(approx) 1 Hour
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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
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March 07, 2020
A “A” pillar lights
These “A” pillar lights are an A with their strong output and the ability to pivot left and right, up and down to cover whatever territory you desire. Stylish and sleek, I highly recommend them!Helpful (0)
January 02, 2018
Pros. These lights mount very easily takes 30 min or so to get em mounted and lined up to your liking. Brackets have foam behind them so you wont scratch up your paint. Rugged Ridge has a wire harness for them. Seem pretty bright but thats my opinion. Cons. When mounting i would recommend gauging the thread length, and remove washers from the factory bolts as needed. i had to remove one from the lower side the nutplate fell back too far for the bolt to catch. The lights dont seem to tilt down all the way, the lower ones aim foward just fine but the upper lights could be lowered a bit more. Overall they are awesome lights, i really like how they look on the jeep. Very easy install, pretty affordable, and sturdy.Helpful (9)
November 24, 2017
Just as described
Install was very straight forward. Had the brackets and 4 pods installed on the jeep in about 30 mins. I built my own harness since I have an sPOD. Not to bright, but bright enough when out there in darkness.Helpful (9)
September 22, 2017
Good quality lights. These lights are bright for their size and easy to install. Had to bend the brackets a little to be able to adjust them correctly.Helpful (11)
June 07, 2017
Shipped fast. Installed within an hour with no issues. They look great.Helpful (10)
November 10, 2016
if you have a raxiom 50" light bar set up the brackets from the a pillar will not fit on the brackets of the 50"' light brackets .so its one or the other.Helpful (14)
June 08, 2016
Easy to install. Perfect for taking off road. Fits very nicely.Helpful (11)
What if I have a 50" light bar and mount already? Will I still be able to mount it, or will that affect it?
The Rugged Ridge 3 in. Square LED Lights w/ Textured Black Dual A-Pillar Light Mounting Brackets may have installation issues with you have a windshield bracket already installed. They will not sit properly on the pillars.
Does this include a rubber mat or protector between plate and body?
The Rugged Ridge A-Pillar Light Mounting Brackets do include a layer of foam to prevent the metal from scratching the body of the Jeep.
Would these be considered flood beam or spot beam lights
The Rugged Ridge 3 in. Square LED Lights will utilize a spot light beam pattern.
Do you need 2 wiring harnesses one for each pair of lights? or can you wire all 4 up to be operated by only one switch?
You can wire all the lights to be operated by one switch if that is what you would like.
What wiring harness(es) is required that plugs into these?
Hello, you would need the following Wiring Harness: http://www.extremeterrain.com/rugged-ridge-off-road-light-1521062.html
no, but it is sold separately.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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