Roof-Top Spotlights: How To Install

Updated Apr 29, 2015

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Cab-mounted GoLight HIDs cut deep into the night; wireless remote control smoothes out-of-truck operation

by Bruce W. Smith

Spotlights are a wonderful accessory for anyone who works outdoors at night. Remote-controlled models even more so.

Whether you are a road builder, bridge worker, utility company lineman, or employee of a municipality who needs to light up the world beyond the reach or direction of conventional lights, H.I.D. spotlights are worth every penny spent to put them on your work truck.

An added bonus is when that spotlight can be operated remotely from within or beyond the pickup cab. Few spotlights on the market do that, and the wireless, remote-controlled Stryker HID GoLight is one.

In a nutshell, the HID Stryker is a weatherproof, 12-volt spotlight with a beam that reaches out nearly a mile, provides 370° rotation and 135° tilt. It also incorporates a two-speed, high-torque motor so it can be tilted/rotated slow or fast.

We installed a pair of the Stryker 30511 models on the roof of a 2011 F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab.

Installing two spotlights allows the option of lighting up two separate areas at the same time – or doubling up on the illumination of one area.

All that’s need to bring the sun out in the dead of night when the installation is done is to grab one (or both) of the hand-held remotes and push the power button. Boom! Massive light.