I've always liked the round off-road light look (especially for trucks) compared to the newer style LED cubes or long rectangle bars. I know the LEDs are brighter, but I don't like the look. I really don't actually use the lamps every day, but I'll see them bolted to my truck every day... if that makes sense. Plus I'm fine with the added output (I added the comparison photo below to the original post)Love the look of those lights on your truck. Giving me the itch to get some driving lights on my truck. I had a set on my last vehicle and i miss that extra output on back roads around here.
It's brighter in person than in the photo, it's hard to take good pics of light output. For reference if I used he high beams instead of the PIAAs, it seems like the high beams are 1/2 as bright as the PIAAs, and not as focused forward as the PIAAs.
Actually the last photo in the Blue Sea post shows it (I actually took that pic after PIAA install):Raine, great lights! I'm looking to do something similar with a set of Hella fogs that I already have, and possibly add a pair of the same PIAA All Terrains, on two separate circuits, of course.
Could you take a photo of how your Blue Sea block looks like now with the PIAA wires attached? I assume that the wire from relay to the battery is now routed to the BS block, while the rest is fairly standard, routing from the PIAA relay to ground, lights, and dashboard switch?
The six wires connected to the left side of the Blue Sea fuse block are(top to bottom):
black 1 - Mitsuba horn relay ground -
black 2 - PIAA lamp ground -
black 3 - PIAA relay ground -
red 1 - Mitsuba horn relay 12v+
white 1 - PIAA relay 12v+
white 2 - Xterra switch 12v+