Change the Look of your Headlights

Add a bit of color to your rig Short Cuts
by: Randy L. Wheeler


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Before - Stock Headlights
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After - with the new Color Clear black headlights
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The new Color Clear lens on the left compared to the stock lens.

While most of us think of halogen headlights as the normal clear colored variety, there's a new product on the market that now allows us to customize the look of the standard halogen headlights.  These are not the cheap plastic lens covers often seen on street cruisers, these are full replacement lights. The new Color Clear replacement halogen headlights from Philips Lighting Company come in red, white, blue and black. However, when ordering these through JC Whitney, the only color they offered was black. The box that the headlights came in did indicate they are availale in the colors mentioned above. These replacement headlights change the look, not the light and do not alter the color, quality, or output of the headlight. They also meet all D.O.T requirements for white light.

I ordered my replacement headlights through JC Whitney.  I checked with a local parts store to get the proper replacement code for my Jeep's stock headlights (H6054) and then ordered the correct set from JC Whitney. As a side note, I was not able to locate the Color Clear replacement headlights on their web site. So your best bet is to contact them by telephone.

Stock Headlight Replacement Code
JC Whitney
Part number


H4656 81DB1593N
H4666 81DB1594T
6052,H6052,H6054, HP6054 73DB7076N

The lenses are available in red, blue, white and black.  Since my 1991 YJ sports a white and black color scheme with a black painted front grill, I went with the black color for these headlights.  Installation is simple.  Just remove the outer bezel, disconnect the electrical connection from the stock lamp, remove the 4 retaining nuts, and slide the stock headlight out.  Install the new headlights, retaining ring, bezel and connect the electrical plug and you're done. Once you've installed the new headlights, it's a good idea to take your rig down to a local shop and have the headlight beams properly aligned.  This way, you'll know that your headlights are pointing in the right direction!


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Related Contacts:

JC Whitney
1 JC Whitney Way
LaSalle, Il 61201
Phone: 312-431-6102

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