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Old 09-29-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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good quality also reasonably priced lighting?

i'm looking to buy some lights for when my 2014 JKU Sport arrives.. so far i'm thinking of a light bar above my windshield, possibly two of the square ones that go on the sides of the windshield, and maybe one on the aftermarket bumper i end up buying... not sure what bumper as of yet...

my question is who makes good quality lighting for a reasonable cost??? i've heard of Rigid. their quite expensive, KC unknown about cost or quality and a few others.

basically whats an affordable, good brand of lighting that will last a long time and not give any problems?? thanks for any info.

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Old 09-30-2013, 11:02 AM   #2
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Nothing? 72 views no options other then what i listed?? c'mon really ???

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Old 09-30-2013, 11:32 AM   #3
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I'm not a fan of light bars (one more thing to get hit by low branches) but I ran KC daylighters at the base of my windshield for a while. They are not too expensive and are very bright but boy are they big. I got tired of the basketballs in the corner of my windshield (at least they seemed that big) so I moved them to the bumper. Once I saved up the money I bought Dually D2s for the windshield. They are expensive but good quality and crazy bright, well worth the money.

I know you asked for reasonably priced but as my Dad always said "Poor people can't afford anything but the best"

I assume you already checked out this thread? The Official JK Aftermarket Lighting Thread (HID, HALO, Fog, Etc..) lots of options there.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:28 PM   #4
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You could buy the generic version of the rugged ridge HID lamps from ebay. You get more light for offroading purposes than all halogen and many LEDs aux lights of the same size and wattage, for much less. They have internal ballasts, so you only need to worry about wiring.

You can probably find a 55W or 75W HID euro beam auxiliary lamp for like $150 or less. These should give you plenty of light. You can find them in 4" to 9" inch in diameter and in spot or euro beam.
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I'm not a fan of light bars (one more thing to get hit by low branches) but I ran KC daylighters at the base of my windshield for a while. They are not too expensive and are very bright but boy are they big. I got tired of the basketballs in the corner of my windshield (at least they seemed that big) so I moved them to the bumper. Once I saved up the money I bought Dually D2s for the windshield. They are expensive but good quality and crazy bright, well worth the money.

I know you asked for reasonably priced but as my Dad always said "Poor people can't afford anything but the best"

I assume you already checked out this thread? The Official JK Aftermarket Lighting Thread (HID, HALO, Fog, Etc..) lots of options there.
yea i quickly browsed through it. its not that i don't have the money to buy rigid brand lighting, its just my thought were more like are they really worth all of that ?? i've seen other sites with comparing lighting for a fraction of rigid industries prices. and also the ones that were fraction of the cost of rigids are also American made and from what a member on here told me that the lighting is of good quality and has lasted already two years for her bro-in-law...



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You could buy the generic version of the rugged ridge HID lamps from ebay. You get more light for offroading purposes than all halogen and many LEDs aux lights of the same size and wattage, for much less. They have internal ballasts, so you only need to worry about wiring.

You can probably find a 55W or 75W HID euro beam auxiliary lamp for like $150 or less. These should give you plenty of light. You can find them in 4" to 9" inch in diameter and in spot or euro beam.
i'm very familar with HID lighting, its really hit or miss with them. i've hada set on a previous car i owned for a couple of years.... then the bulb or ballast died on me and they need to be replaced. same just happen with my 2012 toyota and the bulbs needed to be replaced. so im looking for something with more longivity then HID lighting.
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:59 PM   #6
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I don't think you can do better than spending about 100 bucks on a set of 100 watt halogen kc daylighters. Bulbs are cheap too if u need to replace one.
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I don't think you can do better than spending about 100 bucks on a set of 100 watt halogen kc daylighters. Bulbs are cheap too if u need to replace one.
ahh ok... well like i said im not trying to skimp on quality, just to get something cheaper. all im asking basically is are their alternative brands? that make the same lighting but also better priced?

$300 bucks for a set of dually D2 lights is ALOT if you think about it. i'm by no means budget modding, but since this will be my newest project/daily when i take delivery i wanted to be more reasonable with my mod purchasing. my previous vehicle i was spending money on it left and right and didn't care about cost .

this time around i want the good stuff of course, but im also not trying to break the bank neither...
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:06 PM   #8
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I am very happy with the set of Aurora Dually style i picked up from NFRs2000NYC. He still has one set left. Mounted them with some Rugged Ridge brackets.



His for sale thread has my pics in it near the end:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f14/aur...ts-266294.html

I'll also be trying out a 12" DRX light bar on the bumper from Black Box Logistics. I'll post some pics up when it's installed and how they compare to the Aurora's.

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