KennyLeaf
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Anyone with LED lightbar (flood/spot) mounted on Leaf?

Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:39 am

Greetings from Norway...
Need to enhance the high beam light on my 2012 Leaf further (just installed HIDs (55w), and plan on mounting a 10" or 20" LED lightbar from Rigid Industries under front numberplate.
Anyone with comments on such placement? Too low? Other suggestions for mounting aftermarket high beam flood/spots on such a sleek front?
(sorry for my crappy english :oops: )

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Re: Anyone with LED lightbar (flood/spot) mounted on Leaf?

Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:48 am

Here are some "off road" LED light bars to compare.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/off-road-lights/
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Re: Anyone with LED lightbar (flood/spot) mounted on Leaf?

Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:06 am

Putting HID's in the high beams is illegal in the states (might be in your country too), and probably won't help all that much. It's the reflector housing that's the issue there. I'd put back in the original bulbs and get proper flood lamps if that's what you're looking for.
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KennyLeaf
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Re: Anyone with LED lightbar (flood/spot) mounted on Leaf?

Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:42 am

smkettner wrote:Here are some "off road" LED light bars to compare.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/off-road-lights/


Thanx for the info.

KennyLeaf
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Re: Anyone with LED lightbar (flood/spot) mounted on Leaf?

Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:57 am

JeremyW wrote:Putting HID's in the high beams is illegal in the states (might be in your country too), and probably won't help all that much. It's the reflector housing that's the issue there. I'd put back in the original bulbs and get proper flood lamps if that's what you're looking for.


HID`s gave me approx 50% better light (guess much of the improvement comes from higher color temperature) - and I don`t think aftermarket HID in high beams will give me any trouble here in Norway, on low beams it is another story... law requires automatic leveling system and headlight washer to be legal.

Anyway... anyone seen a Leaf with some kind of after marked flood lamps installed? LED bars or more traditional lights...? I am a bit concerned whether the plastic (ish) Leaf front is good for mounting anything heavy or not... apart form the obvious question: How will it look?

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Re: Anyone with LED lightbar (flood/spot) mounted on Leaf?

Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:56 am

I think TomT and a couple other members have LED light bars mounted around the grill. They are just daytime running lights. If you are looking for WRC-style flood lights, I haven't seen that. But you should totally do it because it would be awesome.
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