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Aways had good luck with the KC Slimlites- 130w long range and 100w driving...
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pia makes some good lights.
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I've used KC Daylighters stainless for years. Work great and not a speck of rust. I have a set of 150 watt but I can see why KC no longer makes them. I've already melted one 30 amp fuse harness. I was offroading last year and the lights just quit. I assumed it was just the fuse. When I got home and checked it had melted the fuse right into the wire block and had to replace it. Thought it unusual the fuse didn't just blow. Haven't had a problem with it since.
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I was looking around at some reviews. I personally really like the KC Flex because you can create whatever size you want. The Rigid Industries E-series is super nice too. Don't know what you guys think. Found a great list here:

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With all four of my 5" 18W 1440 lumen LEDS on I can light up a mountain (just angle em differently). With only two on I can give you a tan in 10 minutes.

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While I understand the benefits LED can provide in the correct application, white on-die-phosphor LED contain far too much blue which produces a problem in an atmosphere containing water vapor. Decent enough for close lighting, like a hand held flashlight where distance visibility is less crucial and battery life is a good thing.

For light that travels into the distance, reflects off distant objects and returns back to my eyes I'll take a halogen lighting profile any day. Lots of long wavelengths, very little glare, lots of down-the-road illumination without the local glare closing my irises. Watts are cheap, I have an alternator cranking out more watts than I need for illumination anyway.

Personally I'm a fan of PIAA's driving lights (520) because that's what I've had the best experience with - but I'm sure other premium incandescent solutions are solid too. I had a set of cheap pencil beam "Blazer" off road lights on my Hyundai in the 1990s and they did work fairly well, given that they cost something like $25 - but still not as well as a $250 set of lights with metal housings, glass lenses and presumably optics not designed by guess work and "cost engineering"
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While I understand the benefits LED can provide in the correct application, white on-die-phosphor LED contain far too much blue which produces a problem in an atmosphere containing water vapor. Decent enough for close lighting, like a hand held flashlight where distance visibility is less crucial and battery life is a good thing.

For light that travels into the distance, reflects off distant objects and returns back to my eyes I'll take a halogen lighting profile any day. Lots of long wavelengths, very little glare, lots of down-the-road illumination without the local glare closing my irises. Watts are cheap, I have an alternator cranking out more watts than I need for illumination anyway.

Personally I'm a fan of PIAA's driving lights (520) because that's what I've had the best experience with - but I'm sure other premium incandescent solutions are solid too. I had a set of cheap pencil beam "Blazer" off road lights on my Hyundai in the 1990s and they did work fairly well, given that they cost something like $25 - but still not as well as a $250 set of lights with metal housings, glass lenses and presumably optics not designed by guess work and "cost engineering"
Agreed, the KC daylighters on my buddy's 1995 Bronco in high school seemed to work better than the goofy looking LEDs that everyone plasters all over their cars now. Hella makes a quality light as well as PIAA
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Anyone have pics of different LED setups on their trucks? I had 4 KC 130's on the roof my FJ, 2 drivers on the outside and two spots on the inside and could see forever and a day down the road and through the desert. I'm thinking of going with a 52" rough country X5 light bar on the roof and two daylighter 130 drivers on the bumper and angled lower for dusty and foggy conditions and to also give true light within the first 100yrds. I also have two 55w flood lights on each side of the truck and under the rear bumper for 360* lighting.

How is wind noise with the roof light LEDs?

With my FJ set up, the wind noise was noticeable and caused a drop in MPG by 1-2 miles but traveling cross country at 65 mph wasn't bad, they really made noise and caused drag at faster speeds.
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My buddy's got a 50" one on his Ford, its really noisy at anything above 30mph. At highway speed to talk back and forth you pretty well have to yell at each other. His is the straight one, not sure if a curved would make any difference.
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