We could debate all day how lightbars compare to spotlights, but instead we'll just tell you the good stuff about light bars and let you decide. And there are more benefits thank you may think, over and above the lower power, massive life span and zero warm up time.
Join us on a journey with light bars, well known for their lower current draw, massive life span with most models delivering 50,000 hours, and a great light spread on horizontal and vertical angles... not to mention that many models are waterproof and vibration resistant.
The low down on light bars... all the popular FAQs in one place!
Modern light bars are LED or CFL powered and good ones should last between 30,000 and 50,000 hours, with many models running even longer.
Light bars are measured from end to end, measuring only the length of the light bar itself, do not include any brackets or mounting fittings.
Unless you have a model that is clearly stated and indicated to be suitable for on road use, absolutely not... light bars not suitable for on road use are incredibly dangerous.
Yes, that is legal but there are some things to think bear in mind - the light bar must be on the front half of the vehicle, which means in a dual cab you're unable to put the light bar on the roll bar tray.
If your light bar bulbs keep burning out...
...the massive lifespan of lightbars are headline news, but a little known fact until you experience the problem is light bar bulbs burning out inexplicably often. If this happens to you, the chances are that your light bar has a dimmer switch. Older dimmer switch designs were made to use with incandescent bulbs and they are prone to damaging the circuitry of CFL and LED bulbs.