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high low beam offroad lights?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jjlaughner, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    Thinking about putting a push bar on the 2000 ZR2 and was thinking about some lights for the middle of the truck. I want to use these on the highway so they really need a high low setting like regular driving lights. Anyone know of a wiring trick or actual lights that use a high/low bulb?
     
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    You could wire the relay to your high beams so that when you switch to the low beam the lights will turn off. That way you can put any type lights on you want, cheapest solution I know.
     
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    Yeah, you could wire them to your high beam switch, but just don't let the law see them on at anytime while on the streets, even wired that way, it is still illegal, they are too bright for legal use on city/highway use. I know, i was stopped for something similar to this. Only got a warning, and i'm passing it along to you.

    I believe it's no brighter than 60 some watts for on road driving lights.
     
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    Yep thats why I'm wanting a low beam secondary light that also has a bright high beam, like a 2 stage toggle switch. I drive about 15 miles on backroads and about 20 miles on the highway to work at 6am and home at 7pm so its dark both directions.
     
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    In Cali you can wire them into your highbeams and use them as you would a normal highbeam. I read an article in Offroad several years ago (I might still have the article) that talked about a case in northern Cali where someone was ticketed for uncovered offroad lights. The person took it to court and won his case. The article sited the case so if you're ever ticketed you could fight it and win. It may not be worth all the time but at least it's there. I've wired mine into the highbeam and I've never been bothered.
     
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    If you wire them into your high beams, PLEASE use a relay to protect your circuits.
     
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    I have the dual beam Warn lights. They come prewired with switches and relays. Very nice. Not a single problem with them for the last year.

    Dan

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    Oh thank God, Dan Dribble is here to pimp his pics!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Lights, what lights? Two words...SCHA WING
     

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