Auxiliary lighting

jonno18 Aug 22, 2018

  1. jonno18

    jonno18 Test Drive

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    I live in Vermont where the roads are dark With lots of curves. I’m heading some auxiliary lighting to my rig and was hoping to get some insight as to what people of been doing for auxiliary lights and where they been mounting them
     
  2. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Hot Pipe Moderator Supporting Member

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    Not sure what gen you have, but a 20" light bar fits in the 2nd gen bumper mouth pretty well.
     
  3. jonno18

    jonno18 Test Drive

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    I have an 08 Offroad. I also just purchased an 18 inch Piia light bar which I'm planning to install in the same place you installed yours. My question is is the location of opening in the bumper high enough to get a long throw of light?
     
  4. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Hot Pipe Moderator Supporting Member

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    Oh. I have no idea. That's not my video
     
  5. 12° North Industries

    12° North Industries Bought an X Site Sponsor

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    Not sure what you're specifically looking for in an answer but I think if I detail it out some you'll get the answer from the information.

    The slot in the bumper will minimally impact distance covered by the light itself. The adjustment of light up or down once fitted to a solid section of the vehicle can however. Also the type of light optics or lens will make the greatest impact. For example; this G4SR single row has interchangeable lenses which would allow a very deep spot or a very wide flood pattern depending on your needs. Its slimline size is well understated and fits in a myriad of vehicle front bumpers. I use it personally in 3 of 5 vehicles and is my number one goto light.

    Flood type lenses work very well lower grill area and down. Since you have a higher amount of turns you'll want to shy away from too many lights with spot or pencil beams, not to say that you shouldn't have any because they have they're purposes. Light type, its intended use, and its position make all the difference in the world. I've seen guys/gals spend a LOT of money on lights, mount them poorly or just purchase the wrong types and mount them in poor locations and be blown away by guys who paid less for their lights but more in attention.

    The above 20" SR or even a 10-12" example would be ideal in that location and the consideration of a spot/flood combo closer up to the cowl area similar to what we offer for the Nissan Patrol - [​IMG]

    Using a Doubler Plate would give you the means of having a cube facing forward, such as in a "spot" for further down those darker stretches of road and the outer lights could be "spot/flood" combos and aimed outward as ditch lights. Between just the ditch lights or a single pod angled outward and the 20" you should be able to achieve a 155*-170* of forward and peripheral view lighting of some pretty mean artificial daylight.

    EDIT: For more information, see ~

    https://www.xterranation.org/index.php?threads/led-light-bars-pods-and-odds.8531/




    Don't know if that answered all or just some questions but If it at least inspired new ones, everyone here on the board and us are here to offer suggestions and help.

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    Last edited: Aug 24, 2018
  6. Prawn

    Prawn Bought an X

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    Yes. I did this with my 20" bar before I got new bumpers. In fact I even used the same video in question. My bar was a spot however, a flood will have a shorter throw.
     

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