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Off road light help

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by GeoTaco, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Dec 17, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    GeoTaco

    GeoTaco [OP] the town is back that way

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    So i currently have PIAA 40 driving lamps (POS), came with my Westin Bull bar, which i am trying to sell, but anyways I am trying to decide which lights to buy. I know of PIAA, Hella, IPF, Light force....etc. Im looking for a good 6" driving light. Any recommendations? Oh and im looking to spend around $200
     
  2. Dec 17, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    just go with any of the above that you listed, they are all good brands. the lightforce gets my vote though
     
  3. Dec 17, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    Jigzor

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    I have PIAA 520i Plasma Ion driving lights that work well. My dad put Lightforce lamps on his jeep with the covers that supposedly give you both driving and fog. They work pretty well too.
     
  4. Dec 17, 2009 at 12:41 PM
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    GeoTaco [OP] the town is back that way

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    ok, so ive been doing some research for the past few hours, work is a bit slow now and ive narrowed it down to PIAA 520, PIAA 540, Hella 500, and KC Slim lights.

    Besides the color of the bulb is there any real difference between the PIAA 520's and 540's?

    Also the KC slim lights have a driving and Off Road beam pattern, any one have any insite on the differences?

    Anyone have any of these lights and care to post a pic so i can see what they would look like on a tacoma.

    Thanks
     
  5. Dec 17, 2009 at 1:08 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    I have the hella 500's they are only 55w bulbs and are not that bright. I am in the process of converting them to HID's though...

    the pencil beam will be like a spotlight, alot of intense light in a smaller beam.
    the euro and driving beams will be like your highbeam lights for the most part, a overall midrange pattern. for ideal lighting I would go with 2 pencil and 2 euro/driving lights.

    I would get a set that is 100w.

    with the lightforce you can swap out the covers and get any combination of beam patterns or light colors you want.
     
  6. Dec 17, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    Here are the Slimlites.

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  7. Dec 17, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    How do you like the KCs? which pattern do you have?
     
  8. Dec 17, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    they are the long range. it says in his sig'
     
  9. Dec 17, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    haha, nice call, thanks
     
  10. Dec 17, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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    Kragen sells HID offroad lights for around 100 each, they come in 4 inch and 7 inch.
     
  12. Dec 17, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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    Aren't they up around $130 now? I now they did go on sale for that price but I missed out.

    I ordered a set few days ago so hopefully I'll have them sometime around xmas.
     
  13. Dec 17, 2009 at 10:54 PM
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    the kragens look good but the beam of light bounces all over the place on small bumps and bad on the trail.
     
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