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Which one (if not both) is better?
The fogs seem cheaper than the covers, but I'm biased to the look of the vinyl.
Ive also heard of issues with protectants such as lamin-x melting/smoking?
 

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the vinyl restricts light so light output isnt as good but looks better in daytime. yellow fogs can barely be seen in day unless you are up close.
 

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so ive had both and this is what i can tell you.

Bulbs: good output, looks kinda weird in the daytime, a lighter tint of yellow

Vinyl: protects the fog lense, a deeper tone of yellow, restricts 5-10% of light output.

ive never had any problems with bulbs overheating or vinyl smoking/melting.

for the fogs, ive tried many setups from regular bulbs to high watt bulbs, 35w/55w hids, with or w/o vinyl and ive never had a problem. ive probably went through 2 sheets of vinyl testing which shade of yellow i like the best. im super happy with my current setup.
 

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i like my vinyl with 8000K hids behind them , it gives it a nice look when the fogs are off
 

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^ lol yeah but they are something different , but they give out alot of light more than my 3000K or my 3000K behind vinyl
 

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^ lol yeah but they are something different , but they give out alot of light more than my 3000K or my 3000K behind vinyl
That just doesn't make sense from a Physics stand point.

4300K gives out the MOST Lumen

3000K gives out the most usable light during bad weather

and 8000K - 10000k (or higher) gives out the LEAST Lumen out of of all the HID kits.

The choice you should have gone with is 4300K with a Vinyl to get the most light output.
 

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That just doesn't make sense from a Physics stand point.

4300K gives out the MOST Lumen

3000K gives out the most usable light during bad weather

and 8000K - 10000k (or higher) gives out the LEAST Lumen out of of all the HID kits.

The choice you should have gone with is 4300K with a Vinyl to get the most light output.
+1 but you probably think its more light because you see the tint of green now
 
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