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#1 (permalink) Old 03-15-2011, 09:22 PM
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The best off road lighting?

Every add for every light says that they are the best so i have decided to throw this out for debate. Which company makes the best off road light. as far as brightness, range, durability, and anything else that comes to mind.

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I have always been a KC fan. I am running a pair of 150W Daylighters on my Jeep, a pair of 130W Slimlites and 55W 2X6 Fogs on my Frontier, and ran a pair of 55W driving lights on an old Datsun 620 many years ago.

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I like IPF and PIAA, firm believer that with lights you get what you pay for. I have owned Hellas and KCs in the past, but never again.
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kc seems like they have been around the block a few times and they make a good looking range of different lights the slimlights did catch my eye but i was hopeing to go 6" to 9" also i think that the lights are going to be mounted upside down on my new bumper because of how the light taps are mounted

i never know what stupid thing im going to try next so it would also help if they were water tight

ive had cyber whites when i had the front bumper and they where great till i hit a few puddles and they fogged up inside(bad)

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also had a set of blazers from walmart that worked soso but they arent bright enough so im useing them as rear flood lights

ive gone from the occational trip off road to finding trails on the way home from work and light is always welcome

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I thought I saw on the Pilot / Cyber White box that they are made by Hella..?
I went w/ KC 124 Driving Slimlight (vs the Hella 500FF)
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I really wanted the Piaa 520's.. to mucho dinero, I just wanna be able to see deer and etc. better.


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I just got a 40in Rigid LED light bar. The have a higher output that even a HID, and use less energy. Might want to look at a shorter LED bar for your application and might not look like two hanging balls dropping from your bumper. No offense, BTW.

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I just got a 40in Rigid LED light bar. The have a higher output that even a HID, and use less energy. Might want to look at a shorter LED bar for your application and might not look like two hanging balls dropping from your bumper. No offense, BTW.
For 1300.00 - Serious!?


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^ I have connections. But, think about it. Some decent HID 6-8 inch lights are about $250 a piece easily. Times that by 4 for the roof and you are at a grand. A little more for a brighter and lower profile light is a worth it to me.

For the OP, a 10 inch bar for the bumper is $400. That is not that much more than 2 6 inch lights.

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Hella 4000's converted to HiD's, best investment ever. 3 are still cheaper then a LED light bar.

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