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Which KC slimlites?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Metallikatz3, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Sep 23, 2008 at 12:49 PM
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    Metallikatz3

    Metallikatz3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey, I'm looking at getting some KC slimlites to mount on my bull bar. I like the Blue Ice bulbs that I can get with the Titanium finish, but I was wondering which beam pattern is better, either driving or off-road/long distance? My driving is about 90% backroads with very little traffic so I'm thinking that the offroads might be better because they'll offer more distance than the driving beam. Also i really like the fact that they have twice as much candle power.

    So any suggestions/experiences?
     
  2. Sep 23, 2008 at 1:01 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    What Mods!
    I would say go with the pencil beams
     
  3. Sep 23, 2008 at 1:13 PM
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    Metallikatz3

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    and by pencil beams you mean the off roads? haha i'm new to this
     
  4. Sep 23, 2008 at 1:14 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    Exactly heres what it means
    A pencil beam is just that - a very long, narrow beam - very specialized. Used for rally in conjunction with other lamps and used for desert racing but with at least a dozen on a vehicle. Will light a reflector at two miles. Not useful unless you have a lot of them. DOT requires that pencil driving lights be wired so that they go off when your low beams come on.
     
  5. Sep 23, 2008 at 2:34 PM
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  6. Sep 23, 2008 at 2:38 PM
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    Those would be nice and a good add on
     
  7. Sep 23, 2008 at 2:50 PM
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  8. Sep 23, 2008 at 7:44 PM
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    rhoppas

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    I have 100W Pro Comp offroad pencil beam lights on my bull bar. It is amazing how far those lights shine. However, it is truely like a pencil (straight ahead, nothing to the sides at all). It just depends on what you want. You would not want to use pencil beams anywhere on a city street.
     
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