I've decided to mount a 42" light bar in the grill between the fog lamps in the lower air dam on my '15 Ram Sport like a few members have done in the forums. I've been searching through ebay for a decent light and it appears that there are two main setups people are selling there.
The first is a Osram 400w, 10 degree/40 degree combo that produces roughly 40k lumens of light output such as the one here
. These run about $250 shipped.
The other is a Cree/Epistar 280w, 30 degree combo that produces roughly 24K lumens of light output such as the one here
. These run around $160 shipped.
Obviously the 400w setup has a tighter angle and produces more light at farther distances but I am curious how it compares to the Cree/Epistar setup. Does anyone have any first hand experience with the two? I intend to use this for night time off-road use in the high desert and the dunes. I guess my only worry is that there will be a significant gap in the near field w/ the tighter spots, but then again being so close to the ground it may fill out the road ahead nicely. Thoughts?