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LED Light Bars #7833180 05/08/20 02:41 AM
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Considering a light bar for my Pioneer 700. For reasonable illumination, what width would you suggest?

The Honda headlights are more than sufficient for night driving. I just want a little more forward lighting. Not looking to land aircraft.

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Originally Posted by Reloder28
Considering a light bar for my Pioneer 700. For reasonable illumination, what width would you suggest?

The Honda headlights are more than sufficient for night driving. I just want a little more forward lighting. Not looking to land aircraft.


Rough country has their own brand of lights and they are pretty reasonable. I have a 30” combo spot/flood on my mule and have been happy with it.


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I will have to measure, but I think mine is a 30" flood/spot combo, straight (not arced) on my Kubota RTV, does a great job of lighting things up out front. My son bought to put on his 3010 mule but sold the mule before install. I think it was some Chinese knock off that was very reasonably priced, like under a $100 ... that he ordered. I also have two rear facing 4x4" on both rear corners to illuminate the bed/surrounding ground for loading stuff, works great and were cheap (like $60 for four lights).

I'll see if I can track down where he got them from...


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I have a straight 52" combo on my Mule Pro. It's like the sun when I flip it on. It was a cheap one off of Amazon. North Pole was the brand I believe. It's been working fine for about 4 years now and has held up to pressure washing. I'd buy another one of that brand.

I have a 30" made by Cyclops on my truck bumper. I'm not happy with that one at all. Can't even tell it's on when the headlights are on.

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^^^PMK, you have a 30" straight bar that's a spot flood combo. I picked it up on amazon for $35. The 4 pods were $36 total.

I've gone to the cheap amazon Cree lightbars. The key is the Cree bulbs. I picked up a 50" curved cree spot/flood combo for my Canam defender (it's a pretty wide machine) for around $45. Even at $50 each, you can buy a lot of $50 light bars for the cost of one Rigid (or any other high dollar brand).

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Been happy with auxbeam brand of stuff. Priced right and holds up really well.

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same here, happy with the Auxbeam brand on my hunting truck
I put a curved 52" on my hunting truck roof and used a pair of $20 floods on the back.
honestly, the small floods would have been PLENTY for the deer lease.

Been looking hard lights for my boat for the coast, I am tempted to spend more on name brand because of the harsh marine enviornment.


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Originally Posted by ccoker


Been looking hard lights for my boat for the coast, I am tempted to spend more on name brand because of the harsh marine enviornment.

If it was me, I'd just get a cheapey. Pull the front cover plate off, silicone it really well, then put it back on. I'd make sure all hardware was stainless as well. Just a thought.

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Originally Posted by Gumbeaux
I have a 30" made by Cyclops on my truck bumper. I'm not happy with that one at all. Can't even tell it's on when the headlights are on.


I have that problem with my Tahoe. I can't even tell when the headlights are on. A lousy LED would certainly enhance that jive. laugh

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Originally Posted by ZK-315
The key is the Cree bulbs.


Definitely staying with Cree.

Sounding like a 30-40" is the happy medium.

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Do you know how many watts on that North Pole?

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Another question: How does the light reflect off your hood if its mounted over it?

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Looked back in my order history and I bought it 4 years ago. Looks like 300W.

I have mine mounted on the roof, so no reflection on the hood. Not sure what would happen if you mounted it lower.

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Came across this guys, located in Buda
I called and asked about their 20" beam which is IP68 rated and asked about it surviving on a boat in salt water constantly getting wet (was thinking of mounting under the bow deck)
She said they were warrantied for 5 years, if it failed, they would swap it out.

https://www.speedtechlights.com/led-off-road-light-bars


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Originally Posted by ccoker
Came across this guys, located in Buda
I called and asked about their 20" beam which is IP68 rated and asked about it surviving on a boat in salt water constantly getting wet (was thinking of mounting under the bow deck)
She said they were warrantied for 5 years, if it failed, they would swap it out.

https://www.speedtechlights.com/led-off-road-light-bars


I have 2 Mictuning single row 8" on my Champion Bay trailer for back up lighting. They are IP68 which is 1/2 hour submerged 1 meter. I have had them for over a year and work perfect. On the other hand I put some 12" marine submersible on the fenders and they have not performed as well. No salt water but Texoma is pretty salty. On the UTV I would go as large as possible. I have an Arsenal 42" behind my grille and a 30" in bumper opening on Tundra. 42 has been fine but one set of bulbs on the lower one is out. Probably a loose solder. I will never buy another Arsenal product of any kind. They completed ignored emails and calls on warranty.[Linked Image]


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Originally Posted by ccoker
same here, happy with the Auxbeam brand on my hunting truck
I put a curved 52" on my hunting truck roof and used a pair of $20 floods on the back.
honestly, the small floods would have been PLENTY for the deer lease.

Been looking hard lights for my boat for the coast, I am tempted to spend more on name brand because of the harsh marine enviornment.



I have a set of ridgid cubes on my atv before all the knockoffs came out. I can't tell a difference. Plus you can buy 5+ auxbeams for what the one rigid will cost.

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I was at Advanced Auto the other day and saw they had Sylvania LED pods and light bars
Decided to buy their 20" slim lightbar with 5 degree spot and mounted on the rail on my center console
Haven't taken the boat on the water but it light up the neighborhood
100 bucks, I figured Sylvania knows how to make a light and if it craps out I can take it back to Advanced Auto


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