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Help me spend my winnings...

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by SurrealOne, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

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    Recently I was lucky enough to win some money while playing a game of chance. The winnings won't quite cover the full cost of what I want, but they'll come close. The problem is that I can't decide between two different items ... so I figured I'd take some input from those on the forums.

    The items in question are 10" LED off-road light bars ... a pair of them to be precise. I intend to fit them into the twin bumper slots where I currently have some small Carriage Works billet grilles that match my main grille.

    My current front-runner is the Rigid 10" SR-Series Specter LED Light bar (model 91061):
    Link: http://www.rigidindustries.com/product-p/srseriesspecter10.htm
    The output is 5100 raw lumens, 53 watts, at 3.7amps.

    My current second choice is the Rigid 10" SR-Series Hybrid LED Light bar (model 91031):
    Link: http://www.rigidindustries.com/product-p/srseries10.htm
    The output is 3200 raw lumens, 35 watts, at 2.4 amps. (This one's also referred to as the 'combo' pattern.)


    I like the first because of the output ... but I like the second for the beam pattern. You can see the beam patterns by visiting the links and scrolling down once on the page. The price doesn't sway me either way as this will be little out of my pocket because of the winnings.

    Would ya'll be kind enough to provide your input to help me decide? These are marked down 5% at a site where I intend to buy ... and there's a sale running at that site from Black Friday through Cyber Monday that has a 10% off coupon for orders over $200.00. Shipping is also free. Thus, it's a good time to buy and I need to make a decision this weekend.

    @nakranij, @aloxdaddy99, @AMac -- I'm particularly interested in your opinions if you happen to drop by, this weekend. We've always bounced ideas and taken input from one another in chat and I value your opinions heavily. Since we don't have chat I'm hoping you'll see this post and be able to respond in time.
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  2. Enkeiavalanche

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    Ok 1 word... PowerBall tonight... $325Mill :gasp: If you win... You can buy all of us some Lights.. Or better yet Buy the Co.....

    Ok Ok As for the lights..The 2nd one should do ya fine...
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  3. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

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    I'm not that lucky. And yes, either set is fine. The first set is 80 dollars more per light for 158% more lumens per light. What this really comes down to is whether the added light of the first set trumps the hybrid beam pattern of the second. That's what I am having trouble determining.
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  4. AMac

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    well I'm always for more power and brightness and since the first one puts out more lumens I'd have to go with that one.
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  5. Sierraowner5.3

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    id do the combo pattern myself. brighter isnt better if its not used effectivly.

    Alex
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  6. PantheraUncia

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    Ah this is the tough question..... You know me, I like my lights bright, as bright as I can get them..... but having said that..... I respect the differences in "driving" lights and what I will term "wide field of vision" lights (some people call these wide angle ones "fog" lights which they technically are not.

    If I could take the winnings and double it. I would get a hybrid and a driving light set for 4 lights..... but If I had to choose one, it would be the hybrid as I have HID's for distance.
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  7. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

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    So it looks like an even split, as follows:
    * Enkei and Sierra say combo
    * Amac and Nak say driving

    Note: Nak said combo for himself, since he has HIDs. I don't, so the implication is that if he were HIDless, like me, he'd go with the driving lights. Hence the categorization, above.

    The split, above, didn't help much with my decision, but it's been made. I chose the driving lights for the increased brightness. If I need a wider pattern I'll simply aim the lights to get the spread I want. :)

    Thanks for the input, all...
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  8. TimTom64b

    TimTom64b New Member

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    I have thought about adding a set of those to compliment my existing piaa setup. I have my PIAA lights setup in a so the light output is in an x pattern. I do this to light up as much area as possible. My decision would be if they are adjustable I would go with the brightest.. if not then the ones that will flood the most area.
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  9. silverhobey

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    You could buy me a coffee!!!! just kidding....Brian from Canada
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  10. 1953bowtieguy

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    id have to go wtih the second choice surreal.
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  11. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

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    It's going to be overkill either way. :)
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  12. Pikey

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    There is no such thing as over kill when it comes to lumens!! :lol:
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  13. 20TahoeLT12

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    Why not make your head lights HID's? They rock for seeing at night, improve visability in storms. I added 6K HID's to my Tahoe.
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  14. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

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    It's potentially unsafe. I've been toying with the idea though. I'll only do it if I can do so without causing glare for other drivers that puts both them and me at risk.
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