led offroad lighting

Our third shipment from Rugged Ridge arrived today. Five boxes filled with goodies This shipment is for our third phase of the Roadfly Black Bear Jeep Build. We did a 4.5-inch suspension lift in our first phase. See Installation of 4.5 inch Rugged Ridge Lift Kit with Shocks and Completion of Rugged Ridge 4.5 Lift Kit with Shocks. We added super strong Rugged Ridge XHD steel bumpers, winch, trailer hitch and reinforced Spartacus tire carrier for our second phase. See Second Shipment from Rugged Ridge, Phase 2 Begins and Installation of Rugged Ridge Bumpers, Winch, Spare Tire Carrier and Hitch. For our third phase we decided to upgrade our existing lights and add additional LED off-road lights.

Old school off-road lighting was typically 6 inch round lights with 100 watt halogen light bulbs. Think KC Hilites. Some off-roaders would run 4 to 6 on a light bar across the top of the windshield. Others put one on each A pillar. Some put two on the front striker bar. And then still others would do all or some combination of the above. This usually resulted in a significant additional draw on the Jeep’s electrical system of between 600 and 1,000 watts. That much energy consumption usually involved some type of upgrade to the Jeep’s original electrical system. With the improvements in lighting technology, most off-roaders have gone to LED’s, significantly reducing the energy consumption and largely eliminating the requirement of any electrical system upgrade.

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