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LED vs HID vs ???

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by RPS1030, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Oct 25, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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    RPS1030

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    Saw a lot of different setups at the meet last night, but didn't think about this till now.

    I've got a pair of Rigid Dually Floods hiding in the front bumper and old yellow'd headlights on my 99. The LEDs really fill in the short distance and wide view. I love them for seeing around dark corners, finding campsite turnoffs and some camp setup time. But, they aren't really useful above 20-30ish MPH.

    I've got an AllPro Apex plate front bumper with no tube-work, so pretty wide open. There are 2 holes already for a pair of normal lights, or I could pretty easily do a LED bar in the 12-20" range. I had also thought about the Ruffstuff 4" HIDs, but looks like they are updating.

    What do recommend for more range without going crazy? For a normal style 4x4 doing 40-60 on standard forest roads, not balls to the wall per-running.

    Ryan
     
  2. Oct 25, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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    if your worried about out running your lights, but you dont plan on doing 70+ through the desert, the 4 or 7 inch kragen lights are the best bang for your buck. i can find them for 80ish each if your are interested. (euro beam)
    the led bars are BRIGHT, but EXPENSIVE, and doesnt shine as far either.

    for lights that will shine real far you can get some spot halogen lights.
     
  3. Oct 25, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    Aw9d

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    My lightbar almost, if not beats, out my 7inch HID spots for distance.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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    hmm interesting, noted.

    what bar do you have?
     
  5. Oct 25, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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    Aw9d

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    Vision X, 24 inch 5v LED's. 3 leds on each side are wide angle, the others are all spots. I don't need my HID Spots anymore as the lightbar pretty much takes care of it for me.
     
  6. Oct 25, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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    Oh gosh, love the consolidation.

    Is a pair of 4" worth it? Not sure I like the bigger look.

    Low profile, instant on, and low amperage are nice with the LED bar.

    Thanks
     
  7. Oct 25, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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    maxamillion2345

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    My 140 Lightforces outshine my 12" china bar by a LONG shot. ?
     
  8. Oct 25, 2013 at 7:28 PM
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    Doesn't suprise me. You are talking a really nice set of Spots vs. a cheap china 12inch LED bar.

    My LED isn't cheap, my spots are decent but not as good as yours.

    I'll try and take pics.

    LED downfall, expensive.
     
  9. Oct 25, 2013 at 7:31 PM
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    AK Taco

    AK Taco Your opinion? Fuck it.

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    I'll be willing to be a set of 55w HID lightforce 170's will outshine just about every LED light at out there..

    Especially if the bar is 20" or shorter like op says he has room for.
     
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