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post #1 of 22 Old 03-09-2013, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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Off road lights

So I just bought my first hi lift jack and I am going to install on the hood with the Tough Stuff Products Hood mount. They also have a light kit that integrates into the mount that has five or six 55w Optronics halogen bulbs. Anyone ever use this setup? 55w doesn't seem like much for some light off roading and camping? Any thoughts?

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post #2 of 22 Old 03-09-2013, 10:30 AM
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No 55w doesn't seem like a lot even when you add up 55watts times 5 lights man if your wanting good lights get some windshield brackets an put them on there get some good hella procomp or kc's I have both procomp and kc's and there great
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post #3 of 22 Old 03-09-2013, 10:46 AM
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Are those like the new procomp light strips?
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post #4 of 22 Old 03-09-2013, 11:03 AM
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Wow, some serious $$$ right there

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post #5 of 22 Old 03-09-2013, 11:28 AM
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Are those like the new procomp light strips?
Not Procomp, but similar.


And USMC, when you look at it, if I 2 pairs of 55w KCs on it, I would be around $400 and not near the light output. I think it's well worth the $. Especially because I use them. I wheel at night more than at day sometimes and they're great for lighting up the campground for an hour or so and still being able to start the jeep after.

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post #6 of 22 Old 03-09-2013, 11:34 AM
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Nice they look great and look like they have a great output
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post #7 of 22 Old 03-09-2013, 11:37 AM
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I have the same brand just smaller. Great price for the output


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post #8 of 22 Old 03-09-2013, 11:58 AM
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I'm not denying the cost effectiveness, just pointing out the initial investment. I LOVE LED lighting, and with the way the prices have been coming down on it, I will be in on some in the future.

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post #9 of 22 Old 03-09-2013, 12:05 PM
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It's just like everything new they make the price starts out high then give it a few months and the price starts gettn reasonable I like the way they look and the light out put they have i didn't wanna pay 4 or 500$ for a light set but once the price gets down I'll deff get a set
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The website I linked earlier has great prices, haven't found anybody lower and the quality is great! I love mine!

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The website I linked earlier has great prices, haven't found anybody lower and the quality is great! I love mine!
Awesome I'll have to check out the site
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post #12 of 22 Old 03-09-2013, 02:01 PM
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This guy sells the 42" LED light bar for $369 free shippiing

http://www.ebay.com/itm/42-COMBO-LED...item3ccf00af7e

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7" HID with built in ballasts for $63.00 free shipping

I also wheel mostly at night. Can't imagine having halogen anymore. Would be like 2 gas lamps on the front of the buckboard.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/55W-7-EURO-H...item3a7e7d047c

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That light bar price isn't bad, I think Illumination has a better quality bar for about $100 more at that length. When looking at LEDs, Cree chips are the way to go. And polycarbonate lenses also a plus opposed to the hardened glass lenses in that one.
I have HID's and want to add an LED light bar like yours. How did you mount it?
I figured the glass lens would be less prone to scratching. I do most of my wheeling in sand. If it ain't glass, it's scratched.

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post #14 of 22 Old 03-09-2013, 02:46 PM
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The glass is more prone to breaking.


And as for mounting the 50" I had a pair of brackets made for me,


It will bolt into a piece of 2x2 into these brackets.

Most of these come with small aluminum mounting brackets though, I wouldn't run them on a 50"

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post #15 of 22 Old 03-09-2013, 05:34 PM
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Anyone know how bright the 3x3" LED "light pods" are, like the ones in that link above? I'm thinking that they may be a neat option to throw on some windshield brackets sticking with the square headlight theme on a YJ.
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