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1 lightbar on, 1 to go.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Indy, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. Sep 25, 2014 at 2:17 PM
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    Indy

    Indy [OP] Master of all I survey.

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    I picked up a 24" and a 42" lightbar for my little ride, both are eyeyourlife or whatever they're called, grand total was about $200. I got the 24 mounted yesterday, just fabbed a couple tabs and welded to the bumper. I still have to make some brackets for the 42 and it will end up overhead.

    So far, the 24 puts out an impressive amount of light. I tested in my little prairie where it's flat and nothing to really catch the light like trees etc. Even so the difference between it and the headlights is drastic. For 'cheap' I'm happy so far.

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  2. Sep 25, 2014 at 2:20 PM
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    Aw9d

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    You got a 24 and 42 inch lightbar for $200? Can you take pics of the light output?
     
  3. Sep 26, 2014 at 9:02 AM
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    +shipping, so probably 220. Both came through Amazon, 3w LED's with a spot/flood combo. Metal heat sinks, it seems solid enough and I had them both in a week. I'd probably skew the ratio a bit more to the spot side to get a little longer throw on the 24 but it definitely lighting up the the ditches as I drive. And tbh it could just be where I have it aimed. And pissing off oncoming traffic when I forgot to turn it off :laugh: From the front even at a distance it's painful. I'll get some pics when I get a chance, probably after the overhead is on.


    24
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D8RYGOI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    42
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D8RYIHS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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  4. Sep 26, 2014 at 6:11 PM
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    Sheesh. Look at those negative reviews. I'll pass.
     
  5. Sep 27, 2014 at 8:43 AM
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    Indy

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    Meh, 138 positive reviews, and 21 negative 11 average reviews. I've seen worse. For less than 1/10th the price of a rigid, I'll roll the dice :laugh:
     
  6. Sep 27, 2014 at 8:52 PM
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    As you can see from the pile of drywall scraps, my cave is ready for paint and flooring. So it will be taking priority over the 2nd lightbar, so heres some pics of the 24. Cell phone pics arent great, the headlights in particular are better than they show. By quite a bit. As a size/distance reference my building is 40x64.

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  7. Oct 22, 2014 at 12:43 PM
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  8. Oct 22, 2014 at 12:55 PM
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    Output shots with Both??? Looks good... Interested in the output of the 42" light. Haven't seen one with more flood than spot before.
     
  9. Oct 22, 2014 at 1:10 PM
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    Looks good!
     
  10. Oct 22, 2014 at 3:02 PM
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    Indy

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    I'll try to get one the next moonless night we have. I just got the brackets done and installed the other day, haven't been out at night with it since. So I know it turns on and that's about it, and if you stand in front even at a distance, it hurts :laugh:

    I'm guessing I won't have quite the reach of an all-spot, but the perimeter and ditch lighting should be really impressive. TBH I didn't check the layout when I ordered the lights.

    With the little one, the light is weird to me. I'm used to individual beams kicking out in front. With the bar it's either on and overall bright out, or it's off and it's not. The combo isn't what my brain is used to seeing in off-road lights.

    I've been through a couple hellacious rain storms with the little one, and a trip through the carwash today with both. No water in either one so the seal looks adequate so far.

    The output color is definitely WHITE, makes my headlights look dingy and yellow in comparison.
     
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  11. Oct 23, 2014 at 6:48 PM
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    Indy

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    Headlights only, then low bar and then upper. Cell phone pics, resting onmy steering wheel.

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    For what i have invested, pretty happy.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2014 at 6:54 AM
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    Cant beat that for $200.
     
  13. Oct 24, 2014 at 7:19 AM
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    Indy

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    Actually I can, aimed the upper bar last night after these and the throw is quite a bit better. It had quite a down angle to it in the pics. I need to tighten the mounting screws so the wind stops moving it :)
     

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