Everything You Need To Know About Off-Road Lighting | BumperStock

Lighting up the road in front of you has always been an uphill battle for automotive manufacturers. From the very first car to modern 4x4 trucks, being able to see what's ahead is very important and often a big selling point. One can argue that off road lights are as important as aftermarket truck bumpers.

Trucks are and have been historically used to haul materials, tools, and people over terrain that a car could find impossible. But, traveling in the middle of the day, with the sun shining above us is much easier.

There is no doubt that having headlights is a great improvement, but they are made with specific regulations in mind and built to not blind oncoming drivers, leaving out much of the night. As soon as you get offroad, where there are no streetlights, you start to realize how important aftermarket off road lights such as light bars, fog lights, corner lights, etc. have become. 

Over the years as technology has increased, truck owners have been adding offroad lights to their vehicles. Nowadays, custom trucks, no matter how extreme or bland they are, must have at least a lightbar on. Even if you never plan on doing any offroading, the thought that you could is just as reassuring. 

BumperStock.com has a variety of off road lights in stock and is ready to mount on your weekend warrior project or the daily driver. No matter what you have planned for your truck. We got you covered. The best part is that our prices are some of the lowest in the industry. Check out everything we have to offer today!

Light Bars 

Chances are that you’ve seen a big lifted-up truck and SUVs with a lightbar or off road lights before. The advancement in LED technology means that you can now mount a series of ultra-bright, low power consumption lights in a compact and good-looking design. 

Even a few years back, mounting off road lights to your truck meant that you had to have an additional bigger and bigger alternator if you wanted even the slightest upgrade in improved nighttime visibility. That is no longer the case. 

If civilization stops, the light shouldn’t. Modern off road lights offer increased visibility so you don’t risk your safety when going offroad. From small, 10” ones that can be mounted almost anywhere on your truck(including the bumper) to ones that run the entire width of the vehicle, there is something for everyone. 

Not planning to mount a lightbar inside your bumper? No problem! We have curved ones that provide the best peripheral visibility without having to get an additional setup. Either way, an aftermarket light bar is key if you plan on going anywhere that doesn’t have lights. 

Cube Lights

Although they may look small, do not think for a second that they’re toys. Cube lights are designed to offer additional lighting to an exact area. Back in the day, there would have been big, bulky offroad lights that not only looked out of place but didn’t work nearly half as good as the modern, cube LED lights that BumperStock offers. 

Often referred to as floodlights, square off road lights are compact yet extremely powerful and can be switched up individually. The best part is that they can be wired individually or their own, so you can turn one just what you need, allowing you to see exactly what's needed. 

Most aftermarket truck bumpers come with a space for added cube lights and can be used in place of the stock fog lights as well. They range in size from 2 or 3” in diameter and can go up to even 6” for those who want maximum performance. 

Their compact size also makes them the perfect addition for a source of bed lighting. Having a big light bar in the back of your truck is not only impractical but can be downright illegal in some states. Always check local and state regulations. 

Spot Lights 

If you are going for a more classic, off-road, Baja look, there is no doubt that spotlights are the way to go. Gone are the days of incandescent light bulbs that burned out randomly without even the smallest warning sign. 

The spotlights produced nowadays use LED technology to provide better visibility in an overall, smaller, more compact package; all while still paying homage to classic designs. We have to admit, there is nothing that looks more badass, then a cool set of round spotlights put on the bulbar of a custom aftermarket truck bumper. 

If you plan on using your truck more on than off road, why not go with a driving/amber, spotlight design? This way, everyone can see you while changing lanes but still gives you the ability to see in the darkest nights. It’s a win-win situation, right? 

Are Off Road Lights Worth It?

Yes. Off Road lights are a great tool in your arsenal. In fact, it’s necessary. Even if you don’t go off the beaten path much, chances are that additional lights will come in handy. Unlike other truck accessories, lights are a necessity. Being able to see potential dangers is one of the key factors of getting to your destination safely. Auxiliary lights play a key role in that.

Can You Drive With Off road Lights On?

The answer to this question will differ from state to state. Generally, it is not legal to drive with off road lights on. For example, California Vehicle Code #24411 states that any auxiliary lights must be covered while driving on the highway. It is best to check with your local DMV before setting out on the road.

What Are Off-Road Lights Used For?

Additional lights can be used for a variety of reasons including racing, agricultural, and ever racing applications. Ultimately, what you used them is up to you. They are designed to supplement your headlights by broadening the field of view. Sometimes you need to see what is beside you and not just upfront.

Final Words

We can all agree that having an auxiliary light setup makes your truck 4x4 stand out. Sometimes you need to be seen, literally. Aftermarket light setups not only make your vehicle look good, but can also help improve safety. Realising how dark it can get on the trails once the sunsets can quickly make you think about getting a quality light bar and/or spotlight setup. 

Luckily, most modern aftermarket truck bumpers nowadays utilize every inch and often come with light provisions, allowing you to mount your favorite LED lights with ease. A clean, smooth look has always been popular, so why not get a bumper that allows you to mount your favorite lightbar right in it?  

BumperStock.com is proud to work with some of the most popular and highly recognized names in the industry. We are one of the best known when it comes to aftermarket truck bumpers, but did you know we also sell aftermarket truck bumper accessories such as lights and winches? 

Customizing your truck isn’t just about looks, but also about performance. Nobody likes a pavement princess that has never seen a speck of gravel, a touch of mud, or even a grain of sand. Use your truck like it was intended! Use it offroad! 

Our experienced team is standing by ready to answer any questions you have about fitment, power consumption, dimensions, or anything else truck-related. Give us a call at 844-827-4442 or send us a message today!

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