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Bumper Lights help....

I know NOTHING about lights so bare with me I have read through the threads, and there is so much info, it's hard to figure out what is the best option.

I have had the below bumper modified for 4 - 4" light selves.

Here is my question. Should I go with to fog and two bright driving lights or all 4 bright driving lights. I was thinking I could wire the fogs back up to the factory wiring, then add a new harness and switch for the driving lights.

Any advice on brands and configurations would be greatly appreciated!!!!!



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do 4 driving lights, fog lights are just lights which are aimed down (or supposed to be) to bounce off the pavement and then the light beam bounces in between the fog and the pavement. so wire up as bright as light as you want, aim 2 normal and 2 down a tinge.
would want all 4 to look the same for the best look right.

i think on your truck it would look really cool to have all the bumper lights used as fog lights and then put two big 12" driving lights off your light bar

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Steve6L...Thanks, what brands are dependable and should I be looking at LED or HID? Should I wire them up on the same switch or separate switches?

I also have this rear bumper, what kind of lights would be best for this?


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I would definately go led. Use way less power and IMO and also by facts put out more light then HID. I would use led all around, and if I remember properly 6 led lights will use less power then 1 hid, therefore you could say light up a party or campsite for a long time not having to worry about batteries dieing. I would put al the lights on seperate switches so that you can turn them on as you please. Yah its cool to go in reverse and have lights but switch is way more handy. (say the ******* in the civic is tailgating you at night)
It's all prefrence but I would use square ones up front and then round in the back. You got a beefy square front bumper why not keep the "rigid" look

This newer brand rigid industries has some really cool lights, and if you do a little research they tourturing tested them, awesome videos.
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The top brand for led lighting right now I would say is visionx and it looked as if you wanted to go with round? They have a lot more shapes. So it's up to you.
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I assume since the sleeves are round I would need round lights.....I think...but I could go with square on the light bar...Thanks for the advice!!


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WOW LEDs are expensive!!!


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Haha hid's are $100 just for 2 bulbs that's not including housings.
Go to your local performance shop and see what the owner can get you a deal on the vision x for should be able to get 4 for 500


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