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Old December 30th, 2012, 09:28 AM
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You make a conscious choice to support the Chinese economy, I choose to support the American economy and I (gladly) pay a premium for that.

When Chinese factories make and sell their own products the primary goal is to make money, with little thought or effort going into performance, innovation and quality.

The 20" bar was $450 and puts out 6200 lumens. The 50" bar was $1K and puts out 16 000 lumens, so your prices are a bit off. Sure there are cheaper options but LEDs and HIDs are no way near the same thing in terms of draw, life span, etc.


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I'm not sure I understand the economy of 20-30 inch light bars that cost $600-1000. One could fab up an HID floodlight that produces significantly more light than these for much less money.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 10:07 AM
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The 50" bar was $1K
Hey Manimal, where do you see the 50 inch bars for $1k?

The lowest I have seen is $1500.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 12:16 PM
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Rigid has two types of 50" bars. The single row (SR) bar outputs 16 000 lumens and the double row bars 18 000 lumens. The SR can be found for $1K and the double rows for $1500.

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Hey Manimal, where do you see the 50 inch bars for $1k?

The lowest I have seen is $1500.
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Just not worth the money.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 12:25 PM
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Depends on your budget, doesn't it.

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If I had $1k to throw at a light bar I would. For now I have 2 Rigid Floods and 2 Rigid Spots mounted to the cage, and 2 floods at the rear of the truck.
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If I had $1k to throw at a light bar I would. For now I have 2 Rigid Floods and 2 Rigid Spots mounted to the cage, and 2 floods at the rear of the truck.
Two questions:
1) how did you attach them to the cage?
2) aren't they around $200/pair for the Rigid lights....you're at $400 right there!
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Two questions:
1) how did you attach them to the cage?
2) aren't they around $200/pair for the Rigid lights....you're at $400 right there!
I used stainless hose clamps painted black. I got the lights on Amazon for about $160/pair.

I finally got to use them at night at Rausch Creek. Very impressed with how well they illuminated and how far. More than enough for my needs.
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I used stainless hose clamps painted black. I got the lights on Amazon for about $160/pair.

I finally got to use them at night at Rausch Creek. Very impressed with how well they illuminated and how far. More than enough for my needs.
Yeah, they're pushing $190/pair now: http://amzn.com/B006H33ZU6
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I used stainless hose clamps painted black. I got the lights on Amazon for about $160/pair.

I finally got to use them at night at Rausch Creek. Very impressed with how well they illuminated and how far. More than enough for my needs.
Good to know! I've been looking at Rigid for adding driving lights and replacing my work lamp in rear, but if they are good for floods and spots, will consider that too for sure.

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Because of their small size you have to be careful where you mount them though. They look pretty dumb mounted on top of the NAS cage in the normal location.
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$1500 for lights seems absurd. Doesn't LaBron James have a 50" LED bar on his Jeep? That's the kind of shit sports guys do.
Also, who the hell wants to be the guy in front of the guy with 70 inches of LED's!?
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Because of their small size you have to be careful where you mount them though. They look pretty dumb mounted on top of the NAS cage in the normal location.
Absolutely agreed...that's why I was curious about how you mounted them....looks much better that way, also since they are small keeps them from getting snagged on branch limbs/etc vs riding high on the NAS mounts.
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$1500 for lights seems absurd. Doesn't LaBron James have a 50" LED bar on his Jeep? That's the kind of shit sports guys do.
Also, who the hell wants to be the guy in front of the guy with 70 inches of LED's!?
Or even behind a LED reverse light! Ed, how big is that thing anyways?
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sorry russ

I have been thinking about a diffuser once the truck is back together
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Pretty sure he spells his name LeBron James.

You're actually quite far off. I was inspired by this incredibly bad ass Defender rally car. More to do with performance than appearance actually. If anyone is interested in reading more about it the lighting install starts here

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$1500 for lights seems absurd. Doesn't LaBron James have a 50" LED bar on his Jeep? That's the kind of shit sports guys do.
Also, who the hell wants to be the guy in front of the guy with 70 inches of LED's!?
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Old December 30th, 2012, 10:18 PM
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Here's some images of what you can expect from a 30" Rigid LED Bar.

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Will the LEDs throw the light far down the road trail? I have 3 hella hid 4000's and love them on the trail. It's like driving in daylight at night.
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Much cheaper leds
http://blitzpro.com/12v-led-lights/led-bar-light.html
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I got a set of Rallye 4000 from Santa this year. Now trying to decide how to mount. Anyone ever try billet mounts from visionx?
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any shots of the Rigid LED light bars mounted up? and impressions of them.
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