HID bulbs in Fog Lights

Discussion in 'Lighting Discussion' started by pamessina13, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. pamessina13

    pamessina13 New Member

    Hey Guys,

    I just threw some 35w 8k HID bulbs in my Fogs, here are some pics! nervous about the ballasts under there though.
    Hid Fog.jpg
    Hid Fog 2.jpg
    Hid Fog 3.jpg
  2. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    I have the 35 Watt Ballest in my 08 Been in there for 2 years no problems.. Where are you?
  3. silverhobey

    silverhobey New Member

    they look good and bright............
  4. pamessina13

    pamessina13 New Member

    Im in mass, I went out in a snowstorm yesterday and everything seemed to be alright
  5. AMac

    AMac New Member

    Looks good, I remember a friend of mine having HIDs in his fogs and they were extremely bright. What kit did you get?
  6. pamessina13

    pamessina13 New Member

    I ended up getting a xenon kit from indy auto parts in saugus, I can't remember the make but they are extremely bright and come with a 1 year warranty. I had them for the headlights but went back and traded the bulbs for fogs because they were too bright haha
  7. pamessina13

    pamessina13 New Member

    AMac, your truck looks sweet! my dad has the same truck and is in the process of blacking it out too
  8. ffdsmokeeater

    ffdsmokeeater New Member

    Did you end up having to adjust the fog light assembly? I just installed a pair of 5K HID lights in my 2010 silverado and they are EXTREMELY bright. They shine light everywhere, I could essentially use them as my high beams.

    I'm going to have to adjust them downward.
  9. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    Not sure that you can adjust them I am now looking into a Twin LED Fog lights for the same opening.. Photo-0436 (1).jpg Whit the 35 watt Ballest It just is not bright enough..
  10. ffdsmokeeater

    ffdsmokeeater New Member

    I'm positive the fog lights can be adjusted. At least on the 07 and above models. I'll try and snap a pic of the adjustment screw.
  11. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    Just not sure Mine I would like higher But As I said I am looking into LED Fogs that fit in the same opening.. I will see at the Keystone show in 2 weeks..
  12. ffdsmokeeater

    ffdsmokeeater New Member

  13. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    All sierra and silverado fog lights are adjustable, if adjusting them down didn't work as much as you needed it to, check the bulb and make sure it is seated correctly in the housing :)
  14. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

  15. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    I'm runnin 55w lights in my fog housing with no issues. We will see how the summer treats me but I probably won't even turn them on ever in the summer.
  16. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    I was warned so many times that the plastic would melt with the 55 watt Ballest Even with the 35 that they might be black close to the bulb.. I have my fogs on all the time when it's dark..
  17. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    It doesn't get dark in Alaska at night in the summer time "land of the midnight sun" and all that business. And in the winter it is so cold that melting is the least of your worries. So maybe my situation is different but we have never had to tell people of melting plastic housings with 55w ballasts.
  18. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    LOL Ok I was up there in June of 92 and saw the Midnight Baseball game.. Fun.. But we will see I do want more output..
  19. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    Yep, June 21st, you must have been up in my neck of the woods in Fairbanks. That's a cool few days, the summer solstice events, always a great time around Fairbanks!!

    So far I have not seen a melted housing in the fogs, I've heard rumors but those rumors come from the lower 48 so I imagine there may be some truth to it.
  20. pamessina13

    pamessina13 New Member

    My Fog lights are fine, I didn't need to make any adjustments

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