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Icon5 kc slimlights burnt bulb help

hey guys i had a thread awhile back that i bought some slim lights used froma guy on here.. love the lights and there the old 130 watt lights. i know that they have like that 23 year warranty. so since im the second owner i was wondering what my options were for getting a new bulb. any help would be great on what my options are.... thanks
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The warranty may not cover replaceable or consumable parts like light bulbs.

Call KC and talk to them, to me they aren’t too bad to work with.

Easiest way buy new from local supplier or offer to buy through KC, they might give it to you.
Also, replace both bulbs at the same time, keep the good bulb clean and store properly (covered and no finger prints) for a backup.
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cool thanks man have you have any exp opening them up? i tried briefly awhile ago with no luck. should it be pretty easy?
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a little update guys.... i called kc and they said to send the lights to tem and they will fix the bulbs that they are covered in there 23 year warranty. also i have a chip on the inside of the lens cover adn they said they would replace that too if they see it and it doesnt look like a tree or massive rock hit it.. so thats really cool and they relly stand behind there warrantys!!!! ill update you guys on what happend but im sending them out today. once they get it they fix and ship back with a 2 day turn around in most cases
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a little update guys.... i called kc and they said to send the lights to tem and they will fix the bulbs that they are covered in there 23 year warranty. also i have a chip on the inside of the lens cover adn they said they would replace that too if they see it and it doesnt look like a tree or massive rock hit it.. so thats really cool and they relly stand behind there warrantys!!!! ill update you guys on what happend but im sending them out today. once they get it they fix and ship back with a 2 day turn around in most cases
As I said they aren’t too bad to deal with.

Send in the lights and report to the site about how it went.

i have not asked for a bulb but on the older 150W S/S Daylighters I got a new rim for nothing.

Luck on your quest !
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yea ill def keep you updated
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hey guys so a little update.... i called kc just now and asked if the lights had arrived cuz i wanted to explain to them that i sent in both lights because one had a burnt out bulb and a chip in the lense and both of them had surface rust from where the paint was chipping. he said he got them and he said that they are sending out two new lights to me and they will be here in like 3 days. im stoked and shocked that im getting two brand new lights!!!
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Good go !

Now that didn’t hurt.
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I guess with service like that, one cannot complain about the $200 price for the full daylighter kit
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lol mine ner are like 269!!! but they really stand behind their product
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I think the KC Slim LIne is a great looking light.
I purchased six of them for the front of my Jeep; 2-spot, 2-Flood, and 2-Fog.
Haven’t hooked them up, everything seems to get in the way, but will soon enough… maybe I should use them on the Ranger.
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I think the KC Slim LIne is a great looking light.
I purchased six of them for the front of my Jeep; 2-spot, 2-Flood, and 2-Fog.
Haven’t hooked them up, everything seems to get in the way, but will soon enough… maybe I should use them on the Ranger.
yea that would look good on the truck... but i was to do one of two things. well first i WANT 2 more lights, but can my stock alt handle the load? but i want to mount them higher on the truck like on the a frame like jeeps do or get a basket for my rook and mount them on that but i think that rack will look wierd because i have a shell... any ideas on getting them higher?
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so the new lights just came in and they are brand new in the box and amazing lol.. ill post pics when i can but just wanted to let you guys know
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yea that would look good on the truck... but i was to do one of two things. well first i WANT 2 more lights, but can my stock alt handle the load?
If you have the smaller amperage alternator there might be a problem.
If the alternator can’t handle the load then the battery will start making it up and losing power and in turn fail which could take out the alternator too.
Might be a good idea to either determine which Explorer has the higher output alternator and find one in the JY.
If no alternator then consider putting each set of two lights on separate switches and relays. This way you can vary the load as needed.
A high output alternator say 160 amp or more (me - 190/200 amp) would be able to handle your lighting needs and cover you for a stereo amp later on down the trail but the cost is restrictive.

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but i want to mount them higher on the truck like on the a frame like jeeps do or get a basket for my rook and mount them on that but i think that rack will look wierd because i have a shell... any ideas on getting them higher?
Watch how high you mount the lights, yes they wil give better lighting effect up there but they can get hit easier. Determine what you are going to do with the truck, slow trail rinding or higher speed stuff or maybe an off-road race; then determine if you just want the lights up there or really need them there.
High lights are good for light pattern and for high speed racing, lower lights work just as well in slow trail work.
Lighting on the roof/Light Bar/Rack requires a special wiring job. You need to get the proper sized wires (one 12 ga wire for each set of two lights both red for power and blk for grounds) from the roof through the cab to the engine compartment. This will require holes in the roof somewhere and leaks (maybe) but there will always be a leak.

Just me but I like the four lights on the grille area; two flood lights on the outsides and two spots in the middle.
This arrangement gives a good spread of light (no pics). Wire them in sets of two, w/separte sw/relay and at least 12-ga wire and all should be good to go.
Make sure to run a ground wire back to the battery for good grounding. Grounding will always be the biggest problem and should be taken into consideration up front before the ground goes bad.
AND a ground wire should be the same size as the power wire and the power wire for two 100 watt lights should be 12-ga min or 10-ga as I like to do.
Also, no hardware store wire, make sure to get good flexible auto wire from a good quality auto store.

OK enough preaching...

Good Luck on the wiring job… good to hear the lights came in.

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