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LIGHTING

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mudober, Feb 21, 2002.

  1. mudober

    mudober Registered Member

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    I currently have a set of Warn SBD210 lights with the high low beam feature.They dont seem bright enought for me.
    Does anyone have them KC- or other brands of rectangled lights& how are they?
    Thanks for your thoughts
     
  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    The real KC Daylighters, with the sealed beam bulb that's rated at something like 385,000 candlepower each are bright! They are also not street legal, by any stretch of the imagination. Cibie also makes some monster lights that are very popular with the rally racing crowd.

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  3. BlueKnight

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    im running fully modded dick cepek super off roaders with 150 watt bulb replacements. I also have a set of JC 6x9 daylighters with 130 watt bulbs. They are bright. its like the sun came on

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  4. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i run the "real" kc daylighters and they are BRIGHT.

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    wakedog 1/2 ton status

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    Lightforce all the way, some where around 700,000 candle power!!

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    donimator 1/2 ton status

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    I have two KC Day lighters, and They are Way Bright. I can't believe them. They are about $45.00 each though.

    73 3/4 ton Chevy. 383 stroker, TH350, NP 205, 14bolt FF(Detroit), Dana 44(limited Slip), 6in. lift, 36x 14.5 super swampers
     
  7. Grim-Reaper

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    RobZilla has a set of those and I thought they were pretty good. never heard a complaint out of him about them. Maybe the problem is not the lights but the power source.
    Where are you tapped into the electrical system for these buggers? If your tagged at the fuse box then your proably having a voltage drop.
    Where are you ground off of? Ground at the core suports sometimes are not that good. Ground at the frame are not great either unless you have run a new ground strap from battery to either of them.

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  8. Seventy4Blazer

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    i like the Pro Comp 8'' 130 watt lights. they are bright and if you get them in black not to expensive.
    also the KD day lighters are nice. i run 4 ov them. 3 in the front ad on in the back. along with my cheap 30 dollar lights from wall amrt on the side i have all the light i need.
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  9. txbartman

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    Yeah, first I would check your wiring. You want as little wire from the power source and the light itself. Also, are you using a switch supporting all the current? Or are you using a switch to throw a relay?

    I run 4 Procomp 5x7 100s and 2 ProComp 8" 130s. I like them a lot. I have enough lighting for a small town many times! Checked them all last night getting ready for a big run and damn near burned out my g/f's retina! That means they are ready to go!

    I also use a pair of ProComp 100s for side lighting (one on each side) and a pair of 55W ProComp driving lights for reverse. I like the ProComps because of their pricing. And, while most of my lights are new, one set of my 5x7s are 8 years old. Never had the slightest hint of a problem with them!

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