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Old 10-13-2009, 07:51 PM   #1
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aux lighting aiming

So I installed my new KC light bar and daylighters today and I love them. My question is, How should they be aimed? I had them pointing straight out, and while blinding NY people in speeding BMW's on route 15 here in CT is fun, I dont want jonny law giving me a ticket. I have since reaimed them to face down more. Maybe 15 feet from the lights themselves on the ground the light "cones" out. Is that how most of you aim these badboys??

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Old 10-13-2009, 07:56 PM   #2
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My windshield lights are aim about 10* out towards side and about 2-5* down so they cover the road and the sides (for deer).

With living out in the county I get lots of use out of mine. Not much use city wise or certain weather, like snow & rain, make it worse for viewing, while driving.

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Old 10-13-2009, 08:24 PM   #3
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I have only used mine a few times so far, but I adjusted them tonight so I wont blind oncoming traffic.
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:46 AM   #4
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Depending on where they are mounted, not really intended for use while driving with oncoming traffic or people in front.

If mounted on the bumper then should be OK, but still discression, especially wiht Johhny law.

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Old 10-14-2009, 08:16 AM   #5
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I would think the "fog" lights would be the only ones you could run on the pavement. The rest of them are more for off-road or rural roads where there is no traffic right?

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Old 10-14-2009, 07:28 PM   #6
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^ Thats what I gather. My KC's are now reaimed to face the ground. I dont blind people now.
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:13 PM   #7
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I have my driving lights pointing way down the road and a little off to the side to illuminate ditches for deer. I dont have them on when traffic is coming though. I have my fogs points about the same level as my low beams when there on a wall from about 25 feet away. Thats what the KC instructions for aiming tell you to do. Is pull your jeep up to a flat surface from around 25 feet away and aim driving lights at the same horizontal level of your high beams and your fogs to the horizontal level of your low beams. It works great for me!!
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I use my 4 Hella working lights at the lightbar only off the road or when there is no other traffic. 8x 100W is way too bright for oncoming traffic.

In my headlights I have Osram Night breaker bulbs. They have 8.000 candela insteal of about 1.500 that normal H4 bulbs have.
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:32 PM   #9
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so i have 4 KC daylighters, and if i get a light bar, with 4 more KC daylighters?

when do i start to need more aux. power?

will i be fine?
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How much Watts do the lights have?

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4x 100W = 400W
400W / 12V = 33.3A

I don´t know which alternator you have. 90A or 117A...? But thats still enough.

I have 8x 100W at the light bar + 2x 100W at the bumper. That are 83A and with the 117A alternator thats still ok.
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I have my driving lights pointing way down the road and a little off to the side to illuminate ditches for deer. I dont have them on when traffic is coming though. I have my fogs points about the same level as my low beams when there on a wall from about 25 feet away. Thats what the KC instructions for aiming tell you to do. Is pull your jeep up to a flat surface from around 25 feet away and aim driving lights at the same horizontal level of your high beams and your fogs to the horizontal level of your low beams. It works great for me!!


I used the wall trick. But I also pointed them down just a bit more so when at 25ft the light is flat on the ground.

Another stupid question, the stone guards that come with some OR lights, can you use them when the lights are on? I only ask because the lights get very warm and I dont want to melt the plastic.
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hmm i didnt get the stone guard but i would imagine you could, i mean thats what theyre for, at least thats they way i see them. My question is should you put the covers on the lensens during the day to help keep the lenses from yellowing?
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Good question. Not sure. I guess the stock covers would work to prevent that.
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Ok, I just asked my friend, who is a local police officer, and he said "any driving or spot light mounted above the height of the headlight is "illegal to use on public roads". But, you can use a spoltlight in the country spotting deer, but, you have to keep the light "beam" at least 500 feet from a residential structure. Now, he also said that if you are driving down a country road and want to light it up, unless you have a car or house in the light path you probably wont get in trouble, unless you get a County Sheriff who is just bored or disgruntled.
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Ok, I just asked my friend, who is a local police officer, and he said "any driving or spot light mounted above the height of the headlight is "illegal to use on public roads". But, you can use a spoltlight in the country spotting deer, but, you have to keep the light "beam" at least 500 feet from a residential structure. Now, he also said that if you are driving down a country road and want to light it up, unless you have a car or house in the light path you probably wont get in trouble, unless you get a County Sheriff who is just bored or disgruntled.
Yeah what he said...........
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I have the KC slimlight 130w long range spots mounted on the ws. I aim them straight and level. They light up everything infront ov the Jeep down the road. 2 slimlights 100w fogs on the bumper aimed slightly down and out to light the immediate road in front of me and to the sides of the trails. I only use them off road or when there is NO traffic.
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I use all 4 of mine everyday, but i do ALOT of rural driving, and we have an assload of deer here in kansas, i just turn mine off as soon as i see anothers cars lights
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:37 AM   #18
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In alot of states ,all these off road lights
need to be covered while on
paved roads check your local regs
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Old 10-16-2009, 12:37 PM   #19
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ive drove past cops with my fogs on and nothing happened.....
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Fogs are not what I am
talking about

I am also not saying they will pull you
over for having off road lights not covered
but if you run into a cop that wants to make a point
(slept with his daughter)
they can pick your jeep apart for tickets
tires outside the flairs,bumper height,lights not covered
i am sure there is more....
I am just saying
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:08 PM   #21
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ya im sure they would do that, espcially around here and you dont have to sleep with their daughters. They are just bred to be dicks haha......yummy bacon.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:05 PM   #22
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Just decide what you want to illuminate. I point mine straight down so I can see the road when I'm driving at night in the snow in the mountains and there are no street lights. If you wanna see what's far ahead of you, point them straight ahead.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:43 PM   #23
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As indicated above on-road, there are laws for aux light operation. It does not mean you will get pulled over by every cop but the regulation regarding height is true everywhere. There are also laws regarding how many driving lights you may have on and that off road lights must be covered.

Have consideration for other drivers. I do use my Long Range bumper mounted Day Lighters but I also know how bright they are and how far they go so I do not use them when other drivers are around.

The bottom line is you should not have a lit up light bar. Don't be shocked if you get pulled over at some point or another. It may only be a warning or the cop may hit you with a bunch of things.
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:29 PM   #24
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Mine are pointed down. While they are bright and I guess illegal, mine do not blind other drivers.

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