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Old 01-03-2012, 10:12 PM   #1
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Lighting help please

So I want to add some off road light to my 1995 jeep wrangler, I just don't know where to start. I like the windshield lower windshield mounts and have ordered a a set of the brackets but as far as lights I have no idea what kind to look at. They don't need to be the best but I think I am looking for a long range light. Something to help me spot some wildlife ina field or something of that sort. Nothing illegal lol me and my wife live near a wildlife refuge and we like to take rides through there to see the wildlife. Also would you recommend a light bar on top or just the two lower windshield mounts. Thanks for any help.

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Old 01-04-2012, 01:28 AM   #2
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I had the lower ones (below the windshield) but they didn't work too well. Whenever you turn them on it lights the hood up so much it blinds you. As for lights, don't spend alot, they all do the same thing.

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Old 01-04-2012, 04:07 AM   #3
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Thanks I am going to try them just because I have already bought the brackets. Anybody else have any suggestions really just looking for what kind of lights I need to buy. Either round, square, fog, long beam, day lights, led, halageon. Looking for that sort of advice. Thanks again in advance for any help. Just keep in mind I am looking for distance in front of me, like across a field. I do alot of open road riding so really not in the woods. So I am thinking I will need a long range beam just don't know what kind of watt, or candlepowr I need.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:11 AM   #4
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I have KC spot lights on my tube bumper and some no brand flood lights on my lower windshield. I love the flood lights on the windshield. To me they they light up so much more area and still have a good range, as far as lighting up the hood it does not bother me and you tend not to notice it as much the more you use them. I like the windshield lights so much that I am going to remove the tube bumper and go with a rock crawler style so I can add a winch later. See if you can somebody with the different lights so you can see the difference before you purchase. Lighting is each persons preference and is based upon needs. I am sure you will like which ever you choose. The big problem I have is I want to leave them on all the time, once you start using them and then turn them off you will feel lost and in the dark, the stock headlights will look so dim. This is not a bad thing, it will just make you take more back roads so you can turn on more lights. Be sure to use a realy and good luck.
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Thanks I just got my brackets in today and order the kc highlites long range 130w system so I will let you know what I think when I get it all installed
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One more thing to think about with your lighting is to buy a good 50watt toggle switch and hook lights through a relay,,just my 2 cents worth,,...
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thanks finally got them installed, they look great I will post pics soon
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:30 PM   #8
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The KC's should have included a relay wiring harness.

Also, shining spotlights into a field with the intention of spotting wildlife is VERY illegal in certain areas, regardless of whether or not you are hunting. I s*** you not. Check with the PD before you get a fat ticket handed to you...
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why if you are using a relay, would you need 50w toggle?
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why if you are using a relay, would you need 50w toggle?
You don't.
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Watts is an irrelevant number unless you have volts and amps, then watts make sense.

50 watts / 13.6v (lights on) = 3.67 amps, plenty for a relay system.
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The KC's should have included a relay wiring harness.

Also, shining spotlights into a field with the intention of spotting wildlife is VERY illegal in certain areas, regardless of whether or not you are hunting. I s*** you not. Check with the PD before you get a fat ticket handed to you...
I checked with local wildlife officials and they said as long as it wasn't a spot light and the lights were attached to my jeep, I would be OK as long as I didn't go out of my way to try and harass the wildlife.

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