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Review: LASFIT 42 inch LED Amber Combo Light Bar

Full disclosure: @lasfit provided their 42" Amber Combo lens light bar to me for this independent review. I pride myself on providing unbiased and honest opinions on many topics on this forum.



I was looking at replacing my old dual row lightbar with a single row for a slimmer profile, and already had LASFIT in mind, when I saw the testing invitation from LASFIT. Also, I had already replaced most of my interior and exterior lights with LASFIT LED lights and am very happy with them which is why I was highly considering this light bar when I saw it was released.



Here is the link to the product: Lasfit 42" Off-Road LED Amber Light Bar With Slim Single Row Combo Flo



Being a system and flight test engineer, I love the opportunity to put a product through a rigorous test cycle. It wouldn't have been an apples to apples comparison in a controlled test environment, but I had planned to pit the LASFIT light bar against my old AUXBEAM dual row. Alas, that opportunity did not come to pass, as shortly before I received the LASFIT bar, my AUXBEAM took its last breath. I did manage to get one quick picture of the light output from the AUXBEAM so I will show that in a later post against the light output of the LASFIT.



I will brush over the "unboxing" portion of this since it looks like that has been covered a few times already. I will say that the light bar is packaged very well and arrived with no damage. The light bar comes two sets of back mounting brackets and one set of side mounting brackets and three decal stickers. HELL YEAH STICKERS LOL. We all know we buy things for stickers! The light bar appears to be built very well and the finish is very good.



The amber lens color is actually a near perfect match to my 30" Diode Dynamics bar in the bumper. I don't have any pictures of that light output yet but I will update this post later to compare to the larger LASFIT. The DD bar is double the price though for a smaller bar and my initial thoughts are that the LASFIT bar is more bang for the buck. I don't use RIGID or BD because for what I do with my vehicle, they haven't bought their way on. While I would love to get my hands on some, they just aren't financially practical for me with the need to provide for my family.



Let's move on to some features of the LASFIT bar that I would like to highlight:



1. There are two different ways you can mount this light bar! I hadn't seen this before, and I think this is very useful. If traditional side mounts won't work for your application, the rear mounting option (and provided brackets) provide incredible flexibility in mounting application. I mounted the light bar traditionally from the sides, but if that wasn't going to work for me, I was going to use the rear mounts. I have had to find different light bars in the past because they didn't fit within my side mounting dimensions. The rear mount feature is a game changer.



2. The light bar has an IP67 waterproof rating with a polycarbonate lens so it can stand up to the elements. I like to test these things so I actually put the light bar under water in my bathtub for 30 minutes and I have driven through a thunderstorm in the pouring rain and the light bar has performed flawlessly. The amber color was especially helpful in heavy fog and rain. My old AUXBEAM and current DD bars have held up to the same abuse and more and performed flawlessly as well. I would not hesitate to buy either again, save for the higher price of DD.



3. The price point for this light bar is very competitive in the mid range market. I had no idea how this light bar would perform in the scenarios I put it through, but I am now convinced it is well worth the price and one of the best bang for your buck options on the market. I wouldn't hesitate purchasing more LASFIT lighting products.



4. The sleek low profile design without screw heads on the front is very nice and will hold up well over time. This means that the lenses are not interchangeable though. The black paint on the screw heads on my DD bar which I've had for less than a year has already worn off. That being said, I still do love my DD bar; It's superb quality and light output for the price as well, but more than twice the price of LASFIT. I will put the LASFIT bar through more grueling tests as time goes on but so far the finish and lens have held up extremely well.
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'15 Trail Premium, GOBI Stealth, CVT Summit Awning, ARB Safari Snorkel, TRD Pro susp. w/Bilstein 6112 coils & 1" spacer (front) & OME 895 (rear), 285/70/17 BFG KO2, Spidertrax wheel spacers, TRD Pro package (wheels, grill, valences, & skid), full RCI aluminum skids, C4 Fab diff skid, Toytec bump stop extensions, plenty of lights, patches, stickers, and other miscellaneous mods (backup & front camera, accessory meter display, rear window/hatch, bumper cup holders, Wit's End fire extinguisher mount, Ellis Precision TRD shift lever)

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Here are some pictures of the LASFIT 42" bar installed on my GOBI rack. Warning to others that may want to install this on a GOBI rack: the light bar mounting brackets from GOBI can fit a 40" bar (maybe 41") bar at max. I had to drill out/elongate the holes where the brackets mount to the rack itself when I installed my old 42" dual row AUXBEAM. When I installed the LASFIT bar, it fit perfectly because of the modifications I had already made. BUT, what's awesome about this light bar is the rear mounting option! I would have installed the light bar that way if it didn't fit between the GOBI mounts. Like I said before, GAME CHANGER. Now onto pictures! DISCLAIMER: I am not a professional photographer (not even close).
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'15 Trail Premium, GOBI Stealth, CVT Summit Awning, ARB Safari Snorkel, TRD Pro susp. w/Bilstein 6112 coils & 1" spacer (front) & OME 895 (rear), 285/70/17 BFG KO2, Spidertrax wheel spacers, TRD Pro package (wheels, grill, valences, & skid), full RCI aluminum skids, C4 Fab diff skid, Toytec bump stop extensions, plenty of lights, patches, stickers, and other miscellaneous mods (backup & front camera, accessory meter display, rear window/hatch, bumper cup holders, Wit's End fire extinguisher mount, Ellis Precision TRD shift lever)

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Here are some pictures of the light out put. First picture is of my HID headlights, second picture is the dual row AUXBEAM by itself (I had planned to get a better picture in a darker area with no street light), and the remaining pictures are of the single row LASFIT.

I had expected the light output of the amber lens single row LASFIT to be exponentially less than the clear lens dual row AUXBEAM, but I was very impressed with the light output being almost just as much! Plus the amber color is useful in inclement weather unlike the white light. I still do really like white light for night trail runs but I think I will get more use out of the amber light.

Overall thoughts: the LASFIT is a great lightbar with very good build quality even if it's not the brightest out there. I believe it should be near the top, if not at the top of your list, for the most bang for your buck: half the price of DD and 5x less than BD or RIGID. I am very happy with it so far and will continue to test its long term durability. It also does not have as many features/modularity as the higher end brands but you get what you pay for: which in this case is a quality light bar with a lot of light for a very reasonable price.
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I just look at them and say: you have not the absolute slightest idea what you are talking about. This is 4Runner.
'15 Trail Premium, GOBI Stealth, CVT Summit Awning, ARB Safari Snorkel, TRD Pro susp. w/Bilstein 6112 coils & 1" spacer (front) & OME 895 (rear), 285/70/17 BFG KO2, Spidertrax wheel spacers, TRD Pro package (wheels, grill, valences, & skid), full RCI aluminum skids, C4 Fab diff skid, Toytec bump stop extensions, plenty of lights, patches, stickers, and other miscellaneous mods (backup & front camera, accessory meter display, rear window/hatch, bumper cup holders, Wit's End fire extinguisher mount, Ellis Precision TRD shift lever)

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