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The LED SAE J583 Fog Pod & Fog Light Review

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by crashnburn80, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. Jul 19, 2019 at 1:11 AM
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    TRD2010SpeedwayBlue

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    oh damn! hope they get recalled.
    when i saw those pics i nearly lost it.
    had hope they would be similar to rigid. but when i saw all that glare i was like nopeeeeee
     
  2. Jul 19, 2019 at 3:28 AM
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    I was hoping the same. I've never been had a Baja Designs light, I have a set of Rigid Industries Dually D2 driving pattern. Like them but wanted to try BD. That's the 2 top dogs (that I'm aware of in the lighting game). The only perk I can see that I will like from the RI lights is the ability to change covers ( in my application atleast) where BD I'd have to choose from white or amber len. I know that the amber cover will kill the light output but I dont get that many foggy day around my area, famous last words haha. Would be down right awesome if BD asked Crashnburn80 to help with a Rev 2 version. I've learnt a lot from reading his posts about lighting, and now I'm looking at other people's lights and thinking about the pattern temperature spread etc etc. Cant thank him enough for the education.
     
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  3. Jul 19, 2019 at 8:58 AM
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    Sounds F’d Up. :confused:
     
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  4. Jul 19, 2019 at 9:31 AM
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    They won't get recalled. Compliance certification is a self-certification process. Either the manufacture has the expertise in house to test and validate compliance and label their products as such, or it is outsourced to a 3rd party for compliance certification. There are plenty of products on the market that are labeled as compliant that aren't.

    If you are looking for a 'driving' light replacement, there is no reason to not check out Baja's offerings. They build some really awesome lights, just not awesome fogs. Their white light is a much better 5000k compared to Rigid's 'white' 7000k+ light.
     
  5. Jul 19, 2019 at 11:13 AM
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    If my Ridgid lights die in me I'll go with BD, they just look better built. Just dont have the funds to buy the lights right now, still saving for the fog lights.
     
  6. Jul 19, 2019 at 11:28 AM
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    Certainly more elegantly built with higher quality LEDs. Generally speaking really a nicer product IMO. Although Rigid has some exciting stuff in the pipeline. ;)
     
  7. Jul 19, 2019 at 11:31 AM
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    My only plans are A pillar lights (currently gonna use my Dually D2s since I have them) then sae fogs, then a set of reverse lights. Maybe more down the road but I dont need overkill lol. My factory HIDs are pretty good so better fogs would be a perk and the a pillar lights just for extra when I need it. I do drive a lot at night going to work at 3am.
     
  8. Jul 19, 2019 at 11:40 AM
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  9. Jul 19, 2019 at 12:01 PM
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    Check this out for reverse lights:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/gy6-35-hir-921-reverse-light-upgrade-vs-high-power-leds.474996/
     
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  10. Jul 19, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    I'm thinking about getting the S2, seen a set on a FJ the other day and they were sweet. Small but crazy bright. He had them on his roof rack as area lighting. Aswell as reverse lights.
     
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    Note there are 2 models of the S2, the S2 Sport ~1100 raw lumens and the S2 Pro ~2400 raw lumens.

    The reverse bulb upgrade I posted is super inexpensive and doesn't require any custom mounting for a massive boost in reverse light output. But a pair of S2 Pros outback will certainly provide a crazy amount more light.
     
  12. Jul 19, 2019 at 12:32 PM
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  13. Jul 19, 2019 at 1:01 PM
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    You could also try the pinching the socket tabs method. Or send a set to me and I can set them up for you. :)
     
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  14. Jul 19, 2019 at 1:08 PM
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    Pinching the socket tabs has worked well for me.

    Best $6 upgrade I’ve ever done
     
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    I’ll give it a shot. I was being ultra cautious as to not break the prong. Then just got flustered and set it down.
     
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    Only reason I'll go for the S2 (pro version forgot to mention that). I'll wire it to a 3 way switch on, off, and auto (reverse). Sometimes when I take the ATV to parks I'll load up at night before we leave and later the night we ride to come home. So having some extra light won't hurt. I'll read through the ultimate upgrade, although I think I have 912 bulb, will still check it out.
     
  18. Jul 26, 2019 at 2:26 PM
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    hey @crashnburn80

    what is your take on the recent release of rigid's SAE SR series light bars?

    they are marketed as a DOT compliant "high beam" light.
     
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    I see a video on YouTube of the 30" SR sae light. Looked sweet, guy had it on a tacoma going down a highway. I would love to have one but will see how these Duallys do as aux lights.
     
  20. Jul 26, 2019 at 6:31 PM
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    Would like to know as well. See if it’s worth it or if it’s better to just get a light bar that lights up everything
     
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