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Light bar comparison pics and opinions

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Bartlett18, Aug 25, 2012.

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Which LOOKS better>

Poll closed Sep 24, 2012.
  1. 2 Duallys and a single 20 inch bar?

    82.1%
  2. 2 Duallys and two 10 inch bars?

    17.9%
  1. Aug 25, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    Bartlett18

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  2. Aug 25, 2012 at 2:19 PM
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    PhantomVirus

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    personally I like the look of this one :two Dually Floods (1300 lumen each) with a 20 inch Hybrid Spot/Flood combo (6300 lumens)

    The separation between the light bars I find irritating.....I like the look of a clean single centered bar flanked by Duallys
     
  3. Aug 25, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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    Kirk1589

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    Can you run the dually Floods in the center then the longer ones on the outside?
     
  4. Aug 25, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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    The 20" with the two dually's looks best, I'm with phantom the separation between the 10" bars looks awkward.
     
  5. Aug 25, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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    Which 20" light bar is that? The SR series is only 3200 lumens, the E series is unlisted.
    Is that a 12031 E series? I thought the E series was a double row not single.

    How's the throw of the LED alone? I have sh*tload of deer in my area and I really need to illuminate the sides of the road to keep from hitting the furry bastards.

    Thx
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  6. Aug 25, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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    Duallys with the single 20" look amazing especially in the last pic attached by the OP
     
  7. Sep 10, 2012 at 12:42 PM
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    any pics on how you mounted this set up i think its sweet and been messing with the idea of ditching my bull bar but still wanted extra lights and i really like your idea. love the ridged bars
     
  8. Sep 11, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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    I think it looks much cleaner with the dual floods and single 20" bar.

    How are you going to switch it? All on with one switch, or floods on one, bar(s) on another?

    Also, a 20" light bar is going to have fewer mounting options than two 10" bars, so using the larger bar in the bumper gives you more flexibility with mounting the 10's in other spots.

    I know it doesn't apply to you, but I really like the idea of mounting your exact 10" bar in the hood scoop... as was done here.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/184158-led-hood-scoop-mod.html

    I know some people don't like the idea of a light in the scoop but IMO it turned out really well, and eventually I will end up doing it.

    I think your setup with the 2 floods and the 20" in the bumper, and a 10" in a hood scoop would be an insane amount of light.



    This is a video from the thread I linked.


    This is using the same 10" light bar as OP (only one). There are two SR series 10" bars, the Specter (15 LED's/5200+ lumen) and the Hybrid (10 LED's/3200 lumen). OP and the video are using the Specter.

    The video shows you stock low beams, low+fog, low+fog+10" Specter, stock highs, and highs+ Specter.

    Also from that thread...



    I think just a single specter would illuminate the sides enough for you, however you need to keep in mind your local laws... I know in CA and many other states, "off road" lights can't be used on public roads.
     
  9. Sep 12, 2012 at 5:26 AM
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    I def want to put on the duallys but I like the 20" bar the best. Thanks in advance for instructions and pictures of how there mounted
     
  10. Sep 16, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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    Thanks I been thinking about ditching my bull bar but didnt kno if I would go with a light bar I like how this keeps everything simple. I dunno if I would put the 20" bar or even the two 10"s I think I may just try out the duallys I know you have drawn diagrams but could u maybe take pics back inside to see how things look thanks
     
  11. Sep 17, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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    The 20" looks great. I would like to add that to my 2012!
     
  12. Sep 17, 2012 at 4:28 PM
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    2 DUALLYS 1 20 INCH LED BAR :D
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  13. Sep 17, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    Who makes these lights??
     
  14. Apr 4, 2014 at 6:38 PM
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  15. Dec 31, 2014 at 10:31 PM
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    do you have more pics of your light bar bumper? it looks better than any other i've seen.
     
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