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Rigid Fog Lights - D-Series DOT/SAE Certified


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I installed mine with the Rigid GMC mounts a few days ago. If you're on the fence, you should really consider getting them. I had the VLED's in there before and those were a joke when it came to actual useable light.

 

Pros:

Ease of install.

Good beam height so you're not blinding others.

Good amount of light output.

 

Cons:

They run a little cool so it will not match your OEM LED strip. My headlights are retrofitted with OEM ballasts, OEM 4300K bulbs, and Morimoto DS2 projectors. The Rigids make my headlights output look a little yellow.

 

I would not hesitate to recommend these. I do wish they were closer to 4300K but it's not a deal breaker to me.

 

Any pictures of the color difference? That's my concern with all lights, having it look like a billboard sign with the variance in temperatures and colors.

 

Currently running 35w 4300k HIDs and 5000k V-LEDs which both match the oem DRL strip very well.

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Any pictures of the color difference? That's my concern with all lights, having it look like a billboard sign with the variance in temperatures and colors.

 

Currently running 35w 4300k HIDs and 5000k V-LEDs which both match the oem DRL strip very well.

I felt that my VLED's ran a little cooler than the stock LED's, but it was very close. I just hated the fact the VLED's did not add any additional usable light on the roadway. With the nice cutoff I have now, it blends in with the Rigid fogs well. In person, the Rigids don't run as cool as the pics reflect but definitely cooler than the OEM strip.

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I see. Here's my truck with one 4300k (driver side) and one 5000k hid (pass. side), both 35w, combined with v-led 5000k fogs and a 32" light bar.

 

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Ill have to get some better pics for comparison.

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I am extremely grateful I have these lights. Tonight, 15 minutes into my 2 hour road trip from home to school, my HIDs completely failed on me, leaving me with no headlights. Couldn't get them to turn on for more than just a second at a time. Thankfully I had the DOT pods and I turned them on. Made the remaining 1 hr, 45 minutes possible. When the headlights were off it was near pitch black out infront the truck. Nothing lighting up the road but the moon at the time they went out. Here's the DOT pods:

This first picture is with the driver side window rolled down and looking out about 80-100 ft away. Just showing that the pods lit up and still didn't shine high on the other side of the highway
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Does anyone have pics of what part of the stock plastic that needs to be cut to install these?

Or is it so simple even a cave man could do it?

 

So simple that a cave man can do it. As long as that cave man has a knife or box cutter. I used a box cutter.

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I really want to do this upgrade. But am finding it hard to justify nearly $400 for the lights and the brackets. I know Rigid products are great, I've had them in the past. Just so damn expensive! Eh, I'll give in eventually haha.

Then maybe I can re-purpose the OEM fogs as a secondary backup light somehow...

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So simple that a cave man can do it. As long as that cave man has a knife or box cutter. I used a box cutter.

 

Must be some cheap ass plastic if all you need is a stanley knife. Anyone know where the cheapest place to order the lights and GM adapter mount?

I'm also not happy spending over $300, but at least it will be driveable at night.

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Must be some cheap ass plastic if all you need is a stanley knife. Anyone know where the cheapest place to order the lights and GM adapter mount?

I'm also not happy spending over $300, but at least it will be driveable at night.

 

Rigid is pretty tight on their pricing. But on Amazon they are a $213 for the lights

http://www.amazon.com/Rigid-Industries-D-Series-Certified-Housing/dp/B00Q1RS83M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421799817&sr=8-1&keywords=rigid+50481

 

and the brackets are $50.

http://www.amazon.com/Rigid-Industries-46511-Fog-Light/dp/B00LIAYSLI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421799942&sr=8-1&keywords=rigid+46511

 

Dang....maybe I need to jump on these now. Amazon pricing fluctuates....

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