LED Driving lights

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 07, 2016 at 22:43
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Hi all
I'm looking at buying some LED driving lights for my 4x4 for some country driving, back roads and occasional offroad as well. I'm not on mining wages, so that puts most of the main 3 letter companies out of play and some of the other major players like Hella, lightforce etc but was looking upto around $300.
I realise they don't throw light like HIDs do, but I don't need to see 2 kms down the road anyway. There are a myriad of offerings online including Sunyee, Vic Offroad and 4wd Supa Centre. I'm not expecting to get years of service out of them, but something that has reasonable light output and a decent mounting system and will get a few years out of them, by which time something better will have come along anyway.
Has anyone had any feedback on the lights in this link?, or the $200 jobbies at 4wd Supa Centre?
https://www.vicoffroad.com.au/automotive-4x4/led-driving-light/9inch/2x-9inch-315w-cree-led-driving-light-spot-beam-offroad-work-bar-lamp-12v-4wd-black.html

https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/specials/weekly-deals/illuminator-9-round-led-driving-lights-pair.html?videos=1

Thanks for all constructive responses in advance.
Cheers
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Reply By: carl h2 - Sunday, Aug 07, 2016 at 23:21

Sunday, Aug 07, 2016 at 23:21
HI top end I have the 9" LED from the 4WD supercentre and are very happy with them used them this year on the Tanami and Kalumburu rds there good for around 2 hundred meters and around ten meters ether side of the road there was a lot of cattle on the Kalumburu rd at night coming back to our camp at Drysdale station from Mitchell falls had no problem seeing them cheers.
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Follow Up By: Member - Odog - Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 05:49

Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 05:49
My youngest in WA has the same LED from supacenter, reckons they are brilliant. Had HID on his navara, thinks the LED is better.. For the price, why not! Cheers Odog
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Follow Up By: carl h2 - Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 11:17

Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 11:17
I had the lightforce 240 blitz's before the 9" supercentre LEDs these LEDs are so much brighter they really light up the road and for just $200 dollars .
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 07:36

Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 07:36
Top End Az, If you post your links properly using the "Link" tab below the panel you type your reply into we may be able to open them.
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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 07:46

Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 07:46
Gday Peter
Both links open on my computer with no problems.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 10:59

Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 10:59
Well no - the first link does not open completely - note only half of it is underlined. As suggested the forum has a good arrangement for putting up links - see Link in the bottom menu
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 12:36

Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 12:36
Here's the working link to the VicOffroad website ....

Illuminator 9 inch 315W Cree round LED driving lights

The above LED lights appear to be a very good deal for $260, as they have S/Steel mounting brackets, they come with a 2 yr warranty, and the deal includes the wiring kit.
Big difference in price as compared to what they used to be, or what some retailers are still trying to charge.

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: Top End Az - Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 13:44

Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 13:44
Thanks Ron N for that. Sorry folks, both links worked on my computer and phone so figured all was good. Thanks for the replies so far. Good feedback
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Reply By: Neil & Pauline - Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 13:40

Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 13:40
I have installed a light bar for less than $300 that will light up more than 2 klm. Was Australian made from a 4WD outlet.

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Follow Up By: carl h2 - Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 13:57

Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 13:57
2Km you recon I like to see that.
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Follow Up By: Neil & Pauline - Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 14:18

Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 14:18
If you are in Cairns I could show you. Our son put it on the bus when we had to do a quick trip from Perth to Brisbane. Blew me away. On Nullabor we would be flashed 60 - 90 seconds before we got to oncomming vehicle.

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Follow Up By: gerard m2 - Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 20:44

Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 20:44
Hi Neil what was the brand as I'm in the market for a decent led light bar
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Follow Up By: Neil & Pauline - Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 08:53

Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 08:53
I don't know the brand but i purchased fron a specialist Jeep 4 WD shop in Wangara (Pewrth area). The guy said they get them made up in Australia using an alloy body.

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Reply By: MartyB - Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 20:07

Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 20:07
I have the 4WD supa centre 9" ones, they are very impressive especially for the price.
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Reply By: Member - TonyV - Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 11:47

Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 11:47
I have just brought and installed a pair of 9" 405 watt Cree lights for $229 (click here) on my Discovery 4 and just returned back from Mackay to Cairns, the output is phenomenal, distance is up around or possibly over 1km but I have one set as a spread beam and its fantastic.

I brought these as I have a set of 7" LED's on my 100 series and they are really good and these 9" are now cheaper than when I brought the 7" units.

They come with 2 x spot lens covers and 2 x spread beam covers and a decent wiring loom and switch.
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Reply By: Top End Az - Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 13:02

Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 13:02
Hi all

Thanks for the time with your replies. I ended up buying the 9inch 4wd Supacentre lights today . They aren't the most powerful lights on-line at the moment but their brackets seem well made and many good reviews and happy customers, including people whom I've talked to who own them.

They were $189 on special which is hard to go past. Total output I think from memory was about 320w which should be enough. They are to supplement my 234w lightbar which is quite good, but I'll be utilising the spot covers on them to hopefully get a bit more distance.
I was looking at some of the 400w+ lights (400w per light, all up 800+w) but after enquiring about the amp draw from some of the suppliers, I found them to be quite high.
Anyway, with 500w from these new lights and my light bar sitting off the front I'm confident I will have a decent view.
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Reply By: chaz r - Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 17:14

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 17:14
Nah, I brought this set.

https://www.vicoffroad.com.au/automotive-4x4/led-driving-light/9inch/pair-9inch-370w-cree-led-driving-light-black-spotlight-offroad-hid-4x4-atv.html

And I am impressed with the performance, I even provided some pictures on the usage.

Not saying I am not loyal to Aussie made stuffs, but I compared this set of China made illuminators with my friend's ARB intensity. Fairly speaking, 280AUD were much good as ARB deluxe.

I took it on the night patrol last Sat, and know what, saw big kangaroos at least 800m away. Cannot be even more content!

I've been buying from Vicoffroad for years, solar panels and bullbar brackets. Got a few problems with items, and delivery. But those folks are worth dealing with...
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