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Old 5th February 2017, 03:56   #226
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Thanks bro. This thread talks about the hella 3003 mainly. I am keen on knowing more about auxiliary lighting suitable for the conditions mentioned by me before. So please do keep me posted on more options if you come across any.
If your primary purpose is to use them for highway driving, then I would suggest HID Aux Lights as opposed to Halogen. You can get both spot and spread beam pattern on these lights - which will serve you well.

You would need a good spot/light throw for highway driving, especially as it would help you with your braking distances. We have Lightforce style 9 inch HID lights on our Thar and it works a treat.
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All of yo into auxiliary lamps please please please read up on CRI index and its effect on being able to see.
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Old 5th February 2017, 12:53   #228
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I have fitted a pair of 4D spot beam cubes, on my Grand Vitara. Both were bought from Aliexpress. One cube is of 30W rating while the other has a 42W rating. Both have 4D optics with 10 degrees spot beam. The 42W cube is fitted on the LHS of the vehicle.
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In addition to the 4D spot subes, The vehicle has the following lights as OE:-
1. Fog lamps : 55W halogen. Bulb is old and I do not know the vintage or hours used.
2. Low Beam: 55W Phillips Extreme Vison+. Brand New.
3. High beam: 60W Phillips Extreme Vision. 1.5 years old. Used for about 80-100 hours.
Both the fog lamps and the spot cubes have a yellow tint film applied to them.

View of the vehicle with lights fitted:
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Shown below are some nigh time shots of the lights in action.

The first shot is of the ambient lighting in the lane. Taken with a setting of F5/0.25secs/ISO5000
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The remaining shots below were taken at a setting of F5/0.25secs/ISO2000

Only fogs
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Fogs + Low Beam
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Fogs, Low & High Beams
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All lights on
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Only Spots on
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My comments are as follows:-

1. The LED cubes with 4D optics are able to illuminate upto 450 feet, though the best illumination is upto 300 feet.
2. Even though the beam angle is 10 degrees there is a fair amount of light scatter.
3. I plan to angle the spots a little more downward, so that the distance between 200-300 feet is well covered.
4. For throw beyond 400 feet either a Led with 15-25W per emitter or HID spot beams would be required.
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looking to put some Aux Led for my Xylo.
kindly provide your suggestions on feasible options:

a) one 200w 5D 20" CREE (42 x 5w) combo (flood-spot-flood) bar. ref : https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...860.0.0.mYdSSs

b) two x 60w 5D 7" (12 x 5w) Spot 30deg. ref : https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...860.0.0.mYdSSs

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missed to update this thread.
Some months back, I got the spot LEDs installed, sourced from AliExpress at $ 67.6. While delivering at home, courier guy (Aramex) took ~Rs.550 as duty. These lights came with a wiring harness, a ON/OFF switch available inside my dash (carefully routed through the firewall). The light is awesome, bright, long range. Later will try to post picture.
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I want to put some aux lights i can turn on/off without spending fortune just to force oncoming traffic to use lower beam. For my daily use the headlights are more than enough.

Before someone asks about blinding opposite drivers, let me clarify that this is in city with max speeds of 30kmh. God knows why the morons need full beam.
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I want to put some aux lights i can turn on/off without spending fortune just to force oncoming traffic to use lower beam. For my daily use the headlights are more than enough.

Before someone asks about blinding opposite drivers, let me clarify that this is in city with max speeds of 30kmh. God knows why the morons need full beam.
You have the eternal headache like every other educated car driver in the country. Trust me, even if you put a high power laser in action, the guys who have all these lamps + high beam are NOT going to lower their beam. In fact - many won't even understand the purpose of you lighting up more lamps at them. They'll just utter swear words within the confines of their air conditioned cabin and carry on. Lack of respect and education cannot be corrected with aux lights on the car.

If you actually want them to ensure you keep on seeing the road while the oncoming traffic tries to blind you - you can install a pair of Neolite 1010 with 55w halogens pointing at the road. That should ensure your safety at an economical price. I will be attempting to get this done on my car soon also.
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After a lot of thought and consideration, I finally decided to fix a pair of Hella 700FFs on my Xylo.

I got the clamps and fitting work done at Bosch(SK Karzone) Bangalore. The total cost was 2000/- including fabricating the clamp and fitting of the electrical components.

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I would have loved to route the clamp from inside rather than outside, but that would involve elaborate work and I was not for it.

Only Low Beam

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Low Beam + Hella 700FF

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The difference is night and day. I'm very happy with the results. Money well spent!
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I would have loved to route the clamp from inside rather than outside, but that would involve elaborate work and I was not for it.
You've mounted the lamp somewhat high from the horizontal member, are you observing any vibrations?
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You've mounted the lamp somewhat high from the horizontal member, are you observing any vibrations?
I had no option but to mount it high otherwise, the aux lights would cover the license plates on both sides. I didn't want to give the cops a chance to extract money from me.

On smooth roads, there is no vibration however on bad roads it does vibrate for a few seconds after passing through a rough patch. The clamps I fabricated are very thick which help in reducing vibrations to a great extent. But I must say the vibration is annoying.

I'll eventually have to find a setup to ensure zero vibration.
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I had no option but to mount it high otherwise, the aux lights would cover the license plates on both sides. I didn't want to give the cops a chance to extract money from me.

On smooth roads, there is no vibration however on bad roads it does vibrate for a few seconds after passing through a rough patch. The clamps I fabricated are very thick which help in reducing vibrations to a great extent. But I must say the vibration is annoying.

I'll eventually have to find a setup to ensure zero vibration.
Can you try something like this (front view)? Sorry about the poor pic, use the Z clamp side wise so that your lamps are pushed away from number plate ( and if needed, reduce the font of numbers in front number plate). Keep the vertical piece in the clamp as small as possible to reduce the vibrations
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Came across a very interesting aux light mount, it is available on aliexpress for around 1.5K (black) -3K (chrome) but I think it should be easy to get it made here. If anyone has used this before please share your experience.

Sharing pics with actual dimensions for the benefit of everyone interested.
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