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Old 10-16-2013, 02:11 PM   #1
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So I'm looking to add some long range lights and a light bar above the windshield for as cheap as I can. Now I know you get what you pay for, but these lights I found on ebay dont look like too bad of a deal, I just wanted a second opinion before I pulled the trigger on them

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Ok, cheap yes. Personally I'd save up and buy 1 set of very good LED lights. Some guys have sooo many lights on their jeeps they look ridiculous! Whether they're going for a " look" or that's because they bought "cheap" lights the first time and now "need" all of them.
I have 1 20" LED Bar (it's great but wish I'd saved for a 50") and looking at JW Speaker headlight upgrade and PIAA 530 LED driving lights. My 2cents...

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Ok, cheap yes. Personally I'd save up and buy 1 set of very good LED lights. Some guys have sooo many lights on their jeeps they look ridiculous! Whether they're going for a " look" or that's because they bought "cheap" lights the first time and now "need" all of them.
I have 1 20" LED Bar (it's great but wish I'd saved for a 50") and looking at JW Speaker headlight upgrade and PIAA 530 LED driving lights. My 2cents...
While I agree....if you want really cheap, but still want quality lights, stick with HIDs. You can pick up some cheap KC style lights, and modify them with an HID kit for $30, and have some seriously long throw. HIDs are still the king when it comes to distance.
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My thinking was if I can throw 4 of the lights that I had posted up on the light bar that should be plenty bright for now, somewhere along the line I want to replace my headlights with JW Speakers too. I've also always liked the look of a light bar above the windshield, so it's more cosmetic than it is anything else, that's why I'm not looking to sink a ton of money into it.
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My thinking was if I can throw 4 of the lights that I had posted up on the light bar that should be plenty bright for now, somewhere along the line I want to replace my headlights with JW Speakers too. I've also always liked the look of a light bar above the windshield, so it's more cosmetic than it is anything else, that's why I'm not looking to sink a ton of money into it.
If you just want the look then have at it. The problem with LEDs is that if cheap ones are use. They LOOK bright but don't actually illuminate much. Headlights and roof bars have different jobs. Headlights, no matter how good, won't cover the same distance and width as a quality led bar. Two completely different applications and uses.
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I actually like the look of a light pod on some cars, like all the Subie wrx imprezas out there with rally style lighting pods and/or custom brackets on the front for high speed dirt and lake/ice driving. sticking a bunch of small LED blocks on those wouldn't look right to me at all but then it's all personal choice.

as mentioned, HID is the way to go for long range and crazy illumination at a distance. Check out the guy on youtube with 7 or 8 HID lightforce genesis lamps on his truck. ..the road and everything around it is lit up brighter than a football field. Not a bad way to spend $4000.

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