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post #1 of 5 Old 05-30-2019, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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I need some info for lighting options on my Ranger 900 XP. I have been reading up on the LED replacement bulbs (JDM ASTAR 8th Generation 7000, Beamtech,etc.) and was wondering what your opinions were. I have read where the lens isn't matched good enough for the LED to be effective. This is all new to me and need some input before I spend $80.00 bucks on new bulbs.

Also would like to Mount a light bar (Spot/Flood Combo) on the factory bumper, any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Tom
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-01-2019, 08:10 AM
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Yes, the led lights are the way to go. But I would stay away from the bulbs that use a fan for cooling. I am not sure how they hold up being under water/mud, full of dirt. LOL

But also you have to make sure the headlights are aligned also. That seems to be almost as big of issue as dim lights.


As for the light bar. While there is quality differences between them.. I went with a cheap $20.00 12 inch bar, flood /spot combo from EBAY. It does not have to be huge. It is just extra light. In Michigan we are limited to driving 25mph on the roads. So you never out run the light. You can always see far enough down to stop safely and or make the turn. And if we ride with our friends, judging by the threats that I have heard when I am behind them, they are bright (so I don't use it as much as I thought I would).
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After putting on a light bar, I couldn't even tell if the headlights where on or off. This is with 35W HID bulbs. If you're going the light bar route, I wouldn't fret too much about the headlights.
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-06-2019, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the responses. Sorting thru all the available light bars is a big job. So many choices. Trying to figure out now if a $30.00 dollar light bar is just as good as a $400.00 dollar one by comparison. Seems most everything is made in china.
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It isn't hard to find a decent lightbar. I did and it only cost me under $40 dollars, I spent a little more
in that I bought a better wiring harness, for more, but only have $68 bucks in it total. I have had it
for more than 3 years now and it works flawlessly. It is a dual beam not single. Look for a light
bar that uses 180 Watts vs 240 Watts. Much easier on the battery. Like some of the responses

above when the lightbar is on you won't even know the head lights are. I have the 40 inch lightbar.
I like the 40 or 42 inch lightbars as they don't hang up on limbs and growth that you tend to drive
under. Lightbars will give you more light than you will believe.

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