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post #1 of 5 Old 07-11-2013, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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LED, how hot?

I'm thinking of putting mine where heat might be an issue. I don't know anyone who owns one.

Looking at 24" bar, was leaning to higher watts.

I like LED because they do t get that hot, but all of them have ribs on the back, leads me to believe they may get hot.

Can you touch them after they have been on for a bit?




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post #2 of 5 Old 07-11-2013, 11:12 PM
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Yeah, they stay cool when operating.
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-12-2013, 12:44 PM
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the bar may get warm to the tough but not enough to burn anything as long as the bar is properly designed. also it may get warmer if it is somewhere with no air flow but should still not get hot hot. most high power leds have a max operating temperature of 120degrees before they start to fry. so with the heatsink to disipate the heat you will be fine at the end of the fins.
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They should not be getting warm at all, the VisonX 2x2 on the Jeep don't get hot after sitting on and the Rigid Duallys and 10" SR bars on the truck don't either.

Although I could see it happening with the 30"+ bars.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-12-2013, 01:12 PM
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they get that tempiture at the junction of the led and the heatsink. the outside of the heatsink is much cooler.
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