Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Modifications & Accessories


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 29th January 2009, 14:13   #1
@ri
BHPian
 
@ri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 140
Thanked: 8 Times
Default Suggestion on Fog Lamps

Me and another friend of mine are planning to put in a nice pair of Fog Lamps to our cars and would appreciate all help regarding this from make to the best way of mounting them. We would like to have those nice round ones a little big in size which would give a nice sporty character to the front of the car. Both of us do a fair bit of Highway driving so a nice sweep would be something that would be good to have.
I have a Zen 2001 model (Old one) and my friend has a Santro 2006 model.
~@ri
@ri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th January 2009, 14:18   #2
Distinguished - BHPian
 
sgiitk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Kanpur
Posts: 7,160
Thanked: 3,755 Times
Default

For the Santro go for the OEM lamps. Essentially fog lamps are similar to headlamps but with a more diffuse pattern. The idea is to illuminate the road with less glare.

What is important is to mount the fog lamps as low as possible (preferably inside ro below the fenders). This will reduce the back scatter and hence gare to the driver. My own way at night in fog is to switch on the side lights (so that the rear lamps are lit) and the fog lamps (and sometimes the headlamps on dip).
sgiitk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th May 2013, 10:19   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Agra,Noida
Posts: 15
Thanked: Once
Default Re: Suggestion on Fog Lamps

I am looking forward to install fog lamps on my thar,please suggest the models.
Planning Hella 450/550 near windshield.
But confused about the bigger ones.
Karamvir30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th May 2013, 11:59   #4
Distinguished - BHPian
 
sgiitk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Kanpur
Posts: 7,160
Thanked: 3,755 Times
Default Re: Suggestion on Fog Lamps

Quote:
Originally Posted by Karamvir30 View Post
Planning Hella 450/550 near windshield.
.
Definitely not a good idea. Keep then low - say at a level like on top of the bumper, but make sure the front is behind the plane of the bumper.
sgiitk is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 10th May 2013, 12:33   #5
BHPian
 
Ricky_3007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pune
Posts: 381
Thanked: 21 Times
Default Re: Suggestion on Fog Lamps

Hello ,

I have Wagon R LXI which doesnt have OE fog lamps. I want to put them as I have experienced in my Dezire these are very useful.

Pls suggest good ones with more light.

Regards
Ricky_3007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th May 2013, 12:36   #6
Team-BHP Support
 
Samurai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: B'lore-Manipal
Posts: 22,381
Thanked: 14,302 Times
Default Re: Suggestion on Fog Lamps

Quote:
Originally Posted by @ri View Post
Both of us do a fair bit of Highway driving so a nice sweep would be something that would be good to have.
I don't think you are looking for a fog lamp. What you are looking for is driving lights or spot lights. Fog lamps are exactly opposite.
Samurai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th May 2013, 14:51   #7
Distinguished - BHPian
 
sgiitk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Kanpur
Posts: 7,160
Thanked: 3,755 Times
Default Re: Suggestion on Fog Lamps

Quote:
Originally Posted by Samurai View Post
I don't think you are looking for a fog lamp. What you are looking for is driving lights or spot lights. Fog lamps are exactly opposite.
Exactly, a good fog has diffuse light and does not give a spot anywhere.
sgiitk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th May 2013, 21:10   #8
BHPian
 
Boomerang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 98
Thanked: 68 Times
Default Re: Suggestion on Fog Lamps

Hi Guyz, i plan to fix factory fog lamps for my Bolero.

Yellow or white?

I read yellow is better. need a majority to confirm / Any other suggestions.
Boomerang is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you dispose of CFL lamps & Fluorescent lamps? Klub Class Shifting gears 13 19th April 2017 16:57
Projector Lamps(Low Beam) as Fog Lamps for Ritz LDI alexpaul Modifications & Accessories 17 13th September 2012 20:23
Fog lamps without fog dushmish Street Experiences 113 5th January 2012 12:51
Wanted :Fog lamps for new Lancer Lxd Maneesh Modifications & Accessories 0 6th May 2006 16:21
Zen MGA fog lamps fit WagonR ? prateekkaul Modifications & Accessories 2 9th January 2006 16:55


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 17:02.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks