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Need Advice: Widening vision at night

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by 2020 TRD Sport, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. Mar 1, 2020 at 11:18 PM
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    2020 TRD Sport

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    Coming around sharp turns in the pitch black mountains, I often can’t see what I’m turning in to. What are products or advice you’d recommend to widen my vision in the pitch dark.
     
  2. Mar 2, 2020 at 12:01 AM
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    empty_lord

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    ditch lights would be something to look into. just cant leave them on and blind others.
     
  3. Mar 2, 2020 at 12:58 AM
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    thanks! Currently looking at Cali raised lights
     
  4. Mar 2, 2020 at 1:09 AM
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    I have a set of pods for sale if you do Cali raised
     
  5. Mar 2, 2020 at 1:13 AM
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    Quick & least expensive fix:

    you can change the fog light bulb to LED (typically have much higher lumens than OEM) and it will scatter the light. Just use it in the mountains otherwise it may bother other drivers.

    The OEM fog lights are useless anyway so you won't be missing anything. you can see the sides much better with LED bulb (in old housing) but it won't be as good as ditch lights but will be a quick/cheap option.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2020 at 1:15 AM
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    Ah love the idea. Looking into it right now. Thanks!
     
  7. Mar 2, 2020 at 1:22 AM
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    message me more info?
     
  8. Mar 2, 2020 at 1:26 AM
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    LED bulbs used in incandescent housing will scatter the light.
    Also make sure you research H11 vs. H16 compatibility ... iirc, there are some threads here about it. I think Tundra takes H16 and H11 may not be %100 compatible but I'm not sure. Just research some before buying the LED.
    Also either halogen or hid can melt the housing but LEDs are ok. Another research for you in case you got interested in hid ... lol
     
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  9. Mar 2, 2020 at 1:38 AM
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    i reeeeally appreciate this info. I’ll look into the h11 vs 16s right now
     
  10. Mar 2, 2020 at 1:44 AM
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    I have @Caliraisedled ditch lights on @brimy311 brackets.
    It is exactly what you would want for a start. After that, a full LED light bar with a wider pattern would be step two.
     
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  11. Mar 2, 2020 at 5:06 AM
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    I have a lot of dark roadways where I live and a lot of deer. Bought the Sport SS3 Fogs and they are street legal. I can see 10’ on each side of the tree lawn area.

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  12. Mar 2, 2020 at 7:13 AM
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    I just replaced my oem LED fogs with these in the yellow version to help with rain/snow/dust visibility and they are a great improvement. I can now see even further out to the sides and they have no ill effect for oncoming drivers.
     
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    I have CaliraisedLED fog light kit that I'm eventually going to be selling, if you're looking into that
     
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    Diode Dynamic SS3 PRO fog lights are incredible
     
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    DD SS3 Pro. Doesn’t get any better.

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    Thank you all so much for your help! I decided to get DD SS3s. I can’t decide on amber or not...
     
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    I'd recommend Amber!
     
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    What he said
     
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    Amber ! SS3 and your good
     
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    Which pattern is best for fog pocket?
     
  23. Apr 28, 2021 at 9:28 AM
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    A fog pattern...
     
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  25. Apr 28, 2021 at 8:49 PM
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    Yep, so for BD lights like Squadron Pro, does Fog= Wide Cornering or Work/Scene
     
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    I have the Baja Designs Squadron Sport Wide Cornering lights.
    I use them when it is foggy and raining hard.
    No problem with head on traffic as well.
     

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