While light bars are a relatively new addition to the automotive world, they have quickly become a popular way to improve the look and functionality of a vehicle. Often used on off-road vehicles, light bars can be mounted on the roof, bumper, or grille and provide an extra light that you can use for driving at night or in low-visibility conditions.
What should you look for when buying a light bar?
When it comes to light bars, size and shape matter. While the shape isn't always a deal-breaker, you must consider the size. Sizes range from 5 to 50 inches, with the latter suitable for roof and upper windshield light bars. The size will also determine the light rows you have on the light; most of the light bars available in the market are single-row lights.
The lumen's and waterproof rating are also important things to consider. The brighter the lights, the more expensive they will be. We recommend between 4,000 to 20,000 lumens for adequate brightness. Anything below that may be insufficient, especially on dark and misty nights. A good waterproof rating is also important to ensure it’s not easily damaged by the weather.
The beam pattern is the shape of light emitted by the LED. The three most popular beam patterns are flood, spot, and combo. Floodlights have a wide-angle beam that illuminates a large area in front of the vehicle. These are best suited for off-road driving conditions where you need to see everything around you.
Spotlights have a focused beam that illuminates a small area in front of the vehicle. These are best suited for on-road driving conditions where you need to see further ahead. Combo lights have both spot and flood beams. You can use these good all-purpose lights for both on and off-road driving conditions.
Most light bars come with mounting brackets and connectors. The mounting brackets must be compatible with the location you want to mount the light bar. For example, a roof-mounted light bar will need different brackets than a bumper-mounted light bar. The connectors must also be compatible with your Ford Broncos so you won’t damage the wiring.
Light bars are a great way to improve the functionality of your SUVs. Keep the size, shape, ratings, features, beam patterns, and mounting in mind when shopping for a light bar. Everything Bronco Aftermarket offers a wide selection of light bars from different manufacturers and we believe you'll find a befitting light bar for that awesome Ford Bronco in your garage.