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post #1 of 57 Old 02-26-2011, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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LED Auxiliary Lighting

Going to shed some more light on the LED light subject this week!

Ok, so now that I have been running Truck-Lite's LED headlights for a bit - I wanted to give Truck-Lite's auxiliary lighting a chance as well.

I currently have 6" PIAA lamps on my windshield brackets and Rugged Ridge 7" HID lights on my light bar. I'll be mixing and matching some lights to show comparisons.

Truck-Lite has sent me two sets of lights, a 6" LED Flood Beam and 4" LED Spot beams. Construction on these things is just as solid as the headlights, they look like you cannot destroy them (which is good for Jeep owners). I've been nothing but impressed with build quality to say the least.

I will snap some pics of the products and the beams early this week.

Thanks again to Jerry at Truck-Lite for giving us the chance to show you Truck-Lite's products first hand!

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I will be watching this one closely as I am getting close to some light purchases. I am currently looking between the Rugged Ridge HID's, Lightforce HID's, and these Trucklights now. I am looking for five lights, and will be mounting them to a Rugged Ridge lightbar. I am currently leaning in favor of the Lightforce HID's. They seem the most versatil being that they are adjustable from a beam pattern to a flood pattern and can be outfitted with many different lenses for different uses and are also nearly indestructable. I have seen four of them (halogen's) mounted and in use on my buddy's JKU, and they are spectacular. I can only imagine the HID version to be better. My other choice would be Rigid Industries lightbars, but they are kinda outta my price range. I am hoping that these are a blue collar diamond in the rough actually, as I am not opposed to saving money! Can we get a review and some pic's of your Rugged Ridges while we wait? That would help to lay a good foundation for comparison to the LED's when they come.

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I will try to post some pictures of the output of the Rugged Ridge HID lights tonight. I only have my iPhone, but it should work out ok.
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Thank you sir, much appreciated.

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Jerry is sending me a set of spots too and I plan to use them to augment the highbeams.

I also put the bug in his ear about some sort of floods for duty on the back of the Jeep for reverse lighting. My wife frowns on holding a flashlight out back when it's raining...

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Jerry is sending me a set of spots too and I plan to use them to augment the highbeams.

I also put the bug in his ear about some sort of floods for duty on the back of the Jeep for reverse lighting. My wife frowns on holding a flashlight out back when it's raining...
Ha I ask my girlfriend to shine her blackberry behind the Jeep - it gives the same amount of light as our reverse lights (I'm joking about the blackberry part of course)
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Ok here are some pics of the Rugged Ridge HID lights with nothing else on.

In my opinion, although bright - they really are a FLOOD light as the light is spread pretty much every where. I drive on lots of narrow two lane roads and these really light up the road.
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Here's a look of the Rugged Ridge HID with parking lights on from the cab:
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In the first pic are my PIAA lights mounted by the windshield. I have the PIAA brackets and my lights are aimed outwards slightly to the sides of the road.

And in the second, both the RR and PIAA.

I will be mounting the Truck-Lite's in a bit.
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Here's a look of the Rugged Ridge HID with parking lights on from the cab:
Holy mother of CRI. What a funky color...

Here's my Z-Beams with the yellow HIDs burning:


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Holy mother of CRI. What a funky color...

Here's my Z-Beams with the yellow HIDs burning:

Bill they are like 6000K HID I think, I highly doubt the RR are 5000k because they are too blue. In one of those pics I may have JUST turned them on and they are more white once they warm up - as you can tell in the first three pics.

Just as a disclaimer, these pics were taken with my iPhone 4 - it was all I had with me last night.
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Bill they are like 6000K HID I think, I highly doubt the RR are 5000k because they are too blue. In one of those pics I may have JUST turned them on and they are more white once they warm up - as you can tell in the first three pics.

Just as a disclaimer, these pics were taken with my iPhone 4 - it was all I had with me last night.
They are 6000K ---- just like mine.
I tinted my lenses to selective yellow to tone down the blue effect though. The blue hurts my eyes...

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LED Auxiliary Lights!

Installed the Truck-Lite Floods, they came with nice covers with reflective logos.
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Now for the 4" spots I had to order brackets that mount to the outside of the bar - but I fabbed up something quick to give you an idea of what I'm going to do

These are the brackets:

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Can't wait to see the light output.
The floods are pretty art-deco...

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