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The vehicle lighting thread

hickslawns

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We've covered LED lights for the house and shop. I've seen mention of light bars on quads @CJD3 . These are getting cheap enough. The quality seems better than initial lights which came out. I finally spent some scratch.

$60 shipped. One 2"x18" light bar. Dual row lights. One spot, one row of flood lights. It also came with 2 of the 2"x7" lights. I wasn't sure how they mounted or how they would fit on my bull bar. Looks like the 18" bar will mount easily. I'll let you know how they work once installed. Picture is just the light resting for a photo opportunity. The two 2x7" lights are going on my tractor. The Kubota is older. Lighting is a joke. They are tired. I'm mounting one facing forward and one rear. Should be nice for finishing jobs after dark or even just loading and unloading before sunrise or after sunset. Heck, just turning on so I can see inside our carports when moving equipment will be nice. If these work out I'll swap the lighting on a couple of the backhoes too. Our 1996 and one of the 2005 backhoes don't have great lighting in the snow.
 

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He did have to add a roof because the new light bar was reflecting on the inside of the windshield. He doesn’t want side skirting ... yet.
 

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Sounds like it. Until then, I'll be moving it. I don't need a ticket because someone is having a bad day and needs to take it out on someone.
No doubt, don’t need those headaches.... Would be nice to not sport one of those metal doohickeys up front.... Plus gives you more options for those lights that blind the oncoming traffic 😂😂😂
 
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No doubt, don’t need those headaches.... Would be nice to not sport one of those metal doohickeys up front.... Plus gives you more options for those lights that blind the oncoming traffic 😂😂😂
They are for off-road use only. I think that means if someone has their brights on and you flash yours to let them know, but they keep their brights on. . . .you turn on the light bar and watch them run off-road. 😂😂😂
 
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I need to get my lights put on this blue truck. Back when I bought them (6-7 years ago) the others didn’t hold a candle to them. The others have made leaps and bounds in the recent years. I hope they hold up as well as the Rigid Industries and you guys get as much light and use as I have. Really does make a difference!
 

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Got the light mounted and wired. Tried to take pics with headlights, high beams, and light bar. Pictures don't do it justice. They light up the night. Well worth it. These pics were at 170-180yds. Then I pulled up to my 100yd to the shooting backstop location.
 

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I bought these lights as a 3 piece set. One 20" light bar (on the Toyota) and two 2"x7" lights. My foreman mounted them on our Kubota. It has older lights which suck. We may change it but for now they are wired into the light switch. We might find it nicer to be able to turn them on/off separately. They are bright. Might still adjust angles after we use them a bit.

Front seems good. Here is a lights off and lights on pic.
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Here is the field behind my barn. I walked off 50 paces and took a pic looking back at the tractor.

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Looking from tractor out into the field.

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Here are some when it was parked by the wood pile (which is dwindling). I think they are plenty adequate for up close work. Rear will be great if caught finishing some field mowing after dark or even just loading up at night. Heck, use them to light up our two 24x30x10' carports which have no lights. Plenty of uses.
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Rear view isn't great. That wood chipper will accept 8" logs and is pretty sizeable. With a grader blade, field mower, or lower profile attachment (which is what we most commonly use) I think it will be perfect. That big chipper casts some shadows.