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Old 18th July 2008, 20:30   #1
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Cool OHC OE Fog Lamps: Hidden treasure or Hidden trash?

My OHC Type 1 came with factory fitted OE Fog Lights from Stanley/Honda.

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Today I got them opened to sort a wiring problem as the left Fog Light bulb always blows and also to put a new set of Halonix H3 12V/55 which I had bought few days ago.

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He managed to sort out the problem with the left Fog Light as the connector harness was loose which means that the bulbs never blew before. However, got the new bulbs fitted (previously had some white light Chinese bulbs in 100W which were just C.R.A.P and for show, I thought good quality ones could make some difference maybe since H3 hardy have any light).

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Unknowingly, my mechanic opened the wrong screws that open up the whole light so the actual light (reflector part) and the front lens got separated. What I saw then was a surprise, I thought I was completely wrong in my judgment but I somehow can't convince myself if it's actually true.

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Guys, am I right to see what I did? What are my options to enhance the lighting considering the fact that H3 bulbs have little light and the tiny size of the Fogs.
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Old 18th July 2008, 22:33   #2
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H3 = Little light doesnt make sense.

The reason I say this is because some of the major Fog/Driving lamp manufacturers such as Hella/PIAA/Lightforce almost always use H3 for their products.

You could get H3 HID's in 4300 that would serve you well, ideally with a projector. Or else mount some hella's on your bumper.
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The close-ups are out of focus & not clear.
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sorry i could'nt understand what you are trying to say?
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I'm sorry but i couldn't make out what you're hinting at. What did you see when the lens was separated from the reflector?
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sorry i could'nt understand what you are trying to say?
Even I am trying to figure out what stunned you
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Like everybody else, I would like to ask, what's your point? what did you see that surprised you?
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Bro i am confused like others aswell, so what exactly surprised you when opened the Fog Lamps, with the pictures i guess that the reflectors dont really seem to be what they should be doing i.e reflecting because they seem to have a wierd structure.
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i dont get it! whats wrong with it? cant make out a thing mate! *confused*
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looks like a projector type cutoff! Is the glass of the fog lamps convex ?
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Bang on aZa, they are projectors!!

Hehe sorry guys for all the guess work.

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You could get H3 HID's in 4300 that would serve you well, ideally with a projector. Or else mount some hella's on your bumper.
Is there really a HID option for these H3 bulbs? Will they be useful?
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Is there really a HID option for these H3 bulbs? Will they be useful?
H3 HIDs are very much available and when you get them installed they will do the work of your low beam headlights, they are that bright!
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H3 HIDs are very much available and when you get them installed they will do the work of your low beam headlights, they are that bright!
And I always thought why would HIDs be available for such small bulbs!

But considering the size of the Fogs, will they actually work like the low beam like you say?
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You could get H3 HID's in 4300 that would serve you well, ideally with a projector. Or else mount some hella's on your bumper.

Hi,

Even though H3 H.I.D's bulbs are available you will not be able to fit the same in your car owing to the reflector.

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And I always thought why would HIDs be available for such small bulbs!

But considering the size of the Fogs, will they actually work like the low beam like you say?
Why are you caught up on size ? Its not always about size...its also how you use it

HID's are available in almost every possible automotive bulb spec.

Get 4300k HID for the fogs. If you find a dealer who agree's to let you try before you buy it will be great. Anything higher and you might as well stick to halogens.
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