Trick Of The Light


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Rigid Industries LED Lighting was featured in Ultimate Diesel Builder’s Guide, Aug./Sept. 2014 ‘Trick Of The Light’ Tech Article.

More is usually always better. The more fuel, the more power, the more food…you get the idea. The only downside is that more usually takes up a lot more space. Space is something very valuable when it comes to motorist because they are usually running short on space.

Sometimes there can be a situation when you have more of something and it turns out to be smaller at the small time. That’s what is happening in the LED lighting world. The typical LED or light emitting diode, is small. They don’t take up a lot of room, but advances in the past few years have made them very bright indeed.

Unlike most types of lights, LEDs contain no filament. Instead of filament, an LED creates light using nothing but the movement of electricity along the path of a semiconductor. As the electrons stream across the semiconductor, they create electromagnetic radiation.

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There 100 LEDs in the Rigid Industries E-Series 50” Rigid Industries Combo LED lightbar on this 2015 Chevy HD Duramex pick-up truck. This “step-by-step” article will show how much an LED light bar can do. Using a set of Addictive Desert Designs (ADD) roof mounts, the crew at 4 Wheel Parts in Riverside, California, mounted the LED lightbar, wired it into the electrical harness and attached the leads to the battery. The most difficult part of the install was using pop rivets to hold the ADD light bar mounts, as there is no room for error when using a punch and drilling the mounting holes.

Adding the lighting system is just one of the improvements they did but it is one of the vital parts that give the owner the ability to see. After about four hours of work, the hybrid flood/spot combo was securely mounted and quite capable of sending out a beam 14,252 feet away, while putting out 274 watts or 23,000 lumens, turning darkness into light.

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