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Old 03-15-2010, 01:24 PM   #1
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KC HiLiTES SlimLite 100W Super White Driving Pair Pack

Hi, I'm new to the forum today. I'm thinking about getting the KC 100W Super White Driving Lights and mount them to a light bar on the front bumper. Question: Do these lights replace the high beams on the factory lights when installed? I don't think a separate switch would be much use. Also, if I do replace the factory high beam with these lights, can I pass inspection in New Jersey.

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KC HiLiTES 123 - KC HiLiTES SlimLite 100W Super White Driving Pair Pack in Chrome - Quadratec

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They don't "replace" any light. You'll still have your high beams. You will need to use a separate switch and relay. Don't know N.J. law.

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I've read a couple of threads that say you can wire the lights to come on with your high beams without the use of a separate switch. I wasn't sure if that setup would eliminate the stock high beam and replace it with the aftermarket light.
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:50 PM   #4
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You may want to check if it's legal to run hi beam and driving lights on the hiway. Besides 100W lights should have a separate relay to control them.
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no they do not replace your high beams. You can splice them in to run with your high beams but they do not replace them. I have 130W kc's wired straight to the battery so I can turn them on and off whenever I want. I'm pretty sure NJ nor will other drivers want you to run 100W lights on the highway they are VERY bright. You can use them on backroads and trails but as driving lights they are illegal. I have all my aux lights wired so they will turn on without the Jeep running, meaning they are not spliced into parking/high beams they are run straight to the battery with a relay and toggle switch.
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When I lived in NJ, aux. lights (mounted above the headlights) needed covers when you were on the road.

Otherwise, "driving or fog" lights (located at or below existing headlights) needed to be interlocked with the highbeams. They must turn off when the high beams come on.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:01 PM   #7
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Doesn't it make more sense to have them come ON when the high beams are on? That's what I want to do. If they're so bright, I would only use them on a back road as a "supplemental" high beam. Do you think that won't fly in NJ?
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Fog lights should be on with low beams and driving lights should go on with high beams. To many people use the terms "fog light" and "driving light" interchangeably. They are not the same thing.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:42 PM   #9
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Exactly...the lights I want are called Driving Lights. They should be hooked up to go on with the high beams. Don't you guys agree? I'm not sure if they're legal to be used on the road though......
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In NJ any aux light must go off with the high beams.
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You can leagally use 55 watt driving lights. 55 watts lights are the same wattage as high beam lights. You better make sure you cover the 100 or 130 watt lights those tickets are expensive.

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