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Summary
  • The KC Hilites headlights are very clear and the quality is outstanding. These are an upgrade to the factory headlights, and come with H4 bulbs instead of H13 bulbs.
  • It takes less than 30 min to install both headlights. Any DIYer can install the product if they have basic hand tools. They fit a 2007 Jeep Wrangler JK perfectly.
  • The KC headlights are bright and make driving at night feel like you’re driving a new vehicle. They perform as good or better than factory headlights.
  • The only con is they are a little higher priced than some of the cheap alternatives.

Key Information

Why You May Need KC Hilites H4 Performance Series Headlights

If your factory headlights are cracked, broken, or faded, the KC headlight replacements are a great option.

Now the reason that I am installing new headlights in this Jeep is because a few years ago, I actually polished [my old] headlights out. The problem is you’ve got to do it about once a year or more, [and] for some reason, once you polish the headlights, they never last as long as they did when they were brand new. Plus you can see down in the bottom, you can see a lot of the reflective material is faded or chipped off.

Chris Newkirk, ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician
comparison of kc hilites h4 performance series headlight with old headlight
Side by side comparison of a new KC Hilites H4 Performance Series headlight with an old headlight for a 2007 Jeep Wrangler JK | Image Source: Chris Newkirk

Product Review

KC Hilites H4 Performance Series Headlights

These very clear headlights have outstanding quality, are easy to install, and a great upgrade to factory headlights for the Jeep JK if you don’t mind spending a little more for replacement headlights that will last a very long time.

Price may change from the time the review is published. This product is also available from other stores.

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  • You’re seeing actual photos and videos of products ordered from CarParts.com. The products sent to the reviewer were not pre-selected to choose the best of their kind. The products were ordered and shipped to the reviewer the same way for most customers.

Initial Observations

The KC headlight replacements are very clear and the quality is outstanding. These headlight replacements meet my expectations.

These are an upgrade to the factory headlights. They actually come with an H4 bulb instead of the H13 bulb, and these are made by KC Hilites. They were very popular for years [and] the number one off-road light you wanted was KC Daylighters… They’re upgraded to an H4 bulb. Instead of just your regular cheap plastic lens, they’re polycarbonate. They are DOT approved. You’re not going to be able to go wrong with KC.

Chris Newkirk, ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician

The Fit

kc headlights for jeep wrangler jk fit jeep perfectly
The KC headlights for Jeep Wrangler JK fit my Jeep perfectly. | Image Source: Chris Newkirk

Installation

The installation is very easy to perform with basic hand tools. It takes less than 30 min to install both headlights. Any DIYer can install this product if they have basic hand tools.

Performance and Overall Quality

The KC headlights are bright and make driving at night feel like I am in a new vehicle. The headlights perform as good or better than factory headlights.

Note: The reviewer tested the new headlights by driving his Jeep JK around the block at night. Check out this video to see the results of his test.

Pros and Cons

box of kc hilites h4 performance series headlights ordered from carpartscom
Box of KC Hilites H4 Performance Series headlights ordered from CarParts.com  | Image Source: Chris Newkirk

Pros

  • The pros of these headlights are the quality and the KC Hilites logo embossed on the product.
  • Tip: If you want a quality headlight replacement that you should not have to replace for a very long time, consider spending a little more and buy the KC headlight replacements.

It’s kind of neat that it’s got the ‘KC” logo at the bottom. I believe that’s glow-in-the-dark, so that’s kind of cool. At night whenever you’re driving, the light will charge that up and then when you turn your lights off, you’ll actually be able to read “KC” on it.

Chris Newkirk, ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician

Cons

  • The only con is they are a little higher priced than some of the cheap alternatives.

The Verdict

I would highly recommend the KC Hilites Jeep Wrangler headlight replacements.

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About The Author
Reviewed By Product Reviewer at CarParts.com

Chris Newkirk is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician who also holds an A&P (Airframe and Powerplant) license. For the past 25 years, he has worked for a commercial airline as an aircraft mechanic and inspector. He also runs a mobile automotive repair business when he is not working on airplanes. In 2018, he started a YouTube channel, "737mechanic," focusing on automotive repair and tool reviews to help people fix their vehicles and save money.

Any information provided on this Website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace consultation with a professional mechanic. The accuracy and timeliness of the information may change from the time of publication.

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