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Light Bars: love yours or did you waste your money?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Eclipsed & Floating, May 25, 2017.

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Do you love your lights or did you waste your money

  1. Love it

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  1. May 25, 2017 at 9:23 PM
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    Eclipsed & Floating

    Eclipsed & Floating [OP] Over it.........

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    Please don't post comments that negatively impact others' decisions.

    I just want to know who actually uses them and who never turns them on?

    If you use them please post what for. Pictures are fine if you'd like to post them for others, but I'm just asking if you use them.
     
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  2. May 25, 2017 at 9:39 PM
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    T-Rex266

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    I use mine in real dark areas. I have a 30" @Baja Designs stealth bar in the lower valance
     
  3. May 25, 2017 at 9:41 PM
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    Eclipsed & Floating

    Eclipsed & Floating [OP] Over it.........

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    I've seen. I like the stealthy look. I just installed a couple Rigid Duallys on SDHQ a-pillar mounts and have enjoyed them so far but want more out put that doesn't bounce off the snow on my hood.
     
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  4. May 25, 2017 at 9:46 PM
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    831Tun

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  5. May 25, 2017 at 10:11 PM
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    Well like it but hate it cause it dont work no more didn't know what i was buying bought a 42" with PRO grille off Craigslist light worked good few months now...no bueno got wet it flickers just saving funds for good quality one nothing break bank
     
  6. May 25, 2017 at 10:17 PM
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    Where's @1UPPER ? He's got enough lights to open his own shop, or send signals to aliens.
     
  7. May 25, 2017 at 10:20 PM
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    dcsleeper408

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    Mine was free! I love it! :)
     
  8. May 25, 2017 at 11:44 PM
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    Gotta pay to play. There's a ton of knock off brands out there that are not water resistant and don't last longer than a few months. I've had mine on for just about 2 years. Zero issues with @Baja Designs lightbars. Do it right and cry once.
     
  9. May 26, 2017 at 12:32 AM
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    TXRailRoads73

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    Yeah i hear ya Sean..but baja designs buku dinero...looking something in middle area
     
  10. May 26, 2017 at 2:02 AM
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    Exactly. I thought about going the ebay china bar route but figured lets just get it over with and pucker up for a baja light bar. Pay 1x, install 1x, use for a long time.
     
  11. May 26, 2017 at 2:25 AM
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    Love mine, but I'm cheap. Under $100, 30" china bar, Tacoma brackets, key fob remote. Lots of work, re-seal light bar, pot electronics for remote, etc.. It's for looks, get to use it once in a while.
    08CB7F61-4875-4E27-9496-0DF9A71C33BF_zps_0ca713bd623db7beba412c1eee7220c60eb14f7b.jpg
     
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  12. May 26, 2017 at 6:33 AM
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    I use my light bars only off-road. I've used them for times at the beach at night, kids football games at night and camping trips off-road. I will be changing my 40" lightbar to two 10" Radiance bars in the next two weeks. My new grill will change my setup. I'm extremely happy with the rigid light bars for light output, lenses not fading or leaking.
    IMG_6716.jpg
     
  13. May 26, 2017 at 6:48 AM
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    20170526_064731.jpg I have a 38" on my bumper from Amazon, works great since the halogen headlights aren't bright at all. I replaced the paper gasket with silicon and found moisture before the lense, after I decided to use windshield sealant.
     
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  14. May 26, 2017 at 9:23 AM
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    r4z0r51o

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    I voted that I love it, but feel I may never use my bar enough to have justified buying it. Love the look and light output, but have only used it a few times. Guess, it's better to have than not to have when the time comes I need some additional light.

     
  15. May 26, 2017 at 9:28 AM
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  16. May 29, 2017 at 2:04 PM
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  17. Jul 17, 2017 at 9:58 PM
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    Eclipsed & Floating [OP] Over it.........

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    what did you do with the 40" Rigid?
     
  18. Jul 17, 2017 at 11:03 PM
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    All mine are cheap bars and not a single issue. Just can't afford to spend bank on something I use 5 or 6 times a year. No water issues - maybe cause I live in the desert and never wash my truck. But I do beat the crap out of it off-road and they still work. Just not worth 1k for a light.
     
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  19. Jul 18, 2017 at 12:37 AM
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    I'm still rockin my 42" curved Arsenal from Amazon with no issues for a little over a year now. Have a buddy who has the same one for a few years with no probs either. I use mine a couple times a week as the road to our house is super dark and at 24k lumens it can fry some vampires. They just rolled out with a 40k lumens bar that I'll probably upgrade to later on
     
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  20. Jul 18, 2017 at 3:17 AM
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  21. Jul 18, 2017 at 4:17 AM
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    Had a 20" Rigid light on my previous truck. Can't wait to install Rigid lights on my new truck. It is next on the list of things to buy. I drive almost every weekend to St. Lawrence County, NY 55MPH 2 lane roads Amish buggies 0 reflectors no flashing light. The only thing they use is a candle lantern on the "driver side" that you can't see until you're 20' away. Not sure where they're heading at night but additional lights are a must for me. Can't wait!
     
  22. Jul 18, 2017 at 4:23 AM
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    I've got my 40" Rigid and TRD Pro grille for sale. I wanted to sell them as a set since I have the lower pro grill fit for the 40" Rigid Radiance bar. I'm also including the hardware I used to mount the light bar. Only thing that is needed is the wire harness kit since I'm using it for my new set up. SOLD
     
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  23. Jul 18, 2017 at 4:25 AM
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  24. Aug 4, 2017 at 11:32 PM
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    Ordered this Tundra specific LB for lower bumper. Price seems reasonable since I am not going to be using this light bar everyday, 3 year limited warranty, comes with everything needed for install including mounting brackets, $259.00 shipped.

    More than a dozen 5 star reviews, seamless sharp appearance and function.

    http://www.roughcountry.com/toyota-30in-led-bumper-kit-70655c.html
     
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  25. Aug 4, 2017 at 11:58 PM
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    I currently have a 40" Headlight Revolution Stealth setup behind my stock grille... throws a crapton of light down road... i haven't used it much as I installed it in the late spring and it gets dark late here in Oregon.... I want to get a Pro grille as it has a larger opening for the light... I had the Rigid Dually fog lights on my 2014... great lights... solid construction... but you pay up front... we'll see how the Headlight Revolution light bar holds up...
     
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  26. Aug 5, 2017 at 12:11 AM
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    Bought a 42" with a Pro grille but the light bar lasted only so long so on market for new 40-42" bar
     
  27. Aug 5, 2017 at 4:55 AM
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  28. Aug 5, 2017 at 5:41 AM
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    Performs great. $90 on Amazon $50 for someone to wire it.IMG_5127.jpgIMG_5113.jpg Lightbar only
     
  29. Aug 5, 2017 at 8:41 AM
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    They're very useful at night. The ones I put on the back are really handy when unloading the trailer.
     
  30. Aug 5, 2017 at 9:24 PM
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    where did you mount a light bar in the back?
     

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