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IP0VV3R 05-04-2013 03:03 PM

Dually winshield lights
 
I want to get some dually's soon for the windshield. Not sure if I should get spot or flood. I've seen both on this and other forums. Which should I get? What do y'all have and how do you like them?

jkemt 05-04-2013 09:03 PM

I have kc long range off road lights on my windshield and they really light up the road

Beastmaster 05-04-2013 09:38 PM

First and foremost, no matter what kind of lights you put at your windshield, make them anything other than fog. Fog lights will give you allot of glare off the hood so you should use spot lights or driving lights.

That being said, I started with KC Daylighters but got tired of basketballs blocking the corners of my windshield. I moved them to the bumper and put Rigid Dually D2s in their place. They are pricey but work great.

poptarts 05-05-2013 05:53 PM

im looking to replace all 6 of my 6" hellas and put rigid dually spots on the windshield and floods on the bumper..

justin-branam 05-07-2013 08:30 AM

I have a set of the Dually D2, "Driving" beams, which are the flood style. I think they are awesome. I figured I would rather have the wider and brighter light close, because I'd probably be driving slower off road with all of that light. If I was on the highway and needed distance, I have the headlights. I did some tests pictures I did. PM me your email, and I will send them to you.

IP0VV3R 05-07-2013 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by justin-branam (Post 3728735)
I have a set of the Dually D2, "Driving" beams, which are the flood style. I think they are awesome. I figured I would rather have the wider and brighter light close, because I'd probably be driving slower off road with all of that light. If I was on the highway and needed distance, I have the headlights. I did some tests pictures I did. PM me your email, and I will send them to you.

Is there any glare on the food? That's my main concern with the flood style

kramer2k 05-08-2013 08:03 AM

I thought Driving beams were the same as spot, or very similar. And I thought flood was just that, a wide beam flood pattern?

justin-branam 05-08-2013 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by IP0VV3R (Post 3729081)
Is there any glare on the food? That's my main concern with the flood style

It does put a little light on the hood, but nothing I really noticed or though was annoying. PM me your email and ill be happy to send you pics.

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Originally Posted by kramer2k (Post 3732828)
I thought Driving beams were the same as spot, or very similar. And I thought flood was just that, a wide beam flood pattern?

Well, yes and no. The regular dually has spot, flood and diffused beams while the d2 has driving, wide and diffused. I actually have the d2 driving beam, but it is not anything like the spot beam of the dually (I also have one of those). The spot of the dually is what you would expect, a tight spot. However the driving beam is a much more even spread of light. I ran these on one of my motorcycles and have some pics somewhere. let me see if I can find one.

Found them. Top is the dually spot and bottom is the d2 driving. The d2 is about twice as bright as the regular dually. As shown by the brightness of the side walls in the garage, and you can see the spread of concentrated light is about twice as wide with the d2. At a distance, the dually holds its spot pattern, while the d2 gets a much better spread of even light.

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IP0VV3R 05-08-2013 01:23 PM

I think I'm going to get the flood beams for the windshields. If they cause too much glare, I'll move them to the bumper

kramer2k 05-08-2013 01:56 PM

Excellent post justin-branam. :thumb:

That clarified it perfectly.

19dsniper 05-14-2013 01:14 PM

I also have a set of the Dually D2 Driving pattern lights on a set of Poison Spyder pillar mounts. The lights really light up the area alot, with a pretty decent throw to them. I do get some glare off the hood, but not so much that it makes me squint, just enough to make it a little anoying at times.

IP0VV3R 05-14-2013 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by 19dsniper (Post 3755095)
I also have a set of the Dually D2 Driving pattern lights on a set of Poison Spyder pillar mounts. The lights really light up the area alot, with a pretty decent throw to them. I do get some glare off the hood, but not so much that it makes me squint, just enough to make it a little anoying at times.

Since the flood is a little wider than driving, I guess I'll be fine if I aim them a little outwards


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