We have all experienced the eye squinting problem of dark roads when driving, and like many people, may have even tried to change the vehicle lights in an attempt to make it easier to see in challenging situations like this. This low visibility may be caused by the fact that headlights can’t brightly shine in the front of the vehicle, and drivers only see the low light. This is where the popularity of LED Light Bars come in. If you haven’t heard of these before and are wondering what they are, the name is really the biggest hint. The bars come customized to your sizing needs, and have an appropriate amount of lighting for each situation you may find yourself in. The LED Light Bar is also said to be better than other lighting systems because of its lightweight build, durable energy, and energy saving abilities. LED lighting is very durable when it is used in small bursts of consumption and low temperature, while high temperature and high consumption life decreases its time of durability. The life of each LED light is one of a kind, fitting each client’s needs. LED lights really have come a long way since first being used as infrared lights for remote controls back in the 1960's.
Why LED Light Bars Are So Awesome
When shopping online for an LED light bar, you will come across a wide array of options. The best way to sort through these is by using your own priorities when it comes to the product and what you need from it. Whether it be price, durability, consumption rate, build quality, or mounting options. Whatever you are looking at, don’t forget to additionally consider customer reviews that will show you their personal experience with the product you are considering to purchase. One of the most important things that is always looked at is the brightness of the LED light bar. This is a main requirement when you want clear visibility on the trail at night. When you are thinking about LED light bars for your truck all many factors come into play. You have an LED foundation for most off road lights, you would be hard pressed to find off road lights that aren't made with LED's. So, since that’s covered, what features should you be looking for to distinguish one LED light bar from another? Consider this: most LED's will be about the same when it comes to being low-energy, being instantly on, absorbing shock and having a long life. However their brightness and the way the actual lights are built into the light bars varies widely from one manufacturer to the other. This is the very reason Apoc only uses Cree LED's in or LED light bars. Without missing a beat, Cree consistently surpasses competitors in brightness and even recently invented the XLamp XT-E that magically delivers nearly twice as much light as their competitors. When you use Apoc lights on the trail you know you have the security of having CREE LED's on your rig. There’s no one better to have on your team. Then to further the benefits, Apoc combines Cree technology with their own patented optics to produce an even brighter more well delivered light on the trail. It’s a thing of beauty. But this isn’t some wilting, damsel in distress beauty. Usually LED’s have a long life expectancy, but were not built for the rugged trail. Apoc’s engineered housing and LED light bar mounts take LED’s abilities to a whole new level by making them able to withstand the worst, most gnarly conditions your adventures will bring.
Checking the IP Rating when purchasing an LED
Whatever adventure you’re on out there, you need to be able to trust your tools and gear. If you’re constantly worried about your things standing the rigorous test of your explorations, it will suck the joy out of riding exhilaratingly care free. This is where having off road lights with a high IP rating comes in. IP stands for ‘ingress protection”. Pretty much, it is the measure of how well a component keeps things out of it. Generally with outside treks, this means water, dirt, mud, and anything else that wants to jump in for a ride. One example to look at, is an electrical socket. Have you ever attempted to stick your finger in one of those? You’ll be relieved to know they are given an IP22 rating. This says they are protected against the insertion of fingers and don’t get damaged or become unsafe during specified tests that expose it to vertically dripping water. There’s a ways to go from an IP22 that keeps fingers out to an IP68 which is water tight. The first number in the IP rating refers to its own ability to keep solid objects out, this is anything from dust particles to small animals, or wandering body parts. The highest number you can achieve in this area is a 6, which means it is dust tight. The second number is all about the component’s ability to keep water out. When it has a rating of 1 it means that it is protected against dripping water. A rating of 8, which is what Apoc’s products proudly use, means that it is permanently submersible beyond 1m. So go on that exciting off road adventure, and be totally carefree! You can be sure your Apoc gear will pay off with high quality components that will survive the harshest conditions you challenge it with.
What features to look for when purchasing an LED Light Bar
LED light bars will completely renovate your adventurous driving abilities. TO make sure you get the best of these, you’ll want to check out the main features of the LED light bar, and know what to look for in each area. The best way to see this is by looking at customer reviews when shopping. Pay close attention to the build quality, mounting options, and value for your money. The great thing about Cree products, is that they have very solid housing. Right when you take it out of the box, you’ll feel the rigid, well built design. The housing/casing is made from extruded 6063 aluminum, like most premium LED’s boast of. The reflectors are also encased inside unbreakable and scraped spot safe polycarbonate lens. The next area you’ll want to notice is the mounting. When first installing this kind of light bar, some bolts perfectly fit your car, while others just keep it on for a short amount of time. The best way to deal with this is to buy other bolts to tighten them onto the vehicle. The best way to mount your new LED light bar is the central position in front of the vehicle. This will get you the most light. Value for your money is the last, but not least of things you should consider when looking at LED light bars. The price of a Cree LED light bar is reasonable, in a comfortable middle between not too expensive and not too cheap. Any amount of money spent on these is paying for quality and is never wasted.
Why LED's are the best lights for light bars
LEDs are considered the best option among other lights because they have have different principles of operation with halogen or xenon. LED is short for Light-Emitting Diode. The first advantage of LED is using low energy, this makes the working time longer than halogen and HID lights. The LED’s lifespan is between 25,000 to 100,000 hours. However one disadvantage of LED lighting is that it can increase the temperature of the semiconductor chip, this creates the risk of melting the details surrounding and connecting cable, so to combat this, LEDs always have a cooling system. We choose LED over and over again because of its brightness, durability in comparison to other lights. Manufacturers have discovered the efficiency of LEDs and have actively promoted the use of LEDs in the auto industry. When manufacturers avidly back something up, you know it’s for good reason. As LED light bars become more and more widely used in the automotive market, more customers will be satisfied with their product. The Cree brand has a big customer support, and the brand loves them back with their continuing light quality excellence.
As previously mentioned, the main feature of an LED light is its durability with a current consumption and low temperature, lasting pretty much forever, the working life ranges from 25,000 hours to 100,000 hours, depending on the temperature used. If the LED often works in high temperatures, the working life will reduce. So the working life of all CREE LED LIGHT BARs ranges from 30,000 to 50,000 hours. This means that the working time is about 2 years, or over. Considering that the day is light about 12 hours a day, and then there are 12 hours of darkness, you can increase that time up to 4 years, by turning the lights on only in the dark.
LED Lighting Range
It will be clear to see the light’s brilliance when turning on the LED light for the first time, in fact maybe too clear! Customers should be careful to not stare straight into the LED light which could hurt your eyes. With your LED light installed, your line of vision become much further than ever before. Anything in front of your vehicle is instantly lit up, and you are able to see up to a hundred yards away, much more than your regular headlight would show!
When LED’s come in to save the day
You like adventure and discovery, you’re an explorer. Or perhaps you want to get a lot of experiences in your travelling, but you get some problems on your way like lack of light, disorientation, and inability to enjoy the ride because of these. CREE will help you out of the darkness and into the brilliant light. This will change everything in your road life, almost all things in a wide range of a hundred yards will under your visual control. You will be able to own the drive! Don’t limit yourself to a limited view of the road. These lights can help you in any terrain ranging from narrow streets, to forests. Many cars are able to use Cree LED Lights. These include SUVs, UTVs, jeeps, trucks sand rails, rangers, Gators, Kubatas, Tacomas, Ranch Buggies, ATVs, boats, buses, and tanks to name a few! This of course means that many people in different industries can use these LED light bars, this includes marine adventuring, emergency vehicles, law enforcement officers, and any other sort of explorer out there. No matter the situation, these powerful lights will be a big help in any situation they are used in.
Why Apoc Industries is a leader in high quality LED Light bars
Now that you know the uses and benefits of LED Light bars, let us tell you a bit about why you should get your lights from Apoc. Maintaining your business and lighting the world! We have been in the light business for many years and have always strived to provide our customers with the best quality service possible to gain their full satisfaction. Our goal is to be the leading LED lighting and LED mounting supplier for all your LED off-road needs. For most people, finding the right equipment is neither fun or convenient. So, we want make the process as easy and enjoyable as possible for you. We truly care about your experience, and want to show it. Our first-time customers continually become our long term customers time and time again, choosing us for all their LED lighting needs.
We’re committed to being the best in LED light bars and LED mounting solutions. Purchase one of our products and see what our commitment to quality is all about! We may not be related, but you’ll feel like we’re family.
To make it all even better, all of our LED Lights come with a 5 year warranty and every LED light bar is tested prior to packing to guaranty you receive a perfect product.
As you have seen in this article, LED Lights bring important features for many people all on their own adventure. By using these lights you’ll be able to take any activity, exploration, or mission to the next level. You’ll be so much more aware and in control of your surroundings, and the peace that you’ll get from having a top quality product can’t be beat. It will allow you to enjoy your experiences on the road like never before! You’ll never regret the purchase of a powerful LED Light Bar from Apoc! We look forward to helping you find the solutions to all of your lighting needs, and light up the world, one LED bar light at a time.