Halogen Fog lights, HID lights or LED lights??

4,087
11
Joined Oct 6, 2008
i just got some Pilot PL-4200B High Power Halogen Driving Lamps and was wondering if these lights are even any good.. i always hear of people only buying HIDS or LEDS. ive never heard anything about halogen lights. So NT my question to you is, which of the 3 lights are brighter and last longer?
 
8,573
1,145
Joined Jun 5, 2008
never knew what was what and why each is better... Anyone care to explain?
 
578
10
Joined Jul 20, 2008
Its all about projectors or halos on your cars. Good cars already come with them, ex. Escalade has projector headlights and Led tail lights.
 
10,760
2,455
Joined Apr 30, 2011
dont know about your specific model, but those are all just different technologies of lighting.

halogen are your standard light bulbs. i dont think LEDs are used as the primary light source for fog/headlights. HIDs are used by higher end cars; they're brighter, emit a blue hue and require a projector to use (i.e. retrofit your headlights).
 
8,025
731
Joined Dec 29, 2008
Originally Posted by Based Mod

dont know about your specific model, but those are all just different technologies of lighting.

halogen are your standard light bulbs. i dont think LEDs are used as the primary light source for fog/headlights. HIDs are used by higher end cars; they're brighter, emit a blue hue and require a projector to use (i.e. retrofit your headlights).
well, depending on the temp of them, yes. But other than that what based mod said is pretty much right, well from my knowledge at least
 
4,087
11
Joined Oct 6, 2008
Originally Posted by Based Mod

dont know about your specific model, but those are all just different technologies of lighting.

halogen are your standard light bulbs. i dont think LEDs are used as the primary light source for fog/headlights. HIDs are used by higher end cars; they're brighter, emit a blue hue and require a projector to use (i.e. retrofit your headlights).
So i shouldn't even bother putting them on? i should keep my standard fogs??
 
8,025
731
Joined Dec 29, 2008
Originally Posted by dunksnjordans1992

Originally Posted by Based Mod

dont know about your specific model, but those are all just different technologies of lighting.

halogen are your standard light bulbs. i dont think LEDs are used as the primary light source for fog/headlights. HIDs are used by higher end cars; they're brighter, emit a blue hue and require a projector to use (i.e. retrofit your headlights).
So i shouldn't even bother putting them on? i should keep my standard fogs??
depends, are you going for functionality or looks? I'd say HID's in your headlights are good since they are so bright and would allow you to see at night better and they also look nice (imo). As far as your fogs go, if you get HID's, 3000k is a bright yellow color which is said to be best for breaking up fog, anything higher than that is still helpful in terms of seeing whats in front of you but not so much for the fog aspect(which is what they are initially for) hope that helps some
 
4,087
11
Joined Oct 6, 2008
Originally Posted by needsomejays

Originally Posted by dunksnjordans1992

Originally Posted by Based Mod

dont know about your specific model, but those are all just different technologies of lighting.

halogen are your standard light bulbs. i dont think LEDs are used as the primary light source for fog/headlights. HIDs are used by higher end cars; they're brighter, emit a blue hue and require a projector to use (i.e. retrofit your headlights).
So i shouldn't even bother putting them on? i should keep my standard fogs??
depends, are you going for functionality or looks? I'd say HID's in your headlights are good since they are so bright and would allow you to see at night better and they also look nice (imo). As far as your fogs go, if you get HID's, 3000k is a bright yellow color which is said to be best for breaking up fog, anything higher than that is still helpful in terms of seeing whats in front of you but not so much for the fog aspect(which is what they are initially for) hope that helps some
Well, I'm looking more for functionality. My standard HID headlights don't work too well, I don't see too much of a difference from when i first put them on a couple months ago. So now I want to put these on for additional lighting. but thanks i guess ill just find some more HIDS.
 
8,025
731
Joined Dec 29, 2008
Originally Posted by dunksnjordans1992

Originally Posted by needsomejays

Originally Posted by dunksnjordans1992


So i shouldn't even bother putting them on? i should keep my standard fogs??
depends, are you going for functionality or looks? I'd say HID's in your headlights are good since they are so bright and would allow you to see at night better and they also look nice (imo). As far as your fogs go, if you get HID's, 3000k is a bright yellow color which is said to be best for breaking up fog, anything higher than that is still helpful in terms of seeing whats in front of you but not so much for the fog aspect(which is what they are initially for) hope that helps some
Well, I'm looking more for functionality. My standard HID headlights don't work too well, I don't see too much of a difference from when i first put them on a couple months ago. So now I want to put these on for additional lighting. but thanks i guess ill just find some more HIDS.

well if you already have HID headlights you could put in some brighter bulbs, is say go for 6000k. Do you know what you have in there now?
 
4,087
11
Joined Oct 6, 2008
Originally Posted by needsomejays

Originally Posted by dunksnjordans1992

Originally Posted by needsomejays


depends, are you going for functionality or looks? I'd say HID's in your headlights are good since they are so bright and would allow you to see at night better and they also look nice (imo). As far as your fogs go, if you get HID's, 3000k is a bright yellow color which is said to be best for breaking up fog, anything higher than that is still helpful in terms of seeing whats in front of you but not so much for the fog aspect(which is what they are initially for) hope that helps some
Well, I'm looking more for functionality. My standard HID headlights don't work too well, I don't see too much of a difference from when i first put them on a couple months ago. So now I want to put these on for additional lighting. but thanks i guess ill just find some more HIDS.

well if you already have HID headlights you could put in some brighter bulbs, is say go for 6000k. Do you know what you have in there now?
I think the guy said something about the average ones he sells behing 7000 so i think i have that one 
 
653
21
Joined Aug 2, 2011
My pilot has LED's, I believe. They're ULTRA bright, have a slightly icey-blue tint, and would blind you if the floods were on.
@dunksnjordans1 I would change out the headlights for something brighter than stock.
 
31,495
1,911
Joined Sep 16, 2003
From what I can tell your infiniti has fluted headlamps so I would just get a halogen bulbs. Hey, are your headlights plastic or glass? A possible idea could be if they're yellowed(plastic) that can decrease light output dramatically.
 
4,087
11
Joined Oct 6, 2008
Originally Posted by Mangudai954

From what I can tell your infiniti has fluted headlamps so I would just get a halogen bulbs. Hey, are your headlights plastic or glass? A possible idea could be if they're yellowed(plastic) that can decrease light output dramatically.
the infiniti has plastic lights, it actually is yellow and fogged... id have to fix that up then huh 
 
14,717
1,835
Joined Apr 4, 2006
Originally Posted by needsomejays

Originally Posted by Based Mod

dont know about your specific model, but those are all just different technologies of lighting.

halogen are your standard light bulbs. i dont think LEDs are used as the primary light source for fog/headlights. HIDs are used by higher end cars; they're brighter, emit a blue hue and require a projector to use (i.e. retrofit your headlights).
well, depending on the temp of them, yes. But other than that what based mod said is pretty much right, well from my knowledge at least
they could be purple, yellow, white etc
 
10,760
2,455
Joined Apr 30, 2011
Originally Posted by oidreez

Originally Posted by needsomejays

Originally Posted by Based Mod

dont know about your specific model, but those are all just different technologies of lighting.

halogen are your standard light bulbs. i dont think LEDs are used as the primary light source for fog/headlights. HIDs are used by higher end cars; they're brighter, emit a blue hue and require a projector to use (i.e. retrofit your headlights).
well, depending on the temp of them, yes. But other than that what based mod said is pretty much right, well from my knowledge at least
they could be purple, yellow, white etc
yea but i'm speaking generally.
OP, are you sure you have HIDs on your car or just xenon bulbs?  do you have a projector retrofit?
 
31,495
1,911
Joined Sep 16, 2003
Originally Posted by dunksnjordans1992

Originally Posted by Mangudai954

From what I can tell your infiniti has fluted headlamps so I would just get a halogen bulbs. Hey, are your headlights plastic or glass? A possible idea could be if they're yellowed(plastic) that can decrease light output dramatically.
the infiniti has plastic lights, it actually is yellow and fogged... id have to fix that up then huh 
Its a common issue among various cars including mine.  They sell headlight cleaning kits in auto part stores and internet sites you can use to clean them. There are also people who will drive to you and do it, some methods are better than others. The one I used did make a noticeable different but they weren't perfectly clear which I have seen done with some methods. 
 
4,087
11
Joined Oct 6, 2008
Originally Posted by Based Mod

Originally Posted by oidreez

Originally Posted by needsomejays


well, depending on the temp of them, yes. But other than that what based mod said is pretty much right, well from my knowledge at least
they could be purple, yellow, white etc
yea but i'm speaking generally.
OP, are you sure you have HIDs on your car or just xenon bulbs?  do you have a projector retrofit?

nah man, they are the HIDS. got that kitt and everything... not too sure what the projector is though...
 
Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks some useful and important features of our website. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker or head over to our upgrade page to donate for an ad-free experience Upgrade now