Light Buyers Guide
By Bruce W. Smith
How to select the best aftermarket lights for your pickups – for both work and play
Most contractors are well into their second cup of coffee and headed to the company office or jobsite before sunrise and headed home after it sets.
Driving when it’s dark is just part of being in the construction and landscaping trade.
So is loading tools, gear and trailers before sunrise or after sunset whether it’s for work-related or recreational.
In short, those who use pickups for both work and play don’t let daylight dictate their plans.
That’s why auxiliary lights are so important.
Not only do these products add more functionality and utility value to whatever it is they are mounted on, they bring an additional level of safety to the picture.
But that doesn’t mean you should blindly rush out to the nearest discount auto parts store and buy the first set of auxiliary lights you lay eyes on.
Choosing which auxiliary lights to install on a pickup used for work, family and weekend recreational purposes entails a few more considerations than slapping on the cheapest box of lights available.
Instead, target specific types of lights that will make things safer and easier as you drive or work around your pickup.