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Old 01-06-2013, 02:06 AM #16
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When you say less usable, do you mean that is isn't as bright? It isn't as good as a spot light as it would be a flood light due to its beam pattern? Please elaborate, I need to learn a little bit about LED lights before I spend a bunch of money on them.
Not necessarily less bright, but the color of 5000K is slightly more natural (whiter), and allows our eyes to see more.

That's a big factor in HID's when you're working with a set of headlights that will be your only source of illumination, but for LED Bars, these things throw out such a massive amount of light, it's probably not going to be an issue for anyone.
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6,000k look mo cool!!!!!




Now I have to go back and actually read what this thread is about.

Ok I read it an I'm interested in the 7" bar ;)
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It's my understanding that the beam pattern of the LED bar will be manipulated by the optics of the lightbar. A "flood" pattern LED bar will have different optics than a "spot" pattern LED bar. The LED's are probably identical just different optics to produce a different pattern of light output to suite the desired application.

Hopefully Troy from Trek Lights will step in soon!
Correct.

The LED's in a Light Bar are all the same. The optics are what changes the beam pattern.

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Whoa! I walk away for 15 minutes and there's a full length conversation that's happened here haha.
That happens a lot here. It doesn't take much for a good tech thread to pop up.

Out of curiousity, what degree of beam do your lights have? For example, for lights that I will put up front I will want to be able to see nearly 90* out to the left and right. I will also want to see a decent distance out in front of me.

Would I be better off to get some small flood lights on the front side and point them 45* out and put a good spot pattern bar in the middle? Excuse my newb questions but I don't really know anything about light bars.
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6,000k look mo cool!!!!!

Now I have to go back and actually read what this thread is about.
Haha!

Actually, in person, the lights look closer to 5000K than they do to 6000K.

In person, there's no blueish tint at all. The night shots of the 7.5" ES TrekLight shown below are an accurate representation of what the lights look like. Keep in mind, this is just ONE 7.5" ES TrekLight. No headlights or high beams:







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That happens a lot here. It doesn't take much for a good tech thread to pop up.
I'll say!

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Out of curiousity, what degree of beam do your lights have? For example, for lights that I will put up front I will want to be able to see nearly 90* out to the left and right. I will also want to see a decent distance out in front of me.

Would I be better off to get some small flood lights on the front side and point them 45* out and put a good spot pattern bar in the middle? Excuse my newb questions but I don't really know anything about light bars.
Again, don't apologize for the questions. I need to make sure you get what you need so you don't flop your rig due to me sending you a narrow spot when I should've sent a flood light

Spot Beam - 30 Degrees
Flood Beam - 60 Degrees

You hit the nail on the head. For your application, I'd do a spot beam Light Bar on your bull bar, and two flood beam Pods mounted in front of your side view mirrors (on the air intake panel or the pillar), angled outward.
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Haha!

Actually, in person, the lights look closer to 5000K than they do to 6000K.

In person, there's no blueish tint at all. The night shots of the 7.5" ES TrekLight shown below are an accurate representation of what the lights look like. Keep in mind, this is just ONE 7.5" ES TrekLight. No headlights or high beams:

[IMG]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gVp1mJ1O3MQ/UN0a3czGLWI/AAAAAAAABY0/CehRPZKXhRk/s600/IMG_0976.JPG[/IMG

[IMG]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-RxARVgoQFt0/UN0a5e-XzRI/AAAAAAAABZM/fOAfNiTrNc0/s600/IMG_0988.JPG[/IMG

[IMG]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2cCXu1n4yMA/UN0a3mmg4hI/AAAAAAAABY4/XWXcyW8cCkI/s600/IMG_0986.JPG[/IM]

[IMG]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-jNAd8ExTiqA/UN0a341LslI/AAAAAAAABZA/e9EPYGNaZb0/s600/IMG_0987.JPG[IMG]
I suspected as much, the high power of the LED washes out the color a little. The 7.5" flood pattern is perfect for my application
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Do you have any photos of the XT bars from the back or side? I'd just like to get a better look at the heatsinks if possible.
rickashay,

I won't have any TrekLight XT's in stock until Friday (sold my only sample set last week). I'll snap some photos when they come in.
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In the somewhat near future I'll be looking for some lighting on my 4runner. Do you have any plans on doing a group buy for a discount?[/url]
Alright everyone, get excited! For those of you who aren't participating in the current group buy, I'll be organizing one next month. I've already started making preparations with my OEM.

The Group Buy will start on February 11 and run until March 8.

Here are the details:
  • All of my products are eligible.
  • An official price list will be posted in the group buy thread once it starts. Expect to see some great discounts, between 10% - 15% off the prices published on my website.
  • Shipping will be $1 per order. Yes, that's right. Not $1 per item, but $1 for your entire order.
  • We'll need 25 orders to qualify for the GB pricing. If we hit 50 orders, there's another price break, which I'll post more details on if we hit that mark.
More details to come once we get closer to the Go Live date.

Looking forward to making this one a huge success!
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I won't have any TrekLight XT's in stock until Friday (sold my only sample set last week). I'll snap some photos when they come in.
No worries. I will be looking forward to seeing some shots once you get more stock in. Is there any chance of more output pictures? I'd really like to see a comparison of all the lights, especially the XT models. What about wiring? Do they come with a harness of require one to be sourced?


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Alright everyone, get excited! For those of you who aren't participating in the current group buy, I'll be organizing one next month. I've already started making preparations with my OEM.

The Group Buy will start on February 11 and run until March 8.

Here are the details:
  • All of my products are eligible.
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  • We'll need 25 orders to qualify for the GB pricing. If we hit 50 orders, there's another price break, which I'll post more details on if we hit that mark.
More details to come once we get closer to the Go Live date.

Looking forward to making this one a huge success!
Cool! Is the current GB over? Maybe I've missed this? Not a big deal to wait until the next one though...
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No worries. I will be looking forward to seeing some shots once you get more stock in. Is there any chance of more output pictures? I'd really like to see a comparison of all the lights, especially the XT models. What about wiring? Do they come with a harness of require one to be sourced?
Yes, I'll definitely post some more output photos when I get the new stock in.

I'm working on putting together a clean wiring harness. Hopefully I'll have it done by the time the GB rolls around. I'd like to, at the very least, ship these with the wiring harness components.

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Cool! Is the current GB over? Maybe I've missed this? Not a big deal to wait until the next one though...
Nope, it's still going on. I'll wait until gaterose is finished with his before I start the next one.
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Do you have any pictures of the mounting hardware? I'm thinking I might have to pick some of those 4" SL's for fog lights and the pod's for reverse lights when you start the GB. I'm curious how the 4" SL's mount.

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Do you have any pictures of the mounting hardware? I'm thinking I might have to pick some of those 4" SL's for fog lights and the pod's for reverse lights when you start the GB. I'm curious how the 4" SL's mount.

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I'm getting some TrekLight SL's in my shipment this week, so I'll post photos of those mounts on Friday.

The mount for the 4" TrekLight SL is the same as the 4" TrekLight XT. Its a stainless steel bolt that goes through the bottom of the light bar, through an aluminum-alloy brace, through a beauty cover, through whatever surface you're mounting it to, and then is secured by a locknut.

I'm making it sound more complicated than it actually is haha.

Here's a bad caveman drawing (done by me just now) of how it works.

Imaging the bolt being inside of the aluminum brace and beauty cover. This drawing is not to scale:

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Here's an old stock photo where you can see the mount:

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Cool, thanks for the visual and the image. Gonna have to see how much wiggle room I have for mounting or what I can come up with to mount them in my valance as is. Thanks again!
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