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Old 05-16-2013, 09:13 AM   #1
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Rigid Dually LED flood driving lights, vs KC vs Hella

I know there are other threads on this, but they're mostly old and dead.
I want flood lights that put out a broad, bright, distant flood of light (like driving lights / long range lights), useful for encouraging the other guy to turn off his brights.

I'd appreciate input from anyone with firsthand experience with KC's, Hellas, and especially Rigid LED Dually lights.
The Rigid's are really appealing due to their efficiency (under one amp?!), and impressive output.
As of now, I'm leaning toward the Rigid Dually D2 floods.
I guess there are also a few other LED light companies too? Are they the same quality as Rigid?
PIAA also makes these, but they're $500. Ouch...
PIAA | LP 530 High Intensity LED Driving Lamp Kit #5372
Who's got a favorite and why?
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:24 AM   #2
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LEDS will light up EVERYTHING in the immediate vicinity - excellent when out on the trail
For highway driving, they don't have a lot of distance.

More info on Duallys here

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/rigi...em-229741.html

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Old 05-16-2013, 09:34 AM   #3
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Thanks Wes. Saw that one, but no one's posted to it for two months, so I figured I'd start again. Either way... Cheers!
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:49 AM   #4
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Check out BlackBox. They just came out with these are doing a special price with free clear lens cover for $99. They are 4w CREE leds with the PC lenses that Rigid uses.

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Old 05-16-2013, 09:53 AM   #5
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Posted in the other thread but figured I'd Post here too.
My HIDs are knock off Rugged Ridge 7" 55W HIDs
MY 2x2 LED Fogs are from Plashlights
My 20" LED bar is from Ebay
and my Head lights are 55w HIDs from DDM Tuning

I have 55W HID Spots for distance and Some 2x2LED and a 20" Light bar for floods.

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Old 05-16-2013, 10:42 AM   #6
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Thanks guys.
Looks like the BlackBox version puts out about 1280 lumens? The Rigid ones and Plashlights put out closer to 3000 lumens?
That's quite a difference. I wonder if the lumens are per light at Blackbox, where the Rigid ones are for the pair? Dunno how else to explain the huge difference in light output.
Blackbox with wiring harness $118
Plashlight pair with harness $110
Rigid pair with harness $380
All things being equal, I'd do the Plashlights
Are y'all overall happy with LED?
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:28 AM   #7
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The rigid Dually D2s are 380 for the pair and they have 6 LEDS. The basic Dually should be 189 and have 4 LEDs each.

That being said, I love my LEDs. I like that they are full on from the start.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:32 AM   #8
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The pair of 2in 16W are looking good for $110...
PlashLights.com - Driving & Work Lights - League City, TX
Now the question is spot or flood...
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:38 AM   #9
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Thanks guys.
Looks like the BlackBox version puts out about 1280 lumens? The Rigid ones and Plashlights put out closer to 3000 lumens?
That's quite a difference. I wonder if the lumens are per light at Blackbox, where the Rigid ones are for the pair? Dunno how else to explain the huge difference in light output.
Blackbox with wiring harness $118
Plashlight pair with harness $110
Rigid pair with harness $380
All things being equal, I'd do the Plashlights
Are y'all overall happy with LED?
The 3000LMs are for the D2 Rigid lights which are a 2 row tall by 3 row wide. So there is an extra 2 lights compared to the BlackBox lights that I linked. The D2 lights that put out 3000 go for $199.99 a piece. Times that by 2 that is $400 just for the two lights and no harness. Rigid Industries D2 LED Light - Driving
BlackBox have a similar 2x3 light that is a 5" and puts out 4800LM for a single light which come with 10W CREE leds for $189 a piece. Black Box Logistics - RX Series

Now the Rigid Duallys put out 1500LM and are the 2x2 and cost $109 a piece. Rigid Industries Dually LED Light - Spot
The BlackBox 2x2 which I linked you to in my original post are the ones you are comparing their to Rigids 2x3 light which is why you are getting 1300LM to 3000LM.

Rigid Dually vs Rigid D2's are two totally different lights. So make sure you are clear on whether you are talking about the Duallys or the D2s. They are not called Dually D2s.


EDIT- The BlackBox 2x3 lights are $189 per pair.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:27 PM   #10
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gotcha. Lots of variables.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:39 PM   #11
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I've seen the rigid dually D2's in person and they are bright. A guy was using them to light up the turn around point at a rock race and they did a great job. I was impressed.
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:30 PM   #12
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Yeah. Been looking at the youtube videos on this subject too. Seems like the LED technology has achieved pretty good lumen output now. I like the low amperage too. No relay needed. Hmmm...
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I have the Rigid LEDs on my Jeep. they replace the stock KCs.. the light is very clean and white and bright... wouldnt change them again..
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:08 PM   #14
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For those of you that have LED floods or spots, where'd you get them?
Aurora vs Hanma vs Rigid...
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:11 PM   #15
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My buddy sells the Cree LED 2X2's, 2 for $100, 3x2's.. For I think $150?? I can get price's to confirm.. Hes in Tennessee.. I have the Cree's and they are awesome!
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Lots of LED light bar manufacturers have combination spot/flood in a single bar, where the spot/floods can be controlled independently.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:29 PM   #17
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I have 3 Hella 4000 lights on my F250, 2 are floods and one a hybrid. My jeep has Dually D2 floods and a 10" spot from Rigid. The LEDs blow the Hellas out of the water hands down.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:37 PM   #18
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I have the dulley d2 spots and there great, I would only run rigid they are a little bit more in price but well worth it you won't be disappointed
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i have hid converted daylighters. sure the leds are brighter but my hids throw a lot further. ill never run out of light. that being said im saving up for a baja designs ONYX 50" for my windshield. 10W leds and 50"s of fun. cant wait to light up the desert night. but thats next season... hopefully.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:26 AM   #20
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yeah, been lookin at the daylighters too, but I'm still leaning toward LED due to low amperage, life expectancy and cost.
Those 2x2 CREE LED "Dually" type ones are looking pretty good.
I also found these round ones on ebay...
2pcs 10W 900LM CREE LED Offroad Work Lamp Spot Beam Light for ATV Jeep Truck 4WD | eBay

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