Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Orange County, CA
Chassis: Crown Supercoach II (rear engine)
Engine: Detroit 6V92TAC, DDEC 2, Jake brake, Allison HT740
Rated Cap: 37,400 lbs GVWR
I also installed a pair of Hella rectangular fog lamps in my front bumper, wired so they only can be switched on when the headlights are on low beam (the standard European way), and I'm very impressed. They have a very wide beam pattern but with a sharp vertical cutoff, ideal for seeing the white fog lines next to the right lanes. I use selective-yellow lamps in them to prevent any short-wavelength light from glaring back at me, and that really makes a difference - Daniel Stern's excellent website explains it better than me! And, most important of all, I also have a Hella red rear foglight in my rear bumper; I'll never understand why they're not used in this country, because in thick fog or heavy rain I'm more concerned about who's behind me than what's in front of me. The original rear red flashing lights are now repurposed as extra high-mount brake lights that work only when the fog lights are switched on, another line of defense against idiots behind me.
With fog lights I feel that one should buy the real ones, usually made in Europe, or nothing at all. There's nothing worse than buying crap lights that lull you into thinking they're effective, when actually they're useless or even worse than useless, such as most so-called "fog lights" on vehicles here that are at best just pointless fashion accessories that do nothing useful. Buy Hella or Cibie - they're still the best.
Don't worry about finding "DOT-approved" lights. Remember, the federal DOT in their infinite bureaucratic wisdom approved those godawful sealed-beam headlights that infected the entire US auto industry for decades, and it's only recently that decent headlights are becoming common. For me, if headlights say "DOT-approved" or something to that effect, I definitely WON'T be buying them!
And so endeth the sermon of the day . . .