The LED light with the bigger cans project pretty far. VisionX Cannons at 25watts project around a 1000'. The 90 watt version goes something like 2500 feet. I suspect the new Hella's will be about the same.In light of my last post here, I would like to say that I don't know how teams are getting by with only 55 or 60 amps of total available power to their race cars, unless they are running batteries with massive reserve Ah in them which allows them ample time to run their components with an underpowered charging system before shutdown occurs.
LED light technology, although leaps and bounds above where it once was, still doesn't equal the far reaching, directional beams of light that high intensity discharge lights put out. Joey knows more than most, and certainly more than me on this topic, so perhaps he may choose to chime in here (or he can continue to safely distance himself from me! Ouch! After all, this thread has turned into some sort of a "help" thread for his members.) The biggest benefit of LED's are the quality and quantity of light they emit, vs. the power they require in doing so. Still, they can be out driven. Even in a car as slow as a UTV. When properly aimed and powered, there is no way our HID's can be out driven. They provide light as far as is needed for racing conditions, and certainly recreational applications as well.
I will say that at this years SEMA show, Marc saw the new Hella LED's that share the same cans as the HID's we currently run on our light bar. He was impressed enough that he wanted to try them out on our new build, but they weren't yet available to the public. So, Maybe the time has come for LED technology to shine (pun intended)!
Oh yeah.The LED light with the bigger cans project pretty far. VisionX Cannons at 25watts project around a 1000'. The 90 watt version goes something like 2500 feet. I suspect the new Hella's will be about the same.
Reid - It was nice to meet you the other day at Thad's. I was the guy getting the aluminum light bar mounts.
Haha!!!! You need to carry a club around to be a troll. Can't wait to see the finished product.Oh yeah.
Likewise Noel. I wish we had more time to chat, 'cause I'm a chatty guy. My sis sometimes refers to me as "chatty cathy"! I should be leaving Thad's shop by tomorrow to bring the car to paint (ahem, I mean powder coating. Crap!)
I didn't realize that you were the "Sandshark". Now that you know I'm a drunken troll, don't share it with the other members! Ha Hee!
Hey Adam! Good morning. How's it coming with that new-fangled thing-a-mi-bobber I sent you?LED light bars can project a great distance, upwards of 1000ft on the name brand units. standard white LEDs reflect the light off every dust particle in the air and will blind you in the dust. You can run the Amber LED light bars and the amber color does not reflect the light off the dust. you can see clearly straight thru the dust. the downside is that the amber light does not carry as far as the standard white versions. i had white LED light bars on my offroad equipment that i run at night. they put out SOOOO much light you can see as far as your eyes can see at night, BUT the dust, will blind you. i went to all amber LEDs now, and i plan to stick with them. if you are not moving fast, amber all the way in any offroad situation. you can quickly outrun the projected distance of the amber light bar quite quickly. i have a customer that is pretty tight with VisionX, a sponsored racer, and had some special bar from VisionX that was large projectors i believe in a single row design, that was full amber. i believe he claimed it was something like a $2200 bar. from what he claimed it would reach out and touch things much farther than a standard amber. by the looks of it, it was legit.
the LED bars will put out a huge amount of light, with a little amount of draw, when you are out riding by yourself with nobody in front of you to stir up dust, a standard white bar works amazingly well. BUT if you have any dust in the air, from racing, offroad, following a buddy on a trail, you can leave that white LED bar off cause it will blind you.
F-ing hilarious.HEY!! leave him alone!!!! he is still working on my disaster and i need it soon.
git to the back of the line TROLL!!! haha.
I've got some great responses to your inquiries. Just have to give me a day or two to find the time to reply. Parker is coming quick, and the build is coming slow.Hey Reid, I was wondering what the pros/cons & reasoning behind relocating the diff & building longer A-arms versus extending the rear subframe to gain more wheel base. I assume your goal was to have longer cv longevity with the straighter cv angles. I'm looking to long travel my maverick & add another 6-8" of rear wheel base. I run 30" tires and ride basically every type of terrain. Primarily desert,dunes & rock crawling. With the 30" tires I rub in the rear when suspension is fully compressed. Looking to stretch the wheel base and gain the benefits of the long travel as well. Easiest way looks to be extending the rear half of the car but I would still have some pretty severe cv angles when I flex out in the rocks. I would prefer to relocate the diff & have longer a-arms but then Im not sure the best way to tie in the radius rods & not sure how bad it will effect the sway bar strength. I even thought of replacing the rear section & run a trailing arm system much like the xp & cat since they do so well in the high speed desert rides but I like the a-arm system better in the rocks. Looking to gather as much info from the experts before I dive into this project. Thanks