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R.I. 30" LED Light Bar

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by elblako91, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Jul 18, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    elblako91

    elblako91 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just bit the bullet and ordered Rigid Industries 30" led light bar. Had four hellas retrofitted with HID's but I kept having issues with them as well as vibrations in the light so I went with LED's. Man I hope I don't regret this :rolleyes:
     
  2. Jul 18, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    Right on. Your gonna be blinding some people blake.
     
  3. Jul 18, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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    Dude I'm excited but also sad because I'm broke :D Oh well money comes and goes. Also ordered those special locks so it slows down thief's. Hopefully I can have it all rigged up before we go wheeling again.
     
  4. Jul 18, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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    I'm curious to hear how you like them.
    I've been looking at several different LED light bars also, just haven't decided which one I want yet.
     
  5. Jul 18, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    I'll let you know when they come in. Placed the order last night so probably sometime next week i will post some pics.
     
  6. Jul 21, 2011 at 8:09 PM
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    Well I recieved my LED light bar and I have to say I'm disappointed. First off the place I ordered them from (NOT DIRECT FROM RIGID) sent me the amber color instead of the white color even after i specifically told them i wanted the white. I tried them out and the light bar is not as bright as my 4 hellas retrofitted with 55 watt HID's. I hope it's because of the amber color. Does anyone know if the amber color is less bright than the white color?

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    Regular low beams

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    low beams plus 30 inch R.I. light bar amber and flood,spot combo
     
  7. Jul 21, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    cummins6speed

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    The white will probably be a bit brighter but I don't know if it will be that much brighter
     
  8. Jul 21, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    White will be significantly brighter.
     
  9. Jul 21, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    I'm wondering if I should just return and get a refund or should i take the chance with the white. Im starting to think it's not worth the high price.
     
  10. Jul 21, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    not worth it, your HID will be brighter if you cam get over the vibrastion
     
  11. Jul 21, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    Right about now i think i can live with the vibrations. Can anyone chime in that has had some experience with these lights?
     
  12. Jul 21, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    for the money i would look into a headlight retrofit, and keep your 4 HID hellas or figure out how to retrofit them. i just dont see how much brighter an LED bar can be for twice the money, certainly not twice as bright
     
  13. Jul 21, 2011 at 8:56 PM
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    Return it for a full refund! The white will be considerably brighter.
    I am friends with the guy who designs these (housings and reflectors) and his prices are usually amazing compared to anyone else.
    For instance: 30" Rigid Light Bar $750 shipped - - - 31.5" Total Length
    He has sold quite a few to the Glamis/sand dune crowd.

    Here is how I mounted mine. Got a good deal on this roof rack and can easily remove it:
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    Here is a video comparison of 2 different types of HID's and a 50" Rigid LED bar. Keep in mind the video is shot with an iPhone and is deceiving. The HID's are not fully warmed up AND they project light farther (iPhone does not pick this up as well as closer light) than the LED bar but the video makes you think the LED bar smokes the HID's. This was mounted on my sand car above 4 HID's. It's the ultimate setup for higher speed driving IMO.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8gP_OZfBHM

    Him and I have done extensive side by side comparisons between the Rigid bars and almost all other brands. They are the brightest on the market AND they stay bright since they are designed with a good heat sink and don't get hot. We noticed other brands tend to get dimmer after they warm up. If anyone would like pic's and more info let me know.

    On a side note, LED technology has advanced quite a bit recently and Rigid just announced a new LED bar that will smoke their old one, so I am told.

    Here is one of his CAD renderings of the current model:
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  14. Jul 21, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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    Thanks mike this is what i was looking for. So your saying the HID's project further down the road but in the video it looks like the LED's are better just because of the camera. Do you know if the amber (like what i have) is less bright? I'm just a little bummed right now since i was expecting more.
     
  15. Jul 21, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    hook a guy up i need an led combo bar for 750 :D

    been saving i tested one out and blew the doors off my 4 lights.....

    now just attempting to scrounge the 1100 together for a 30" bar
     
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    My friend has a 48 in hybrid led bar on his ranger spot in the middle and flood on the sides its the brightest light I have ever seen it blinds you in the day haha its the white led I thonk he paid about 1200 for his but they got a killer deal from a friend that's in the offroad industry
     
  17. Jul 21, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    Correct and correct.

    Here's comparison pic's I found in a thread from him on another site with the 10" Rigid bars:

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    And here is how they 'test' their lights ;)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZPDQrrZLWY
     
  18. Jul 21, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    Thanks mike. I think I'm just going to get a refund on my lights and go another route with my lighting.
     
  19. Jul 21, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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    I think you forgot a few things in your post :p

    Let me add:
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  20. Jul 21, 2011 at 9:29 PM
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    Why not get the right, white, light?

    That rhymes!
     
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