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Installed a set of yellow fog lights yesterday. These guys are really bright, almost to the point that I'm afraid they will blind oncoming drivers, even on a foggy day. See attached photos These pictures were taken just as it started to get dark and you can barely see the headlights were on. Am I overeacting? The last picture was taken after I pointed them almost directly down in front of the car and they are still pretty bright.

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What company are they from? Very nice! 

 

There is a reason fog lights are meant for "offroad" use. use them in the fog or when you're on back roads. The whole point of fog lights is that they have a wide spread angle and allow you to see things at the side of the road more easily. the yellow tint is for contrast. 

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These guys are really bright, almost to the point that I'm afraid they will blind oncoming drivers, even on a foggy day.

With the lights mounted that high they do run a risk of affecting oncoming drivers, hence they are usually mounted below the bumper, closer to the road they are meant to illuminate.

Are they truly "fog lights," or yellow-lensed driving lights. The beam dispersion patterns differ.

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Those are nice!

 

I have a set of Hella 500s installed and they're not nearly as bright. I used Pierre's brackets to keep the mounting point low and not have to drill my bumpers.

These replaced a set of Hellas that were on a couple of months old.  I like the chrome look better than the Hellas. I doubt I would ever use them in the fog anyway. I simply installed them for looks.

 

John- I get your point about fogs being mounted below the bumper but I simply like them mounted up higher.

 

Sorry I havent figured out how to copy two post on the same response.

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If you want to mount 'em a little lower and still have 'em steady, the front bumper brackets on a '73 are very sturdy and won't allow the lights to wobble.  I made a couple of mounting brackets from some 3/16" steel L-shaped Unistrut brackets and bolted 'em underneath the upper carriage bolts that hold the end and center bumper blades together.  It's the bolt that's partially hidden by the bumper guard.  

 

If you're interested I can give you the Unistrut part number for the bracket.  Unistrut, BTW makes heavy-duty industrial shelving, mezzanines, pipe hangers and other interesting stuff; their catalog has all kinds of heavy duty brackets in almost every shape you can imagine.  I've used their brackets for all sorts of mounting jobs on my cars and trucks.  

 

cheers

mike

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If you want to mount 'em a little lower and still have 'em steady, the front bumper brackets on a '73 are very sturdy and won't allow the lights to wobble.  I made a couple of mounting brackets from some 3/16" steel L-shaped Unistrut brackets and bolted 'em underneath the upper carriage bolts that hold the end and center bumper blades together.  It's the bolt that's partially hidden by the bumper guard.  

 

If you're interested I can give you the Unistrut part number for the bracket.  Unistrut, BTW makes heavy-duty industrial shelving, mezzanines, pipe hangers and other interesting stuff; their catalog has all kinds of heavy duty brackets in almost every shape you can imagine.  I've used their brackets for all sorts of mounting jobs on my cars and trucks.  

 

cheers

mike

Mike,

 

If you could send me the unistrut part number that would be awsome. My email address is bridgengee@yahoodotcom

 

regards,

Walter

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