Originally Posted by horseshoe1
What are other people running? There must be some good middle ground between a $20 light and a $300.
First I had two:
Hella 4000, 100 watt halogen, Pencil Beams.
Then I added two more:
Kragen HID Euro Beams.
Then I converted the Hella Halogens to HID...
Now, at night, I can REALLY SEE!
Light bar, custom made at Stewart's Raceworks in Santee, CA
Kragen HID lamps ~$120 ea., Hella 4000 halogens, about the same... See the separate post on the conversion for costs, and the headache with GG Lighting to get the correct bulbs after the first set failed. There are price specials all the time here on TW selling the Kragens for cheaper amounts. Be aware, that the Kragens are plastic body and severe off roading in Baja has cracked to housing on mine. The Hellas are all metal. The Kragers are very bright and have a good driving lamp pattern, and only draw 35 watts but are much brighter, and whiter than 100 watt halogen bulbs... which I replaced with 5000ºK HID 35 watt bulbs... now I have four very bright and very white lamps (2 pencil beam and 2 driving or euro beam). Got the two cracked Kragens repaired with fiberglass, but one has cracked again on my last Baja trip.