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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 8:19 AM
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    choose for me

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    I went with Hella wide beam amber/yellow factory style bulbs. They project a little more into the truck's peripheral and definitely help in rain and fog, which is exactly why I got them. They may or may not be DOT approved. Wagner makes a street legal version: H11ND. 20190415_101901.jpg
     
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  2. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:27 AM
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    Tullie D

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    They were absolutely plug and play. I recommend them highly. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:27 AM
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    Tacoma3rdGen

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  4. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:31 AM
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    Amber to use the lights as they were really designed, ie foul weather where low beams are your only choice.

    If you want road illumination, pick some other form of auxiliary lighting.
     
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  5. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:35 AM
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    Gunshot-6A

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    The "science" aspect is dubious at best, but subjectively, after using them in all sorts of weather and terrain conditions, ambers down low *appear* to work better for me than pure white light.
     
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  6. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:46 AM
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    Stocklocker

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    Some say the biggest advantage is simply that yellow is less straining on your eyes, so your vision doesn’t tire as quickly. I can certainly see how that might be the case.

    The old iPhone “nightshift” idea, where the phone screen yellows at night so you can keep looking at your phone long into the night without getting sore eyes.......ughhh
     
  7. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:48 AM
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    Taco_Coma

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    It makes the screen redder. Red doesn’t hurt your night vision
     
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  8. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:49 AM
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    cascadetaco

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    LOL people have been running yellow/amber fogs since fog lights were invented. Function>fashion.
     
  9. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:49 AM
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    mjs90

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    I have the Baja Designs fog kit. I use them all the time when were in the desert at night, but I've only used them on the road maybe twice when it was an insanely heavy downpour. They're not blinding, but I'm not gonna be like every other bro that runs fog lights 24/7
     
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  10. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:56 AM
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    Jibbs

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    I run Baja Squadron Sports with the 'driving combo' lens, and theyre technically not DOT but they're close enough that I've never gotten hassled over them, and I run them on the street when its really foggy or raining/snowing hard. Personally, I find them less grating on my eyes while driving, and I do feel they penetrate through fog and rain better. Downsides are it can be a bit disorienting having all the road signs appear a bit yellow until you're used to it.

    Major upside: They look absolutely sensational:

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  11. Apr 15, 2019 at 9:22 AM
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    Stocklocker

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    Nice photos!!
     
  12. Apr 15, 2019 at 9:25 AM
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    SpeySquatch

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    For dust, rain or snow...yellow is the way to go. Doesn’t ruin your night vision like bright ass reflective white LED does.
     
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  13. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:22 PM
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  14. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:26 PM
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    When in doubt always choose the thing with the best stripper name.


    Settle for Amber since they don’t make a light called “cinnamon”
     
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  15. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:32 PM
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    i also went the halogen/ Lamin-X route. i love the look of LEDs, but i only run my fogs when i need them and i prefer the throw of halogens. and yes, amber makes driving in snow/ fog/ rain a bit easier.
     
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  16. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:38 PM
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    vicali

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    I've got Amber Squadron Sports and clear Squadron Pros, I ended up getting an amber covers for the Pros..
    I found clear/white to be hard on my eyes and tiring while driving. Also Amber in a snow storm is awesome.
     
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  17. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:42 PM
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    Stocklocker

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    I think I saw a dancer named Sylvania once.
     
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  18. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:56 PM
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    I have Rigid SAE fog lights and use them with Amber filters. The filters stay on 100% of the time now since I added 2 Baja XL80 for off roading at night. I even have Amber covers on the XL80. I would say go with yellow or do what I did and buy clear lights and use snap on filters, a bonus is that they'll protect the lights from rocks or whatever gets thrown at them.
     
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  19. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:59 PM
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    Stocklocker

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    It seems like 3 out of 4 Tacoma drivers are preferring the amber lights. I’m surprised by that.

    I would have thought it would be 50/50
     
  20. Apr 15, 2019 at 2:01 PM
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    HawkShot99

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    Have the KC G4's in amber. They replaced the stock 2nd gen fogs. I dont really drive in dusty areas so no idea there, but have been very happy in clear nights, fog and snow. They provide light without the harsh return of light reflecting back at you.
    Were super easy to install, and yes they do look good.
     
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