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How many lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Blue76, Apr 7, 2010.

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How many lights for the front?

Poll closed May 7, 2010.
  1. 2 Hella 700s

    14 vote(s)
    21.9%
  2. 3 Hella 700s

    12 vote(s)
    18.8%
  3. 4 Hella 700s

    32 vote(s)
    50.0%
  4. None?

    6 vote(s)
    9.4%
  1. Apr 7, 2010 at 1:02 PM
    #1
    Blue76

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    I am making my own light bar for the front... Since I am not sure how much I will like it I got 4 Hella 700s for 100 bucks to try out on it. I see some run 2 light, 3 lights, 4 lights and even more...

    What looks best... I mean after all who cares about performance if it doesnt look good....:D

    Anyway... I think I attached a poll.... I need to weld on the tabs and I cant decide what I like best...

    Greg
     
  2. Apr 7, 2010 at 1:20 PM
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    Viet2100

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    Go for 4.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2010 at 1:29 PM
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    mjp2

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    At least 6.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2010 at 1:48 PM
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    JasoTaco

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    I'm believe you can never have too much light however if you are going for looks and function I think 3 lights is just right. IMO 4 on the front of a Taco looks crowded.

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  5. Apr 7, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    Caduceus

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    Hmm, Hella 500/700 are 55w incan's, meaning they put out roughly the same amount of light as a headlight ("roughly" I said!)

    I have 2 500's, not all that impressed with them, and I even upgraded the bulbs a bit. I mean, they shine far, fairly easy to adjust, but really nothing my brights don't already do.

    I'll probably go the HID route on them.

    Anyway, to answer your question, since they're so much like a headlight, get as many as you can!
     
  6. Apr 7, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    AriZonaD54

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    Im going to put four more Hella 500s (w/ HID retrofit) on my grill.
     
  7. Apr 8, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    I have 4 hella 500s with the center 2 converted to hid.
    I think three of the 700's look great
     
  8. Apr 8, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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    mjp2

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    x2. My vote is for 3 despite my previous comment. ;)
     
  9. Apr 8, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    Yep i vote 3 hella 700, i love the way mine look.
     
  10. Apr 8, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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  11. Apr 8, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    More is better when it comes to lights
     
  12. Apr 8, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    I've seen a few trucks with 4 lights on their light bar and I personally love it! It adds alot of character to the front end! Cant wait to see how it turns out. Post some pics when the project is done!
     
  13. Apr 12, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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  14. Apr 14, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    I,m not too much a fan of hella, but i do run a set of hella 500 on my pro rack for backing up in the woods. I prefer my piaa 510 in my allpro bumper and the 580,s in behind my grill. I have not had any bad luck with my hella,s but the piaa light is a much better made light...just my 02 cents:D
     
  15. Apr 14, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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  16. Apr 24, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    Hella 500s @ Wal-Mart for $63/pair. (After looking online, this may just be the local Wal-Mart.)
     
  17. Apr 24, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    Differential Breather Mod Light Bar: 2 Hella 4000 HID, 1 Kragen HID, 1 Cibie Halogen.
    The thread asks 'How Many Lights'... Why does the poll have Hella 700s listed and then 'none' as the only choices? I guess it should read 'How Many Hella 700s?'

    As Crocadile Dundee would have said: " That ain't no light... THIS IS A LIGHT " >>>

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    Hella 4000
     
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