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Do offroad lights get real hot?

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I'm thinking of maybe mounting a pair of lights behind my grille, like some KC hilites or something. I have a honeycomb grille from an Edge, so I don't think it'll block out much light. However, I'm just worried about them getting too hot and melting the plastic.
 


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They do get hot, but as far as I know there are some people who have used KC's and they've been fine. Lots of people use 55watt Hella 500's and don't have problems.
 

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They get warm. But I don't think they get hot enough to melt anything.
 

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to many people have done it with all different kinds of lights..

i mean, a lot of them are plastic housings-- and they don't melt (even tho that is the rear lol)
 

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You should be just fine, just make sure they don't touch the grille.

My 130watt procomp lights did melt the covers off when left on over night tho.....whoops.
 

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Cool. Thanks guys!
 

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I would say any 55-watt (or any HID or LED type) light and you'll be fine.

A 100W or better light I wouldn't tempt fate with.
 

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They get warm. But I don't think they get hot enough to melt anything.
Get the big KC's and leave the covers on accidentally. They WILL melt shit.
 

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yes, 100+ watt and up lights will melt anything they touch. But regular 55 watt (legal wattage) don't get get more than warm, at least mine don't.
 

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