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Old 03-10-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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Lightbulb 55 watt HId in fogs ok?

am i able to run a 55 watt HID in my fog lights without melting them? or should i stay with a 35 watt kit? anybody try the 55 watt yet?
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no....way to bright
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I have 55w in my fog lights. Been like 8 months. No problem

People are going to talk shit and tell you to retrofit and don't run HIDs and all this shit. Just warnin you
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i can agree to the 55 watt being to bright, and to much glare, but i am thinking of more of a back road/ offroad light.

i had 35 watt 5000k before on my 2011 taco, but they looked too blue for my liking, so i am thinking of going 4500k 55 watt this time
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I have 55w in my fog lights. Been like 8 months. No problem

People are going to talk shit and tell you to retrofit and don't run HIDs and all this shit. Just warnin you
And there's a damn good reason for that...
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4300k 35w if you must.
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I run 3000k in my fogs so they're still a usable fog light
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ok been running the 5000k 55 watt hid for about a week now. not one person has flashed their lights at me. i must have them adjusted low enough. but damn.. they are bright, and no blue tint to them like the 35 watt kit. higher power washes out the blue tint
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ok been running the 5000k 55 watt hid for about a week now. not one person has flashed their lights at me. i must have them adjusted low enough. but damn.. they are bright, and no blue tint to them like the 35 watt kit. higher power washes out the blue tint
Yup, its a wattage induced color shift............curious how long they last.
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Your standard halogen bulbs are 55watt,,,, and 55watt HIDs are cooler (temp) than halogens... you will be fine... I have been running mine for over 2 yrs with no problems
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Your standard halogen bulbs are 55watt,,,, and 55watt HIDs are cooler (temp) than halogens... you will be fine... I have been running mine for over 2 yrs with no problems
Actually, the factory fog lamps are 35w.
Oz posted that question a few months ago. Everyone always assumed that they were standard 55w lamps but they aren't.
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Actually, the factory fog lamps are 35w.
Oz posted that question a few months ago. Everyone always assumed that they were standard 55w lamps but they aren't.
I stand corrected... thanks for the heads up!
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i have been keeping an eye on them periodicity making sure there isnt any dis formation of the reflector, or lens from heat damage. so far, so good.
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I have 55w in my fog lights. Been like 8 months. No problem

People are going to talk shit and tell you to retrofit and don't run HIDs and all this shit. Just warnin you
Why would you do a projector retro on the fogs? And to the OP... 5K HID has no hint of blue. If it does you have a very low end China made bulb.

Just don't run a 55w fog on the street. Its not just illegal, its a selfish dick move.
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Im running 35 watt 5K and they have a hint of blue and bought from a good company, DDM Tuning, wouldnt consider them low end, of course i like a light blue, it seperates my truck from other toyotas
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but as far as the OPs questions i dont know many people running 55 watt, my buddy is running 35 watt 5k in a new body avalanche and it melted the back of the fog light housing but i dont think the body shop put them in right for his, i put mine in myself (im curious about my truck)
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Im running 35 watt 5K and they have a hint of blue and bought from a good company, DDM Tuning, wouldnt consider them low end, of course i like a light blue, it seperates my truck from other toyotas
DDM is a China made mid level product. If you have 5k with blue its not 5k and it is blue because they cheaped out on the salts.
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DDM is a China made mid level product. If you have 5k with blue its not 5k and it is blue because they cheaped out on the salts.
I stand corrected
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