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Episode 127 – Baja Designs

Posted by on August 23, 2017

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***Update 24 Aug 17****  We got a couple reports of issues with the audio.  We owe you the very best quality audio possible so we took down the old version and replaced it.  Thanks to those that let us know so quickly!  Cheers!  – Dan

Dan Interviews Chris from Baja Designs.  Baja Designs are the scientists of  lighting and have taken their design to a whole new level.  Baja Designs has been in the offroad light business for about as long as there has been an offroad business.

 

Chris points out that most people don’t think about the color or temperature of the light and how it effects our vision and ability to see at night.  We have discussed this on the show before.  You may have recognized for yourself that the more yellow, sun color light is easier on your eyes than that cool blue that you often find in lesser quality LED lights.

We also discuss the moisture blocking technology that they use.  The biggest complaint on the internet about inexpensive LED lights that are made in China are that they develop condensation behind the lens which leads to circuit board failure.  The MoistureBlock technology in the Baja Design lights prevents moisture from getting into the light but if it does, its user serviceable.  The wiring harness is also sealed to prevent any moisture from getting in and damaging the wiring harness.

 

The biggest thing that sets Baja Designs apart is the lights are designed for different lighting zones.  Inexpensive lights will just throw light out in all different directions, will have hot spots, and cold spots.  Baja Designs lights are designed to illuminate specific areas that make it easier to see in all the different areas around the vehicle.  The zones are broken down into eight different zones:  dust/fog, cornering, driving, spot, racer edition spot (projects out miles down the road for those traveling at over 100 mph), dome lighting (used for in the wheel wells underneath as well), flood (a smooth 60 degree patter for around the vehicle and camp), and backup lighting.

 

Baja Designs builds lights for the off-road enthusiast, by the enthusiast.

 

Just a reminder that we are still running the BOLT Lock giveaway.  Get entered today by following these simple steps.

 

  1. Like The 4×4 Podcast at http://Facebook.com/the4x4podcast and BOLT Locks at http://Facebook.com/boltlock
  2. Post on your personal Facebook page why you need The 4×4 Podcast a BOLT Lock using the phrase, “I need @The4x4Podcast to hook me up with a @BOLTLock for my  (fill in your vehicle) because…” You’ll want to set that post to public and using #4x4podcast in your post just to make sure we see it.

 

We will select one lucky winner and you’ll receive your choice of a BOLT Lock cable lock or a BOLT Lock padlock.

 

Just a reminder that we are still running the BOLT Lock giveaway.  Get entered today by following these simple steps.

 

  1. Like The 4×4 Podcast at http://Facebook.com/the4x4podcast and BOLT Locks at http://Facebook.com/boltlock
  2. Post on your personal Facebook page why you need The 4×4 Podcast a BOLT Lock using the phrase, “I need @The4x4Podcast to hook me up with a @BOLTLock for my  (fill in your vehicle) because…” You’ll want to set that post to public and using #4x4podcast in your post just to make sure we see it.

 

We will select one lucky winner and you’ll receive your choice of a BOLT Lock cable lock or a BOLT Lock padlock.

 

In the garage:

 

Dan is still in Australia so none of the projects at home are making any progress unfortunately.

 

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