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Old 06-18-2013, 10:54 AM   #6151
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Has anyone played with these?

http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...rk-light/1508/

Output wise they seem very similar to the SR-M2, though surely leave some build quality to be desired over the Rigid's. I'll probably pick a couple up to mess with.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:48 PM   #6152
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not those...but I do hase a 2" 10w lamp....it's solid as fffff and nice and bright. Wiring from the body out is great too. It's basically a visionX lamp minus the logo...has the same expandability too.

Having said that I am sure it's not bad, but likely will lack useful reach. It'd probably be a good supplementary lamp, for hitting the sides of the roads or cornering.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #6153
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not those...but I do hase a 2" 10w lamp....it's solid as fffff and nice and bright. Wiring from the body out is great too. It's basically a visionX lamp minus the logo...has the same expandability too.

Having said that I am sure it's not bad, but likely will lack useful reach. It'd probably be a good supplementary lamp, for hitting the sides of the roads or cornering.
Thanks for the info!
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:08 AM   #6154
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mounted my hella 500ffs the other day. I'm pretty pleased with the look, not sure about the output yet tho. I'm still toying with it
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:43 AM   #6155
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Has anyone played with these?

http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...rk-light/1508/

Output wise they seem very similar to the SR-M2, though surely leave some build quality to be desired over the Rigid's. I'll probably pick a couple up to mess with.
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not those...but I do hase a 2" 10w lamp....it's solid as fffff and nice and bright. Wiring from the body out is great too. It's basically a visionX lamp minus the logo...has the same expandability too.

Having said that I am sure it's not bad, but likely will lack useful reach. It'd probably be a good supplementary lamp, for hitting the sides of the roads or cornering.

man...I got that rigid 6" and I don't think its enough...and for $208??

imma git me a one of these 6" oval in spot and throw it on with the rigid and see what's up with that I think......for $44 shipped after finding a 5% off coupon...meh...if it sucks I can use it as a back up light

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Old 07-13-2013, 07:58 PM   #6156
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:14 PM   #6157
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Installed 2 dually flood pattern lights today. Might end up moving them somewhere else though...

They're so light and small I just mounted them straight to the bumper with a big washer underneath, and wedged under the bumper beam. No shake, and they're pretty damn bright.

Pics are bad and don't do them justice, but I'm happy with them.....think I still want more lighting though.
First one is just the high beams, second is high beams + the dually's.



The Hellas aren't even on in these pics because at this point they don't do much lol.

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Old 07-17-2013, 11:26 PM   #6158
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yeah...duallys aren't bad....but not enough....and since I switched to led bars...I'll only want halogens for looks
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:33 PM   #6159
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ill only want halogens for looks
That's literally the only reason I'm keeping the Hellas....they just get overpowered by the headlights and LED's now.

I think eventually ill replace the Hellas with 2 of these:
Skip to 55 sec.

Edit 2: ....or maybe 2, 6" sr-series bars.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:58 AM   #6160
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Ok, got a few questions about the dually's:

1. It came with a 15 amp fuse and I accidentally blew it lol.....touched the hot wire to the ground terminal on the switch.
Can I use a 5 amp fuse instead?
....per lamp, they use 1.45 amps, so 5 amp fuse should be plenty right?

2. The connector (grey and black) from the lights to the rest of the harness.....is it waterproof??
It has that orange rubber stuff which makes it seem watertight.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:53 AM   #6161
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Yes, that connector is waterproof.

And you should be able to use a 5 amp assuming they don't immediately blow it on startup (inrush current). Worst that'll happen is you pop the 5 amp fuse and need a 10 or 15.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:36 AM   #6162
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Yes, that connector is waterproof.

And you should be able to use a 5 amp assuming they don't immediately blow it on startup (inrush current). Worst that'll happen is you pop the 5 amp fuse and need a 10 or 15.
Well I put in the 5 amp and the inrush didn't blow it, so I guess it works. My multimeter doesn't work for DC amperage so I can't check the exact draw.
I'll probably throw in a 10 amp when I get home.....just as soon as I find the bag of fuses I had laying around.

I also just moved the switch this morning. I had it above the change holder/fuse box, next to my switch for the Hellas.....but since the Dually's are so bright I need to be able to switch them off quickly, so I don't blind people.

Didn't have much room for it here, any more to the right and I would start hitting stuff under the center console, and the wires would be more crammed.

Doesn't look the best, but these lights are for pure function at night, so looks don't matter.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:12 PM   #6163
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Ok, I got another question, this time about my hella lighting circuit.

They are wired completely independent, and to their own switch.....but they ONLY work if atleast the parking lights are turned on (switching to headlights keeps them on also).
If the parking lights are off and I flip the switch for the Hellas, they don't come on.

Why do the parking lights need to be on?

I actually like this way better, so i can't accidentally leave them on. I'm just trying to understand how and why they work like this.

I have power coming right from the battery, and the ground is taken from the screw/bolt holding down the fuse box.
This screw:

Does it have something to do with the ground being where it is?

I want to move my ground for the Rigid's to the same place to have the same effect.....currently I just followed their instructions and connected both hot and ground to the battery, and I have a feeling ill forget to turn them off one night.....

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Old 07-18-2013, 12:43 PM   #6164
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Ok, I got another question, this time about my hella lighting circuit.

They are wired completely independent, and to their own switch.....but they ONLY work if atleast the parking lights are turned on (switching to headlights keeps them on also).
If the parking lights are off and I flip the switch for the Hellas, they don't come on.

I have power coming right from the battery, and the ground is taken from the screw/bolt holding down the fuse box.


They work perfectly fine but I just don't understand why at least the parking lights have to be on?

I actually like this way better, so i can't accidentally leave them on. I'm just trying to understand how and why they work like this.

I want to move my ground for the Rigid's to the same place to have the same effect.....currently I just followed their instructions and connected both hot and ground to the battery, and I have a feeling ill forget to turn them off one night.....
using that screw as a ground has zero things to do with the lights turning off when the parking lights are off...

For the switch you used, you probably pulled the power from something that uses the parking lights.
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:21 PM   #6165
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using that screw as a ground has zero things to do with the lights turning off when the parking lights are off...

For the switch you used, you probably pulled the power from something that uses the parking lights.
Edit:
Nevermind I'm dumb....forgot where the other switch wire went. It went behind a blank switch cover and connects to something that gets power when the parking lights are on, and is only visible if I take both the switch out and the correct blank cover out.

Forgetting about the 3rd switch wire really confused me. I was making my own head explode trying to imagine the circuit with only 2 wires on the switch.

I'm good with AC circuits but DC.....no so much lolol.

Now I just need a wire from my Rigid switch to the same place my Hella switch goes and all will be good.

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Old 07-19-2013, 12:50 AM   #6166
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My bro just ordered this for my birthday!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/321154519972...S:3160&vxp=mtr
Planning to fit this to my lower grille area
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:27 PM   #6167
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My bro just ordered this for my birthday!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/321154519972...S:3160&vxp=mtr
Planning to fit this to my lower grille area
Invisilink!!!
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Invisilink!!!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/321142423288?redirect=mobile

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Old 07-21-2013, 06:57 PM   #6169
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:41 PM   #6170
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Just recently retrofitted my Bugeye with projectors and HIDS. I went with the painted black trim and gatling shrouds. heres what it looks like:





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Old 07-29-2013, 03:55 PM   #6171
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Here is my go at it - home made bar to hold a pair of Hella 500's with 100 watt bulbs. Its a cosmetic only bumper guard, as in wouldnt protect anything in an accident, but is plenty sturdy for the lights. I found the original bulbs under impressive so have some cheap 100W ones in. Much better. Put a 3-way rocker switch in the dead spot next to the cruise control power. One direction allows these to turn on when the brights come on, killing the normal lights to be legal in states that allow only 4 front lights on. The other way turns them on all the time.

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Old 07-29-2013, 05:42 PM   #6172
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...do you have lumber tied to your spoiler??

EDIT: found one of your other posts, I see you have some sort of rack on there. Interesting!
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:48 PM   #6173
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I have a question for all the Auxiliary Lighting aficionados in this thread. I own a MY02 WRX and am considering upgrading my OEM Fog Lights for something with a larger housing that will offer a higher light output with a wider and longer light spread than what the OEM Fog Lights offer. I would prefer that they fit inside the recessed area in the front bumper, but I could fabricate a bracket so that they would sit in front of said recessed area. I know that the go to upgrade are the Hella 500FF's, but I'm wondering if there are any other alternatives that offer a higher light output with a wider and longer light spread. Any help or recommendations will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-30-2013, 12:26 AM   #6174
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:35 AM   #6175
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I have a question for all the Auxiliary Lighting aficionados in this thread. I own a MY02 WRX and am considering upgrading my OEM Fog Lights for something with a larger housing that will offer a higher light output with a wider and longer light spread than what the OEM Fog Lights offer. I would prefer that they fit inside the recessed area in the front bumper, but I could fabricate a bracket so that they would sit in front of said recessed area. I know that the go to upgrade are the Hella 500FF's, but I'm wondering if there are any other alternatives that offer a higher light output with a wider and longer light spread. Any help or recommendations will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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hella used to make a bracket that would allow you to put a ff1000 in the stock fog light location. The driving beam on those is pretty awesome. Of course those are hard to find these days. Can't get them for cheap from rallylights.com anymore.

Do you want a fog or driving pattern?
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