Interior-mounted light bar now available

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While I do not have the same strong feelings like UKCats, I wonder if it puts out enough useful light - especially for the cost.

I sit lower so I am not sure if I will lose much forward vision. I do like the simplistic/minimalist look of it on the inside,
My concern as well. 10k lumens seems on the low end for what is nearly a full width light bar. A 10" rigid e-series can put out nearly twice that amount.





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Quadratec just came out with an interior-mounted light bar. Apparently it mounts against the windshield and gaskets keep the light outside with no glare inside. Looks great, but too rich for me at $700! (Quadratec, if you're listening, I'd LOVE to give you a great and honest review if you want to send one out to me!)

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How about usefulness and function of the visors with this installed?
 

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Nice comparison :) According to Quadratec, this will take up the top 4.25" of the windshield. I might mock up some strips of paper 4.25" inches wide and put it up there just to see how bad it really would be.
I tried this. As Cosine mentioned, I had issues with traffic lights. Though I'm short (5'3"), having difficulty and not very comfortable driving in Bay Area.
 

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Quadratec just came out with an interior-mounted light bar. Apparently it mounts against the windshield and gaskets keep the light outside with no glare inside. Looks great, but too rich for me at $700! (Quadratec, if you're listening, I'd LOVE to give you a great and honest review if you want to send one out to me!)

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Hey Quadratec, send this guy a light bar.
 

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It’s not too much of an obstruction. Unless your looking out of the top of your windshield for cars falling from the sky......there is an excellent field of view through the windshield from 5 inches down and below.
I have a 5 inch strip of Dark tint at the top of the windshield and there is no obstruction to the viewing field ....other than star gazing.

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Or perhaps when trying to tell what color the signal is. Which I have to slouch down to see some of those without a goofy light in the way.
 

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Maybe I'm missing something but before I started researching this I was thinking about a light bar that is on the dash, not up high. Not sure if it can be raised slightly or put out of the way for defog, but I wanted something like that because I want light on demand and Canadian RCMP aren't too happy with uncovered light bars (so I would want to literally slip up the cover right in front on me in the interior. Why won't this work? People complain about the lack of visibility if it's placed up high.
 

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Maybe I'm missing something but before I started researching this I was thinking about a light bar that is on the dash, not up high. Not sure if it can be raised slightly or put out of the way for defog, but I wanted something like that because I want light on demand and Canadian RCMP aren't too happy with uncovered light bars (so I would want to literally slip up the cover right in front on me in the interior. Why won't this work? People complain about the lack of visibility if it's placed up high.
Up high seems to impede ones view of traffic lights. Losing 5" at the base of the windshield would impede ones vision of nearby traffic and other obstacles.

Best way to find out, would be a 5" strip of cardboard taped to the bottom of the windshield. Drive around for a couple of days to see if it's worth it.

Personally, 10k lumens is not worth the reduced sightline.
 

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