The 54 inch LED Light Bar that won’t break your budget
The Nilight 54 inch LED Light bar is a great, affordable choice for your truck or 4×4. This is the go to offroad led light bar that will light up everything in front of you with ease, and make your night time offroading a lot more enjoyable. In this review I will be covering what I consider to be the pros and cons of this 50 inch light bar. Let’s cover some of the specifications first though.
LED Manufacturer: Cree
Power: 312W, with a working voltage of 10 – 32V
Lumens: Not listed
Beam type: Combo, both spot and flood beams
The nitty gritty of this offroad LED light bar
Nilight offers two models of this light bar, one with Cree LEDs and one without. Cree LEDs have gained an excellent reputation within the industry as being top notch quality and lasting longer than cheap leds. That is my personal recommendation and why I chose to review this model instead of the other one. With a rated lifetime of 30,000 hours it will be an asset to your offroad adventures for a long time. While it’s no guarantee by any means, generally products that use Cree LED bulbs are higher performance than cheaper ones.
The power used is low because that LEDs do not use much power compared to their halogen counterparts, all while staying at a low temperature. Something you need to keep in mind is that you will need your own wiring harness to install this Nilight light bar which is sold separately. It does come with some mounting hardware though which is nice.
While they didn’t list the exact lumen count which is a bit disappointing, make no mistake: this light bar is VERY bright. If you are using a smaller light bar or just stock headlights, prepare to see a real difference in your visibility at night. Check out the picture below from an Amazon customer. The way the lights are positioned with the floods on the outside helps to widen the area that is lit up, while the spot light in the middle directly lights up what is in front of you. The curve also helps cover more area with the flood beam. It’s very well designed for maximum light output.
A note on the brightness: this is for offroad use only. Due to the light bars brightness it would certainly blind other drivers on the road and get you pulled over. Be considerate and stick to offroad use.
Onto the build quality: It’s excellently constructed of diecast aluminum which is fairly standard for good light bars. Rated IP67, which means it is almost at the highest IP rating possible. No dust can get inside it and it is rated by the manufacturer as being waterproof, making it a perfect off road led light bar. Obviously it needs to be tough to stand up to the conditions of exposed to water and mud. It definitely holds up to the competition in that regard.
For a 54 inch led light bar, I feel like it’s hard to go wrong with this one. Not everyone wants to shell out for the top of the line Rigid light bar that costs several times more! The Nilight hits that sweet spot of being affordable and very effective. The fact that it features Cree LED bulbs is a huge plus in its favor as far as quality goes, and the construction of the rest of the light bar is good too.
I’ve also noticed going through the Amazon reviews that Nilight is very quick to replace defective light bars, which is an incredibly important point in their favor. When a company has their customer service right, you can feel much more comfortable purchasing their products.
Overall I highly recommend this light bar. It’s reasonable price and excellent construction is a great fit for someone looking for a full size light bar. I wouldn’t have minded if they would have included the lumen count because I like to know stats, but it’s really a moot point. It is bright. Sometimes you get lucky and find quality products like this on Amazon where you don’t have to go with an expensive brand to get the job done well.