Light Bars v Light Pods

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MidOH

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I prefer two ditch lights on the hood, angled way out.
Two giant halogen round lights on the bumper.

Small rear facing light bar on rear of an Suv's rack for reversing. Or pods on the sides of the hitch, for trucks.
 

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I run 6inch pods on the rack with the two outer pointed out and 10inch on the bumper. Still debating if I need more or change my off brand lights and switch to the main stream lights. I do like the versatility with pods.
 

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Light bars are always great light spread but the elevation of the bar is hard to have dialed in. Too high when on a trail, too low when on an improved road. Pods are nice to set up to cover both.
 

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Small single light bar on the roof, far enough back so there is no glare off the hood, under the roof rack bar for protection.
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A pillar lights angled out to light the sides and find the elusive trail on the beach on a moonless night.
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Legally in many Provinces and States, no lights are allowed above the centerline of the factory headlights.
Hence when Jeep put 4 lights on the roof of the Liberty they all came with plastic covers and were legal only for off road use.
In BC the ticket for unccovered auxiluary lights is $84.00.

The only exception is lighting on a truck equipped with a snow plow and in BC that is only during the snow clearing season.
The ticket for using lights higher than the factory headlight centerline on a public road in BC is $174.00.
 
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Small single light bar on the roof, far enough back so there is no glare off the hood, under the roof rack bar for protection.
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A pillar lights angled out to light the sides and find the elusive trail on the beach on a moonless night.
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Legally in many Provinces and States, no lights are allowed above the centerline of the factory headlights.
Hence when Jeep put 4 lights on the roof of the Liberty they all came with plastic covers and were legal only for off road use.
In BC the ticket for unccovered auxiluary lights is $84.00.

The only exception is lighting on a truck equipped with a snow plow and in BC that is only during the snow clearing season.
The ticket for using lights higher than the factory headlight centerline on a public road in BC is $174.00.
Is that drilled through the hard top? Also noise pollution from the light bar above windshield vs on hardtop under roof rack...? Love the idea