So you need a high output of light of some form on your Toyota Tundra truck for those nighttime projects like freeway lane extensions. You already installed LEDs in your headlights and fog lights but they’re not quite enough. You decide on an LED light bar, but you have little tolerance for one of those bulky, double-row lightbars and even less room on your Toyota truck to mount one. What do you do?
Slim LED light bars are a great solution for your offroading adventures or work projects if you have no way of mounting outside of your pick up truck. It is possible to secure an LED light bar behind the grille and that’s exactly where our ultra slim 126W CREE LED light bar is made to be mounted on the 2014 and later Toyota Tundra.
Last month, I wrote a blurb touting my admiration for the Lexus IS series as well as its upgradability when it comes to LED lighting. Coming from a Toyota background (my parents have been driving Toyotas for many years and has passed down their RAV4 to me), my adoration for the Lexus IS 250 comes from brand loyalty, the luxury vehicle’s sleek design, and the thought that I can see myself driving a Lexus well into my adulthood. And though I don’t really see myself adding aftermarket parts to it if I do come to own an IS 250, I can’t ignore its upgradability when it comes to JDM style LED fog lights. I discovered some pictures of the JDM style LED fog lights on a Lexus IS 350 that was featured in AutoCon 2016.
I’m sure that you have seen Silverado trucks and the like drive around with an LED light bar on top in your area, some less than others like me who live in SoCal. But they do pop up every once in a while! Whenever I see one drive by, generic rock music plays in my head as I think about how macho and freaking big the truck that whizzed past me was. And then I see the LED light bar set on top and I think, “Man that must be super bright. Would I get blinded looking at it?”
So a typical LED light bar gives drivers the visibility they need for mountain driving, dark, rural areas, and construction sites while giving the truck a rugged, manly, and macho feel to it right? What about the lower bumper grill mounted 20″ 100W LED light bar for the 2011-2013 Chevy Silverado 1500? Perhaps… not so much.
Toyota officially scrapped its Scion line in August of last year in response to young adults’ changing attitudes about the Toyota brand as a utilitarian brand for their parents. They have become more and more practical in the past few years. I fall in this demographic and despite being disappointed about the Scion brand being buried, I actually agree with this decision. As a high schooler, I thought Scions were really cool looking but as I grew older I slowly changed my mind about them; I didn’t see myself driving a Scion for too long cause I felt I’d outgrow it before long.
While the brand scrapping is still fresh, this still means that Scions are becoming rare and vintage, qualities which are pillars of the JDM world; it doesn’t matter how old a car is as long as it’s a decent enough body to work with right? Scions have a sleeker and sportier look than most other cars which makes for great bases for aftermarket parts such as the brilliant red LED 3rd brake light DIY conversion kit.
Last week, I posted a few pictures of a red Dodge to feature our Dodge RAM 1500 dual CREE LED fog lights. When I got this assignment, the pictures given to me certainly caught my attention. These aren’t ones that I made, found, or photoshopped. Whereas most of our pictures are mostly untouched, these photos show use of filters to look stylized and otherworldly. I could just ask my boss, “Why these Ram truck pictures in particular?” But I think speculating would be more fun. I’m sure he’ll tell me once he sees this blog.