In short, however, this bar is incredibly bright, producing up to 4790 lumens which is more than enough to see wherever you’re going, even on the darkest of nights.
Thanks to the bar design as well, you’ll receive maximum visibility, far more than you would with any bulb set. These lights are then built into a die-cast aluminum alloy that has been specially designed to manage the heat that the lights produce through extended use.
This means your lights will stay cool through use, only adding to the already impressive lifespan of the product. This kind of construction also means the bar is waterproof to a rating of IP67 and is protected against dust, water and even earthquakes and excessive vibration. It goes without saying that all these features come together to ensure this is a product that’s built to last, no matter where you plan on driving!
With your purchase, you’ll find everything you need to complete the installation yourself, including the mounting brackets and the nuts and bolts you’ll need to complete the fixture. All in all, if you’re in need of a powerful light for venturing out in the dark, it doesn’t get much better than this since there’s really nothing bad to say about this well-designed light bar!
- Incredibly affordable light bar
- Multiple sizes available
- Produces up to 4790 lumens per bar
- Comes with everything you need to complete the installation
Nilight LED Light Bar 2PC 4-Inch Flood Light for Jeep Wrangler
Sticking with the Nilight brand, if you like the idea of a light bar, but would rather stick with two separate bulbs, why not enjoy the best of both worlds with this two-piece product? Easily one of the most affordable items on this list, this set is also one of the most powerful.
Just like the light bar, these two bulbs (measuring in at 5-inches each) can be mounted to the top of your Wrangler above the windshield and pride themselves on producing up to 18W of power each. This is only complimented by the LED CREE chip technology which amplifies the total brightness.
As with the bar, these lights are designed using a die-cast aluminum housing that not only provides you with an outstanding level of durability but also helps to manage the heat that the bulbs produce, which can average in the area of 45-80°C. While this means you shouldn’t touch it after excessive use, it’s still cooler than conventional bulbs get, ultimately increasing the overall lifespan of the bar.
Not only that, but these bulbs are also protected against damage from water and can still work if they’re submerged in up to one meter of water for as long as 30 minutes. We love that Niilight integrates this technology into their products because it also means the bulbs are protected against dust, rust, and corrosion.
However, it’s worth noting that the Nilight claim these bulbs are only designed to have an average lifespan of 30000-hours, which is still formidable, but slightly less than other conventional lighting products. We did also find that the bolts may be slightly loose, even once you’ve tightened them up. Before you finish, make sure you give the bolts an extra tighten and continuously check them after you’ve been driving around.
This should be alright once they’ve found their place and ‘broken in’, or you can use your own bolts instead of the included ones to alleviate this issues altogether. Nevertheless, each purchase comes with everything you’ll need to complete the installation yourself, which we found to be a nice upgrade project you can spend an afternoon working on.
- Up to 30,000 hours of life
- Integrated heat management technology
- Waterproof to a rating of IP67
- Highly durable die-cast aluminum design for a reliable build
- Limited lifespan compared with other lights
- Not DOT-approved
Chylay 2PC4-Inch 18W Cree Spot LED Light Bulbs
For the more budget-conscious drivers, you’ll be looking for a more affordable solution that doesn’t break the bank, but still provides a broad range of powerful features that you’re going to need. If you fit this category of driver, we highly recommend a set of Chylay Cree LED lights.
With this set, you’ll find two 4-inch bulbs that have a power rating of 18W each, complete with super-bright CREE LED technology for maximum brightness. Regarding the temperance, you’ll be able to enjoy a 6000K temperance level, which is ideal for cutting through the darkness. This temperance means the lights produce a bluish/white kind of light, which we can all agree is super bright.
As with many of the lights of this list, you can enjoy the benefits that come from a die-cast aluminum design, which not only adds an incredible amount of durability to your lights but also helps to manage and dissipate the heat generated through excessive usage. This ultimately increases the lifespan of your bulbs, typically to around 1-5 years, depending on how often you’re using them.
The manufacturer states this lifespan averages around the 30,000-hour mark, which is ideal for all drivers, and there are no reports saying the bulbs falter before this time.
As you would also expect, these bulbs are waterproof, dustproof and shockproof, as well as being protected from everyday wear and tear like rust and corrosion. What’s more, every purchase comes with the mounting brackets, bolts, adapters and screw sets, which we discovered was everything you need to install the lights yourself!
- Comes with two 4-inch bulbs for ultimate brightness
- Protected designed against water, dust and other forms of potential damage
- 18W power output for high-efficiency lighting
- Comes with everything you need for a complete installation
- Less power than other bulbs on this list
Nilight LED Light Bar 32-Inch 180W Spot Flood Combo
To finish off our list, we’ve gone back to Nilight, not only because this is the most powerful lighting bar rig on our list, but it’s surprisingly one of the most affordable. We’ll start by stating this bar is capable of producing up to 180W of light, which we’re sure you’ll agree is a tremendous amount of power.
This is broken down into three 60W bulbs, which is around 4,000 lumens per bulb. Wow. This is all made possible thanks to the built-in LED technology. We actually found this level of power to be quite blinding, but if you’re traveling off-road, this will be exactly what you need to make sure nothing takes you by surprise.
As the title suggests, this is a light bar that can be fixed to the top of your Wrangler, providing you with a much wider field of view than conventional light sources. Of course, all the mounting brackets and screw sets you’ll need to install the light yourself are included.
As with many of the other lights, this one comes with heat dissipation technology and a highly durable build that’s designed to stand the test of time. The light bar is also water, dust and shockproof, ensuring this light bar will stay reliable, regardless of what adventures you’re embarking on.
The only problem here is the waterproofing doesn’t seem to be that great, and there are a few reports claiming the lights started to show traces of water after a few uses. However, if you want the amount of power that this light provides, simply invest in some headlight sealant to ensure this isn’t a problematic issue.
Apart from this small niggle, this light bar works great, and it’s a prime example of why Nilight is rapidly becoming one of the most popular truck lighting brands in the industry.
- A huge 32-inch light bar for optimal visibility at night
- A massive 180W power/light output
- Water, shock, and dust proof design that’s highly durable
- Comes with a complete installation set with everything you need
- Waterproofing not as effective as other light solutions
When it comes to choosing the best off-road lights for your Jeep Wrangler, it’s safe to say there’s a lot of options out there for you to choose from. However, any of the five products we’ve listed above make ideal choices, so make sure you’re thinking about which one best suits you, and then get ready for the ultimate off-road adventures where nothing can hold you back!