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At LED Lightbar our aim is to give you the information you need to choose the right lights. What we don’t want is for you to need a degree in engineering to work out what we’re saying. There’s a lot of technology involved in LED lights and some of it can be pretty complicated, but it all needs to be considered when you’re making a buying decision.

Just to help you out, when we review a light we take all the technical stuff into account and then explain it in words that a non-specialist can understand. For example how many people understand the colour temperature of light? Actually we don’t know, but we’re pretty sure it’s not everyone. We’ll give that information for those who understand it, but at the same time we’ll explain what it means. If a light gives off a nice white light that’s just like daylight, we’ll say that. The same goes for everything else you need to know; if it has an IP67 casing we’ll explain what this means about its dust proofing and how wet it can get without failing. When you read one of our reviews you won’t need to start Googling or get a technical manual out, but you won’t find any information missing either.

Comparison between LED, HID and Halogen - What is the difference?

Comparison between LED, HID and Halogen - What is the difference?

28 Aug '13

Not all that long ago most vehicle-mounted lights were based on halogen technology. In the 1990s HID lights started to appear, at first as fitted headlights on some vehicles and then as after market accessories. Both types have their advantages and disadvantages, like any technology tends to do, and both had their fans and critics. In the last few years another type of light has started to take over the market; that's LED lights. They're becoming extremely popular because they avoid most of the drawbacks of the earlier types while having a few unique advantages. If you're wondering what the differences are, here's a quick guide to all three kinds of light along with their plus and minus points.

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Mounting LED Light Bars On Your Truck

Mounting LED Light Bars On Your Truck

25 Aug '13

A good LED lightbar is a fantastic accessory to add to your vehicle, but it isn’t going to do you much good if it’s not properly installed. Poorly fitted lights don’t perform as well – you can end up with an unsteady, flickering beam as the bar wobbles on its mounting – and can even be dangerous. It’s essential to get it right and if you’ve never fitted lights before it can seem like a tricky job. In fact anyone can manage it if they know how to go about it. For anyone who’s not too sure we’ve put together a quick guide to make it a bit easier for you.

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LED Efficiency Compared To HID & Halogen

LED Efficiency Compared To HID & Halogen

25 Aug '13

Any review of a lighting system is probably going to include some technical details about the lights, which makes sense. If you’re planning on adding an accessory to your vehicle you need to know how it’s going to fit in with the vehicle’s own systems and any other accessories you have. Obviously you also need to know that they’re going to do the job you want them for. That means you need to consider the power consumption, current requirements and the actual light output.

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LED Light Bar Wiring Harness Tech - What You Need To Know To Install Your Spotlights

LED Light Bar Wiring Harness Tech - What You Need To Know To Install Your Spotlights

12 Aug '13

Lightbars and spotlights are some of the most popular accessories for 4wd vehicles, but a lot of people come unstuck with installing them. If you like working on your vehicle installing lights yourself is easy enough to do and satisfying when it all goes right, but at the end of the day you’re working with some pretty powerful electrical appliances and it’s important to know what you’re doing. Getting the wiring right is the hardest part of the job, so if you’re thinking of fitting your new lights yourself and haven’t done it before here’s a quick guide.

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Ingress Protection IP Codes - What Do They Mean?

Ingress Protection IP Codes - What Do They Mean?

6 Aug '13

One thing you’ll see us listing on most of our reviews is the IP code of the light we’re reviewing. If you mention IP these days most people assume you’re talking about the internet, but in our reviews it means something different. It refers to the Ingress Protection rating, a standard that’s used internationally for any electrical device in a casing.

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What's The Difference Between High & Low Power LEDs?

What's The Difference Between High & Low Power LEDs?

6 Aug '13

Light emitting diodes have been familiar for a long time. They’re widely used in electrical appliances and, in the last few years, in TVs and computer monitors as well. LEDs have been used for displays, power and status indicators and much more. As small, robust light sources with low power consumption they were perfectly suited to those tasks. Recently they’ve branched out though, and started appearing as light sources in everything from pocket flashlights to car headlamps. That’s because as well as the standard low power variety, high power LEDs are now widely available and increasingly economical.

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Floodlight vs Spotlight - What Type Of LED Lighting Is Best?

Floodlight vs Spotlight - What Type Of LED Lighting Is Best?

6 Aug '13

Any 4wd enthusiast knows the value of extra lighting; whether you’re crossing rough ground, chilling out in camp or overhauling your gear it’s always nice to be able to see what you’re doing. What kind of light, though? There are plenty factors that can influence your choice but one of the main ones is the type of beam the lamps project. Yes, you need to decide if you’re looking for floodlights or spotlights.

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Why Choose An LED Lightbar For Your Next Spotlight, Floodlight, Driving Light On Your 4wd?

Why Choose An LED Lightbar For Your Next Spotlight, Floodlight, Driving Light On Your 4wd?

30 Jul '13

If you like to take your 4wd vehicle off the road you'll soon find that no matter how good your headlights, you never quite see everything out front. Standard vehicle lights are designed for on-road driving and they work just fine for that, but over rough ground you need something different. High-mounted lightbars are a lot less vulnerable to that, and also reduce shadows cast by bumpy ground. Low-angle lights can leave a lot unseen; a lightbar on your roof fills in a lot of mysteries in time for you to avoid them.

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LED Lightbar Colour Temperature - What Does It All Mean?

LED Lightbar Colour Temperature - What Does It All Mean?

30 Jul '13

If you're been investigating LED lighting you've probably seem mentions of colour temperature and wondered what that was all about. Seeing as the specifications for a lot of LED lights talk about colour temperatures of over 5,000K (that's 4,727°C) you'll probably be relieved to hear that colour temperature has nothing to do with how hot the light gets. It's actually all about the quality of light that's produced.

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LED Light Bar Cooling - Keep Your 4x4 Lights Working For Longer!

LED Light Bar Cooling - Keep Your 4x4 Lights Working For Longer!

24 Jul '13

If you've been looking at any kind of LED lighting, whether it's lightbars, spots, work lights or even a high powered flashlight, you've probably seen some mention of cooling. If you're more familiar with old-style lamps you might be wondering about this. If so, you need our handy guide to LED cooling. By the time you've read this you'll know why LEDs need cooled and how manufacturers go about it.

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