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Old 03-25-2016, 10:29 PM
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LED light bar

I'm looking for a light bar for my tj. I have a 97 tj and I want a light bar for above the windshield. I'm not sure what size to get or what brand is best. I also need brackets to mount it. Any recommendations? I don't want to just order some pos brand and end up throwing money away. Any help would be appreciated

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Old 03-25-2016, 10:48 PM   #2
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Not a POS, without a doubt. Comes with brackets and everything needed. Not cheap. USA made (if that matters to you). On my list, but near the bottom to be honest.

http://www.rigidindustries.com/led-lighting/150312

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Old 03-25-2016, 11:04 PM   #3
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Rigid is definitely top of the line, however, you might look into the Superbrightleds light bars for something a bit more reasonably priced.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/...ed-light-bars/

I've bought a lot of stuff from them, never had an issue with quality from them and they have good customer service.
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Rigid also have their new Radiance line. A little more affordable but still good stuff.
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A friend has used, http://www.blackoakled.com/, and is really happy with them. Made in USA similar to the Rigid and compares in testing.
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I have a Rigid 20" spot/flood combo on the hood. It puts out more light than I could ever use. Their customer service it top shelf too.
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I got my 52" from amazon for a total of $150, and I have been very pleased with it and I would say its just as good as the $1500 ones.
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I got my 52" from amazon for a total of $150, and I have been very pleased with it and I would say its just as good as the $1500 ones.
I'm curious as to what makes you say that as I'm positive that you can't manufacture the housing, or buy just the LED's used in the $1500 bars for $150 let alone even get the reflectors, thermal safety components, harness, relay, etc. at the same quality for that price. Those $1500 light bars probably cost ~$500 to manufacture, and that's after the design and component R&D.
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http://www.amazon.com/WoneNice-Drivi...ilpage_o00_s00

http://www.amazon.com/Auxmart-Windsh...ilpage_o08_s00

I've had this setup for a while now... very bright, great quality.
People think its a $700 light bar!!

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I'm curious as to what makes you say that as I'm positive that you can't manufacture the housing, or buy just the LED's used in the $1500 bars for $150 let alone even get the reflectors, thermal safety components, harness, relay, etc. at the same quality for that price. Those $1500 light bars probably cost ~$500 to manufacture, and that's after the design and component R&D.
I say that because I have the amazon one and I know multiple people who got a name brand one, and mine works just as well and is just as bright as the name brand. As far as I'm concerned with lighting up the trails, it works just as well as the $1500+ light bars
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I say that because I have the amazon one and I know multiple people who got a name brand one, and mine works just as well and is just as bright as the name brand. As far as I'm concerned with lighting up the trails, it works just as well as the $1500+ light bars
If you can't tell the difference and you are happy with it then I guess that's all that matters.
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I have a $100 Eyurolife 32" across my hood cowl. I ran a bead of clear silicone around the lens and now 2 yrs later its just as bright as ever. If you want to throw a grand or more at a Rigid then go ahead. Personally I've had mine side by side with a Rigid and if theres a difference in brightness and projection I can't tell. IMO you usually get what you pay for, but at some point your just buying a brand. 100 to 200 bucks is about all I would ever spend on a light bar.
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Is it a 50" or a 52" light bar for the TJ?
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http://www.amazon.com/WoneNice-Drivi...ilpage_o00_s00

http://www.amazon.com/Auxmart-Windsh...ilpage_o08_s00

I've had this setup for a while now... very bright, great quality.
People think its a $700 light bar!!

Is it on a TJ or a JK?
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I'm looking for a light bar for my tj. I have a 97 tj and I want a light bar for above the windshield. I'm not sure what size to get or what brand is best. I also need brackets to mount it. Any recommendations? I don't want to just order some pos brand and end up throwing money away. Any help would be appreciated

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TACTIK® 50" Combo Beam with "A" Pillar Mount Brackets for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ | Quadratec

$390


OR
https://www.quadratec.com/p/tactik/50-led-light-bar

$250
Two different model numbers........... Have no idea the difference,
,,,, may be the same light ...might be worth a call??
Sometimes they make a mistake on the website... if so ...... they will honor the ad. I've seen it happen before with them.
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Old 08-21-2016, 01:11 AM   #16
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I picked up this 52" for windshield:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

And I already had this 20" on front bumper:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The 20" bar on the bumper is more directed down range than the 52"... The 52" seems to spread the light out more lighting up the road and surrounding area... The 20" has a beam pattern directed longer range which helps with distance if traveling at faster speeds... Both together really light up the back roads at night...

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