Now where were those stainless KC Daylighters at in my garage? After I found my stash of lights, it was time to get to work on installing the new mounts. It took less than five minutes and they look snazzy on my brush guard.
Being the inquisitive person I am, there was a need inside me to know if there was truth to the “high strength” part of the description so out came a mallet. Bang! Nothing. Bang again! The mount was still in one piece and the silicone rubber inner pieces kept it from moving around the bar.
At an event in 2009, I had a good talk with Michael DeHaas, owner of KC HiLites. Looking over all the cool stuff at his display, I saw a stack of small square boxes. What could they be? Some new mini light or something like that? Nope, nothing that exotic but something very cool and very usable for many of us. Michael told me that
these just started shipping to retailers and were now available on their website.
Can you say rugged, high strength composite mounting brackets that mount easily on 1.5” to 2.0” bars? Yep, and the readers of JPFreek Adventure Magazine are probably the first to read about them (at least at the time this was originally published in Summer 2009). Not only do you now have the solution on how to mount your lights when the maker of your stinger or brush guard forgot to put tabs but if you get tired of where they are, you can move them later. I had to have a set of these as the brush guard on my TJ, despite the price of the total bumper unit, doesn’t have tabs for lights.
With that part of the excitement and testing over, it was time to mount the lights and in another five minutes, I got some new candle power up front for those night runs!
If you need a way to mount lights on any round tubing from 1.5” to 2.0”, you should check these out!
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