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post #1 of 18 Old 09-20-2009, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Fog Lights: HID or Halogen?

I'm looking to get some 2500k-3000k bulbs for my fogs to match up with the 8000k HID low and 3000k halogen fog setup that I have on my Integra. I know that HIDs have a lot more light output than stock halogen lights but my question is will that much more light output really matter with the amount of light the foglights actually produce? In other words will the price of HIDs in the fogs be worth getting rather than some xenon filled yellow h10 bulbs for a fraction of the price? Any help will be much appreciated.
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i have a set of 4500k hids in my fogs and it made a pretty nice improvment, i havnt upgraded my headlights to HID's yet though. my winshield is tinted 20% and i can def tell a difrence over the bulbs i had in my foglights before the HID's tho

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my winshield is tinted 20%
where you live?

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6000k hids - will blind you in the fog
3000k hids - will cut right through the fog!


20% in your front windsheild ?!?
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i live in sc, i wear glasses and hate having to switch back and forth to perscription sunglasses. and the only time i ever have any trouble is when its pouring down rain and i dont have my fog lights on. i will post a picture tomorrow it really doesnt seem that dark to me, the guy that did mine had a h2 with every window done in 5% including the windsheild... now that was dark!!!!

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heres a quick pic between my stock bulb and the HID buld i have 4300k in the fogs


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oh and for those wondering about the tint on the front here is a quick pic of it, kinda hard to see with the reflections from the trees over my driveway but you can kinda make out my gauge pod and a yellow microfiber i had laying on the dash


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with how inexpensive HID kits are these days i would just get them. i put 8000K in my headlights and fogs. I put a set of 8000K headlights and 3000K fogs in my bosses Hummer H3.
The 3000K yellow color looks cool depending on the vehicle and work very nice. they are extremely bright as well. These are a couple poor pictures as it was back when i first got my camera and didn't know what i was doing, but it gives you an idea....Oh and tinted windshields... The shop i work at is a detailing/window tinting shop. everything i own and have ever owned has the windshield tinted along with everything else!



It's not a ford, but you get the idea. it's not too bad for what it is, 20" wheels with some Nitto Mud Grapplers! This truck has 35% black on the windshield as well

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yeah i dont like driving anything without a tinted windsheild after i got use to mine, and your right i only paid 60 bucks shipped for my hid fogs and couldnt be happier im going to put a set in my headlights when i get some new light

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oh btw the hummer looks awesome, my buddy that did my windsheild just sold his h2 SUT a while back with 28's on it not functional but it looked pretty damn good LOL

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