Baja Designs/McMillin Racing LED @ Midnight Special

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We were fortunate enough to test some of the newest Baja Designs LED technology this weekend at the MORE/SNORE Midnight special, the LED technology really has made leaps and bounds of improvement.
The new On-X 6 Racer Edition" is in a league of it's own. If you weren't a fan of the LED's before try it again, they've got the best of both worlds, long distance as well as smooth light.

Here is the race report for Trophy Truck 83....


The weekend spent at the MORE/SNORE Midnight Special Night Race couldn’t have gone better for the entire McMillin Race team and Trophy Truck #83. The crew set out to the race in Johnson Valley for one reason: to put as many test miles on the #83 truck as possible, building confidence leading towards the Baja 1000. The 65-mile course presented all different kinds of terrain and would serve as a perfect area to test the truck for the Baja 1000.

Testing the trophy truck would start early Friday with pre running. Luke and corider Casey King put over 200 pre run miles on the Racer Engineering Trophy Truck in the heat of the day. As well, with the help of Baja Designs, the team began testing the latest LED technology lighting, finalizing their Baja 1000 set-up. The team feels the lighting is better than ever and the nighttime would not slow them down. The racecourse would include high-speed sections reaching over 120MPH and as well many dusty slow speed conditions. With the combination of the long range light of the newest OnX-Six Racer Edition bar for high-speed conditions and the widespread smooth light of the Squadron XL LED’s there are no conditions Baja Designs lights can’t handle. The rise of the Baja Designs LED technology truly is a game changer in the realm of nighttime off-road racing.

As the sun was setting Saturday evening the race would start. Luke started in the #83 Trophy Truck in the 14th position and by mile 20 would work his way up to the 4th truck on the road. By the end of the first lap the #83 truck was 3rd truck on the road and in 1st place on corrected time by a minute and a half. Unfortunately, on the second lap, Luke would suffer a flat tire that would cost a couple minutes to repair. After two laps, Luke handed the truck over to Dan, still 3rd truck on the road. Within the next 70 miles, Dan, in trophy truck 83 would be in the physical and corrected lead. Once in the lead, with the road bright ahead, thanks to Baja Design LED’s, Dan and the 83 Trophy Truck would leave the competition in the dark, winning the race by over 20 minutes!

The weekend was definitely a huge success! The team was able to put over 600 miles on the Trophy Truck ensuring its readiness for the prestigious Baja 1000! The team would like to thanks all their supporters: BFGoodrich Tires, Ultra Wheels, Baja Designs, Howe Performance, K&N Air Filters, King Shocks, Maxima Racing Oils, Arciero Sports, and Kroyer Racing Engines.
 

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Awesome! Congrats Luke, Dan, And whole McMillin Racing crew. I would not expect anything but the best from Baja Designs they are constantly stepping up their game and raising the bar for the competition.
 

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Baja Designs is proud to be associated with the McMillin teams. They are constantly striving to make their trucks the best that they can be, and looking for any way they can improve their racing edge. Lighting is horsepower at night, and Baja Designs is dedicated to giving our racers as much horsepower as we can. Great job Luke, Dan, Casey, Cameron, and the whole crew.
 

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We had to miss this one but I will stick with my RIGID lights 'till Hell freezes over!! They will light the way there, and maybe back!!!
 

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We had to miss this one but I will stick with my RIGID lights 'till Hell freezes over!! They will light the way there, and maybe back!!!
Man, shameless plug to the competing light company, on the McMillins race report. You do have issues!
 

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CongratsTeam McMillin & Baja Designs, best lights around!
 

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Here's a shot to help you show of some of those new lights! Congrats on the win guys!!!
 

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TSCO Racing is looking forward to testing the new ONX 6 Racer edition next week in Vegas. Thanks Baja Designs! To be the best, you much use the best!
 

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Congrats to Luke and Dan. We made the switch to BajaDesigns this race and we will not be going anywhere else. Less less weight, smaller, yet still way more light than we had before. Great product.
 

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How does the new bar compare to the old one? Less cells but more output, how much amperage increase?
 

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We took rigids off to put Baja Designs on and the difference in light quality and build quality is night and day
 

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Luke, thanks for being cordial when we stopped by your camp Friday night. That was a tough and fun course. Cody needs to repeat the same route in 2015 but start at 1400 or 1500hrs. Lastly, best of luck at the 1000!
 

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How does the new bar compare to the old one? Less cells but more output, how much amperage increase?

With the OnX6, each "Cell" is now 10" long instead of "8" and includes two extra LED's. Power draw per 10" section is 70 watts, or 5 amps at 13.8 volts. The standard optic changed to our "High Speed Spot", yielding a 65% increase in peak beam intensity (read increased distance projection). The OnX6 has three optional lens overlays that allow the pattern to be customized. We also have a new "Racer Edition" version of the OnX6 light bar that is primarily intended as a top light bar. It uses an LED that has a special optic that allows us to increase center beam intensity by nearly 300%. We use a combination of these LED's to get increased performance at high speeds while still providing a smooth pattern of light.
 

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With the OnX6, each "Cell" is now 10" long instead of "8" and includes two extra LED's. Power draw per 10" section is 70 watts, or 5 amps at 13.8 volts. The standard optic changed to our "High Speed Spot", yielding a 65% increase in peak beam intensity (read increased distance projection). The OnX6 has three optional lens overlays that allow the pattern to be customized. We also have a new "Racer Edition" version of the OnX6 light bar that is primarily intended as a top light bar. It uses an LED that has a special optic that allows us to increase center beam intensity by nearly 300%. We use a combination of these LED's to get increased performance at high speeds while still providing a smooth pattern of light.

Be careful Alan, a couple more tweeks to the optics and you may have a laser on your hands, hehe. A power spike might well start a fire reminiscent to when I was a kid nuking ants with a magnifying glass... Spectators beware!!

Good thing your last name isn't Parson...

 
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