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Newb question... How Hi beams work?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by memario1214, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Feb 23, 2010 at 5:21 PM
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    memario1214

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    Alright, this is a serious newb question, but how do low beam to high beams work? Nothing moves does it? Please enlighten an idiot...
     
  2. Feb 23, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    there are two filaments in the bulb, upper and lower.
     
  3. Feb 23, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    Yup, 2 filaments, one for the low beam and when you hit the switch the one for the high beam lights up.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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    Unless you have HID Conversion kit. Then the bulb would be pulled into the socket, at least that's what mine does. Retracts in and away from the shield.
     
  5. Feb 23, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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    best way to learn is to go stand in front of your truck and look at hte lights..

    have somebody flip them on low, then to high. it'll all be prefectly clear then
     
  6. Feb 23, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    As 81shark said, At the lights... not INTO the lights...
    just a little safety check, there :p
     
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    my bad, i should have made the instructions better....kneel down in front of the truck about a foot form the light. look into hte light assembly and then have your friend turn the lights on. i also think you should start with the hi beams.
     
  8. Feb 23, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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  9. Feb 23, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    :rofl:
     
  10. Feb 23, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    Yeah, i do have the HID's from Slim... Why I am asking is because I am thinking of getting some Halo lights like The End 's setup. I want to do a Hi beam with all 4 lights being on and the lows switch to high beam. It would be some wiring work, but I think I could get some serious light output...
     
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