Having lived out west for a few years you realise how important good lights are if you have to travel anywhere at night. Those little buggers tend to wait in the shadows and jump out when it’s too late to stop.
I decided I wanted a light bar mounted to the roof so I went and bought some LED brackets to fit my pioneer rack. Unfortunately through their design the brackets only allow you to fit a 32 inch (ish) light bar, which I did. I was not happy with it because it dit not go all the way to the edges of the rack. I decided to modify the bracket to allow me to install a 40 inch light bar. I took the original brackets, extended them and added supports.
Now im sure there is a reason why they only make brackets for a smaller light bars but to this day I have not seen any issues with either the rack or the brackets that I modified.
Light bar was purchased from 4wd Supacentre for about $80.00. 4WD Supacentre
Light bar brackets from roof rack city for about $75.00 Light Brackets | Rhino-Rack
I bought a light bar switch from On Boar Air, they are not cheap but they fit nice. I think it was around the $28.00 mark plus postage. AOB Home page – Air On Board
The other good thing about this setup is that it sits lower then the platform so it does not get in the way of loading long things like kayaks etc.
For those wishing to tap into the high beam light I found an easy spot on the fuse box under the bonnet.
The end result –