Hey guys, i decided to start building a light bar today. I didnt get done, im not even really near but im starting this thread to get some input. First im going to post pictures of how the light housings im using started off.
They are actually military 24v lights with infared lenses over top of them. I guess so they could light up areas they were surveiling without being seen. I took them apart, put in some regular 12v bulbs, and theres a gap where the lens was but its not so bad.
Im going to be using light bar mounts of the same style that the police use on their light bars, but the issue im running into is what to use for the mounting surface itself. I was planning to use a piece of angle iron from a bed frame but
1.) The drill press i had wont drill through it?
2.) the angle wont allow the lights to be mounted because of the style mount the lights are. There isnt enough surface area for the bolt to go through with the little round part too. Hopefully youll see what i mean thats not a good explination. So, what would you guys use to mount the lights on? Keep in mind these lights are HEAVY!
The lights as they were for military
What i did
First shot at the bar, FAIL
As for powering them, i think im going to wire them up in paralell, ground negative run a big power wire to the roof some how to the positive, hook that up to a relay, ground the relay, run a small wire to a switch under the dash and hop on to 12v somewhere under the dash for the switch too.
What yall think?
its gunna be a 3 light bar. As in three lights on it