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Old 06-12-2012, 03:39 AM   #1
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What's your off road light of choice?

As I begin the research and hunt for the best off road light at the best price I became curious. What is everyone's off road light of choice? I know I'll be putting mine on my windshield but was interested in other peoples lights. I think it's between PIAA and KC for me.

What do you use and where?

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Old 06-12-2012, 05:01 AM   #2
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I just finished installing mine yesterday. I have Hellas, 500FF on windshield mounts. I was looking at IPF 968, but they were not available here and the online order was taking way too long so I settled for the 500FF.

I tried them out a bit yesterday and they work great. I don't have anything to compare to.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:04 AM   #3
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I have KC HiLighters and love them. Have had the same style on every Jeep I've had and been very pleased with light output, longevity, etc.
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i have KC, i like them, but if i had the money i would buy me some light-force off road lights.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:10 PM   #5
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All of my Jeeps I have always used KC'S. Never had an issue with any of them. Except when my passenger told me they had removed the light cover on there side and they did not. Plus they have smiley faces on them!
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Rigid Industries. Tons of light, minimal draw and size.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:36 PM   #7
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Hella 500 black magic on windshield mounts, and Hella Rallye 4000's on the bumper....turns night into day!
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Only tried Warn wireless and they work great.
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KC hilights on the hood. Love them. Switched from A piller (necessary on my manual) since there is no room for a rocker switch on the lower dash. Will be puttting a pair on the front bumper later.
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IPFs and love em. Like the fact that they shine way forward and to the side also.
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Strikeforce 170 HID's. Probably more than you are willing to fork out, but a super light.
Just thought I'd throw them out there because I love mine.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:23 PM   #13
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Hella 500 black magic on windshield mounts, and Hella Rallye 4000's on the bumper....turns night into day!
That it will , This is the standard configuration for many a desert racer.
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Only tried Warn wireless and they work great.
Which warn lights do you have ? I have the yellow fog lights on windshield mounts and I am not too pleased with them (got them on a deal )
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Which warn lights do you have ? I have the yellow fog lights on windshield mounts and I am not too pleased with them (got them on a deal )
The fogs aren't meant to be that high up, guessing you are getting ALOT of glare. I installed the Warn W650D on my windshield and they are great.
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Which warn lights do you have ? I have the yellow fog lights on windshield mounts and I am not too pleased with them (got them on a deal )
I have the swarm 650D lights. They are a driving light and project a nice beam an no glare.
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What's brighter...the strikeforce 170 NON HID or KC's NON HID? Really don't want to pay the price for HID at the moment but want the brightest windshield light for long range I can get. Looked at the IPF but they don't seem to have black housing available and I like the looks of the black housing best
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Rigid Industries LED yellow fogs on the bumper and KC 130 on the windshield.


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Old 06-13-2012, 06:24 AM   #19
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On the bumper:
Hella Rallye 4000 Euro or Cibie H1 Convex in a Grote bucket or Cibie Oscar/SuperOscar or Trucklite 7" LED flood or JW Speaker TS3000

On the A pillar:
Either a pair of pencil beams from Hella --- something small, pointed forward. Only real use is if my primary lights were covered with mud or in high grass.
Or a set of some really small floods pointed down and out to the sides. Something like the Rigid D2 Dually. A pillar lights are usually not needed and usually used wrong.
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The fogs aren't meant to be that high up, guessing you are getting ALOT of glare. I installed the Warn W650D on my windshield and they are great.
Oh I havnt been into the light world very long .. when I get my new bumper I will put those on the bumper and the white ones up on the windshield ?
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I have no problem seeing at night and my lights aren't over taxing my canbus electrical system because all of my lights draw power directly from the battery.

I'm running the Hella Rallye 4000Ci Compact Xenon Driving Beams on the bumper with a custom wiring harness relayed to the high beam headlight switch. The wiring harness also has its own switch, so I can disable the offroad driving beams when I only need to use my high beam headlights while driving on the street.

I also replaced my stock headlights with Hella H4 headlights equipped with Philips X-treme Power bulbs using a custom wiring harness for more power and to bypass the canbus.

My stock fog lights have been replaced with Hella 90mm Foglamps using Osram 65w Ultra High Output H7 bulbs and mounted with a custom mounting bracket and wiring harness that is relayed to the stock foglight switch.
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I'm running the Hella Rallye 4000i Compact Xenon on the bumper with a custom wiring harness relayed to the high beam headlights. I also replaced my stock headlights with Hella H4 headlights using a custom wiring harness for more power and to bypass the canbus. My stock fog lights have been replaced with Hella 90mm Foglamps using H7 bulbs and a custom wiring harness that is relayed to the stock foglight switch but draws power directly from the battery.
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You, sir, have a nice little thing going on there...

What brand of H7s in the Hella-90s?
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You, sir, have a nice little thing going on there...

What brand of H7s in the Hella-90s?
I went back and edited my previous post to add more details, but thanks. A lighting compliment from you is indeed a compliment. I like it and I learned a lot from our previous lighting conversations and your Jeep Headlight Shootout.
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I bought these.
Off-Road Long-Range Truck Light System

Then went to ebay about bought these bulbs.
2x Car H3 68 SMD LED White Fog Head Light Headlight Lamp Bulb 12V US fast ship | eBay

I needed lights. Didnt see the point in paying for some of the name brand stuff is other stuff worked. They are super bright and they work. will be getting another pair when I get my light bar next week. Used the rugged ridge of windshield mounts 25 bucks on ebay.
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I went back and edited my previous post to add more details, but thanks. A lighting compliment from you is indeed a compliment. I like it and I learned a lot from our previous lighting conversations and your Jeep Headlight Shootout.
Nice job.
Tasteful, functional, compact.

I'd love to measure the lux reading of the H7 Osram 65s @ 25 feet.
I ran those bulbs in Koito reflectors (back in the day) times 4 and the light was like the Gods were angry on Olympus.
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Get a couple take off spot lights from auctioned cruisers or buy new ones from galls.3million candle power, outshine everything. Mount them eye level to shine high beam people....lol
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My favorite would be the sun, but if that isn't readily available I use a hand held Q-Beam. Been plenty good enough for me. Especially when scouting out where I may be. 360 degree view in a complete spherical pattern. You can light up any area in any direction with little/no effort.

And I'm cheap and lazy :-)
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Is there really that much off roading at night?
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Is there really that much off roading at night?
There is if you're doing it right

My favorite offroad adventures of the past involves driving around the desert at night in Nevada in my old YJ.

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