Lights – The good, better & best!

Lights, Lights & More Lights

The good, better & best!

Lights have been a popular topic of conversation throughout the entire year. Customers asking how to get the best bang for their buck, different lumens, diode patters, flood or spot lights, etc.

The Merriam-Webstar dictionary defines lumens as a unit of lumious flux equal to the light emitted in a unit solid angle by a uniform point source of one candle intensity. Therefor the more lumens, the brighter the light! Raw lumens is measured off of the LED diodes themselves, while effective lumens measures the output with consideration of the lens & assembly.  Amps will increase the signal, while voltage is absorbed by the resistor. The better the housing on the light the more durable the light is. For instance you would want a quality housing on a light used for sanders or plowing, since it will endure the weather and corrosion.  Majority of lights will have a lifespan expectancy and should be considered with the purpose of the light.

Our parts department carries multiple light brands, such as Blazer, Peterson, Buyers, Bargman, Optronics, TecNiq & Truck Lite! I walked through the show room and chose a few lights at random to compare.

Round Utility Flood Light – Blazer CWL504

  • 4.5″ Round blazer-cwl504
  • 8 LEDs
  • 930 Lumens
  • 1.3 Amps
  • Die Cast Aluminum Housing
  • 12-24 Volt Systems
  • Flood beam Pattern

Spot & Flood Light – Buyers #1492127

  • 14 LED
  • 5″ Roundbuyers-1492127
  • 3 Amps
  • 2535 Lumens
  • Clear Lens & Bulb
  • Stainless Steel Mount


Mini Light Bar – Buyers #8891070

  • 32 LED buyers8891070
  • 3.2 Amps
  • Amber – Clear Lens
  • 24 Flash Pattern
  • 9.5′ Power Cord with built in On/Off switch & flash pattern selector
  • Magnetic Mount
  • 15″L x 9″W x 3′ T
  • 5 Year Warranty

Spot/Flood Combo Light Bar – BLAZER C3068K

  • 13″ LED Light Bar
  • 24 3W LEDsblazer-c3068k
  • 3700 effective lumens /6700 raw lumens
  • 4.5 amps
  • Die Cast Aluminum Housing
  • High-Impact Polycarbonated Lens
  • 6000k

Utility/Flood Light – Optronics TLL46FB

  • Square LED
  • Black Powder Coated ALuminum Housing
  • Impact-resistant polycarbonate lens
  • pedestal mount with stainless steel hardware
  • 5″ W x 4-1/2″ Toptronics-tll46fb
  • 9 Diodes
  • 1,800 effective lumens
  • 1,042 raw lumens
  • 3 year warranty