They may be called rock lights but they
serve as much more than just that.
These lights are installed anywhere up under the front of the 4x4 so that it
will light up the ground and surrounding area in front of the vehicle. Much the
same as fog lights, however fog lights face more forward rather than to the
These on the other hand face the ground on a 45 degree angle to
light up the immediate ground near the front tyres.
Rock-lights are also very useful at the
rear as well which will assist in reversing and serve a great purpose for slow
technical wheel placement while off-roading.
Additional lights can be added to the
underside of sidesteps, the best lights for this are the LED light strips
(light weight and cheaper) much like the neon lights on some street cars only
off-road they will actually serve a purpose!
adding these LED “strips” keep in mind that side steps and/or rock
sliders will more than likely come in contact with a log or rock so when
installing put it in a spot which will have the least chance of contact.
Another thing to consider is mud can collect under the side steps and
cover the lights which in itself is not a concern however if left too long
there is possibility of the lights being damaged when removing the mud.
LED rock-lights would have
to be classed as LED off road lights, due to the fact they would serve no
purpose on the highway at faster speeds and would attract the law if used
anywhere other than off road.
LED rock lights on a 4x4 will be
guaranteed to be in contact with water at some stage, possibly completely
submerged which is totally fine as LED's can handle water better than any other
type of lights.
If water should make it into the lights housing contacting the
globes the Light-emitting diode won't crack or explode like halogen globes
When shopping for LED lights be sure to check for an IPF67 or higher
rating, IPF67 or higher is a code for water tightness. Most good LED lights
will be IPF67.
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