Best A-Pillar light option - Baja or Rigid?

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I have searched through previous posts here and read a lot of information about A-pillar / ditch light options and still cannot make up my mind.

I was leaning towards the Baja Squardron Pro. Does anyone know the specific D-SS series light that comes in the FP Rigid kit or what the lumen rating is for comparison?

I have the Tremor package on my truck with the prewired aux switches and fuse box and am not sure if the kits offered by FP (Rigid) or Baja Designs would make sense as the wiring harness they come with might be useless with the Tremor aux switches? I was also looking at the A-pillar harness for the aux switches that SPV offers.

The Baja and Rigid lights can be purchased individually outside of the above mentioned kits but neither seem to offer the brackets standalone. I was looking at standalone brackets from Diode Dynamics and SPV. They all seem to be different and I could use a recommendation on which is best. Glare on the hood of the truck is a concern. The FP Rigid kit's brackets seem to place the light very low and close to the hood of the truck making for the most low profile option. Diode Dynamics brackets appear to offset the lights towards the fenders. The SPV brackets and the brackets that come with the Baja kit seem to provide similar placement.

https://performanceparts.ford.com/part/M-15200-RHM

https://www.bajadesigns.com/products/Ford-Ranger-2019-A-Pillar-Kits.asp

https://specialtyperformanceparts.c...y-vehicles-see-details?variant=40532266123430

https://specialtyperformanceparts.c...-sold-separately?_pos=21&_sid=6aeadfa75&_ss=r

https://www.diodedynamics.com/stage-series-led-ditch-light-kit-for-2019-2021-ford-ranger.html
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My two cents, I personally have Baja Designs Squadron Sports in wide. They used to be my fog lights in my Focus ST so pulled them before I traded it in for the ranger. Mine are mounted using SDHQ's a-pillar brackets. Mounts more to the fender rather than the hood so they don't move when the hood is opened. As for wiring, I can't imagine it would make a difference which kit you got since you'd be using the prewired switches which I have to assume are just two wire connections. I ended up using a lightforce fascia panel for my install.

https://sdhqoffroad.com/collections...-ford-ranger-sdhq-built-a-pillar-light-mounts

Here's the fascia panel i used for any of you non-tremor folks.
https://www.lightforce.com/en_us/lightforce-switch-fascia-to-suit-ford-ranger-everest
 

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I believe the issue is, the light moves with the hood. Brackets have to be low to keep the light away from the windshield.
I am planning to add the Diode Dynamics Max combo pattern with the their brackets.

As for the wiring, the Tremor aux wiring is just a loose wire you connect to whatever accessory. See pic of the wiring I took a photo of last week.
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Baja Squadron pro (combo beam) and their supplied harness - chopped to only reach the outfitter power box #3 worked great in my Tremor. I mounted the lamps in the bumper. Performance - pattern is great and theyre protected..No hood reflection either..
 

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Personal opinion, you don't need the best and brightest for ditch lights. If you're wanting them to throw light far down the trail you're better off with lights mounted somewhere else. I don't care what bracket you have, you're going to get glare if you want them for driving/trail lights. I have diode dynamics ditch light kit and really like them for lighting up the edge of the trails but the light bar in the grill opening is superior for long distance lights and driving off road
 

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Used rigids in the past but wanted to give diode dynamics a try since their stuff looks pretty legit. They weren’t kidding about being the brightest. Super happy and impressed with these amber ss3s. Took it to the trail and worked great.
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I have the Diode Dynamics ditch kit combo pro's in white and they are really bright, really well made, and easy to install. If you are worried about glare on the hood you can get driving pattern lights that have a more focused beam of light that wont reflect off the hood like combo patterns do.

https://www.ranger5g.com/forum/threads/diode-dynamics-ss3-pro-ditch-lights.15848/#post-319948
(here is a thread I made about the ss3 kit)

Do you have room for the SS5? 😛

 
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