The Best Place To Mount LED Lights On Fleet Vehicles

The Best Place To Mount LED Lights On Fleet Vehicles

Aug 14th 2023

Extra lights on a fleet vehicle are always a good idea - they help you see better and be seen. But where should you mount auxiliary LED lights on your fleet cars, vans and trucks? There's no one-size-fits-all answer, but there a few ideal spots that stand out.

Why LEDs?

First, let's discuss the advantages of LED lighting. LEDs are a great idea for several reasons:

  • Better Sight: LED lights on vehicles are usually much brighter than the old-style bulbs, which means they can be seen from far away. This helps keep workers and pedestrians safe. Fleet vehicles can avoid accidents and costly repairs.
  • Longer Lasting: LED lights stick around for a long time compared to old bulbs. You don't have to replace the bulb as often, which saves time and money.
  • Good For The Planet: LED lights for trucks and trailers are a green choice. They don't have nasty stuff like mercury in them, unlike HID bulbs. Lots of companies with fleet vehicles are using LED lights as a way to lessen their environmental impact.
  • Fast-Acting: LED lights turn on right away, with no waiting time. This is super important in emergencies when you need to see immediately.
  • Customization: You can get LED lights for fleet vehicles in all sorts of colors, shapes, and sizes. This means your fleet will stand out and look unique. This helps to make a company stand out and easier to spot on the road.

Using LED lights on fleet vehicles is a safe, simple, cost-effective upgrade. A win-win for fleets and work vehicles - read more about why LEDs are a must-have here.

Best Spots to Mount LED Lights

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has regulations that require certain lights on trucks and fleet vehicles to be mounted in specific locations. Beyond the required lighting, fleet owners are free to add additional lighting. Extra lighting makes vehicles safer and more unique (find more of our safety products here). But where's the best place for them? We'll cover several options below.

Front Bumper

The front bumper is a popular place for mounting auxiliary lights. They fit neatly and look great. Adding lights here helps boost visibility when driving at night, especially in foggy or rainy conditions. The downside? They're low to the ground, so avoid if your routes or work includes lots of off-roading.

Lower Windshield

A-pillars, the vertical supports on each side of the windshield, are a great spot. Lights at this height can illuminate both the road and the surrounding area. Be mindful of local laws, though, as some states don't allow lights at this level or limit the brightness of lights mounted at this level.

Roof Rack

Roof racks are common on many work vehicles. They're usually attached with rigid mounts that can also mount lights. Roof rack mounts provide a higher vantage point for the lights, allowing them to cast light farther. However, keep in mind that they can sometimes create shadows or blind spots because of their height.

Behind The Grille

Want a cleaner look? Try mounting auxiliary lights behind the grille. This keeps them safe from potential impact and weather damage but may reduce light output because the grille can block some of the light.

Rear Of The Vehicle

Don't forget about the back. Rear bumpers are the optimal place to mount additional reverse lights. Large trucks and work vehicles are most vulnerable to damage and accidents when in reverse. It's no wonder they utilize the universal 'reverse beep' all drivers recognize. Extra reverse lights can make parking, working, and backing up in the dark safer and easier.

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Remember, the best spot for auxiliary lights depends on your fleet's needs. Think about the typical driving conditions and tasks your fleet carries out daily. Give us a call if you have questions - or check out this post to learn more about why fleets need LEDs. We're available to consult with you and answer your LED lighting questions.

With the right light setup, your fleet will be safer and more efficient on the road. We can also do special orders or create custom parts with your branding on them. We have years of parts-industry knowledge, and we specialize in hard-to-find and obsolete parts. Give us a call or order online today.