Rigid LED lights bring daylight to the darkest nights; great safety upgrade for hard working trucks
Adding auxiliary lights to supplement the OE headlights is one of the best upgrades anyone who uses their pickups for work and/or for outdoor recreation can make.
More light, whiter light, projected farther than the stock headlights adds a greater margin of driving safety.
They also provide a nice respite for weary eyes on a long drive after a hard day at work.
One of the best in that regard is the growing assortment of LED lights and light bars that are quickly replacing the HID and quartz-halogen lights of old.
LEDs are where it’s at when it comes to value for the dollar.
Rigid Industries’ SR-30 and D2 driving lights are among the best of styles and brands available.
D2s are great for “fog” lights, as they penetrate low and long. They also work phenomenal as back-up lights.
The SR-30 is the go-to light up front. It’s a compact 1.5-inches tall and measure 30-inches long. The light bar delivers 9,600 Lumens thru 30 1-inch LEDs that draw just 7.2 amps.
In work truck speak: the SR-30 rocks lighting up the landscape.
We installed an SR-30 on the top plate of the Fab Fours Black Steel Elite winch bumper on a 2013 Ram 2500HD to see what difference this long row of LED lights make compared to stock headlights.
Mounting an LED light bar in this location helps protect it from brush while putting it just below the level of the headlights for optimum projection.
This truck already had a Buyers Products six-bank rocker switch box installed in the cab, so we alleviated using the supplied rocker switch – and eliminated running more wires through the firewall.
Installation was a simple “plug-and-play” as the images in the gallery below show.
(Note: The jobsite images below are not manipulated. They were shot in manual exposure-mode with a Nikon D3s with 60mm Macro @f32. Click on images to view larger.)