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Hella Q's?

hey i just bought a pair of Hella 500's, got them on sale for 40$ so it was a deal i think. so i also saw the kc 100w chrome there but they were 119$ and i doint want chrome i wanted a stainless and i thought they were overpriced dummit was cheeper.
Anyways i put them on and they are extreamly bright and was getting flashed down the road so i lowered them so i could drive with them. but i was wondering if i could relpace the H3 55w bulb with a H3 100w replacement bulb that i saw and use for just dark roads? and also does Hella make rock gaurds??

thanx ill get some pics soon
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also the box sais long range beem and driveing beem but dosent tell u how to change from one to another, it just shoots light straight out

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anyone?
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You should never be driving with those lights on around traffic... it's very dangerous, there is a reason why they were flashing you, becuase they couldn't see anyhting.
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i know that i thought they were street legal when pointed down ncause there 55w, but can i up the bulb to a 100w or will that crack the lense??
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long range lights have the same effect on people coming at you as high beams. They are off road use only according to the DOT.
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ahh ok so do they make rock gaurds to put on so i dont have to keep takeing the covers on and off, and can i swap the bulb for a 100w?

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i put 100 watt bulbs in mine and they did fine..

40 bux is a steal.. they retail for liek 70
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ya i know thats why i got them instead of the kc's. why not,

did u notice much of a diffrence in the light with the 100w H3 bulbs in it. and did u use the hella bulbs or an aftermarket one?

they are really bright and they shoot out really far especially on a dark highway i noticed but id like to get some more distance on them.

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and also do they have fancy rock gaurds for them? so i dont have to use that cover all the time?
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ya i know thats why i got them instead of the kc's. why not,

did u notice much of a diffrence in the light with the 100w H3 bulbs in it. and did u use the hella bulbs or an aftermarket one?

they are really bright and they shoot out really far especially on a dark highway i noticed but id like to get some more distance on them.

thanx.

and also do they have fancy rock gaurds for them? so i dont have to use that cover all the time?

they went a lil bit farther... wasnt a huge difference... but there was a change..

I use my covers... i dont know of any rock guards.
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Yes, they do have rock guards. They are a clear plastic sheild
http://www.classicgarage.com/500seclco.html
they are the bottom left item in the picture.

Here is a pic of them on my truck:
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nice thanx guys thats what i was looking for. they wont melt right witht he lights on will they?

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no they wont melt, and you shouldnt need to upgrade the bulbs in there. with the lens you have, those lights should ONLY be on with your high beams.
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ya i using in dark roads and highway with no one on it and maby occasionaly if someone wont go over 25mph in a 45. they need a little motovation.

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