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Hella 500 vs. Hella Black Magic - What's the difference? HELP!

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Horitexan, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. Horitexan

    Horitexan

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    I need to pick up a set of aux. lights for my FJ40 today so I can install them while I'm down on the ranch. I've been looking at the Hella 500 and the Hella Black Magic; and the only difference I can see, aside from a $100 price difference, is in the 'look' of the lights!

    As much as I'd love to have the Black Magic lights for the looks, I can't justify spending an additional $100 for aesthetics. However, if there's a significant performance difference or durability factor that justifies spending the extra money, I will. The Hella website sure didn't show me any difference, so I'm hoping someone on here can clear it up for me and help me make a decision!

    Nick
     
  2. Landpimp

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    just get the 500's, only diff I know of is the BM look black when off........whoop-de-freakin-do

    the IPF's are a better light IMOP, but around $100 a set
     
  3. Horitexan

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    LandPimp-

    Thanks man! That's what I thought, but since I'm such a newbie I wanted to check with some veterans. If this trip hadn't of come up so quickly, I might have looked at those IPF's; but I only get down to the ranch, where my LC lives, every couple of weeks for a day or two and I wanted to get some additional lighting going on THIS trip. The Hella 500s were the best deal i could find in town on such short notice- Walmart has 'em for $62! Perfect for my budget and for a ranch vehicle!

    Thanks again!

    Nick