leaky driving lights

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 09:13
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Has anyone tried to waterproof their driving lights. I blew the bulbs when mine leaked after a river crossing.
They are IPF 800's. I was thinking about some silicon sealant round the joints and screws etc. Am I just wasting my time?

Think I'm developing a disproportionate obsession with water given that I only take the car for the occasional dip and live in one of the worlds dryest places!!!
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 09:22

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 09:22
Settle !!!,
Its not that bad. Yes I have sealed lights on previous vehicles many times. Its not hard once you locate where water gets in from, ust need some time to take lights off the car and dip them. OR just seal them up around the ring (where the 2 join together). Also check make sure the O ring where the wire feeds through is still working.
I have done a few river crossings at night (after establishing camp and knowing where I was) I can tell you its an amazing sight under water with spotties on. Especially when you have a video camera set up across the river taking footage of the crossing. You get some real nice effects.
Yeh I know....Boys and their Toys!!!!
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 12:29

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 12:29
The light needs to breath, given it has heat build up, expansion/contraction, and there are at least 3 brands of waterproof light now available, the IPF xtreme, Lightforce xgt's and Hella's.
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Follow Up By: rihearn - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 12:47

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 12:47
Could fit some breathers maybe and run them into the engine bay to the firewall!!!
Might be a bit excessive though
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Follow Up By: Matt (W.A.) - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 13:15

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 13:15
Lightforce Spotties have Breathers on them and they also sell an after Market Kit to convert old lightforce lights not as silly as it sounds!
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