I've read quite a few of these before, but I wanna know what people honestly think about putting one on their own ride. would they even like to buy, why or why not type-a thing. not the technical part, of "whats better"
So what are you looking for? Finish off a disco truck? Something for a night run to “Blow Sands” or the bathroom? A night run up Competition Hill at Glamis? Pre-run the Baja 1000? Race the Coyote Wash 200? Roof lights? Bumper lights? Score legal dust light?
We have a 4 seater with an LED bar on the roof and a 10” bar mounted in the nose. Originally we had Hella HIDs and like the LEDs better. Because the light pattern from the LED bar fans out more than a HID, we mounted the roof LED further back so the roof casts a shadow on the hood. If it is forward, the hood gets bright and is distracting to the driver. A big LED roof bar advantage is we do not have to remove it when we drive the buggy into the enclosed trailer. The broader LED light pattern as opposed to the narrow beam avoids the “tunnel” feel.
I do not like it when we pass someone in the desert who blinds us with roof lights. I turn our roof light off and rely on the nose bar when passing. The 10” bar provides a lot of light. It fills in low when we are going up “Blow Sands” or other slow speed or more technical spots.
Some people compare the light color. There is a difference but I do not see an advantage or disadvantage.