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Submitted: Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 20:27
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... and some unnecessary work.

I have bought some new Light Force 170's, and I am going to mount them on the Honda, as well as a set on the Delica.

I am keen on mounting them up on the roof, on a rack, BUT, I have been told that the wash of light over the windscreen & bonnet really sucks, big time.

Any comments?

I am not worrying about the law, as these will be removable, and I will attach them prior to leaving on my trips.

Does the light wash really mess up with the windscreen?

Don't want to really put them on the front, if I can help it.

Wolfie
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 20:43

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 20:43
Roachie had some 240's on the roof for a week or so mate and then removed them for the reason u have outlined above.
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Reply By: Goughy - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 20:45

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 20:45
G'day Wolfie,
Mate I had a set of 4 hella's on the rollbar of my (White) hilux, looked real cool, but turn them on on the highway and instantly blind from the glare off the bonnet, I have seen a triton getting around town now with 4 IPF's on the cab protector & it looks like he has had some tin bent up under the spotties, must stop the light from hitting his bonnet & goes over the top of it.
there may be some other tricks out there that someone might post
I would imaging the glare would be the same for any colour gloss paint as I have noticed a lot of the cattle trucks around here have matt black bonnets.
hope this helps you out some,
G
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Reply By: S&N - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 21:59

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 21:59
havent tried it, but i would suggest mounting them about 1-3 feet behind the windscreen. then you wouldnt need th tin deflector, as the light that would have bounced off the bonnett will now bounce off the roof instead! you will have to play around with the distance to get it right. i would suggest you do this with a dolphin torch before wiring it all up.....incase im wrong!
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 22:54

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 22:54
Wolfie they reflect glare of anything in front where they can. Have lights on top of the John Deere cab and they are a pain if have anyting protruding to view. Front end loader especially. A bit of fog makes them unusable nearly.
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Reply By: Member - Pezza (QLD) - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 01:42

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 01:42
Wolfie,
I agree with John, and the others, I tried a set of Narva 175's up there, even made a scoop under the light to stop them shining on the windscreen, even so they still only lasted 2 days for the 'fog' reason John gave.

Avagoodn
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Reply By: Member No 1- Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 07:50

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 07:50
yes it does
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Reply By: craig - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 08:52

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 08:52
I Think this is why most of the camel trophy land rovers had black bonnets...
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 10:57

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 10:57
Hi Wolfie.
The trick is to mount the lights at about the "B" pillar or the back of the front door if you like that way they will not shine on the bonnet. Have a look at the trucks that run in the utback challenge.
Ray
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