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Old 11-16-2014, 04:49 PM   #1
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LED light bar quest

Obviously Rigid is well known in the LED world.

Anyone have info about these? Pros, Cons, personal experience?

https://www.lifetimeledlights.com/pr...led_light_bars

http://www.sidetrackedoffroad.com/tr...ight-bars.html

http://www.firewireleds.com/30-inch-off-road-light-bar/
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Old 11-16-2014, 05:38 PM   #2
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Rigid is way overpriced. But from one of the many vendors on here and save some money.

I have a 50" curved double row bar I got for $600 on here brand new.

Okledlightbars.com is good too
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i guy at a local shop priced a rogue 40" double row at 650$ normally 950$ i know the rogue's are almost identical in quality as rigid, but is it worth it? also i gotta drop 100$ on Relentless Fab brackets..
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Obviously Rigid is well known in the LED world.

Anyone have info about these? Pros, Cons, personal experience?

https://www.lifetimeledlights.com/pr...led_light_bars

http://www.sidetrackedoffroad.com/tr...ight-bars.html

http://www.firewireleds.com/30-inch-off-road-light-bar/
I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but I just want to throw this out there because of my own personal experience with my bars.. And not knowing if you are aware of ALL the options out there. And because I don't wanna leave it as a simple, go my route or gtfo type of reply...
Honestly they all look like they're overpriced a bit. I see all those same bars on eBay from China. Probably where they get theirs from. I would ask them if they deal with overseas manufacturers. Because there's a ton of bars on eBay cheaper and just as good. I bought 4 (albeit all the same brand) and they are awesome. Have no complaints whatsoever. Although there are some pretty cheap looking bars in there that I wouldn't touch. All you can do really is eyeball them from the pics and if it looks cheap, it probly is. So I tried to pick out a few that looked nice and filtered those down to one. It'll be time consuming filtering out all the junk in eBay to find what you want. But will be worth it. I see there was some 10w led single row bars in one of those sites. Not sure if you're considering those or not..That's what I have. It's a knock off of the vision x evo prime. 42" at 22,165 lumens for $350, and a 2 year warranty which was more than I expected. And I see double rows in there, although they are 3watt leds, for cheaper than that. And I have yet to hear of any bad things from eBay bought bars, on the other hand I've heard the opposite of us name brand bars.

Really it all comes down to luck. But imho, "you get what you pay for", is not associatied with led light bars.

Here's the one I got:
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...439565&alt=web
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Check out Mike @ Avec, great pricing for TW members and everyone here seems to love them.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/buy...w-pricing.html
This.

Love mine and I'm not done ordering from him!
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I have a friend who is tight with Rigid. their lightbars have always been made in China. they are one of (if not the originator) of LED lighting so they spent the coin to develop the market and build the name.

At SEMA this year I bought a 42 curved spot/ flood combo straight from a China vendor that won SEMA's best new lighting product award in 2013. It was a fraction of what Rigids curved lightbar is at employee pricing. I have a 3 way light comparison set up this Turkey day with mine, rigid, and an assualt. all similar specs. If it happens I'll post pics.
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I have a friend who is tight with Rigid. their lightbars have always been made in China. they are one of (if not the originator) of LED lighting so they spent the coin to develop the market and build the name.

At SEMA this year I bought a 42 curved spot/ flood combo straight from a China vendor that won SEMA's best new lighting product award in 2013. It was a fraction of what Rigids curved lightbar is at employee pricing. I have a 3 way light comparison set up this Turkey day with mine, rigid, and an assualt. all similar specs. If it happens I'll post pics.
Nice!!! Can't wait to see! I wanna see a comparison between rigid and vision x too. But I have yet to see any members that are willing to buy vision x cuz they are so damned expensive. One day, I'll get one. Unless they make an identical Chinese knock off of the double row 5 watt leds.

Do you have any details/link/vendor to the bar you bought at sema? Or a pic?
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I'll post pics of my lightbar as well as the others hopefully next week after Turkey day. I'm really curious as well. I hope it was worth carrying the damn thing around SEMA and LV for miles. LOL It looks really nice quality.
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:51 PM   #10
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okay should i be okay spending 350$ to 450$ for a 50" double row and it be quality?
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Old 11-18-2014, 07:20 PM   #11
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okay should i be okay spending 350$ to 450$ for a 50" double row and it be quality?
Yeah sounds like it better be. Post a link or pic of the one yer looking at. Hope OP doesn't mind. Don't wanna thread jack. But I think it's best if people just post what they are looking at like he did to get better feedback and suggestions. Maybe help him and others decide what to look for and maybe help you guys save some money.
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Old 12-03-2014, 09:25 AM   #12
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I'm not bashing, but I got a Rigid SR20 for Christmas ($500-ish) and had it on my 4runner... which was garaged. It filled up with water twice. Each time they took 3-4 weeks to "fix" it and send it back to me.

I'm here shopping for a "china" one for my F250.
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Old 12-03-2014, 11:23 AM   #13
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What's y'all's opinion on baja designs?
I'm eye balling their OnX6 30" Arc bar.
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I agree with Toendanger.
I did a lot of research on this a few years back and determined, a lot of LED light bars are manufactured by Totron, but they don't label their product or their box...so people can resell them under their own brand, like all the names you mentioned above.
The thing to watch for when buying an Ebay/China bar...is you want a CREE, not Epistar. Cree is the brighter/new LED bulbs..and they will always be slightly more expensive then their Epistar counterpart.
The other thing to look out for is the new single row 10W bulbs insteads of the double row(they both fit in the same housing)...but from what I read...the 10W throw further because the reflector is larger/deeper.

I have purchased 2 LED light bars from this ebay store....both came from china to Texas in 3 days and the store has like a 99% rating. They are super bright, I still have no moisture, and never had an issue with either one. (I have personally seen Rigids with moisture buildup...so they are not perfect) I have compared it with a Rigid side, by side and the construction is 100% identical. At the time I bought mine a few years back...the Rigid 32" was $1,200 and I got mine for $280...I believe they even cheaper now.

http://stores.ebay.com/eg-motor/180W...=p4634.c0.m322






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What's y'all's opinion on baja designs?
I'm eye balling their OnX6 30" Arc bar.
That things pretty impressive. At over 19k lumens! Most 30" are around 15. Some epistars around 13. There was a couple 10watt Cree bars I saw that claimed 18k lumens. But other of the same exact bar only claimed 15k. But that Baja looks nice, their reflector design anyways. Looks like it's design to throw pretty far.Except I just don't see spending that much on a 30"!! IMO, it would be better, and a lot cheaper, to get a cheap 30" flood or combo bar, and get some nice led cannons for the distance throw. I've looked up a couple similar eBay bars for ya too. Idk if you'd consider them or not, being as you could get multiple bars and even some cannons cheaper than a single onx bar. Anyways just wanted to throw that out there.

First one doesn't specify lumens but I'm sure it's similar to the second which is 14,800.
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...110820&alt=web

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...209690&alt=web
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Also found this. But Idk, seems sketchy.

30" 300 watt double row with 5watt leds. Claims 30k lumens.
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...832553&alt=web
Yet this one is the same exact bar with 3watt leds...
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...883654&alt=web
I suppose its possible. Just wouldn't expect them to be using the same exact housing for the higher wattage bar. Unless it's a gimmick. Who knows. But I've been on the lookout for a cheap double row with 5watt leds. I haven't even looked for longer lengths yet. Will now. Gettin excited

Edit: Definitely a gimmick. the descriptions show mixed data. Plus, compared to vision x, it would have to be the same leds, circuitry AND reflector technology to match vision x. Which the vision x is rated at ~27k lumens with 6 less leds in it versus the China which is 6 more leds at 30k lumens. And it looks nothing like it. more like the standard 3watt led version listed as a 5watt led. They've been caught red handed
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What's y'all's opinion on baja designs?
I'm eye balling their OnX6 30" Arc bar.
Annnnnnd yet another find for ya. I'm on a roll today
Didn't even notice these from vision x. Pretty sure they're new. Doesn't list any of the specs at all though besides measurements and a beam pattern. Looks like they're still working on the site...
Slim design with 'tilted' outside reflectors instead of the whole bar being curved. Interesting.
$599 for a 29"
http://www.visionxusa.com/LED-LED_Ba...454/index.html

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Whoah, did a search for 400w light bars and found these! I'm very curios now. These look pretty sweet!!! And they all have 5watt leds in them. I'm am sooooo tempted to buy one, and compare it to my 42" with 10watt Cree leds. Wasn't too impressed with curved bars other than looks, but these look awesome! I've seen this reflector design in smaller lights. But not implemented into a full size light bar. And with these 'new' leds, which I'm not sure if they are new or not, haven't heard of them myself...
OSRAM "fisheye" led chips???


http://www.ebay.com/itm/201243312269



Another one
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111555417054




Looks like a pretty interesting build indeed. Also features an 'exhaust valve' lol. Not sure that's a good thing or not... Shouldn't have any moisture in there period. But it's a nice idea/feature if it works.
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Whoah, did a search for 400w light bars and found these! I'm very curios now. These look pretty sweet!!! And they all have 5watt leds in them. I'm am sooooo tempted to buy one, and compare it to my 42" with 10watt Cree leds. Wasn't too impressed with curved bars other than looks, but these look awesome! I've seen this reflector design in smaller lights. But not implemented into a full size light bar. And with these 'new' leds, which I'm not sure if they are new or not, haven't heard of them myself...
OSRAM "fisheye" led chips???


http://www.ebay.com/itm/201243312269



Another one
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111555417054




Looks like a pretty interesting build indeed. Also features an 'exhaust valve' lol. Not sure that's a good thing or not... Shouldn't have any moisture in there period. But it's a nice idea/feature if it works.
Any updates on this? I'm very interested in how this performs!
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