Off-Road Light Bars FAQs & Supplemental Information
- Why a Super Bright LEDs Light Bar?
- Lifetime Warranty
- Do I need a wiring harness?
- What is the difference between ATP and DT connectors?
- Can I run my Light Bar from a wall outlet?
- Why does my light bar draw less wattage than the wattage in the title?
- What is the difference between raw and effective lumens?
- Can I dim this light bar?
- What is the difference between Multi-Beam and Combo Beam? Do I need a spot beam or flood beam for my application?
- What makes a light bar a light bar?
- What is IP Rating (Ingress Protection Rating)?
- Do I need solid/black covers for my light bar lens?
- What is the distance between mounting holes? How long are the wire leads that come from the light bar? What size bolts are used in mounting this light bar?
- Where can I find mounting brackets for my vehicle?
Every light that carries the Super Bright LEDs name must meet strict quality standards. Our fully-equipped in-house test lab uses the latest equipment necessary for photometric/electrical testing, long-term lumen maintenance testing, and stress-testing for environmental conditions to ensure our customers receive the highest quality products.
Super Bright LEDs, Inc. warrants that products carrying a Lifetime Warranty will be free from defects in the material and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. If an LED or other internal component fails, return the product to Super Bright LEDs, Inc. for inspection. If, after inspection, Super Bright LEDs verifies that the defect was not caused by negligence, abuse, unauthorized repair or disassembly, we will replace the product with the same product. In the case the exact product is no longer available, a product of equal value may be substituted.
Real world use of off-road lights can be brutal. To see just how our lights will respond in the most extreme conditions, and for a little fun, we use assault testing methods to make sure the lights you buy will hold up to the most abusive punishments. Through drilling, cutting, freezing, dropping, crushing, and burning, our lights not only hold up, but continue to operate. These tests have generated such exceptional performance in these products, that we confidently back them with a Lifetime Warranty.
Q. Do I Need a Wiring Harness?
We recommend that a customer purchases a wiring harness if the vehicle is not already equipped with a relay controlled light.
An experienced technician can create and install a custom wiring system, but a harness offers many benefits that a wiring system may not:
- The harness is fitted with a relay to insure proper load switching is available for our light bars and work lights. The relay is designed to take the current load instead of feeding the full current to the dash switch. It is also replaceable, so you do not have to replace the harness if the relay fails.
- The harness has a in-line fuse holder, to protect the vehicle's circuits.
- The harness comes with direct connectors matching our light bars, negating the need for using the pigtails and weather proofing the connections.
- The harness has low current switches to reduce the foot print on the dash of the vehicle. The gauge of wire needed for a low current switch also allows for easier routing.
- The switch wiring has a disconnect to make installation easy.
- For more detailed instructions on how to wire your light bar or work light, see our Installation Instructions section.
Q. What is the difference between ATP and DT connectors?
ATP connectors are designed to handle a larger current draw when required. DT connectors are designed for lower current draw light bars and work lights.
Q. Can I run a light bar from a wall outlet?
No, our bars are designed to be used with low voltage DC systems and require the proper voltage and current levels to operate correctly. Connecting the lights to any other power source may not work and will void the warranty. Stationary setups are not recommended due to the high power design of the LED light requiring air flow across the heat sink to properly dissipate heat and will void the warranty.
Q. Can I dim this lightbar?
No, our light bars are designed to operate in a wide voltage range but not designed to be dimmed. Attempting to do so could damage the driver and void the warranty.
Q. What is the difference between Multi-Beam and Combo Beam? Do I need a spot beam or flood beam for my application?
Wide light pattern for close areas at short distances
Narrow beam of focused light for long range visibility
Spot and flood patterns for distance and close areas in one light
Select from spot, flood, or both beam patterns in one light
Super Bright LEDs carries a minimum 2-year limited warranty on all vehicle bulbs, for manufacturing defects or product failures. Select bulbs may carry more than a two year warranty which will be documented on the product page. If you experience an issue with a product, a technician from our support team may be able to diagnose the issue. Technical support is available by phone, chat, and email. The Warranty is valid and only applies when Super Bright LEDs products are properly used for their intended applications.