Have you been on an adventure lately?
We’re talking about going out of the roads and into the wilderness. Off-roading in the cross country, especially at night or early morning, is such a unique experience. Nothing beats the feeling of you and your vehicle interacting with nature.
To make it more interesting, why not try to off-road at night to locations unknown. There is one problem though- do you have the right sets of lights to illuminate the way?
One crucial element you need for a successful off-road journey is a good set of lights which can easily be provided by the items we are reviewing today: the Yitamotor Off-road LED Light Bar and the LED Spotlight.
When you are traveling the unlit cross country during dark hours, the only source of light you’ll ever get is from your vehicle. If your lighting system fails, you ultimately go blind (in a sense) and it would be hard to proceed until the sun comes up. To prevent you from experiencing such horrors, we suggest you invest in a reliable off-road lighting system.
The YITAMOTOR 300 watts light bar is a 52-inch long lighting device that goes on top of your vehicle or on the bumber. It can be installed in almost every vehicle including Jeep JKs thanks to its adaptable mounting brackets.
The light bar’s body is made of die cast aluminum which makes it durable while being light. It’s also water and dust resistant with an IP67 rating and is compatible with almost every vehicle such as 4x4, cars, SUV, ATVs, family vans, motorcycles, ATVs and even boats.
It’s pure white light comes from dual-row LED bulbs that produce a total of 27,000 Lumens. From testing, the manufacturer stated that it has a lifespan of more than 50,000 hours. This means it won’t break down any tie soon.
The flood beam design comes with two 60-degree integrated light bars that can give the driver better terrain visibility. It’s very useful in helping you avoid potential hazards, especially in off-road conditions.
Additionally, the whole setup (including mounting brackets, wiring, and the spotlight) weighs approximately 21 pounds. This is very light for a device of this size and won’t be ab problem to attach to your vehicle.
As a combo product, YITAMOTOR has also thrown in two 18W LED Spotlights. This lighting device is 4 inches long and works as fog light pods. The body is made of an aluminum die-cast holder, which means it won’t rust. Its six high power CREE LEDs have a power rating of 3 watts each and they are protected by tempered glass mirror.
This device produces 1,260 Lumens and has an average lifetime of more than 30,000 working hours. It’s also dirt and water resistant with an IP67 rating. Working in tandem with the LED bar, it can provide better safety to the vehicle and its passengers.
When you order this product, you will get the following:
Make sure to check that all of this is inside the box. If one or more items are missing, contact the manufacturer to have them sent out.
If you are new to off-roading, you first need to know about the lighting options that are available for you. In this case, we’ll give you a rundown of light bars and spotlights.
Having the correct lighting system is very crucial when you are traveling at night. That goes whether you are on-road or off-road. Being able to see your surrounding clearly and avoid potential hazards is key to your safety and of your passengers.
Before we get into the nit and grit of things, let’s make a distinction first of what car lighting options are out there in the market.
Light Bars are long lighting equipment whose bulbs are made with Xenon gas, as an alternative to halogen. When its gas passes into an electrical charge, it gives off a bright light that effectively illuminates its surrounding. Since its LEDs are inside plastic bulbs, the equipment can concentrate the light source.
It is often pitted against another off-road lighting option, the High-Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps. While HIDs are more affordable, much brighter than LEDs and sometimes look cooler, it has several limitations when it’s used in the wilderness of the off-road.
Without going into much detail about the comparison between LED and HID, here is a rundown of the Pros and Cons of both lights.
As you can see while HID has some convincing advantages, it’s more logical to use them in an urban driving scenario; whereas, LEDs are more suited in an off-road driving environment.
Spotlights are lighting devices commonly placed near your fog lamps to provide better off-road visibility. They also come in HID and LED variants. However, much like the light bar, we suggest that you choose the LED option because of the reasons stated above.
While light bars provide a wider range of light, spotlights are more concentrated. As such, light bars give you better visibility of your surrounding while spotlights let you know what’s in front of your vehicle. This kind of lighting is very crucial for spotting off-road obstacles and helping you gauge road conditions.
If you are not familiar with YITAMOTOR, the company is one of the most sought-after names in the after-sales market. They provide car accessories such as light strips, interior, and exterior lighting, LED lights, tail lights, bumpers, wheel spacers and more.
The company’s headquarters is located in Kent, Washington. The brand also carries the complete line of LED replacement bulbs. They also have an online platform which caters retail of auto parts to thousands of car owners in the United States and Canada.
The YITAMOTOR LED lights are not limited only to off-road vehicles. They can also be used by other vehicles such as boats, passenger cars, and ATVs. Because they provide a wide range of lighting area and lasts a lot longer than its competitors, it can be used not only in off-road journeys but also for road travels.
Boats of different sizes can use them to have better illumination at sea. The wide cast area of its lights can help you navigate even in the dark. Fishing boats that are out at night can also benefit from these YITAMOTOR products.
It can also be used by people who need stationary lightings such as those in road construction or even if you’re out camping. The lights can also be pivotal in search and rescue situations that need to operate at night.
Before you install the light bar and spotlight, make sure you receive in the package all the items listed by the seller or manufacturer. Any missing part can delay or even hamper the whole installation process.
Also test out first if the light bar is working. To do this, connect the light bar to the vehicle’s battery or any other DC source as soon as you open the package. Make sure that the power supply is compatible with the ones specified by the manual. Connect the red wire to the positive side of the power supply (i.e., car battery) and the black wire to the negative. If it lights up, then you can proceed with the installation.
When installing the light bar, you will need to have the following first: