LED Light Bar

Want to buy a 20-22 inch LED light bar but there are so many to choose from, can someone please give some guidance please.
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Reply By: kev.h - Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 23:02

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 23:02
Hi Carlj
Check the legalities in your state because single light bars are illegal in some states I have 2 x 10 " one each side just to be sure
Mine are from snake racing, follow the link, got them at a 4wd event happy with them
http://www.snakeracing.com.au/e-series-LED-lights.html#
There was a thread a few weeks ago I think W.A.?? big fine plus points

Cheers Kev
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Follow Up By: Member - J&R - Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 23:31

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 23:31
Yes, if Carlj uses the search function there is an abundance of tech and legal info available on this site. However, as always, rely on none of it and do your homework.
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Follow Up By: Chris & Leisah J - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 03:44

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 03:44
Hi Carlj. when you have a look around make sure you buy the CREE light bars they are much better and will last longer than most out there.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 09:57

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 09:57
Carl,

I bought a 30" LED light bar from Bright Lights, in Melbourne, and it has been okay. Gives a good spread, complemented by 2 Hella 4000's with HID inserts. Light colour is more like "warm white", rather than the "cool white" colour of the Snake Racing bars mentioned by Kev.

Company I work for has been using the Snake Racing 40" light bars for about 3 years, and the light output is more than adequate for any night driving. There was some suggestion that the longer bars flex too much and and eventually reduce out put. Have seen some moisture in the S'Racing ones too.

As far as legalities go, in Qld anyway, blanking off the centre of a single bar will keep the blue light fellars away. Depending on your vehicle it might be easier to fit 2 bars, and reduce any chance of being in the "naughty chair"?

Some one suggested the light bars were TOO bright, and there is too much reflection off large roadside signs. This is true with white, or yellow signs, but I've found the green or blue signs give little reflected light. And anyway, for a brief period one can dip the lights, going past these bigger signs.

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Follow Up By: carlj - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 12:33

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 12:33
Thank you this is what I was looking for Good Info
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 13:33

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 13:33
Qld laws concerning light bars changed on the 3rd of of May this year , Qld is the only state where a single light bar is legal for onroad use , all other states and territories still require that light bars must be fitted in pairs for onroad use,,,,,
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 14:18

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 14:18
Well that legislation was a waste of time, Alloy, eh!

Wouldn't be much more than 12 months that they brought in the "splitting" of all LED light bars. Must have been a quiet week in the Qld Transport office when they gazetted that one: "just need something for 12 months everyone.......just to keep all these 4WDers & truckies on their toes"

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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 14:30

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 14:30
Just goes to show that QLD is not the 20 years behind the times that the rest of Australia claims it to be ,, the sooner we get rid of the silly rules that States and Territories apply themselves and follow a Federal road / laws / rules / licensing /registration system the better off all motorists will be.
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Reply By: Peter F9 - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 10:13

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 10:13
Hi Carl,

4WD Action magazine did a driving light comparison in early 2011. Just type 4wd action driving light comparo into your browser should bring it up. A useful starting point I found.

Best of luck

Peter
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Reply By: sweetwill - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 16:41

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 16:41
Came across my first light bar last night, I was travelling north from Batemans bay, nsw and in the distance I could see a bright light, well it came over the hill and whammy, so all I can say about them is use them off-road ore ban the bloody things.
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 at 12:34

Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 at 12:34
So just because ONE person forgot to dip their high beam [ which LED light bars must be wired to] we should ban them ?? Lets go back to having the man with the red flag during the day and a red coloured light for night having to walk infront of the 'new fangled motor car' ,,,,
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Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 18:27
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Reply By: matt87 - Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 18:09

Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 18:09
hi I have a set of 10 inch Aurora light bars on the truck I drive
got them from [url=http://lightsales.com.au/10-off-road-light-bar.html]
I am very happy with them
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Follow Up By: matt87 - Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 18:11

Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 18:11
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