FINALLY! A Truck Grill Made for a BRIGHT LED Light Bar – Royalty Core Meets Vision X

For a long time the only company you could find a aftermarket bumper, bracket or grill for was a Rigid Industries product – don’t get me wrong, Rigid is an awesome company! Made in the USA, really high standards of quality and they look cool, but come on… Their brightest light bar is like 20,000 Lumen of light output whereas Vision X just released their new 52″ #XIL-PX9010 at a whopping 44,370 Lumen! If you are told by someone that “Rigid’s lights are the best and brightest” they’re either a misinformed nut swinger, or a dishonest Rigid Industries salesman! Rigid’s got some cool stuff but they’re not really in the same league of light output as Vision X has proven to be…

Vision X light bars are brighter than Rigid Industries light bars.

Vision X light bars are brighter than Rigid Industries light bars.

But anyway, that’s not the point… I want to show you a cool new product by Royalty Core that is ACTUALLY MADE FOR A VISION X LIGHT BAR! I think this is exciting because everybody just makes cool aftermarket truck accessories to fit Rigid which leaves guys like us who are more into actual light output and quality instead of just a certain brand of product. These new grills by Royalty Core are top notch quality and look great sporting the Vision X Lineup:

2011+ Super Duty

This grill fits the 2011+ Super Duty and uses a 24″ Vision X light bar, part #XIL-LPX1810 which outputs a staggering 9,000 Lumens of light!

This light bar is built with closed loop brackets on the backside for an extremely durable install and adjustable brackets for positioning the light down or up. It’s totally legit!

Introducing the new "RCX LED Light Bar Grille". This model fits a 2013 Ram 2500/3500 and is designed to hold a pair of Vision X #XIL-PX1810 light bars which put out 8,900 Lumens EACH!

Introducing the new “RCX LED Light Bar Grille”. This model fits a 2013 Ram 2500/3500 and is designed to hold a pair of Vision X #XIL-PX1810 light bars which put out 8,900 Lumens EACH!

The new Dodge Ram grill (above) is really wild because fully outfitted you can get almost 18,000 lumens of Vision X powered light coming right out of your grill! This really makes it easy to get better lighting on the front of your truck if you don’t want to run an aftermarket bumper or bull bar.

Way to go Royalty Core! Your new RCX Light Bar grills are absolutely awesome! Thanks for finally making something for people who care about more than just a pretty brand name!

 

Is LED superior to HID?

When trying to decide which auxiliary off-road lighting or headlights for your vehicle, nowadays it’s a tough choice whether or not to go with HID or LED. For HID there are some reasonable options that are cost-effective when comparing to LED. However, HID cannot hold a candle to LED’s power consumption and lifespan. For headlights, it all depends on the application and your desired effect.

If you have a Jeep Wrangler, semi truck or an older vehicle that uses sealed beam headlights, then you can use LED headlights, or several different HID options. Starr HID makes vehicle specific projector HID headlights that are very high quality or you can just use a GTR Lighting HID conversion kit. If you have a 7″ round, 6″ Round, 4×6″ Rectangular or 5×7″ Rectangular sealed beam setup then you can use a full LED headlight from a company like Truck-Lite, JW Speaker or GTR Lighting. The differences will be this:

  • HID Headlights will Be Brighter, by about double
  • HID Headlights will not last as long. LED Headlights last 10x longer than HID
  • LED Headlights are the new technology, they look cooler and draw 1/10 the energy to operate
  • Some LED Headlights are brighter than stock
  • HID Headlights are available in a range of different colors
  • HID Headlights can be used in any application
  • LED Headlights have a narrow application range
  • Most LED Headlight Bulb replacements are not bright enough yet to be safe (hard to know which ones can be used safely)
JW Speaker makes some of the world's best LED headlight and LED off-road products.

JW Speaker makes some of the world’s best LED headlight and LED off-road products.

When looking at off-road lighting and comparing HID to LED it’s not quite as difficult of a choice but here are some things to keep in mind:

  • HID Headlights will be much cheaper. A 6″ 35w HID off-road light will run anywhere from $150 – $500
  • 35w HID will produce 3,000 – 3,600 Lumens of output. 55w HID will produce 4,500 – 5,500 Lumens of output.
  • LED is available in many configurations running from 900 Lumens (a single 10w LED product) all the way up to 35,000 Lumens (Vixion X XIL-PX7240)
  • LEDs will traditionally draw less energy than HID
  • HID and LED can both be found in long-range configurations

Overall, in terms of which is better for headlights, it’s a toss-up because the LED technology has not been developed far enough to be a universal application. But I predict in the future LED headlights will take over the world – they are the future.

In terms of LED off-road lighting, hands-down LED takes the cake, compared to LED off-road lighting, HID is old news. You will never find a viable HID option that will make over 40,000 Lumens (even that is stretching the imagination) and with LED it’s already easy to put 100,000 Lumens on the front of your truck.

Dodge Ram HID Lights

This 2010 Dodge Ram has a total of 9 HID lights on the front end! Talk about creating a wall of light! A total of 31,500 Lumens of light output!