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Best Halo Headlights: Brighten Your View

Customize the look of your vehicle with these colorful halo headlights.

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BY Noelle Talmon / LAST UPDATED ON April 24, 2021

One of the easiest ways to customize your vehicle’s look is by replacing your stock headlights. Halo headlights elevate the appearance of your Jeep by giving it a more upscale look. You can’t just buy any headlights, however. You need to look for high-quality halo headlights that are also compatible with your vehicle. We've rounded up some of the best options currently on the market.

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Best Overall
DOT-Approved LED Halo Headlights

These DOT-Approved LED Halo Headlights customize the look of your vehicle without putting you at risk of getting a ticket. The seven-inch headlights are compatible with the 1997-2006 TJ, 2004-2006 LJ Unlimited, 2007-2017 JK 2 Door, 2007-2017 Unlimited JK 4 Door, 1992-2001 AM General Hummer, and the 2003-2009 Hummer H1 & H2. These headlights are easy to install with the included adapter that makes them plug and play. The LED halos deliver an RGB display, so you can choose any color in the rainbow. You'll appreciate how durable these headlights are thanks to the die-cast aluminum and built-in rubber seal, making them IP67 waterproof. Unfortunately, the installation instructions are a bit confusing. They can direct you to tap into the turn signal or running lights, changing the way your running lights work. You may also find that these lights aren't as bright as others on this list. 

Best Value
Vouke Black Led Daymaker Headlight with White Halo

The Vouke Black Led Daymaker Headlight with White Halo contains round 7-inch headlights with a crisp, bright white or amber halo light. What makes this headlight stand out is that it’s compatible with both cars and motorcycles—you’ll want to confirm that it’s compatible with your particular model of vehicle before purchasing. Your headlight kit will come with two headlights and two adapters for H4 and H13 bulbs. The high beam produces 4800 lumens, and the low beam produces 3000 lumens. 


One potential problem with these headlights is that you’ll need to splice into the turn signal wire to install these headlights. The adapters can also be faulty, which can cause the halo lights not to work. These lights are also limited in color, with only bright white and a yellow amber as your options.

Premium Pick
LX-Light DOT Approved 7inch Jeep LED Headlights

The LX-Light DOT Approved 7inch Jeep LED Headlights also include four-inch LED fog lights. They fit a variety of 1997-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK, JKU, TJ, and LJ models, including the Rubicon Sport, Sahara, Willys Wheeler, etc. These DOT-compliant lights are street legal and meet Federal Motor Safety Standards. Constructed with high-performance Cree LED chips that are three times brighter than stock headlights and fog lights, they feature a white halo ring for the daytime running lights and an amber halo ring for the turn signals. The high beam is 4800 lumen, while the low beam is 3000 lumen. They feature plug-and-play installation and a built-in EMC function, so no anti-flicker decoders are required. The lights are waterproof, shockproof, and have a 50,000-hour lifespan. 


A common complaint is that installation can be a little confusing because the directions aren't thorough enough. Some users have also had to make modifications to get the housing to fit correctly in their Jeeps.

Best Remote Controlled
Aukmak Seven Inch LED Headlights

You can install these Aukmak Seven Inch LED Headlights in your model year 1997 to 2017 Jeep Wrangler, JK, LJ, CJ, Sahara, or Sport Rubicon. These headlights connect via Bluetooth to your iOS or Android smartphone, so you can control the light’s timing, music mode, flashing, and automatic functions through the app. The light’s housing measures seven inches across and are waterproof level IP67, shockproof, and dustproof. Your headlights come with two headlights, H4 and H13 adapters, receivers, and a user manual, making installation simple and easy. What’s nice about these headlights is that they increase your visibility by being brighter and having a wider illumination range. They’re also safer with anti-glare lenses to prevent blinding oncoming traffic. 


One potential issue with these headlights is that the app for your smartphone can be challenging. It has some stability issues and may struggle to maintain a connection on a weaker signal. 

Honorable Mention
DOT Approved 7 Inch LED Halo Headlights for Wrangler

These DOT Approved 7 Inch LED Halo Headlights are available in blue, green, red, yellow, and multi-color. They are designed for 1997-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK, TJ, and LJ models as well as some GMC Hummer models. The 60-watt round LED headlights have a 6000 lumen high beam, 4000 lumen low beam, and a color temperature of 6000K. An H4 and H13 adapter is included for plug-and-play installation, and the lights are made with an aluminum sealed housing and PC lens. They are waterproof and pack a 50,000-hour lifespan. Overall, they are a good replacement for factory halogen and HID headlights, and users like how bright they are and how clean they look. 


One issue is that they don't come with anti-flicker decoders, which you have to purchase separately. Also, some 2018-2019 Wrangler JLs require headlight brackets, which are also sold separately.