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Are Hella 500's any good?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Max-4_Yota, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Jul 18, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    Max-4_Yota

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  2. Jul 18, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    i bought mine from walmart for $68.00 plus tax. if you have a walmart near you, buy them there. to answer your other question, yes i LOVE these lights
     
  3. Jul 18, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    Finks99Taco

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    I have 2 of those on my brushguard and looking to buy a couple more. I LOVE them. Great light output.
     
  4. Jul 18, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    Max-4_Yota

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  5. Jul 18, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    Spend the extra $30 and get a light that puts out more than your headlights.

    I have a pair, can't wait to buy something better and replace them.
     
  6. Jul 18, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    BradleyScottETC

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    I've noticed most of the complaints come from people who have two behind satoshi mesh. Mine are pretty damn bright.

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  7. Jul 18, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i have 4 hella 500's......2 driving lights...2 fog lights.....like them pretty good. they work for what i use them for.....and the price is right.
     
  8. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    They are a good supplement to your highbeams. But since you are mounting them on your bumper, you have brighter, larger options.

    ProComp 130's (8 inch round) are absolutely stunning for the price. They don't come with wiring though, so you would have to buy or make a harness for them.

    I had hella 500s on my last truck, procomp 130s on the truck before that. This truck is going to get either procomps, or possibly hella 4000s. I miss the "wow" factor the 130s had.
     
  9. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:37 PM
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    The 500's come w 55w bulbs. You can put in 100w ones or do an HID conversion to give them more output. I got them and I like 'em.
     
  10. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    that's why I bought mine = inexpensive. imho, they have the light output of your stock headlights. if you're looking for brighter lights, you might try the 500ff...i think the lens on the ff has no "grid" pattern breaking up/directing the light.
     
  11. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    for sure do the HID conversion. They are bright as hell! DDM tuning has crap service, but you can get a kit for $40
     
  13. Jul 21, 2010 at 11:56 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    I had the 500FF's, they were OK. With a 55W HID conversion, they're downright BRIGHT!! But Now I have a set of 700FF's(larger housing) and like them much better, both in looks and in output compared to the 500FFs. Instead of the HID conversion, I chose to just upgrade them to some 100W Vision-X super white bulbs and the output is really nice, all for about $110/pair all said and done.

    Also, if anyone is interested in having the HID conversion done on some hella's but not comfortable doing it themselves, hit me up- I've done my share of conversions on them. :cool:
     
  14. Jul 22, 2010 at 12:03 AM
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  15. Jul 22, 2010 at 12:04 AM
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    And they are brighter than the hella 500. They are 130w lights and are about $45 each
     
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    I loved my 500FF only problem is the light housing is plastic...damn thing got ripped off in a carwash... But I'd buy them again
     
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