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Old 24th July 2021, 18:48   #286
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Re: Auxiliary Lamps

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I have a i10 with factory fitted headlamp bulbs.

I want to change my head light bulbs to much brighter ones and plan to add fog lamps down as there is provision for.

Please advice which brand of bulbs and the wattage recommended. Maybe later I will add a LED bar.
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I have a i10 with factory fitted headlamp bulbs.

I want to change my head light bulbs to much brighter ones and plan to add fog lamps down as there is provision for.

Please advice which brand of bulbs and the wattage recommended. Maybe later I will add a LED bar.
You can try any 90/100watt bulb but be sure to use a headlight relay harness when fitting them. Do keep checking for reflector damage after the first few runs.

LED bars are good for flashing only. They are very poor in lighting up the road under rainy or foggy weather.

You can try any halogen aux lamps for better visibility, especially on the highways.
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Pop out LED bar Hella 350 installed in a Scorpio.
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Re: Auxiliary Lamps

Greetings,
I Need expert advice from senior members please.
I'm planning to install auxillary led spot lamps on my Polo for the rains as well as upcoming winter season (Will be used only to illuminate the road, not to blind the oncoming traffic)
Unfortunately I'm unable to find any guidance anywhere.
Can experts please share their valuable suggestions for the appropriate location and tips for the fog lamps installation on Polo.
Thanks in advance.
Note: I have attached the lamps I intend to use.
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Greetings,
I Need expert advice from senior members please.
I'm planning to install auxillary led spot lamps on my Polo for the rains as well as upcoming winter season (Will be used only to illuminate the road, not to blind the oncoming traffic)
Unfortunately I'm unable to find any guidance anywhere.
I am using similar lamps on my car. I have fitted them as indicated in the attached photos. You will need to spend a lot of time adjusting the angle in the vertical plane to get proper illumination that does not blind the oncoming traffic and yet helps in your driving. I have found that dipping the beam by around -5 to -10 degrees so that the maximum light is in the range of 30-50 feet is best for mixed driving.
If you want very long throws go in for halogen pencil beam spot lights only.
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I am using similar lamps on my car. I have fitted them as indicated in the attached photos. You will need to spend a lot of time adjusting the angle in the vertical plane to get proper illumination that does not blind the oncoming traffic and yet helps in your driving. I have found that dipping the beam by around -5 to -10 degrees so that the maximum light is in the range of 30-50 feet is best for mixed driving.
If you want very long throws go in for halogen pencil beam spot lights only.
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Thank you for the prompt reply.
I will get them installed and update.
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Greetings,
I Need expert advice from senior members please.
I'm planning to install auxillary led spot lamps on my Polo for the rains as well as upcoming winter season (Will be used only to illuminate the road, not to blind the oncoming traffic)
Unfortunately I'm unable to find any guidance anywhere.
Can experts please share their valuable suggestions for the appropriate location and tips for the fog lamps installation on Polo.
Thanks in advance.
Note: I have attached the lamps I intend to use.
These lamps are very poor in performance. If you are looking for better lighting without opting for halogens then try the allextreme ones.
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LEDs are easy to mount because of their low weight. Their performance in rain or fog is too poor and we need halogens if we are planning to use them under those conditions.
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These lamps are very poor in performance. If you are looking for better lighting without opting for halogens then try the allextreme ones.
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LEDs are easy to mount because of their low weight. Their performance in rain or fog is too poor and we need halogens if we are planning to use them under those conditions.
Greetings,
Thank you for the advice.
That exactly is the reason I'm still dilly dallying and postponing the installation.
Not yet able to decide which are the better ones.
Stay safe. Drive safe.
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These lamps are very poor in performance. If you are looking for better lighting without opting for halogens then try the allextreme ones.
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LEDs are easy to mount because of their low weight. Their performance in rain or fog is too poor and we need halogens if we are planning to use them under those conditions.
A word of warning - LED lamps are a poor substitute for Halogens because their light contains a wide range of wavelengths that scatter when they hit fog or rain droplets. Expect only worse performance with the phony fog lamps with white LED using a yellow tinted covering.

Halogens have a more limited wavelengths in their light output therefore more suited for this application. Their light output is also naturally yellow in the 2600-4200k color temperature range depending on which bulb you buy. The only downside is power efficiency and heat output. Donít waste your money on LED only to suffer poor visibility in the next rains.
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Imported a 14 inch LED bar from STEDI Australia for the Duster. 4 Flood + 16 Spot + 4 Flood reflector distribution pushes the wide beam out at 50į and spot beam at 5.8į all the way to staggering 1 lux @ 514m as claimed by them. Has the option to be taken off when not in use with the help of 2 anti theft nuts. Till now have just setup the mount after a lot of R&D without making any holes/touching the crossmember. The wiring and final setup will be done this week.
What did the ST4K 14" light bar cost
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Re: Auxiliary Lamps

I have installed Hella compact 3003 on my safari storme. The height of the aux lamps are below the headlights as I had read somewhere once that they should be always positioned below the OEM headlights.
Recently, I was stopped for the first time by traffic cops in last 8 years of installation stating they are not allowed. Can someone share some insights on this and also the link to the article/law which would help in any justifications in future.
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Can someone share some insights on this and also the link to the article/law which would help in any justifications in future.
I too am looking for the same, I am planning Spiti valley in June with my Bolero Neo, and want to upgrade the lights, but a friend suggested to upgrade the headlamps and fog lamps as in Shimla cops are breaking the aux lamps
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Re: Auxiliary Lamps

Hi bhpians,

I just got a Seltos HTX IVT and it has a set of white LEDs which are okay in dry conditions - but disperse like crazy when in rain and fog.

Iíll be doing a 8000 KM road trip in the upcoming month and Iíd like to be improve the visibility by adding aux lights. Iíve the following questions or doubts, request folks to help me here
  1. Legality (I reside in Bangalore, will be travelling pan India). E.g will RTO or police stop me even if Iíve covers.
  2. How to make sure they donít blind oncoming users? Iím assuming low height and turned to a degree downward would help.
  3. What temperature? Iím assuming lower the better since it doesnít disperse
  4. What technology- assuming 100W halogen would suffice for most road usage. I do not intend to off-road.
  5. What beam? Pencil, spot or something else?
  6. Which brand? Iíve seen Hellas majorly or Stedi
  7. What kind? Round halogens mounted on front grille on chassis bolts or light bars?

Intention is to light up the road during rains so that I can drive safely.

PS - If Iíve to choose lights between rain vs fog, Iíd choose lights which help me in rain more than fog.
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