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Old 04-14-2019, 02:56 PM   #1
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Question regarding led light bars/ aux lights

About to order some more lights! Any recommendations on brands, location of install, how to install them. The only rumor I’ve heard is that if you put one above your windshield you can get a bad reflection off the hood. Thanks for any insight.��
P.s. bus lights are DIM! Especially on long dark desert dirt roads
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Old 04-14-2019, 04:21 PM   #2
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Try Superbrightleds.com for your search. Put the one in front down on your bumper instead of near the roof.
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Old 04-14-2019, 04:58 PM   #3
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Roof lights are bad. Bumper mounted and aimed low is best.
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Old 04-14-2019, 05:10 PM   #4
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Ay Johnny mullet and capt squid. Thanks for taking the time! It’s appreciated.
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Old 04-14-2019, 05:20 PM   #5
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Roof lights are bad. Bumper mounted and aimed low is best.
Roof lights aren't bad at all, roof driving lights are bad. I plan on them for seeing in the off road areas better.
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:29 PM   #6
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That's my plan, too.

High intensities up front to spotlight deer & coyote, and in the rear, because the stock backup lights are worthless...
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Roof lights aren't bad at all, roof driving lights are bad. I plan on them for seeing in the off road areas better.
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:35 PM   #7
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One day when I learn/attempt fiberglass skills, I'm going to cut-out the two round indents where the flashers were above the windshield, and build it / square it out with a flat bottom, to mount the new-fangled LED off-road lights they got now.
When not in use, I will have a powered "door" that hinges at the bottom and hide them, and when open will therefore protect the windshield from glare. I don't have a hood to worry about!
Now I just got a piece of sheet-metal covering there.
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That's my plan, too.

High intensities up front to spotlight deer & coyote, and in the rear, because the stock backup lights are worthless...
Yup, my back up lights were small 4" units, they will get replaced with 7" -150w floods, as well as the upper red lights will get the 7"-150's. I'll have all the upper lights on a dedicated switch.
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Roger that! Going to trade the ambers for my B/U lights, and will splice in the reds for brake &/or turn signals, after upgrading to LEDs.

The toggles will be dash or overhead mounted. The stock toggles are constantly getting bipped by my elbow while driving.

Inadvertently switching on the wipers is one thing. Don't need to look like something out of some low budget, B grade Sci-fi film, with those bright white lites blazing out behind me.

Could be annoying to thems behind me.

And since I can't quite make 60 mph, that'd be pretty much everybody...
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Yup, my back up lights were small 4" units, they will get replaced with 7" -150w floods, as well as the upper red lights will get the 7"-150's. I'll have all the upper lights on a dedicated switch.
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Inadvertently switching on the wipers is one thing. Don't need to look like something out of some low budget, B grade Sci-fi film, with those bright white lites blazing out behind me.

Could be annoying to thems behind me.

And since I can't quite make 60 mph, that'd be pretty much everybody...
I was pulled over and hassled for 45 minutes once by a local yokel cop for "emitting a while light from the rear of my vehicle". I had a busted plastic tail light, with a red bulb in there. I argued it was a red bulb, and he quickly said "it has scratches". I shut right up...
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