Originally Posted by Wanabee FTer
I have factory fog lights on my towd and would not be willing to go without them. As far as the MH is concerned, mine does not have them. I did drive the MH at night one time, but decided to avoid night time driving due to the poor lighting used back in '98.
If I ever decide I want to drive the MH at night, I will upgrade the stock lights to HID (high intensity discharge) This will allow the headlights to reach further and with brighter lighting.
I don't think I need fog lights on my coach for clear weather highway driving. I will agree with the other posters, that extra lighting is helpful when fog lights are installed properly, because the light is spread low and wide in front of and to the sides of the vehicle. But I also feel they are not necessary if the vehicle has good regular lighting.
Now if you need to actually drive in conditions for which fog lights were originally intended, fog, I would suggest pulling over and waiting for the fog to lift, with or without fog lights. I grew up on the coast of So California and found that driving in heavy fog at night with fog lights is very dangerous, even in a car. Visibility can be limited to one car length ahead of you. I would never attempt this in a motor home no matter what kind of lights were on it!
Becareful... HID's are much brighter than you think and some states might be illegal...
As for information.
Xenon HID Conversion Kits 3000k 6000k 8000k 10000k
What is Lumen?
Lumen is a unit of measuring the light output, brightness, of a source. Traditional low-beam halogen headlight produces 1000 – 1200 lumens
, while HID outfitted headlight outputs around 3200 lumens
4100k - 4300k is the ideal HID color temperature to produce the maximum amount of light, lumens, hence the reason while all OEM manufacturers equip their vehicles with these types of bulbs.