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RockmartWrangler 02-28-2013 12:42 PM

Cheap LED bar
 
Anybody have one or know where to get one at a reasonable price all I have seen seem really high to me?

kbwwolf 03-01-2013 08:46 AM

Rigid, Procomp, Delta...I believe they're all ~ $1K. In fact, I don't think I've ever seen an inexpensive one.

Maybe try these guys: Vision X Super Store - LED

VaJeepster 03-01-2013 08:49 AM

OLB
Offroadledbars.com
They're pretty expensive

JKU4Fun 03-01-2013 09:16 AM

If you don't mind a Chinese brand (Totron) light try these guys.
LED Lighting | Exploration Outfitters

I bought a 20" single row for my Gobi rack and paid about $200 including harness. Install was a snap. Light works well and is very bright. More than enough for the little use I will give it.

Vendor was easy to deal with and provided great customer service.

RockmartWrangler 03-01-2013 09:49 AM

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If shipping wasent as much as the light I'd try these.

Toolin Around 03-01-2013 05:27 PM

I am a big fan of the Rigid products but they are pricey. I found this over on the Polaris Forum, you may want to take a look:

Light bars, hundreds of dollars cheaper then the named brand and way better too. - Polaris ATV Forum

RockmartWrangler 03-02-2013 05:39 PM

Has anybody tried a cheap led bar??

andrew127 03-03-2013 05:42 AM

One of the guys in my Jeep club bought a cheap light bar off ebay, 24" for $250 I think, POS. Thing lasted about a month and they are so cheaply made that nothing sealed properly. He had it mounted above his winch and the first mud hole he went through almost completely filled the housing. So after taking it apart, cleaning it and properly re sealing it, it worked a little bit better. Then about a week after that the circuitry inside shorted out and random lights just gave up working. All in all he ended up returning it and buying a Rigid 48" to go above the winshield and he couldnt be happier. So honestly dont cheap out on your lighting, especially with the ebay ones. Its like a winch, you get what you pay for.

RockmartWrangler 03-04-2013 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by andrew127 (Post 3447265)
One of the guys in my Jeep club bought a cheap light bar off ebay, 24" for $250 I think, POS. Thing lasted about a month and they are so cheaply made that nothing sealed properly. He had it mounted above his winch and the first mud hole he went through almost completely filled the housing. So after taking it apart, cleaning it and properly re sealing it, it worked a little bit better. Then about a week after that the circuitry inside shorted out and random lights just gave up working. All in all he ended up returning it and buying a Rigid 48" to go above the winshield and he couldnt be happier. So honestly dont cheap out on your lighting, especially with the ebay ones. Its like a winch, you get what you pay for.

So first he bought a cheap light then the most expensive one he could find lol

lee indy 03-04-2013 09:04 AM

chris at jeep add ons started carrying the engo light bars recently. 1/3 the price of rigid. black box logistics and lifetime leds are other more realistically priced too.

RockmartWrangler 03-04-2013 10:38 AM

Thanks lee ill look into those

Dmactampa 03-09-2013 10:02 AM

I just installed the Black Box Logistics 50" with Poison Spyder mounts and so far the quality seems very good. I was a little nervous but it has good weight, strong housing and glass for possible rocks on hwy. The only thing I don't like is this high pitched whining I get now because of the wind passing over the heatsinks. This thing is crazy bright!! Off road use only without a doubt. Looks like lighting striking in front of you when you turn it on.

RockmartWrangler 03-13-2013 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Dmactampa (Post 3480891)
I just installed the Black Box Logistics 50" with Poison Spyder mounts and so far the quality seems very good. I was a little nervous but it has good weight, strong housing and glass for possible rocks on hwy. The only thing I don't like is this high pitched whining I get now because of the wind passing over the heatsinks. This thing is crazy bright!! Off road use only without a doubt. Looks like lighting striking in front of you when you turn it on.

Awesome where did you get it??

Cons_Table 03-13-2013 11:43 AM

This forum vendor is sellin them for cheap :thumb:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f123/6-...ml#post3497797

CarlosChavira 03-19-2013 12:19 AM

I run a 50" LED bar on my YJ from Illumination LEDs. It's the best mod I've made for my YJ. Definitely the best prices I've seen anywhere. 50" is only $599.99 w/ free shipping. And it's rated at 21,120 lumens. Ridiculous output. www.illuminationLeds.com
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0d3c652d.jpg
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...pse3f41de9.jpg
Output photos

High beams and KC driving lights
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...psf71230f9.jpg

50" led bar.
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7de577d4.jpg

Pictures don't do it justice!

EMTJEEP 03-19-2013 12:29 AM

Check out Black Box Logistics, Cheapest around and good quality.

50" 24,000lms with 5w CREE LEDs and tempered glass lens for 549.99 free shipping compared to Illumantions LED bar with only 3W leds and PC lens.

Black Box Logistics - The Store

CarlosChavira 03-19-2013 12:34 AM

The tempered glass is the downfall with those... Glass does this.
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7b3e2be1.jpg

PC is the same thing rigid runs, and is referred to as Unbreakable.

EMTJEEP 03-19-2013 12:41 AM

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Originally Posted by CarlosChavira (Post 3521916)
The tempered glass is the downfall with those... Glass does this.
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7b3e2be1.jpg

PC is the same thing rigid runs, and is referred to as Unbreakable.

I know that it is a downside I was just posting the information. I didn't say it was better.

CarlosChavira 03-19-2013 12:43 AM

That is a good price for sure!

EMTJEEP 03-19-2013 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by CarlosChavira (Post 3521948)
That is a good price for sure!

That's why I posted them, since the OP was asking for a cheap LED light bar.

I would say go with Rigid or BullDog lighting but they are expensive and made in USA. The only reason I use them is because my friend is sponsored by them and I can get deals on the lights.

HSKR4X4 03-19-2013 01:57 AM

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Originally Posted by CarlosChavira (Post 3521916)
The tempered glass is the downfall with those... Glass does this.
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7b3e2be1.jpg

PC is the same thing rigid runs, and is referred to as Unbreakable.

Here is the perfect video for you to watch:popcorn:


Tortured - Rigid Industries - YouTube

Click on link ^

MRT2 03-21-2013 01:51 AM

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Originally Posted by CarlosChavira (Post 3521916)
The tempered glass is the downfall with those... Glass does this.
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7b3e2be1.jpg

PC is the same thing rigid runs, and is referred to as Unbreakable.

Carlos, do you know if the PolyCarbonate fades over time (compares to the tempered glass)?

Also, how did you shatter your LED light? Rock/Pebble, or was it from the heat the LED produces? (when it was broken, did any of the LED's stop functioning?)

Sorry for all the questions, wanted to make an educated decision before making a purchase.

JeepAddOns-Chris 03-21-2013 09:04 AM

MRT2, the disadvantage of polycarbonate can be seen with cars with polycarb headlights (most cars produced in the last ten+ years). While polycarbonate is more resistant to breakage, it is more easily scratched than glass and gets cloudy and yellow over time.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...1/P1000427.jpg

LED light bars come with both PC or hardened shatter resistant glass depending on what one you go with. As with anything with Jeeps and other offroad rigs, there's always trade-offs and compromises that have to be made. Glass has advantages PC doesn't and PC has advantages that glass doesn't.

The good thing is that either on light bars with PC or ones with hardened glass, that piece is fairly easily replaceable.

CarlosChavira 03-21-2013 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by MRT2 (Post 3532234)
Carlos, do you know if the PolyCarbonate fades over time (compares to the tempered glass)?

Also, how did you shatter your LED light? Rock/Pebble, or was it from the heat the LED produces? (when it was broken, did any of the LED's stop functioning?)

Sorry for all the questions, wanted to make an educated decision before making a purchase.

I borrowed that picture from somewhere online so it wasn't my light, but it was a small rock on the road that did the damage.

And as to the lenses issues, all the lenses illumination sells are completely removable/replaceable. This is not so with many of the glass lenses as they are glued in to place.

I'll put it this way. Rigid uses PC lenses. Haven't heard many complaints from those guys.

I've done my share of studying and I completely understand your reservations.

JeepAddOns-Chris 03-21-2013 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by CarlosChavira (Post 3533098)
And as to the lenses issues, all the lenses illumination sells are completely removable/replaceable. This is not so with many of the glass lenses as they are glued in to place.

Partially correct. The LEDs come in 2x2 blocks, which you're referring to as the illumination cells. The PC or hardened glass just covers cells from the elements.

Huge pic alert. However, if you click on the full size image, you can see what I'm referring to.

http://utvinc.com/media/catalog/prod.../eseries40.jpg

Compared to an import light with hardened glass (note this isn't one I sell, but gives a good comparison).

http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server11....1280.1280.JPG

CarlosChavira 03-21-2013 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by JeepAddOns-Chris (Post 3533466)
Partially correct. The LEDs come in 2x2 blocks, which you're referring to as the illumination cells. The PC or hardened glass just covers cells from the elements.

Huge pic alert. However, if you click on the full size image, you can see what I'm referring to.


Compared to an import light with hardened glass (note this isn't one I sell, but gives a good comparison).

Rigid has a completely different design from anything imported, being that they have an optical lense on top of the LEDs themselves and also a PC lense covering the entire light. No one else uses this first optical bending lense. Only the covering lense.

And I meant all the lights Illumination LEDs sells have removable lenses. Not the illumination cells. By the way haha.

JeepAddOns-Chris 03-22-2013 06:36 AM

Totally misread that Carlos, my bad! :doh2:

CarlosChavira 04-01-2013 12:27 AM

That's not a bad price, but its not Cree chips.

okkoauto 04-02-2013 03:54 AM

How cheap is Cheap ?
 
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$450 shipped . 50'' Epistar .

How about this light ?

JRobes 04-09-2013 09:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeepAddOns-Chris (Post 3533466)
Partially correct. The LEDs come in 2x2 blocks, which you're referring to as the illumination cells. The PC or hardened glass just covers cells from the elements.

Huge pic alert. However, if you click on the full size image, you can see what I'm referring to.


http://utvinc.com/media/catalog/prod.../eseries40.jpg

Compared to an import light with hardened glass (note this isn't one I sell, but gives a good comparison).

http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server11....1280.1280.JPG

I'm seeing more and more jeeps of all kinds with these


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