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HID Lighting

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by yard5864, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. yard5864

    yard5864 Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    I was wondering if anyone is using Boss' new HID lighting, and how they liked it???? Is it worth the $$$?
  2. FFD133

    FFD133 Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    here in Indy, they go for around $600. OUCH!:dizzy: I can't see them being worth that much money. Just plow with your brights on!:)

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    That or just go and buy those blue bulbs you see in those rice burners. and newer cars. Those are plenty bright!
  4. FFD133

    FFD133 Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    that's what I was wondering is if you could put those bulbs in.
  5. cjasonbr

    cjasonbr Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 635

    I like mine. I would buy them again. They are just as bright as the pictures on the website make them out to be. They look sweet too. The dealer told me mine would be cheaper if installed when i bought the plow... a lot more as an add on option. I think i paid about $600 with a new plow.

    The real trick is keeping the boss lights pointed straight.

    The fake HID bulbs don't even compare.

    do a search too, there have been a bunch of threads on this.
  6. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    I would put 100w off-road lights before I spent that much for HID's. I do agree HID's would be cool though.
  7. Novi plow boy

    Novi plow boy Member
    Messages: 38

    I put the HID light bulbs in my truck and i drive with my brights on and cant see. I switched to the brightest bulb hella makes and it works the best out of all the bulbs.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 18, 2007
  8. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    You put HID color bulbs in, true HID lighting involves ballasts and should involve new housings since the halogen reflectors will blind everyone.

    HID will also consume a lot less power than any high wattage halogen bulb.
  9. cjasonbr

    cjasonbr Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 635

    Yup there's a BIG difference between the BOSS factory HID's and throwing an aftermarket HID kit into the existing smart-lights.
    I'm happy with mine.

    Pretty much this is exactly how it is:
  10. yard5864

    yard5864 Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    Thanks guys, I was pretty much thinking the same way as everyone else. Yah they would be nice but the $$ is a major. I think I will just try the buld swap (the brighter whiter halogens)
  11. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    Those lights are so bright, how do they effect oncoming traffic??

    How is visibility when the snow is really coming down??
  12. yard5864

    yard5864 Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    I have the HID lights on my truck, which is why i was considering them for the plow. There is a huge difference between what I can see with just the truck lights and what I can see with the plow lights. I love the HID's in the snow, you can notice the snow falling a little more, but I quickly got used to it. As far as affecting other cars on the road, I don;t know.
  13. cjasonbr

    cjasonbr Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 635

    It affects the other drivers on the road just as much as those Audi and BMW HID's.

    When driving with snow falling the HID's really pierce right through it. It is very noticeably easier to see with the HID's than with my brights.

    In fact i never use my brights because the HID's are that good.
  14. 04f350powerv-xt

    04f350powerv-xt Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    I just bought a new power v-xt and I asked to have the HID lights put in. My dealer told me they are illegal in Canada because they are so bright! Kinda sucks because that is the way I like them, nice and bright!