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48 minutes ago, ProBiker said:

3000-3500k is ideal for all weather visibility


I have experienced it recently. Seltos LED's are very poor during rainy season. My decade old Swift has better lightning. But I have seen good lighting in luxury cars which are white in colour and has better visibility. 

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The colour temperature matters.
4000-4500k is what the luxury cars usually have.
Most of them also have additional lights under the 3500k mark. This will help them get the required visibility in all scenarios.

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Just now, Sridhar Tandra
On 9/30/2020 at 9:52 PM, Gowtham said:

Tiago you can get JTP headlamps?

Tata folks are saying there is wiring issues of I touch the headlamps setup. Also personally I do not want to distrub the headlamp setup.

You can definitely touch them, fiddle around with them & modify to any extent without cutting any wires & ' THE SET UP HAS TO BE TOTALLY REVERSIBLE' if required.

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Stock headlamps gives peace of mind. I have seen many people using projectors in fog setup. It is a low investment and even If anything goes wrong on them middle of highway. One should be fine.

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Stock headlamps gives peace of mind. I have seen many people using projectors in fog setup. It is a low investment and even If anything goes wrong on them middle of highway. One should be fine.

Fog lamps have a specific task to do.
They are designed to focus in such a way that the road is lit in foggy & rainy conditions.
Projector & HID lamps change the way light is focused on the road.
To top it the color temperature is critical for better visibility in foggy conditions.
3000-3500k is ideal.
Yellow & normal halogens fall into this category.
If you notice truckers in north & hilly areas have yellow auxiliary lights installed on their bumpers.

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10 hours ago, ProBiker said:

Fog lamps have a specific task to do.


Agree on it, white lights + fog is a bad combo. 
But around Hyderabad, it should be fine. 
If one is staying in hilly regions, it should be a major concern. 

Most of the luxury cars like BMW etc, now have led fog lamp which is white in colour. 

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Color is a relative term here.
The color temperature is the most important aspect.
White is again warm white, white & cool white.
Please check the temperature.
If it's under 4000k it's good.
Under 3500k is very good.
3000k or under is the best for fog & rain.


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