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Old 09-16-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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Rugged Ridge 6" lights same as Harbor Freight

The Rugged Ridge 6" round driving lights (Rugged Ridge 15207.61 100W 6" Round Black Off-Road Fog Light with Wiring Harness - Set of 3 : Amazon.com : Automotive) appear to be identical to the Harbor Freight 6" round driving lights that sell for $10.99 each.

You'll have to source your own relay, wiring, and switch, but they look EXACTLY the same. The only differences are 1) the Rugged Ridge have black backs, and the Harbor Freight are all chrome, and 2) The Rugged Ridge come with 100w H3 bulbs, and the Harbor Freight come with 55w H3 bulbs. Construction and mounting (right down to the rubber grommets) appear to be identical.

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I'm sure they are both made by the same factory in China.....hence them being the same.

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Well, they're pretty high quality lights for $10.99 each. All metal, no plastic at all. Toss in a couple 100w H3 bulbs and you're out less than $30 for a pair.

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I picked these 100 watt lights up at Harbor Freight also. Less than $20 for the pair including tax.

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I picked these 100 watt lights up at Harbor Freight also. Less than $20 for the pair including tax.

How did you wire them up?
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Thorshammer, I picked up those lights too, but they're impossible to aim. The plastic teeth on the mounting bracket only allow you to rotate them at roughly 10 degree intervals, which for me means pointing at the ground in front of the jeep, or at the treetops. There's no way to do any kind adjustment in the middle, much less fine adjustments.

I do really like those lights, as they throw a very narrow, very powerful beam. But if I can't put that beam where I want to, they're useless to me.

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Old 10-15-2013, 11:07 AM   #7
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I picked these 100 watt lights up at Harbor Freight also. Less than $20 for the pair including tax.

Where did you get the covers for the harbor lights?
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Those covers come with them and are built into the light. Had them years ago. Worst set I ever owned for the same reason Charles mentioned. You couldn't aim them and the light output left a lot to be desired.

If you're dead set on HF lights, get these instead.

6" Off-Road Light System

They're big, bulky, chrome and prone to rust, but the output is better than the grilled ones. KC covers and stone guards will fit them just fine as well.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:58 AM   #9
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Yeah those are the ones I picked up the other day. I plasti coated them and now just have to wire them up. I was looking for some kind of cover for them, probably would cost more for the cover then the light thou.

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