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Rigid or Vision X?

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Finally made up my mind on how to add lighting to my '14. Gonna go with one of the many light bars out there.. Randy Ellis design is the one I've been looking at.

Regardless, now I've got to decide what lights to put on the darned thing..

Choices;
*A pair or 4 6.7" Vision X Cannons
*Two pair Rigid Dually D2's
*One 30" Rigid combo light

I'll use them on the highway (when no one is around.. ) and obviously off road usage as well.

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i havnt used any of the vision x brand lights but the Rigid's are top quality.
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i havnt used any of the vision x brand lights but the Rigid's are top quality.
Yea, I think both brands are at the top of the game. Not really worried about quality on either..

Part of it is looks. ie; Square vs round vs long rectangle...

I look at the front of my truck and see few round areas.. I see lots of square, lots of blocky lines.. so at first blush I'm thinking square lights... Rigid.

Then I see a pic of a 14 in the Les Schwab catalog with 4 large round lights on a similar bar... looks dam good!

I want performance... I want to light up the stinkin world.. but they've gotta look cool too.

Guess what I'm sayin' is I are cornfuzed...


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Please explain to me why a rigid light is 4x the price of cree light on ebay? I would like to know specs. Btw Im not being a d!ck I actually would like to know..
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Please explain to me why a rigid light is 4x the price of cree light on ebay? I would like to know specs. Btw Im not being a d!ck I actually would like to know..
Rigid and Vision X are most definitly not cheap. I'd say the biggest difference (from what I've read) is the build quality. The torture Rigid puts their lights thru is insane.
Regarding the Cree's, I keep reading comments about them not being water proof, and that the mounting brackets are wimpy. They are most definitly cheaper though!
I must admit, I like the fact that Rigid and Vision X are American products.
Personally, I'd rather buy top rate quality the first time, and never look back.


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Rigid and Vision X are most definitly not cheap. I'd say the biggest difference (from what I've read) is the build quality. The torture Rigid puts their lights thru is insane.
Regarding the Cree's, I keep reading comments about them not being water proof, and that the mounting brackets are wimpy. They are most definitly cheaper though!
I must admit, I like the fact that Rigid and Vision X are American products.
Personally, I'd rather buy top rate quality the first time, and never look back.
Thanks man. But sometimes I look at companies like RBP and Recon. All of Recon's lighting are made in the same factory the ebay lights are yet they sell for mega bucks. One thing these two companies are known for are Bad *** marketing and thats it. But just in my case, I cannot fathom why a cree 40" light bar cost in the $300 range and a Rigid is close to $1000 if not more. I guarantee to you that if you were to mark both as Rigid's the average person if anyone cannot see the difference in lighting.
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Alright. I made a decision and put 'em on.

4 Vision X 4.5" Cannons. I put driving (spot) lenses on the center two, and the Euro lenses on the outside two.

These suckers are freakin' BRIGHT. The spots light up the road a LONG ways out there.

I went with the Randy Ellis design "Sleekster" bar, and am glad I did. Very good quality, and super easy to install. I chose the Candy Chrome finish, and it matches the Platinum grill pretty darned good.

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True to form though, ("overkill" is my middle name) I'm now thinking of swapping out the center two with the 6.7" Cannons... We'll see.


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Need pics at night. Can you operate the spots and floods independently?
Looks good!
I recently put an led bar on mine and will be adding 4 round lights. Haven't decided on a brand yet.

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Need pics at night. Can you operate the spots and floods independently?
Looks good!
I recently put an led bar on mine and will be adding 4 round lights. Haven't decided on a brand yet.
Yea, the outside two are on one switch, and the inside pair on another. I have 4 factory upfitter switches. Using just two of 'em now.

I'll try and get some night shots & post up.


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