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Poll: Talk me into, or out of, Amber fog lights

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Stocklocker, Apr 14, 2019.

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Amber or Clear LED fog lights?

  1. Amber

    106 vote(s)
    75.2%
  2. Clear

    35 vote(s)
    24.8%
  1. Apr 15, 2019 at 4:45 AM
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    jwctaco

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    FOG light work best when they are yellow or amber in color, and mounted low on the bumper. The non white color spectrum cuts through fog, snow and rain better than white. Been running yellow for fogs for forty years, science.
     
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  2. Apr 15, 2019 at 4:48 AM
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    Hextall

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    If you want to see if you like amber fog lights, you could get laminx covers for relatively cheap money. That's what I did to help me decide that I do like amber lenses (eventually went with baja designs squadron sports) .
     
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  3. Apr 15, 2019 at 4:49 AM
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    Amber and yellow looks great, but it’s all that it seems to be now-a-days. For looks.

    The old argument was the light frequency of yellow has a longer wavelength and therefore more penetrating through fog and what-not than white. From what I remember, busted by Myth busters. So, color seems to be a cosmetic upgrade.
     
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  4. Apr 15, 2019 at 4:51 AM
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    BrewskyNick

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    Mine were clear lenses with LED’s & I did the Amber/yellow clear vinyl tint overlay to switch it up. So if or when I get tired of them, I can just peel it off. It literally cost me less than $5 to do lol79BA6A97-4590-4767-AADF-D8257B7EB484.jpg60573DF4-D692-4615-AD58-C92CE1E13210.jpgF2BF080B-B1C8-47C9-8F82-97F37A2AA133.jpg
     
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  5. Apr 15, 2019 at 5:02 AM
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    I joke I joke.. Ive always run clear because it was 'factory'. Either true factory, or factory sourced like in my ARB bar. But I think ambers look totally awesome
     
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  6. Apr 15, 2019 at 5:54 AM
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    I voted Amber for the COOL factor. Haven't done mine yet, though
     
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  7. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:02 AM
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  8. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:04 AM
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    I like the Nokya NOK7618 Hyper Yellow H11 55W bulbs for the STEALTH factor. They look like stock clear fog lights, until you turn them ON. :anonymous:
     
  9. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:05 AM
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    Good luck getting the KC Hilites in amber, they're out of stock everywhere (feel free to PM me if you know a shop that has them) and have been for a little while.

    I've read opinions in both directions. I have the lamin-x on mine right now to see if I like the look before installing permanent ambers, and while the lamin-x is definitely more on the yellow side of amber and very in your face... I have a BBP truck, and not gonna lie, I kind of like the look as much as the functionality of them. Haven't been in anything truly apocalyptic yet, just some minor snow flurries.
     
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  10. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:09 AM
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    To echo a lot of others here, I have found amber to work better for me in the dust and the inclimate weather conditions. I have also found that amber works better down low like on fog lights, but up high on a roof bar doesnt have the same benefit.

    Sport fogs and pro centers really work well, but it would take a lot for me to run the sports on the street.

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  11. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:14 AM
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    It works backwards too

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  12. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:14 AM
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    If they're H11's they will fit. Amazon is so finicky with fitment issues, sometimes yes, sometimes no, & practically the same exact stuff lol!
     
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  13. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:16 AM
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    Found an awesome representation of going from stock to ambers on this website that I won't buy from anyways, but it gave me a good laugh.

    Someone ought to be fired for putting this up.

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  14. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:33 AM
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    Had amber squadrons and they were neat but swapped to Morimoto led amber fogs

    they are actually fog lights with cut off and I like them better.

    I don’t really ever actually drive in fog so I can’t speak to how well they work for their intended purpose but they look sweet haha
     
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  15. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:05 AM
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    Are you worried about them not being street legal?
     
  16. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:19 AM
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    I upgraded my bulbs to the Vosler H11 halogen (thanks to crashburn80). They put out more light and I'm pleased with them. Thinking of covering them with Lamin X yellow.
     
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  17. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:29 AM
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    Same boat as you. I want to upgrade my fogs and decided to go amber after reading everything, but KC has been out of stock for a long time. I'm just waiting for that because I also will stick with DOT/SAE approved only for that location.
     
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  18. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:53 AM
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    I found that amber light reflecting back on airborne particles is less annoying than white light. Like you said... it's not about cutting through, but the advantage (my opinion) is what's getting bounced back.
     
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  19. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:01 AM
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    That’s what I did, see my post above
     
  20. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:16 AM
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    Plug & Play? Do you recommend them Tullie???
     
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