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Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 1:10 am 
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hi i brought some hella spotties and i was wondering if u connect them the same way as the fog lamps. if not does anybody know how to do it cause i lost the sheet that had the wiring diagram on it. scanned picture would be good if anyone has it.
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Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 1:13 am 
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If you want to use them as driving lights, they need to be spliced into your high beam circuit, rather than the park lamp circuit that would be used for fog lamps.

 

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Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 11:58 am 
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tomcolahan wrote:
If you want to use them as driving lights, they need to be spliced into your high beam circuit, rather than the park lamp circuit that would be used for fog lamps.


THats the legal way of doing it.

Last night driving home from Byron Bay drove about 2km thru fog. Cuz my lights are in my high beam circuit had to have the high beams on and annoyed all the truckies. So on and off went hte lights on the highway.
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Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 12:04 pm 
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Having your high beams on during fog will make visibility worse. It would have p****d everyone off as well. In fog you need low aimed light to shine under it, not into it. This is why fog lights are wired into your park lamp circuit, so you can have them on without other lights if need be.

Fog lights also need to be aimed completely differently to driving lights. Fog lights must be aimed LOW, so that they are functional, and are not aimed at the eyes of oncoming drivers.

Driving lights on the other hand must be aimed HIGH, at a similar height to your highbeams, so they light up the road ahead of you, which also means they are aimed at the eyes of oncoming drivers, hence why they must be switched with the high beams.

While there is very little physical difference between fog lights and driving lights, there are major functional and aim differences. You need to decide which one you require and set them up and operate them this way.

 

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Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 3:48 pm 
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tomcolahan wrote:
Having your high beams on during fog will make visibility worse. It would have p****d everyone off as well. In fog you need low aimed light to shine under it, not into it. This is why fog lights are wired into your park lamp circuit, so you can have them on without other lights if need be.

Fog lights also need to be aimed completely differently to driving lights. Fog lights must be aimed LOW, so that they are functional, and are not aimed at the eyes of oncoming drivers.

Driving lights on the other hand must be aimed HIGH, at a similar height to your highbeams, so they light up the road ahead of you, which also means they are aimed at the eyes of oncoming drivers, hence why they must be switched with the high beams.

While there is very little physical difference between fog lights and driving lights, there are major functional and aim differences. You need to decide which one you require and set them up and operate them this way.


The other differances are that fog lights must be mounted low in the front bar and mustn't exceed 55watts. Yellow fog lights can only be used during inclement weather, where clear ones can be used anytime, including day time.

 

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Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 5:54 pm 
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sorry to get off topic but does anyone know what sort and where to get some fog lights that fit in an EF falcon front bar???

 

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Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 11:46 pm 
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thanks guys, going to get it done for like $50 on fri cant be stuffed messing around. dont have any spare time to fit them myself. thanks for the suggestions though
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