With so many manufacturers of LED light bars, evaluating your options can be confusing. Even if you understand the various electronic, mechanical and operating features common to most light bars, you still have some trouble to distinguish a quality LED light bar from cheap ones. Here I will give you some tips to choose the right LED light bar.
The following characteristics may be difficult to discern if you cannot physically handle a light bar, but often LED light bar reviews from owners can help determine them:
The number one enemy of LEDs is heat. A quality light bar will have oversize heat sinks and tight current control.
If possible, check the operation of a light bar you are considering under different voltage inputs. If the LEDs brighten noticeably as voltage rises, this is a sign of poor LED drivers.
Look closely at mounting points and brackets. The best LED light bar has sturdy, corrosion-proof mounting hardware and provides options for mounting the bar in different locations.
Check the IP rating. At a minimum, it must be IP65. IP69 is the highest rating, but few light bars achieve that. Make sure the electrical connectors are IP-rated.
A wide product line from 3″ light pods up to 50″ bars and plenty of accessories are signs of a quality light bar manufacturer.
Most importantly, check the warranty. Top LED light bar makers back their products with lifetime or near-lifetime guarantees. Be sure to check the fine print for exclusions.
It is true that you could buy 2 or more less expensive light bars for the price of a quality one. However, do you really want to risk light bar failure when you need it the most? Reliability and performance come at a cost.
That said you can make a rough assessment of a manufacturer’s or distributor’s product quality by looking at three things:
Length of warranty and warranty terms
The breadth of their product line including accessories
Reviews from people who actually use their products
Why some LED light bars are high-quality and the other are poor. Obviously, LED light bars are not created equally. Their differences include available options, brightness, light color, beam width, heat management and mounting technology, just to name a few. To reduce potential confusion, start with determining your specific light bar needs.
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