The very name “Jeep” speaks of a rugged, highly durable all-terrain vehicle. From its introduction in World War 2, the Jeep has evolved considerably over time to become the standard of all-wheel drive vehicles. The evolution of the Jeep over the years has helped this vehicle adapt to changing consumer demand as well as incorporating new innovations to keep it relevant with the times. The origins of the Jeep start with the threat of World War 2 reaching American shores in 1940. At the time, the US government set contracts out to over 100 companies to produce a simple, all-terrain vehicle in a very short period of time. Only two companies’ responded and only one of them, the Willys-Overland Company was large enough to fulfill the massive request in the period of time allotted. The original version created by Willys-Overland that met the specification of the Army was first produced in 1941 and actually changed very little over the course of the upcoming war. The vehicle sported a powerful “Go Devil” engine that was rugged and durable. The interior was very plain with extraneous features other than those that drove the Jeep. With the production model in place, the Ford Motor Company also produced their version of the Jeep which was nearly identical.
One of the most interesting tidbits is the actual origin of the name “Jeep”. One widespread theory was that the name derived from the government designation “GP” for “General Purpose” vehicle. However, that has come under a great deal of dispute since the designation was not commonly known by soldiers. A much more interesting and theory is that the rugged, all-purpose vehicle was nicknamed after a famous character in the highly popular “Popeye” series of cartoons, the Jeep. In the cartoons, the Jeep was a cat-like creature that could go practically anywhere, thus fitting with the performance of the vehicle.
During the war, over 640,000 Jeeps were produced, a remarkable number that accounted for nearly 20% of all wheeled military vehicles in the American war effort. The Jeeps were used everywhere that military personnel were stationed from the cold, arctic climate of Alaska to the temperate zones of Europe and to the tropical areas of the Pacific Ocean. Jeeps were also produced for Great Britain and the USSR during this time as well. The simple design became highly imitated after the war with countries around the world producing models similar to the famed Jeep. The Jeep itself underwent changes that evolved with the time. New versions of the Jeep became available for military personnel over the next 40 years until replaced by the Hum-V or “Hummer” all-terrain vehicle.
Today, Jeeps for civilian use have expanded from models not all that different from their original versions created during World War 2 to SUVs and even pickup-truck type versions. Jeep has continually created success for its model by sticking to its basic principles of an all-terrain vehicle, four wheel drive and high clearance. While the ownership of Jeep has changed over the years with the Chrysler Group currently running the firm, the Jeep continues to impress consumers with its style, durability and performance.
ShopPMLIT offers a wide range of Jeep Light Accessories and Parts. The combination of advanced design, durability, shock resistance, low energy use and versatility make them the perfect choice for your Jeep. ShopPMLIT has Jeep LEDs for your headlights, taillights, interior and more. LEDs carry advantages over their incandescent counterparts, as well as other types of light systems. For example, between CCFL, Plasma and LED lights for halo ring systems, LEDs provide clear, bright light that uses only a fraction of the electricity that CCFL and Plasma lights need. Plus, LED lights come in multiple colors to create unique halo rings as well. You can check out our website to find out more about the differences between CCFL, Plasma and LED lights.
LEDs offer many advantage to Jeep owners, starting with the clean, bright light they produce which illuminates the road or interior of your vehicle while producing far less glare. Also, Jeep LEDs need only a fraction of the energy that incandescent bulbs use, which doesn’t tax your vehicle’s electrical system when running the air conditioner, stereo and other items. Plus, Jeep LED bulbs will last from 60,000 to over 100,000 hours of continual use, which means your next purchase could be the last LEDs you ever buy for your Jeep. For more information about Jeep LED and halo ring lights, ShopPMLIT features an online catalog with all the different choices available. We also provide a convenient frequently asked questions or FAQ page about LEDs so you can make the best informed choices. If you want to ask us any questions, we encourage you to contact ShopPMLIT through our website via email or by our customer service phone line. At ShopPMLIT, we have the Jeep accessories and parts, including the LED lights you need for your vehicle.