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Floods or Spots?


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Hey all

I'm looking to get some lights to mount over the front bumper of my Ranger as I do a lot of night driving and don't find the factory high-beams illuminate terribly well. I'm torn between floodlights to help illuminate the ditches/side of the road better, or spots to cast bright light farther down the road. In your experiences, which would be more valuable? Any input is appreciated
 


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Get you a led lightbar with a flood/spot combo and have the best of both worlds
 
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Get you a led lightbar with a flood/spot combo and have the best of both worlds
It's just a daily driver, an LED bar is a bit overkill IMO, and LED's tend to get expensive. I'd like to stay simple and inexspensive
 

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I run the apollo series, in front I have 2 driving lights and then on top I run 4 spots so I can get plenty of range.
 

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60 degree LED Floods (with at least 6 LEDs) will light up the sides nicely, showing you the deer.
30 degree Floods give a little better light forward, not much to the side.
Spots light up further forward, which I've never needed in normal driving on the road.

http://www.amazon.com/LEDSTORE-Light-Offroad-Trailer-degree/dp/B008CSHRL2/ref=sr_1_23?ie=UTF8&qid=1396788175&sr=8-23&keywords=60+degree+led+flood+light
Compare to 30 degree, below

http://www.amazon.com/Gizmo-Light-Power-Tractor-Degree/dp/B007ZGBLNW/ref=sr_1_46?ie=UTF8&qid=1396788255&sr=8-46&keywords=60+degree+led+flood+light

Perhaps a 60 degree Flood on the passenger side and a 30 degree Spot on the driver side? Cheap and the best of both?
 
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Thanks for the input guys. I decided to pick up 2 inexpensive flood-pattern lights with 55W bulbs, and grabbed some 100W replacements in case I decide they aren't bright enough. I'll wire everything to handle the bigger bulbs
 


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