As well as offering uber-cool aesthetics for your truck, roof-mounted LED lights allow you to see much better when driving up and down the highway when it’s dark.
The option has become so popular that even some car owners have started to use them and they come with the added benefit of offering halogen-strength illumination that uses a fraction of the power of traditional lights – plus they tend to go wrong far less often.
Longer Lasting & Bright As You Need
LED technology is an amazing thing, as it has redefined what lighting is and how it’s offered. Because of the fact that they don’t contain filaments, they’re that much more durable and long-lasting. It’s pretty cost-effective too, as whilst the lights themselves might cost a little more than conventional ones, they’re super energy efficient.
The lights that fit onto a Toyota Tacoma light bar roof mount can be bought in different sizes too, with a variety of different options available, so finding the ideal type for your truck is quite easy. The size of the mount will obviously limit the total amount of lights that can be fitted and we would recommend enlisting the help of a pro to install them.
Two Distinct Patterns of Beam
When installing LED lights onto your Toyota Tacoma light bar roof mount, you’ll generally have two types of beam pattern.
- The first is spot beam which is ideal for illuminating far up the road in front of you.
- The second is flood pattern which is perfect for providing the driver with a broader viewing field
When fitting yours or having them fitted professionally, you really do have to think about what you want from them in terms of the lighting they provide. If you can’t decide, don’t worry, as there are some LED light options that allow you to have the best of both worlds and have flood and spot lights.
DOT Regulations Need to Be Followed
One thing that shouldn’t be forgotten when installing roof lights on your Tacoma is the fact that the Department of Transport (DOT) has guidelines that govern them. If you’re unsure, we’d recommend taking a look at the regulations but also take into consideration that these guidelines can change from state to state. It’s possible that you might need some light covers to keep them legal.
LED Roof Lights Make Night Driving Easier – Period
When you have a Toyota Tacoma Light Bar Roof Mount fitted, it makes night driving easier, whatever the conditions. The same applies when talking about poor light, snow or severe storms, as they can provide lighting to the areas you need it the most.
What you must do, however, is always use them in the right places and respect other road users. There’s nothing worse than someone dazzling you from the front or from behind.
The wisdom of buying roof lights is perhaps most evident when you’re struggling to navigate dark country roads at night in the dead of winter. Then you’ll understand fully why you bought them.