Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Western Region > Alaska Chapter
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Alaska Chapter Join Chapter, Leader: bearman113

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-28-2005, 09:15 PM
greythorn3's Avatar
greythorn3 greythorn3 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Anchorage Alaska
Posts: 2,105
greythorn3 has a good reputation on FTE.greythorn3 has a good reputation on FTE.greythorn3 has a good reputation on FTE.
lightforce 240 hid

anyone run these lights? are they worth the money? and how well do they take running over trees without lense protection?


ray
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-28-2005, 09:53 PM
Crumm's Avatar
Crumm Crumm is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Posts: 523
Crumm is starting off with a positive reputation.
I run a set of Hella Hid's and I can tell you that HID is worth the money. I know a couple of guys that run light force lights and I would think that the flimsy mounting arm might not stand up to tree's very well. The lexan lens on the light force is tougher than the glass lens on the Hella's but the mounting base on the Hella is ten times tougher than the light force. The light force lights also shake a little on rough roads due to the flimsy mounting arm.
__________________
2005 F150 SuperCrew 5.4
1996 F350 PSD 4X4 CC 5sp
1995 Explorer 4X4
1975 F250 390 4X4 C6 203
1942 Ford GPW 4cyl 4X4
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-29-2005, 02:27 AM
greythorn3's Avatar
greythorn3 greythorn3 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Anchorage Alaska
Posts: 2,105
greythorn3 has a good reputation on FTE.greythorn3 has a good reputation on FTE.greythorn3 has a good reputation on FTE.
woah

dont want no shaky lights, oh well a guy was trying to sell me his... guess iw ill pass.

Ray
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-29-2005, 09:58 PM
mlb4966's Avatar
mlb4966 mlb4966 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Valdez, Alaska
Posts: 1,532
mlb4966 is starting off with a positive reputation.
How much was he asking? I have the 240 non hid and they light up one mile of the road. The HID should light up much more. I do notice a "Little" shaking on rough roads but steady on the highway. I use mine for highway driving and have never had an issue with them shaking but for off-road I can see were the bracket can be stronger. I still think for light output cannot be beat. The regular 240 are just as strong if not stronger than the competion's HID. Havent had the chance to compare the Lightforce 240 HID to the regular 240's. I know the new regular 240 are $300 and the HID are $1000.
__________________
Mike B

1999 F350 CC DW 2V V10 - 2000 F350 CC - Flatbed 7.3
2002 F250 SC - V10 - 2004 F350 CC - 6.O (Terd-Injectors)
2006 F350 CC Lariat - 6.0 (Terd 2 - Head Gasket)
2011 F350 CC 6.2 - The future shall tell
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-29-2005, 10:07 PM
Crumm's Avatar
Crumm Crumm is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Posts: 523
Crumm is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mlb4966
The regular 240 are just as strong if not stronger than the competion's HID.
No way does a regular light compare to an HID! I have a set of HID and I have several sets of other lights(most in the shop on the shelf). You can take the best PIAA bulb, Light force bulb or KC bulb and they don't hold a candle to any brand of HID lights. HID is a total different unit than a standard light. What brand were you comparing your standard 240's too? Must have been some off the wall generic brand that claimed to be a HID. I run about 120,000 miles a year mostly on the Dalton highway and I can tell you that nothing compares to a HID. I have run large piaa's, hella's, lightforce, KC's and a few other brands and the HID outperforms them all weather it be Hella, Lightforce or KC hid's. You get what you pay for and hid's are the spendy ones.
__________________
2005 F150 SuperCrew 5.4
1996 F350 PSD 4X4 CC 5sp
1995 Explorer 4X4
1975 F250 390 4X4 C6 203
1942 Ford GPW 4cyl 4X4
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-30-2005, 04:49 PM
mlb4966's Avatar
mlb4966 mlb4966 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Valdez, Alaska
Posts: 1,532
mlb4966 is starting off with a positive reputation.
My comparison is just the numbers given by each manufactor. I have yet to do a side by side comparision. Would be nice to do but I havent had the opportunity yet.

As for what I have for numbers. (From the Internet)
KC 6" HID - 275,000 Candlewatt power per. Also listed as 600,000 per pair
Lighforce 6" - 350,000 Candlewatt power. 700,000 pair
Lightforce 9" (Older model-vented) 750,000 Candlewatt power 1,500,000 per pair
Lightforce 9" (Newer model) 1,000,000 Candlewatt power 2,000,000 per pair
Lightforce 9" HID - No numbers are given
PIAA - Also couldnt get any number via Candlewatt output
Hella FF 1000 HID - Once agian no numbers to compare.
Rallye 4000 HID - Same

Not sure if I should be comparing the Candlewatt output or not. Yep I know that HID is 3x brighter than normal lights so the numbers above have me somewhat confused. I would like to think my regular 9" lights are pretty bright but if the HID put them to shame then I diffently need to upgrade. I do like alot of light while driving on the highway. I'll try to find someone with HID here locally and do a comparsion to see how they hold up. Until then I shut my trap

PS. Greythorne. How much for the HID Lightforce?
__________________
Mike B

1999 F350 CC DW 2V V10 - 2000 F350 CC - Flatbed 7.3
2002 F250 SC - V10 - 2004 F350 CC - 6.O (Terd-Injectors)
2006 F350 CC Lariat - 6.0 (Terd 2 - Head Gasket)
2011 F350 CC 6.2 - The future shall tell
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-30-2005, 11:02 PM
greythorn3's Avatar
greythorn3 greythorn3 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Anchorage Alaska
Posts: 2,105
greythorn3 has a good reputation on FTE.greythorn3 has a good reputation on FTE.greythorn3 has a good reputation on FTE.
hid

well he wanted 600 for the pair, and sold them to his brother in law yesterday


ray
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-31-2005, 12:07 AM
mlb4966's Avatar
mlb4966 mlb4966 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Valdez, Alaska
Posts: 1,532
mlb4966 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks Ray.

I did see some of the above mention models on the internet for about the same price new.
__________________
Mike B

1999 F350 CC DW 2V V10 - 2000 F350 CC - Flatbed 7.3
2002 F250 SC - V10 - 2004 F350 CC - 6.O (Terd-Injectors)
2006 F350 CC Lariat - 6.0 (Terd 2 - Head Gasket)
2011 F350 CC 6.2 - The future shall tell
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-31-2005, 07:18 PM
Crumm's Avatar
Crumm Crumm is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Posts: 523
Crumm is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mlb4966
Not sure if I should be comparing the Candlewatt output or not?
You cannot compare different brands of lights by there advertised "candlepower". Problem with the "candlepower" rating is there is no industry standard. One company may claim 1,000,000 candlepower and the competitions 750,000 candlepower light will blow them away. Each manufacturer rates there lights by what they feel a candlepower should be. I guess some of them just use a bigger wick. Only way to really compare is to hook them up side by side and see how they compare. In the past some 4wd magazines have did some comparisons but I have not seen any lately with the newer lights.
__________________
2005 F150 SuperCrew 5.4
1996 F350 PSD 4X4 CC 5sp
1995 Explorer 4X4
1975 F250 390 4X4 C6 203
1942 Ford GPW 4cyl 4X4
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-01-2005, 01:45 PM
DaveAK DaveAK is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Sterling, Alaska
Posts: 118
DaveAK is starting off with a positive reputation.
I remember an article in Fourwheeler magazine that compared lights. You might search their web site for it.
Just my two cents.
__________________
04 XL F250SD 5.4 auto 4.10 4x4
94 XL F150 4.9 I6 man. 3.05 4X4
83 XL F150 300 I6 man. 3.55 4X4
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-01-2005, 01:47 PM
mlb4966's Avatar
mlb4966 mlb4966 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Valdez, Alaska
Posts: 1,532
mlb4966 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I'll take a look. I tried an internet search (Driving Lights Comparsion and HID Comparsion) but had no luck.

I also see the 240 went up to almost $4000 here at the NAPA store.
__________________
Mike B

1999 F350 CC DW 2V V10 - 2000 F350 CC - Flatbed 7.3
2002 F250 SC - V10 - 2004 F350 CC - 6.O (Terd-Injectors)
2006 F350 CC Lariat - 6.0 (Terd 2 - Head Gasket)
2011 F350 CC 6.2 - The future shall tell
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2005, 01:47 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
390 running HOT mk 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 6 04-30-2002 11:51 AM
rough idle and running on dvlinnell 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 7 04-17-2002 12:29 AM
Running Ruff xavetarx 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 3 02-06-2002 08:59 PM
Running Rough jpb222 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 17 03-25-2001 07:25 PM
running boards DD Expedition & Navigator 2 02-02-2001 11:48 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Western Region > Alaska Chapter

Tags
1000, 240, alaska, bracket, f150, ff, force, ford, forums, hella, hid, kc, light, lightforce, mounting, piaa, set

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup