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Light choices

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by LonghornTaco, Nov 3, 2008.

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Which lights would YOU choose?

  1. PIAA

    164 vote(s)
    37.5%
  2. IPF

    23 vote(s)
    5.3%
  3. Hella

    159 vote(s)
    36.4%
  4. Other

    100 vote(s)
    22.9%
  1. Nov 15, 2008 at 1:59 PM
    #41
    Ridingontrd

    Ridingontrd Well-Known Member

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    Looks good.Post up some night pics.
     
  2. Nov 15, 2008 at 2:13 PM
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    Cobra69

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    I like my Hella 500's easy to convert to HID.
     
  3. Nov 15, 2008 at 3:05 PM
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    TRDATER

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    Give ipf a try ,very good quality and durable
     
  4. Nov 15, 2008 at 5:06 PM
    #44
    LonghornTaco

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    What do you need to convert them? Just replacement bulbs? Don't suppose you have a link or part numbers...
     
  5. Nov 15, 2008 at 5:11 PM
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    Cobra69

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    You need the HID kit...(bulbs,balasts,mounting brackets) and a drill to make the hole to fit the bulb into the housing. I dont wanna hijack the thread shoot me a PM if you have any more questions.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2008 at 1:32 PM
    #46
    mbarr

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    Definitely PIAA, especially if you're worried about light output. Usually alittle more expensive than most others, but worth it.
     
  7. Nov 17, 2008 at 1:54 PM
    #47
    Toy4Life

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    The Hellas are alright for the price, but The lenses cracked on both of mine.:mad:
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  8. Nov 28, 2008 at 10:20 AM
    #48
    slo2sixty

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    what about kc... And whats the candle power on ur lights.... Im thinkin about the daylighters, There 300,000 a piece
     
  9. Nov 28, 2008 at 12:08 PM
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    mjp2

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    KC has come out with some sick products recently. They have some 70 watt HIDs that were on A LOT of rigs at the Baja this year. Definitely pricey at $1000 per pair, but they offer discounts to racers.

    I was really impressed with their other offerings as well. I've always seen their lights and light covers on the "driven down the tacky isle with the crap magnet on" type of trucks, but their stuff as of late is definitely worth consideration.
     
  10. Dec 22, 2008 at 9:03 PM
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    seancanterbury

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    saw a 1990ish windstar with the 7 inch lightforces mounted straight to the bumper. made me take a second look, then laugh.
     
  11. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    Bill Brasky

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    I have a set of IPF 968s and a set of Lightforce 170 Strikers. While there is no doubt the Lightforce lights are superior, there is a lot to be said for the IPFs. They throw a nice, long beam, and with the hybrid reflector design, they create a short halo and work as fog lights at the same time. IMO, the reflector design in the IPF accomplishes this task better than the clip-on Lightforce combo filter. They come with a solid wiring harness, plus 55w and 100w bulbs for a little over $100. As much as I love the Lightforce lights, I would buy IPF again simply based on the cost-to-performance ratio.

    Another thing to consider about the Lightforce lights is that they come with high-wattage bulbs. Even the smallest set they sell (140s) comes with a 75W bulb. So, if street use is an issue, you will have to consider purchasing lower-wattage bulbs...if you go that route. But, if you just want an off-road light that weighs next to nothing, is indestructable and throws a large amount of light, Lightforce is what you want to pay for. :)
     
  12. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Thanks for that! Don't think I've heard of LightForce lights...
     
  13. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    I hear alot about light force lights and they seem to be getting a good rep from alot of people.
     
  14. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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    Bill Brasky

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    Yup. Lightforce. Hit em with a ball bat, shoot em with a shotgun, freeze em, urinate on em... they are completely modular from the base to the housing to the reflector to the bulb so you aren't out $150 for 1 light if something does break (just replace a part), they weigh what a gnat eats, easy to mount, easy to aim, they stay aimed with stong-like-bull-mount.

    They are worth the money if you want (my opinion of) the best.

    Lightforce is made by the same company that makes Nightforce rifle scopes.;)
     
  15. Mar 12, 2009 at 8:03 PM
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  16. Apr 21, 2009 at 11:11 PM
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    I went with PIAA.
     
  17. Apr 22, 2009 at 12:05 AM
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    at least i know my fog lights would be okay if i ever totalled my truck with light force lights.
     
  18. May 9, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    bram

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    i had the 170 strikers from lightforce on my workvan and they are awsome.
    u can put several covers on them and the output was way beyond all the others :goingcrazy:
     
  19. Jul 9, 2009 at 2:53 PM
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    Rattler

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    I am another vote for Lightforce. I have been running a set of little 140s and they are awesome. The changeable filters actually work great too.
     
  20. Jul 14, 2009 at 3:02 PM
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    BeachBoy

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    I would use visionx or light force

    I esp like the lightforce because of the unbreakable front hehe
     
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