LED Headlights are dangerous in snow/ice storm

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Never took it as such, and i dont think anyone would take it like that so you're good 👍 sorry if my post sounded like you were.
I’M OFFENDED! How DARE YOU speak on my behalf and ASSUME no one “would take it that way”? THE NERVE of some people! And you’re SORRY? What are you, CANADIAN?



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I’M OFFENDED! How DARE YOU speak on my behalf and ASSUME no one “would take it that way”? THE NERVE of some people! And you’re SORRY? What are you, CANADIAN?



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Just because I made an ass of ME and...well..ME, doesn't mean I can't be SORRY :mad::mad:

PS sorry about the nerves on said person




















PPS I'm not from Canadialand but from Romania...same thing right? 😁
 

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I DO NOT have LED headlights, so I might be in the wrong thread. I just could not find one that relates to my question. I was driving from Salt Lake City to Evanston, Wyoming tonight and got into a nightmare of a blizzard. Living in Wyoming, I’m used to blizzards but I’m not usually driving at night. My headlights (non LED) completely caked up with ice and snow. I couldn’t see 3 feet in front of my car. I couldn’t just “pull over” on I-80 so had to follow a truck or car all the way home. When another vehicle wasn’t in sight, I couldn’t see the stripes. White knuckles for sure. Does anyone have a suggestion on what I can do to not have this problem again? Is there such a thing as a heat strip for headlights? Thanks for any suggestions you may have.
 

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I DO NOT have LED headlights, so I might be in the wrong thread. I just could not find one that relates to my question. I was driving from Salt Lake City to Evanston, Wyoming tonight and got into a nightmare of a blizzard. Living in Wyoming, I’m used to blizzards but I’m not usually driving at night. My headlights (non LED) completely caked up with ice and snow. I couldn’t see 3 feet in front of my car. I couldn’t just “pull over” on I-80 so had to follow a truck or car all the way home. When another vehicle wasn’t in sight, I couldn’t see the stripes. White knuckles for sure. Does anyone have a suggestion on what I can do to not have this problem again? Is there such a thing as a heat strip for headlights? Thanks for any suggestions you may have.
There are plenty of posts on this.

Rainx could help.

There are also heated headlights out there you can buy.
 

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All the research I’ve done on this forum comes up pertaining to LED lights in snow or how the halogen lights suck as far as brightness goes (they do). But after really looking at my lights, I’ve come to the conclusion that it wasn’t the lights themselves, but the fact they sit so far back in the headlight housing. I think it was snowing so fast and so hard that my halogen lights just couldn’t burn of the snow/ice fast enough. Maybe there isn’t a solution but I’ve got to believe that someone else in snow country has had this same problem. I’ve driven Jeeps exclusively since 1994 and this is the first time I’ve really had a problem.
 

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All the research I’ve done on this forum comes up pertaining to LED lights in snow or how the halogen lights suck as far as brightness goes (they do). But after really looking at my lights, I’ve come to the conclusion that it wasn’t the lights themselves, but the fact they sit so far back in the headlight housing. I think it was snowing so fast and so hard that my halogen lights just couldn’t burn of the snow/ice fast enough. Maybe there isn’t a solution but I’ve got to believe that someone else in snow country has had this same problem. I’ve driven Jeeps exclusively since 1994 and this is the first time I’ve really had a problem.
Recessed headlights being a problem was also noted lol. This is literally the definition of a Jeep thing. And it's shitty.

Still holding my breath for JW to come out with 9" heated headlights...
 

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what would be great is if someone just made a plug and play heater film or element that could work with the factory headlight. I wish there was a solutiont that didn't look like it was dropping out of light speed from a sci fi movie. For F’s sake the majority of owners poll’d here on this site are over 40 years old. most of us dont want demon eyes. Or RGB color halos. Or strobes. Or Decepticon eyeballs. Or whatever the F else is on the market. I just dont want snow building up on my headlamps.
 

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You guys will think this funny. Mine froze up the other day. I couldn't find the damn scraper and I needed to go and the kids were loaded up. What did I do? Peed. Yep cleared them with pee. Highly recommended.
 

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You guys will think this funny. Mine froze up the other day. I couldn't find the damn scraper and I needed to go and the kids were loaded up. What did I do? Peed. Yep cleared them with pee. Highly recommended.
Necessity is the mother of all invention. Killed two birds with one stone.
Our female friends will be left out of this “mod”
 

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Posting these from my first week of ownership just incase Jeep is listening :)

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You must have gotten into yesterday’s storm! i Wish I had taken a picture of mine the night I drove through Park City in a blizzard. Snow and ice completely packed the headlight well. Lesson learned: don’t drive in a blizzard at night in your Jeep!!
 

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