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Hella 4000 Beam Pattern Choices

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by DDD, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. DDD

    DDD [OP] Shine bright like a hymen

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    I am trying to decide which Hella 4000s to get. I already have a light bar with 2 Hella 500s with 55W HID conversion. I am going to add 2 Hella 4000s and convert them to 55W HID also.

    The Hella 4000 options are:

    Euro Beam
    Fog Light
    Pencil Beam
    Cornering Beam

    Below is a diagram I found on this site.

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    Rallye 4000 Euro Beam



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    Rallye 4000 Fog Lamp




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    Rallye 4000 Cornering Beam



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    Rallye 4000 Pencil Beam


    My 2 Hella 500s are more of a directional spot light. At about 50 yards they keep a pretty tight beam. So I am leaning towards Cornering beam because its a wide pattern and reaches out to 200 meters. i find that the pencil beams will be useless on a trail with tight turns. Even now the Hella 500s are not very helpful on a trail. I will be doing mostly trail driving, some rock crawling, so I won't be traveling very fast. I want to be able to see everything clearly within 100 yards.

    Does anyone have the Cornering beam, how do you like them? Will the euro beam give me a wide enough pattern?
     
  2. David K

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    I have the pencil (spot) beam 4000s and recently converted the 100 watt halogen bulbs to 35 watt HID (5000K). There is a thread I made on it here on TW Lighting forum.

    Pencil beams (a pair) will light no more wide than the width of a 2 lane road, but FAR down it... So, I suggest only using them if you also have a pair of driving beams (aka euro beams)... which light up more area, much like your high beams, but brighter.

    The ultimate would be 6 lamps: 2 pencils, 2 euros, 2 fogs or cornering... For up close/ wide... mid range wide... and far range narrow.
     
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    Fog or the wide cornering pattern would be best for tighter/switchback trails.The wider the better in this case.As far as maybe using the Euro/combo light pattern,the second part of that combo is spot.You all ready have distance w/the 500's.No good for what your looking for.
     
  4. DDD

    DDD [OP] Shine bright like a hymen

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    Anyone here actually have the cornering beams?
     
  5. David K

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    The conering pattern and photo you show looks awesome... please get that and show us how they work!
     
  6. joes06tacoma

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    Perhaps one of each? Seems like most of the lightbars for these trucks are good for 3 lights, four is pretty crowded looking.

    I am planning on a pair of euro beams when I get the money.
     
  7. David K

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    If just one pair, the driving (euro) beams on a bar or bumper would be best... The best place for fog beams is low, below the bumper, so that is where 2 of the 6 would go... leaving room for 4 on the bar.... the 2 driving and 2 spot beams. Even better are spots on on the roof.

    Anyway... some are better than none!
     
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