where I drive there are lots of hills and curves....and wild turkeys
and deer. when the high beams are turned on the low beams go off, it
makes it hard to see the roadsides up close. the van has one light per
side with high and low beam. is it possible or practical to wire it so
the low beam stays on when high beam is turned on?. Thanks for any
A dual element bulb would generate too much heat
if both elements were on at the same time for to long.
What you want to do would be good if you have seperate
low and high bulbs.
I say try it, the worst that will happen is the housing will
If you have only one headlight with a dual filament bulb on each side,
this is a bad idea, due to excess heat being generated. If your problem
is lack of foreground light and beam spread, GOOD fog lights may do the
job. Or, find some driving lights that would fit the 4 X 6 high/low
sealed beams, throw the driving light reflector/lens inserts away, and
use the brackets & mounts for your new lights. Or, look on eBay for
Hella XL since these lights were designed for the specific job.
Yes it is it possible to wire it so the low beam stays on when
high beam is turned on. I have have been wiring my cars that
way, for some of the same reasons as you describe, for years. By
not switchig off the low beams I can run the fog/road lamps as
well.. To get around inspection laws you need to wire in a
seperate power supply to the high beams that you can be turn on
as you wish. On Some of the newer cars one can activate the
flash to pass feature while on low beam and thus light all the
lamps as well.
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