Why no amber LED fog lights?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by CardinalFJ60, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. OregonLC

    OregonLC Heavy Herc

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    Earlier this year I added PIAA yellow H3s to the IPF housings in my Ironman bumper. Work great, super bright, and have a yellow tint. They do run hot and need a glass/metal housing.
     
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    On a previous vehicle I replaced my fog lights with 2500k HID's, and while the the color output was perfect there was significant glare. Fast forward to a year ago, I had my 20 inch rigid E2 covered with the yellow filters and the color was perfect but as stated the output dropped significantly. I would guess that the new bars that can switch between clear and amber could work but the cost is prohibitive. A good set of Hella's or something is probably the easiest and most cost effective although the d series rigid are very convenient due to their small size...
     
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    Holy s***, you sold it for $19k! Very nice!
     
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    Does anyone have experience with either of these? I am wondering how good of a pattern and projection they give out in a real world situation.

    KC HiLites Universal Gravity LED Fog Lights - 1493
    PIAA 22-07206 RF Series Yellow 6" SAE Compliant Fog Beam LED Light Bar Kit

    Seems like people often just say bright.. awesome etc, but anything that hurts their eyes seem to be bright and awesome doesn't tell you if they have a good cutoff or how far they project.
     
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    it seems there are both white and amber fog lights for car and ship. what are there difference?
     
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    Throw in my experience here, I'm running Rigid D2 Dually's in Amber Driving pattern in my ARB front bumper (Labrak kit). I was really disappointed with the light output at first, but I have grown to love them. They're low enough that they really throw good shadows along the ground for night wheeling (can see the texture of the ground really well) and the amber shows great in rain/fog/snow. I have bigger lights on the front for when I want to really light things up. I use these on the road when the weather is bad, snow/fog in Alaska and now that I'm back in GA in the rain too. While I was initially disappointed by their light output, I would 100% buy them again for the same location low on the bumper. One of my next projects will be to re-wire these as my DRL's so I can upgrade to LED high beams.

    Link to lights: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AMEMQ2O/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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    Anybody have any recent updates on this? I’ve been looking but can’t find anything. I can’t (or won’t) spend hundreds.

    In other words: I want a super cheap light that is also awesome! :rofl:
     
  10. 2000UZJ

    2000UZJ Where's My Hammer?

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    I'll have something soon. It'll be a universal fitment. They are in production now with an ETA of a month or so...DOT/ECE compliant as well...

    August is the ETA we are shooting for.

    lf yellow.jpg

    lf shousing.jpg

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    I wonder how those would work and look in 4" holes of a grill. :hmm:
     
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    2000UZJ Where's My Hammer?

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    Probably pretty sweet. Take a G10 fiberglass plate and make some mounting brackets.
     
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    I’m filling a total of 4) 4” circular holes in a Tundra winch bumper with the VisionX 3.7” units (good fit for a 4” overall hole).

    I’m even in for a set of the amber fog/ellipsoid covers as well as a set of clear in both spot (just clear covers) & a set of clear covers with a euro beam pattern/fluting in them.

    I’ve seen the next size up in action with a amber euro cover on it, and it throws some serious light.

    Also - FWIW - I only paid slight under/right at 1/2 MSRP with shipping (made an offer for 2 sets) -from a ebay reseller - I’m in for pocket change over $400 for 2 sets of the 3.7” ones & the 6 light covers I bought direct (VisionX is ~70miles from my house), covers are ~$12ea & quality made, have a airtight gasket for airspace gap between the lenses. So ~$70 in lenses.

    I’ll update this thread: Anybody here have a Demello bumper on a G2 Tundra / Sequoia?
    -later this week when the bumper is stuffed with the winch, etc - if they suck for output, bumper has room for a 30” Heise bar I have slated for the boat, but might see the Tundra instead.
     
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    So under $200 for a pair. Not bad.
     
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    I installed these Rascals in my 05 Tundra Double CaB

    My Hella Lights :: Optilux Extreme Yellow XY Bulbs


    They ROCK and have that JDM Yellow Color we all want


    Does anyone know who sells all the smaller Bolbs in the JDM yellow ? like a T-10 194 wedge bulb


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