Installing light bars is a great option for people who revel at the chance to take their Jeep Wranglers on off-road trails. These trails are very challenging, more so when the sun goes down. Installing a lighting system helps provide better illumination for the driver. A Jeep Wrangler light bar is easy to install because it comes with brackets. It can be mounted on top of the windscreen, bumper, hood, armor or grille.
Just because a light bar is easy to install and relatively inexpensive, it does not mean that you go and purchase any – and mount it on your Wrangler. There are a few things you should consider when buying a light bar.
Picking a Jeep Wrangler Light Bar
Do you really need a light bar?
This is the first question you should ask yourself. If you are going to use it on the usual roads, you will probably blind a lot of motorists. If you are an off-road trail enthusiast that likes wheeling at night, then a light bar would be perfect for your Jeep Wrangler.
There are a number of manufacturers out there that make light bars. Finding one that has a reputation for producing the exact lighting system that meets your needs should be a top priority. Also, look at the period of the warranty that the manufacturer offers and what it covers.
Here you need to consider things such as the voltage of the bar and the broadness of the viewing area. Check if it is a combo Jeep Wrangler light bar and whether it can be used for other purposes – e.g. indoor and outdoor lighting. Always choose a lighting bar that is anti-corrosion, waterproof and dust-proof.
You need brackets that are easy to mount and remove; this way, you won’t need to find a technician every single time you need to mount or remove the light bar. Finding easy to install light bars is not hard as many manufacturers’ make lighting beams that any novice with a wrench can install. Make sure that the brackets are adjustable. The brackets provided should be able to handle the hard conditions of the rugged terrain.
The various light bars available on the market have different designs. While choosing a particular design, it is important to note how it will affect the view and broadness of illumination. The design should not in any way hinder the functionality of the Jeep Wrangler light bar.
Different light bars have different lifespans with most ranging in between 25000 and 50000 light hours. Depending on your budget and how often you intend to use the light beam, you should choose one that fits your requirements.
Buying a Jeep Wrangler light bar need not be a brain hemorrhage inducing exercise. If you budget for it well and take the above considerations into account, you will end up buying a light bar that will not only give you good services, but one that will make you happy and beam your Jeep Wrangler’s path even at night on the roughest off-road trails.