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Light Bar + Ditch + Fog?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by BrotherBudro, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. Dec 21, 2017 at 7:05 AM
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    BrotherBudro

    BrotherBudro [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I already have a 32" LED "hidden" light bar installed. I like it, it's super bright (white), but I'm thinking I want something a little less... intense.

    I have been thinking about ditch lights for a while now. I like the idea of angling them out a little bit to light up some of the areas the bar can't reach. I realize that because these are higher mounted I won't really be able to run these on most "normal" roads; I would need to dim when encountering oncoming traffic, which is fine. Is white or amber the better choice here?

    I like the idea of the stock fogs, but they don't seem to do much. Could I install LED pods in the factory fog light spot (and have them wired like the stock fog lights) and leave them on when encountering traffic? If the LED pods are too much to run with traffic, what are some good bulbs that will solve this issue. I think these should FOR SURE be amber. Am I way off here?

    I know who I'm asking here (the Lighting forum of TW) but is this too much light? Can I justify that all of these have different applications? OR can I forget about one of these ideas and just go with the light bar (already installed, not going anywhere) + ditch OR fogs. And what color configs should these be?
     
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  2. Dec 21, 2017 at 7:14 AM
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    ChemDawg

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    I have the same set up 32" in lower valence
    2 pods in my fog spot with amber covers.
    And ditch lights with amber covers.

    Rigid sells street legal pods if you want to be legal. My cheapo pods with amber covers give off good light but do not put out enough light to blind drivers.
    I only use my 52".. 32" and ditch lights off road.
     
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  3. Dec 21, 2017 at 7:20 AM
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    BrotherBudro

    BrotherBudro [OP] Well-Known Member

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    You're pretty much in the same situation and use way less words :thumbsup: I should have said that the light bar is off-road only (or very empty roads).

    Do you find yourself in a situation where you are ever using all 3 sets of lights? How do you feel about the amber ditch lights? Do they work well in conjunction with the white light bar?

    Got any pics?
     
  4. Dec 21, 2017 at 7:24 AM
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    geekhouse23

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    Here's my setup and thoughts:

    [​IMG]

    I have Lifetime LED headlight bulbs. Good bulbs.

    I have white LED fog pods for added light on dark roads and for the highway to let those assholes who don't check their blind spots know I am there.

    Amber 20" bumper bar. Useful as fck in blizzards. Saved mine and my friend's asses on a snowboard trip up north a few times. Made the trip home with my wife and the dog from the lake house in a white out blizzard safer too. Love my Amber bar.

    40" white LED bar on the rack for an ignorant amount of light whenever I need :luvya:

    If I were to get ditch lights, I would go with Amber personally. Help with what the 20" Amber bar would miss and to widen the view in white out conditions.

    My .02 cents and everyone is different. Hope this helps.
     
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  5. Dec 21, 2017 at 7:34 AM
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    I was about to go take pics but then some asshole had to post their unbelievably kick ass truck on same thread....

    [​IMG]

    fuck that's sexy!!
    I don't have snorkle or armored bumper..
    I feel naked :rofl:
     
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  6. Dec 21, 2017 at 7:42 AM
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    Notice I'm not posting any pics of mine? :boink:
     
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  7. Dec 21, 2017 at 7:45 AM
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    mach1man001

    mach1man001 eh whatever

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    That's a Pelfreybilt bumper right? What double row light bar do you have in there?
     
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  8. Dec 21, 2017 at 7:52 AM
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    :laugh:

    Get this one:

    https://tinyurl.com/y99bhswt

    Mine needed massaging with an angle grinder and a steady hand. The one I linked above requires some longer bolts and a few washers..
     
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  9. Dec 21, 2017 at 8:59 AM
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