What is a Light Bar?
A light bar is either a short or a long line of high luminosity LED lights. They supplement your car’s built in lights and provide better visibility to the front, sides and back of your car. LED light bars provide additional safety to cars at night time as they can provide the farthest reach enabling the cars to avoid collisions.
What Are the Different Uses of Light Bars?
Light bars can be used for the following purposes:
1. Acts as a supplemental light for night driving.
Long dark roads can prove to be treacherous. Light bars will provide additional illumination for the car driver in cases where there is very little road visibility
2. Provides emergency lighting.
A light bar is a life saver during accidents and breakdowns. They provide steady light when repairing vehicles and alerts drivers of trouble ahead.
3. Backyard lighting.
A relatively small light bar can illuminate a big space which can be used for small gatherings. On the other side, a lighted space is a good prowler deterrent as it presupposes occupancy
4. For use in marinas or yacht clubs and airports.
Since light bar illumination can reach as far as 7 kilometers, they act as a deterrent to sea collisions.
5. Heavy Equipment.
Heavy equipment has just a few standard lighting. In times when these are used either to plow snow (during heavy blizzards) or when tractor plows through debris (during landslides), light bars would provide the necessary illumination
for these heavy types of equipment to be maneuvered correctly.
6. Off-road driving.
When traveling into the countryside, a light bar can help spot hazards or may be used to set up camp.
The following are some of the best-LED light bars as grouped under different categories:
12 to 24 inch LED Light Bars: May be placed behind the grill of any car
1. Baja Designs OnX6 20″
Lifetime Warranty, 120W,
Output: 14,700 lumens
Dust Proof, Impact Resistant
2. Rigid Industries E-Series 20” Midnight
Lifetime Warranty, 110W, Output: 9,200 lumens
Water, dust and shock resistant
3. Rigid Industries Radiance 20″
Lifetime Warranty, 94W,
Output: 5,300 lumens
Water, dust and shock Resistant
4. Rough Country 20” Black Series
Warranty-3 years, 120W,
Water and dust resistant
Best 30” – 40” LED Light Bars: Good for mounting on front bumpers; won’t light up dust in front for better visibility
1. Rigid Industries E-38” Amber/White
Lifetime Warranty, 152W, Output-12,578 lumens
Can switch lights from amber to white; Amber cuts better through dust
2. Baja Designs OnX6 30″
Lifetime Warranty, 175 W, Output – 22,050 lumens
Impact and dust resistant, waterproof
No ability to switch lights but can be bought in amber
3. Rigid Industries E-Series 30” Midnight Edition
Lifetime Warranty, 165W,
Water, dust and impact proof
4. Rigid Industries Radiance 40″
Lifetime Warranty, 217 W, Output-12,348 lumens
Water, dust and shock resistant, Low Priced, largest light bar
What are the Advantages to Using LED Light Bars?
The following are some of the advantages of using light bars:
1. LED light bars have longer life span than traditional lighting as Tungsten, Halogen and HID
2. LED bar lights provides the highest lumens per watt, providing you the brightest lighting
The disadvantage of Using the LED Light Bars is that the initial cost is high although because of longer life span, comes out cheaper in the long run…Read More