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LED Light Bar question

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by TicoTRD, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Feb 11, 2014 at 7:16 AM
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    TicoTRD

    TicoTRD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So im looking to get an LED bar for in my bumper. I was looking at Rigid Industries, and I didn't know what kind to get.....I was thinking the E2 hyperspot, or the E Spot. Whats the difference or should I get a driving light? I just don't know the purpose of each light and would like some feedback/guidance. thanks in advance
     
  2. Feb 11, 2014 at 11:29 AM
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    My advice would be to go with something besides Rigid. Seems like they price a little high compared to others and they have had problems in the past, but its your decision in the end. The lifetime stuff seem to get pretty good reviews and are priced considerably lower. Im personally going with a 10w cree setup.

    What kind of light do you want? Something that shoots really far out? Or a wider beam? Those are the main two differences between spot and flood.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2014 at 5:52 PM
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    Yea I was looking at the Cree set up too. But I want an overall better output. A wider beam and something tht is really far out. But I feel the brighter ones u can't use on the road. I feel you just use those off-road or on a back road. I don't mind having something super bright I just won't use it on the road.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2014 at 1:24 PM
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    What problems has Rigid had? And what proof do you have to back it up?

    Do some research, there is a reason Rigid uses 3w LEDs and not 10w.
     
  5. Feb 16, 2014 at 10:27 PM
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    Why are they using 3w LEDs and not 5w or 10w?
     
  6. Feb 16, 2014 at 10:36 PM
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    OP, I sell Rigid Industries, and you were right to look there first. Theres a reason everyone and their brother compares their backyard bar to a Rigid. They have set the bar.

    Now onto the fun LED lesson, first question is 'Is this your only secondary light?' Meaning, are you looking to add to an existing lighting setup or are you looking to venture into one?
     
  7. Feb 16, 2014 at 10:37 PM
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    If you want a wide beam I would NOT get a hyperspot. They are a very narrow beam but shoot a long distance. Look around the forum for other LED threads and read up on options. Most of them have photos of the lights and beams for comparison
     
  8. Feb 16, 2014 at 11:22 PM
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    All aftermarket lights are for "Off road Use Only" and usually state that on the box. Correct me if I'm wrong
     
  9. Feb 17, 2014 at 7:54 AM
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    Ok gotcha. So I might as well just get the brightest/one with best output.
     
  10. Feb 17, 2014 at 8:43 AM
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    Lifetime LEDs have a combo beam. Might be your best bet and bang for your buck.
     
  11. Feb 17, 2014 at 9:03 AM
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    Just a thought, but I have 4 round led lights from amazon and they've been on my truck for a year. Only prob I had was 2 were lower quality then the others(different vendor), and they were getting yellow and rusty inside. Amazon replaced them free of charge after 5 months of me having them, and even next day shipped them, with them eating the shipping cost. Only 20 bucks a piece. They are really bright. Just my .02
     
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    What do u mean combo beam?
     
  13. Feb 17, 2014 at 1:35 PM
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    For example, the 31.5" 60 LED bar from lifetime LEDs offers a 30 degree spot beam for throwing light far, a 60 degree flood beam for wide angle or a combo beam. The combo bar has an assortment of spot and flood LEDs positioned strategically in the light bar. You Get the best of best worlds.
     
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    No problem. I highly recommend OKLEDLIGHTBARS, their customer service is outstanding. Dude's neighborhood was getting wrecked by tornados when the GB I was in finished up and he was still getting orders out the same day guys were transferring funds.
     
  17. Feb 17, 2014 at 8:34 PM
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    We sell lifetime led bars. Great bars. I have 2 of the 6" Cree bars in the lower bumper valence. We are working to put all the lights on our store front but takes time. If you see anything on the lifetime site just lemme know. We offer 15% discount for TW Members. Just lemme know what your looking for and shoot me a PM

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    sorry I just saw this. but I live in md and we have stupid front license plate laws so what I was gonna do was get 2 12" or 2 10" LED bars and put them on both sides of my plate. now in the future I wouldn't mind getting a LED bar for my roof rack. hope tht answers your question.
     
  19. Feb 18, 2014 at 5:56 AM
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    The 2 Cree lights in lower valence

    uploadfromtaptalk1392731760141.jpg
     
  20. Feb 18, 2014 at 6:08 AM
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    Well kinda like tht but I wanted bigger ones.
     
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