Thanks for the replies, guys.
Originally Posted by dillcc
I can't imagine projectors looking good stuck in the grille, but I'd vote for them in general over reflector types.
If I put them in the grille, I'd try to mount them behind the grilles so they wouldn't be as noticeable.
Originally Posted by BonneMeMN
The Optilux (angel eyes, hellas) are really spotlight/pencil beam types. I wouldn't drive with them alone at night because there'* no coverage to the sides really.
I wouldn't use them alone, I'd use them with the high beams.
Originally Posted by willwren
Cyberwhite are known for their reflector design. They produce a wide beam that doesn't affect oncoming cars, without loss of light. They can be run with either 55w or 100w H3 lamps.
Coupled with tricking your fogs to stay on with high beams produces an amazing field of visibility at night.
I agree! But, if you're going to put Hella or Cyberwhites into the stock fog light openings, there'* no other place to put aftermarket fogs. :( Unless you go with projector fogs behind the grilles. Then I think that would be too high for fog lights, you want fog lights to be low on the car to keep the light pattern below your line of sight to prevent light reflecting back into your eyes.
If I put good aftermarket fogs into the stock openings, there'* no other place to put aftermarket drivers, unless I put projectors into/behind the grilles.
That'* where the question comes into play as to whether the projectors put out as much light as the Hella/Cyberwhite style. I want as much light as I can get.
On my '95 SE, I had Cibie fog AND driving lights mounted under the front bumper. With the high beams, drivers and fogs all on at the same time, I had a LOT of light down the road and off to the sides too.
With the lights being mounted that low, the were too easy to get broken. And with the amount of snow that we get here in central New York, they were always getting knocked out of place too.
Now, with my '03 SSEi, there'* no good place to mount aftermarket lights except into the stock fog openings, and maybe behind the grilles. If I go behind the grilles, it looks like there'* only enough room for projectors, not round or rectangular drivers.