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Old 05-29-2014, 01:41 PM   #1
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My 20" ebay light bar review...

I had been wanting a 20 inch LED bar and finally decided to take a gamble on a cheap one off ebay. Ended up dropping $100 on this one... 20" 126W CREE LED Work Light Bar Alloy Spot Flood Combo Diving Offroad 4WD Boat | eBay

Install was simple. I bought this harness, For 72W 300W Wiring Harness Kit LED HID Light Bar Wire Switch Plainless Relay 1x | eBay and it literally took all of 20 minutes to wire up.

Quality seems decent and boy is it bright. On to the pics...

Installed on the Mopar bar...




Factory low beams with fogs...



Factory high beams...


LED light bar only...



Overall I'm extremely happy with no complaints. Time will tell on its durability but it does have a warranty for 1 year I believe. Its adjust a little low but I'm installing the Teraflex level kit this Saturday so that should make it about right. Between the Mopar bar/mount, LED light and harness I have a total of around $190 wrapped up in this project.

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i'm pretty sure I have the same one (different ebay seller though) wired it to my sPOD and I'm rather happy with it as well...


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I had been wanting a 20 inch LED bar and finally decided to take a gamble on a cheap one off ebay. Ended up dropping $100 on this one... 20" 126W CREE LED Work Light Bar Alloy Spot Flood Combo Diving Offroad 4WD Boat | eBay Install was simple. I bought this harness, For 72W 300W Wiring Harness Kit LED HID Light Bar Wire Switch Plainless Relay 1x | eBay and it literally took all of 20 minutes to wire up. Quality seems decent and boy is it bright. On to the pics... Installed on the Mopar bar... Factory low beams with fogs... Factory high beams... LED light bar only... Overall I'm extremely happy with no complaints. Time will tell on its durability but it does have a warranty for 1 year I believe. Its adjust a little low but I'm installing the Teraflex level kit this Saturday so that should make it about right. Between the Mopar bar/mount, LED light and harness I have a total of around $190 wrapped up in this project.
What's the part number on that bumper bar?
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What's the part number on that bumper bar?
Here ya go...

2007 2014 Jeep Wrangler JK Front Bumper Mounted Light Bar Mopar | eBay
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Anyone have a link to that Mopar bar?

Also, when I clicked the link for that harness, it said it was $300, but the light bar is $99.
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Anyone have a link to that Mopar bar?

Also, when I clicked the link for that harness, it said it was $300, but the light bar is $99.

I put a link to the mopar bar in my last post. That's weird that the harness is now showing $300 haha. I paid $10.50 with free shipping.
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I searched on Ebay and that harness is $10 to $20 from other venders, that guy must have bumped his head.
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I put a link to the mopar bar in my last post. That's weird that the harness is now showing $300 haha. I paid $10.50 with free shipping.
Thanks for the link to the bar, Im on my phone and for some reason this site acts weird on it. It is weird about the harness, lol.
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A lot of the time people will put crazy prices on things like that when they are out of stock on them - thinking no one would really pay $300 for that - when they restock the price will go down again.

I have an sPOD so I just extended the wires on my LED bar to that and didn't need a harness.
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I currently have a set of KCs, but dont have an spod. Im going to have to do more research on them and may end up getting one.

The KCs that I have are the 6 inch appolos (55watt I think) would it be too much to run this LED bar as well? lighting/wiring isnt my strongest point, so im not sure how much is too much for the alternator.

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I had been wanting a 20 inch LED bar and finally decided to take a gamble on a cheap one off ebay. Ended up dropping $100 on this one... 20" 126W CREE LED Work Light Bar Alloy Spot Flood Combo Diving Offroad 4WD Boat | eBay Install was simple. I bought this harness, For 72W 300W Wiring Harness Kit LED HID Light Bar Wire Switch Plainless Relay 1x | eBay and it literally took all of 20 minutes to wire up. Quality seems decent and boy is it bright. On to the pics... Installed on the Mopar bar... Factory low beams with fogs... Factory high beams... LED light bar only... Overall I'm extremely happy with no complaints. Time will tell on its durability but it does have a warranty for 1 year I believe. Its adjust a little low but I'm installing the Teraflex level kit this Saturday so that should make it about right. Between the Mopar bar/mount, LED light and harness I have a total of around $190 wrapped up in this project.
I like the way it's mounted... Will a bigger light bar fit, or is 20" about it? Did the light mounting brackets line up fine with the mopar bar?
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I like the way it's mounted... Will a bigger light bar fit, or is 20" about it? Did the light mounting brackets line up fine with the mopar bar?
The brackets on the light bar are adjustable and can slide the length of the bar. You could probably fit a 22" bar but that's it. If you mounted it on top you could go bigger but I have a feeling it would look pretty goofy.
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the mounting points on the light are adjustable - the brackets slide up and down the length - which allowed in my instance for it to use the existing light mount brackets on my Maximus-3
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The brackets on the light bar are adjustable and can slide the length of the bar. You could probably fit a 22" bar but that's it. If you mounted it on top you could go bigger but I have a feeling it would look pretty goofy.
Sweet! I see a wiring harness with remote control, know anything about it?
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Sweet! I see a wiring harness with remote control, know anything about it?
I'm not sure which harness you are referencing. Mine was the one I posted a link to. It consists of a relay, inline fuse and the on/off switch. Really easy to wire. Took no time at all.
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I'm going to move this over the the off-road lighting section...but I'm really thinking about getting one of these.

It isn't a big need for me right now (althouth there are times I could really use better lights....especially where my in-laws live), but I'm kinda tires of looking at the three empty mounting holes on my light bar.

I'm thinking I can justify a Procal for daytime running lights, and this light bar for the night trips to the wife's parents who live in deer country.

Also thinking about some rock lights/neons....not that I need them, but because my wife has them on her Miata.
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I'm going to move this over the the off-road lighting section...but I'm really thinking about getting one of these.

It isn't a big need for me right now (althouth there are times I could really use better lights....especially where my in-laws live), but I'm kinda tires of looking at the three empty mounting holes on my light bar.

I'm thinking I can justify a Procal for daytime running lights, and this light bar for the night trips to the wife's parents who live in deer country.

Also thinking about some rock lights/neons....not that I need them, but because my wife has them on her Miata.
Yah I live in deer country myself and my family has a 600 acre farm. That was the main reason I went with the LED bar and for the price it was an easy choice. Rock lights are probably next on my list. I've just started researching them.
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I had been wanting a 20 inch LED bar and finally decided to take a gamble on a cheap one off ebay. Ended up dropping $100 on this one... 20" 126W CREE LED Work Light Bar Alloy Spot Flood Combo Diving Offroad 4WD Boat | eBay Install was simple. I bought this harness, For 72W 300W Wiring Harness Kit LED HID Light Bar Wire Switch Plainless Relay 1x | eBay and it literally took all of 20 minutes to wire up. Quality seems decent and boy is it bright. On to the pics... Installed on the Mopar bar... Factory low beams with fogs... Factory high beams... LED light bar only... Overall I'm extremely happy with no complaints. Time will tell on its durability but it does have a warranty for 1 year I believe. Its adjust a little low but I'm installing the Teraflex level kit this Saturday so that should make it about right. Between the Mopar bar/mount, LED light and harness I have a total of around $190 wrapped up in this project.
In your picture, it looks like the lights aren't centered in the bar, is that just the camera angle playing tricks?
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Yeah that's just the angle. Its darn near centered perfectly...

Not the best picture but best I have currently...
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How did you hide your wire? Did you drill a hole in the bar and run it the inside of it?
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How did you hide your wire? Did you drill a hole in the bar and run it the inside of it?

I was going to go that route and decided to mount the light first and see where to drill. Well when I got it mounted I chose a much easier way. The wire comes out the passenger side / rear of the light. Its only an inch or so from the grille. I just ran it through the grille opening directly behind the light and down by the factory fog light wiring. I secured it with a zip tie right inside the grille. Super easy, out of the way and looks great.
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Sounds good to me. This will be the next thing I do to my Jeep. Thanks for answering all of my questions, I appeciate it.
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Sounds good to me. This will be the next thing I do to my Jeep. Thanks for answering all of my questions, I appeciate it.
no problem. glad to help.
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Thanks for the pics. I have always wondered about the light quality of the bars. Think it will enhance my KC Daylighters a LOT (Flood vs spot).

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Yeah that's just the angle. Its darn near centered perfectly... Not the best picture but best I have currently...
thanks! Just placed my order!
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Hi, I wanted to share my experience with ebay lighting. I bought this 24" LED lightbar off ebay for $76.00, free shipping. It's 120W, spot/flood combo as listed where they sides flood out roughly 60deg's according to the posting. I welded up a 30" piece of flatstock i picked up for $2.50 and bought a relay at Oreillys for $10 i think, don't really remember. I had wire, connectors, and heatshrink laying around as well as a switch and inline fuse. I don't have any pics of the light operating, but I am very pleased with the results. It illuminates very well and i really like it. I would say I am in it for less than $100 for some auxillary lighting. just my 2 cents I had left over from the lightbar lol.
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I was going to go that route and decided to mount the light first and see where to drill. Well when I got it mounted I chose a much easier way. The wire comes out the passenger side / rear of the light. Its only an inch or so from the grille. I just ran it through the grille opening directly behind the light and down by the factory fog light wiring. I secured it with a zip tie right inside the grille. Super easy, out of the way and looks great.
which is great until you need or want to remove your grille

then you need to disconnect the light - I ran mine under the grille
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which is great until you need or want to remove your grille

then you need to disconnect the light - I ran mine under the grille
I thought about that and installed connectors right inside the grille. I can just unplug it.
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Ok just checking - I was gonna suggest that - I bought some waterproof connectors to do the same thing before I got my sPOD....
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