i am buying a new vehicle soon, probably a Subaru Forester.
I frequently drive on country roads (In Australia) and am looking for a good set of auxilliary driving lights to be switched (via relay, and a separate switch to kill them in the city) to activate only when the high beams are on.
I am not too worried about price, and am happy to spend more to get good lights, but I can't really justify spending the money on a set of Lightforce HIDs (which I understand don't have a good reputation here, although all the Aussie 4wdrivers rave about them) or Hella Predators,
i am not looking for a super tight spot beam (which seems to be all the lightforces are)
what I want is a light at throws well, but also throws a lot of light to the sides, so I can see Kangaroos and other animals on the side of the road and see around corners
I have been looking at Cibie Oscars, Super Oscars, and Hella Rallye4000, Rallye4000 compact, and the Baja designs Fuego
Does anyone have any input as to what would be best for my use ?
I would mostly be using these lights in the SouthWest of Western Australia, more winding country roads, than the typical image of Australia's flat desert areas, a typical straight stretch would be no more than 2km.
i am thinking Halogen would be better than Hid as I will be turning them on and off fairly frequently, and I believe that is hard on the Hid globes.
I am also asking this on a Rally forum I am a member of, the guys I am asking there all drive frequently in the same areas, normally towing their rally cars home from an event.
I already have a set of Hella Comet 500 (square) on my current car, they greatly improve my current cars lights, which I will be keeping (the lights not the car) and may put either side of the new lights, aimed slightly to the sides if need be, or I will put them on my wife's car.