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Flood vs. Spot Light Bars

Flood vs. Spot Light Bars 0

The first question we ask when someone needs a light bar is "do you need spot or flood?" Below, we're listing the differences between the two, what each type is better suited for, and our recommendations for light bar styles. 

1. Flood

Flood light bars disperse light in a wide, flat pattern. You'll get more side-to-side coverage with flood lights, and less distance coverage. The difference is in the lens: flood light lenses are smaller and shaped differently than spot and allow the light from the LED chip to travel at a wider angle.

These types are best suited for seeing into the ditches at night, or lighting up a broad area on a work site, field, etc.

Performance's R-Series are the best option if you need a flood light bar. They're a reliable, all-purpose bar, perfect for trails and off-roading so you can see all around you. 

2. Spot

Spot light bars have a bright, concentrated beam of light that shines long distances. The light is focused on the road or path, without the ditch coverage of the flood light bars. Spot light lenses are larger and thicker to magnify the light and focus it.

These types of light bars enable you to see further down the road, lighting up obstructions, animals, etc. 

The F-Series is the best option if you're needing a far, focused beam of light. This series comes in straight or curved, and has a higher wattage LED chip for brighter, more powerful light.

3. Combo/Convertible

Combo light bars feature the best of both spot and flood. The outer sections of light is flood for ditch coverage, while the inner sections of the light bar are more focused and shine long distances. 

Performance's X-Series are the best light bars we offer with 7 W LED chips and a limited lifetime guarantee. They're a powerful combo light bar, but the sections can also be converted to spot or flood to suit your application. The XS-Series is the single-row version of this light bar, with the exact same chip and features and slimmer profile.

The lenses on the spot and flood sections of the X-Series are the same, but the flood sections have a panel in front that disperses the light. This means that you can put flood panels on your entire light bar, part of your light bar, or leave them out entirely.

X-Series Light Bar Flood and Spot

The video below shows how you can replace a spot panel for a flood panel or vice-versa. This can be done for both the X-Series and the XS-Series.

  • Ashley LaRochelle
Find Your Headlights: Performance's Headlight Guide

Find Your Headlights: Performance's Headlight Guide 0

 

If you've never purchased replacement headlights for your vehicle before, the world of headlight bulb names can be a bit confusing and overwhelming. We've simplified it with our Headlight Guide. In our guide, we decode common alternate names for headlight bulb names, and specify which bulbs your vehicle needs for low beam, high beam, and fog lights.

Click the guide cover below to find your headlight bulbs.

 

Performance LED Lighting Headlight Bulb Guide

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  • Ashley LaRochelle
WIN A LIGHT BAR

WIN A LIGHT BAR 0

Want to win a special edition 22" colour-changing light bar? Check out this post on our Instagram page @performled to enter! Contest ends Friday June 9, 2017.

UPDATE: A winner was chosen on June 9. Congrats to @deep_south_lifted! 

  • Ashley LaRochelle
Show Off Your Lights

Show Off Your Lights 0

Do you have LED lights that you just can't help but show everyone? Send us your pictures and we'll do it for you on our Instagram and Facebook accounts! Email us at sales@performled.com or DM our Instagram account @performled to get your photos to us.

Keep scrolling to see some of our recently featured customers.

 

Wide Wednesday ➡@14wide #performled

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@uncle_dofe truck + Alberta sunsets 👌 #albertasunset #performled #performanceled #everythingled

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Looking good in that Alberta sunset👉 @zzwerzinski91 - #performled

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Just loving those halos 👉@ben_richards__ at the @raventruckaccessories @780trucksgp truckmeet. #performled

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Grande Prairie Truck Meet

Grande Prairie Truck Meet 0

Raven Truck & Auto Accessories and @780trucksgp recently organized a truck meet for Grande Prairie, AB and area so of course Performance LED had to be there. Check out some photos from the event that our owner, Max, took.

 Raven @780trucksgp Truck Meet

Raven @780trucksgp Truck Meet

Raven @780trucksgp Truck Meet

Raven @780trucksgp Truck Meet

Raven @780trucksgp Truck Meet Halos

These halos were installed by Max! We don't currently carry halos (we plan to in the future), but we can do halo installs for you. Give us a call if you want them done!

Raven @780trucksgp Truck Meet

Raven @780trucksgp Truck Meet

Raven @780trucksgp Truck Meet

Raven @780trucksgp Truck Meet

Raven @780trucksgp Truck Meet

Raven @780trucksgp Truck Meet

Raven @780trucksgp Truck Meet

Raven @780trucksgp Truck Meet

Raven @780trucksgp Truck Meet @14wide

If you attended this event and see photos of your truck that you would like to have, email max@performled.com and we can get them to you!

Raven Truck & Auto Accessories

@780trucksgp

@780trucks

@14wide

@the_sky_max

@c.fletcher17

@ben_richards__

@12wide

@dual_row

  • Ashley LaRochelle
Performance Community

Performance Community 0

Welcome to the Performance Community! We're pretty passionate about awesome, high quality LED lights and we know you are too. Here in the Community, we'll be sharing how-to articles, in-depth comparisons of our products, info on LED technology, and maybe even some deals and contests!

We also want to use this area to hear from you!* Let us know what kind of articles you want to see, and give us feedback on what we post. Watch for some new content in the coming weeks!

*Please keep comments respectful. We certainly don't mind hearing different opinions, but if your comment is abusive, it will be removed. Thanks!

  • Ashley LaRochelle