Rigid Industries Review and Comparison, Dually D2 Led Light
Rigid Industries manufactures a variety of products including the Dually D2 that not only aid in lighting up the trails at night, but also will increase the performance and protection of your machine. Right about now I bet you’re wondering how that is possible. Well, read on for the answer….
With an ever growing list of companies producing aftermarket parts that offer either additional protection or performance gains for our ATVs and UTVs, and knowing that “we” the consumer are always looking to squeeze every bit of additional horse power out of our machines and protect them from trail damage, I am constantly amazed that one of the most overlooked modifications appears to be additional lighting. I am not referring to strobes or colored lights for appearance, but lighting that actually helps you see better when riding at night.
Okay, so maybe by adding a set of aftermarket lights you won’t gain additional hp or even protect your machine if you hit a large obstacle, at least not in the traditional sense of the words. But they will allow you to ride faster at night by granting you the ability to see further down the trail and also to see objects that can cause damage to your machine sooner and more clearly! If you ride at night you already know that most ATV manufacturer’ stock headlights are worthless for real world conditions, unless riding slow in sand maybe. My first time in the woods at night it became apparent that my stock headlights just wouldn’t cut it for the type of terrain and pace that our group was riding. After that ride my goal was to be able to ride tight wooded, rocky trails in a somewhat spirited manner at night as if it was daytime. Without additional lighting that isn’t possible so I added my first set of aftermarket lights. Since then I have used a few different company’s products as well as different types of lighting (Halogen, Xenon, HID, LED) and have come to the conclusion that LED lighting is currently the best technology for off-road riding. Granted not all LED lights or the companies who manufacture them should be considered equal because there is a wide span of quality differences among manufacturers and components, and some are total junk. Luckily for us night riding off-road enthusiasts Rigid Industries and there lighting products are considered by many to be the best of the best.
I first heard of Rigid Industries and their product line from a member on the GrizzlyRider forum, when he was putting together a review for their 10 inch E Series LED Light Bar. Right around the same time Rigid introduced their Dually LED Light and since I was in need of a new set of lights for mounting to my handlebars I decided to give them a try. The original Dually is a 3x3x3 light with 4 individual LEDs that put out 1300 lumens per light. I replaced my current PIAA 510 ATPs with the Duallys and the difference was Night and Day! I was amazed at how much brighter the little Dually was compared to the PIAAs. The fact that the Duallys also cost less, are built better, run cooler, are more durable and use less amperage than the PIAAs they replaced really impressed me, and right then I knew I would be a Rigid Industries fan for life. They had managed to produce what I believed at the time to be the perfect light for use on my ATV. A light that was small, durable, bright and affordable to boot. Rigid Industries not resting on their laurels, soon after manufactured and introduced their Dually D2 LED Light and with it my perception of the perfect ATV light would soon be redefined.
At first glance the Dually D2 looks just like its predecessor since they both are using the same housing, but this is where any similarity ends. The Dually D2 utilizes an upgraded LED bulb and inside its housing resides 6 of them opposed to the originals 4. Rigid also added their newly designed and patented specter optics to help throw the upgraded bulbs light down the trail. The lumen output per light is double that of the original dually at 2600 lumens per light. And in comparison, a pair of Dually D2s manages to outshine even some of the larger light bars in Rigid Industries product lineup; well up to the 10 inch light bars anyway. The Dually D2s size and light output make them the perfect light for use when a large light bar just won’t fit the application, like mounting a pair of them on ATV handlebars. With them being as bright as they are I wouldn’t hesitate to use them in place of a larger bar even if size didn’t matter…You see, an instance where size really doesn’t matter, at least that’s the case with the Dually D2s!
Here are the Dually D2s specs (per light)….
· 50,000+ hour lifespan
· Reverse polarity protection
· Available in driving or wide beam optics
· IP68 certified
· Unbreakable polycarbonate lens
· A360 High purity aluminum cast housing
· Durable UV3800 polyester powder coat
· Sealed deutsch connector
· Over/under voltage protection
· Goretex breather
· Operating temp -40~+145 deg F
· MIL810-STDG vibration certified
· ASTMB117 salt/fog certified
· ROHS Compliant
· Electrically protected against RFI/EMC interference
· Integrated thermal management system
· Updated hybrid patented optic system
· Patented specter optics (pat.#7,438,477)
· 1.25 pounds
· 28 watts
· Amp draw 1.9
· 2600 lumens
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