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LED light bar recommendations

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by SPWRYAN, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Dc trailblazer

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    I have a question. Do I need to wire my 240watt light bar to the battery or is there another place to wire the power?
     
  2. Gun Runner 5

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    42" Aurora on my Cruiser......... 400 watts.
    Well built and impressive light.
     
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    Yup, you are right. This is great when people can buy some good deals at amazon. But if you spend time checking and grabbing the product at the right time, you can save more $ for sure.
     
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    These work pretty darn well for the price. Not the cheapest, but a solid mid-range setup.
     
  6. OffRoad11

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    Be careful with amazon lights, they break easily and they have cheap chinese leds most of the time 1/10th as bright as the higher quality bars.

    I had a cheaper light i got off ebay and eventually had the same issue of not wanting to spend an arm for a rigid bar so i researched a bit and found a company called black oak led. They seem to fit my budget, so i gave them a try. Id like to see a side by side of a rigid vs black oak bar, but ive yet to see a good comparison. Either way im happy with my bar.

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  7. thzpcs

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    What size bar is that?
     
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    I'm running a 42" Aurora "curved" light bar. While it ain't cheap, the light output is nothing short of phenomenal.
    I've tried less expensive versions and the reliability and durability were not adequate.
     
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    Any brand is ok. Just make sure that your LED lightbar has Cree LEDs.
     
  11. DaveJG

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    So a lot of people like buying expensive light bars, but there’s so much you can do with EBay and other online tag sale sights. I bought a couple CREE pods and a 24inch light bar for $40 total. And they’re just as bright as the next guys.

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    is there anything special that needs to be done for wiring?
    just it straight to the battery?
     
  13. Jason013X

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    There are many choices in the market. Let's have a look on my off road light bars. I selected 5500K and 100 watt for my off road LED light bar.

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    This brightness is pretty impressive as you can see the illumination region is very broad and uniform, which is even brighter than the street lights.
     
  14. HomerOz

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    G'Day Fella's,

    I'm also looking to mount an LED light bar to my Battle Cruiser.
    The thing I have noticed on most light bars, that have been mounted on a vehicle for a while, is the clear Poly-carbonate lens on them, have all become "milky" and are no longer clear. I assume, this also reduces their effectiveness and lighting ability.

    Is there a particular brand, where this does not occur?

    Regards
    Homer
     
  15. HomerOz

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    G'Day Fella's,

    I recently purchased a new LED light bar, and now have to make up the mounting brackets for it.
    Here are a couple on images of the light and a lump of Aluminium, I found in the "Funshop".
    You can see the basic line markings on the Aluminium, to show what I intend to do to it, and change it into.

    D'oh!
    Homer

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