Review & Install Video
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge A-Pillar Light Mount Kit, fitting all 2007 and up JKs. Today, we're gonna talk through the installation of this kit, which I am going to give a two out of three wrenches because you do have to do some wiring to get this installed. This does not come with a wiring harness, and most wiring harnesses you can purchase would be for one light. So again, you would still have to do some wiring to get all four of these lights hooked up. We're also going to talk through the construction and a few of the other features of this kit.
This is a light mount kit because, as you can see, it includes not only the mounts but also the lights to go with them, making this a very simple one-stop shop. So if you are somebody who's looking to add some lighting to your A-Pillars and you're interested in having a dual setup where you have two lights on either A-Pillar, this is going to be an option that gives you everything you need in the box as far as the mounts and the lights themselves go. Because you are purchasing these together, you can rest assured that the lights are going to fit onto the brackets without a problem. However, as I said before, these do not include any wiring harness, so you are going to have to do a little bit of wiring for these. Because these are Rugged Ridge lights, which are a quality light but they're not going to be at the top of the spectrum, this whole kit is going to be a little bit less expensive than some of the other ones the market. And as I said before, the convenience of having a one-stop shop is a really nice feature.
The brackets that are included in this kit will fit right onto your A-Pillars using all of the factory hardware, making installation very, very simple. And these lights are designed for a traditional single post mount which these brackets do accept. So again, getting everything mounted up is going to be a very simple process. The brackets are steel, covered in a textured-like powder coat finish, which is going to do a nice job of matching most aftermarket bumpers and also the factory plastic black accents that are on your JK. The lights themselves have an aluminum body and have four Cree LEDs putting out a total of 16 watts per light, which is going to be a good amount of light for what most of us use our lights for. And that fact that you have four lights means that even if each of the lights isn't quite as bright, by the time you add up four of 'em, you do have a good bit of light output.
Now anytime you're mounting lights on the A-Pillar, it's usually recommended that you use a spotlight, and the spot beam a nice narrow beam that keeps light from bouncing off the hood back into your eyes as the driver, which can ruin your night vision. Now, these lights are a driving beam, which is a low, wide beam. Not quite as wide as a fog beam, but it is a low, wide beam. So there is a chance that you're going to get a little bit of bounceback off your hood with the beam pattern that's included with these lights. Now, it's not the end of the world. Some of you, it won't bother. Some of you might not have even noticed it if I didn't mention it. However, if you do a lot of research, most people that have been running lights in the A-Pillar location for a long time will recommend a spot pattern, and I thought it was worth pointing out that these are a driving pattern.
However, there are a lot of benefits to running four lights on your A-Pillar. I personally like the fact that you could, if you decided to change some of these lights out, run two different beam patterns. You could have a flood pattern that is aimed more out toward the gutters and a spot pattern out in front of you. You can switch these independently or as pairs. You could put color change film on some of the lights and not others. You have a lotta flexibility when you're running four lights on the A-Pillars. And with this kit, you get all four of th
A-Pillar Mounted LED Light Kit.
The Rugged Ridge 3-inch Square LED Lights is an easy and hassle-free way to mount powerful LED lights on the A-pillar of your 2007-2017 Jeep. Featuring dual A-pillar mounting brackets that install cleanly with no drilling and no further modifications required, this LED light system comes with a pair of 3-inch square LED lights on each side for a total of 4 lights on your windshield hinge for superior lighting in all types of weather and terrain. Each light is rated at 16 watts and is designed to last for more than 30,000 hours of use. Rated with a 6000 Kelvin color temperature, these LED lights produce a white, brilliant light.Heavy Duty Construction.
The Rugged Ridge 3-inch Square LED Lights are encased in a lightweight and durable aluminum housing for heavy duty use. The mounting brackets are crafted from steel and the entire kit is finished in a textured black powder coat for handsome good looks and excellent corrosion resistance properties. This A-pillar mounted LED light kit is both shockproof and waterproof, making them perfect for all-weather and all-terrain applications.No Fuss Installation.
The Rugged Ridge 3-inch Square LED Lights are designed to install cleanly in the A-pillar of your Jeep using the existing mounting holes in the windshield. No drilling is necessary. All you need is a basic socket set to complete the install in around 1 hour. Additional wiring is required.Powerful Forward Projection.
This Rugged Ridge A-Pillar Mounting LED System places two 3" cube LEDs on each windshield bracket. With four lights in total, this system has a powerful projection - lighting up to 30 feet ahead. Rated at 6000K, which produces an intense and clear white light, the trail in front is easily illuminated and thereby traversed. Manufactured as spot lights, these square 3" LEDs can be tilted up and down or twisted to the side on their respective brackets, allowing you to dial in a combination of straight ahead and side lighting.Application.
These Rugged Ridge A Pillar Dual Light Mount kit in Textured Black with Square LED lights is designed for installation on 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK and JK Unlimited models.
- What's in the Box
- (2) Light brackets
- (4) LED lights
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my Wrangler?
- JK Unlimited - 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 16, 17
- JK Rubicon - 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 16, 17
- JK - 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 09, 10, 08, 07, 16, 17