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LIGHTING COMPARISON Ride in the dark like it’s daytime

 
(10/11/2012)
By the staff of Dirt Wheels

TRAIL TECH

LIGHT: Equinox LED

BULB TYPE: LED

SPREAD: Medium distance

MOUNT: Single post mount or frame clamp

WHAT WE THINK: Trail Tech’s LED lights draw minimal power, are bright and have a good spread, but the throw isn’t as far as some of the better halogens.

PRICE: $289.95 a pair

CONTACT: (360) 687-4530 or www.trailtech.net

 

TRAIL TECH

LIGHT: Eclipse HID

BULB TYPE: 35-watt HID

SPREAD: Long distance


MOUNT: Single post mount or frame clamp

WHAT WE THINK: The HID MR16 Eclipse lights are the same size as the LED lights, but have a longer throw pattern and draw more power. They are a strong light, with one flood and one spot pattern to fill the trail nicely.

PRICE: $374.95 a pair

CONTACT: (360) 687-4530 or www.trailtech.net

 

WARN

LIGHT: WXT400 HID

BULB TYPE: 40W HID

SPREAD: Very long distance

MOUNT: Single post mount or frame clamp


WHAT WE THINK: Warn’s WXT400 lights are a claimed 300 percent brighter than a 55-watt halogen bulb, and the light emitted from the pair of 4-inch lights shows it. If you’re looking for distance, look here.

PRICE: $407.97 a pair

CONTACT: (888) 520-2306 or www.warn.com

 


WARN

LIGHT: Halogen Trail Light

BULB TYPE: 35-watt halogen H3

SPREAD: Short distance

MOUNT: Four-bolt flat mount

WHAT WE THINK: The Warn Trail Lights are an inexpensive way to get a little more light on your ATV or UTV. The 110-degree spread isn’t super bright, but it offers lighting power near stock-light power to increase the spread.

PRICE: $47.60 a pair

CONTACT: (888) 520-2306 or www.warn.com

 

PIAA

LIGHT: 510 ATP

BULB TYPE: 35-watt halogen

SPREAD: Medium distance

MOUNT: Single post mount

WHAT WE THINK: The PIAA 510s have a good throw and spread pattern, and they work well for ATV use at medium speeds. Not a high-speed light, but effective when spaced properly.

PRICE: $289.95 a pair

CONTACT: (800) 525-7422 or www.piaa.com q


Caption 1
We mounted up all the lights for testing on our Brute Force 750i so we could test them back to back on the same trails, on the same night.

Caption 2

MOOSE

LIGHT: ATV Spotlight

BULB TYPE: 1.5 million candlepower halogen

SPREAD: Long-distance spot

MOUNT: Swiveling rack mount

WHAT WE THINK: Moose’s spotlight produces a super-bright, 1.5 million candlepower that plugs into a 12-volt charging port. It’s easy to install, inexpensive, and versatile.

PRICE: $49.95

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 






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