Flood vs. Spot Light Bars
The first question we ask when someone needs a light bar is “do you need spot or flood?” Below, we’re listing the differences between the two, what each type is better suited for, and our recommendations for light bar styles.
“Where am I going to mount the LED light Bar?’‘ may wish to mount the bar on top of the vehicle, on the vehicle’s bumper, or above the windshield. Of course, you need to determine that wherever you decide to mount the bar, you will be able to use it accordingly to your wants and needs.
The size/length is probably one of the most important feature to consider if you are buying the LED light bar to your vehicle. Before you buy one make sure you have measured the place where you planning to mount it.
Flood light bars disperse light in a wide, flat pattern. You’ll get more side-to-side coverage with flood lights, and less distance coverage. The difference is in the lens: flood light lenses are smaller and shaped differently than spot and allow the light from the LED chip to travel at a wider angle.
These types are best suited for seeing into the ditches at night, or lighting up a broad area on a work site, field, perfect for trails and off-roading so you can see all around you.
Spot light bars have a bright, concentrated beam of light that shines long distances. The light is focused on the road or path, without the ditch coverage of the flood light bars. Spot light lenses are larger and thicker to magnify the light and focus it.
These types of light bars enable you to see further down the road, lighting up obstructions, animals, etc.
The Spot Light is the best option if you’re needing a far, focused beam of light.
Combo light bars feature the best of both spot and flood. The outer sections of light is flood for ditch coverage, while the inner sections of the light bar are more focused and shine long distances. They’re a powerful combo light bars.
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