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Different kind of LED driving lights

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08 Dec 2017 22:34 #187192 by ZookFastback
Forgot to mention that some time ago I fitted a different type of LED driving lights. Normally they come in two ranges 30° for long distance and 60° for wide angle. They can be any combination of these two types.

What I wanted though, was to shine up the area around me for spotlighting and reasonably fast travel through bush. This require LED's with almost 180° spread and I got them.

They have quite a few LED's in the widespread section and the forward spotlights are triple-decked 30° spotlights for distance. These lights work perfectly for my situation, wandering around in the bush at night, spotting owls n bats and various nocturnal animals and shooting Foxes mostly, and sometimes Kangaroos for meat.


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08 Dec 2017 23:30 #187194 by Jezz
I just got a 42 inch curved version of that type of light bar. 1188 watt, It is very bright.
I'm going to enjoy blinding all the muppets coming towards me with there front fog lights on, Something that seems to be the in thing
in the UK if you don't have drl's.

It's been fettled just a tad.
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09 Dec 2017 07:58 #187199 by 1066Boy
Mine is only 20" but still puts out 10500 lumen. Perfect for a bit of night driving.


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09 Dec 2017 11:53 #187211 by Lambert
Ooh , I'm going to have to steal that idea. Loving the side mount badge.

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09 Dec 2017 19:02 #187225 by rappey
Led lights are pretty amazing, but omg trying to understand all the bull that they come bundled with..
I mean 1188 watts? So thats 99 amps right? But its not, so they cant really be that many watts.. (not having a dig at you jezz) more the way they are advertised..
Lumens are bit more meaningfull, but again we are at the mercy of whatever the chinese manufacturers say.. Ive seen torches that claim around 12,000 lumen ??? And im sure they are... lol
I still like xenons and a while back worked out that to get the same brightness from leds would also consume the same amount of power, but the led light would be larger by a long way..
Tried a led headlight bulb a while back, that was appalling and no match for the oem halogen.
Those light bars are good value for money now though, with many having spot and flood combinations in them..

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09 Dec 2017 21:00 - 09 Dec 2017 21:00 #187237 by Jezz
THe blurb from the seller, But i do know what you mean.

Power: 1188W
Luminous Flux: approx 118800lm
Working Voltage: DC 9~32V(fits 12V,24V vehicles)
Number of Chips: 198pcs*6W high intensity LEDs
Protection Rate: IP68
Color Temperature: Cold White 6500K
Working Temperature: -40~85 degree Celsius
Beam Angle: Spot & Flood =Combo
Size(without bracket):as the pictures show
Black extruded Aluminum profile,high transmission PC lens
Alu Firm mounting bracket,150 degree adjustable
About 50,000 hours life time
Certified by CE & ROHs

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09 Dec 2017 21:35 #187239 by rappey
At 6w each x 198 of them would be 1188w, which would take 99 amps to power it !
Wouldnt take long for your battery to be well flat and cook your alternator...
There is no disputing those 42" light bars are as bright as hell, but why do they have to lie so much in the advert?
I would be very curious how many amps they do use though ?

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10 Dec 2017 07:35 - 10 Dec 2017 07:36 #187249 by Mraz
If they advertise peak output at its highest operating voltage wich is 32V in ideal conditions it should draw around 37A for 1188W. If the units current is limited by its driver at say 37A then it gets 481W at 13V.

But.. most current draw tests for 40-50" light bars I've seen measure 17-20A so this light bar is probably closer to 200-280W (17-20A @ 12-14V).
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10 Dec 2017 08:25 #187250 by 1066Boy

11/60 wrote: Ooh , I'm going to have to steal that idea. Loving the side mount badge.


Its there for two reasons. When I first had the lightbar I was a little concerned about blocking some of the air flow but
it has made no noticeable difference, and by having it in its current position it stops the mud getting in my aftermarket
horn that's just behind it. :)

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10 Dec 2017 08:30 #187251 by 1066Boy
My 20" light bar according to the blurb is 125 Watts and 10500 lumen. Is it true, dammed if I know but its bright and it works well. :)

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