I think you may be confusing the function of the spot lights with fog lights.
My fog lights are making a wide horisontal line beam and the idea is to control scatter in order to minimise the reflection from the vapour droplets (unlike high beam). Hardly any usable light... until you indeed drive in the thick fog.
The only time we get fog up here is in the winter, when car is in hibernation mode. In the 2 years I have owned car, I tried fog lights once. Was so un-impressed with light output, never used again.
BTW, have you used LEDs for your interior lighting? LEDs really illuminate the interior.
No, not yet, maybe this winter. Not to worried about interior, lots of dust, mud here. Have been really impressed with new LED technology. First LED lights I have ever used were the LED shop lights, installed in shop before painting. They worked so good, thought I would give these a try. They really light up the road. Will now actually use these lights.
I have to confess to using the fogs on my 1985 280sl like high beams in non-foggy weather. The wide light is nice. I think they might be pointed a little high. They do see to work a bit like high beams lighting up the trees as I head down a dark country road. I definitely like having them available, whatever they are for.
Just looking at all the bugs on the front of bigsky's car, you can tell he is doing a good bit of driving at night.
One of the problems with factory fog lights, is that they had no easy vertical adjustment. These lights shoot a beam just a little wider then the hi beams, and just a little bit farther. The light seems more "white" then the hi beams. Really lighting up reflective road signs, and hopefully deer eyes
All bugs are from daytime driving, last night was the first time I used lights all summer
Gets up to 95F in daytime but cools to low 50's at night.
My main question is: Can I now wire these LED lights directly to my Hi beam circuit, or will the extra 36 watts be to much for the fuse/dimmer switch/wiring?? I would completely by pass the fog light switch.