A steady stream of brightness for our cars doesn’t have to be expensive. Forget $1000 light bars from Rigid or BlackOakLed. You can now buy the same light bars, using the same Cree LEDs, manufactured in the same overseas factories for 1/10 of the price. There are some good reasons to choose one with a curved design: wider field of vision, more stability, and a better fit on the front of your vehicle. Curved led light bar is the craze when it comes to vehicle lighting systems today. We have compiled a list of the top curved Cree led light bars.
1. Autofeel 7D
The Autofeel light bar is designed with a triple row of 261 3W CREE 7D lights for up to 783W and 78300LM of power. Energy-efficient LEDs offer superior heat dissipation. This helps give it a useful life of 50,000 hours. The Autofeel 52″ is rated 1P67 waterproof with a military-grade breather. It comes with a wiring harness and a bracket kit requiring a special wrench to discourage theft.
The light is very bright, but also very clear with no noticeable dark spots. It’s easy to install; the wiring harness is basically plug-and-go. It operates at 12 to 15 amps off a 12-volt battery, but you can use anything from 9V to 32V vehicles. Though this is one of the pricier models, it does look and feel like solid, quality manufacturing, and lives up to that in performance. This bar will fit great on any large truck like Ford F250 or GMC Sierra.
The fish-eye 4D lens design over the Cree chips gives a surprising amount of light from a relatively modest 288 watts of power, but that helps conserve energy. It comes with a 12-ft wiring harness that includes a Laser rocker switch. It has the expected IP67 waterproof rating, 30,000-hour lifespan, and the same 9V to 32V DC input range. It also comes with a 2-year warranty.
The 4D lens is efficient, giving it a clear and crisp lighting pattern. It lives up to the waterproof rating, surviving mud bogs and rainstorms without a drop of condensation visible. Use caution when tightening the mounting bolts as they tend to strip out if over-tightened. However, for a mid-range price it delivers bright light, looks sleek, and stands up very well to moisture and vibration.
The Auxbeam provides a bright light at up to 30,000 lumens of intensity. It uses the fish-eye projector lenses over 100 3-watt Cree LEDs for up to 50,000 hours of light and 300 watts of output. Also handles the same range 9V to 32V DC power sources for larger vehicles, though it’s a little large for ATVs. It also weighs in at a hefty 19 pounds. Has the IP67 waterproof rating and adjustable aluminum mounting brackets.
It doesn’t come with a wiring harness, but anyone with some wiring experience should have no trouble. The polycarbonate lens helps to focus the flood light up to 150 yards away, and the spot throws light even further. The Auxbeam suggests heavy-duty construction and is highly durable. No negatives, so all in all, a great light for a reasonable price.
The Yitamotor light bar features the better 50,000 hour lifetime expectancy and up to 60V DC input. It includes mounting brackets, a 30-amp wiring harness with switch, and a dust-proof, shock-proof, black-painted alloy housing to provide better durability. It also comes with a 100 percent manufacturer’s money-back guarantee.
It’s a little awkward for a windshield mount, but should attach well enough to the top or front of the vehicle, However, you may need additional wire for larger vehicles. There have been some complaints about installation or water condensation. At this low price, it’s worth it to seal the lens yourself, remembering that there’s a drain hole at the bottom. As for wiring, if you don’t understand, ask for help. This is a durable, well-made, and bright lighting product that’s well worth the price.
This is a fairly light-weight, affordable product that offers more than expected. It comes with an easy-to-use wiring harness and full 3-year warranty. It has the standard 300W output for up to 30,000 lumens and is compatible with the range of 9V to 32V vehicle batteries. It also offers the higher IP68 waterproof rating.
This light bar is easy to install and delivers very clear, day-light quality illumination. The brackets are designed for bumper installation, so you may have to find different brackets if you want to mount it elsewhere on your vehicle. On the bumper, however, it does exactly what it’s meant to do, which is to provide super-bright lighting well ahead for maximum vision and safety. For a low price and quality construction, you’re getting a great return on your money.