The Best 42 Inch Cree Light Bars

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Whether driving at night or through thick fog or needing extra light on a work site, quality lighting is important for most trucks and SUVs. While the factory provided lighting is of a solid quality, additional light bar can help take it to the next level. Here are our picks for the best 42 inch Cree light bar:

1. Rigidhorse

Rigidhorse 42inch

This Rigidhorse CREE light bar is ideal for any outdoor adventure. Weighing just 12.1 pounds, the lightweight bar mounts to just about any vehicle without weighing it down. The frame is created from durable aluminum with a stylish metallic finish and has shock-resistant lenses that can take a beating and still work brilliantly. The military grade waterproof breather ensures the bar does not get damaged by rain or snow when using it during adverse weather conditions. The light bar features CREE LEDs that cascade 400W of light. The lamp can emit a flood, spot, or combo beam as needed to ensure clean sight lines at all times. The 5D design of the lights allows for optimal light spread, while the curved design allows reflectors and lenses to create a broader vision of sight. The new design improves the lighting efficiency of the light bar greatly in comparison to previous models. Requiring just 10V for operation the small LED light chips cascade a fierce amount of light without consuming a ton of power. The bar is ideal for many different vehicles thanks to its ability to run from power sources offering between 10V and 30V of power.

 1. Rigidhorse2. Autofeel3. Auxbeam4. OPT7 C25. Mictuning RDS
Dimensions42 x 8 x 5 inches42 x 3 x 3.5 inches44.1 x 5.1 x 6.3 inches42 x 3.5 x 3 inches42.4 x 3.2 x 6.1 inches
LEDs80 * 5W80 * 3W 80 * 3W80 * 3W80 * 3W
BeamSpot 30°
Flood 60°
Spot 30°
Flood 60°
Spot 30°
Flood 60°
Spot 30°
Flood 60°
Spot 30°
Flood 60°
IP RatingIP67IP68IP67IP67IP67
Warranty1 year1 year1 year1 year1 year

2. Autofeel

Autofeel 42inch

The Autofeel 42″ light bar is designed for any vehicle in need of the additional, powerful lighting boost this aluminum mounted bar is able to provide. Now, it isn’t for driving purposes on everyday roads, but instead when working on a job site, when on the water or when in the woods. With the ability to install on almost any vehicle, this is an extremely useful and powerful light bar. The Autofeel light Bar is designed for vehicles ranging from a Jeep to full-sized one ton trucks, not to mention boats and off road vehicles. Golf carts in need of added lighting or ATV/UTB vehicles are all capable of accepting the 240 Watt 5D Flood Spot light bar. With the 5D mirror setup, it ensures for the highest level of lighting. A vehicle owner likely will never need another lighting setup after this. In fact, the Autofeel 42″ Light Bar is more likely to outlive the vehicle than the other way around.

3. Auxbeam

Auxbeam 42inch

The Auxbeam 42″ light bar is an affordable lighting option to use on any truck, ATV, boat, or other off-road vehicle. The bar features 80 LED lights that are situated in two rows to create ample light. The bar creates 24,000 Lumens with a color temperature of 6000K. The brilliant pure white color allows someone to see vividly what is in front of them. The light consumes little power, making it ideal for use as an auxiliary light when driving or as a spotlight when camping or doing construction. The LED bulbs are designed to last on average 50,000 hours to ensure extensive use. The CREE LEDs are the best available on the market and can create a spot, flood, or combo light to ensure ample light beam. The kit includes everything needed for quick and easy installation, including a specialized hex key. The hex key is needed when mounting and dismounting the bar. The specialized key ensures that the bar cannot be stolen from the vehicle when it is parked.

4. OPT7 C2

OPT7 C2 42inch

Light up your surroundings with this OPT7 C2 series CREE light bar. It provides plenty of illumination from the powerful CREE LEDs for a total of 20,000 lumens so that you can safely see where you’re going. A heavy-duty aluminum housing in combination with the UV-coated polycarbonate lens ensure that this light bar can withstand even the harshest of elements as well as rollovers, letting you use it on the top of vehicles all year round. The specially designed fins in the large heat sink and a space-efficient design quickly dissipate the excess heat. This light bar is energy efficient thanks to the LEDs that utilize the energy provided much more efficiently than incandescent, xenon or krypton bulbs, giving more light per watt. This also means that this light bar is designed to last — its lifespan is more than 50,000 hours, so you can be sure it’ll work when it’s needed. Whether you need the extra illumination for your truck, boat, UTV or tractor, you’ll find the OPT7 C2 series CREE light bar is perfectly suited for your vehicle.

5. Mictuning RDS

Mictuning RDS 42inch

The Mictuning RDS series curved LED light bar serves as a great addition to any off-road vehicle thanks to its easy mounting and 42″ long design. A diecast aluminum alloy housing makes the light bar durable and tough so that it can stand up to the wear and tear off-roading causes. The curved design of the light bar allows light to cascade in many different angles at one time, so that a driver can see clearly at all times. The bright LEDS emit 19,200 Lumens and the bar can be used as both a flood and spot pattern to ensure light can be concentrated in one area when needed. An ON/OFF switch and wiring is included with the bar so that it can easily be operated from inside the cabin of a vehicle with just a flip of the switch. The 12-foot long wiring harness allows the switch to be easy to access regardless where the bar is mounted on the vehicle.

6. KanSmart

KanSmart 42inch

The KanSmart 42″ light bar has a full aluminum housing that is durable, shock-resistant, and designed for heat sink. The waterproof construction ensures that the bar is able to stand up to snow, rain, and any other weather conditions Mother Nature creates during an off-road adventure. The bright 5D lens design makes the bar much brighter than the previous 4D model. The 5D design combines both flood lights and fisheye spotlights to cascade the maximum amount of light over the greatest distance to ensure clear visibility at all times. Eighty individual CREE LEDs are placed in two rows to create a color temperature of 6000K which creates a pure white color. The CREE LEDs have an average lifetime of 30,000 hours so that the last for a long period of time. A breather valve is built into the housing of the KanSmart light bar to allow water vapor to escape when it is created on rainy or humid days. Turning a simple knob allows the valve to be opened quickly and easily.