A great way to spruce up your car is to add some light bars and spotlights to really make your vehicle stand out from all the other road users.
But what exactly are they? Let’s take a look through and give you some advice.
Are LED Light Bars Legal?
This really depends on which country and city you live in, as laws can be different for all road users across the world. Although they may not be legal to drive with them in certain places, it doesn’t mean it is not legal to have them fitted on to the car.
It can be seen as a bit of a grey area, so it’s always best to read up on your country’s law in which you live before deciding to purchase and fit any LED light bars or spotlights on to your car.
It’s always better to be safe than sorry as you do not want to land yourself with a big fine.
Where Can You Buy Led Lights And Spotlights?
There are many places you can purchase Off road LED lights particularly online and in automobile shops.
The quickest and easiest way to search would be to have a look on google, or your favourite search engine to see where there are the best priced deals.
If you are struggling to find anywhere suitable then another good idea would be to speak to your local mechanic or garage and ask them for advice, as they should be able to point you in the right direction.
What Are The Best Off Road Lights?
With so many options to choose from it can be quite difficult to pick out the best option for your car or truck. Some of the best rated models on the market include KC Hilites Pro, Auxbeam LED Bar 12’, Turbo SII, Hella 500 Series and Senlips 126W.
Obviously a lot will come down to what kind of design and brightness you are looking for as well as the kind of truck or car you will be using them on.
How Much Do LED Lights Cost?
This really depends on the type of lights you are looking to purchase. A simple basic set can start from as little as ten dollars while the more extravagant and larger sets can set you back way into the thousands.
Some drivers really take their off road led lights as a serious business, and will spend huge amounts of money each year on upgrading them.
If you are new to LED Lighting for your vehicle it’s probably a good idea to start off smaller and spend less.
You can, of course, try and seek out second hand sets to try and save you money, but do remember as they are second hand and have more than likely already been used their lifespan will not be as long as a brand new set.
If you do decide to buy second hand make sure you have them shown to you in working order before parting ways with your money.
Can I Put LED Lights On The Inside Of My Vehicle?
Many people now also put led lights on the inside of their cars and trucks to make them look more fancy. It’s important should you decide to do this to make sure they are properly hard wired into the vehicle so that the work only when the ignition is turned on.
It’s also important that you instal LED lighting inside your car that it is in a safe place and will not distract you when driving. You do not want the glare of the lights impeding your vision or getting glare back from any of the car windows.
Many people use LED Lighting strips on the ideas of the cars, placing them along the footwell of the vehicle, around the gear stick and along the bottom strips of the door. It’s a great way to make your car stand out from all the rest and it’s sure to turn peoples eye as you show them off. It’s also a relatively easy and inexpensive way to freshen up the look of your car as it’s certainly cheaper than a new paint job or even a brand new car.
Can A Light Bar Be Used As Fog Lights?
In short yes they can be used as fog lights but only under certain conditions. You need to make sure you are using a warmer yellow bulb to make the driving conditions much safer and comfortable when driving in the fog or misty rain.
As previously mentioned though, it’s always a good idea to check the laws of the road in the country you abide before purchasing or using a light bar as your fog lights, as you may find in some countries they are not permitted to be used on normal roads.
Are LED Lights Bad For The Eyes?
Studies have shown that long exposure to the eyes of LED lights can cause long term damage to your vision. So although they are great for lighting up those dark off roads at night time you need to make sure that you are not staring directly at them for any too long of a time.
This is also one of the reasons why in many countries they are only allowed to be used on the road, as it’s likely to be to blinding and will dazzle other road users.
Many people attach off road LED lights and spotlights to their vehicles, especially truck drivers. They are not only extremely useful for extra lighting when driving off road but they can also really make your vehicle stand out from other road users.
It’s always important to get a professional person to install the lights for you to make sure they are all hard wired correctly and not draining too much power from the car or truck’s battery. Shop around to get the best prices as they can range widely.