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69hondo

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Ok, so I have a 40" Rigid industries E series pro light bar that is flickering on the left side.

Has anyone sent in a light to them to have fixed. Its way out of warranty but being a new one is $1500 to 2K I would like to have it fixed before spending the money on new.
 

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I was at Rigid a couple weeks ago. We spent a couple hours there looking around and my buddy bought some lights for his Talon. They are in Paso Robles and are a great small company. I’m sure they will make it right for you.
 

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Glad to hear you got some warranty!

Rigid is now owned by Truck-Lite.
I own lots of Rigid lights.
I hope their quality doesn’t suffer but I noticed the last couple of lights I bought had a more chinesiem look to them.
There was a new company that became a sponsor on the Maverick forum that was an American made company but I can’t remember their name. I am going to try them out.
 
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The creator of 5150 Whips told me its all dependent on where the LEDs are sourced from.

Price often reflects brightness and longevity.
When a company changes hands best to wait and see.

I use the $99 eBay’s and after a few years toss and replace if they puke.
Not quite as bright as Rigid or Baja Design but not bad either for $99.

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The creator of 5150 Whips told me its all dependent on where the LEDs are sourced from.

Price often reflects brightness and longevity.
When a company changes hands best to wait and see.

I use the $99 eBay’s and after a few years toss and replace if they puke.
Not quite as bright as Rigid or Baja Design but not bad either for $99.

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I'm the same way.. I've used import light bars for years.. I'm not spending 2-3K on a god damn light that might shine 10 more feet than the Chinese special.. Ot of all the shit I have had problems with out in the desert lighting isn't one of them.. They are all 1000 times brighter than any of the shit I grew up with.

RD
 

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The creator of 5150 Whips told me its all dependent on where the LEDs are sourced from.

Price often reflects brightness and longevity.
When a company changes hands best to wait and see.

I use the $99 eBay’s and after a few years toss and replace if they puke.
Not quite as bright as Rigid or Baja Design but not bad either for $99.

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I will continue to use Chineseium windsheild light bars, and even the Chineseium chase bars. The $100 Chinese chase bars are truly impressive. No reason to spend more.

For a front dust light I’ve found you need to buy once and cry once. Buy the $430 10” Baja Designs or similar unit. You’ll be able to see at dusk or dark in the dust, and your friend in front of you will be able to look in the mirror in the middle of the day and see you behind him 1/2 mile back through the dust.

Of you do spend the money, it’s unreal how much better they are. Take them from car to car with you if you make the investment. It hurts less.

$80 30” China bar on the top. $429 Baja Designs 10” Onx6 light bar with amber cover on the bumper.
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I will continue to use Chineseium windsheild light bars, and even the Chineseium chase bars. The $100 Chinese chase bars are truly impressive. No reason to spend more.

For a front dust light I’ve found you need to buy once and cry once. Buy the $430 10” Baja Designs or similar unit. You’ll be able to see at dusk or dark in the dust, and your friend in front of you will be able to look in the mirror in the middle of the day and see you behind him 1/2 mile back through the dust.

Of you do spend the money, it’s unreal how much better they are. Take them from car to car with you if you make the investment. It hurts less.

$80 30” China bar on the top. $429 Baja Designs 10” Onx6 light bar with amber cover on the bumper.
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WTH???
I only came here to read “Go be poor somewhere else”……….
now I’m confused, can we be poor when buying lights? Is there anything else we can be poor when buying? 😎

Chinese lights seem to be hit or miss.

I remember my first HID lights. I couldn’t imagine paying that much for lights until I was running sand highway flat out and realized how far out I was having to see at speed.
 

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WTH???
I only came here to read “Go be poor somewhere else”……….
now I’m confused, can we be poor when buying lights? Is there anything else we can be poor when buying? 😎

Chinese lights seem to be hit or miss.

I remember my first HID lights. I couldn’t imagine paying that much for lights until I was running sand highway flat out and realized how far out I was having to see at speed.

If you buy good lights, you can only pay with cash.
 

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LOL an ebay/amazon/Chinese light would not survive what my Rigid has been through.
 

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Rigid on my Jeep and Baja Designs on the X3. I prefer BD over Rigid. Both are much brighter than the Chinese lightbars I have seen in person.
 

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Don't mount to close to the exhaust ;) :

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I will continue to use Chineseium windsheild light bars, and even the Chineseium chase bars. The $100 Chinese chase bars are truly impressive. No reason to spend more.

For a front dust light I’ve found you need to buy once and cry once. Buy the $430 10” Baja Designs or similar unit. You’ll be able to see at dusk or dark in the dust, and your friend in front of you will be able to look in the mirror in the middle of the day and see you behind him 1/2 mile back through the dust.

Of you do spend the money, it’s unreal how much better they are. Take them from car to car with you if you make the investment. It hurts less.

$80 30” China bar on the top. $429 Baja Designs 10” Onx6 light bar with amber cover on the bumper.
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Once I put yellow Baja Design pod lights on my Talon, I literally hardly ever even turn on my roof light anymore, its sooo much clearer in the dust with a good yellow light..
 

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Once I put yellow Baja Design pod lights on my Talon, I literally hardly ever even turn on my roof light anymore, its sooo much clearer in the dust with a good yellow light..

Honestly if my car hadn’t came with the roof light, I wouldn’t even have it on the car. I’m likely not going to use a roof light again, and I have not invested in a “nice”one.

I was in the same camp for awhile.. how much better can a $400 light be than a $80 one? Then I saw a couple $400 lights at dusk or at night on the dark.. turns out they are a lot better 🤣.
 

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I do see value in the roof light. I did notice them from a far this weekend on our run to the Bunker Bar. Since we were a solo car I decided to turn on both the roof light and yellow baja. My thoughts were that the roof just got me up higher and hopefully a bit further distance in view for other cars. But like LOG my car came with the roof light so might as well use them even though they are not the main use. 👍
 

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Some of the cheapest bars draw alot more current than the better quality bars. Found out the hard way on a buddy's sand car.
 

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Some of the cheapest bars draw alot more current than the better quality bars. Found out the hard way on a buddy's sand car.
Good to know…
 

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that's cool that they'll take care of it under warranty!
 

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For those of us that are local to rigid, every November they do a "sidewalk sale" of inventory that's been sitting for a while or demo units from SEMA etc for ~70% off. At that point, it's hard to justify the chinesium stuff. Not sure I'd pay full price for a rigid, though.
 
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