I was already using Osram H4 bulbs but they were not enough for driving in the rain. So I opted for a cost-efficient yet effective solution.
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As many would know the stock headlights of Thar or for that matter the new Thar also is pathetic. A few months back I upgraded the headlights to Osram H4 bulbs of 100/90 rating using a relay. The throw was good in city driving and also had sufficient improvements on the highway.
However, during the rains, the lights were still not enough to cater for the requirement. And after much deliberation, I decided to go for a cost-efficient yet effective solution.
Purchased a pair of Hello Fog lights (Hella-300-F) from Amazon, Bosch H3 bulbs of 55W rating to be fitted into the same. These lights are to be supported with a pair of 3000 Kelvin amber-coloured spotlights.
The Hella lights were placed on the front bumpers and the spotlights were placed on the fender. The wiring was done through the bonnet and entered into the cabin using the same route as the windshield lights. Both the new additions get switched on from a switch placed next to the headlight leveller switch.
The entire setup cost about Rs. 2500 including fitting and everything, the result is pretty satisfactory although a long highway run test is pending for now. However, I still have the option of putting up 100/90 bulbs in place of 55W bulbs if more illumination is required.
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