Lightforce coloured covers/lenses

I am looking at the range of Lightforce coloured covers/lenses and wondering what colours most people are using and feedback of their effectiveness.
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 at 02:09

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 at 02:09
Crystal Blue removes the slight yellow tinge from the halogen bulbs.
Provides a clearer whiter light.

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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 at 07:10

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 at 07:10
Off subject a bit, but, I nearly lost my new Lightforce Genesis lights on a recent trip in the Kimberley. There are 4 ‘special’ security screws in each light that hold the face in, half way into our trip, 3 fell out in one light and 2 in the other. Luckily I spotted this before they all fell out! What got me though was I thought I could just go to the first dealer and get a replacement set of screws under warranty. No way. Phoned Lightforce and they said I need to post the lights to them? I tried to explain where we were and that was not an option and why couldn’t I just go to a dealer. No, I have to send the lights in. They eventually gave me the Western Australian rep’s number because he might be where you are?? Remember, we are in the Kimberley. The rep was in Perth. Yes, not that far away. Finally got through to him and the best he could do was post a new set to our home address. I could not believe Lightforce’s attitude and how they had no comprehension how to deal with customers who are travelling. I suppose most customers do not travel? Anyway, don't forget to check your lights every now and again. Kevin
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Reply By: MAVERICK(WA) - Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 at 18:46

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 at 18:46
They are a fashion accessory - pick whatever colour you wish then take them off when you need to actually use them to see where you are going. rgds
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Follow Up By: workhorse - Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 at 19:50

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 at 19:50
Do you find the different lens types, spot/combo/spread make any difference?
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Follow Up By: Drew - Karratha - Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 at 21:06

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 at 21:06
I agree totally with Maverick - I have 3 x 240 Blitz on my Landcruiser, and have always taken the covers off on long drives at night. I can see the top of the lights and the covers throw a lot of light around the rim which is annoying whilst driving - and a waste of the light that is produced..... Without the covers on there is more light thrown out the front. 3 x spots light up the whole road and sides of the road. Any colour cover (mine are the blue tint because I think they look the best...) will reduce amount of light (they might make it more white / red / yellow etc, but there will be less light thrown where you want it....)
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Reply By: Ruffy-Dan - Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 at 10:29

Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 at 10:29
The colored lenses all serve a purpose. The blue one's, as mentioned, create a whiter lighter. The darker blue is for snow driving to reduce glare. Red is to remove glare and general used on the spot lights for spotting light sensitive animals. Green is for animal spotted in wooded areas. Yellow is to reduce glare in dusty or foggy conditions. There spot lights are the same lense as the driving lights so it has become more popular for them to be used as novilties.
Lastly, you should NEVER use the blitz or xgt without any covers. the poly carbonate lense of the light is not as abrasion resistant as the covers and even cleaning them can scrath the lense. If you don't want color then fit clear lenses.

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Follow Up By: workhorse - Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 at 10:47

Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 at 10:47
I have read the associated material with these covers but wanted to know if in practical terms both the colouring and the lens pattern make a real difference in lighting.
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Reply By: david m5 - Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 at 20:49

Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 at 20:49
When your reflectors go black and the lights are useless it wont matter what colour lens you have. i wouldn't waste my money again . Bright lights but cheep and nasty with no back up from the manufacturer.
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Follow Up By: Penchy - Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 at 21:32

Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 at 21:32
I had a recent experience with a Lightforce driving light. It was attached to the bull bar and part way through a creek crossing I got stuck (details of how I will spare you). Both lights were completely submerged in less than a metre of water, for maybe 5-10minutes, lights not on at the time. 1 of the lights took on some water internally and the relector failed as did the globe. I emailed Lightforce direct with the above information and was told to return it to the place of purchase (minus receipt) for repair free of charge. From what I was told this brand of light taking on water is very remote and suprising to those at the seller and the rep. I think if you buy s##t lights, expect s##t performance, same with anything really. Although I had a similar issue with some Narva branded semi sealed headlights to replace my fully sealed items. Semi sealed took on water and failed but Narva only offered to replace them. Why would I replace them if semi sealed will just take on water again in the future? No likely.
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Reply By: Drew - Karratha - Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 at 21:26

Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 at 21:26
I have had mine for about 8 years and around 240000k's on the front of 2 Landcruisers. About one quarter of that would be without any covers at all - the lenses clean up to like new with a bit of a rub with a wet sponge (they do have a few very small stone dents / nicks - but nothing that would reduce the light output.
I recently (a couple of years ago) phoned Lightforce with a problem with the mounts - over corrugations the lights would move all over the place and no matter how tight i did them up, it would keep happening. Lightforce sent me 3 x new mounts and globes (the whole thing apart from the reflector) with the new stainless fasteners - no arguments... That is good service!
I have no affiliation with the company, nor do I know anyone who works for them - I am just very impressed with the quality and service after having other expensive well known brands fail...
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Reply By: workhorse - Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 at 23:08

Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 at 23:08
Thanks for the comments but I'm really interested in the effect of the lenses on light pattern, spot/combo/spread. Do these filters have any affect, as I'm used to older styled IPFs with different glass lenses for spread and spot.
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