Design,Engineering,Jeep | November 14 2018

Wrangler Wednesday: The all-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler features brighter headlamps, “Star Wars” inspiration

The all-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler offers brighter headlamps to illuminate the road and trails as the calendar moves deeper into autumn and the amount of daylight diminishes.

While the traditional round Wrangler headlamps remain, and are set on the edges of the iconic Jeep seven-slot grille, the Jeep brand has made the headlamps brighter in some models.

The LED headlamps on the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler are located on the edge of the iconic grille.

On the Sahara and Rubicon models LED headlamps and fog lamps are available. These offer crisp white lighting and daytime running lights that now form a halo around the outside perimeter of the headlamps. The headlamps also turn on and off automatically depending on exterior light levels.

The LED headlamps are also more powerful and generate high-beam light output that is 90% greater than the halogen lamps in prior models. Low-beam output also has improved, increasing 63%.

Standard LED forward turn signals are positioned on the front of the trapezoidal wheel flares and on the back of the vehicle, traditional square tail lamps feature available LED lighting.

For those who like to personalize their Wranglers, Jeep Performance Parts LED off-road lights can be mounted to the frame rails, winch guard or windshield via new Jeep Performance Parts off-road light brackets.

The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler outfitted with Jeep Performance Parts.

A new auxiliary switch bank, featuring its own power distribution center offers an organized central area for operating accessories, such as the off-road lights, winch and other electrical-powered items.

Not only did Jeep designers make the lights brighter, but the headlights also have a feature that will be familiar to “Star Wars” fans.

The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler LED headlight center shape is the same as the goggles worn by Luke Skywalker on the planet Hoth in “The Empire Strikes Back.”

The LED headlight center shape is the same as the goggles worn by Luke Skywalker on the planet Hoth in “The Empire Strikes Back.”

Learn more about the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler, and its brighter headlamps, by visiting Jeep.com.

Edward Cardenas

Hello from the Motor City! I’m Edward Cardenas and I’m multimedia editor for FCA US. As a lifelong Detroiter, I have been surrounded by the automotive industry. I’ve had members of my immediate and extended family work in the industry. I’ve covered it as a journalist and advocated for it
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Hello from the Motor City! I’m Edward Cardenas and I’m multimedia editor for FCA US. As a lifelong Detroiter, I have been surrounded by the automotive industry. I’ve had members of my immediate and extended family work in the industry. I’ve covered it as a journalist and advocated for it as a communications professional. I have also experienced the thrills of the industry while riding in a race car at nearly 200 miles per hour. Having this breadth of experience, I look forward to drawing upon my experiences to bring a wide range of stories, photos and videos about Chrysler, FIAT and Alfa Romeo to FCA Digital Media. When I’m not covering my brands, I’m spending time with my wife and two boys.