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12", 24", 36" LED off road light bars anyone use them?

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by lazyike, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. lazyike

    lazyike Member
    Messages: 74

    I am seeing alot of these light bars and I was thinking about adding a set inbetween my headlights on my boss. I was wondering if anyone has them and how do you like them?

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  2. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Why?.......
     
  3. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Old dogg has one
     
  4. smiths plowing

    smiths plowing Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a 22" one replacing the stock head lights on my Bobcat, I regret not doing it when I first bought the machine. Guys pull into lots to talk to me about how bright they are on the regular. Definitely worth it for how cheap they can be had off of Ebay, I payed around $120 I think and they've held up a year so far with no issues on the skid steer.
     
  5. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    If you go to the maine section under weather a guy (bigbadbrad) just added one on his superduty
     
  6. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,503


    2012 Super Duty Western MVP in SS: http://youtu.be/V2Tduxmcyc8

    My olod MVP3 had a 16in too, picking a new MVP3 in SS this week, it also get one
     
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,503

    Odd the link doesnt work. http://youtu.be/V2Tduxmcyc8. Maybe now?
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2014
  8. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    i am putting 2 6" rigids on my boss tomorrow ill post picks when it is done. im thinking of welding a bar horizontally across between the two lights. should work well.
     
  9. k1768

    k1768 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 488

    You going to tie into existing harness or wire new circuit?
    I'm considering adding lights as well, leaning towards independent circuit.
     
  10. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    im pretty sure its illegal do have them on while driving on the roads, so im going to have to wire a new circuit with a disconnect at the grill for when i take the plow on and off.
     
  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    I plan on 1 or 2 on trucks with back plows. I saw one at Ebling last year and am stealing someone else's idea.
     
  12. k1768

    k1768 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 488

    I "thought" I saw some that were DOT compliant. "Assuming" of course they were aimed correctly.
     
  13. lazyike

    lazyike Member
    Messages: 74


    Nice, thanks guys I guess I will be ordering one or two. Yes I will be wireing them independent from the regular lights... The next question is do you guys have just the floods or the wide on flood combo? looks like I can get a 16" between my boss lights.
     
  14. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    I have a couple of those LED light bars. I have a 30" double row behind the lower grill in my Tacoma and a 30" single row on the roof of a Jeep. The one on the Tacoma uses eighteen 5 watt CREE LEDs - a combination of spot and flood. The one on the Jeep uses fourteen 10 watt CREE LEDs - all spots. As impressive as the double row unit is, the single row unit absolutely blows it away. I purchased both bars from Texas Liberty LED. Great folks to deal with.

    http://shop.texaslibertyled.com/main.sc

    If you want my opinion, I'd caution anybody looking to buy one of these. There's a ton of cheap crap out there. (Texas Liberty carries the good stuff.) And most of them look pretty similar to the really good units. As for light pattern, I'd recommend staying away from the floods because the spots are so much better - and still fill in really well.
     
  15. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    Nope. Off road use only. Wink, wink.
     
  16. k1768

    k1768 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 488

    Last edited: Oct 27, 2014
  17. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    im putting a 16" rigid spot/flood on mine. ill let you know how it goes today.
     
  18. dcarr

    dcarr Member
    from ct
    Messages: 31

    i run a 24" and a 50" ebay special led bar. they are both very bright and i actually use them for scene lighting with my fire dept. the 24"is almost three years old with no issues. the 50" is a year old and has moisture on the inside of the lens, still works great though. but a $150 50" bar vs a $2000 bar. ill take the risk and replace it a time or two if needed. i have spot/flood combo and can see almost 180 degrees perfectly.
     
  19. Doug8949

    Doug8949 Member
    Messages: 64

    I have a 50 inch on my 05 f250 plow truck. I also have a 30 on my skid and two 4 inch ones that replace stok head lights on skid steer. And just put a 30 inch on my f1145 sidewalk machine
     
  20. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    how is visibility with a roof mount? is it blinding when its snowing? i figured it would be too bright against falling snow and you wouldnt be able to see anything. thats why i was going to mount a 20 on my plow frame.