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Old 03-09-2012, 12:52 PM
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Rigid 30" LED Lightbar Upfitter Switch

Just ordered a lightbar from Rigid that I will be mounting on my grillguard. I plan on hooking the light up to my #1 upfitter switch. Has anyone done this?

I have hooked up things to my switches before so I know where the wires are. I am just curious if there is anything special that needs to be done with the lightbar.
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:57 PM
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just out of curiousity have you taken a look at these: 30" Bone Edition LED Light Bar

also started this thread about them:Introducing Bulldog Lighting!

and yes it can be done... you just have to wire it up to upfitter switch...
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Holy eff, those are expensive! What the hell are you doing, landing the mothership?
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Holy eff, those are expensive! What the hell are you doing, landing the mothership?
which ones? the Rigid ones are $999.00
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:34 PM
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Holy eff, those are expensive! What the hell are you doing, landing the mothership?
My job requires me to drive at night on backroads all over the country. The further I can see, the better.
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always wondered about these... anyone have experience with them compared to a set of aux HID driving lights? any night shots of them? My only experience with leds is from the early generation stuff where distance (and in some cases output) was very limited. Im sure they have come along way since then... Just wondering..
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I have a 20" Vision X Evo Prime double stack in my bumper and it's wired to upfitter 1.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:38 PM
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Dude, I have that exact light, 30" E Series from Rigid. I hooked mine up to the #2 switch, but it is rated the same as the #1. All I can say is MOTHER OF PEARL! WAY more light than I was expecting... For me it was a toss up between this light and 3 9" round lights, soooooo glad I went this route. I have never had off-road HIDs, but now there is no need to even consider going there. LEDs are the bomb. I hope to put some on my boat this summer....
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:00 PM
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I have never had off-road HIDs, but now there is no need to even consider going there.
This is an interesting thought. HIDs definitely do still have a place. LED lighting has drawbacks. Color temperature, light efficacy/efficiency, and their limited patterns. The bright white light associated with LED lightbars really screws up your depth perception. LED lighting also has a limited range. Even with 40,000 lumens of light on my truck, I can easily overdrive my lights. Granted. they are great for seeing directly in front of my truck. Also, if you're driving in dusty conditions, the light output from LED lights will be reflected. If you're looking for lighting up distances that are far down the road, HIDs will be better for you.
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I got 3 4 in round HID off-road Auxiliaries on my grille-guard and they do light up the road and the distance really well. I got them mainly because they were $105 per light but, after 2 years of use, I haven't had an issue. I do have to agree, that the LEDs do put out a crap load of light in a short distance, my 2 Dually D2s facing backwards do a fine job at getting rid of unwanted tailgaters, and I do honestly think that I could use them to drive down the road because they light it up like its daytime. But they are wicked expensive, but if you can afford it, then I say go for the RIGID ones, I personally think they are the best, but only because thats what I have seen in person. Pics really cant do the lights justice, you have to see them in person.

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