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undercover long range lights?

so i want a set of long range offroading lights for the truck. now i could get a bull bar or bumper or headache rack or something for the lights but i want to retain as much of the factory lines as i can and give the truck a nice clean look. now what im think is something like the 4 fog light set up above but maybe with small long range lights maybe like the LED lights. my main question is how powerful or truly long range are the LED lights? has anyone done something like that before other than with fog lights?
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undercover long range lights?

For a long range LED light I'd get the ones Hella makes. I believe it has a 600 foot range.
http://www.myhellalights.com/index.p...llye-4000-led/

If you want a driving light that'll flood a wide area in front of you get the LED light bar.

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No, no, no...

WAY too expensive (you're paying for the name)

WAY too BIG (what happened to undercover? they're nearly 10"!)

WAY too low output, 30w (you don't think my 180w "throws" more light? )

Light bars come in Flood & Spot too.
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Now that is AWESOME!! any idea how that would do through a billet grille? where did you get the HID headlights, do you likem?
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As I say in that post, this size is on eBay for @$250.

Don't think it's gonna do well, without the opening, in a "tighter" grille. You gotta get that light out somehow.

I've had it in for over a month now and Really Like it! It's Such an improvement, as a High Beam, over the slow-reacting HIDs...
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yeah i wouldnt think so. looks awesome though i might have to steal that idea from you!
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No, no, no...

WAY too expensive (you're paying for the name)

WAY too BIG (what happened to undercover? they're nearly 10"!)

WAY too low output, 30w (you don't think my 180w "throws" more light? )

Light bars come in Flood & Spot too.
Interesting, they come in spots? What range do they have.


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In my link, I talk about the Flood & Spot combos, Flood Only and Spot Only. It has to do with the reflectors I believe. I see the Spot called 30 degrees I think the Floods might be 60?
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It's all about the reflector with LED's. With any light really. I have an LED on my keychain that adjusts from a flood light, to a Super Mario Brothers spotlight. You know, World 8 where you can't see a thing, but the spotlight follows you? There is minimal bleed from the LED, so almost all energy is transferred at what you're pointing towards. It's a much clearer and more exact focus than the twist on a mag light. Those same LED's will barely light up the area in the immediate vicinity without the reflectors.

LED light bars are a "you get what you pay for", however, you can easily over pay for a name as well. Do some searching and reading and then come back at us with a specific model and I'm sure someone will have an educated opinion about it.

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