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    Is anyone running those high intensity white halogen bulbs?

    We've got a tanker with headlights mounted just above an extended front bumper, and we are not happy with the ilumination we are getting at night close in to the truck.

    Someone suggested the white bulbs might provide better visibility.

    Any thoughts? Drawbacks? likes? dislikes?

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    ill let you know. we are taking delivery of a truck with HID xenon headlights in about a month. I have driven a few cars with them and they do work great. they provide excellent clarity compared to halogen lights.

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    What manufacturer are you getting the vehicle from with the HID headlights. Have not seen them on any apparatus yet.

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    The "white halogens" will not make any differnce. D.O.T. mandates on road lights be 55 watt for low beam and 65 watt for highbeam. Now if you are talking about converting to a H.I.D. sytem big difference and big bucks to make the conversion if one is even available. If you want better visability install a set of auxillary driving lights.

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    Originally posted by SSHANK42
    The "white halogens" will not make any differnce. D.O.T. mandates on road lights be 55 watt for low beam and 65 watt for highbeam. Now if you are talking about converting to a H.I.D. sytem big difference and big bucks to make the conversion if one is even available. If you want better visability install a set of auxillary driving lights.
    Not so sure about that. Both our new Pierces have VERY bright halogen headlmps, noticably brighter then the ones on our other rigs.

    In fact, we had one burn out on the new pumper, and our mechanic replaced it with a standard halogen from stock. Problem was, when we turned it on, there was a big difference. The new lights look "white" while the old ones have somewhat of a "yellow" cast to them. He ended up having to order a special bulb. They are not HID, as they say halogen right on the bulb.

    And for what its woth, I put hi intensity (white) halogens in my POV a couple years ago. Big diference there as well.

    Your correct about converting to HID. BIG BUCKS. I would agree on your suggestion to install driving lights. Down low, perhaps one each corner of the bumper

    What manufacturer are you getting the vehicle from with the HID headlights. Have not seen them on any apparatus yet.
    The new Pierce Quantum has them as a low beam option.
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    Thanks for the feedback.

    I suspect we will do both options. Add driving lights below the bumper, and try the white lights too.

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    The truck we are taking delivery of is a brand new Pierce Quantum. HID xenon headlights are standard equipment. Like I said, I'll let you know how they work out...I really like the difference they make in cars and actually I have one on my bike (bicycle, that is) and it is awsome.

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