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Author Topic: LED headlights vs aux lighting  (Read 5315 times)

timatoe

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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2016, 10:32:56 PM »

Ahh, if I ever get a bender and build a new tire carrier I want to mount a couple of small ones like that for reverse lights on a toggle for camp set up lights.
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2016, 09:14:08 AM »

While at the Ultra4 event I got to talking with the VisionX vender. To make a long story short - I bought a pair for the Jeep.

I wired the halo as DRL
My first impression is the VisionX are the brightest of the bunch compared with Truck Lite and JW Speaker. On High beam they don't appear to go as far as the Truck Lite's but have a great mid-range and flood. I installed them utilizing a "hi4" kit so the low beams stay on with high beam. I will use my fairlead mounted light bar as wired with high beam activation for maximum distance in remote areas.
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Mr.B

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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2016, 11:02:09 AM »

I'm just curious, how much night wheeling do you do?
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2016, 02:28:22 PM »

I'm just curious, how much night wheeling do you do?
That is the sad thing about this obsession of having the best possible headlights, I hardly drive at night at all. I'd bet I have an hour since January.  Sold the Truck Lite's for $300 on Craigslist.

It is more about being safe on the road. The issue is my eyes suck.  :eek:
« Last Edit: November 02, 2016, 07:49:45 PM by Screaming Bear »
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2016, 03:37:41 PM »

Haha. Well now that you have what you want, maybe its time to upgrade your high mounted lizard light. :biggrin:
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2017, 06:51:31 AM »

I'm just curious, how much night wheeling do you do?

What do you mean? Night wheeling is when the party starts!  :cheers2: :2thumbsup:
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2017, 07:19:36 AM »

The Question was asked to The Bear Whisperer, not to you. We all know what your MO is. :flipoff:



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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2017, 10:04:46 AM »

Gotta wheel till the sun comes up  :peep:
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2017, 11:18:46 AM »

Nope, that's my sleepy time.
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2018, 09:05:34 AM »

Yes I'm at it again. I plan to drive into the night for Moab this year so I replaced the quad 4x6" headlights on the RV with LED. No, I did not go with VisionX at $715 a pair but tried some cheapo brand that claim to be DOT legal. They cast a lot of white light but don't have quit enough reach. I am experimenting with fog and driving lights to supplement and came across these DOT fogs. They are more costly than the usual pods but legal. Rigid makes DOT fog and driving lights also, but that ain't happening!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078PMCXXH/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

 
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2018, 10:09:18 AM »

All I can think about is watching old X-Files shows, with Mulder and Scully driving down a dark road. When suddenly a super bright light is coming at them. :rofl:
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2018, 10:19:48 AM »

Get those and then side by side 50" light bars above the windshield and you'll be all set.
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2018, 06:48:47 PM »

That's cool, maybe I can get it with a heads-up display. Better yet, Google self driving Jeep  :hahaha:

http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Lyon-County-sheriff-releases-video-of-deputy-colliding-with-horses-471213623.html
Yes. Definitely. HUD all the way.
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2018, 06:33:22 PM »

Well that experiment was a bust. Everything is going back to Amazon. The Hella driving lamps might be okay with 100W bulbs but I'm not going to risk getting a ticket. I did order those DOT legal pods but don't expect I'll be keeping them either.
F...it! I should just push the Jeep to Moab. Very happy with those lights  :thumbsup:
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Mr.B

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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2018, 11:05:33 PM »

Just mount them below the bumper, and point them low. You should be fine.
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2018, 08:26:10 AM »

Just mount them below the bumper, and point them low. You should be fine.
A while back I wired the halogen headlights through relays. The voltage at the lights jumped from about 9V up to 14.7V and they actually weren't bad. These pods I ordered claim to be 6000K / 4800lm and have a sharp cut-off. SAE DOT J583 legal.
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Very happy with these DOT 3" pods. Great addition to low beams. Worth the extra cost over the $20 junk. Highly recommend.  :thumbsup:
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2018, 10:01:26 AM »

Rigid has a new tool to help choose which light works best for your needs. More fun than Google Earth (well, for an LED fanatic)

http://viewpoint.rigidindustries.com/#products=178313,&viewer-state=code--light-1--on$code--light-2--off&viewer-view=hood&viewer-show=combine&controls=true&pano=4k&debug=false&render-type=multi&hud=on&demo=false&driving=false

Too bad it doesn't help with financing.
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Re: LED headlights vs aux lighting
« Reply #39 on: March 06, 2018, 05:29:33 PM »

That was a lot of fun. I'm not planning on buying anything, so no financing needed. :biggrin:
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