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Light Bar vs Driving Lights

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08 Mar 2016 07:38 #163483 by 9800shane
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New into the Jimny scene and I am currently adding all the extra's on to my new Jimny.

I do even amount of road and offroad driving so I am after a lighting solution and I could swing either way.

I have narrowed it down now to which is going to look better on my bullbar.

Let's post up some pics or your lighting setup??

I would be looking at a 20" light bar or LED driving lights.

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08 Mar 2016 16:59 #163504 by mark98
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Mine has a 24" LED light bar, and I would whole heatedly recommend it!
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12 Mar 2016 12:20 #163652 by Rhinoman
A lightbar isn't legal for road use so you would be better off with driving lights.

Some Suzukis and a bunch of motorcycles.

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12 Mar 2016 18:17 #163664 by Smoggy
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Rhinoman wrote: A lightbar isn't legal for road use so you would be better off with driving lights.


Is it okay to have a lightbar wired through a separate switch so that you can use it when offroad do you know?

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12 Mar 2016 18:32 #163666 by Busta
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Yes of course.

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12 Mar 2016 18:39 #163667 by Daniel30
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But not when your green laning?

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12 Mar 2016 18:42 #163669 by Busta
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Theoretically no, but when was the last time you met a traffic officer on a green lane at night?

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13 Mar 2016 12:42 #163684 by StealthJimny
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13 Mar 2016 21:02 - 13 Mar 2016 21:08 #163716 by Rhinoman

Smoggy wrote: Is it okay to have a lightbar wired through a separate switch so that you can use it when offroad do you know?


Technically no, it should be wired so it only comes on when the ignition is off, however I've never heard of anyone being prosecuted for it. As long as it doesn't come on with the main beams then it doesn't usually raise a comment. You can also get a ticket for not having 'E' marked lights.
All high level front lighting must be mounted forward of the front axle, that why its OK on a truck.

Some Suzukis and a bunch of motorcycles.
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13 Mar 2016 21:26 #163719 by Jezz
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Please don't think i'm being rude, But could you point me to a link or official dvsa type ect website were this is in black and white.

Thank you Jez

It's been fettled just a tad.

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13 Mar 2016 22:17 #163721 by mark98
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Got my LED light bar wired into the main beam. I had a look before I got it wired up and couldn't find any information that said you can't wire it into the main beam. I had mine done by a garage, and they didn't say it was illegal.

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14 Mar 2016 10:56 #163734 by skywalker65
And here's my current set up. Separate switch on the dash wired in to the side light feed

If in doubt ...... Flat out ??
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