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Old 12-08-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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Light poll - Covers on vs Off

Just for fun... for those of us who have extra off road lights. How many keep the KC and HELLA covers off or leave them on all the time ?

Dont know how to do an actual poll so if anyone does. go for it


For the record - I leave my Hella Covers on..

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Old 12-08-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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Covers on. Around here they have to be either DOT approved driving lights, or covered.
Plus it protects them from rock chips LoL

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Old 12-08-2012, 07:55 PM   #3
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:01 PM   #4
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I have rock guards on the windshield ones and nothing on the bumper ones. Some states require the covers to be on any lights above 45(ish) inches.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:28 PM   #5
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Off. I think hey, if my headlights have been fine for 10 years I shouldn't worry about driving lights just a few inches lower. Also most cars now adays come with fog lights that are mounted really low and rarely break. Maybe if you travel lots of gravel roads, but for a daily driver or similar situation you shouldn't have a problem in my opinion.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:13 PM   #6
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I've busted the windshield lights off on the trail on both sides - if I didn't have the covers on, I think the glass would have broke.
Also had hail bust the hard plastic covers - again protecting the glass.
So I vote covers on.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:17 PM   #7
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Covers on. In PA if they are above the bumper they have to be covered. Plus I get a lot of great comments on my KC Hilites :-)
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:26 PM   #8
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So far its a tie.. hum
come on guys more in put...

how about how many of you use the off road light on the road ??
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I use them offroad on occassion. Only take the covers off when needed though to protect from tree/branch slaps.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:34 PM   #10
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Off, here in WA there is some laws with multiple off road lights to be covered above bumper height but they've been off for almost a year with no problems and i do use them on road in some situations like really bad weather, certain roads and they are all spot lights 100w with two 55w in the rear.
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I've had to do alot of night driving on county roads, so I just keep the covers off and use em.
They're Hella Black Magics so they look pretty sweet without the covers anyway.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:44 PM   #12
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This is how mine sits year round:


The 2 on the bumper are on when my headlights are on. They are 130w driving lights, pointed at the road. the windshield ones are almost never on while on a road since they are at a very rude angle for trailing. Basically they shine right onto your face, and if you have ever had a 130w driving light beam in your face it feels like you got punched in the nose.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:24 AM   #13
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This is how mine sits year round:

The 2 on the bumper are on when my headlights are on. They are 130w driving lights, pointed at the road. the windshield ones are almost never on while on a road since they are at a very rude angle for trailing. Basically they shine right onto your face, and if you have ever had a 130w driving light beam in your face it feels like you got punched in the nose.
What kind of mirrors you got there??
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:42 AM   #14
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What kind of mirrors you got there??
They look like the rugged ridge quick release mirrors. I've got them and I love them.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:11 AM   #15
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yea the RR quick release mirrors. They are ok but not very big, I had to change out the passenger side one for a convex type lense so I can see out of it.
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I run with guards on (not covers )year round..... I have used them in snow storms and I'll be darned if I going to stop and pull covers in a storm....

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Do I have to use hela guards on hela lights
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Do I have to use hela guards on hela lights
I believe you do.... I got mine from Amazon for $26 a set....
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I run with my kc slimite stone guards on all the time. There are so many gravel roads on my neck of the woods. I have busted the headlights off my 1960 chevy apache, and cracked a fog lamp off my TJ
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:36 PM   #22
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I use KC guards on my Eagle Eye lights. Not sure how universal these are but so long as its a 6" guard on a 6" light then its nothing a little 3m double sided tape cant fix.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:49 PM   #23
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I work swing shift, so I put them on the Daylighters if I'm on days. Any other time, covers are off.

I don't have covers for the Dually's, and I use my lights when there is no other traffic. I use my Delta fogs with rock guards whenever the weather makes them necessary.

I will pay the ticket if I ever get pulled over for using them. It will be cheaper than the repairs (and my deductible) if I ever hit a deer.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:10 PM   #24
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just ordered my hella see through overs on Amazon... solves my problem if covers on or off. Now I can have both..

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