I've read a few threads on here and searched around on google and stuff.
I've heard the stories, of somebody with aircraft landing lights on their car/truck/boat and it being extremely bright.
I've got a 2005 Chevy Blazer. Its got the stock headlights, I grounded one yellow wire on the low beam, and it keeps the lows and highs on. (Found a guide on the net for it. It has two bulbs,one for the low and one for highs. We added a fuse in the wire we added.)
However this ain't enough light for me.
I have to drive about a half hour - forty five minutes one way to school every day, and most of it is on the highway. Also, the closest large city is about 5-6 hours away, again highway, although I haven't ventured that far yet.
So I'm tempted to try out these so called aircraft landing lights.
Yes I know theres purpose built lights for this application.. I don't care, haha.
I've found a few different types. There are mainly, from what I can find, 13V ones, like from a Cessna 172.. and 28V, from a B52 Nuclear Bomber, 747s, etc.
I've figured out how to run the 28V ones, well in theory at least.
I think you wire them in series. 4 x 28v gives you 112v. Then I'd get a 120V inverter.
I have an extra battery wired into the blazer, with 1 gauge wiring going from the front to the back battery. (I have a 3000W subwoofer amp, but I won't be using the stereo when the lights are on) I will be getting a larger alternator pretty soon.
The main problem I have, is that I cannot find housings for these lights.
The GE-Q4559X lights, (which I think some of you guys use for handheld spotlights), I can find, and other lights similar to them. These are 8" lights, and I am not able to find a housing for them, other than stage lighting for concerts and stuff.
There are also other sorts of lights, the 13V ones are usually 5.5" or so in diameter, and I can't really find any housings for those either.
I am not sure what sort of connector is on the lamp either...
So if anybody could point me in the right direction..
I think someone on here had 8 on there old car..