There are many kinds of Off Road lights available for ATV and UTV applications. When you choose to go LED your choices drastically shrink. Most are on eBay from a Chinese seller, so you don’t really know what your getting and how bright they will be. I did some research, I wanted to find the best lights I could find and I wanted to go LED because of the low power draw, long life and HID look. I came across the Kolpin Dually LED flood lights. I did the research, liked the specs 1.1 Amps 15 watts 1300 Lumens and the fact that they are made in the U.S.A.
When they first arrived I was surprised by the small size 3×3″ they are very compact and gave me many options of where I could install them. The light itself has a nice black finish to it and good quality build. It has cooling fins on the back that aid in cooling the 4 LED configuration. The lens is made of a 100% optically clear plastic material instead of glass which inherently makes it tougher. Weather is no problem for this unit as it has a IP68 rating and is waterproof. The light is ready to go out of the box it even includes a fuse and a lighted switch that is pre wired, all you have to do is hook it to a 12v power source. The brackets are easy to install and they also swivel to angle the light up or down. I was impressed by the quality of the wires and the waterproof connector.
I decided to install the lights on our GR manufacturing Mule 610 roof that we got at http://www.utvproducts.com. I did not use the included switch, I used the Kolpin PowerPod Pro that I will review soon. Once the system was wired up, the moment of truth arrive to power them up. I will describe the first time I turned them on them up in one word “WoW” these lights are amazingly bright. They make the stock headlights look like a joke. The beam is a focused bright white light with no shadows or hot spots. With 3 Dually LED lights running there is minimal voltage drop compared to the stock headlights which drop around 2 or 3 volts when turned on. They come in either spot or flood configurations, I chose the floods to get a wider range of light.
My verdict is that Kolpin Dually LED flood lights are a awesome and the brightest LED flood lights I have seen for the 12v Market. I am so glad I got them, but don’t take my word for it, I have spotted other Kolpin LED lights on trucks on the TV show Ice Road truckers and Storm Chasers holding up to the harshest of environments. I think next I really want to put these on my truck that would be awesome! Check them out at Kolpinpowersports.com