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post #1 of 18 Old 02-11-2020, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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JNS DOT compliant headlight mod

Does anyone have one of the DOT compliant LED headlights by JNS?(not the old model which doesnt have DOT compliance)
Ive thought about buying one but Id like to see the lightcone first...
Does anyone have experience with this?
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post #2 of 18 Old 02-12-2020, 09:44 AM
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No, but here's a bump for you. I have two of the original versions on my two Gen1's but I'll upgrade/update them if/when they fail.

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post #3 of 18 Old 02-12-2020, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your reply.
Are you satisfied with your jns headlights? And are they significantly or just a bit brighter than normal halogen bulbs?

Im considering just giving it a shot and hope for the best... JNS Engineering doesnt seem to answer anyway..
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post #4 of 18 Old 02-12-2020, 10:56 AM
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Thanks for your reply.
Are you satisfied with your jns headlights? And are they significantly or just a bit brighter than normal halogen bulbs?

Im considering just giving it a shot and hope for the best... JNS Engineering doesnt seem to answer anyway..
Yes I'm satisified with them; they are much brighter but just as importantly for me, they draw far less power and are a much better fit for the factory wiring size, fuse size etc. The JNS lights won't burn out the stock 10amp fuse if you momentarily hang up the switch between high and low beam like the stockers. I also like the redundancy in the JNS lights compared to the stock bulb.

That said, I have seen a couple reported failures but JNS has stepped up and provided free replacements in those cases. Personally, I think they are the best Gen1 lighting option currently available and would buy them again.

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post #5 of 18 Old 02-12-2020, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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That sounds great.. How do I reach JNS Engineering tho? I just have a technical questions but cant seem to get ahold of them... Oh and also important in case I do need to get a replacement under warranty

Just feeling uneasy buying something overseas (im from europe) from a shop that doesnt respond..
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post #6 of 18 Old 02-12-2020, 12:25 PM
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That sounds great.. How do I reach JNS Engineering tho? I just have a technical questions but cant seem to get ahold of them... Oh and also important in case I do need to get a replacement under warranty

Just feeling uneasy buying something overseas (im from europe) from a shop that doesnt respond..
Are you e-mailing the questions to them or are you attempting to telephone them?

A glitch in their e-mail system may be putting your e-mails into SPAM or Trash. Maybe try e-mailing from a library or business computer.

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post #7 of 18 Old 02-12-2020, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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How do I find their telephone number?
Ive been using their contact form on their website. Havent found anything else to contact them.
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Try thier facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/JNSEngineering/


FWIW, I've ordered my headlights and rad guards from them without issue. I plan on ordering a set of drop peg brackets right away too.

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post #9 of 18 Old 02-12-2020, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Try thier facebook site:


FWIW, I've ordered my headlights and rad guards from them without issue. I plan on ordering a set of drop peg brackets right away too.

Dave
I just wrote them a message on facebook. Hope to get an answer soon.
thanks for the info tho. Sounds good that they do deliver.
Edit: I got a reply on facebook!
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post #10 of 18 Old 02-12-2020, 02:48 PM
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The DOT version looks like it has a different bulb design than their recent version. Would love to see images / hear about first hand experience. Even JNS site lacks photography.
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