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self defrosting truck lites

looks like Truck Lite decided to address the freezing issue. Seems like only Off Road Elements has these in so far. Anyone know anything about these? I wonder if they are from TL or and Off Road Elements creation

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I spoke with some guys from TL about a year ago that said they were working on these. They are their creation.
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Are ice buildups really an issue? Maybe I'm cheap, it's for 100$ more, and I've never really hear anyone complain.
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Are ice buildups really an issue? Maybe I'm cheap, it's for 100$ more, and I've never really hear anyone complain.
They flat-out won't clear themselves at all during use when it's cold enough. Luckily I don't get conditions like that here often, but when I do, the lights just ice up...LEDs are very efficient and generate little heat.

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LEDs are very efficient and generate little heat.
Yep, I could prolly fry bacon on my deltas
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Are ice buildups really an issue? Maybe I'm cheap, it's for 100$ more, and I've never really hear anyone complain.
it's been a big issue to me during the storms this year. I think it depends on the temp and type of precipitation because in one storm it was a non-issue. In most of our storms they've iced up to the point where they're almost useless and need to be cleared every 20 minutes or so
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Good to know.. I was going to order a set of the original design next week.. Might want to look at this model instead. Stupid stock headlights almost got me killed last week
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Yep, I could prolly fry bacon on my deltas
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Are ice buildups really an issue? Maybe I'm cheap, it's for 100$ more, and I've never really hear anyone complain.
Surprised to hear of issues with snow/ice. Haven't experienced any of that up here, and it's below 0 most of the winter.

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Sorta have to look for it, but there is a layer of ice on the GenIIs after driving for an hour or so.




The GenI's I had did the same thing, and they were a sorry light in general.

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Does it have a noticeable affect on output?
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Does it have a noticeable affect on output?
The Ice? Absolutely.

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Does it have a noticeable affect on output?
does trying to peek at girls in the shower, but there is frosted glass door in the way affect your output?
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I will sell my headlights tomorrow to anyone who doesn't live in a cold climate and wants them. I need this feature now!

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Where I live in Massachusetts it is. This is why I prefer good old OEM lights. Why bother with LED since the stock OEM halogen headlights get hot enough to melt the snow / ice buildup ? It's not like I am driving an electric vehicle LMAO
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Surprised to hear of issues with snow/ice. Haven't experienced any of that up here, and it's below 0 most of the winter.
Just thinking out loud but I wonder if its because its SO cold there. You're not getting the wetter snow/rain that is falling and then freezing as much?
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Why bother with LED since the stock OEM halogen headlights get hot enough to melt the snow / ice buildup ? It's not like I am driving an electric vehicle LMAO
I don't think anyone is doing it for energy savings....the light output on the stock S.U.C.K.!!!
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