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Old February 18th, 2015, 09:13 AM
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So do the H4 100/80w H4 bulbs i have. Probably make the A bar and Hella driving lights I have sitting in the parts bin superfluous.
... and they're focused by the reflector properly. I can't believe how many HID's I saw in halogen housings at winter romp. Hard to keep my mouth shut on that point. It's just such an obnoxious and dangerous thing to do.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 09:13 AM
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No such thing as superfluous lighting..
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There's a reason the only approved color temp for HID's is 4200k. When new anyway. Obviously they get cooler as they age.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 09:15 AM
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... and they're focused by the reflector properly. I can't believe how many HID's I saw in halogen housings at winter romp. Hard to keep my mouth shut on that point. It's just such an obnoxious and dangerous thing to do.
Yeah, a buddy of mine has a really nice h1 hummer and has those regular led drivng lights in his truck..no cutoff beam pattern at all... I lost count of how many times I have told him he is an inconsiderate a-hole....... Unfortunately we no longer have testing for anything..let alone lights..

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When I get oncoming vehicle with incorrectly adjusted lights or high beams on and I'm driving the camel, I let em have over 600 watts of high beam....
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Yep, definitely not looking for those bright as shit lights that blind the F**K out of people driving down the road. I just need something better than the stock old ass shitty lights I have. Really I want simple.....unplug my lights and plug in a new better set.
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The Hella E-codes are plug & play…. they are just better with a new harness especially if you want to use overpowered bulbs.
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Yep, definitely not looking for those bright as shit lights that blind the F**K out of people driving down the road. I just need something better than the stock old ass shitty lights I have. Really I want simple.....unplug my lights and plug in a new better set.
Trucklite LED... I've seen others say they use those, I plan to go that route too, if I ever get mine on the road for more than 10 minutes
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When I get oncoming vehicle with incorrectly adjusted lights or high beams on and I'm driving the camel, I let em have over 600 watts of high beam....
lol I would never do anything like that ...
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... and they're focused by the reflector properly. I can't believe how many HID's I saw in halogen housings at winter romp. Hard to keep my mouth shut on that point. It's just such an obnoxious and dangerous thing to do.
Especially those LED bars that spray dazzle in every direction!!!!
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To be serious.... there are a thousand options for 7" headlights. My take on what I've seen that make any financial sense.

Hella e-codes are the lowest cost, good quality light. Around $80 for a pair of housings and then whatever bulb you want.

IMO, the next best on the price curve is the Truck-Lite 9007 housings. Light is as good as any other 7" light, but they are waterproof and use the much longer lasting 9007 bulb. These are around $120 for a pair with bulbs.

Both of the above should have relays installed.

The next choice would be the Truck-Lite 7" LED which is around $350 for a pair and does not need relays.
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... and they're focused by the reflector properly. I can't believe how many HID's I saw in halogen housings at winter romp. Hard to keep my mouth shut on that point. It's just such an obnoxious and dangerous thing to do.
Right. When you're hauling a fully loaded truck and trailer along a hilly, blind curved, deer and critter laden, unfamiliar narrow and beat up two lane in the dark...that is not what you want coming towards you! I flash em and hope they get it.
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Right. When you're hauling a fully loaded truck and trailer along a hilly, blind curved, deer and critter laden, unfamiliar narrow and beat up two lane in the dark...that is not what you want coming towards you! I flash em and hope they get it.
You can flash your high beams, shoot them the 'bird' and scream as they pass but it's a moot point. They don't get it or even care. They invested in something perceived to be a good upgrade. As time goes by, I see more fucking posers that have a pocketful of money but couldn't change the spark plug in a push mower. I'm big into 'no bling' as my old license plate read. I don't need lighting that will set the grass on fire or so poorly designed or installed as to blind oncoming traffic. Trucks that are lifted without headlight alignment are just as bad. That said, why dump all the money into high end lighting when a $100 bill will get the job done. Most important, as mentioned before, is to use relays to feed the bulbs true 12V. That alone will make a remarkable difference plus save wear on the dash switches and fuse panel.
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"...thank you much..preciate that"..lol
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