Driving Lights


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Arti
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Driving Lights

Postby Arti » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:19 pm



On occasion I will drive home in the dark. On a lot of local roads the fog and centerline is badly faded and when I meet a car it is difficult to see the lines.

So I purchased a set of led driving/fog lights (15 Watt) and was thinking about putting in a switch so I would just turn them on when it is dark.

Also considered a relay setup so that they would come on with the low beam. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Down and dirty with a toggle switch or have them come on with the low beams?



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Aussie81Interstate
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Re: Driving Lights

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:28 pm

Toggle switch woul be good for your fog lights.

Driving lights I would wire into the high beam circuit whne activated.

best of both worlds then :)

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oldishwinger
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Re: Driving Lights

Postby oldishwinger » Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:11 pm

15watt shouldn't over tax the electrical system too much, but I think its better to have them through a relay and switch, should the need to turn them off be required.

be aware though, that some leds can cause interference, on radios cbs etc.

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Re: Driving Lights

Postby Arti » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:47 pm

Interference to a cb and radio is not an issue. If it wasn't such a hassle I'd remove the entire audio system and put it in a box, I've already removed the radio, speakers, antenna and hitch. I put the Wing on a diet so if it weighs a few lbs and isn't needed it goes to my storage shed.




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