Jeep Sunset Hero - Tampa LED Light Bars

Why You Need Tampa LED Light Bars

When you begin your search for LED light bars for your Jeep or other off-road vehicles, you will quickly realize that there are many different Jeep accessories in Tampa to choose from. It can become overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. If you are looking for a light bar, you are probably looking to get better visibility at night. As a bonus, it is another addition to your Jeep that will make it stand out and turn head both on and off the trail. LED light bars in Tampa will not only help you to see better at night, but they’ll also help you to see more clearly when the weather is bad. So why wait? Head over to South Tampa LINE-X and Off-Road Accessories to get your Jeep equipped with high-quality LED lights today.

When shopping for a LED light bar kit, here are a few things you should consider:

• Why you need additional light

• Where you want more light

• Whether you want one or a few

• How big your budget is

• How big you want to go

• Whether you will do the install yourself or hire someone

• How bright you want your light bar to be

The Many Benefits of Light Bars

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Tampa LED light bars will either give you a flood of light or will work more like a spot beam. If you want to have a broader view of the road, you will want to choose the flood beam. If you are looking to get visibility at a longer distance, a spot beam will give you what you want. If you want both, you can get one that combines the two.

What is an LED Light?

In case you were wondering about the science behind LED lighting, it is a light emitting diode or a semiconductor diode that projects light by way of electroluminescence. LED lighting is used in many homes, in cars, and in various electronics as well.

An LED light is not built the way that a “regular” bulb is made. They do not use filaments, which can tend to be rather delicate, and they also do not malfunction nearly as often, so they last longer. LED lights are also inexpensive. They come in all kinds of sizes, so they are used for many different purposes. 

Installation

When choosing the perfect Tampa LED Light Bars, it is important to measure before you buy. That way you won’t have to mess around with a return if it doesn’t fit. LED light bars in Tampa will come with an installation kit to make things easy. It will most likely include mounting brackets that have been specifically designed for your vehicle and everything else that you need to install it. 

It is recommended, however, that you get a professional to complete the installation process because sometimes things can go wrong and it is better to have it installed by someone who is good at what they do. Even if you consider yourself pretty handy you will most likely need to get a professional installation if you are mounting your light bar in an unusual location or if you want to get a large LED light bar. 

The Different Types of LED Light Bars

LED light bars may contain dozens of lights or just a few. They may contain different sizes and colors of LED lights, and the lights may even flash. There are mini light bars, which are the smallest. They are also known as light pods. These types of light bars are commonly used as side lights. 

Full-size bars are typically rectangular and can have as many as 96 LEDs in just one bar. They may be arranged in single, double or even quad rows. 

There are low-profile light beams that are made of a single row of LED lights and are ideal for mounting on the grill of your Jeep. You can even get colored LED light bars, round, or square light bars. There are different angles and brightnesses to consider as well as efficiency and even temperature. Some even offer dust and water resistance. 

Where to Install Your LED Light Bars

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Although light bars are commonly mounted to the spot above the windshield, they can also be attached to the front bumper or the lower windshield pillar mount. You could even have a combination of LED light bar locations. In order to decide where you want to install your Tampa LED light bars, you will first need to determine what your lighting needs are. You should also talk it over with a South Tampa LINE-X and Off-Road Accessories professional. Of course,  personal preference and your budget will factor into the final decision as well. 

If you want to get your light bars mounted on the front bumper, the good news is that there are probably already holes in your bumper which makes for pretty straightforward installation. This is a huge plus if you are planning on doing the installation on your own. Even if there aren’t any pre-drilled holes, it is relatively easy to drill the holes that you need to install your light bar. You may need to drill holes anyway because they may not match up to the location of your mounting kit’s pre-drilled holes. Plus, this location makes for more accessible wiring. This location is ideal for pretty much any light bar kit. The one drawback to this location is that you may not get as much additional lighting as you would like since they will be close to your headlights.

A lower windshield pillar mount is another pretty straightforward mounting option. It is an ideal spot for mini light bars, or even a couple of mini LED light bars. You will need extra hardware if you are planning on putting them in this location, which will cost you more, but you can mount it onto the preexisting holes of your vehicle. You will also get a broader range of ambiance. The wiring may be a bit tricky, but otherwise, it isn’t a complicated installation.

You can mount your LED light kit above your windshield, and this location offers the best visibility. You also have more freedom when it comes to the size and angle of your light kit. You will need extra hardware, and you will need to drill a few holes to accommodate the wiring process, but it is all well worth it in the end. If you’re going for the wow factor, this is a good option.

Some of the information provided above was found from the following resources:

https://www.ledoutfitters.com/blog/how-to-choose-led-light-bar-or-pod-mounting-location/

https://wranglertjforum.com/threads/the-official-led-light-bar-guide.507/