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Hella 500 and Hella 500FF

Well i was looking at lights at walmart and there are hella 500s and hella 500ffs what is the difference in the lights?
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the ff have clear lenses with vertical 'reflectors' in the glass... dont know how to put it...

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What do those do?
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Its called fluting. Spreads the light out to the sides a bit.
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so what one is better the FFs are more like flood light and regular 500s are longer range?
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I guess it just depends on what kind of roads you drive on and your personal preference. I prefer a long range light, but I plan to get some driving daylighters as well to go with the long range lights I have already.
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thats kinda what i was thinking getting a set of each and putting the long range lights in the middle and the "flood" lights on the outside of the 4
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thats kinda what i was thinking getting a set of each and putting the long range lights in the middle and the "flood" lights on the outside of the 4
Sounds like you'll have full coverage
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I think a few members have mentioned that the 500's aren't all that bright, anyway. I know Chuck said his Silverstars in his head lights were brighter.
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Jasons (chevyslaver) are bright as hell there a lot brighter than his head lights
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Do they use an H3 bulb? Just uprage them to a 100 or 130 watt bulb if they do.
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Do they use an H3 bulb? Just uprage them to a 100 or 130 watt bulb if they do.
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pfft. My 500's are very bright. Way brighter then my silverstars.

The ff's are like floodlights, were as the 500's are like spotlights.
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I think a few members have mentioned that the 500's aren't all that bright, anyway. I know Chuck said his Silverstars in his head lights were brighter.
i had no complaints, they are not 150wt KC daylighters but they put out a ton of light and as long as you aim them how you want theyll be bright enough
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i love my hella 500s

i had the understanding that the free form ones have a longer skinnier beam
and the ones with the parabolic lenses spread the light out more.
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Mine have been great as well man. I have them behind the grill and they are still super bright, well worth the price
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ok thanks guys then i guess i will buy 4 for my front bumper here soon once i have a full time job again wait another 2 weeks
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FFs are spotlights and regular 500s are more spread out light. I have 2 FFs in the middle and 2 500s on the outside pointing a little down and out for night wheeling.
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ok sweet thats the set up i want
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FFs are spotlights and regular 500s are more spread out light. I have 2 FFs in the middle and 2 500s on the outside pointing a little down and out for night wheeling.
Did you make the bar or is that underdogs?
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