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Experience with Zeus Lighting

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Enigma8246, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Aug 6, 2014 at 6:17 AM
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    Enigma8246

    Enigma8246 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with Zeus Lighting? Apparently this is the lighting line from Olympus Off Road which I also have no experience with. I was looking at one of their light bars (linked below) but am hesitant due to not being able to find many reviews on the bar or company. Their price looks good and their warranty

    http://olympusoffroad.3dcartstores.com/240w-40-Dual-Color-Dual-Row-Light-Bar-_p_381.html

    If anyone knows of another company with a proven track record that offers a similar product please let me know, even if it's a little more expensive.
     
  2. Aug 6, 2014 at 9:40 AM
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    Here is some info for you.

    Olympus Offroad is a leading edge company in the Offroad World and We have grown tremendously through the years. We are one of few companies that produce and MFG our own products with industry standard parts as well as a few unique parts. We offer a solid warranty and you can find us apart of many major events.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=oly...mpus+offroad+site:http://www.tacomaworld.com/

    https://www.google.com/search?q=olympusoffroad+site:www.pirate4x4.com&biw=1745&bih=883

    http://www.bbb.org/denver/business-...parker-co-90162811/customer-reviews?cacheit=y

    http://www.webutations.info/go/review/olympusoffroad.com

    https://www.google.com/search?q=olympus+offroad+naxja+site:www.naxja.org&biw=1745&bih=883

    https://www.google.com/search?q=oly...mpus+offroad+naxja+site:www.cherokeeforum.com

    http://instagram.com/olympusoffroad

    http://www.werocklive.com/2014/dirt-riot-mountain-southwest-round-3-cortez-co/

    We also have a detailed list of Sponsored Drivers that put everything through the hardship of racing!!

    Sponsored Drivers:
    Jay Callaway #4550
    Jason Kaminsky #4678
    Matson Breakey #4576
    Shannon Goodall #7779
    Kenneth Goodall #7779
    Josh Reynolds #7779
    Brandon Heyes #4558



    I think this should help you out with information about us.... we are not perfect by any means and the fast growth we have seen has not always been easy but we will always make sure you are taken carae of and if you need anything let us know.

    -Daniel Sach

    Owner - Olympus Offroad
     
  3. Aug 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM
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    I definitely appreciate the quick response. Do you guys have any video of the dual color light bar and output? I really like the idea of it.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2014 at 12:10 PM
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    Unfortunately Videos never quite show the truth with lights. Let me see what we can put together for you tonight.
     
  5. Aug 6, 2014 at 7:39 PM
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    I've got two of their 50w 10" flatline bars, 2 18w pods on the front and another 2 of those on the rear. They're awesome lights, terrific output, and they've held up great.

    IMG_20140806_161545_17c144479906cdc1d417988ebf15ce726fcb5fed.jpg

    Daniel, I need to pick up some of your rock lights! I never got a hold of you after picking these up for some.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2014 at 5:50 AM
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    I'm mostly interested in seeing the color change in action as well as the output and whether there is any difference in output between the two colors. I do understand that output doesn't convey very well on video or even pictures unless you have someone who really knows how to tweak the camera settings.

    Curious how long you've been running yours.
     
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  7. Aug 7, 2014 at 6:04 AM
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    Also, what kind of warranty do you guys have on these?
     
  8. Aug 7, 2014 at 6:56 AM
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    I've had them since shortly after they released the Flatline series this last spring. Over the last two months is when they've been getting the most use, I've spent multiple nights doing nighttime photography and have been driving home on back roads late at night, so they've been on and off relentlessly, driven through a few creek crossings, rain storms, etc. with no issue with their waterproofing or durability.

    The anodizing on one of the bars (I had one mounted to the stinger before I added the third bar and mounted the two Zues lights next to each other) has faded from sun exposure, it did the typical anodizing fade from black to brown, and now it's creeping toward raw aluminum. When I feel like getting around to it, I'll get some high heat paint and give it some love.

    The only real complaint I have, and it's a fairly minor complaint because I have the capacity to fabricate new ones, is the mount for the 18w pods is extremely thin gauge metal, and two of the brackets have broken - not from impact, but vibration. I'll be building new mounts with either 1/8" or 3/16", that will also be lower profile (the stock mount is rather tall, which is in part to accommodate the location that the power exits the housing, but it's unnecessarily so.
     
  9. Aug 7, 2014 at 7:00 AM
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    FWIW I also have their H4 LED headlights and have been running them the entire time I've owned the truck with no issues and am rather fond of them.
     
  10. Aug 7, 2014 at 7:06 AM
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    Appreciate your quick response. I have some concerns with the annodizing fading after a relatively short amount of time but if it's something I'm aware of, it might be worth dealing with that to have the ability to switch back and forth between white and amber.
     
  11. Aug 7, 2014 at 7:11 AM
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    In my experience anodizing is prone to fading in general from sun exposure, there's very few anodizing colors that aren't prone to that. I would imagine that lights that don't have that issue are finished in a different process than just the standard dip. The flatline lights are also a smooth/glossy finish, where as the pods are a rough texture, and appear to have a durable paint on them, or possibly an anodizing process I'm not yet aware of.

    The bike shop I work for has like 60 demo bikes that get stored outside every day of the year, and any of the aluminum handlebars that are anodized black almost always fade in a similar manner.
     
  12. Aug 7, 2014 at 7:18 AM
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    I had considered getting one of the Rigid Marine bars to match my white truck and may just go ahead and paint the bar white with some color-matched spray paint that I already have. Need to see if it's recommended for aluminum though.

    Have you noticed any fading/hazing of the lense? My truck is almost always parked outside and I really don't want anything going on that would effect light output over the life of the light.
     
  13. Aug 7, 2014 at 7:20 AM
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    The lenses are in perfect condition. The included covers are a really nice addition and help protect the actual lens itself. I also particularly like the covers, because I think I'm going to throw some lens tint that I have on them to help darken the front of the truck a little more (and make it look like there's less money bolted to the front).

    I think as long as you prep the aluminum and apply a primer it'd be fine.
     
  14. Aug 7, 2014 at 7:27 AM
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    Thanks again for the info.
     
  15. Aug 8, 2014 at 7:41 AM
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    http://youtu.be/WCTneFf1BfA


    Here is a video Kevin Put together!

    Anodizing is a tough battle... As stated above it is something that the sun in Colorado eats alive. We are at 1 mile above sea level and that lends it self to a more harsh sun... the only other place we have seen a trend of faded housings are in Arizona. Rustolem Industrial is the best paint to use as it sticks amazing and dries hard!
     
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    Appreciate the video. What kind of warranty do you guys have on these?
     
  17. Jan 28, 2015 at 8:47 AM
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    Our warranty has you covered. We will cover the electronics of the light for as long as you own it. If you have any issue we will fix it no question ask. We want to ensure you have an optimal experience with your product!

    Check out the newest video from Olympus Offroad!

    http://youtu.be/4fqN78ZHwKg
     
  18. Dec 23, 2015 at 10:03 PM
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    I've had my Olympus Offroad 40" Dual Color LED light bar for a while. For reasons unrelated to quality I've decided to sell but it has been great during the time that I've had it. In the interest of selling and just for info on anyone else that might be looking at this bar I wanted to do a little test. I went out to a dark road and placed road cones every 25 feet out to 200 feet. Pictures are below:

    Low beams and LED amber fogs:

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    High beams w/o fogs:

    [​IMG]

    High beams w/ LED bar white:

    [​IMG]

    Just LED bar white (amber fogs on):

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    High beams w/ LED bar amber:

    [​IMG]

    The picture above is very deceptive. The camera is trying to focus on the white light from my headlights and in the process I think a lot of the amber is getting washed out. There is much more amber light than what this picture suggests.

    Just LED bar amber:

    [​IMG]

    The picture above is a little closer to the light output of the amber. It's probably slightly less than what the picture suggests but not much less.

    [​IMG]

    And one last picture of just the LED bar white w/ no cones. I took this right after we picked up the cones. I will say that at the 200 foot cone I held my hand up and I could have read a book at that distance, although it would have been difficult at much further than that.

    [​IMG]

    Keep in mind this has been on my truck for about a year. I did not clean it prior to pictures as I thought this provided a more real-world scenario. Most people I know don't stop to clean their light lenses before heading off road.

    I also have a clear piece of 3M vinyl over the lens to prevent sand pitting or UV damage, neither of which I've observed. I'm not sure if the vinyl would affect how the light is projected but if it does, I'd think it would be minimal.

    I also have not noticed any discoloration of the housing. Overall I've been very happy with this light but have decided to go a different route than a roof bar.
     

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