Driving lights upto $250.00-Budget

Submitted: Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 18:52
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Gidday all,

I have a budget of $250.00 and would like to know recommendations on a driving light to suit 03 Hilux.
Thanks in advance.

Cheers
Greg
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Reply By: Member - shane (SA) - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 19:38

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 19:38
hi Greg, i have cibie super oscars, great lights and i like the mounting.
some will say this and that but its a personal thing. i opted for two spread beams, tried one of each but was not happy. shop around, you should get them close to that price.
cheers shane.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark E (VIC) - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 20:16

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 20:16
I had a pair of super oscars for about 10 years on the old Disco. They were a reasonable light, but over the years the reflectors discoloured and the rivets holding the mounting plates to the body of the lights shook loose and they were stuffed. 10 years is not too bad I guess, but this time I went for something a little more 'waterproof'....IPF Extremes, but from memory they are about $350. If you can get the Super Oscars or any other 'brand-name' light for $250, buy them.

Also try Lightforce. Even the ?170's may come in about that.

Cheers,

Mark
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Reply By: Greg - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 20:12

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 20:12
I should read my post before I send it and put an "s" after light to make it plural. ie 1 pair of driving lights.
I am possibly leaning towards the Narva 175. Any feedback?
Cheers
Greg
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 20:41

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 20:41
I would give the thumbs up to the Narva 175 and pocket the savings. You have not stated how much night driving you do or where you do it however.........they are a very reasonably priced kit, no one will steal them (so far) and they have wank factor zero (he he.)
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Follow Up By: Shane (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 07:58

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 07:58
I have Narva's 175's on mine & use them a lot out West & value for money they are a good light. I have merged my Lightforce SL 240 hand held spotlight into their beams & there is bugger all difference.
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Reply By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 20:47

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 20:47
I have got a pair of night stalkers from Terrian tamer for about $140.
I found them to be reasonable light with solid mounts, not too big (resticting air flow), with a reasonable throw of light using the spot/spread combo.
just wacth the little grub screws that hold the lense to the body, both of mine came loose.

Shane
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 21:12

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 21:12
I have the Nite Stalker 200 series. Paid about $150 ish. Great value for $$. Only mistake i made was getting the spread/spot combo instead of 2 spots.
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Reply By: mfewster - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 21:08

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 21:08
Everyone I know who has had them has good things to say about Cibies- except me. The mounting brackets (original eqipment) on both spots bleep tered somewhere along the Gibb River Rd and I lost them both.
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Follow Up By: mfewster - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 21:09

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 21:09
Should have added-I had the expensive adjustable head supports on both lights which should have made them even more rigid and I still lost them.
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Follow Up By: Member - shane (SA) - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 21:29

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 21:29
i agree about the rivets, i replaced mine with small nylocks and bolts.
had them on for around 150.000ks with no problems.
cheers shane.
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Follow Up By: mfewster - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 07:58

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 07:58
I was amazed with mine. The actual metal in the bracket had sheared off. Rivets could have gone first which then allowed movement? I don't know, First I saw was no spots and then the hanging wires and broken brackets. If anyone has been driving along the Gibb River Rd and has picked up a couple of Cibies on the side of the Rd------- you can keep them. I wont use Cibies again. But in fairness to Cibie, others experience has been different. The Gibb River was b rough that crossing.
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Reply By: Footloose - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 21:49

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 21:49
After trying most medium priced driving lights, I have a pair of these and can't fault them.
Roo lites
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Reply By: Snowy 3.0iTD - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 07:38

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 07:38
Not sure if they still fall in to your budget range these days, but I had a pair of Narva Ultima's (Combo beam pair) and never had a problem with them on two vehilcles, just decided to upgrade to Lightforce when the finances would allow.

Cheers

Snowy
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Reply By: Member - Barnesy (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 10:56

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 10:56
I can't recommend Lightforce highly enough. I have no interest in the company except that they were designed by a bloke in country SA and are made in Adelaide.

The 170's are around $350 but the smaller 140's are around $270. They would be just as good (if not better) than many larger lights.

Barnesy
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