led light bar on roof ? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Electronics Discussion TV's, Radios, everything electric and NON-Performance.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 31 Old 03-04-2014, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
kinnisoj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Trinidad Colorado ,USA
Posts: 6,085
Thanks: 136
Thanked 197 Times in 192 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
led light bar on roof ?

Question-how high would you need to mount a led light bar on a head ache rack, above the back of the cab on a 4 door for the light bar to be useful? That's a big ole flat roof to get over!
Im kinda getting the led bug and would like a flood light set up on top and spot type down on the bumper. And Ive never messed with led's so hope this aint a stupid question.

BPD OIL COOLER W/COLD WEATHER PACK & BPD oil bypass amsiol filter
BPD WATER PUMP, RADIATOR+ EGR.ARP STUDS
,edge turbo timer
5" TB DIAMOND EYE EXH
ATLAS 40
TITLE IN HAND...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kinnisoj is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 31 Old 03-04-2014, 06:46 PM
Fill it up again Dummy
 
mhatlen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Valley, Sierra Mountains, California
Posts: 2,902
Thanks: 52
Thanked 163 Times in 151 Posts
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Quoted: 388 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yea that takes me back to the days of the big roll bars mounted in the bed with 5 KC lights max pointed forwards. Those things put out light especially the Hella's.

I havnt seen any high output led lights myself. I have a led backup light on a quad trailer but it's not crazy bright. I am sure whatever you do it will need to be high enough not to shadow out from the roof. I can see the lower power draw must be good those old lights needed seperate alts to properly power up KC's etc.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2006 F250 LARIAT CCSB 4X4
ARP Studs, O-Ringed Heads
X4 PHP 65 HP Custom Tow Tune
Atlas40
CAT EC-1 Coolant, IPR Coolant filter
BPD Waterpump
Fass-125 to a Adjustable Pressure Reg.
Turbo-back SS 4" pipe, Corsa Muffler -7" Tip
6.4 starter, DC Power 270 amp alt
Die Hard Platinum AGM all 2/0 Cables
Fabtech Radius Arms
7" lift w: Icon Progressive Coil Springs
2008 up Carli/Deaver rear springs
2000 Watts of McIntosh Bliss
All riding on some Fatty-Daddy 38/15.50/18 Toyo's
mhatlen is offline  
post #3 of 31 Old 03-04-2014, 08:37 PM
Member
 
brmccolley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 59
Thanks: 3
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
LED light bar options

I've been looking at these as well. The most attractive to me is the curved LED light bars. Some of these have combination spot and flood lights. The floods on the outside edges and spots in the center. That way the unit has a full coverage pattern.

There is even a double row option as well, but the prices are pretty steep.

I looked at the SEMA 2013 site to see what the latest offerings were. I think I'm going to wait a bit to see what the reviews are before I drop that kind of money down for aux lighting.

2011 F-250 King Ranch


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Helpful info:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
brmccolley is offline  
post #4 of 31 Old 03-05-2014, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
kinnisoj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Trinidad Colorado ,USA
Posts: 6,085
Thanks: 136
Thanked 197 Times in 192 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by mhatlen View Post
Yea that takes me back to the days of the big roll bars mounted in the bed with 5 KC lights max pointed forwards. Those things put out light especially the Hella's.

I havnt seen any high output led lights myself. I have a led backup light on a quad trailer but it's not crazy bright. I am sure whatever you do it will need to be high enough not to shadow out from the roof. I can see the lower power draw must be good those old lights needed seperate alts to properly power up KC's etc.
Thats kinda what I was thinking with the big ole kc's as well. But I was kinda wondering if the new fangle light bars were the way to go now days.

BPD OIL COOLER W/COLD WEATHER PACK & BPD oil bypass amsiol filter
BPD WATER PUMP, RADIATOR+ EGR.ARP STUDS
,edge turbo timer
5" TB DIAMOND EYE EXH
ATLAS 40
TITLE IN HAND...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kinnisoj is offline  
post #5 of 31 Old 03-05-2014, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
kinnisoj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Trinidad Colorado ,USA
Posts: 6,085
Thanks: 136
Thanked 197 Times in 192 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by brmccolley View Post
I've been looking at these as well. The most attractive to me is the curved LED light bars. Some of these have combination spot and flood lights. The floods on the outside edges and spots in the center. That way the unit has a full coverage pattern.

There is even a double row option as well, but the prices are pretty steep.

I looked at the SEMA 2013 site to see what the latest offerings were. I think I'm going to wait a bit to see what the reviews are before I drop that kind of money down for aux lighting.
hmmm I didnt even think about the curved bars! Got any tips on were to look?

BPD OIL COOLER W/COLD WEATHER PACK & BPD oil bypass amsiol filter
BPD WATER PUMP, RADIATOR+ EGR.ARP STUDS
,edge turbo timer
5" TB DIAMOND EYE EXH
ATLAS 40
TITLE IN HAND...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kinnisoj is offline  
post #6 of 31 Old 03-05-2014, 10:37 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 271
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Theres a few companies that are making the curved bars; Rigid Industries being the main one. Baja Designs also has one. Even the chinese companies are starting to make them as well...

For a headache mounted bar you would want to go spot....the flood pattern would have a lot of the light cut out of the pattern from the roof. Typically, flood is mounted down lower, spot is mounted up higher...

What year is your truck?

02 F350 7.3L Lariat; DP tuner, AFE stage II intake, AFE intake manifold, dual 4" exhaust, ATS trans, Autometer gauges, Superlift 8",
38" Toyos, 20" Provo's, Amp Powersteps, 05-07 Front end Conversion, KDfabworks bumper bracket with CSI 20" LED....


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kjdavis is offline  
post #7 of 31 Old 03-05-2014, 10:38 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Raul@Stealth Automotive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ventura County, CA
Posts: 20,359
Thanks: 23
Thanked 30 Times in 17 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Raul@Stealth Automotive
Quote:
Originally Posted by kjdavis View Post
Theres a few companies that are making the curved bars; Rigid Industries being the main one. Baja Designs also has one. Even the chinese companies are starting to make them as well...

For a headache mounted bar you would want to go spot....the flood pattern would have a lot of the light cut out of the pattern from the roof. Typically, flood is mounted down lower, spot is mounted up higher...

What year is your truck?
bulldog lighting also makes them... we can get you rigid, bulldog and even Totron (chinese brand) if your interested....


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Raul@Stealth Automotive is offline  
post #8 of 31 Old 03-05-2014, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
kinnisoj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Trinidad Colorado ,USA
Posts: 6,085
Thanks: 136
Thanked 197 Times in 192 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Its a 2005. I was figuring the spots would go on top and the floods down on the bumper. I need the floods for the road of course but more to light up the ditch's. Dang ole bambi's are getting thick. And heck last year I dont know how I missed at least 4 bears. NOTE TO HUNTERS -plz come to TRINIDAD COLORADO AND SHOOT BEARS!

BPD OIL COOLER W/COLD WEATHER PACK & BPD oil bypass amsiol filter
BPD WATER PUMP, RADIATOR+ EGR.ARP STUDS
,edge turbo timer
5" TB DIAMOND EYE EXH
ATLAS 40
TITLE IN HAND...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kinnisoj is offline  
post #9 of 31 Old 03-05-2014, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
kinnisoj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Trinidad Colorado ,USA
Posts: 6,085
Thanks: 136
Thanked 197 Times in 192 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raul@Stealth Automotive View Post
bulldog lighting also makes them... we can get you rigid, bulldog and even Totron (chinese brand) if your interested....
PM sent!!!

BPD OIL COOLER W/COLD WEATHER PACK & BPD oil bypass amsiol filter
BPD WATER PUMP, RADIATOR+ EGR.ARP STUDS
,edge turbo timer
5" TB DIAMOND EYE EXH
ATLAS 40
TITLE IN HAND...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kinnisoj is offline  
post #10 of 31 Old 03-05-2014, 02:40 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 271
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by kinnisoj View Post
Its a 2005. I was figuring the spots would go on top and the floods down on the bumper. I need the floods for the road of course but more to light up the ditch's. Dang ole bambi's are getting thick. And heck last year I dont know how I missed at least 4 bears. NOTE TO HUNTERS -plz come to TRINIDAD COLORADO AND SHOOT BEARS!
a 20" dual row in the bumper opening puts out some pretty good light. I had a pretty long road trip this past weekend and it worked awesome lighting up the sides of the roads.

02 F350 7.3L Lariat; DP tuner, AFE stage II intake, AFE intake manifold, dual 4" exhaust, ATS trans, Autometer gauges, Superlift 8",
38" Toyos, 20" Provo's, Amp Powersteps, 05-07 Front end Conversion, KDfabworks bumper bracket with CSI 20" LED....


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kjdavis is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome