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Improve Your Off-Roading Experience with AUXITO Products

In this Blog we focus on the importance of off-road lighting and recommendations for AUXITO off-road products:

  • Why Do You Need Off-Road Lighting for Your Off-Road?
  • Benefits Of Off-Road LED Lights
  • How To Find What Works Best For You?
  • Types of Off-Road Lights
  • What products do off-roaders choose as off-road lights in AUXITO?

Why Do You Need Off-Road Lighting For Your Off-Road?

Whether you are a skilled off-roader for many years or just a tyro starting to off-road. The absence of light provides some of the most stunning night skies and off-road excitement, but the cloud cover, tall trees, and mountains can block natural light from the sky, making driving in the dark extremely risky.

Factory lighting may seem adequate for cruising down the highway on the darkest of nights, but when you're driving over rugged terrain at night while off-roading and need to avoid trees, boulders and any other obstacles that are hard to see, the factory lighting just isn't enough to meet your needs.

Therefore, you need to add aftermarket lighting to your off-road vehicle to ensure driving safety with a better off-road experience.

Many Benefits Of Off-Road LED Lights

Off-road lighting not only needs to be considered for its brightness, but its lifespan and power consumption are also very important. No one wants a bulb to fail or suddenly go out while on a trail.

LED lights are not only 2-3 times the raw lumens of halogen lights and they last much longer than halogen or HID lights, which is a particular advantage when going off-roading. LED lights typically last about 30,000 hours, whereas a halogen light only lasts about 1,000 hours. This means that LED lights are safer to use and avoid the hassle of frequent replacement.

What‘s more, LED lighting is the most energy-efficient car light on the market. LED lights draw far less energy from the car’s electrical system than halogen lights by converting over 80 percent of energy into light and about 20 percent into excess heat. Simply put, they have low power consumption and don’t drain batteries as quickly. This benefit is especially important for off-road trips, where the service station may be far away. In addition to being energy efficient, LED lights are also more environmentally friendly in that they are not made with mercury, so they can be recycled more easily and are less toxic than both halogen and HID bulbs.

How To Find What Works Best For You?

For off-road beginners, all the different bulb types, beam patterns, brands, sizes and intended uses are enough to make your head spin when choosing the proper lighting.

Before choosing a lighting product, you need to figure out not only the type of beam pattern for off- road lighting, but also what sort of driving, trails, and environments you will most likely find yourself on so that you can choose a beam pattern that best suits you.

I'm glad @advtr_treking shared his off-road lighting views with us.

"When it comes to off roading, there are two types of light patterns: Spot- reaches further and can illuminate things off in the distance. Flood- reaches a shorter distance and illuminates things in close proximity of you vehicle.

Every person who off roads should have a good mixture of both these kinds of lights."

If you need to distinguish according to the type of use and installation location, you can be divided into fog lights, spot lights, flood lights, and driving lights. The following is a comparison of the differences between the 4 beam modes and the more detailed calculations.


  • Features: Flood lights give more usable light over short distances and wide areas. Ideal and great for backup lights, trailers, or work areas to ensure safe peripheral vision.
  • Beam Angle: 40°-60°
  • Speed: 10-30 MPH
  • Application position: Always installed low on the front bumper


  • Features: Fog lights are mounted below the headlights to project a beam that lights up the pathway ahead and gives you better visibility in rain, fog, and to be able to more accurately gauge puddles.
  • Beam Angle: 60°-100°
  • Speed: 10-20 MPH
  • Application position: Below the headlights


  • Features: Spot Lights produce a more focused beam of light that can travel a far distance ahead of the vehicle but illuminate a smaller area. It largely helps reduce the chance of unfocused and dimmer vision due to high-speed driving.
  • Beam Angle: 10°-20°
  • Speed: 50+ MPH
  • Application position: Mounted on top of your vehicle


  • Features: Driving lights are designed to complement your high beams, illuminating an area farther and wider than your headlights. These lights increase long-range visibility at high speeds and provide added safety when driving on the roads at night.
  • Beam Angle: 20°-40°
  • Speed: 30-40 MPH
  • Application position: Mounted on your grill to supplement your headlights.

Types Of Off-Road Lights

  • LED light bars

An LED light bar is a group of LED lights mounted on a horizontal bar that can be attached to the roof, front bumper, or windshield.

The LED light bar is integrated into a vehicle for additional, strong, far-reaching light output in scenarios where more light is needed than conventional headlights or fog lights can provide.

  • LED pod lights

LED pod lights are a great way to add an additional spot, fog, DRL, and driving lights to your personal vehicle or work truck. Light pods are easily mounted to trucks, jeeps, ATVs, boats, motorcycles, or other vehicles with ease. The LED pod lights offer a bright beam and their size ranges from 2 to 9 inches making them a versatile option when it comes to mounting.

  • Spot or Combo beams

Combo means including spots and flood beams in one light. The light illuminates widespread and long-distance.This idea works well in low visibility conditions and seeing potential obstacles in the distance.

Under such settings, both floodlight and beam light might not be an option to use in isolation. Instead, you can use a combination of both.

The Combo Beam is best for reaching far distances in the dark. The preferred mounting location for spot beams is the front bumper facing forward as it helps avoid light reflection from the hood. In addition, mounting to the top of the windshield is also an option that offers more light reach.

  • Fog Lights

Small fog lights mounts below the front bumper.They are angled in a particular way so that the light directly illuminates the road ahead of you instead of several feet off the ground as regular headlights do. They are the best options when experiencing low visibility weather conditions such as fog, heavy mist, and snow.

  • Rock Lights

Although headlights and fog lights are useful to see the road around you at night, rock lights are designed to be installed underneath the vehicle so that drivers can see rocks and debris that might potentially cause damage to the vehicle. And the rock lights add vibrant colors to your off-road experience and are a favorite for off-road lovers.

The Best Off Road Lights

For off-road beginners

For anyone just getting into off-roading, you can simply upgrade the LED headlights to act as a spotlight for longer illumination and the LED fog lights to act as a Flood light for wider illumination.

  • Bright LED Headlight Bulbs


Q16 Y19
Power 100W per set 120W per set


20,000 LM/set 24,000 LM/set
Color 6000K 6500K
  • LED Fog Light Bulbs
Series B3F I9
Lumens 6,000 LM/set 4,000 LM/set
Color 6000K 6000K/3000K

For off-road enthusiast

For an avid off roaders, you may need more specialized off-road lighting for all kinds of roughconditions so you can continue your journey late at night.

Our new product - The new LED Pod Lights with Angel Eye Effect DRL for Off-Road can meet your off-road lighting needs!

LED Pods use Bayer optical Lens grade materials and highly reflective vacuum plating crafts to ensure its stable performance. With high strength Die-Cast Aluminum shell housing, pod lights can conduct heat quickly.

  • Available in two Optics models: SPOT Beam and DRIVING Beam.
  • Each model is available in both 7" and 5.5"
  • Specifications



LED Power

90W Each Pod

40W Each Pod

Light output

8920 lm (theoretical) / 6150 lm (actual) Each Pod

1 LUX @ 662m

4520 lm (theoretical) / 3500 lm (actual) Each Pod

1 LUX @ 432m

LED Chips


Color temperature

5700K 、3200K

Operating temperature

-40°F ~185°F

Waterproof Rate


Kind Reminder:

While shopping for off-road lights, do not simply focus on the light cost and the function .  Other things require  your attention as well. You should buy LED lights with draw less power and stay cool even after hours of usage. If you ignore the light’s amp draw, it may drain your battery and render you helpless when you are miles away from civilization.

So choosing energy-efficient LED lighting is very important for your off-road journey.

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