What to Look Out for When Buying Ford Bronco Light Bars?
Light Bar Size
Ford Bronco light bars come in various sizes to suit different mounting preferences and locations.
The available options include 20-inch, 30-inch, 40-inch, and 50-inch+ for single light bar setups while smaller (double light bar setup) units range from anywhere between 5 and 15 inches.
The 20-30 inch light bar is fairly compact and versatile, fitting well on the grille, bumper, or roof rack, and is usually enough for most people.
For those seeking an extended lighting range, the 40 or 50-inch light bar is an ideal choice, often installed on the roof rack or above the windshield. These bars are designed for those who typically spend their time driving in flat areas at higher speeds where seeing very far upfront is essential.
Curved Light Bars vs Flat Light Bars
Even though a curved light bar might sound a like a gimmick, it actually makes sense as it can offer you a much wider coverage compared to a normal flat bar.
By curing the light strip, you are essentially projecting the light even wider as if you actually got a wider bar.
On the other hand, a Ford Bronco flat light bar typically has a more concentrated, more focused beam which will offer you better coverage over longer distances.
Therefore, if you want to cover a wide area and you don’t mind a slightly shorter range, a curved Ford Bronco light bar is a good choice.
Most light bars are mounted on the lower part of the bumper, the top of the bumper, the grille, the hood, under your windshield, or on top of your roof.
Roof-mounted light bars offer maximum coverage and are by far the best when you want to install particularly wide bars, typically extending over 30-40 inches.
Bumper-mounted bars help to eliminate shadows and glare from objects closer to the vehicle, providing a more focused beam.
There are often used for on-road driving or when a lower light position is desired. Grille-mounted bars are a mixture of the two and are the best if you want a sleek, cohesive look.
Lastly, hood-mounted light strips offer a very cool look and can give you a great light projection far ahead, but can suffer from hood glare if the beam isn’t narrow enough.
Fitment and Special Features
Be sure to measure out the space you want to use for a light bar before you actually buy one, especially if you own an aftermarket bumper for your Bronco.
Consider features such as adjustable mounting brackets, allowing you to fine-tune the angle and position of the light bar.
Additionally, look for features like IP67 or IP68 waterproof ratings, adjustable beam lengths, adjustable brightness, adjustable colors, light patterns, and fixtures.