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Having all 4 lights on with aftermarket headlight?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by memario1214, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Dec 16, 2009 at 1:10 PM
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    memario1214

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    I am looking at a set of aftermarket headlights that have two different headlight bulbs in each housing. If I wire it up to have all 4 on when i hit the high beams, will it be too hot? I am just concerned that it might get too hot with 2 HID bulbs on inside one housing. Any input is appreciated.
     
  2. Dec 16, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    Why do that?? I do think you'll be pushing your luck with that kind of heat. There is a reason that they are wired the way they are...
     
  3. Dec 17, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    Here are the lights I just ordered. They are the ones that are on The_End 's truck... I just have bixenon HIDs in my truck and I figured that since these new ones have 2 bulbs for each light then maybe? I just didn't/don't know the limits of a headlight. But I was just thinking that there are quite a few vehicles that simply add more lights when you turn the highs on. But if it is a nono I won't wire it that way, I was just wondering. I'll probably just put in HID's for each though.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/64926-some-fun-pics-check-em-out.html
     
  4. Dec 17, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    Well yeah, I understand what the idea behind the projector and the scatter is, I was just thinking that now that I will have two seperate bulbs putting out light, they might do well supplementary. Just an idea, I was just trying to play with it. Because I know how well driving lights work with high beam, just thought putting a hell of a lot of light out there would do good... I'll see if I can get a couple more inputs here at to having projector lows and scatter his on at the same time as well. Thanks for your insight though, and if you know anything else I don't I am happy to hear it.
     
  5. Nov 24, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    So memario1214, did you find out how to make it work?
     
  6. Nov 24, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    One thing you need to check is your local laws. Most state laws say that you can only have 4 lights on at one time. That is why your fogs go off when you switch to high beams. Of course you can have 2 more lights come on with your high beams.
     
  7. Nov 24, 2010 at 10:28 PM
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    Wing, I figured it out, but I actually never installed the lights. Just had to split it so that the low beams got current whether or not the high beams did. I am gathering the parts to do a projector retro here soon, so this kinda all went out the window. If you look and see the lights I'm running up front, you'll understand why I am more fixated on low beam performance now lol.
     
  8. Nov 24, 2010 at 11:10 PM
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    I do think about the retrofit kit, I like the DS2 Philip bulb, if I install that will I still get hi/ low beam?
    I understand it, it is suck on those after market headlight kit low performance on the light output!
    I have hid install on the regular headlight, but it is too bright and I did feel bad the people who in front of me every morning!
     
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