Lightforce - ROO LITE NITE STALKER - Lens Failure

Submitted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 18:21
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I have just blown my first bulb in these great lights. As I was removing the lens I notices it had condensation on the inside of the lens! Strange I thought? Then I noticed a 30mm crack in the lens cover and thus the problem. they are 14 months old.

I have emailed Lightforce and I am awaiting a reply. They have a 3 year warranty so I will see how I go.

Anyone else have a problem with these?

Cheers Tony

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Reply By: Alan S (WA) - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 19:47

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 19:47
I thought Roo lights were alternative brand to lightforce.

A cheap alternative to the expensive brand.
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Follow Up By: P7OFFROAD Accredited Driver Training - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 21:42

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 21:42
Likewise, i had thought that "Roo Lites" were a bit of a knock off of the original Lightforce.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony & Julie (FNQ) - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 16:09

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 16:09
Alan - Yes I found out you are right - see reply to Roachie below. Cheers Tony

P/S Do not get caught with this brand, both mine have cracks now.
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Reply By: Roach"ee" - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 21:45

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 21:45
Sorry, you've lost me.......

Do you have Lightforce, or Roo Lites , Or Nite Stalker??? You've mentioned 3 different brands in your heading, but don't actually say which brand it is that you're having the problem with.

If it is the Lightforce brand, you would be well advised to contact the company direct. In my experience, their after-sales back up service is 2nd to none. They may well provide you with a replacement light free of charge.

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony & Julie (FNQ) - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 16:08

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 16:08
Roachie - That's because I was confused as well - I have now cleared it all up. I mistakenly brought the cheap brand thinking I was buying a Lightforce brand. They were very kind and said they could not fix my cheap copy :-)

So I actually have Roo Lites Nite Stalker 180 XP as mentioned below.

Any reference to the great Australian brand of Lightforce can now be removed from this thread. (Thought I would give them a disclaimer, as I WRONGLY ACCUSED THEIR BRAND).

So do not get caught buying this brand, I have just noticed the other one is cracking as well. Not worth the money you pay for them.

Cheers tony
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Follow Up By: Roach"ee" - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 17:23

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 17:23
Okay, looks like I was sort of wrong too. I thought Nite Stalker was a differnt brand to Roo Lites....but from what you're saying, they one in the same thing.

Good luck....there is a bloke on the Patrol forum trying to organise a group buy on Lightforce spotties at the moment. I'm not sure that the prices he has negotiated are all that much better than what you can get elsewhere, but might be worth a look.

A example of the price I was interested in..... The HID upgrade kit for the Striker 170 light.... RRP is $205- per light. He has negotiated a price of $275- per pair.

Cheers

Roachie
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Reply By: Shaver - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 09:38

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 09:38
If they are the ones in your vehicle photo, they are not Lightforce !
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Follow Up By: Shaver - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 09:44

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 09:44
Plus it's very unusual for a Lexan Lens to crack (melt yes, if using a SL240 Spotlight facing down on seat with light on).
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony & Julie (FNQ) - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 16:10

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 16:10
You are right - see above post. Cheers Tony
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Reply By: Mudripper - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 11:51

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 11:51
Hi there Tony,

I gather from the photo that you have the Roo Lites Nite Stalker 180 XP. I have had these for almost a year and no probs yet.

But I was talking to a bloke that had parked next to me at Tafe and he also had the same lights on his Defender. His had expansion cracks right around the lens housing [black part] and one of the lights had condensation inside. He just super-glued the cracks.

I don't know if this is a common problem or not. Time will tell with my lights.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony & Julie (FNQ) - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 16:11

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 16:11
Mudripper - Unfortunately both mine are cracked now - obviously an inferior product. Hope yours do not suffer the same fate. Cheers Tony
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Reply By: peteC - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 17:44

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 17:44
Tony, from your problem I think you will have the Roo Lites. The early versions with the white seal around the lens failed after time allowing water to enter the lens. I had this issue and they both failed at the same time. These were replaced under warranty no questions asked. The replacement now have a black seal around the lens. They also seem to have changed the adjustment between wide and spot as the lens position is different. The older ones if wound in tight would push the bulb back and would not work.
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Reply By: peteC - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 17:44

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 17:44
Tony, from your problem I think you will have the Roo Lites. The early versions with the white seal around the lens failed after time allowing water to enter the lens. I had this issue and they both failed at the same time. These were replaced under warranty no questions asked. The replacement now have a black seal around the lens. They also seem to have changed the adjustment between wide and spot as the lens position is different. The older ones if wound in tight would push the bulb back and would not work.
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Reply By: peteC - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 17:44

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 17:44
Tony, from your problem I think you will have the Roo Lites. The early versions with the white seal around the lens failed after time allowing water to enter the lens. I had this issue and they both failed at the same time. These were replaced under warranty no questions asked. The replacement now have a black seal around the lens. They also seem to have changed the adjustment between wide and spot as the lens position is different. The older ones if wound in tight would push the bulb back and would not work.
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