There are many LED options for fog lights on the 2007 to 2017 Jeep Wrangler because it’s such a popular vehicle. Now today there is even an LED option that comes directly from the factory on the 2017+ Wrangler, made by a company called Myotek. Check out our other blog to find out what you need to know about these Myotek Fog Lights here.
But which is the best and the brightest? In this post, we’ll take you through five of the best aftermarket LED fog lights for the Jeep Wrangler and compare them to the stock factory halogen fog and the new from the factory OEM Wrangler fog light.
OEM LED VS OEM Halogen
To start the comparison, let’s take a look at the standard halogen fog light in the Jeep Wrangler. We’ll look at the OEM reflector halogen housings and the new OEM LED housings:
As you can see the beam patterns couldn’t be more different! The halogen reflector housing is narrow but tall, not very bright, and has a dim yellow color. The new OEM LED fog light housing is significantly brighter, is way wider, more focused, brighter, and better color. It’s no wonder why people want to get their hands on this housing for their older JK’s.
Five best aftermarket LED Jeep Fog lights – JW Speaker 6145
The JW Speaker 6145 J series and the new J2 series LED fog lights have long since been considered the best of the best. They are available in black, chrome, and carbon fiber styles:
Five best aftermarket LED Jeep Fog lights – Morimoto XB LED
The Morimoto XB LED fog lights for the Jeep Wrangler are a great cost-effective product that looks great and definitely performs better than stock. They aren’t as quite as bright as the JW Speaker fog lights above, but they’re also less expensive.
Five best aftermarket LED Jeep Fog lights – Truck-Lite 80271
The Truck-Lite 80275 LED fog light is a good option if you’re already running the Truck-Lite 27270C LED headlight and you want it all to match – but that’s about where the benefits end because this fog light is not nearly as bright as some others! Its beam pattern is narrow and tall like the OEM halogen reflector fog light, and it requires wire harness adapters and mounting bracket adapters to fit in the JK bumper. This Truck-Lite option should only be used if you’re desperate to make your fog lights match your pre-existing Truck-Lite headlight housings.
Five best aftermarket LED Jeep Fog lights – Vision X XMC-45RD
The Vision X XMC-45RD is another interesting option because it’s not exactly designed for the Jeep Wrangler application. In fact, like the Truck-Lite 80275 above, it was designed to be a Harley Davidson passing lamp replacement. In order to use this beautiful light as a Jeep JK fog light, you need mounting bracket adapters and wire harness adapters, sold separately. If you already have the vision X Vortex 7″ Round LED headlight housings, these small LED Jeep Fog Lights would look really good down below. Available in bright chrome, or black chrome, they are a great-looking fog light with an impressive beam pattern and tons of light output!
Five best aftermarket LED Jeep Fog lights – Vision X Optimus
The Vision X Optimus lights are a specially designed “deep-reflector” off-road light designed for distance. They use MSR (Multi-Surface-Reflector) technology in a proprietary application that Vision X has dubbed “Iris Reflector Technology”. This unique design allows them to make a ton of light, with a lot of distance, in very small housing! Technically this LED fog light for the Jeep JK is an off-road light fitted with the brackets and wiring to be used as a plug and play housing replacement for your Jeep fogs. It’s by far the brightest option you can get from Vision X and way brighter than these other Jeep Wrangler fog light products.
Watch the video here for a complete rundown comparison of the different fog lights listed above to help you make the decision on what to install on your Jeep Wrangler!