02-28-2012, 10:23 AM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Palisade, Colorado
A lot of people confuse FOG LIGHTS with DRIVING or RUNNING Lights.
Fog Lights are meant to be LOW WATTAGE lights, mounted Low on the front
of a Vehicle, to "CUT" through the Fog and help illuminate the Road, and have
a light pattern that is low and horizontal. Higher wattage will increase the "BACK
FLASH", reflected light back into the Passenger compartment, resulting in an
increased blinding effect. They are meant to be used in Foggy conditions.
If your just looking for ILLUMINATION benefit, then go with Driving Lights in
either Long Range or Flood Patterns. Install 100 w, 130 w or 150 watt Bulbs and
you will be all set to get out on the Highway and blind every Driver within a 1/2
mile. ( you may all so attract an undesired Citation from a local Gestapo)
Max legal wattage on Highways is 55 watts, (no buddy follows that) as well as
most States REQUIRE covers on all Auxiliary Lights mounted on Vehicle when
being operated on any Roadway, (again, most don't cover)
On a side Note, should you upgrade any lighting system with Higher Wattage
Bulbs, don't forget to upgrade Wiring as well and use Relays with Fused Protection.
Those that go through life afraid,
Die many deaths......................
Those that DO NOT, DIE ONLY ONCE
But Hey~~~What do I Know ¿