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Lights on UTV question #9034121 04/14/24 10:48 PM
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I am thinking about putting Some light bars or cubes on the sides of my Ranger crew. Front and rear are clear, but I’m thinking about putting red or green on the side. Any thoughts or opinions on green or red? [Linked Image]

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Originally Posted by ijohnston
I am thinking about putting Some light bars or cubes on the sides of my Ranger crew. Front and rear are clear, but I’m thinking about putting red or green on the side. Any thoughts or opinions on green or red? [Linked Image]


just curious - why would you want green or red lights on the side? Clear lights on the front and back are all I would need


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No real reason I don’t do allot of night hunting. I do like having additional light for whatever reason it may be. I run my lights off an Auxiliary battery. If green or red are worth it I will swap my front and rear out.

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I can send you pics of how our hunting rig is lit up, imo it’s the best options for real world use and it doesn’t have any red or green lights,. I made a light bar for the rear of the cab and have a 12” flood light to the rear and single 2 4” floods pointed to the outer rear or the side depending on what we’re doing. Ours is set up more for loading and unloading equipment in the Ranger and for opening closing gates in the dark. Let me know if you want to see the pics. I can tell you where to buy the factory switches so you can run them all independently of each other as well. Being yours is a crew cab you could mount them on the sides on the middle bar. I’ve gone through over a dozen machines before I finally set one up I’m 100% happy with and this this one. LED inside the cab is where I could see having an optional red light but I’d still have the with strip of white as well, it’s damn nice being able to see what your doing in the dark lol. If you need a rear bar built i can tall you the tabs you néed and I can cut and weld the bar itself where it’s a bolt on situation.

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Originally Posted by Ol Thumper
I can send you pics of how our hunting rig is lit up, imo it’s the best options for real world use and it doesn’t have any red or green lights,. I made a light bar for the rear of the cab and have a 12” flood light to the rear and single 2 4” floods pointed to the outer rear or the side depending on what we’re doing. Ours is set up more for loading and unloading equipment in the Ranger and for opening closing gates in the dark. Let me know if you want to see the pics. I can tell you where to buy the factory switches so you can run them all independently of each other as well. Being yours is a crew cab you could mount them on the sides on the middle bar. I’ve gone through over a dozen machines before I finally set one up I’m 100% happy with and this this one. LED inside the cab is where I could see having an optional red light but I’d still have the with strip of white as well, it’s damn nice being able to see what your doing in the dark lol. If you need a rear bar built i can tall you the tabs you néed and I can cut and weld the bar itself where it’s a bolt on situation.

Can you post a couple of photos here?


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my old RTV 900 had a long light bar (mixed spot/flood) on the front and had small pods 4x on the rear corners (2 back of cab and 2 on back of high seat) for work lights & loading the bed. That front bar lite things up way out (several hundred yards brighter than daylight) which was nice to see out at a distance. It actually would blind deer/other animals and they would high step to get out of sight, some would come directly towards it.

my current RTV 1140 has 2x large square pods facing forward and 2 facing rear that light things up pretty good.

I have 4 small pods with green lights that I intend to get mounted before next season. will set up 2 forward and 2 rear that will mainly be used for traveling to/from the stands, as I feel they are much less disruptive than the bight white.

After 40+ years headlighting varmints with handheld Q-beams, it seems like all animals are less concerned and almost curious with the different color lights (red, green, yellow/amber). We used almost exclusively red lens for coon hunting and they would stare directly at the light until we got up under a tree, sometimes coming from a quarter to half a mile away ... like they were saying "WTH is that eeks333" almost like they were in a trance


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Originally Posted by Ol Thumper
I can send you pics of how our hunting rig is lit up, imo it’s the best options for real world use and it doesn’t have any red or green lights,. I made a light bar for the rear of the cab and have a 12” flood light to the rear and single 2 4” floods pointed to the outer rear or the side depending on what we’re doing. Ours is set up more for loading and unloading equipment in the Ranger and for opening closing gates in the dark. Let me know if you want to see the pics. I can tell you where to buy the factory switches so you can run them all independently of each other as well. Being yours is a crew cab you could mount them on the sides on the middle bar. I’ve gone through over a dozen machines before I finally set one up I’m 100% happy with and this this one. LED inside the cab is where I could see having an optional red light but I’d still have the with strip of white as well, it’s damn nice being able to see what your doing in the dark lol. If you need a rear bar built i can tall you the tabs you néed and I can cut and weld the bar itself where it’s a bolt on situation.



Yes please send them my way.. can you post here or direct message?

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agree, pictures would be nice Ol Thumper


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I’ll get some tomorrow if it’s not raining and post them up but regardless I’ll get some asap

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Originally Posted by Ol Thumper
I’ll get some tomorrow if it’s not raining and post them up but regardless I’ll get some asap


Ol Thumper. You forgot about us. I was about to order some lights and remembered this thread. Lets see some of those pictures. Curious also on the brackets you used.

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I was thinking about putting a big marine battery on utv or a extra for winch, an flood lights all around.im building a hog hunting rig.

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Originally Posted by rollnss
I was thinking about putting a big marine battery on utv or a extra for winch, an flood lights all around.im building a hog hunting rig.



get a perko 2 battery switch and use it to go between the 2 batteries, great if you run one down since you can still start it with the other.

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I have this on 3 of our 5 units, other 2 are new and don't need it yet.

ours are can am defenders, I run a wal mart utv battery for the second, biggest they make.



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