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post #11 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-29-2014, 03:49 PM
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To answer the question of blinding oncoming drivers. My Rigid E2, 10 inch combo light will definitely blind oncoming traffic. A low cost light bar may not have the intensity of the Rigid. Many Tube videos to check, lots claiming performance as good as Rigid, but fail in comparison. Really like the D2 lights mounted in the stock fog position, well done.
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They are flood lights and If you look at the bottom picture from my first post they spread light out very far so they would absolutely be a little blinding to oncoming traffic; its pretty hard to look at the front of the jeep with the lights on
Yeah thats what I was worried about. I don't want to jeopardize someone elses vision for the sake of my own. The highways aren't that busy here in the night in any case, most people stay off them. The lightbar will do just fine the majority of the time, then regular lights when there is oncoming traffic. Thanks.

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Yeah thats what I was worried about. I don't want to jeopardize someone elses vision for the sake of my own. The highways aren't that busy here in the night in any case, most people stay off them. The lightbar will do just fine the majority of the time, then regular lights when there is oncoming traffic. Thanks.
I don't think we have any rules here in Newfoundland for light bars or bright lights. Given the fact that 3/4's of the vehicles on our highways have HID's on high/low and in their fog lights.
However I do agree an upgrade is needed in high beam. Low Beam light not so much.....I only have mine in low beam when following another vehicle or when one is oncoming.

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Very strange. When I discovered this mod, my lights were plug and play, not cutting, splicing, or anything to that effect.

I went with VisionX Lighting, just because.

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I don't think we have any rules here in Newfoundland for light bars or bright lights. Given the fact that 3/4's of the vehicles on our highways have HID's on high/low and in their fog lights.
However I do agree an upgrade is needed in high beam. Low Beam light not so much.....I only have mine in low beam when following another vehicle or when one is oncoming.
Yeah I've been looking for regulations in regards to the Light Bars and cant find anything...and yes, most of the cars here have HID in their standard headlights, very annoying!!

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One point to make is the 4 light law. I have known about this for years as well. But please remember the Cherokee already breaks that law with 6. DRLs, head lights and fog lights. So I guess they got a pass on that.

To the OP, do you have voltage leak using the factory fog light switch? In my 2012 Ram I installed Rigid LEDs and wired a set into the factory fog light switch. I had to put them on their own switch. The lights blinked like construction lights. Other guys had the same issue. The electrical switch did not really open and would have gotten me a fine. I would love to do this mod but want to make sure that you wiring the D2s directly to the factory wiring did not result in voltage leak.

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As far as the 4 light law. In Washington state as well as Texas the number of forward facing lights is broke down by the "type" of lights. So you can only have 4 low beam, 4 fog, 4 daytime lights and 4 high beams, also the fog lights are not to be on with the high beams which means you may have a max of 12 forward facing lights. All of which must be aimed properly meaning the hotspot of the light may not be aimed into on coming traffic 300 feet for low beam and 500 feet for high beam. And forward facing light may be lit if mounted above 42" from the ground with the exception of clearance lights. So, IF the fog lights hotspot is aimed properly despite the bleed to the sides it will still be technically legal in those two states. In the end though a cop may still pull you over. Since fog lights were designed to give you enough light low to the ground to see the fog line (white outer most line) I wouldn't go with a flood beam as it spreads light everywhere. I'm personally going to go with a driving beam as it won't throw light upwards just out to the sides at the level its mounted I may also go with Amber instead of white light.


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Very strange. When I discovered this mod, my lights were plug and play, not cutting, splicing, or anything to that effect.

I went with VisionX Lighting, just because.
Wen you installed the VisionX, did the JK adapters work out of the box? Or did you need to do any modification?

Also, pics? Thanks!

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Just cruising Quadratec site and found that they are having a Rigid Industries sale of $100 off on the D2 LEDs and also others (spots/floods, etc)



Hope this helps anyone looking at the D2 setup!!

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Wen you installed the VisionX, did the JK adapters work out of the box? Or did you need to do any modification?

Also, pics? Thanks!
The lights had a connector coming out of them. I just plugged the light into the factory fog light wiring and that was it. No modification at all.

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