High beam in foglights

Discussion in 'DIY Tech Guides' started by datmbn, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. datmbn

    datmbn forum member

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    I found in the garage two H4 LEDs "conversion lights" that have been left over, and then I got an idea

    Why not change the socket to fit the fog lights?

    Then the fog lights can function as both fog lights (the lamp in the dipped beam) and as high beam (the light in the high beam position.

    The fog lights are not so different from the headlights so they should be able to have both "dipped-beam and high beam"

    I fixed this by cuting apart two ordinary H10 and making an adapter plate that I glued to the LED with a thick epoxy.

    The result was beyond expectation with a clearly defined fog light and a very good "high beam" that shines long and wide.

    So now I have a really good high beam (see if I get on something to improve the dipped beam as well). 20171112_161858.jpg 20171112_162112.jpg
     
  2. groundpounder

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    How did you handle the wiring? Did you tie into the headlights directly?
     
  3. datmbn

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    Yes for now i hav them tied directly (they only takes 2 A together)

    The high beam reley shud be able to handel about 30 A, and by adding 2 A extra you only get about 12 A load.
     
  4. Ricksgarage

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    I took your idea a step further and decided to use dual color H4 bulbs. Yellow is for low beam and white is high beam. I still need to make an adapter for the other side and I'm waiting on h10 and h13 extensions so I don't have to cut into the factory wiring.
     
  5. Ricksgarage

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    Finished it up today. I ended up buying some extension harnesses so I didn't have to splice the factory wiring. Turned out pretty good Waiting for it to get dark so I can see how the output is. 20190517_173908.jpg 20190517_173843.jpg
     
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  6. datmbn

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    That looks good, but in sweden vi can not have yellow ligt in front it has to be white.
    In the dark part of the year it is realy good to have strong high beem.
    regards Mats
     
  7. 08MustangDude

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    I am using 9005 65W Halogens in mine, works just fine.