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RIGID Lights

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Mark Oomkes, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,250

    OK, so I've been using SoundOff work lights and while the ones made in the US are better than the Chinese crap they resell, I am a bit sick of replacing work lights on salt trucks. SoundOff has warranted them, but it's getting a bit ridiculous.

    So, should I go with the Marine LED's (especially on my Bobcats) for use on salt trucks--especially for spinner lights or have the normal LED work lights from RIGID been holding up for these types of uses?
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    The set of normal black Dually 2's that I installed are 5 years old. They are the flush mount meaning the backs are face inward towards the tires. Holes are cut into bumper.I've been rear end 3 times, each one taking a Direct hit.

    They both work like I installed them yesterday.
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,250

    How aboot the front ones? Have they taken a direct hit? :laughing::laughing::laughing:
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Well yes, this morning they did.
  5. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,082

    For corrosion there are varying degrees of Salt Spray test that are used to rate a product's ability to resist corrosion. Time, percentage salinity, temperature and humidity is used to determine the rating.

    For water egress or resistance electrical components under go IP testing, submersion depth, time, and water pressure is used to determine the rating. IP67 is what you want to look for in a outdoor light that is subjected to the elements.

    Before you buy a "marine grade" product you may want to research how it was tested and the ratings it has. Some mfr may paint the lights white and call the marine grade and charge more.
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,250

    Seward Aqua do have an IP67 rating.
  7. DeVries

    DeVries PlowSite.com Addict
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  8. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,082

    This is good unless you park the skid in a pond.........:whistling::whistling::whistling::whistling:
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,250

    Depends on whether the pond is brackish or not.
  10. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,082

    That would be a variable that could be an issue.......
  11. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,779

    ...and are licensed for such.
  12. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    My pickup has 2 Rigid Dually D2's under the flatbed, they've been there since 2012 when it was new and still work perfect. Had a salter on it for a couple years until I got the truck and they haven't given me a bit of trouble.

    I was using the Strobesnmore house brand ones on my other pickup, 1 light lost 3 leds and was warrantied, the other has been fine but they've now been off a truck for a year so who knows what shape they're in.
  13. Lifetimeledlights.com.
  14. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,831

    I've had very good luck with Rough country lights, little cheaper than Rigid, and have held up great.
  15. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    The rigid lights are pretty nice, just need to be careful about leaving leaving the ones on that face backwards or else you'll piss off the guy behind you :whistling:
    If you do go with the rigids, purchase them on Amazon, they're usually cheaper there than directly from the website.

    Also, someone mentioned truck lights; they bought out rigid industries last year.

    I know it's not what you're looking for, but here's a picture of my front light, it's the 20" e2 driving.
    I also have one D2 HD driving for the back just haven't hooked it up on this truck yet

  16. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,250

    Thanks for the info so far.

    What I am looking for though, is not necessarily something with a great warranty, because warranties don't keep the lights functioning. I want lights that I don't have to use the warranty for.

    I think I might try a couple from Seward and a couple from RIGID......the marine grade and see what happens.
  17. 98Chevy2500

    98Chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 158

  18. GLS

    GLS Senior Member
    Messages: 248


    What model soundoff lights are you having trouble with?

    We've been running the 4" square 1,000 lumen lights (https://www.soundoffsignal.com/product/1000-lumen-4-square-work-light/).

    Bought the first set in 2010, and I think we have a total of 11 to date. Most are older.

    They have held up really well. Even the ones mounted under bumper near salt spreader. I'm shocked they haven't given us trouble yet. I told myself we weren't allowed to consider a different brand because these have proven themselves (they are a little pricey).

    Disappointed that you're having trouble.
  19. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,250

    Ummmm, not those. lol

    I believe these:


    To be fair, the reps at the NTEA show told me to stop buying them because they're Chinese made (big surprise) so they have no control over manufacturing.

    Looks like they aren't making the exact same style round ones, which have been better, but I'm still having some failures.

    No problems getting them warranted, but it is a PITA replacing them.

    Looking around their site, I see these round ones now meet IP67 specs.

  20. Freshwater

    Freshwater PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,207

    Yesterday I saw one in place of a trailer ball that was plugged in to the trailer light
    plug. Im guessing you can get reverse lights through that plug? Who sells them?