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Hella Lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Carone, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Apr 3, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    Carone

    Carone [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am in the market for some extra light.
    Ive been trying to compare Hella 500 driving light to Hella Black Magic driving lights.

    the 500s use H3 12v 55watt bulbs
    $50.00 set

    the BM use H2 12v 55watt bulbs
    $170.00 set

    what light is brighter and will shot farther? does anyone have experience with either one?
    i like the black magics but am i paying $120 for strictly the black out feature
     
  2. Apr 3, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i have the 500's, and im happy with them. plenty bright enough for me. i think the black magics are a bigger light, with a better light output.........i think the bulbs are bigger, and the reflectors may be a bit better in the black magics than in the 500's.
     
  3. Apr 3, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    +1 Better output on the light when the light is off you see the black and when you hit the switch it reflects alot better, better technology into the light, i too have the hella 500's and i am happy with them if i need more light thats what my hid offroad light are for.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    Carone

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    what the driving light beam pattern like?
    is it wider and longer then hi beams?
     
  5. Apr 3, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    To me high beams send a wide pattern out, im sure its a driving pattern unless it states its a pencil beam pattern,
    pencil beam is just that - a very long, narrow beam - very specialized. Used for rally in conjunction with other lamps and used for desert racing but with at least a dozen on a vehicle
    fog pattern is very wide and very flat. Maybe 170 Degrees wide and only a couple feet high. Only good for several hundred feet by design
    Driving light produces a long-range pencil-shaped light pattern. Greatly increases night time visibility at highway speeds.
     
  6. Apr 3, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    Carone

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    it is a driving light beam pattern
    so is it similar to a hi beam pattern?
     
  7. Apr 3, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    An example
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