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55 watt HId in fogs ok?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by adam337, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Mar 10, 2013 at 10:57 AM
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    adam337

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    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?
     
  2. Mar 10, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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    no....way to bright
     
  3. Mar 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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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
     
  4. Mar 11, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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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
     
  5. Mar 11, 2013 at 5:01 PM
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  7. Mar 11, 2013 at 11:26 PM
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    I run 3000k in my fogs so they're still a usable fog light
     
  8. Mar 12, 2013 at 1:11 AM
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  9. Mar 23, 2013 at 8:23 AM
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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
     
  10. Mar 23, 2013 at 11:43 PM
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    Yup, its a wattage induced color shift............curious how long they last.
     
  11. Mar 23, 2013 at 11:47 PM
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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
     
  12. Mar 24, 2013 at 12:25 AM
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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.
     
  13. Mar 24, 2013 at 12:38 AM
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    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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    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.
     
  16. Mar 24, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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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
     
  17. Mar 24, 2013 at 10:41 AM
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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)
     
  18. Mar 24, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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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.
     
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    I stand corrected
     
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