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IPF Spotlights

Graeme,

How do you find the Warn lights? Which ones did you get? I've been thinking about getting the SDB-210s but I'm struggling to justify the cost at the moment. Can they really be that much better than say the Wipac 8" at a fraction of the price?

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Many years ago I needed to see how people went about modding Range Rover alternators to fit Defender 200TDi engines, so I bought one of these modded alternators from Frogs Island 4x4.

To this day I hurt just thinking how they ripped me off.

If Frogs Island were the last Land Rover dealership in the world, I'd sell my trucks and buy Toyotas.

I had those nice (smallish) Warn lights on a truck about four years ago. They are very nice and well worth the money. Got mine from Stateside though - too expensive in the UK.

Devon4x4 and the German company that operates out of Essex also sell IPF.
 
I've got the big Wipacs on the Abar and Warn 5" flood and spot on the roof.
The Warn lights put out much more light despite being half the size.
The Wipacs look the part but aren't as good performance wise.
 
I'd heard stories too but never had a problem
Reckon people who have had a problem need to clean out their radiator and change their antifreeze then see if they still have a problem........
 
I'd heard stories too but never had a problem
Reckon people who have had a problem need to clean out their radiator and change their antifreeze then see if they still have a problem........

Reason why I asked is I have two huge spots on the front of my Defender and a 1,000km trip (one way and usually dragging a boat or a trailer) is the norm around here, but I've never had any overheating problems.

As you said, maintenance :D :D :D
 
If your looking for a quality light to knock the socks off everything else...

LIGHTFORCE Lights are the only way to go!!!
 
Lightforce are massive out here.
Performance wise...they seem to be very good but the polycarbonate lenses are prone to crazing after more than a year. This has started to turn people away and go back to glass lenses.
The UK might not have this problem though....

I have 6x Massive IPF's on my Discovery...I love em' to bit's over the WARN and Hella variants that they replaced.
I had to complain about the fit of the rectangular plastic covers...they kept falling off so now I've left tham off in favor of some up-side down eye-lids that keep the glare off from the bonnet.

IPF are excellent IMHO...especially the supplied wiring loom which makes fitting a breeze.
 
Interesting what you say about the covers... We dont seem to have that problem here in the UK. Wonder if its something to do with higher UV levels over there. That said, Im not aware of the problem in Aus either...
 
Lightforce are massive out here.
Performance wise...they seem to be very good but the polycarbonate lenses are prone to crazing after more than a year. This has started to turn people away and go back to glass lenses.
The UK might not have this problem though....

I have 6x Massive IPF's on my Discovery...I love em' to bit's over the WARN and Hella variants that they replaced.
I had to complain about the fit of the rectangular plastic covers...they kept falling off so now I've left tham off in favor of some up-side down eye-lids that keep the glare off from the bonnet.

IPF are excellent IMHO...especially the supplied wiring loom which makes fitting a breeze.


I have just fitted headlamp upgrade to my 90. IPF 170/100watt bulbs,loom and 7" light units. Excellent bit of kit. I got them from Frogs Island as they did me a trade deal on them.

Simon
 
Interesting what you say about the covers... We dont seem to have that problem here in the UK. Wonder if its something to do with higher UV levels over there. That said, Im not aware of the problem in Aus either...

I don't know if crazing is the right word Jon....more like hazing.(crazing would be cracks I think?)
It could be the constant sand/dust blasting that does it....not the high intensity of UV.
A good feature with the Lightforce is that you can buy replacable front covers available in different colours. Yellow, Blue, clear etc. But unless you've fitted them from day one...the damage will already be done.

Let me find a picture to show the hazing....my mate Ian has them on his Ni$$@n Patrol.
 
Here's Ians Ni$$an after he'd rolled it...see the lenses...not exactly crystal clear are they!
Granted these might even be dusty...I wasn't on the trip... but I know that he's not happy with the 'smoked' lens compared to how they used to be.
I think sand blasted is what causes it.

Regards.

S.
 

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I see what you mean... Sand Blasting may well cause the problem.

That said, they front filters are pretty cheap and readily available and stop the main light from suffering the same problem.

As a further thought, it looks as though they are the standard "Spot Light" pattern filters, on a 240mm light. It may be worth changing them for 240mm Combo filters. The combos have an almost corrugated centre section to diffuse the light, it may also help diffuse the speed of the sand grains hitting the front and slow down the abrasive action of the sand...

Not wanting to "teach granny to suck eggs" here but the Combo filters are a comprimise between spot lights and wide angle light diffusers. They work very well on the 240's.
 
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