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Old 06-30-2011, 10:32 AM
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EDIT:Here is a sample light pattern on what each type of light does:
With this pattern comparison in mind, what's the preferred off-road light type? For example, on forrest service roads and trails would you want fogs, driving or the long-range light pattern?
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:47 PM
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for that you want a combo of both. long and wide.

thats what she said.
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With this pattern comparison in mind, what's the preferred off-road light type? For example, on forrest service roads and trails would you want fogs, driving or the long-range light pattern?
companies like hella have beam patterns called a Euro beam. similar to a driving light, it projects a fair distance but also has a good spread side to side. Euro = driving beam.
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they blanket more at a greater distance
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:57 PM
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bottom right hella is a bit higher
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:59 PM
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yea i havent reaimed those ones in a while. and after my.. well jump incident, theyre probably off.
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With this pattern comparison in mind, what's the preferred off-road light type? For example, on forrest service roads and trails would you want fogs, driving or the long-range light pattern?
If you are going to pick only one, I would go with off road lights. Mount them as high as you can for better distance. If you can afford to go with a combination, fog lights for the wider light pattern and off road lights for the range.

Fog lights should be mounted as low as possible to under cut inclement weather. They are a short range light anyway, so mounting them higher will be of little advantage.

If you decide to go for broke and get all three, mount the driving lights low too so you don't blind on coming traffic.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:18 AM
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If you are going to pick only one, I would go with off road lights. Mount them as high as you can for better distance. If you can afford to go with a combination, fog lights for the wider light pattern and off road lights for the range.

Fog lights should be mounted as low as possible to under cut inclement weather. They are a short range light anyway, so mounting them higher will be of little advantage.

If you decide to go for broke and get all three, mount the driving lights low too so you don't blind on coming traffic.
ive kinda got that setup, minus the fogs. my off road ones are high, and my driving ones arent too low, but theyre headlight level.
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ive kinda got that setup, minus the fogs. my off road ones are high, and my driving ones arent too low, but theyre headlight level.
If you have them aimed correctly, you're probably all right. There's just a better chance for glare the higher up you go.
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If you are going to pick only one, I would go with off road lights. Mount them as high as you can for better distance. If you can afford to go with a combination, fog lights for the wider light pattern and off road lights for the range.

Fog lights should be mounted as low as possible to under cut inclement weather. They are a short range light anyway, so mounting them higher will be of little advantage.

If you decide to go for broke and get all three, mount the driving lights low too so you don't blind on coming traffic.
"off road" is the type of light. there are still multiple beam patterns for off road lights.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:32 AM
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like LEDs and HID
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"off road" is the type of light. there are still multiple beam patterns for off road lights.
Incorrect. Off road lights have a clear lens with no refracting properties. You might be thinking of utility light like what is on a tractor. That is a completely different animal for a different purpose.
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Incorrect. Off road lights have a clear lens with no refracting properties. You might be thinking of utility light like what is on a tractor. That is a completely different animal for a different purpose.
Incorrect. There is spot pattern and fog pattern Offroad lights. (otherwise known as pencil, driving, wide, etc)
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Incorrect. Off road lights have a clear lens with no refracting properties. You might be thinking of utility light like what is on a tractor. That is a completely different animal for a different purpose.
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Incorrect. There is spot pattern and fog pattern Offroad lights. (otherwise known as pencil, driving, wide, etc)
this. "off road" lights are just a marketing name. they're all auxiliary lights, and have different beam patterns to suit people's needs.
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