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Old 12th October 2009, 10:41   #16
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Suman, how have you mounted the Hella's? Did you have to fix a nudge guard for that? I was considering adding Auxiliary lights on my Safari as well and was shown the Hella 700FFs - was actually wondering if those were too large for my requirement of highway night driving.
Nope, no nudge guard - mounted directly on the bumper at either end of the grille, a little away from the headlamps. Holes drilled in the bumper, large washers on top & spring washers below.

I think they'd be just the right size for your higway night driving. The 500s are smaller, no doubt but they're not as much VFM I feel. IIRC, you need to pick up wires, switches etc separately for those & the price is really not much lower.
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I have not being able to get Hella 700FF/500FF. A dealer showed me Comet 500. Has anybody used them? What is the range for these? And what is the market price for a pair
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Old 12th October 2009, 11:36   #18
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I have not being able to get Hella 700FF/500FF. A dealer showed me Comet 500. Has anybody used them? What is the range for these? And what is the market price for a pair
Send a PM to Rhandle, he has Hella Comets on his Gurkha. I did gather that he was not very happy with them but you should check specifics with him.
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Any lamps which are above the level of the OE lamps are not allowed. Thus, the roof lights are definitely not legal. Bumper mounted lamps you may get away (depending on how the police in your city decide to treat them). For example, I'm told that Chandigarh cops are likely to pull you up even for bumper mounted lamps (unless, perhaps, you have the covers on & can convince them suitably).
Suman,

This is making me worried a little..

BTW, do you cover the hella lamps while driving normally ?

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Through my long distance trips and night driving on the highways, I have found the high beam of the Bolero inadequate in terms of range. Even though they light up the near area very well, long range visibility is a problem.

During my Ladakh trip, Rajiv Menon had Hella 300ff( i THINK) on his Scorpio but they also were a focused beam for lighting the edges. I also met an Army Team practicising for the Raid who were running Hella look-like beams on their Gypsy, which they said gives a 400 m beam ( He said it was 220 bucks Kasmiri Gate stuff).

I want to know from others which is the best auxiliary lamp for long range beam of atleast 200m.
Hi,

This calls for Light force lights. You should definitely get them. They are the best and come with variety of filers for fog and snow.
Ask any Off-Roading enthusiast and they will tell you about light force.
They are also a bit expensive but worth every peny.
I am doing a jeep and i have fixed light force lights on it.Will send you the link .
Check it.

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In most of the new cars provision is made on the front bumper for two additional lamps.I was told that these are not called additional drive lamps but "Kerb Lamps" by the Opel A.S.S. I got the dealer to install these Kerb Lamps on my Corsa. It cost Rs.4K at that time. I found that these are a big help in night driving as unlike the normal addl. drive lamps, they give a very good view of the left edge of the road.
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May we have the pictures of the install.
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Hey MileCruncher,

You can have a look at the Hella Micro DE range,they cost 5,500/- a pair and are readily available at the Reliance Auto Store in Tolichowki.

You can also place an order online, but the delivery time is 6 weeks, the Reliance guy claims the beam spread to be about 400 meters.

Hella India Shopping Site: ..:: Shop4hella.com


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Any lamps which are above the level of the OE lamps are not allowed. Thus, the roof lights are definitely not legal. Bumper mounted lamps you may get away (depending on how the police in your city decide to treat them). For example, I'm told that Chandigarh cops are likely to pull you up even for bumper mounted lamps (unless, perhaps, you have the covers on & can convince them suitably).
Actually sir, they'll most probably pull a car with such such lights only if it's not a Chandigarh, Panchkula or Mohali registered car since very rare to see a an SUV here which doesn't sport some sort of additional light system. And regarding the convincing part, it's not upto a person to do the convincing, it's upto Gandhiji tucked in the wallet.
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I have not being able to get Hella 700FF/500FF. A dealer showed me Comet 500. Has anybody used them? What is the range for these? And what is the market price for a pair
Mine are here http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post1584043
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Suman,

This is making me worried a little..

BTW, do you cover the hella lamps while driving normally ?

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I had 2 aux. driving lamps with automatic covers which opens when the lamps are switched on. Some idiot stole one of the covers and I had to remove the lamps.
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I had 2 aux. driving lamps with automatic covers which opens when the lamps are switched on. Some idiot stole one of the covers and I had to remove the lamps.
Can we have picture of those lamps please? Which make were they and all.
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I use Autopal auxillary lamps in my Scorpio. 4 of them, mounted on a bullbar. The previous owner had fitted them, so I have no clue about prices. They look great, and can really light up the road - don't know how much the throw is though, never measured. Have found them very useful during highway drives and the former owner tells me they served him very well while driving in the mountains.

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Can we have picture of those lamps please? Which make were they and all.

This will surely interest you

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post1586488


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Old 23rd November 2009, 21:11   #29
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Can we have picture of those lamps please? Which make were they and all.
The Lamps are made in Japan.
KAITO - 114-11241
I will upload pictures( minus the cover ) in a day or two.

I could get the covers made in metal.
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Default Where can I source original Hella Fog Lamps in Delhi-NCR

Hi Guys,

I am looking to install Hella Auxillary lights on my Scorpio. My drive is mostly on the Noida-Greater Noida expressway & during winter nights the fog is so intense that there is almost zero visibility even with 100/90 Philips Rally bulbs in the headlights. My wishlist - either a Rallye 700FF or Rallye3000 (please suggest if there are better lights than these)

Can anyone please suggest the good (trust worthy) dealer to source an original pair of Hella Fog lamps in Delhi-NCR -- in order of the most to least preferable locations -
  1. Noida
  2. Kashmere Gate
  3. South Delhi
  4. Karol Bagh
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