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LED Light Bar Buying Tips

This is a buying guide on how to find what you're looking for on the Extreme LED Light Bars website.

tips for buying light bars on extreme led

Beam Pattern

We use multiple combinations of LED technologies, reflectors, and lenses to get the best results for the installation. This results in different beam patterns that vary by different product lines.

As a generalization, the following terms are true across our products lines:

  • Spot - Spotlights will throw a far narrow beam.
  • Flood - Floodlights will have a wide beam that does not go as far as a Spot beam.
  • Combo - Combo lights have a combination of spot and flood technologies typically giving the furthest light toward the center of the bar or pod and the widest light toward the outside.
  • Scene - Scene lights are even more concentrated at close range than our flood lights. Scene lights are great for work light scenarios.

Light Color

We use a combination of colored LEDs and colored lenses to create different lighting effects depending on the line of product you are interested in. As a generalization, the following terms are true across our product lines:

  • White (Clear) - Under normal conditions white lights are going to provide the brightest lighting experience.
  • Amber - When there are particles in the air (dust, fog, rain, snow), white can reflect off of these particles making it difficult to see. In comparison, amber will cut through the particles better.
  • Combination - We provide a number of combined options in both our light bars and pods so you can switch to the most appropriate color for the occasion.
  • Other Colors - Other colors of lights serve a number of purposes such as hunting at night and can be achieved by adding one of our lens covers to our white lights.


The named size of our light bars and pods is a general measurement of the size. Depending on whether you are looking to put the light in a cutout or mount the light, the sizing charts for the light should be your primary reference to make sure it will fit.

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Meet the Author: Extreme LED has been helping offroad enthusiasts with their LED lighting needs since 2011. We have built our company to provide you with the best experience from shopping to customer support and ultimately use and longevity of our products. Our high-performance LED Light Bars & Pods are covered by our Lifetime Warranty and with free shipping over $100, you can rest assured that you are getting a high-quality product that will provide long-lasting lighting for your vehicle.

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8/26/2020 8:12 AM
@Guest, For the upper windshield, you can check out our 52" x2 dual row bar and pair it with a set of 52" brackets for your vehicle. These brackets will fit any of our 20" bars
8/25/2020 10:10 AM
What are the right brackets  and led light bar for a 2002 Dodge Dakota R T ext cab 2door