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i kind of want to get some ambers for my front bumper. anybody have them and are they that much useful compared to white?

what lights do you have for them also?


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They work better in the dust than white lights. I just have clear amber covers for mine, so I can run white or amber, depending...
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also in fog or rainy conditions they help. been meaning to either get a filter or some more lights.

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Keep in mind that whatever you do, the amber lights filter out some of the light, leaving you with less light going forward. This is why they reflect less off of rain, snow, fog, etc. Because there's less light there to reflect back off of objects.

I see a huge difference in my LF HIDs between the clear and amber filter. But then there are probably better amber lights out there.

While pricy, the ones I want are the Rigid Industries orange LEDs. I figure I should get a similar effect to amber, yet with some small, compact effective lights. But then they're pricey (around $200 for a pair).

If I'm looking for something cheaper, then I'd go find the fog lights that are a direct bolt on for the stock fogs (Pilots I believe - there's a write up on here somewhere about them), and then pull them apart and tint the reflector or lens yellow. These were pretty cheap if I remember correctly, and from the pics they look pretty good.

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If I'm looking for something cheaper, then I'd go find the fog lights that are a direct bolt on for the stock fogs (Pilots I believe - there's a write up on here somewhere about them), and then pull them apart and tint the reflector or lens yellow. These were pretty cheap if I remember correctly, and from the pics they look pretty good.
You can also get "stock" amber replacements. MOPAR makes an amber and shaded aux light, just like the ones on the Jeep. They are from other models (I think it was the Charger and the 300) but they are the same exact lights with different colored lenses.

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I put some cheapie walmarts low on mine. With some HID H3 bulbs, they are a very good low/fog light for what it is.


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I have some amber Duellys. They aren't as bright as whites. I originally purchased amber spots and amber floods. The floods didn't throw the light far at all with the amber color. I kept the spots as a better fog. I sent the floods back and got some white spots.

The amber is real nice is snow / rain / dust but in clear weather is noticeably less light.

For what its worth I currently have yellow bulbs in my stock fogs and my headlights as well. I hate driving in snow at night and this is way better. I will be swapping my headlights back out though in the spring.

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the amber led bars from rigid are pretty slick - work great in the sand. dont have one on my jeep, but i do on my yamaha rhino


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x'2 on the cheap walmart ones. The throw a nice wide flat beam and work great in rain and snow. I put some 130 watt bulbs in mine!!
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I use them alot on the backroads to help see deer before they run out in front of me!

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