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KC extravaganza, kinds, styles, types, time to learn.(56k no)

Ok this thread will talk about the different versions of lights KC offers. Today we are back in class .
Ok first off is the original Daylighter, some notes from KC
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Our shock-mounted lights began with the famous Daylighter™ that we invented and patented in 1972. Not only does the Daylighter™ use a heavy-duty rubber gasket (bulb holder) that isolates the lens, reflector, and bulb from the metal housing and elements of weather, but it also includes our patented shock mounting system.

The KC HiLiTES shock mounting system was developed as a way to isolate the lamp unit from the mounting bracket or surface to which the light is mounted. This system successfully reduces lamp failure due to vibration and has been proven through the extremes of off road racing. Now, the shock mount system has been updated from the original to require no extra drilling. We currently offer a wide range of 6 inch round lights in various finishes and wattage’s that include this proven shock mount system.
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Daylighter™ Pair Pack Systems include:

* Two All Steel 6" round Daylighter™ housings w/ Shock Mount System
* Optical quality Glass Lens for maximum Clarity and Light Projection
* 100 Watt Halogen, 130 Watt Ice Blue Halogen, or 150 Watt Sealed Beam Bulbs
* Precision Polished and Focused Reflectors
* Two KC light Covers
* Complete Pre-terminated Wiring Harness with illuminated Switch and 40 amp Relay
* Illustrated instructions for easy installation
Ok with daylighers design the reason its such a large housing is because of the 150W daylighter is made that large for cooling the Sealed beam bulb. Now that being sayed the 150w lights are sealed beam light bulb, think back in the day with you moms old 70's LTD, you had to replace the whole headlight bulb reflector and everything. Same principle. Ok the 100W and 130W are H3 bulbs and you can just replace the bulbs. Now the 100w and 130w lights don’t get as warm as the 150w. Thus why the ABS plastic stone guards and clear guard melt under the heat. These lights aren’t as "big" as you may thing they will fit on any standard brush guard. The mounting bolt is fairly far back.

Ok lets talk bulbs for a min to help you understand
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Bulbs/Wattage: Measured in watts; higher wattage means brighter light. (except for HID metal-halide systems which project the brightest beam available at relatively low wattage.)
First up is the leader the SEALED BEAM (Incandescent)
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The vacuum-sealed beam is the traditional automotive light source. For many applications such as marine, it remains very popular due in part to its complete atmospheric sealing which keeps water and condensation away from the interior of the light, as well as the greater selection of wattage’s and candlepower’s available. Color temperature is approximately 2700° K.


QUARTZ HALOGEN
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A very widely used light source due to its relatively low bulb cost and whiter light temperature of approximately 3000° K.


Ok here is the listing of the daylighters. I will continue more below with different lights, so follow me down.

THESE are all the LONG RANGE Daylighters
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KC's 150W daylighter series

Chrome $109.88
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Black $109.88
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Stainless(never rust what i have) $119.88
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KC's 130W dayligher series


Chrome $111.69
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Black $111.69
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Stainless $131.39
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Titanium 130 Watt Ice Blue Halogen $159.95
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KC 100W daylighter series

Chrome $93.95
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Black $93.95
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Stainless $119.98
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Ok lets talk about the Slim lights for a little.
These where made to fit in smaller spots that the daylighter couldn’t fit in, or people wanted that more stream line look of a thinner off-road light. Now being it is so thin that’s why a 150w bulb is not offered in it just the 100w and 130w
Ok some words from KC:
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Supercharge your vehicle’s lighting with our new KC high output Halogen Fog and Driving SlimLites.

We have expanded our newest and very popular SlimLite series to include Fog and Driving beam patterns in addition to our Long-Range lights.

KC SlimLites feature a unique 6” round steel housing with a sleek, flat profile that allows them to fit where many other lights won’t. These lights incorporate high performance halogen bulbs, optical quality glass lenses and precision polished reflectors to generate a super bright and specially focused beam of light. The two-axis mount provides for easy and accurate aiming. Also included are super tough ABS plastic Stone Guards for added protection and great styling.
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Now available in a choice of three attractive finishes:

* Unique “Titanium Look” finish with super white 130w Ice Blue halogen bulbs
* Brilliant Chrome Plated finish with high performance clear halogen bulbs
* Deep Black Powder Coat finish with high performance clear halogen bulbs

Installation is quick and easy with a KC pre-terminated wiring Harness (included in complete systems). The harness includes a heavy-duty relay along with an illuminated switch and is ready to plug into the lights leaving a professionally installed, factory appearance.
Ok the Slims has a 2 bolt, 2 axis aiming system, unlike the Daylighers ball and socket. You have to play with them a little more to get the aiming down. Not hard just time consuming. They also come with the ABS stone guards stock. Now just like the daylighter they also come in driving, fog and long range.

Ok am going to give you a picture to help understand fog, driving and long range

That will help explain a little and help you decide which light you want.

Now on to the lights

THESE are all the LONG RANGE SlimLites
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KC's 130W SlimLite series

Titanium: Ice Blue $169.95

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Black $155.39

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Chrome $162.69

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KC's FOG SlimLite series (mixed watts)

Titanium 130w Ice Blue $171.99

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Chrome 100w $155.39

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Black 100w $147.69

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KC's DRIVING SlimLite series (mixed watts)

Titanium 130w Ice Blue $171.99

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Black 100w $147.69

Link

Chrome 100w $155.39

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Ok now time for the Rally lights KC sells

these are larger then the Slims as in 8" round they come in Long range and also Driving. also the powder coated black one's ARE Stainless steel that is powder coated good feature here!!!

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Rally 800 Series lights are the next generation in high performance lighting! They feature rugged, all Stainless Steel 8 inch round housings with sturdy, oversize mounting flanges and virtually unbreakable hard coated Lexan lenses. The slim profile and full pivoting base allows for a wide range of adjustability and mounting options. The results: a beautiful, super lightweight high performance light that is ready to take on any environment. Rally 800 lights are offered in super bright 130W halogen
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Each light or pair of lights includes:

* 8” Stainless Steel Light(s)
* Finish: Polished Stainless Steel or Black SS
* 130w Halogen or 35w HID Bulb & Ballast
* Long Range or Rally Driving Lexan lenses
* Fully assembled, pre-terminated relay style wiring harness with easy installation.
* In-dash or under dash mount L.E.D. Switch
* Matching KC Stone Guard(s) that shows you understand what the latest in lighting technology means.
Now on to the lights

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THESE are all the LONG RANGE Rally 800 Series Lights

8" Stainless 130W $269.95

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8" Black SS 130W $249.95

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KC's DRIVING Rally 800 System

8" Stainless 130w $269.95

Link

8" Black SS 130w $249.95

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Ok lets see about some Back UP lights here...

These are the 26 Series lights they come in many different styles but for now i am adding the BACK UP lights on here

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Our 26 Series lights are available in several different lighting types for various weather and driving conditions. These types include: All Season lighting systems with interchangeable Fog and Driving lenses; Back-Up systems for increased vision and safety while backing a vehicle; Fog and Emergency lights for specific vehicle applications. Many of these types of lights are available as individual lights as well as complete systems.
2x6 Back Up / Flood Lights

55w $69.88

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Ok now I am going to talk about the KC light bar and gutter kit. FIRST THING IS FIRST YOU WANT TO SEE PICS OF IT INSTALLED HEAD TO MY CARDOMAIN!!!!

Ok now that’s out of the way.

Here is the bars

Stainless $110.00

Link

Now to install install the bar on a ranger we don’t have gutters like the old truck so you need this gutter kit.

Stainless gutter kit $13.95

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Ok lets learn about light covers, and stone gaurds

First up is the hard and soft light covers

Hard:
$6.88each
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$9.93each
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$9.69each
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$9.69each
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$12.39each
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Soft

$10.88pr
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$10.88pr
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$10.88pr
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$11.50pr
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$11.50pr
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$12.50pr
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$12.50pr
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$12.50pr
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$12.50pr
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Stone Covers (Caution: use with 150w Bulb may melt Stone Guard)
$14.39each
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$17.99each
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$15.39each
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$15.39each
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6" Clear Acrylic Lite Shield (Fits 100w - 130w 6" Daylighters & SlimLites **Will not fit 6" sealed beam bulbs or Budget Daylighters**)
$29.95pr
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Now for wiring kits and odd’s and ends

Wire Harness w/ Relay - roof mounted light bar (2 lamps)
$47.69
Link

Now if there is any questions put it in this thread PM me or ask. There are other lights and as time goes on and people want more lights up here I will add.


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wow you got alot of time on your hands. do you work for KC now? lol
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great info zach, someone sticky this!
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b d zach!
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awesome post...i didn't know that kc made their own light bars....gotta get mine now...

what happened to the kc HID lights???
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i test fitted the lightbar for newer model rangers

i will post some pics in a day or so with our hunting truck's new setup...

we have 10 5x7", 4 6" slimlites, 2 8" rally lights...

obviously i am a fan... and hopefully you can all see our hunting truck in some magazine ads in the future...
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awesome post...i didn't know that kc made their own light bars....gotta get mine now...

what happened to the kc HID lights???
Would you like me to put those up too



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i test fitted the lightbar for newer model rangers

i will post some pics in a day or so with our hunting truck's new setup...

we have 10 5x7", 4 6" slimlites, 2 8" rally lights...

obviously i am a fan... and hopefully you can all see our hunting truck in some magazine ads in the future...
ya post another topic that would be sweet to see. hey C can you make this a sticky it would be good for all those light questions.
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no need to sticky it. it is in the product reviews. that is where it goes. no reason to give one company a sticky over another...
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Great Post Zach, but don't forget about the KC Light Locks to keep them midnight shoppers away....I believe the locks for the daylighters are KC # 7221
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no need to sticky it. it is in the product reviews. that is where it goes. no reason to give one company a sticky over another...
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Great Post Zach, but don't forget about the KC Light Locks to keep them midnight shoppers away....I believe the locks for the daylighters are KC # 7221
ok i'll look into adding it in.
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Great Post Zach, but don't forget about the KC Light Locks to keep them midnight shoppers away....I believe the locks for the daylighters are KC # 7221
i never really worried about anyone stealing them, until you mentioned those locks...

great, now i will be worried about it...
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i never really worried about anyone stealing them, until you mentioned those locks...

great, now i will be worried about it...
i have never had a problem with mine ever. plus i also have very odd type of nuts on mine cheaper then the Locks...
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ALL THE PICS ARE FIXED KC redid the web site and changed the url's on me thats what was wrong arg but its done now
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nope christian wont do it...tis ok just bumping it for alot of questions lately...
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Yeah, just saw that.. I think he should. If someone wants to go through all that work and do such a comprehensive writeup for another brand of lighting, then that should get stickied too!
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Just added Rally lights and Back up lights to the post...
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say i want to buy some small 55 watt units, can i upgrade them to 100 watt later or would the wiring harness not be able to take it.
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i think you will need a new harnest..not 100% tho.
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say i want to buy some small 55 watt units, can i upgrade them to 100 watt later or would the wiring harness not be able to take it.
personally... dont... just get the 100W from the beginning the 55W are just as bright as your headlights idk do it right the first time
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ok, was for another brand just know you know your kc's inside and out.
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