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YanTech LED Lightbar Guidance

If you’ve ever driven under treacherous conditions such as rain, snow, or fog, or on a dark moonless night, then you know how inadequate headlights alone can be. Due to the nature of the light, an amber light is great for penetrating through vision-obstructing driving conditions such as rain, snow, fog, and heavy dust. Having an LED lightbar would surely help you to light the area brightly—directly in front of your vehicle.  The purpose of this guide is to help you understand the most important factors when you select your LED lightbars.

Size

The size of an LED lightbar determines the light brightness and the surface area of illumination. The size of LED lightbars usually ranges from 4-inches to 60-inches, and you need to pick the right size that fits perfectly on your vehicle. For customers who prefer wider lightbars, you should look for the beacon style for the extra width.

Brightness/LEDs

The brightness of a lightbar is based on the number of LEDs and size of the lightbar. A general rule is that the more LED diodes the lightbar has the brighter the lightbar is. Additionally, the quality of the LED’s also dictates the brightness of the lightbar. Usually, a 1-watt LED bulb is decent quality, and a 3W LED bulb is super bright (and the lightbar is most likely pricy).  We also recommend considering the lightbar LEDs with 100,000 hours lifetime.

Color/LED Functions

These are the universal functions of the LED lightbars, however, some state might have law on the LED color restriction.

  • Take Down Lights: Two white color LEDs in the front-middle of the lightbar.
  • Brake/Turn Signal Lights: Two red color LEDs (first position of Left/Right) on the back-sides of the lightbar.
  • Alley Lights: Two white color LEDS on the front-sides of the lightbar.
  • Cargo Lights: Two white color LEDs (next to brake/turn signals) on the back-sides of the lightbar.

Weather Resistance (or) IP Rating:

The weather resistance of an LED lightbar is rated by using the Ingress Protection (IP) scale. Any lighting device with greater than IP67 rating is recommended. You must ensure your lightbar is weather resistant and can easily handle off-road driving with dusty, cold, damp, and sometimes wet conditions (due to rain).

Mounting Options

If you prefer not to drill holes you need to select the lightbar package that includes the mounting brackets which can hook on the vehicle doors. Most lightbars come with lightbar legs that are easy to attach to accessories like roof racks or tow truck mounts, but you might have to drill the holes to mount the lightbars. Make sure to decide the mounting position initially before shopping to ensure the perfect fit.

For the longer vehicle that require an extended wire you want to measure the vehicle first and then make sure the seller offers extended wires for the lightbar.

Before buying a lightbar, you must measure the mounting space on the vehicle to make it fit perfectly. Also, identify where the lightbar wires can run and make sure that the area is accessible and illuminated.

Controller

Lightbars come with a power switch without the controller tent to be much cheaper than the lightbars come with the control panel that can change multiple flashing/strobing patterns. The flashing patterns usually includes 3 rear traffic director flash patterns (the back of the light bar).

Housing

The housing is quite important to keep your lightbar safe from harsh environmental factors. Dual board aluminum housing provides heavy duty and maximum durability. Usually, the lighting devices are designed from 6061 aluminum. The best gadgets are housed in 6063 aluminum housing which is more durable and reliable

I hope this guidance helps you make a good selection for your lightbar. For any additional technical consultation, please feel free to contact us at (917) 677 4980 or visit our web site at www.yantechusa.com

 

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