What's covered: Halo Headlight FAQs | Difference Between Demon Eyes and Angel Eyes | Difference Between CCFL, LED, and Plasma Halos | Halo Headlight Installation Instructions | Why Are Jeep Halo Headlights So Popular?
Halo Headlight Frequently Asked Questions
Does a halo kit include new light assemblies?
Halo kits do not include new headlight or fog light assemblies. Halo kits must be installed inside your existing assemblies. However, we have full assemblies with pre-installed halos for many makes and models. These start around $215 for fog lights and at about $550 for headlights for many vehicles but can range up to $2000+ depending on your vehicle and what you would like done. Custom lighting jobs are available.
If we don’t have full headlight assemblies on the website, it doesn’t mean we can’t get them for you. There are just far too many products to list on our website all the time.
Do these halos come with a warranty?
Absolutely! Oracle Lighting™ products are some of the best halo headlights available, and they are backed by the best warranty in the industry and guaranteed to last a lifetime. Just contact us if you ever need to place a warranty claim.
Should I add a remote to my purchase?
For Plasma or LED halos, think about getting a remote for your setup. Oracle’s multifunction remotes are wireless and allow you to turn your halos on and off, dim, strobe, and sweep. They have a 100-foot range.
How will I switch colors on the dual-color halos?
The dual-color LED halos come with a switch that allows you to change from color to color. Add a dual-channel multifunction remote control to your purchase if you would like more functionality than a simple switch.
Can I get halos if there isn’t a kit for my vehicle on your site?
Possibly! Some kits are universal and can be used on virtually any vehicle.
Are halo lights illegal? Can I use halos instead of my daytime running lights (DRLs)?
Yes, you can use halos instead of your DRLs, but check with your local authorities before you install halos and disable your factory DRLs to make sure your setup is legal. You'll also want to be aware of which colors are street legal for your area. In general, red and blue lights are restricted for use by emergency vehicles.
Where can I get halos installed?
Check with your local custom car shops first. An installation professional who is familiar with halos is ideal since they will take less time to install them (and charge you less!), but many of our customers complete the installation themselves.
The Difference Between Demon Eye Headlights and Angel Eye Headlights
When it comes to the world of car culture and modifications, the terms Demon Eye Headlights and Angel Eye Headlights are mentioned a lot. As their difference in name suggests, they are two different kinds of headlights that create very different looks and work differently with your car or truck. However, it may not always be clear which is which and why you should choose one over the other for your vehicle.
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Demon Eye Headlights
Demon Eye headlights get their name from their solid color look. Unlike angel eyes, which create a ring of light, demon eyes shine all the way through the headlights. Think pop culture's representation of demons as having solid red eyes.
Demon eye headlights are only available as kits - not full assemblies. They are also only compatible with certain cars. If you are going to install demon eyes, your vehicle must have projector headlights. Besides that requirement, NFC's Oracle Lighting™ and LED Concepts™ demon eyes kits can be installed with any car, truck, or jeep.
Angel Eye Headlights
Angel Eye headlights are another name for halo headlights. The term angel eyes and halos refer to the configuration of this kind of lighting mod - halos are rings that you install around your headlights. Angel eyes first appeared in BMWs in 2000. The unique look quickly caught on and spread like wildfire.
Where LED demon eye kits will only work on cars with projector headlights, angel eye rings are much more versatile. They are available as both kits and custom full assemblies. You can select a single color or color changing halo headlight option. You can even narrow it down even further by picking one lighting technology over another.
Since there are so many angel eye headlight options available, it's important to narrow down the selection to make sure you get the right fit. Unlike demon eyes, angel eye headlight kits and assemblies have to match your vehicle's make, model, and year. After that, you can select according to your personal preference for color options, brand, and price point.
Choosing Your Angel Eye or Demon Eye Headlights
Now that you know the most basic, yet often most important, difference between demon eye and angel eye headlights - their look - there are still other things to consider. What's your price range? Are you planning on installing the headlights yourself? Which color option should you choose - don't forget, some colors aren't street legal.
When it comes to headlight modifications, there is a big range for pricing. Demon eye kits rank in at the lowest prices. These kits are easy to install and require fewer parts and pieces. Considering the awesome look they offer, demon eye kits give you an amazing amount of bang for your buck.
Halo or angel eye headlights are higher in price point, but they also have the more desired look. If you just have to have that angel eye look, but are on a budget, go for a halo headlight kit. While they are more expensive than demon eye kits, they are an economical and eye-catching choice when it comes to car modifications, some of which can rack up a much larger bill.
If you prefer something with an easier installation and want to get the best for your vehicle, head for the full assemblies. These custom orders arrive to you with the angel eye headlights already installed. All you will need to do is install the assemblies - or have someone install them for you.
Oracle Lighting™ is an established competitor in the auto lighting industry. To accommodate the high demand for their products, they offer a huge range of fog lights, wheel lights, and single color and color changing halo headlights.
Since LED demon eye kits are compatible with just about any vehicle as long as it is equipped with projector headlights, Oracle™ offers only one type. The demon eye colorSHIFT kit is made with Oracle's signature color changing lighting technology, which allows you to control color options and lighting effects. With a colorSHIFT remote, switching from one color to the next is easy, and you can program your favorite effects.
Finding the perfect angel eye headlights will require a bit more detective work. Since Oracle™ has dozens and dozens of halo headlight options, you will first want to narrow down your options by your preference for either a kit or full assemblies and then by your vehicle's make, model, and year. After that, select by color option and lighting type.
LED Concepts™ has grown rapidly to make a name for itself in aftermarket auto lighting. Having started off in 2013, LED Concepts™ was later acquired by another company in 2017. Now they have access to even more experience and resources to provide top notch products.
LED Concepts™ offers the Profile Prism Demon Eye kit. Profile Prism (formerly known as ColorMorph) is LED Concepts' color changing technology. This LED demon eye kit is a plug and play product - easy to install and including all the wires and parts you need.
Like Oracle™, LED Concepts™ has a massive offering of halo headlight kits, and it's important to find the kit that will be the right fit for you car or truck. By-passing single color angel eye headlight kits, LED Concepts™ has gone straight for the highly desired color changing option. Profile Prism lighting and effects are controlled by your choice of two remotes. With the bluetooth enabled Morimoto XBT remote, program and control color changing and lighting effects.
Demon eye kits and Angel eye kits are available in different lighting technologies. Demon eye kits use LED lighting. LED, or light-emitting diode, lights show up and draw stares during the day or night and last for 60,000 hours of use.
Angel eye kits listed on NFC Performance use either LED or HID / Plasma. You can only install HID (high-intensity discharge) halo lights for cars or trucks that are equipped with HID lighting. Plasma halo kits are known for giving off an even glow and will stand up to 100,000 hours of use.
What Else Should You Consider?
When selecting your demon eye or halo eye headlight kit or assemblies, remember that not all colors are street legal, with colors, like blue, reserved for emergency and law enforcement vehicles. If you plan on activating your demon or angel lights while you're driving on the road, remember that some states have further restrictions.
Make sure to check out the rules for your location before buying. If you break the law, you will be pulled over and stuck with a traffic ticket. If you select red or blue headlights, make sure you only turn them on for car shows and enjoyment off the road.
Difference between CCFL, LED & Plasma Halo Headlights
Here at NFC Performance, we frequently get questions about the differences between the types of halo headlights available. When searching for the perfect halos for your vehicle, you will not only have to consider which lighting technology you want, but which lighting technologies are manufactured for your make, model, and year.
All of our Plasma and LED headlight rings are manufactured by Oracle Lighting™ and LED Concepts™. Their top-quality designs and construction have allowed them to back their halo kits by excellent manufacturer's warranties. Don't make the mistake of choosing a knock-off brand and having to replace them a year later.
Depending on your vehicle, each of these technologies may also be available in a wide range of colors. It's also important to know about the different lighting technologies when selecting other products such as halo fog light kits or assemblies or wheel rings.
CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamp) is the oldest of the halo lighting technologies. While CCFL rings have since been retired (due to development of newer, better technologies), they produced a highly desirable smooth glow. Rather than appearing as a bunch of individual lights around the ring, the light glowed continuously. Each ring was made from a small, high-quality fluorescent tube built to last through 50,000 hours of continuous use.
These halos were usually the cheapest option and available for the largest selection of vehicles because they have been around the longest. The notable disadvantage to CCFL halos is that they are not as bright as LED or Plasma halo headlights. They were ideally used after dusk for the best performance.
LED Halo Headlights
LED lighting replaced CCFL halos and has three major advantages:
- These lights are built to be ultra-bright so that they can be seen in both light and dark environments, unlike CCFL halo rings, which are only visible at night. If you want to be able to use your halos all the time, you should choose LED or Plasma halo lights (see below).
- Because each ring is comprised of a large group of individual LED lights, Oracle Lighting™ and LED Concepts™ have been able to build color changing halo headlights. It's hard to deny the convenience of being able to change colors on demand. For one thing, not all colors are street legal. With Oracle's colorSHIFT, or LED Concepts' Profile Prism rings, you can easily keep your car street legal while on the road and show off lighting effects the rest of the time.
- Because of how the LED halo rings work, these are the only type that can be controlled using remotes and/or smart phone apps.
These rings are also slightly more durable than CCFL halos and are built to last for 60,000 hours of continuous use. In reality, all three lighting technologies are going to outlive your car. Whether you get CCFLs with 50,000 hours, LEDs with 60,000 hours, or Plasmas with 100,000 hours, your car will break down first! Think about it... 50k hours of driving 60mph would be a car with 3 MILLION Miles!
One trait of note, which may or may not matter to you, is that you can see individual lights on LED rings. It's not a completely fluid output like CCFL halo lights or Plasma halo lights. However, a lot of our customers LOVE the LED look. Find out if we have an LED Halo Kit for your vehicle now.
Other products that employ LED lighting include demon eye headlights. While often mentioned in the same sentence, demon eyes are different from angel eye / halo headlights. Demon eyes produce a solid beam of color and are available in Profile Prism and ColorSHIFT options. While they are only compatible with cars equipped with projector headlights, besides that requirement, demon eye kits are universal fitment products that work with any make and model. Demon eyes are also more inexpensive than halo kits, so if you're on a budget and like the idea of a color-changing, solid headlight look, go for a demon eye kit.
Plasma Halo Headlights
Plasma is the latest advancement in halos from Oracle Lighting™. Released in 2013, the goal of this technology was to combine the advantages of CCFL halos and LED halos so that customers didn't have to choose. The HID bulbs in Plasma halos give off the smooth, fluid look of CCFL lights in an ultra-bright output that can be seen during both day and night. If you are looking for a single-color halo, choose plasma halo rings! You'll love being able to see them anytime you want as well as the additional durability, with a life of 100,000 hours of continuous use.
There are three things to consider when selecting Plasma rings. First, they are so new that they simply aren't made for as many vehicle make/models. They also come in a limited number of colors, and do not have color changing capability. Currently plasma rings are available in white, red, green, blue, or amber. Luckily, those are among the most popular colors for our customers.
If you have any further questions about choosing the perfect halo kit or custom halo headlight assemblies for cars, trucks, or SUVs, don't hesitate to click the “Chat” button at the bottom, right of any page on our site. Our friendly and knowledgable staff are on-hand to provide you with personalized, one-on-one assistance to help get you exactly what you need. We look forward to hooking you up!
Halo Headlight Installation Instructions
Below, we’ll walk you through the need-to-know halo headlight installation instruction steps and tips that will help you to get your Oracle Lighting™ halo rings up and running as safely and easily as possible. Almost any halo ring kit requires the same basic installation, so even if you’re not overly confident in your abilities to complete this job, we’re here to tell you that it’s not that bad. The required tools are minimal, the time for installations vary, but can usually be done from start to finish in a few hours, and the hardest part usually involves being patient to see your halos in action.
Let's just make sure of something first. Did you bench test your halos when you opened the box like we told you to? If you did, excellent! If you didn't, you should still take the time to test out your halos before you go through the halo headlight installation process. Connect the wires to a 12v power source and make sure your halos light up. Let’s get going!
Planning and Forethought
Have you checked your state laws about owning and using these incredibly bright lights yet? In most states, installing colored halo rings is fine, but there are restrictions for where you may use them – especially when it comes to major roads. When driving, colors like red and blue are reserved for first responder vehicles only, by law. That’s why using them for regular driving purposes, or pretty much anywhere besides parking lots, race tracks and your own property, can get you into trouble with cops who may ticket you. Other colors vary in legality by state. It’s best to check your state laws and gather some intel on your lights beforehand.
It's also good to plan out what tools are required in order for you to perform your halo headlight installation. Read on to learn more about the types of tools you may need.
While the halo headlight installation process is generally the same from kit to kit, depending on your vehicle and the type of kit you have chosen, you may need different tools. Take a look at the instructions that came with your halo headlight kit to get an idea of which tools you may need. If you choose to buy every tool or tool type we’re recommending here, then more power to you!
Most Common Installation Tools
- Wire Crimper: A cheap must-have for any electrical job. They come in many styles and pretty much work the same. Crimpers allow you to cut wires, trim and remove wire sheathing, and crimping connectors and wires together.
- Soldering Iron: A fairly inexpensive tool that allows you to solder wires to wires, connectors to wires, etc. Most pre-made wire harnesses don’t require soldering (just connecting plugs with shrink wraps), but any DIY wire harness will require some soldering. The end result is just far better than loose connectors butting together, anyhow – unless, of course, you’re not good at soldering.
- Multimeter (or Dwell Meter): A must-have for wiring and electronics jobs, large or small. This tool helps you to test voltage, resistance, continuity, etc. Use on parts, wires, batteries, and circuitry to troubleshoot and verify proper current flow.
- Electrical Tape: Always have some electrical tape on hand.
- Screw Drivers: To get your assemblies apart, it might be possible that you’re going to need some screwdrivers.
- Plastic Wire Looms: You can buy these from auto stores and hardware stores by the foot. It’s cheap, and it really protects your wires from getting damaged, cut, bent, or shorted.
- Pliers & Wrenches: Having a basic assortment at hand is always good. Needle-nosed pliers always come in handy.
- Electronic Wiring Parts: Varies for your needs (cap connectors, molex connectors, butt connectors, shrink wrap, etc.).
Potential Installation Tools
- Drill and Drill Bits: Depending on your specific vehicle, or what extra supplies you purchase, you could need a drill to route wiring for your halos or switches. Having a wide selection of drill bits helps, too. If you’re needing a larger hole, start with a smaller bit first as a pilot, then progress to a larger drill. It will cut down on the damage that can happen if you just start with a big drill bit.
- C-clamps & Vise-locks: having a few clamps around really helps in securing parts, (i.e., assemblies) after sealing.
There are a few different ways that you can install your halos, depending on your type of vehicle. Every make is different, every model is different, and every mechanic is different. Regardless, you’ll need to set aside enough time to complete your project, making room for possible delays - you can't use your daily mode of transportation when you've got its eyes torn out. If you're new to hands-on headlight surgery, give yourself some grace time and realize that it could take you a little longer than you expect.
By now, you're probably ready to get going, so we'll let the experts in the videos below walk you through the rest. Once your halo headlight installation is completed, you’ll want to test everything to make sure your halos work and to verify that nothing could short out, cut, or damage your wires. Lastly, you’ll want to carefully seal everything up and make sure wires are tucked away. Then when you've completed these halo headlight installation instructions, go out and enjoy your vehicle's new look!
Everything You Need to Know About Jeep Halo Lights
If you're looking for information about brand new Jeep halo lights, you've come to the right place. Our Jeep halo light collection, particularly Jeep Wrangler halo headlights, are some of our top sellers, and we want to make sure that you're fully informed before you buy. We source our halo products from the best manufacturers in the business, and we list them at amazing prices. Read on to learn all about halo lighting technology, choosing your Jeep halo lights, halo installation, and more.
Before You Buy Your Jeep Halo Lights
Halo Lighting Technology
Your first step in picking out your Jeep halo lights will be to go to your make and model page to see what's available to you. You can do this by clicking in the orange bar in the header and making your selections. Most Jeep models offer you an option of both LED lighting products and Plasma lighting products. Both of these lighting types offer you different advantages, so if you're not already familiar with the benefits of each, you'll want to read up first.
Neither of these lighting types was used in the original halo ring. Halos were invented at the beginning of the '00s by BMW and used CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lighting) technology. When people saw this new look, it caught on like wildfire and has continued growing in popularity. Halo rings have come a long way since they first started, and CCFLs are no longer available, having been retired when newer and better lighting types came into play.
The first of these is LED (light emitting diode) lighting - the one that pushed CCFLs into retirement. LEDs have distinct advantages over CCFL rings, including remote controllability and programmable color changing and lighting effects. This unique color changing ability, that only LED halos are capable of, comes from their make up of multiple small bulbs ringed together to emit one beam. LED halo lights also last longer than CCFLs at 60,000 hours. However, they do have a drawback that is considered significant by some drivers: where CCFLs invented the halo look with their smooth glowing beams, the look of LEDs is very different. Because each bulb lights up individually along the halo ring, it is possible to see the spaces in between the bulbs. This means that the beam is not smooth, like classic halo beams. Instead, the beam is fractioned. The majority of our Jeep products, including Jeep Wrangler halo headlights for sale, use LED lighting.
LEDs are not the most recent halo lighting technology. Plasmas came next. While they are not able to change colors, these angel eye rings are still remote controllable and last even longer than both LED rings and CCFL rings at 100,000 hours. What some would consider their greatest advantage is their appearance. Plasma halo rings give off the same kind of even and smooth glow that CCFLs did, resurrecting the classic look that would otherwise have disappeared with the retirement of CCFLs.
Whichever lighting type you choose, your Jeep halo lights will be easy to control and ultra bright. Unlike CCFL rings, which were only effective during the night, LED and Plasma Jeep halo lights are bright enough to show up and attract attention day or night.
These lighting technologies are also used in other products. Most Jeep models also offer LED or Plasma Jeep halo fog lights. And halo headlight and fog light rings are not your only lighting options for your Jeep. LED lighting is also used in wheel lights, demon eyes kits, and rock lights.
Jeep Halo Light Manufacturers
Our Jeep halo lights are manufactured by Oracle Lighting™ or LED Concepts™. If you're even remotely familiar with the auto lighting industry, you've most likely heard of at least one of these top brand names.
LED Concepts™ hasn't been in business for that long, having opened their doors in 2013. That didn't stop them from growing at an incredible pace. In 2017, their success attracted the attention of a larger company that absorbed LED Concepts™, giving them access to more resources that they are using to continue to improve their products. As their name suggests, this company specializes in LED products. Their signature technology, Profile Prism, is used in their color changing LED halo headlight and fog light rings.
Oracle Lighting™ has been making auto lighting accessories since 1999. This company makes halo headlight rings for a huge range of makes, models, and years, offering single color LED and Plasma rings and color changing halo rings with their colorSHIFT technology. Oracle Lighting™ is a trusted company, and we highly recommend this brand for any of your aftermarket lighting needs.
Jeep Halo Light Kit Vs. Assemblies
We offer you the choice of a halo kit or halo assemblies for just about every Jeep model, with the Compass being the exception. If your Jeep's model is one of the others, then you'll need to weigh your options and decide if you want to choose a Jeep halo light kit or full assemblies. If you're not sure which to go for, read on to see which traits are right for you.
Halo kits have two big benefits, with the first being that they are cost effective. Kits are significantly cheaper than pre-assembled products. When you receive your kit, you will need to open your assemblies and install the rings. While this process isn't as difficult as it may sound, you'll still need to put in some of your own time and effort or find a local mechanic or mod shop and pay them to do it for you. Kits also ship out quickly. After your order for a Jeep halo light kit has gone to processing, it will typically take about 2-3 business days before your order ships out and you get your tracking information.
If you order a pre-assembled Jeep halo light product, while it will arrive to you with the halo rings already installed, you'll need to put in a little more effort ahead of time. Pre-assembled products are custom orders that require you to send in a photo of your vehicle so we can ensure that the assemblies you get will be a perfect fit for your Jeep. Then, once the order goes into processing with Oracle Lighting™, it will take about 12-15 days for your assemblies to be prepared before they can ship out. Once you have received them and tested them out, the rest is easy! The largest difference between assemblies and kits is that assemblies have a higher price point. Take a look at which products are available to you and decide which format will be preferable to you.
It's Time to Choose Your Jeep Halo Lights
Jeep Halo Lights at NFC Performance
As you've already read, we source our Jeep halo light products from the best manufacturers, and we cover six different Jeep models. If the reputation of our products and the excellent warranties backing them haven't convinced you to buy from us, consider these three additional reasons:
- Our Excellent Customer Service. If you have questions about our products, our site, placing an order, or an existing order, give us a call or send us an email. Our customer service staff are in the office Monday - Friday, ready to get you the information you need in a friendly and timely manner. We'll be in contact with you for each step of your order, providing confirmation when you place it, requesting a photo from you if you have made a custom order, and providing you with tracking information for your package when it is available.
- Low Prices. We strive to offer you the lowest prices for every product in all of the many different auto lighting accent categories on our site, and we're confident that we've succeeded. That's why we offer you our Lowest Price Guarantee. This guarantee covers final pricing for all of our halo kits, wheel rings, fog light rings, and so much more. NFC Performance has the best bargains around, so take advantage of them.
- Free Shipping. In addition to our low prices, we offer to ship your order at no additional cost to you as long it meets two requirements. A) your order total must be over $99. This requirement is fairly easy to meet, and most items, including Jeep halo fog light and headlight kits, will take you over that threshold. B) your shipping address must be within the contiguous United States. These requirements are very simple - that means that most of the orders we fill ship for free!
Complete Your Order
Now that you know all the benefits of shopping with us and once you have selected your lighting type and halo format, there are still a couple more decisions to make before you go to check out: your Jeep halo lights color option and remote control.
As you already know, Plasma halo rings are not capable of changing colors, so if you've selected a Plasma Jeep halo light kit, you'll be choosing one of four colors: white, red, green, or blue. If you opt for a single color LED kit, you'll choose from five or six colors, depending on your Jeep's make. Whether you go for a single color or color changing option, think about the laws in your area ahead of time. It is against the law to turn on your red or blue halos while driving on the road, because these colors are reserved for emergency vehicles only. Laws can vary, so make sure you double check.
If you already have a compatible remote control, you might not need to purchase another one (depending on whether your remote is single channel or dual channel). If you don't already have one, you will definitely need to select a remote to add to your order before you check out. Once you have everything you want and need in your cart, go to checkout and finalize your order.
Receiving Your Jeep Halo Lights
Test Them Out
After we send your tracking information, keep an eye on it, because you will want to get your hands on your halos as soon as possible, and not just because you'll be excited to have them. You will need to inspect and bench test your Jeep halo lights within 24 hours of receiving them.
First, open the packaging and take a look at your product. Do you see any damage that happened during shipping? Are there any other problems? If there is something wrong with your halos, contact us at NFC Performance as soon as possible. Oracle Lighting™ and LED Concepts™ both have a rule: they must be notified of damage within 24 hours of delivery in order to replace the product at no cost to you.
If everything is visibly fine, you will still need to test out the product by running a bench test - don't procrastinate. Again, if you hook up your halos and they aren't working properly, you must notify us immediately. You should also make sure to hold onto the damaged product and the packaging - don't throw anything away.
Jeep Halo Headlights Installation
Once you're sure your halos are in perfect working condition, it's time to install them. If you chose assemblies instead of a kit or if you're having someone install your kit for you, congratulations - you can skip this step.
If you did opt for a kit and you've never installed a set of halos before, the process may not be as difficult as you'd think. The kit will arrive to you with a complete set of instructions that you can follow. All the wires you need will arrive with your halo rings. You will need some tools and basic knowledge of how to use them. Oracle Lighting™ has also made videos that you can watch to help you through the process. As an example, take a look at the video below where an expert from Oracle™ shows you how to perform a Jeep Wrangler halo headlights installation.
Get Out on the Road
Now that you've got your Jeep halo lights properly installed, it's time to take them out and show them off. Just remember our warning before about street legal colors - if you have your red or blue halos on while you're out on the road, you will be ticketed, and we'd much prefer you to have a 100% positive experience.
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