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Old November 10th, 2011, 11:07 AM   #1
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Rock Light Reviews

What are the best brands, which ones are overpriced, what ones to stay away from? Which type of mounting is preferred, magnetic, double sided tape, bolt on ect.


Im looking to get a set for the night runs at Snofari. Looking for a led set that wont break the bank or make me cry if one gets sacrificed to the rock gods
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Old November 10th, 2011, 06:15 PM   #2
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I’ve been looking around and seems like the Vision X's are decent. But whatever kit I get I would like to be able to add two more smaller leds to it.

Anyone have experience with these?
http://www.visionxusa.com/Accent_Lig..._24/index.html
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Old November 10th, 2011, 08:16 PM   #3
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Just buy a cheap set of driving lights for $15 at Harbor Freight or Autozone.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 08:20 PM   #4
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Just buy a cheap set of driving lights for $15 at Harbor Freight or Autozone.
X2 The ones on the Cj are still working great.
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Old November 11th, 2011, 02:34 AM   #5
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i bought 3 sets of cheapie led lights from meijer. theyve worked great so far.
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Old November 11th, 2011, 08:20 AM   #6
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tw1st3d5 has some LED ones on his rig that are pretty impressive. PM him and find out. I don't think they were too pricy.
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Old November 11th, 2011, 11:09 AM   #7
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tw1st3d5 has some LED ones on his rig that are pretty impressive. PM him and find out. I don't think they were too pricy.
You'd have to talk to Monkeyevil about them. I believe he had someone make a controller for them. They are bright as hell though. Great for working under and around the rig at night.
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Old November 12th, 2011, 05:43 PM   #8
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I really want leds for the light output and the low draw so I can leave them on. I pm'd Trail Worthy Fab on pirate for a "special offer" on the Vision X kit, and he came back with an offer for $134. $15 more than retail, so that rules that one out. I’ll be sending Monkeyevil a pm, but does any one have any other suggestions?
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Old November 12th, 2011, 05:55 PM   #9
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Your suppose to have those?
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Old November 12th, 2011, 06:09 PM   #10
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Your suppose to have those?
Huh? Rock lights?

Ive wheeled before at night, just not in the rocks and I feel that they would be really helpful. Their defiantly not high up on the list of things to have but if I could pick up a set on the cheap I would run them. An added bonus for me would be trail/normal repairs as I dont have a garage and seem to always working things at night. Beside every time I wheel it seems like I break something and I would hate to break at Snowfari on Friday night and not have enough light to see what Im doing.
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Old November 12th, 2011, 07:43 PM   #11
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We gave you the cheap option. You really won't use them that often. You're over thinking this.
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Old November 12th, 2011, 08:09 PM   #12
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just bought these have not installed yet but seem like good quality

http://4x4rockshop.com/Scripts/prodV...dproduct=15551
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 08:12 AM   #13
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I was think of giving THESE a try for another project; they're supposed to be pretty bright.

They're certified for use as "city lights" in Europe - which specifies MINIMUM light output per lamp cannot be below 480 lumens (or something like that ) I was going to fab them into my garden tractor for snowplow duties, but put HIDs in tractor worklights instead.
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 06:02 PM   #14
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^^haha HID's on a riding mower

Tw1st3d5 sent me this link. So I ordered this set awhile back, I still havent gotten them yet. But it fits the bill of what I was after, LED's and cheap. The guys on pirate seem to be having really good luck with them and they don't even use all the LED's in the kit, so I'm sure you could split the cost if you wanted.

BTW The kit ships out on the slow boat from china, so it takes about a month to get them.

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I ran across this thread on Pirate about rock lights and thought of your thread. There is a set of 20 LEDs for $26 that people are using only 6 of them with great results.

http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1015593
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Old December 4th, 2011, 04:06 PM   #15
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I use a set from Round eyes. They are small LED's, work well and I believe the set of 6 was around $50.00
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Old December 4th, 2011, 04:15 PM   #16
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go to superbrightleds.com they have some there for about $8 they also have over-head lights and bumper lights good quility and fair price. i think i had 6 flood lights like the KC daylighters that draw .08 miliamps of something. and 4 rock lights. the flood lights are 4000k and the rock lights are 400k i believe all 12volt.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 11:14 PM   #17
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Here's the rock lights I ended up going with. They are from dealextreme.com and cost me a whole $26 shipped The only down fall I see with these lights is the shipping, my lights took 5 weeks to get to me.

There are 20 LED pods containing 4 LED's each. I took apart one of the lights trying to take out the LED's for another project and I can say that they are very water proof and should hold up well under a Michigan rig.

I would of taken a picture of the lights on, but they too bright for the camera The lights have a 7000k rating on them so they have a very bright white light to them with no blue haze.

link to lights
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/waterpr...p-dc-12v-91953





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Old December 29th, 2011, 07:56 AM   #18
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You will look cool in the parking lot. LOL

I'm glad to see you didn't spend a lot of money on them.
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Old December 29th, 2011, 08:46 AM   #19
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I know they say WATERPROOF but they sure don't look like they are. Is that the exposes breadboard with the connections soldered to it?
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Old December 29th, 2011, 09:15 AM   #20
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Here's the rock lights I ended up going with. They are from dealextreme.com and cost me a whole $26 shipped The only down fall I see with these lights is the shipping, my lights took 5 weeks to get to me.

There are 20 LED pods containing 4 LED's each. I took apart one of the lights trying to take out the LED's for another project and I can say that they are very water proof and should hold up well under a Michigan rig.

I would of taken a picture of the lights on, but they too bright for the camera The lights have a 7000k rating on them so they have a very bright white light to them with no blue haze.

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http://www.dealextreme.com/p/waterpr...p-dc-12v-91953





Did you leave these in series or cut and splice in more wire between lights? They seem awfully close to each other.
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