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Old 03-10-2012, 03:39 PM   #1
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What do you recommend for Aux lights?

I want to buy some aux lighting for trails on my 2012 Jk. There are a million lights out there. I'm looking for a set for the winch hoop, and another set for the windshield mounts. I don't really care for the wide light bars on top as it makes it look like a cop car.

What do you guys recommend? I would like to know from some folks who've tried different combinations. My thoughts are the winch hoop should be some long range driving lights and the windshield lights should be more of an area flood, maybe like the Rigid Duallys. What pattern should I look for? Are IPFs better than Hellas? What about Lightforce. Can I buy good ones made in the USA?

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Old 03-10-2012, 04:22 PM   #2
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once I get my hell black magic 500's installed in about a week I'll let you know. I am not an experience guy with lights though, so sorry for not meeting that qualification. BUT I am mounting them at the windshield and will be primarily used for better lighting on roads at night.

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Old 03-10-2012, 04:24 PM   #3
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I did not care for the manufactured aux. lights, so I built my own.
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I have the Warn W650D lights and they are great, I've heard that their HID ones are really good as well
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You may want to consider putting the Beams / Driving in the upper position, and the Wides in the lower. Putting Wides next to the Windshield may create a nasty Glare on
the Glass, and YOU Won't Want that. But at the same time, you ARE getting both
types, so they can easily be swapped around. And if their the SAME MAKE, that would
just be swapping the Lenses back and forth.
I really like my 100 watt Day-lighters. Really more than needed.
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You may want to consider putting the Beams / Driving in the upper position, and the Wides in the lower. Putting Wides next to the Windshield may create a nasty Glare on
the Glass, and YOU Won't Want that. But at the same time, you ARE getting both
types, so they can easily be swapped around. And if their the SAME MAKE, that would
just be swapping the Lenses back and forth.
I really like my 100 watt Day-lighters. Really more than needed.


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Old 03-10-2012, 05:06 PM   #7
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ive got he ridgid industries dualy D-2s driving beam on the windsheild couldnt be happier . getting ready to order one of there 20" light bars for the front bumper
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:27 PM   #8
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KC SlimLite 100w driving lights on the windshield mounts, currently.

I just bought a set of Rigid Duallys that I'm gonna install on the bumer once I put the winch on.

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Old 03-10-2012, 08:41 PM   #9
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I love my Rigid Dually D2s. As bright as the sun, small, and don't eat any juice. So far, they have been nothing short of incredible on my wheeling adventures through pitch black forests.
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I love my Rigid Dually D2s. As bright as the sun, small, and don't eat any juice. So far, they have been nothing short of incredible on my wheeling adventures through pitch black forests.
Yeah, they're impressive. I hooked mine up (loose) to my sPOD the other day and fired em up, damn near burned my garage to the slab.

I'm seriously considering buying a second pair to replace the KC's.
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the more I see images of the dually's and their light output the more I am questioning what I should get!!
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the more I see images of the dually's and their light output the more I am questioning what I should get!!
4fit turned me onto the Duallys. In fact, I actually posted a thread asking about 2 other lights, trying to decide between the two. But after 4fit worked on my ribcage for a few posts, I folded.

Shocking how bright they are, especially from such a relatively small package. And the LED aspect appeals to me, as well. Between the Rigids and my Truck Lite headlights, I shouldn't have to change a bulb till 1220 or so.
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youtube is great. just watched 3 or 4 videos on dually and hellas. I think I am falling closer to the led's. although I won't get the 4x2's I am still liking the light output of the 2x2's.
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If you can afford em, Cibi... hands down. Fog for the bumper, floods for off road and higher mounting points. They've been the Porsche rally racing light company for decades, and for very good reasons.

Long range are specifically for high speed racing, so unless you're doing 60+ off road... floods. KC's cheaper and shock resistant. LED's are the new thing and very shock resistant too. Other than that, couldn't recommend anything for lack of experience.
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4fit turned me onto the Duallys. In fact, I actually posted a thread asking about 2 other lights, trying to decide between the two. But after 4fit worked on my ribcage for a few posts, I folded.

Shocking how bright they are, especially from such a relatively small package. And the LED aspect appeals to me, as well. Between the Rigid's and my Truck Lite headlights, I shouldn't have to change a bulb till 1220 or so.
Glad you are happy with them boss. I knew you would be.
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Just looked at those Duallys and they look good. I would think that with the fogs, they should cut off properly at the top of the beam. Computer tech and the fact that an LED can be precisely focused probably means they're focused right. Can't tell until you try em and know what to look for though. I'm in a TJ, on a budget, and going retro, so I want big dinner plates that still work right. No Cibi's for me.
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Glad you are happy with them boss. I knew you would be.
I might even go D-2's on the windshield mounts, if I end up switching out the KC's, which I'm about 80% of the way to doing.

Or maybe I'll just stick with the 2x2's...blind deer would be a traffic hazard for folks without 100-lb steel bumpers.
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I might even go D-2's on the windshield mounts, if I end up switching out the KC's, which I'm about 80% of the way to doing.

Or maybe I'll just stick with the 2x2's...blind deer would be a traffic hazard for folks without 100-lb steel bumpers.
Lol. True. Feel free to send me those KCs for my services. Haha.
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Just looked at those Duallys and they look good. I would think that with the fogs, they should cut off properly at the top of the beam. Computer tech and the fact that an LED can be precisely focused probably means they're focused right. Can't tell until you try em and know what to look for though. I'm in a TJ, on a budget, and going retro, so I want big dinner plates that still work right. No Cibi's for me.
The Cibies rock, too. But I really like the low draw of the Duallys, plus the fact that they're LED, small, and very sturdy.
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I'm between either the KC Rally 800s or the KC Slims for the front bumper as driving lights. I know that I'd like the KC Slim Long Range for the windshield lights mounted on the KC brackets.

The Lightforce 8" on Qtec are also tempting for the front bumper bull bar.
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Lol. True. Feel free to send me those KCs for my services. Haha.
I'd do that, but I hacked the harness off and attached em to my sPOD with spade terminals. Not sure you'd want em. But if you do, they're yours.

If I make the swap.
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lol...so after reading through a recommended thread and this one and seeing youtube videos...I have went ahead and put in an order for the duallys.
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I'd do that, but I hacked the harness off and attached em to my sPOD with spade terminals. Not sure you'd want em. But if you do, they're yours.

If I make the swap.
Lol. Well, I was just effin with ya, but definitely let me know if you make the swap.
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lol...so after reading through a recommended thread and this one and seeing youtube videos...I have went ahead and put in an order for the duallys.
Nice! Congrats! Did you get them through ORW?
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The Cibies rock, too. But I really like the low draw of the Duallys, plus the fact that they're LED, small, and very sturdy.
Yep, those Duallys are nice as an all around off road light. I want a wide beam for my off roads and a wide beam below the bumper for my fogs. How is the lateral lighting on those? I mean, could I see to the right and left real well?

Damnit... I'm going to end up with square LEDs, I just know it.
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Really like the Dually's

but am torn between the Dually's and D2's.

Not sure I can justify the money for the D2's, but anyway, I have holes in my bumper for another set of lights, on each side of my winch fairlead. What do you all recommend, flood or driving? I already have KC Daylighter driving lights and Delta fogs.

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Yep, those Duallys are nice as an all around off road light. I want a wide beam for my off roads and a wide beam below the bumper for my fogs. How is the lateral lighting on those? I mean, could I see to the right and left real well?
You can get em in floods or spots, or even diffused if you want a really wide beam. Just don't mount the wide beams on your windshield, or they'll cause glare on your hood and trash your night vision.

Click on the link below and scroll down (if you haven't already), to see the various light outputs you can get:

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Damnit... I'm going to end up with square LEDs, I just know it.
I blame 4fit. You should, too.
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but am torn between the Dually's and D2's.

Not sure I can justify the money for the D2's, but anyway, I have holes in my bumper for another set of lights, on each side of my winch fairlead. What do you all recommend, flood or driving? I already have KC Daylighter driving lights and Delta fogs.

I don't think you need any more on your bumper...you could already start a forest fire.

Maybe some 2x2 Duallys on windshield mounts? Driving lights, not diffused (fogs). Fogs will just reflect off the hood and blind you.
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I actually went with Warn Wireless driving lights. Easy install, super bright light.

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