Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. So, today I'm here with the Raxiom 50-inch Straight Dual Row LED Light Bar with a Flood and a Spot Combo fitting all year Wranglers. So, this is gonna be perfect for the Wrangler owner who's looking to add a ton of light to their rig to light up dark backroads as well as dark trails and is also looking for one at a very affordable price point.So, like it says in the name, this is a flood and a spot combo. So, this is not only going to give you a lot of distance with your lighting but it's also gonna give you a lot of peripheral visibility as well. This is gonna have a 30-degree spot as well as a 60-degree flood, so you are getting a lot of lighting overall with the 100 3-watt Cree LED lights. So, this is not only gonna give you a ton of light but this is also gonna be incredibly durable as well. So, you do have an aluminum housing on the back here as well a polycarbonate lens. So, if you're out on the trail and you do take a branch to your light bar, you can ensure that this is going to be okay.So, this is also gonna have an IP67 rating which is very good considering that this is going to be dustproof as well as waterproof. So, if you're out on the trails, if you take a big puddle on and a lot of water comes splashing over your hood, this is going to be okay. And then just the opposite with the dusty trails, if you are out on the trail all day and you get a lot of dust in this light bar, the LEDs inside are gonna be A-okay and it's going to operate properly. So, not only is this just going to be incredibly durable, incredibly bright, but it is also going to be very sleek as well. So, I like the riveted accenting around the housing as well as the black face that this has. So, this makes it incredibly sleek and I think it looks really good mounted up to the Wrangler.So, like I mentioned before, this is going to be incredibly affordable at roughly $300. Now, I would like to mention that this is just going to come with the light bar itself. You're not going to get a wiring harness with this kit or like mounting brackets. However, still, for $300, I think that that's a really good price point for what you're getting out of this package. Now, in comparison to some other choices that are gonna be a little bit more expensive or even some other choices that are gonna be less expensive than this option usually they're going to for this size light bar stay at 50 inches but they may differ in design and they may come with other things in the kit including a wiring harness, including brackets or they might be for a single row, they might be for a curved light bar or they might just be for a higher lumen output. But in my personal opinion, I think if you're looking for just the light bar as well as something that's very affordable and gonna get the job done, then this is a great option take a look at.So, install is gonna be very easy at a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. Now, it is gonna depend on how you are setting up this light bar but I'm going to walk you through it my way. So, speaking of the install, let's jump into that now.The tools that I used for my install were: An impact wrench, a quarter-inch drive ratchet, T40 Torx socket, 10-millimeter deep socket, provided Allen key, and a pair of wire cutters, strippers, and crimpers. So, with this kit, you will only be receiving the light bar so you will need a mounting option in order to mount it up and you also will need a wiring harness. So, for our mounting option, I will be using the Raxiom 50-inch LED light bar windshield mount in order to mount up our light bar. So, you will need a T40 Torx bit and all the hardware that is included in your windshield mount kit and then we can go ahead and attach these. So, after you have your mounting brackets on, what we can do is grab a friend and go ahead and mount up our light bar using the Allen hardware. So, with the provided Allen key we can just tighten this down into place. So, once you're at the point that it's almost tight, what I would recommend to do is just angle it how you would like it and then we can go ahead and wire everything up. So, what I did was loosen up some of these bracket bolts and tucked our wire behind it. Now, the bracket won't allow for the whole wire to be tucked behind it but most will so if you do have a mounting bracket that will allow it to sit behind the actual bracket itself then I would recommend to do that. But our next step is going to be to add some spade connectors on to the ends of our leads then we can go ahead and take our cowl off and attach everything to our battery. So, because the wiring harness that I am going to use requires spade connectors, I'm going to add them to each of our leads. However, you can wire this up however you want. So, I am just going to add a couple of spade connectors on the positive and negative leads that they give us, crimp those down. So, after we've attached our leads, what we can do is run this underneath our cowl. Now, there is enough of a gap here between our fender and our A-pillar where we can sneak this behind our side cowl and then be able to access it through our engine bay.So, at this point, you do have a couple of different options. You can buyer this directly to your battery or you can outsource for a wiring harness. Now, that's exactly what I'm gonna do using the Raxiom LED light switch kit. And this is going to come with an inline fuse, a relay, leads for the battery as well as spade connectors and leads for our light itself. So, what I'm gonna do is take those spade connectors, connect them to the spade connectors that are on the end of the leads for the light bar, then we can connect this to the battery. So, it's hard to see but these leads are right here. They are a little bit short just because of the angle that our light bar is at. So, after those are connected, what we can do is run our harness inside our engine bay. And we can tie this all up in just a second and clean it up. So, I'm gonna start with our positive terminal using a 10-millimeter socket. Tighten that back up with that 10-millimeter socket. And we can do the same thing for our negative terminal. So, our next step is to run our switch wire through our firewall into our cab area. Now, there is gonna be an access hole up at the top right above your master cylinder. So, I am going to take our wire and run that through there. And this should drop out right next to the clutch pedal or the brake pedal depending on your transmission. So, like I said, the wire is gonna drop right down next to your clutch pedal then we can attach the part of our wiring harness that is the actual switch. So, then you can mount this up wherever you like. There will be 3M tape on the back. So, that's gonna wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe. And for more videos and products like this, always keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.