Buyer’s Guide: Australia’s Top 5 Best LED Light Bars Under $100

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Shopping for a light bar can be tricky. They all look similar and it can be hard to tell the good from the bad.

Light bar manufacturers make all sorts of wild claims, but do they really stand up to their word?

We’ve done all the legwork and tested out a bunch of LED light bars so that you don’t have to waste hours on the internet and your hard earned money.

Important factors that we’ve considered in this line up are:
-Lumen Rating
-Lux Rating
-IP Rating
-Price

If you’re unsure of the meaning of lux and lumens, check out our write up explaining them here.

1) 20 Inch Tri Beam Dual Row Philips LED Light Bar:

Coming in at first place is this compact 515mm wide LED light bar. This light bar is priced fairly, giving 4WDers access to a high-quality LED light bar without the high price tag.

Beam Type & LEDs:
What we love about this light bar is the combination of 3 different types of beams. The centre beams feature 24x OSRAM LED chips inside 20° spot beam and 60° semi-flood beam reflectors.

The outer edges of the light bar feature 48x Philips LEDs set inside 170° super wide flood reflectors that spread light at a short but super wide distance.

IP Rating:
The IP68 rating makes this light bar super durable. We’ve tested it for a good 12 months now and have had no water leakage inside, LEDs stop working or brightness fading.

With a 3 year replacement warranty backed up by an Australian company based just outside of Melbourne making this offer great for peace of mind.

Claimed Specs:
Listed LUX: 1 lux at 500 metres
Listed Lumens: 72,000LM
Listed IP Rating: IP68
Warranty Period: 3 Years

Pros:
Coming from Melbourne, it arrived in 4 days. Really well made and comes with all the mountings and wiring kit. Install takes about an hour. High intensity, great distance and spread of light.

Cons:
Fitting can be a bit tricky in tight spaces. The light bar’s brackets can only be adjusted by allen key, making fine adjustments of the beam angle fidgety.

Approx. $69 + Free Delivery


2) 20 Inch Dual Beam Triple Row Philips LED Light Bar:

Second up is another compact 515mm wide LED light bar. This light bar is priced really well, giving 4WDers great bang for buck.

Beam Type & LEDs:
It features two types of beams; 30° triple row spot reflectors and 170° super wide spread reflectors. These reflectors are all powered by 96x Philips Lumiled LED chips that produce a high luminous flux; offering a crystal white 6000K light, ideal for outdoor environments.

This allows you to see dangerous obstacles on the side of the road before it’s too late, such as wildlife, rocks, tree branches.

IP Rating:
The IP68 rating makes this light bar super durable. We’ve tested it for a good 12 months now and have had no water leakage inside, LEDs stop working or brightness fading.

Claimed Specs:
Listed LUX: 1 lux at 480 metres
Listed Lumens: 46,800LM
Listed IP Rating: IP68
Warranty Period: 3 Years

Pros:
Delivery was prompt and packed really well. Thus far the light bar has proven its value, the width of the beam is fantastic, distance is fairly impressive for such a small light bar. It’s been completely submerged in muddy stale bush water twice and hit with branches/rocks. Looks as good as new still.

Cons:
The switch that comes with the wiring kit is a bit low quality. The LED’s on the switch are way too bright. Almost blinding at night if it’s been put in the wrong place.

Approx. $45 + Free Delivery


3) 20 Inch Dual Beam Double Row CREE LED Light Bar:

At third place is this 515mm CREE light bar.

While it produces a shorter beam distance, it offers a wide and full beam angle. Perfect when paired with a set of spotties. This light bar is perfect for driving through twisty hills, open country roads, river crossings and more.

Designed for fitment on bull-bars and roof racks, this light bar features fully adjustable bottom sliding mounts that make fitment a breeze.

Beam Type & LEDs:
Featuring 30° spot and 60° flood open reflectors inset with CREE® LEDs, this light bar produces a high luminous flux. Offering a crystal white 6000K light, ideal for outdoor night driving.

IP Rating:
The IP68 rating makes this light bar super durable. IP68 dust/particle tight and water proof. Die cast aluminium body and heat sink cooling fins.

Claimed Specs:
Listed LUX: 1 lux at 320 metres
Listed Lumens: 42,000LM
Listed IP Rating: IP68
Warranty Period: 3 Years

Pros:
It provides a great short-medium distance beam which is perfect for lighting up to 100 metres on the road or at the camp site. Easy to install with adjustable mounts.

Cons:
There was a slight whistle that came from it when driving at high speeds. It may need to be adjusted or placed in a different spot on the vehicle.

Approx. $40 + Free Delivery


4) 28 Inch Dual Beam Triple Row Philips LED Light Bar:

Coming in fourth is this 720mm beast of a light bar.

We absolutely love this light bar for it’s size and output. Although the 28 inch/720mm width can be awkward to fit on the bullbar or roof rack, it’s well worth it.

Beam Type & LEDs:
It features two types of beams; 30° triple row spot reflectors and 170° super wide spread reflectors. These reflectors are all powered by 96x Philips Lumiled LED chips that produce a high luminous flux; offering a crystal white 6000K light, ideal for outdoor environments.

IP Rating:
We’ve actually used this light bar on our daily vehicles for almost two years now! The IP68 rating makes this light bar super durable. We’ve had no issues at all – no fading or yellowing, no water leaks and no dull LEDs.

Claimed Specs:
Listed LUX: 1 lux at 580 metres
Listed Lumens: 132,000LM
Listed IP Rating: IP68
Warranty Period: 3 Years

Pros:
Super bright output. We’ve actually had a few people come up to comment on it’s brightness and ask where we got it from. Because of it’s width, this light bar offers a super wide beam angle along with a wide and far spot beam.

Cons:
Clamping system of the lightbar works well and has plenty of adjustment to get things pointed where you want them. Although adjustment proved very difficult due to the allen key screws being inaccessible when the light is mounted.

Approx. $99 + Free Delivery


4) 23 Inch Dual Beam Quad Row CREE LED Light Bar:

In fifth place is this high output 585mm monster of a light bar.

For it’s size, this light bar pumps out an insane amount of light. The claimed 1 lux at 520 metres and 10 lux at 260 metres is proof enough.

Beam Type & LEDs:
It features two types of beams; 30° quad row spot reflectors and 170° super wide spread reflectors.

These reflectors are all powered by an insane amount of 180x CREE LED chips packed inside.

IP Rating:
This light bar also comes with an IP68 rating as standard. The IP68 rating makes this light bar super durable. IP68 dust/particle tight and water proof. Die cast aluminium body and heat sink cooling fins.

Claimed Specs:
Listed LUX: 1 lux at 520 metres
Listed Lumens: 27,000LM
Listed IP Rating: IP68
Warranty Period: 3 Years

Approx. $80 + Free Delivery