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Does anyone else feel like they need more lighting on their van?  I find myself engaged in nocturnal activities.  We go night fishing a lot.  It's really just an excuse to go out to the water, and drink beer.  But we still put our lines in the water, and sometimes we catch something.  The crab pots always fill, so we never go home empty.  My buddies & I also like bonfires at the beach.  So I've been using an aftermarket LED light bar with my pickup.  Thinking about adding 1 to the van also.   

 

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Any idea how you're going to mount it?

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I was going to mount one to my 2012. But effective Oct. 1, 2017 they are against the law here in NC on the roadways. It is still legal to have them on the vehicle and drive, but illegal to drive on the road with them on. And seeing how 95% of my driving the van is done at night on state maintained roadways and not backwoods country roads (like I would prefer to stay on), I cant not see adding one now when it would never get used. Politicians...... GRRRRR !!!!!!!

 

But I always say more light is always better than having to say what the hell did I just hit ??? At least you can see and know what it was. 

 

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49 minutes ago, Fifty150 said:

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You will almost certainly be unhappy with any sort of license plate light bar mount. They ALL vibrate and bounce because the license plate mounting points are not sufficiently rigid.  The result is that the light flickers and vibrates sickeningly on the road.

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The main problem is that all of the weight is on 2 little screws, which are only meant to hold a license plate.  With all of those extra holes, I could easily add a few more nuts and bolts to secure the piece and support all of the extra weight.  And with the front end being mostly plastic, There are plenty of places that I can drill, without worrying about rust down the line.  With my pickup truck, the light bar is mounted to magnets.  This allows me to simply tuck the wiring behind a trim panel when I'm not using the light bar.  For daily driving, I don't have my light bar mounted onto the roof.  When I know that I'm using the light bar, I stick it on the roof and connect the wires.  For my wiring, I simply used a couple of 2 pin headlight sockets & plugs.  It plugs in easily, is waterproof, and I can just as easily unplug it when I don't want to use it.

 

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