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    LED Light bars!

    Hi everyone,

    I'm going to be doing a road trip in the summer (going to convert it to a mini camper but that's for another thread ) and want something to make my Micra standout - having seen some LED light bars, I'm really tempted to fit one to the front because I think it'd look so out of place... that it'd look great!!

    I would like your opinions on the placement and size of it - more specifically whether you think option 1 would negatively impact the cooling by blocking the radiator (especially since a 120W LED strip will be giving off a fair bit of heat). Just as an aside - I will not be doing anything permanent, I'll just find a temporary of attaching it to the grill etc.

    Below are some options that'd I've crudely knocked together some images of...

    Option 1 (Yellow rectangle represents a 21", 120W strip):
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    Option 2 (Option 2 and 3 are using 2 x 72W floods):
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    Let me know your thoughts!

    Rupert



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    I noticed that you're in the UK and I was wondering, do you have those plastic flaps on either side of the radiator? How long have a light bar were you thinking of adding? I was thinking about adding my 9.5" LED light bar that I had from another vehicle but I am concerned about the samething. I personally like the LED bar in the middle. On either side of the rad would be fine for the air flow but the look of that I am not a fan of.

    Off topic. You have signal lights on the front panel. Are those OEM or Aftermarket?

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    The flaps that appear to direct air into the radiator? Yep I did notice them when having a poke around... To be honest I'm really tempted to go all out and get a 21" because it's really cheap with wiring harness and switch and would look great assuming it wouldn't block airflow too much.

    Yep the indicator is stock to comply with EU/UK regulations, I believe the front fog lights are a forced option over here though not required.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rupert View Post
    The flaps that appear to direct air into the radiator? Yep I did notice them when having a poke around... To be honest I'm really tempted to go all out and get a 21" because it's really cheap with wiring harness and switch and would look great assuming it wouldn't block airflow too much.

    Yep the indicator is stock to comply with EU/UK regulations, I believe the front fog lights are a forced option over here though not required.
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    Oh sorry! I didn't realize that you put a picture of the light bar you were thinking. I noticed the second time around.

    Is there any sort of a gap from the top of the bar to the bottom of the license plate? I only noticed the flaps last week when I was trying to figure out my light bar. Would you consider a one row light bar instead of two? It won't be as tall(length) compared to a two row light bar. You already found the pass through the firewall? Are you running a switch to the interior?

    I like the side signals. They remind of me older VW's and a Mitsubishi I had long ago. I wish the Micra had them, oh well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABMicra17 View Post
    Oh sorry! I didn't realize that you put a picture of the light bar you were thinking. I noticed the second time around.

    Is there any sort of a gap from the top of the bar to the bottom of the license plate? I only noticed the flaps last week when I was trying to figure out my light bar. Would you consider a one row light bar instead of two? It won't be as tall(length) compared to a two row light bar.

    I like the side signals. They remind of me older VW's and a Mitsubishi I had long ago. I wish the Micra had them, oh well!
    No worries! Yeah a single row light isn't a bad shout, I'll have a look to see what there is. I'd guess there'll be a little gap (I'll see if I can find some light bar dimensions and measure the grill size) but width wise I think it'll come close to filling the grill.

    Off topic... I noticed you posted about mudflaps/mudguards back in December, did you get round to ordering some/fitting? I've got some genuine OEM ones coming in the post that I managed to pick up for 20 (35.38 Canadian I think) and am very excited to fit them! Think they finish the car off well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rupert View Post
    No worries! Yeah a single row light isn't a bad shout, I'll have a look to see what there is. I'd guess there'll be a little gap (I'll see if I can find some light bar dimensions and measure the grill size) but width wise I think it'll come close to filling the grill.

    Off topic... I noticed you posted about mudflaps/mudguards back in December, did you get round to ordering some/fitting? I've got some genuine OEM ones coming in the post that I managed to pick up for 20 (35.38 Canadian I think) and am very excited to fit them! Think they finish the car off well!
    I am not sure how much is out there for the light bars that are one row. I have seen them but they are small, they aren't long. I think that the mud flaps would be awesome. I still want to add them if possible. Where did you get your from?

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    Had a quick look and actually a single row light might be the way to go! I can get a 25" single row CREE LED light bar (which costs the same as the 21" two row and well... I'm gonna go as big as I can!) and that's from a decent brand too, not the generic unbranded sort... Free posting too! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12-20-25-...SBrXyvAtNwG1tg

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    I don't think you can go wrong with a single to light bar.

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    I found mine on eBay, a UK seller was selling a few lots of brand new unused ones... From certified Nissan dealers they're a considerable amount more pricey!

    I'll have another look at my car tomorrow to see how much grill would be obscured by a single and dual row light bar... if I can get away with a dual row light bar I probably will for the higher output ~9000 Lumens though a 25" CREE LED bar is only marginally less. According to some online dimensions I found, it's around 50 mm for a single and 75 ish for a double. Thanks for your suggestions I'll keep you posted!

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    Just thought I'd post an update of my plans. So I've decided to definitely go with the 25" single row LED bar and will be ordering it later today - as far as the wiring is concerned, I'll wire it up to a 12V relay so I can have it come on with the main beams which would be much more convenient, not least because it would mean I don't need to worry getting a cable from the engine into the cabin.



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