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DocterWrangler 07-17-2013 03:16 PM

mixing long range and driving lights
 
So im looking at getting KC slimlites 6'' round 100w lights to add to an olympic lightbar that mounts to my stock bumper. but my question is could i mix one long range light of the same style with one driving patern light and focus both toward the center so i get mid and long range from one "set" of lights. I AM able to buy them individually.

DocterWrangler 07-20-2013 10:04 AM

Does anybody see any potential issues with mixing the throw of the two lights?

BlueRidgeYJ 07-20-2013 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by DocterWrangler (Post 3983727)
Does anybody see any potential issues with mixing the throw of the two lights?

Nope, go for it. Neither would be as bright as two of that type, but you should have a larger throw field.

I essentially do the samething when my highbeams are on - it triggers my driving lights as well, giving a huge throw field.

DocterWrangler 07-20-2013 06:52 PM

Does your driving lights surpass your high beams in distance and width?

BlueRidgeYJ 07-20-2013 06:57 PM

My driving lights are trapazoidial, so they give a wider throw but not quite as far as HB. They are very similar to my lowbeams, just a little longer and wider. They are also bumper mounted 55W halogens; I won't go to 100W b/c road signs are almost too bright/reflective now, they would destroy my nightvision were my lights any brighter in the overlap. Basically, the HB go higher and further, but the DL shine lower and wider, lighting up the closer field and sides where animals pop out.

I also upgraded the wiring of my lights, so my lows and highs are much better than they were OE. It really made a huge difference. I originally just had the DL switch mounted and left em on, but everyone flashed me because two 55w lights were too bright (even pointed obviously down), lol, so I wired em to my highbeams. I still get occasional flashes with just my lows.

whiteyjfm 07-20-2013 07:03 PM

I am sure you can do it. No problem at all except that it might look funny when the covers are off. We got the KC 130 w driving beam and they work great. Light wide and much further than the stock High beams.

I only use them at night runs since there is way to many cars on the SoCal highways to use them on the roads plus I am to lazy to take the covers off and put them back on again.


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