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HID vs LED
« on: September 19, 2011, 08:22:57 PM »
I have no idea how much brighter the LED's are than the HID's in the open at night but in the shop the diff is WOW!!!!!!
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Re: HID vs LED
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2011, 08:30:53 PM »
Yep, LED's are like looking at the sun. That's why HID's are going to soon be a thing of the past. ;D ;D ;D

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Re: HID vs LED
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2011, 08:38:14 PM »
General consensus is that LEDs do a better job short range than HID re: Dispersion.  You can and will out run an LED.  It does not throw as far as an HID.  I dont think the Kragen HID's are all that when it comes to time to see.  So, that is not really a fair comparison.  Great for Rhinos, et al, not so good for a long travel car at 60mph +.  Think ACRO or other high end HID.  Stupid bright, stupid far. 

Most folks end up running a combo for that reason. 

My night vision is bad and with glare I just about give up anymore.   Somebody ever figures a good way to get the glare I would be happy.  On the next car there will be some serious forethough that goes into light placement, etc as that seems to be one ticket to reduce glare. 

For this car, maybe the next step is the amber lights for me.....  Seems if that was the bees knees one would see more of them.... 
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Re: HID vs LED
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2011, 08:41:56 PM »
BTW Fabr, as your car is not finished out yet re: color, etc - you can try some of the theories out. 

1.  Place the light bar at the mid point of the roof.  Let the roof act as a visor from your own light.  Get the light in front of your eyes
2.  Place some HID at the "B" Pillar or forward, again, seems to be good to leave your eyes dark looking into the light.  If your face is lit up, even just a bit, from your own lights, chances are you can benefit from placing your lights at a different location. 

Just food for thought. 
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Re: HID vs LED
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2011, 08:22:20 AM »
Mounting 2 6in Rigid LED's up front and 4 Baja Designs Fuego's on top mounted at the B pillar.

Anyone have small lights to light up left or right of the immediate front of the buggy?
You smell that?

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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2011, 06:02:32 PM »
Mounting 2 6in Rigid LED's up front and 4 Baja Designs Fuego's on top mounted at the B pillar.

Anyone have small lights to light up left or right of the immediate front of the buggy?
Yep, I have one 50W flood light mounted on each side of my car, rite in front of the rear wheels. They are shooting out on a 45* angle. 8) 8) 8)

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Re: HID vs LED
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2011, 07:05:23 PM »
Here's where they fit perfectly. Here's where they are going to stay. ;D ;D ;) ;) ;D ;D I may well put a couple of 4" flood LED's tho  up front shining to the sides.
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011, 05:34:29 PM »
Those lights look good! ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011, 06:09:20 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D Beats the shiot out of the bug eyes HID's. Actually they lit it up fine tho.
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
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Re: HID vs LED
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2011, 06:10:07 PM »
Those lights look good! ;D ;D ;D
Gotta do a F/G roof now.................................. ;) ;)
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Re: HID vs LED
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2011, 07:37:58 PM »
Looks good - like they were meant to be there.   They seemed to be placed pretty far forward, so glare might not be an issue.  Never really noticed the depth of your dash area before - mine is pretty shallow. 
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Re: HID vs LED
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2011, 08:13:13 PM »
Hey Fabr,  what air filter are you running?
You smell that?

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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2011, 08:53:32 PM »
Looks good - like they were meant to be there.   They seemed to be placed pretty far forward, so glare might not be an issue.  Never really noticed the depth of your dash area before - mine is pretty shallow.
Ya,they're plenty far enough forward to eliminate any glare to me. The HID's were fine and they were in the same place. Some people think that behind them is a good place. Not so as you pointed out unless the roof blocks the light from the cockpit..
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: HID vs LED
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2011, 08:56:52 PM »
Just doing a K&N but I'd rather have one of those centrifugal ones. Forget the name.  I might still mount one but the specs on one that is big enough for a busa is pretty bulky. Maybe I was misinterpreting the charts tho. I need to contact them to be sure. Just haven't had a spare second for so long i wouldn't know what to do with it. LOL!!!
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: HID vs LED
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2011, 09:02:50 PM »
Those lights look good! ;D ;D ;D
I think so but that's not why/how I got them. As yummi said ,they look like they were meant to be there.I couldn't have gotten luckier with the fit. Perfect fit ! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Sometimes I get lucky.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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