Trucks & SUVs

The 5 Best Light Bars for Your Truck

A quality LED light bar can be a highly useful modification, particularly for off-roading. Such light bars can easily illuminate the road before you at night in remote or rural locations. Many of them are pretty sharp looking by the light of day.

How do you select the best light bar for your truck or SUV? There are a lot of options. You can select from halogen bulbs, HID lighting, or LED bulbs. Just be aware of any laws where you are concerning high-intensity lighting. Such lighting can impair the vision of other drivers if not handled properly.

There is a variety of mounting options and sizes to choose from.

TMH 20″ Xb-d SMD LED work light

This light bar is hard to beat. It works with all manner of vehicles, equipped with 42 super bright Cree LED that put out 13,000 lumens of brightness at a temperature of 6000k ultra white. This versatile bar has a cast aluminum shell and aluminum mounting brackets. Its size allows you to mount it on the roof near the windshield, by the trunk or tailgate, behind the grille, and below or on the bumper.

This bar has both flood and spot options. You can narrow the light as much as 30 degrees and as wide as 60 degrees. The unit has an impact-resistant front lens and is waterproof, able to endure the elements no matter where you mount it.

Pros:

  • Good heat dissipation
  • Adjustable mounting bracket
  • Bright ray for strong visibility

Cons:

  • Prone to condensation

Kohree 12″ Cree Spot LED light

A smaller light bar, the Kohree 12″ LED bar is a good match for smaller vehicles. It has an output of 6000k and a solid white 6000k light of 72 watts only using 12-30 energy volts. Its size makes it an excellent spotlight either alone or with other lights. It has an aluminum die-cast shell that allows for mounting even in areas where there’s flying debris and rocks like around the grille or bumper.

You’ll get 30,000 hours of use from the LEDs and the reach full brightness almost instantly so no waiting. The light bar works great for ATVs, SUVs, military, mining vehicles, off-roading vehicles, and more. The included mounting brackets allow you to mount from either the sides or the bottom.

Pros:

  • Includes a 3-year warranty
  • Highly durable
  • Energy-efficient with a quick cooling heat sink

Cons:

  • May have weak seals

MicTuning 3B239C

With the MicTuning 3B239C, you can light up the night. With exceptional visibility, it puts out 600k of crystal white light that goes out farther and brighter than regular straight lights.

It provides a snug fit that gives your vehicle an intimidation factor all while providing you with a strong illumination range. That makes it ideal for driving in the country or wilderness, racing, off-roading, and more. It’s designed to be resistant to corrosion and dust buildup. It absorbs vibration well and is waterproof too. Its operating voltage is 10-32 DC. It also comes with a 24-month warranty.

Pros:

  • 30,000-hour lifespan
  • Perfect beam pattern
  • Curved design

Cons:

  • Check your measurements to ensure it will fit
  • No instructions or optional brackets

Glotech 20″ Cree LED light

The Glotech 20″ Cree LED bar is a smaller light bar but highly rated among fans and reviewers. There are 48 LED lights behind a glass lens that is impact and waterproof. Everything fits into an aluminum case and it comes with its own mounting brackets for placement.

It’s shorter than other 20″ bars because the mounting brackets are on the bottom instead of the ends. It offers a 20-degree spot and a 45-degree flood to illuminate objects in the distance

This light bar has an output of 600k bright white with 12,600 lumens of intense light. It can be used on 4x4s, ATVs, boats, mining vehicles and more for off-roading or anything other activities where an abundance of light would be useful.

Pros:

  • Water-resistant and dustproof with rustproof, mounting bracket
  • 30,000 hours of use with diecast aluminum housing

Cons:

  • Brackets are small and make mounting difficult for some
  • No instructions included

Auxbeam 12-Inch 72W

This bar was crafted using Cree LED chips to give you a wide viewing area. You can use this light bar for 7200lm luminous flux when paired with powerful LEDs. It gives you a 30-degree spotlight and a 60-degree floodlight. It can be used anywhere for as much as 30,000 hours of light for great performance. Plus, this light bar offers an energy-efficient design and the heat sink cools off fast which makes this light bar unique. 

Auxbeam’s 12-inch 72W offers a full aluminum housing and it’s dustproof, shockproof, and waterproof for safety. If your idea of fun involves driving into mud or water, this bar has you covered.

Pros:

  • Adjustable mounting brackets
  • Affordable
  • Offers combination flood/spot
  • Sturdy construction

Cons:

  • Mounts struggle with vibration
  • Not moisture proof