Shopping for an LED light bar can be overwhelming between the dozens of brands, hundreds of models, and the litany of technobabble used in their product descriptions. To help you choose an LED light bar for your truck, we’ve put together this list of important terms and how they impact your choice of light bar while shopping.
LED Light Color
When you shop for an LED light bar, you might see its color expressed as a numeric value followed by the letter K. This k stands for kelvin, which is a unit of color temperature used to express LED and HID light colors. Most LED light bars use the 6000k or 3000k range of the spectrum, with 6000 being close to daylight and 3000 being an amber hue. The bright, white light of a 6000k bar provides ideal lighting in clear darkness while the 3000k hue is perfect for lighting in foggy or misty areas. Some light bar manufacturers will even use amber lenses to increase the light’s efficacy in foggy conditions.