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Old 02-27-2012, 05:41 PM   #1
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Question Fog Lights

My '06 didn't come with Fog Lights, and I'd like to get some. I was planning on getting the 6.5" Warn Wireless, but after reading bad reviews, I'm thinking about changing my mind. Plus they are only 55W.

So what do you all recommend/ Use? What Wattage should be good for fog beams? If you have pics please post!

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Old 02-27-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
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oh and what size?

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Old 02-27-2012, 06:31 PM   #3
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most fog lights are 55w. they are the legal spec. and i have hella 500 fogs. they are great and only were 60 bucks.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:57 PM   #4
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Absolutely love my PIAA 5291 85-Watt fogs
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:28 AM   #5
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is 100W too much to run on the road as a fog?
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is 100W too much to run on the road as a fog?
i upped my hellas to 100w bulbs. not exactly legal, but ive never gotten flashed because of them.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:23 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:42 PM   #8
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CoyoteOn2, As long as they aren't above the Headlights, they don't need covered. I asked a couple cops and that's what they've told me. I have my windshield mounted lights covered, but didn't for the first 3 months. Never ran into any problems, but never saw any state boys.
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As far as running lights , I came across " Light Force " lights and really liked what I read and the reviews. Plan on getting the "Light Force 170's" real soon. Anyone have them or heard of them?
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:19 PM   #10
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I retro fit my Hellas fog lights with HIDs and it turned out very nice and bright. There are a lot of tutorial on how to do this if you decide to go this route on the web.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:55 PM   #11
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I'm getting ready to buy the 6" Apollo series Fog Lights (100W). Would 6" or 5" lights be better?
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i dont have my windhield hellas covered. never had any issues
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CoyoteOn2, As long as they aren't above the Headlights, they don't need covered. I asked a couple cops and that's what they've told me. I have my windshield mounted lights covered, but didn't for the first 3 months. Never ran into any problems, but never saw any state boys.
That's different state to state. Pa your right. Nj only 2 fog/driving lights may be used while driving. I haven't been poped yet. Well see. Makes me want to move back to Pa.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:25 PM   #14
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do you have to splice the hella 500s into the factory wiring?
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:26 PM   #15
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it all depends on where they are mounted and what kind of lights they are. (This is all for PA I think, but could apply to other states) As long as they aren't above the factory head lights you don't need to cover them. If they are fog lights they recommend you tie them in with your LOW beams. If they are "driving" lights they recommend you tie them in with your high beams (so not to accidentally blind people). Do with this as you will

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