Our Top Six Lighting Upgrades for the Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT
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Congrats! You now own a shiny new Jeep Wrangler JL or Gladiator JT. Or you somehow scored an amazing deal on a used one. Either way, it is time to get that new Jeep out on the trail and use it for its intended purpose. The trusty folks at Jeep didn’t spend countless hours engineering all that capability to merely conquer mall parking lots.
Spend time on the trail after the sun has gone down in your Jeep, however, and you will notice a lack of lumens. It is seriously dark in the boonies at night, and some additional lighting upgrades are a must. Bumping around in the dark with only headlights illuminating your way isn’t fun or safe.
At Oracle, we have a wide selection of high-quality lighting upgrades for the Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator. And we go the extra mile to engineer our lighting solutions to cleanly integrate with your Jeep. After all, the new Jeep JLs and JTs look rugged and modern. Simply bolting on a bunch of lights haphazardly can not only ruin their visual appeal, but also not deliver the useful lighting you are after. Let’s dive into our top six Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT lighting upgrades that look great and provide plenty of illumination.
Oculus Bi-LED Projector Headlights
Don’t worry if you didn’t find a Wrangler or Gladiator with factory LED headlights. We have an even better solution with our Oculus Bi-LED Projector Headlights. Most of us know the multitude of benefits of LED lights (read our blog post on LED vs. halogen lights to learn more). But one of their drawbacks is that they don’t produce enough heat to clear snow or ice. Our Oculus Headlights are now available with a heated lens for improved de-icing and vision in snow country. Even better, the heating element requires no additional wiring and is 100% plug-and-play. The Oculus Bi-LED Projector Headlights for the Jeep Wrangler JL or Gladiator JT produce 5,200 lumens to light your way. And they outperform bulb swaps with a very sharp low-beam cutoff to focus light and reduce glare. Check out the video below to learn more about this excellent headlight upgrade for your Jeep.
Jeep Wrangler JL- ORACLE Lighting Oculus Bi-LED Headlight Introduction from ORACLE Lighting on Vimeo.
LED Off-Road Side Mirrors
Peripheral lighting is often overlooked, but it is important. Not seeing what is around a corner, a ditch on the side of the trail or a deer bouncing into your path can all cause serious problems. Our Oracle Lighting Off-Road Side Mirrorsfor the Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator provide a unique and effective solution. The housings mount to the factory mirrors for clean and integrated looks with 24 powerful CREE LEDS. Each LED has a 45-degree beam angle to focus light on the side of the Jeep instead of directly forward. They combine for 2,200 lumens of total output with an eye-pleasing 6,000 K color temperature. The housings are twice as strong as factory units, so you don’t have to worry about busting them on the trial. And installation is easy without requiring specialized tools or wiring. Watch the video for more information and to follow along with their installation.
ORACLE Lighting LED Off-Road Side Mirrors for Jeep Wrangler JL / Gladiator JT from ORACLE Lighting on Vimeo.
Skid Plate with Integrated LED Emitters
The Oracle Skid Plate with Integrated LED Emitters for the Jeep Wrangler JL or Gladiator JT is an innovative two-in-one solution. It functions as a skid plate to protect your Jeep’s vulnerable sway bar and steering box. And we integrate nine high-output 15-watt LED emitters directly into it for a healthy 9,000 lumens of forward illumination. Those emitters are also positioned low on the vehicle in an ideal spot to cut underneath fog or dust. We suggest our yellow beam color for fog, amber for dust and white for general-purpose use. The lights are IP-68 rated for dust and water intrusion, so you don’t have to worry about submerging them on the trail. Adding the stealthy good looks of the Skid Plate with Integrated LED Emitters is easy with a no-drill installation. It is designed to work with factory Jeep bumpers and may work with many other aftermarket bumpers. Please note that we don’t guarantee fitment with aftermarket bumpers due to their large variations. Give the video below a watch for more details.
ORACLE Lighting Skid Plate with Integrated LED Emitters for Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT from ORACLE Lighting on Vimeo.
Our Flush Mount LED Tail Lights for the Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT look amazing, replacing the bulky and protruding factory units. They are also highly functional with a flush design that avoids trail damage and improves brightness and safety. Integrated into the housings are 12 high-powered LED reverse lights that provide a significant bump in rearward illumination. With a set installed, you no longer have to figure out how to add additional backup lights to your JL or JT. They also maintain the optional safety features of your Jeep by incorporating the factory cross-traffic sensors. Like most of our lighting upgrades, installation is plug-and-play and easy to perform in a driveway. The Oracle Flush Mount LED Tail Lights are compatible with factory base and LED packages and are available in red or tinted versions. Peep the video below for complete details.
ORACLE Lighting Flush Mount LED Tail Lights for Jeep Wrangler JL Installation DIY from ORACLE Lighting on Vimeo.
Pre-Runner Style LED Grille Light Kit
Okay, we will admit that we are a bit vain. A new Jeep is a serious investment, and there is nothing wrong with wanting it to look good. We won’t make any wild claims about our Pre-Runner Style LED Grille Light Kit for the Jeep Wrangler JL. It doesn’t light up the night but adds visually appealing accent lighting to your JL’s grille. The three-watt billet LEDs require no drilling and install into existing holes. Further simplifying the installation process is a plug-and-play wiring harness. And it is available in a host of colors for even more customization options.
ORACLE Pre-Runner Style LED Grill Kit for Wrangler JL- Installation Guide from ORACLE Lighting on Vimeo.
Integrated Roof Mounted Light Bar System
Our latest for the Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT is the Oracle Integrated Roof Mounted Light Bar System. Like our popular option for the Ford Bronco, the Jeep version integrates seamlessly into the roofline. The unique cowl design provides a modern factory look with improved aerodynamics over other traditional light bar options. And its ability to cleanly cut through the air eliminates the annoying whistling produced by some light bars. Inside the tough polycarbonate housing are 30 individual eight-watt LED emitters, creating a staggering 18,000 lumens. That’s enough light to illuminate nearly 2,000 feet (just under 0.5 miles!) in front of your Jeep. If you want a serious lighting upgrade for your Jeep with clean looks, this is it. The Oracle Integrated Roof Mounted Light Bar System for the Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT is scheduled to start shipping in June 2023.