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Vision X Solstice Solo INSTALL WRITE UP

So here it is, my big LED install. A while back i posted that i needed help finding lights for my FLW rear bumper, i wanted small white LEDs for my backup lights because i cant see a damn thing. Well i searched and searched and found the Vision X Solstice Solos.

www.visionxonly.com => known for their Xmitters but these solstice solos kick ass too

http://www.visionxonly.com/Solstice-...LED-Light.html
these are the lights that i went with. Since i am using these for reverse lighting i decided on the 45degree elliptical beam pattern to throw the most light in the largest area. i knew that i wanted a pair and and figured that two at 45 degrees would light up the night (900 lumens from 1 LED)

one of the other reasons i went with this is that they are shatterproof and submersible up to 3 meters (even tkob could run these). i figured that buying one set of these as opposed to multiple sets of wallyworld lights is much better.

AND HERE THEY ARE



this has two lights and a very handy dual wiring harness with a built in relay, i did opt not to use the harness due to the wiring and i would have to extend every connection, but VisionX said that might be true and they will refund it no problem


picture of the light and harness


this is the light with the included wiring

Another nice thing about these lights is how they attach to each other, they have this multiple light coupling that allows for a solid base of more than one light, it uses the same system to attach to the supplied mount (though i painted the bare metal black to go with my bumper)


two lights with the harness attached and showing the coupling block


showing the two lights coupled together - the hex bolt on the top mount is the same way that the coupling works


upclose of the mount


painted mount on the bumper

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this part there arent a whole lot of pictures for this section since it was all wiring and fishing the lines through the bumper but here is exactly what happened

first i mapped out and mocked up the lighting so make sure that drilling holes directly in back of the tube would be ok with my 35 inch tires, luckily it was. So behind each mount i drilled a hole and and began fishing the wires though.

To simplify the wiring i wired the right light to the left light and then wire a single power and ground to the combined lights (much like the dual harness would have done).

One thing i made sure to do was heat shrink as much as possible for waterproofing and giving the wires another coating for the fishing wires through will beat on them a lot.
once i got the unified lead out of the base of the bumper i used the same ground i use for my CB (bolt on the frame rail) and connected the power to a wire that i had already pre ran through the cabin.

While this is the simplest part, it definitely took the longest, luckily my buddy was over and he had a lot of patience to fish the wire out

Here is my new switch panel

Shout out to www.12voltguy.com for a great product

under the dash i made a fuse box and ran a single fused wire to the battery for cleanliness and to keep things simple

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So here is the finished product


close up of one pod


full bumper shot


these are some bright freaking lights


crazy bright


and the finished product (i also wired the led rock lights)

I have to say that these lights are just amazing, they throw a ridiculous amount of light, i will try and get some shots tonight of the area it floods, but believe me you can see them in broad day light. The only issue i have is one that has me troubled... my Black Magics on the windshield just dont fit the jeep anymore, now i have to replace those with some LEDs looks like ill be rummaging through the VisionX catalouge to find a suitable replacemean


As requested some night shots


lights up my driveway


lights all the way up across the street to my neighbors house

*these were taken with my phone, not the best night camera, but i tell you they are crazy bright





Tantrum Rock lights teaser pic
http://www.visionxonly.com/Rock-light-8-pods.html

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A night shot out the back would be nice! I'm trying to bring myself to buy them but bright as hell and bright as hell 15 to 25 feet away are two different things.

I want to be able to light as much up behind me as well as be able to change some tailgatters/highbeamers mind! Thanks looks good!

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Nice install Joe... Looks GREAT!

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I have a pair of these mounted facing rear on my gobi rack. I used them for the first time camping in the NJ pine barrens. It was night and I had to set up my tent. It wasn't night when I hit the switch. They are simply amazing.

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A night shot out the back would be nice! I'm trying to bring myself to buy them but bright as hell and bright as hell 15 to 25 feet away are two different things.

I want to be able to light as much up behind me as well as be able to change some tailgatters/highbeamers mind! Thanks looks good!
ill work on getting this shot, but its a tough one

the street and town i live in has street lamps everywhere, if i have time tonight and my room mate isnt in the driveway ill try to get some in the back yard.

I agree with you wanting to throw light farther, but these are the 45 degree elliptical lights, the 30 degree cone or the spot lights might be better for your application

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Thanks! I have been thinking of ordering one fog and one driving beam and that would probably work. Not sure if I can fit two in each opening on my bumper so I guess ill get one of each like I said and give it a
go, if there is enough room to double them in each opening imagine the light out put of two spots and two fogs,
good lord!

I think you did a great job installing them but what have you done to keep them from getting stolen? That would be my biggest fear. Unfortunatly with my bumper I will have to remove it and that swing out part I'm sure is going to be a mutherf..... To get off the support pin since it was he'll to get it on in the first place. Hence the reason I have been looking for something that will not fail.

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Nice writeup señor. Those lights look sick with the bumper. Seeing as I just installed my FLW bumper this weekend and didn't opt for any lights, I will have to look into these. I can't wait to see them this weekend. The submersible aspect is a huge plus. I know that the wallyworld lights from that one night run were all running super hot and some were having issues with them. These seem like they would be good for the rears as well as that other "rock light" kit thing that you have shown. I like the "get off my ass" option too . I see more switches in my future...

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Thanks! I have been thinking of ordering one fog and one driving beam and that would probably work. Not sure if I can fit two in each opening on my bumper so I guess ill get one of each like I said and give it a
go, if there is enough room to double them in each opening imagine the light out put of two spots and two fogs,
good lord!

I think you did a great job installing them but what have you done to keep them from getting stolen? That would be my biggest fear. Unfortunatly with my bumper I will have to remove it and that swing out part I'm sure is going to be a mutherf..... To get off the support pin since it was he'll to get it on in the first place. Hence the reason I have been looking for something that will not fail.
Are you looking at running these in place of your factory fogs? I've been thinking of this, not quite sure how they would work... I have a Rugged Ridge front bumper. If you have any ideas... wouldn't mind hearing them.

I also use a flood beam Solo for a back up light... i installed it on the top of the factory tire carrier, shines out through the spokes on the spare.

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i should be able to get some night shots tonight... hopefully
... i have been helping my roommate take apart his girls new motorcycle (old and sat for 2 years) so the driveway has been full, if we finish ill get some proper light shots

Just to clarify i dealt directly with Rick at www.vistionxonly.com

i have had nothing but great experiences with him

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updated with night shots

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Good stuff JP.

I just wish they were a little, just a little smaller - which would allow me to squeeze two stick together inside my light cutouts on my bumper. One of them is already out for some reason. The LEDs are the way to go.



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