Oftentimes, Jeep owners will deck out their Wranglers with a host of off-road specific accessories. One of the more popular options in this category is of course the addition of an LED light bar. This is necessary in part due to the Jeep Wrangler’s notoriously bad stock halogen bulbs. Light bars can be quite expensive, so fortunately for Wrangler fans, FCA have announced that the 2017 Jeep Wrangler will see a much needed headlight upgrade.
The 2017 Wrangler will now have an optional LED lighting package. According to the press release by FCA, the new LED bulbs will provide an extra 90 percent more high beam output versus the halogens, as well as an additional 63 percent for low beam output. Best of all, is that these new LEDs will draw 67 percent less power than the halogens do.
FCA has not yet released pricing on the LED headlight option, but Jeep Garage has hypothesized that the lights will cost $595 and will have to be dealer-installed on the lower trim levels.
Just like baseball and apple pie, the Wrangler’s front end is somewhat of an American icon. To some hard-core Jeep fans, the prospect of new headlights might seem a bit alarming. But do not fret my off-roading enthusiasts, the wrangler will keep its iconic look, but now it will have a lot more power in the headlight department.
This move is a little strange considering that FCA will release a new Wrangler for 2018, but we could see this as a sign that the 2018 model will have the LED bulbs as standard.
Until we see the 2018 Wrangler we won’t really know, but we can remain confidently hopeful that FCA decides to move this much needed safety feature onto the new platform. Stay tuned to TFLcar for more information regarding the 2018 Wrangler.
To see what other improvements could be made to the Jeep Wrangler, check out this video: