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Installing LEDs on a 110

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Riddle me this...Lumen Wonder; Can old Hella lights be converted to HID and can the old plastic lenses handle the heat?
Do you have contacts in the world of luminocity where one may avail himself with such apparatuses?

hope you can help me iluminate the road to Baja

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Riddle me this...Lumen Wonder; Can old Hella lights be converted to HID and can the old plastic lenses handle the heat?
Do you have contacts in the world of luminocity where one may avail himself with such apparatuses?

hope you can help me iluminate the road to Baja


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cool, I'll bring them to Mexxis, stop by when you can will discuss further then.

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No problem.

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Riddle me this...Lumen Wonder; Can old Hella lights be converted to HID and can the old plastic lenses handle the heat?
Do you have contacts in the world of luminocity where one may avail himself with such apparatuses?

hope you can help me iluminate the road to Baja


I would have paid to hear these words flowing fluidly forth from your masked maw.

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Yeah I'll only help you if that is recorded in your voice Enrique.

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"Lumen Wonder". HAHAHAHAHA!!!!



I bought a pair of LED H1 replacements... They were about as bright as "angel eyes" type drls.... Not great. Happy to share if interested, but prolly quicker to order from ebay ;-)


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I'm pretty sure he asked for HID not LED. LED lamps haven't caught up yet. The ones that have are really over priced. Go figure.

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Very nice. Not sure if I want a 20 inch on my bullbar or 40 inch on my rack.

Do you need a cover for the lightbars up high? I know it is required for large circular lights in CA.
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Very nice. Not sure if I want a 20 inch on my bullbar or 40 inch on my rack.

Do you need a cover for the lightbars up high? I know it is required for large circular lights in CA.


I thought of this, Ted. Don't know. However, I am more likely to be ticketed for blinding drivers than not have the bar covered. I could have gone with a 50" up there, but the amount of light that comes off that bar is ridiculous. LEDram is SO proud.

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Here's my $0.02 on large forward facing lights on your roof rack. I paid a fair sum of money and spent many hours descretly running wires and switches for my lights, and I rarely use them. The reasons are, 1. It's not legal to use them on the road in CA and intact you are supposed to keep them covered. I suppose if I were to find myself in a road out in the middle of nowhere I could take the covers off and run them but I rarely do. 2. When I would want to use them is on the trail at night. But as I've gotten older wheeling late into the night has become less attractive AND I rarely hit any trail alone and usually am not in front. So if I did run the lights I blind the guy in front of me or my spotter and he's always asking me to turn them off.

I suppose if I ran at night on the dunes or led the way on dirt roads instead of rocky trails I might use them more. Just a couple of things to think about I wish I would have known before jumping in.

I have to say though, they do look cool and that counts for something.

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You are right on all counts. I will not cover the bar, mostly because I don't like regulations, and will take my chances there. The "just-in-case" factor took hold with me. And LEDram is a good salesman.

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Honestly if a police officer pulls you over for not having a cover on your lights you should say that's because you really have nothing better to do today. Yes legally you need covers for your lights. I don't know the law that well but I don't think it matters if it's up high or on your bumper. Simple fix would be to point the light away from traffic when not used. If that really worries you that is. In my case I have never been pulled over for uncovered lights. There are plenty of other things that bored cop can ticket you for. Technically any modified vehicle is illegal. Lifted, bigger tires, etc. So try your luck and get the biggest light bar you can get.

I would go with the 40 on top. If your going to spend the money do it right. Your never going to regret it. Ask Barron and Mark.

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I don't worry about covering my HID lights here in the bay Area. It's when you're out in the middle of no where when the local po-po will stop you for uncovered lights.

I'm pretty sure Colin got busted once for uncovered lights.

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If yo are running "Fog" lens on the front bumper (between a certain height) you are fine to keep them uncovered and may use them assuming they are aimed correctly. Above that height (26" or something like that....) they are supposed to be covered or non operable from inside the cabin. I do not have a cover for my light bar and thus don't cover it. Like Grif, I'm not a fan of the regs anyway and do occasionally flip them/it on when alone on a dark road etc... That's just be being an idiot.. However, I agree with Jason that actual NEED is limited, I was really glad to have them on the way in to White Rock as it got very dark while on the trail heading in and the light bar, while it may not throw as far as the Hellas/HIDs, it sure lit up everything I needed to see ;-)

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The side lights and rear lights I use way more often. Those I thinks are priceless and will eventually put more.

How much current does one of those 40" bars draw?

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well, after a couple days with the truck I have successfully started a fire in the neighbor's yard and singed a possum that dared to pass in front of me. if I never need or use the lights again, it's all good.

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The side lights and rear lights I use way more often. Those I thinks are priceless and will eventually put more.

How much current does one of those 40" bars draw?


Yes side lights are great for camping. The light bar uses about 240 watts. Not bad for the amount of output. I used a relay for both sets.

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Wow that's 20 amps. Not leaving that thing on for long while the trucks off

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Actually that didn't do anything to my truck. I have left it on for about an hour with no issues. With the truck off that is. Using my stereo with a 700 watt amp.




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