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Old January 4th, 2015, 01:33 PM
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LED light bar recomendations

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I put in HID headlights awhile back. They've worked great. I can mostly see what is in front of me.
But the do not have high beams and there are times I'd like to blaze up what is in front of me.
I'd like to put a light bar on the crossbar of the brush bar. Where there are currently old round PIAA fog lights original owner installed.

Can anyone make any recommendations for a good affordable light bar?

Thanks for your input.

I searched but didn't find much

Happy New Year.

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Old January 4th, 2015, 01:36 PM
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I too would like to find a good and affordable LED light bar. As of now my search has found either good or affordable light bars but not both.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 01:36 PM
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I have two Olympus LED bars on my Disco. Both are great quality backed by a pretty damn good warranty... BUT shipping can be a PITA. They drop ship from China like most other mid-range brands. On the other side of that, they are a company based in Colorado and you're talking to someone from the states, and not Johang-Li from eBay.

IMHO, any China bar from a good name (Olympus, Sneveys, Trail Worthy Fab, Lifetime...) is worth your money. Rigid is the same product as any of these (with the exception that they usually have the "newer/better" stuff first.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 01:37 PM
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I found this, and would like to do an order to try them out...

http://www.afterpartz.com/us/8-50-36...CqKRoCsW_w_wcB
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Old January 4th, 2015, 01:40 PM
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I found this, and would like to do an order to try them out...

http://www.afterpartz.com/us/8-50-36...CqKRoCsW_w_wcB
With stuff like that, good luck making a warranty claim. If you're spending less than 80-100 bucks, its fine to take the chance with something like that or an eBay special. If I'm spending a couple hundred, I like the piece of mind that comes with a stateside vendor.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 01:45 PM
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I went with a 40" SuperbrightLED bar with spot beams in the center and wide angles on the outside. It is very bright, making the headlight high beams and Land Rover driving lights look like dim birthday candles. I mounted it above the windshield to fit that size of bar. It does not whine as some do, and has a good aluminum heat sink with fins on the back to keep it cool.

I am sure they have a set of smaller ones that will fit the location you mentioned. Overall, very happy with the visibility and brightness of the bar.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 01:45 PM
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Seems that superbrightleds.com has some nice options.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 01:56 PM
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With stuff like that, good luck making a warranty claim. If you're spending less than 80-100 bucks, its fine to take the chance with something like that or an eBay special. If I'm spending a couple hundred, I like the piece of mind that comes with a stateside vendor.
Exactly. With the price point and the product being LEDs, I'm not overly concerned about warranties.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 02:00 PM
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this is a pic of roof bar on my old truck:

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Old January 4th, 2015, 02:08 PM
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Nice. I'm new to this quest. What means "combo?"


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this is a pic of roof bar on my old truck:
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I've had good luck with DDM tuning for my HID kits etc in the past. They have some great prices on the LED bars. I've been kicking around getting one for the D2

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Product-Cat...s/Off-Road-LED

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Nice. I'm new to this quest. What means "combo?"
Combo usually refers to a combination of Flood beams and Spot beams in the same light
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Old January 4th, 2015, 02:17 PM
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Is the flood/spot switched by you? Or all on together?
I'll check the link the link. Thanks



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I've had good luck with DDM tuning for my HID kits etc in the past. They have some great prices on the LED bars. I've been kicking around getting one for the D2 http://www.ddmtuning.com/Product-Cat...s/Off-Road-LED ------ Follow up post added January 4th, 2015 03:14 PM ------ Combo usually refers to a combination of Flood beams and Spot beams in the same light
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They all come on at the same time, usually the spots are in the center of the bar, and the floods are on the ends. So you get a great spread of light in front of you.
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I have one of the 52"? Curved light bars that I am putting under the roof rack and trucklite led headlamps and a pair of the 9" terrafirma hids on the front brush bar .... Thinking that should cover all the lighting needs up front, both spread and distance..
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Old January 4th, 2015, 03:47 PM
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Do the truck light headlights have hi/beams?


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Yes... I don't think they could be dot legal if they didn't..
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I have one of the 52"? Curved light bars that I am putting under the roof rack and trucklite led headlamps and a pair of the 9" terrafirma hids on the front brush bar .... Thinking that should cover all the lighting needs up front, both spread and distance..
Are you afraid of the dark?
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Old January 4th, 2015, 04:54 PM
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Mine don't. And it's a hassle when I need to make a point.


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Yes... I don't think they could be dot legal if they didn't..
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I used to work in the LED industry. Not in this application, but one with similar technology. The best brand, imho, is Baja Designs. But, they're expensive. Given how long LED 's last, and how many hours they are used in an automotive application, there isn't much value in loading tons of tech into a light that will probably get destroyed.

I have a couple of Lifetime bars on my buggy with a couple Xtreme LED pods. My 110 will get the Xtreme treatment all the way around.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 06:06 PM
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Can't vouch for those full width light bars as I only use an 8 LED flood work/camp light on the back. I went with AURORA and am impressed with the build.

Just about all this technology comes from China, but you can still deal with a local such as:
southernsuicidallighting@gmail.com
Might take a while replying as he runs this business on the side. He is in the military.
I have no affiliation, its just that he did reply to a question on this brand even though I had not purchased from him.
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