relay I think

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Hi Christopher B
I was wondering if you could tell me the name of the gadget that can test
the brightness of bulbs.
Also a while ago with the fiasco of the bulb booster thingy I was left with
the relay or plug that used to be connected to the outer head light free.
You said it would be usfull if I ever wanted to connect spots, well I do.
How do I go about doing this. All I can see is I think four female
connectors in that one relay/plug but what to do next.
I really love putting myself in situations now dont I, but its better than
paying a guy to do it and then still not knowing, or to put it another way
being as stupid as you were before you bought the spots.
Anyway what can I do or not do.
john C
92HDJ 80 1HDT rep of Ireland
 
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John
Bulb brightness tester: I used the light meter on my camera! Fix
camera in position, take reading, change bulb, repeat reading, compare.
Each exposure "stop" increase doubles the brightness.
Regarding the relays etc (sore point for me, as you say, but I thought
you had got yours installed and working). Yes, you can use them to wire
up your spots, but it will require a little chopping and changing. I'm
not wholly convinced that I can explain this by email until you have
decided exactly what you want to do.
I think Clive has answered your "spot" versus "flood" versus "fog"
question better than I can, and what you choose affects how you need to
wire it all up.
Fog lights go with dipped beam and, by law, require a separate switch
since you are only allowed to use them in conditions of poor visibility.
Flood and spot lights on the front of the car, wired to come on with
main beam, don't need a separate switch although you might choose to fit
one.
If you fit lights on the roof these are implicitly not for "on road"
use, and you might choose to make them wholly separate from the existing
headlights.
So what do you plan to do?
CB
|
| Hi Christopher B
|
| I was wondering if you could tell me the name of the gadget
| that can test the brightness of bulbs.
| Also a while ago with the fiasco of the bulb booster thingy I
| was left with the relay or plug that used to be connected to
| the outer head light free.
| You said it would be usfull if I ever wanted to connect
| spots, well I do.
| How do I go about doing this. All I can see is I think four
| female connectors in that one relay/plug but what to do next.
| I really love putting myself in situations now dont I, but
| its better than paying a guy to do it and then still not
| knowing, or to put it another way being as stupid as you were
| before you bought the spots.
| Anyway what can I do or not do.
| john C
| 92HDJ 80 1HDT rep of Ireland
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Hi Christopher
Thanks for your reply again. I fitted the fog lights to the bumper and will
wire them up after I figure out how to.
The plug that I was talking about was the now not used one on the left side
back of the head light looking out.
This is no longer used because with the booster kit if you remember (How can
I forget I hear you say, even though I wish I could) you only need touse one
head light plug. But I think ill connect them up to a switch just to be
safe, well that is the idea anyway we shall see.
cheers
johnC
92HDJ 80 1HDT Rep of Ireland
 
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John,
you really need to wire these up through a switch and a relay.
This means that the fog lights will go off if you put the main beam
on, fog lights are fairly useless with main beam dazzling you anyway.
This also stops you dazzling other drivers.
Regards, Clive.
 
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