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Off road lights behind Satoshi grill question

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by woodygg, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Aug 12, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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    woodygg

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    So I was thinking about getting a mesh grill similar to the satoshi grill for my 04 tacoma, primarily to put lights behind it. My question is, how much light loss do you get doing that versus in front of the grill? I'm concerned that it may affect the output too much.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Aug 12, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    tacoman355

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    mine are fine, i dont think it effects them at all. convert them to hids and theyll be really bright!
     
  3. Aug 12, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    i already have the lights and would rather not spend more on converting them... unless it's not that much more??
     
  4. Aug 12, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    From feedback I have received my M1 & M4 styles let all the light through...:D
     
  5. Aug 12, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    no offense, but i would think by definition the laws of physics would disagree... :)
     
  6. Aug 12, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    I agree...
    ;)
     
  7. Aug 12, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    youd have to buy a hid kit and follow a write up on how to convert them. kinda expensive but worth it
     
  8. Aug 15, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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    converting to HID's is cheap and easy, I just converted my hella 700ff's to 55w, cost 50 buck and took about 30 min. As far as light lost there is a little bit lost but it's not bad, maybe 5-10% reduction.
     
  9. Aug 16, 2011 at 5:50 AM
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    which hid kit did you buy man?
     
  10. Aug 16, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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    ebay sells xentec kits thats my friends and i have used in over a dozen different cars,truck,bikes and there great so far...like 30-50 bucks for a complete ready to install hid kit
     
  12. Aug 16, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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    ^ X3. HID kits are now in the same price range as over-wattage halogen bulbs, compared to $500+ per kit 7-8 years ago.
     
  13. Aug 25, 2011 at 2:45 AM
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    dont get me wrong, HID's r nice, but they wont be that nice instant-on of a halogen bulb withhout spending a descent amount. im looking into LED offroad lights, u get the nice HID brightness and color, but instant-on like a halogen. i wanna be able to burn peoples retinas if they flash theyre brights at me:rofl:
     
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