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Old 08-07-2014, 04:55 PM   #1
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Rigid Dually (D1) vs D2 LED lights

Needing to pick up some flush mount floods for my new rear LOD bumper.

Would I end up kicking myself if I went w/ the D1 over the D2? The price difference is just so much and after spending what I did on this bumper, I'm trying to conserve funds.

If the consensus is that I should go D2, then so be it, but am looking for advice before I pull the trigger.

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Old 08-07-2014, 06:46 PM   #2
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For rear lights i'd probably go with a cheaper set. The few times I've used mine it was just for loading up firewood at night. I think with a really bright pair of lights it would just be more light than I needed and actually be annoying walking towards the Jeep. I just have the cheap halogen lights that LoD sells.

If it was me though I wouldn't even drop the coin for the Rigids and go with one of the cheaper brands. I know Seward Offroad sells flush mounts but not sure if they have the same bolt spacing as the Rigids. I would assume so.

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For rear lights i'd probably go with a cheaper set. The few times I've used mine it was just for loading up firewood at night. I think with a really bright pair of lights it would just be more light than I needed and actually be annoying walking towards the Jeep. I just have the cheap halogen lights that LoD sells. If it was me though I wouldn't even drop the coin for the Rigids and go with one of the cheaper brands. I know Seward Offroad sells flush mounts but not sure if they have the same bolt spacing as the Rigids. I would assume so.
Valid points. Still trying to decide.

Looks like I need to install before mounting the bumper so will decide by tomorrow.
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I'm looking at going with LOD bumpers soon too. Already have the sliders. I think the LED's look way better than the halogens but agree they are overkill. So I was planning on going with cheaper non-rigid, or duallys.

Which bumper you go with? Post pics when installed!
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Rigid makes a quality product. Some guys say Dually's aren't bright enough for the rear. My Dually's with diffused lenses are way bright. Too bright to turn on with someone behind me. This won't help because I don't have flush mounts but here's what I did.

I don't have mine wired to the back up lights. I've got a four way switch. Left is off. One click over is on. Two clicks they come on with my brake lights. A led by the switch tells me what setting I'm on.

Since I don't need brighter back up lights most of the time I'm keeping the red lenses on. The red covers from Rigid are good but don't look like a tail light and are too bright as rear fogs. Too much of a hot spot. The red lenses I bought and modified work very well.

I intend to use them as brake lights in less than ideal conditions day or night, or as rear fogs in deteriorating conditions day or night. I can take the red lenses off if I need a work light or occasionally off road. The red lenses are pretty bright and won't blow my night vision...so they should work as camp lights too.
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Valid points. Still trying to decide.

Looks like I need to install before mounting the bumper so will decide by tomorrow.

Go with the D1s flood patterns for reverse lights. I have them and they are more than enough light (more than a stock headlight).
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Thanks for the info folks.

To answer one of the questions...I went w/ the Shorty and Tire carrier. May be a bit before I do the install as it looks like installing lights with the bumper mounted would be a pain so may have to wait until I get my lights in.

I don't plan to wire these lights into my reverse lights, they'll just be wired into my SPOD.

I can see them mostly being used as floods and "get off my ass" lights (j/k).
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Thanks again for all of the opinions. After doing more research and talking to Rigid, I believe I'm going to go with the D2 diffused as I will primarily use these as work lights.

Now that that decision is out of the way, anyone know who has the best price on these bad boys?
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Already tried that and found no vendor better than another (as far I can see), hence the reason I asked. But thanks.
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Thanks again for all of the opinions. After doing more research and talking to Rigid, I believe I'm going to go with the D2 diffused as I will primarily use these as work lights.

Now that that decision is out of the way, anyone know who has the best price on these bad boys?
Those are going to be some damn bright work lights. I like the Dually's because they're plenty bright for me, and they take half the power, run cooler and are almost half the price. Big advantages in my book....but good luck with the D2's.

Diffused is certainly the way to go for your intended use...
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Now that that decision is out of the way, anyone know who has the best price on these bad boys?
Northridge 4x4 they have best price on Rigid but have to call for price.

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