Round vs Rectangular Driving Lights

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 09:46
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Which shape (round or rectangular) gives better beam projection? I notice most of the top end lights are round, would I be correct in assuming this is beacuse they give a better beam?
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Reply By: Savvas - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 10:02

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 10:02
Depends what type of beam you are after, but I believe that rounds have a better beam.
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 10:42

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 10:42
Will

Round IMO. The lens is usually parabolic with the filament located at the focal point. Rectangular is parabolic with bits cut off, hence you will not get as good a beam as with round.

Cheers
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Reply By: Hero - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 11:47

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 11:47
Take note from anywhere it counts, Rally Cars, Aircraft, Lighthouses, Always Round.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 12:23

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 12:23
Wasnt this done to death last week?

Round.
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Reply By: will21 - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 12:56

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 12:56
Cheers, round it is
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Reply By: Member - Fred - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 14:30

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 14:30
The sun is round
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Reply By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 14:30

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 14:30
oval or triangle
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Reply By: Baldrick - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 22:49

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 22:49
Light is round. So round is better!
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Reply By: stitch - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 01:55

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 01:55
Any beam is better than no beam.
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Reply By: Skinny- Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 16:58

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 16:58
Well you guys are not helping me sell my hella 100's in the trader section(just a plug to balance out the bad press). They are square and working on my truck and fine by my standards.Don't need them due to headlight upgrade kit.

Skinny
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