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    Icon14 72W Light Bar -- Aux. Reverse Light

    I'm new to this forum, and I must say I'm loving this "Product Reviews" area. Here's hoping more members post more reviews soon.

    To that end, I'd like to give a hearty thumbs up to maker/seller of this 14" 72W LED light bar. There are literally dozens (if not hundres) of places to buy similar light bars.

    I recently installed one as an auxiliary reverse light on my XJ, as the rearward visibility at night was nothing short of awful. But no more! This thing really lights the way, and draws just under 6 amps. Highly recommended!

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    Testing it out. I parked my daughter's bicycle at the end of the drive way, about 35 yards behind the Jeep. With just the factory reverse lights, you can barely see the reflectors on the bike.




    But, with the new aux. light:


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    "honey, do we have a landing strip nearby?"


    Okay, adding to list.....
    2003 WJ Daily Adventuremobile
    1985 MF 250 Tractor (Fixed!!!)
    1999 XJ (in pieces in the driveway)
    1991 Explorer (Cracked Heads)(Stock, for now )
    1989 F150 (In progress-Blown freeze plugs)
    2003 Explorer 1.5" body lift, F150 towhooks, rare OEM skidplates, 265/70-16 Cooper Discoverer AT3's
    1979 K20, (in pieces in the yard) 350, NP465, NP205, Custom Rust Patches
    1970 C30 (tires tore open by bushhog)

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    Default Re: 72W Light Bar -- Aux. Reverse Light

    Quote Originally Posted by adambaum View Post
    I'm new to this forum, and I must say I'm loving this "Product Reviews" area. Here's hoping more members post more reviews soon.

    To that end, I'd like to give a hearty thumbs up to maker/seller of this 14" 72W LED light bar. There are literally dozens (if not hundres) of places to buy similar light bars.

    I recently installed one as an auxiliary reverse light on my XJ, as the rearward visibility at night was nothing short of awful. But no more! This thing really lights the way, and draws just under 6 amps. Highly recommended!

    Pictures:








    Testing it out. I parked my daughter's bicycle at the end of the drive way, about 35 yards behind the Jeep. With just the factory reverse lights, you can barely see the reflectors on the bike.




    But, with the new aux. light:

    Is that a 30 degree spot or 60 degree flood?

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    Default Re: 72W Light Bar -- Aux. Reverse Light

    Thank you. AWESOME! I love LEDs.

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    Default Re: 72W Light Bar -- Aux. Reverse Light

    LEDs are the future!!! Low draw and tons of light! I will definitely be adding some to my little Jeep, thanks for the review and the great pictures!

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    Default Re: 72W Light Bar -- Aux. Reverse Light

    Quote Originally Posted by Mudderoy View Post
    Is that a 30 degree spot or 60 degree flood?
    It's the 60-degree flood. About the only thing I'd do differently is possibly use two smaller lights and aiming them slightly outward, so as to widen the pattern further. When you're backing in a straight line, this setup is more than adequate, but in the real world, I might prefer a bit wider pattern. But that's just nitpicking, though...

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    Default Re: 72W Light Bar -- Aux. Reverse Light

    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Wheeler View Post
    Thank you. AWESOME! I love LEDs.
    You bet. Me too! In fact, these pics are just a subset of those I took for a thread in another forum about upgrading interior lighting, rear hatch cargo lights, switch illumination, and under-hood lighting -- all with LEDs. Supporting the LED industry has been my recent contribution to getting this ailing economy back on its feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyTXJ View Post
    LEDs are the future!!! Low draw and tons of light
    Exactly! And the prices are finally getting a bit more reasonable as they become more mainstream. I doubt I'll ever put incandescents of any kind on my Jeep again.

    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyTXJ View Post
    I will definitely be adding some to my little Jeep, thanks for the review and the great pictures!
    Do it! You won't regret it.

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    Thanks for the link. These lights are awesome. Good prices too. I think I will get some to replace my aux Halogen reverse lights.
    Semper Fi

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    Default Re: 72W Light Bar -- Aux. Reverse Light

    FYI - I used this write up with the 3 way switch. I know it is overkill for the LED lights, but it is a good idea.

    http://www.lunghd.com/Tech_Articles/...erseLights.htm
    Semper Fi

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    Default Re: 72W Light Bar -- Aux. Reverse Light

    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Rat View Post
    FYI - I used this write up with the 3 way switch. I know it is overkill for the LED lights, but it is a good idea.

    http://www.lunghd.com/Tech_Articles/...erseLights.htm
    (I'd swear I already replied to this. But I don't see it, so here goes... )

    I don't think it's overkill at all. I wired mine a little differently, but also used a 3-position switch.

    I keep it turned off during the day so that people behind me aren't blinded every time I put the tranny in reverse.





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    Default Re: 72W Light Bar -- Aux. Reverse Light

    Quote Originally Posted by adambaum View Post
    You bet. Me too! In fact, these pics are just a subset of those I took for a thread in another forum about upgrading interior lighting, rear hatch cargo lights, switch illumination, and under-hood lighting -- all with LEDs. Supporting the LED industry has been my recent contribution to getting this ailing economy back on its feet.
    That's a good way to contribute. I've done a lot of LED upgrades, some more extensive And i love each one. I have yet to get the underhood lighting down in my head, how did you do yours? I have a b-day coming up, may have to ask someone for this.

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    Default Re: 72W Light Bar -- Aux. Reverse Light

    Now that's some light! Thanks for the review buddy!

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    Default Re: 72W Light Bar -- Aux. Reverse Light

    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Wheeler View Post
    That's a good way to contribute. I've done a lot of LED upgrades, some more extensive And i love each one. I have yet to get the underhood lighting down in my head, how did you do yours? I have a b-day coming up, may have to ask someone for this.
    Well, that one is kinda cheesy... but it works.

    It's just one of those el-cheapo water-resistant light fixtures with an LED replacement "bulb" in it:







    A few pieces of tin foil strategically placed on the inside of the lens keeps the light from shining in your eyes. Crude, but effective.


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    Default Re: 72W Light Bar -- Aux. Reverse Light

    Quote Originally Posted by adambaum View Post
    You bet. Me too! In fact, these pics are just a subset of those I took for a thread in another forum about upgrading interior lighting, rear hatch cargo lights, switch illumination, and under-hood lighting -- all with LEDs. Supporting the LED industry has been my recent contribution to getting this ailing economy back on its feet.
    I got to find those threads, that is the same upgrades I want to do to my '99.
    2003 WJ Daily Adventuremobile
    1985 MF 250 Tractor (Fixed!!!)
    1999 XJ (in pieces in the driveway)
    1991 Explorer (Cracked Heads)(Stock, for now )
    1989 F150 (In progress-Blown freeze plugs)
    2003 Explorer 1.5" body lift, F150 towhooks, rare OEM skidplates, 265/70-16 Cooper Discoverer AT3's
    1979 K20, (in pieces in the yard) 350, NP465, NP205, Custom Rust Patches
    1970 C30 (tires tore open by bushhog)

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