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Old 10-30-2011, 04:58 AM   #1
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KC Apollo Pro Lights opinions?

I posted this same question in the "General Jeep Discussion" and got no responses, so I'll try it here, at my home, the TJ forum!

I just ordered a light bar for the front bumper, and I'm now shopping around for lights. I like the looks of the KC Apollo Pro lights. They are 100 watts long range lights in a slim body, so they will match my factory fog lights. And they are made by KC, and include their 23 year warranty. I know they are plastic, not steel, but I don't do much heavy duty off roading, just medium-ish trails. And for $120, they are cheaper than the Daylighters.

KC HiLiTES 150 - KC HiLites 6" Apollo Pro Series 100 Watt Long Range Lamp System with Stone Guards in Black - Quadratec

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with the Apollo Pro series lights, if you have anything positive or negative to say about them.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-23-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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I'm eyeballing these too. Did you try them out?

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I have the KC Apollo 5" Driving Lights. They are worth the money. Bright and easy to install. I had one bulb pop so far since installing them in January, but I had an extra bulb laying around.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:55 AM   #4
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Cool, thanks. Only took 7 months to get a reply!
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:48 PM   #5
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I bought a pair yesterday from 4wd harware while on a work trip in Parma Ohio. Ordered windshield mounting brackets too. As soon as the brackets arrive I'll mount them and post back. They appear they'll do the job perfectly. I may even order another set and place on my bumper and sell the OEM's.
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I bought a pair yesterday from 4wd harware while on a work trip in Parma Ohio. Ordered windshield mounting brackets too. As soon as the brackets arrive I'll mount them and post back. They appear they'll do the job perfectly. I may even order another set and place on my bumper and sell the OEM's.
Start working on the bolts where your brackets go right away, just say'n
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:14 PM   #7
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I have 5 of them. I also have 4 130W daylighters. The 130W are much brighter and they are long range beams. But the apollo lights will get the job done if your using the driving lens.
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In my application I have the MBRP bumper hoop and the lights would be mounted upside down. Can the stone guards rotate around on the Apollo Pros so that the "KC" logo would not be upside down? Thanks.
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In my application I have the MBRP bumper hoop and the lights would be mounted upside down. Can the stone guards rotate around on the Apollo Pros so that the "KC" logo would not be upside down? Thanks.
I've never tried the stone covers on them but they come with a cheaper slip over cover made from a thick cloth like thing that could work upsidedown
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I went with a mod that uses GE 4509 aircraft landing lights. They really burn like the sun and total cost with relay, switch and lights was $63 for two. I'm happy with them.
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I'm looking at these lights too. I would prefer metal housings. But every review of metal lights seems to mention early rusting, even the powder coated ones.
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Well I know you said you didn't like the price of daylighters however I have had my stainless pair of daylighters through 2 ny winters and not a spot of rust I love these lights yeah the stainless is more money but it's nice to not have any rust
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Daylighters are the same price @ 120.

I have them and they don't call them daylighters for nothing.

And the solid stone guards cannot be flipped over unless you cut out a semi circle on the top for the clip on the light.
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IS A YEar any better? I have both lights mentioned. 130w stainless daylighter and 100w Apollo pro. no worrying about rust for me. parts are easy because they use the same lens, reflector and bulb type. main diff is look and footprint.

daylighters win for build quality and offer a more sturdy install. 1/2 inch bolt vs 5/16 or whatever Apollos have. The Apollos plastic body and base wobble around with very little effort but thats to be expected. the daylighters metal on metal parts get a solid lockup after adjusting and tightening. Apollos on the other hand can always be moved up and down by hand regardless of how tight the vertical adj nut is. KC should have used interlocking sawtooth texture to hold the joint, if you know wat I mean.

to gluestick....yes, the stone guards on the apollo pro model CAN be turned over 180 degrees and lock in that way.

overall, they are both great lights and I would recommend both but I prefer the look of daylighters.
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I run all Apollo Pro lights, and I run the 5" 55 watt versions(4 long range up above windshield, 2 floods out back and replaced the factory fogs with a pair as well)and they have more than met my expectations. Easy on the battery/alternator and plenty bright. Nice and compact. I highly recommend em for the money.

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