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Are Pro-Comp lights any good? I need (5) lights for my roll bar, and I cannot afford $120 a pair for KCs. I found that Pro-Comp sells 100 watt lights in black for only 25 bucks a piece, which I can deffinetely manage. I dunno how bright a 100 watt H3 bulb is compared to a 130 watt like in the KCs, but I think 5 seperate 100 watt lights would be pretty bright wouldn't it? They seem to be decent quality and I know pro-comp is a name brand, so does anyone have any good or bad experiences with them?

Also, I noticed they make flood and spot lights. What do most people usually do? All flood, all spot, 3 spot and 2 flood, etc.? I wanna be able to light up the trail in front of me pretty damn good since we wheel at night a lot.
 

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i had the procomp 130 watt 8" lights and I hated them...i quickly replaced them with another set of KCs....the 130 watt PCs were a flood beam which I didn't care for because it wasn't much brighter than my headlights......Ive got 4 KCs on the front of my truck and they are all spot beams...lights it up pretty good
 

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Why did you ahte them, just because they were floods or did the lights suck for other reasons?

So you reccomend I make all 5 spots, and then just aims ome closer to the truck than others or something?
 

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I had them on the top of my roll bar, but rarely used them. the few times i did fire them up they were pretty bright though, and nice and easy to clean. with the black housing you could just give them a quick shot of Krylon and they looked like new. How often do you plan to really use them? It's not like you can just drive down the road every day with them on. If they're just for occasional off-road use and to look good, i'd say go with the ProComps. Are they as 'good' as the PIAAs or KC's? Probably not, but you could put the money you save towards oother parts then!
 

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I bought 4 from a person on here and gave a pair to GotSmoke and we are both happy with them. I put mine on my bumper and they are far more brighter than my high beems.

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Identity Crisis, you are right, they would probably be there mostly just to look good, and I'd use them when I go offroad which isn't as often as I'd like, or like when I need extra light setting up a campsite or something. If they are brighter than high beams, I'm sure 5 of themw ould give a good amount of light, enough to justify saving a lot of money from them being $25 inctead of $55 like KCs. I don't see how a KC light with a 100 watt H3 bulb would be any brighter than a Pro comp light with a 100 watt H3 bulb. But are the lights fairly strong, or will I be replacing broken lenses all the time? I'm not so much concerned about rust, because I can just give them a little spray can treatment when they start to fade or chip, I just don't want to constantly break lenses.

Do you reccomend I get all spot lights, or should some of them be flood lights? I can't seem to find 6 inch round floods that would match the spots. I would imagine the high beams do a good bit of flooding and strategically aimed spots would make up for what they don't do?
 

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i have the large rectangular lights by pro-comp and they are pretty bright. i also have the large rectangular lights from kc and there bright as all get out. the pro comp ones are a good light though, oh yea both sets of lights were spot patterns
 

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I had 5 of the rectangle ones. I covered them with KC padded vinyl covers and never had a problem. well, once i accidently hit the switch to turn on two of them and burned the inside of the covers a little, cuz they get pretty hot, but other than that, they worked great for me. I had my truck set up to run high and low beam at the same time, plus the factory fogs, and with all that plus the 5 pro comp lights on, a set of Hella fogs and a set of k-mart cheap-os on the front pre runner bar, it was pretty dang bright out. ...however, all those lights, plus an 800-watt amp and a 600-watt amp all on at once puts a helluva draw on the battery.
 

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I guess I am the odd one that actually hated them and thought they were crap. They started rusting within a few months and they didn't impress me with their light output. I'd much rather spend a few extra bucks and have a light worth a damn.
 

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On 2005-12-02 12:57, Identity Crisis wrote:
I had 5 of the rectangle ones. I covered them with KC padded vinyl covers and never had a problem. well, once i accidently hit the switch to turn on two of them and burned the inside of the covers a little, cuz they get pretty hot, but other than that, they worked great for me. I had my truck set up to run high and low beam at the same time, plus the factory fogs, and with all that plus the 5 pro comp lights on, a set of Hella fogs and a set of k-mart cheap-os on the front pre runner bar, it was pretty dang bright out. ...however, all those lights, plus an 800-watt amp and a 600-watt amp all on at once puts a helluva draw on the battery.

I don't want to have to climb up on the truck to take the covers off. My brother has those plastic grate covers on his KCs so he can just turn them on, and hasn't had a problem yet. Would those covers work on Pro-Comp lights?
 

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they'd probably be just fine, since they're much harder material plus the heat would vent.
 

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I know they work fine on his KCs, but do you know if they make covers like that for Pro-Comps or if the KC brand covers would work?
 

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probably best just to find one and try it. maybe a local 4x4 shop would have some on the shelves you could test fit?
 

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Nah, only local 4x4 shop is Attitude Performance and they pretty much only make custom stuff and stock practically nothing. I'm sure I could make something work, I think my bros KC covers are just held on the lught with pressure, so I'm sure they can be fitted onto a Pro-Comp light also. I'm not afraid to put KC covers on Pro-Comp lights.
 

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Do a set of PIAA, install a secound battery, an isolater and all good to go. PIAA have thick plastic housing so no rust, no fuss , no muss! Everything included. I've had mine on for 6+ year's now.
 

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Well thursday night I ordered 5 Pro Comp 6 inch spots, should be here on monday. I'll let ya know how they work after I get them installed and wired up. I think they ought be pretty bright.

My friend Alex brought up an interesting point. If something was to fly up and break one of the lights like a rock, since the lights are so high, it'd probably hit the windshield first so the covers aren't that important.
 

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I didn't install them yet because the paint onthe roll bar is still curing and I didn't wanna expose it to salt. But I hooked one of the lights up to my brothers battery and shined it around a bit. They are just as bright as his KCs I think. I pointed it at a house about 300 feet away and the whole house looked like the crack of dawn. I can't wait to have all 5 of them babies onhe truck, no more hoping I remember the land as good as I think I do when night wheeling. Not to mention when someone cuts me off....


Ok so who's got suggestions for where to put switches for these, I'm using 2 switches - one for the outer 2 and one for the inner 3 lights - and want them to look good. I put a small red momentary button on my underdash right by my knee for my dixie horn and it is hard to see so I like it there, but I think light switches would be better somewhere else.
 
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