Why Headlights with Cameras are the Better Choice for Off-Roaders


For many off-roaders and overlanders, capturing the thrill of the journey is as important as the journey itself. Traditionally, adventurers have relied on dash cameras and action cameras for this purpose. However, the introduction of innovative products like ELITE OPTX JK.70 headlights by PROJECT X has revolutionized how off-roaders record their experiences.

In this article, we'll explore the functionality of traditional dash cameras, action cameras, and the ELITE OPTX JK.70 headlights, underscoring why these headlights are an ideal choice for Jeep Wranglers, Gladiators, and other vehicles with 7" round headlights.

Understanding the Devices:

1. Dash Cameras:

Mounted inside the vehicle, dash cameras continuously record the road ahead. They're essential for capturing incidents and scenic drives, offering a straightforward recording of the journey from the driver's perspective.

2. Action Cameras:

Designed for versatility and durability, action cameras are portable and can be mounted on various surfaces. They are popular for capturing dynamic, first-person views of action-packed activities.

3. ELITE OPTX Headlights:

A cutting-edge innovation, the ELITE OPTX headlights from PROJECT X integrate high-definition cameras (4K UHD and 1080P) into state-of-the-art LED headlights, designed specifically for off-road vehicles with 7-inch round headlights.

Similarities and Differences

While dash and action cameras share the common purpose of recording, they differ significantly from the ELITE OPTX headlights. Dash and action cameras are separate devices that require individual mounting and management. In contrast, ELITE OPTX headlights combine high-quality illumination with integrated camera technology, offering a dual-purpose solution that enhances both visibility and recording capabilities.

Why ELITE OPTX Headlights Stand Out for Specific Vehicles

Vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler JK, JL, Gladiator, VW Beetle, classic Ford trucks, and the Hummer H1, among others, utilize 7-inch round headlights. These vehicles are often favorites among off-road enthusiasts for their durability and performance. The ELITE OPTX headlights are tailor-made for such vehicles, offering a seamless integration that aligns with their rugged aesthetics and functional needs.

Enhanced Visibility for Off-Road Conditions

The primary function of any headlight is to provide visibility, and the ELITE OPTX headlights excel in this regard. With a raw lumen output of 3000 on high beam, these headlights ensure superior illumination in off-road conditions, which is crucial for navigating challenging terrains at night. They also feature integrated DRLs (daytime running lights), to further enhance visibility during the day.

Integrated Recording Capability

The integration of 4K UHD and 1080P cameras in these headlights is a game-changer. It allows drivers to record their off-road adventures without the need for additional devices. This footage is captured on an included microSD card, which overwrites itself on a loop, unless saved by the user, much like a traditional dash camera. And because the cameras are located on both the driver and passenger side headlights, the footage captured from the vantage point of the headlights offers a unique perspective, making every journey a story worth telling.

App-Controlled Convenience

The ability to control the cameras via the PROJECT X mobile app adds a layer of convenience unmatched by traditional cameras. This feature enables drivers to easily manage their recording settings, review footage, and even share footage to their social media platforms without the need for external devices or complicated setups.

Durability and Compliance

Off-road conditions demand equipment that can withstand rough use. The ELITE OPTX headlights are not only built to last but also comply with DOT regulations, ensuring they are as safe as they are durable.

Tailor-Made for Off-Road Vehicles

The specific design for vehicles with 7-inch round headlights means these lights are not just an afterthought accessory but a custom-fit solution. This compatibility ensures that the headlights not only perform well but also maintain the aesthetic integrity of the vehicle.

Versatility in Recording

The dual-camera setup offers versatility in recording options. Whether capturing a wide-angle view of a scenic trail in 4k or focusing on the path ahead in 1080p, these headlights provide options that standalone cameras can't match.

Seamless Integration

Unlike action and dash cameras, which can clutter the vehicle's interior or exterior, the ELITE OPTX headlights are seamlessly integrated into the vehicle. As a plug-and-play option for the 2007-current Jeep Wrangler, and 2019-current Jeep Gladiator, this integration not only enhances the vehicle's appearance but also protects the cameras from external impacts.

Cost-Effectiveness and Space-Saving

By combining high-performance headlights with recording capabilities, the ELITE OPTX JK.70 headlights offer a cost-effective solution for off-roaders. This dual-purpose design eliminates the need to purchase and maintain separate lighting and recording equipment, saving both money and space.


For Jeep Wrangler enthusiasts and others, the ELITE OPTX JK.70 headlights by PROJECT X present a superior alternative to traditional dash and action cameras. By offering unparalleled visibility, innovative recording capabilities, and seamless integration, these headlights are not just an upgrade but a transformational addition to any rig built for the trail.