View Full Version : Driving/fog light reccomendations
05-10-2011, 09:30 PM
I'm looking to get some driving/fog lights to add to my car to improve my nighttime driving field of view.
Any recommendations for brands/models?
Will be fitted on a 2000 Honda CR-V if that makes any difference.
05-10-2011, 09:48 PM
I've had numerous after-market lights on different cars down through the years, and there isn't a single one I'd recommend. They all proved hard to install, and even more difficult to keep properly aligned.
Upgrade your existing lights to the latest Xenon technology, like Sylvania Ultra. This has made the biggest difference in my night-vision. They project farther down the road, and produce a whiter, brighter light than the factory original halogens.
It will run you about $100 to outfit your car if you have separate high and low beams. It's well worth it. About 20 minutes or less to change them out. Be sure not to touch the glass bulb with your fingers, hold them with a clean tissue when you install them in the sockets.
05-10-2011, 09:52 PM
I already have the silverstar ultra bulbs in my car. They are a huge improvement over the standard halogen bulbs.
05-11-2011, 05:14 AM
We just bought a 2000 CRV for my son and it had a set of Bosch fog lights. They were factory options and the best fog light I have seen, casting a wide pattern so you can see the edges of the road. A great help on country roads a night. This site is hard to search, but you can call. I have used them before http://www.hondapartseast.com/ Also check CRV forums.
05-11-2011, 12:32 PM
I'm driving my second CV-V and both had the factory fog lights and they are great particularly to find the edges of the road in fog or snow. If you add driving lights be sure they are aimed correctly and not blinding everyone.
05-11-2011, 01:29 PM
The extreme choice would be Rally-light pods. A bunch of cars up in lapland have them, and are particularly good for spotting wildlife down the road. Hella is the brand I would recommend.
Fog lights don't do much for seeing far, they are only good for about 20m in front of your car and fog (doh!)/low visibility weather and to highlight the edges of the road.
05-11-2011, 01:31 PM
The best of the best are PIAAs
05-11-2011, 04:48 PM
Hella and PIAA are respected brands, as for model numbers that work on your car that's for you to find out.
One tip for actual fog lights, avoid blue or "ultrawhite" lights as fog will bounce them right back at you, making visibility worse. You want yellow bulbs aimed down low for proper fog lamps.
Good luck, and post up some pics if/when you get something together.
05-11-2011, 08:44 PM
The best of the best are PIAAs
I agree PIAAs are great
05-12-2011, 01:29 PM
Dealer after market are probably the best looking option cosmetically. The vehicle is new enough and probably has bumper indents to cut out for the lights. There are likely several different kits available, not necessarily from a dealer. There is also probably a switch position in the dash with a blank cover that you can get a matching switch for in the better kits.
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