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Hella 500ff not very impresive

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by MotoXXX, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Nov 21, 2009 at 8:53 PM
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    MotoXXX

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    Just got done instaling my 500ff and I am not impressed :(. I thought they would be brighter. My high beams are just as bright as these things! I guess you get what you pay for.
     
  2. Nov 22, 2009 at 7:07 AM
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    Yeah the 700FF aren't too much better. I'l be doing the hid conversion soon. It's posted on the top of this lighting forum. Looks like it might help.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2009 at 7:31 AM
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    What is the out put onthem? I really like the piaa 525's
     
  4. Nov 22, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    55 watts, Mite check out some KC lights this week.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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    AriZonaD54

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    yeah. damn things are more for aestetics in the city. out in "gods-country"... youll notice them.
     
  6. Nov 22, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    i say kc or piaa.. ive got 4 6" kc's on the roll bars on my truck and when i turn them on its like day light in front of my truck.. they are hell on a alternator though.. mine is whistling.. im sure its gonna burn out eventually
     
  7. Nov 22, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    Anybody do a 100w bulb swap on there 500s? Please chim in! Like to know what involved.
     
  8. Nov 22, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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    if you put a 100w bulb you might over heat the harness of plastic. why don't you convert them to hid, cheaper than buying a new set. most lights are 100w, i have had the piaa 520's and thought they suck. my lightforce hid's are very bright with 55w hid's. save your money and convert
     
  9. Nov 22, 2009 at 1:36 PM
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  10. Nov 22, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    Yea the conversion is the same with the 500 and 700, the 500s are pretty much the same, just the 700s throws a little wider and father beam of light.
     
  12. Nov 22, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    $60 for the hella's and then $30 for hid's

    $90 for offroad lights isnt bad at all.
     
  13. Nov 22, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    Yep your not going to find HID offroad lights that cheep anywhere.
     
  14. Nov 22, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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    Is the green switch for the hella lights supposed to be lighted? Mine does not light up?
     
  15. Nov 22, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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    Did u ground it.
     
  16. Nov 22, 2009 at 9:08 PM
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    The hella FF series SUCKS. I liked their non FF series better.
     
  17. Nov 22, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    Yes, Pulled power for the switch from the cig lighter, relay power to the battery, and relay ground, lights ground and switch ground to battery firewall ground. So it is supposed to be lighted?
     
  18. Nov 22, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    yea mine was... but after a week the light inside it died, its a pretty crappy switch.
     
  19. Nov 22, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    And so are the lights! LOL
     
  20. Nov 22, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    haha pretty much thats why i converted them to hid.
     
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