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Old 03-12-2007, 11:59 AM   #1
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HID fog visiblity

Hey all,
I am looking into purchasing 6000k HID for my foglights. I am wondering how much light output does it give out? I plan on driving on w/o the headlights on, just angel eyes and fogs. I know many of you already do that, just concerned over the amount of light on the road.

If someone could post a pic on how much ground it covers with JUST the fogs on..no projectors just regular mtech/mtechII fogs or rectangular ones too.

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Old 03-12-2007, 12:56 PM   #2
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i wouldn't suggest driving at night with just the fogs and angel eyes.
even though HID will be very bright, it still won't project enough light like your headlights would.
maybe around dusk or sundown would be fine... but after dark.. it's probably safer to use your headlights also.
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:57 PM   #3
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I have them. They do not do a damn thing but shine off of reflectors. They look really good though. Maybe if you were to get projector fogs it might work better.
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:28 PM   #4
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They're bright enough but it's just not safe because they're so low to the ground. Only do it at dusk, not when it's completely dark!
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at least in my area, driving with hid fogs and angel eyes is more than enough to be "safe". In fact, I would say my xenon fogs put out more light than my moms oem halogens on her 325Cic.

That being said, I wouldn't suggest JUST relying on them all the time.






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not legal to just drive with fog lights

there was a thread a while back on this, someone got pulled over and was complaining, and law says headlights for a reason... safety
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thanks for the response guys. I guess its mostly just for show then, I'll probably spend my money on something else for now!
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Fog lights are "auxiliary light" to headlights. Here in CA the law says that any aux light shall be in operation only when the headlights are on; i.e. driving with ONLY the fog lights at any time on a public road is illegal. My bro's Denali is factory set to only allow fogs on when the heads are on; of course we got that fixed. :-D
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