Buying light bars can be a very difficult proposition. It doesn't matter what your needs are. There are probably 100 or more different light bars that would be somewhat suitable. You need to do your best to skim through your options in an efficient manner so you can pick out the best lights for your needs.


By no means is the following list all-inclusive, but here are some of the things you should try to avoid when buying a set of lights!Fancy light bars cost the most money. Do you need this? It depends on what your needs are. But more often than not as a first responder, the most basic light bars will be more than suitable. This does not mean you can't get a nice set of lights, it just means that you shouldn't spend a lot of money on lighting that is designed for professional use. If you have the funding for it, by all means, go for the most expensive you can find. But, if not, use common sense.If you never see a particular model or group of light bars being used, there is probably a good reason for that. The light bars you see around are popular because they are a good product and they offer value. If you actually look at the lights that are used on a regular basis, you will see that they are the same models over and over again. Spend your time looking for those.You may be tempted to look at the light bars with all the latest and greatest features, but that may not be the best idea depending on your needs. Consider this - the fancy light bars all have lots of extra parts and pieces that add extra functionality. These all present the opportunity to break at some point and require repair or replacement. If you have lots of money to spend on emergency lighting, this may not be an issue, but if you would rather spend your money on something you like instead of replacement parts, ignore gizmos and gadgets.If there is one group of light bars that you should avoid at all cost is the cheapest models you can find.


There is a reason these light bars are very cheap. They are not worth very much. They may look like they can suit your needs, but more often than not they are made up of sub par components, cheap materials, and the companies that back them are not very well known. It is rarely a good idea to discount a product based on the price alone, but when it comes to emergency lighting, it is usually a good idea to just ignore this group.Just as there some guidelines on features you should look for when purchasing light bars, there are some things that you should also learn to avoid. The more experience you get shopping for light bars and the more different products you see, you will understand that the above points are very important. Follow the guide and finding the best lights for your vehicle will be easy!