JEEP LIFE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS
KC Hilites have been around for a long time. In fact, they are the first name that comes to mind for lights for most of us. That black and yellow KC brand is a staple in the OffRoad community and come on...we've all seen the smiley face covers, right? What about today's market though? In an industry flooded with OffRoad lighting options, does KC Hilites still stand out?
I decided to give them a try. Now, I have had lots of lights throughout the years and up to this point, I've thought...might as well just buy the cheapest set. From my experience they all seem to look and last the same. (A lot of these lights even come from the same factories). Well, one thing is for sure, there's no mimicking KC's iconic look.
I went with the 6 inch Pro-Sport With Gravity LED G6 Pair Pack System. I loved the look and it's all in one system gives you everything you need to have you lighting up the nighttime trail from start to finish in no time.
When I first opened the box and had one of the lights in my hand, I knew right away that this was a high quality product. The look, the feel all stood out from anything I've tried in the past. This light was big, stylishly aggressive looking, and well made. I couldn't WAIT to get them on my Jeep.
The install was a snap! It only took about 20 minutes, and that was set up and clean up included! The wiring harness is plenty long enough and the is easy to install. On one end you connect the harness to your battery's positive and negative terminals, on the other end plug in the switch and lights and you're done. Don't forget to connect the ground wire and even though it's pretty easy to figure out just by looking at it, follow the instructions anyway. Take a look at the tech specs straight from KC...
-2x 20W Gravity® LED G6 Optical Inserts
-6" Polymax Housing
-Durable Polycarbonate Lens
-Spot Beam or Driving Beam (SAE & ECE) Patterns
LIGHT PERFORMANCE(PER LIGHT)
-Raw Lumens: 2,452 lm or 2,104 lm
-Compliance: Driving beam meets SAE J581 & ECE-R112
-Lux @ 10 Meters: Spot- 2,150 lx, Driving- 1,310 lx
-Candela: Spot- 215,000 cd, Driving- 131,000 cd
-Beam Distance (Meters): Spot- 972m, Driving- 724m
-LED Source: CREE High Power LED
-Amp Draw: 1.67A
-IP Rating: IP68
-Product Dimensions: W - 6.25" x H - 7.00" x D - 4.54"
Parts Included in Pair Pack system
-(2) 20W 6" Gravity® LED Pro-Sport Lights
-Wiring Harness with 2-Pin weather proof connectors
-(2) ABS Stone Guards
-30A LED Switch
Gravity® EXTREME OUTPUT AND EFFICIENCY
Gravity® Pro-Sports are powered by our G6 LED optical inserts to deliver 2,150 lx @ 10m using only 1.67A per light. KC's patented Gravity® Reflective Diode system aims LEDs into precision reflectors, capturing all light to project it forward.
AVAILABLE BEAM PATTERN AND ADVANTAGES
Spot Beam- Provides focused bright light for maximum forward distance and high speed visibility.
Driving Beam- SAE & ECE street legal beams provide added peripheral visibility while reaching further than stock lights.
ADJUSTABLE MOUNTING FOR ACCURACY AND PRECISION
Universal adjustable mounts allow for easy mounting to bolt holes, also precise vertical and horizontal aiming of lights for consistency.
STRENGTH & DURABILITY
Using a Race-proven steel housing combined with our IP68 rated Gravity® G6 LED optical insert for an extremely strong and durable light to tolerate the harshest terrains.
I LOVE my new KC Hilites! I think I've finally found the stand out brand that I've been looking for in lighting. If you're looking for an upgrade that will look great AND be something that serves a purpose check out the entire catalog from KC Hilites. They have something for everyone!
I can't wait to hit the trail and see what my new lights can really do...more to come I'm sure.