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MTNlitebar.com discussion thread

I am particularly curious about this new website and it’s offerings, but unfortunately the information about it is spread throughout the forum, like in the MTNelectronics thread.. and I felt like this topic is large enough (for me anyway) to warrant it’s own thread so….

post what you know about this top secret item!

I thought it was go live like last week?

Also, shut up and take my money? I need a super duper light bar for my tractor.

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Good news and bad news, bad news first.  As you may have noticed, the site didn’t go live when I had planned it to.  I have a few things I need to get resolved before I can sell the LITEbars or fully show them that I had hoped to have finished by then but aren’t finished yet.  The changes have nothing to do with the product itself; it’s solid and ready to go, but there are some ancillary issues that need to get taken care of before I can show or sell them.


I’ve received a lot of questions about the pricing.  I am going to wait to release full pricing until the website is up, but the prices are competitive with the other premium brand light bars that are currently on the market, except you are getting much more value for your money.  Not only are you getting a lot more output, you are also getting better tint, better depth perception, more intensity, and much more versatility.  Here are some very rough pricing ranges:



  • 6” $250-$350 depending on options

  • 12” $350-$450 depending on options

  • 18” $500-$800 depending on options 

  • 32” $800-$1000 depending on options

  • 40-50” – $900-$1100 depending on options


The options have to do with output levels and other pretty cool options that require additional hardware (the price ranges aren’t artificial; they represent real increases in output but also cost).


The kits will include pretty much everything you need to run:  light setup, battery cables, wiring/connectors, switch, bolts (threadlocker pre-applied), and user/installation manual.  


Rest assured that these are awesome.  I don’t like to oversell anything, but I can say without reservation that these are really great.  These are the most polished, tested, and developed product that I’ve released to date, by far.  I could have released these a long time ago (I have had 100% working lights for a long time now), but when I saw the potential in these I kept on developing them and iterating them into a very polished and extremely well tested product.  I wanted to build the best bar on the market and I think we are there.  

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Also very interested in this. If Richard is behind it, I have no doubt it’s top notch.

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perhaps Richard will drop by and give us another update.

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saypat wrote:
perhaps Richard will drop by and give us another update.

hahaha this is exactly what i’m waiting for, but instead of a PM i made a thread so all of us that are interested can know.

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Here's the update:  Things are ready to go, but I'm waiting for some paperwork to get finished up before I can sell them, and as usual anything paperwork related takes longer than expected!  

If you're looking for a cool tractor setup, let me know.  I spent a lot of time prototyping with the ag. guys and have some really cool setups for different farming operations.  

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This is a very nice development. I look forward to ordering one or two.

"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."

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RMM wrote:

Here’s the update:  Things are ready to go, but I’m waiting for some paperwork to get finished up before I can sell them, and as usual anything paperwork related takes longer than expected!  


If you’re looking for a cool tractor setup, let me know.  I spent a lot of time prototyping with the ag. guys and have some really cool setups for different farming operations.  

I live around a ton of farmland, corn, cotton, beans, wheat, rice…I’ve built a few lights for some farmers too. I’ll definitely see if I can send some business your way. If not, their kids will want them on their trucks…sold either way, lol.

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RMM wrote:

Regarding the LITEbars…all of the paperwork is finished now, but I ended up getting my eyes fixed up (LASIK) this week, so now the ETA on those to go live is sometime next week. 

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wdkingery is on it. cool

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Okay been waiting, checking the website every once in awhile. No I can’t find mtnlitebar.com what up?

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.yeah and richard hasn’t mentioned anything about it either. must have run into a snag

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texas shooter wrote:
Okay been waiting, checking the website every once in awhile. No I can’t find mtnlitebar.com what up?

It’s back

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Hopefully the small 6” will work on adv bikes, just need wattage used.

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texas shooter wrote:
Okay been waiting, checking the website every once in awhile. No I can’t find mtnlitebar.com what up?

It’s back

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Hopefully the small 6” will work on adv bikes, just need wattage used.

What i never saw a thing!?

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Quick update:  A series of bad timing delayed the site.  I was working on some legal issues, then the busiest time of year hit so I decided to get as many orders out as possible instead of finishing the website.  The bars are ready to go and we are already selling them, just not through the site (until next week).

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Can’t wait! This update is a real Christmas present, though. Merry Christmas, Richard!

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Thanks for the update Richard!

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Thanks guys!  Worked all day yesterday on the site...still working on it today.  Going to be done soon, even if all of the listings aren't 100% perfect yet, I'll improve more based on feedback.  

I need to get some better kcd measurements, but a few weeks ago the 18" 70+ I tested at 200+.  Verified by testing against stock TK61...yep, it's brighter.  cool  

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I know the site isn’t functional yet, but GREAT JOB on it! The layout looks great!

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I went and it asked for me a login and password..

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wdkingery wrote:
_I went and it asked for me a login and password.._

I'm having a few people test the site.  If you'd like to see it, send me a PM.

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chea!

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Just another quick update:  the mtnlitebar.com site is up now.  I will get a final inventory count and get them posted later today.

Thanks!
-Richard

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Light bar! Who doesn’t like it!
I wish I can witness the light output by myself!

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Awesome, I’m so excited!

Richard, I don’t expect you to have these IP rated or anything, but do you have any testaments of what kind of water intrusion they’ll resist? I assume driving at highway speeds is no problem, how about water crossings, or a high pressure car wash?

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PrinceValorum wrote:
Awesome, I’m so excited!

Richard, I don’t expect you to have these IP rated or anything, but do you have any testaments of what kind of water intrusion they’ll resist? I assume driving at highway speeds is no problem, how about water crossings, or a high pressure car wash?


…or a boat? Big Smile

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PrinceValorum wrote:
Awesome, I'm so excited! Richard, I don't expect you to have these IP rated or anything, but do you have any testaments of what kind of water intrusion they'll resist? I assume driving at highway speeds is no problem, how about water crossings, or a high pressure car wash?

They'll resist any normal use.  We test them with medium pressure water, and those in testing have been through dozens of car washes and pressure washes (but you must keep the nozzle several inches away---this goes for any seal).  Remember, they've been through thousands of hours of real-world testing, and people wash their stuff and drive through rain.  

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Awesome, thanks, that’s what I was looking for!

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Congratulations, look forward to you posting at least a few pictures and videos. Completely surprised by the Nichia 5000K, I was thinking XP-G or XM-L’s the whole time. No 12,000K Glare Masters here.

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texas shooter wrote:
Congratulations, look forward to you posting at least a few pictures and videos. Completely surprised by the Nichia 5000K, I was thinking XP-G or XM-L's the whole time. No 12,000K Glare Masters here.

I've tested lots of different LEDs---practically all that I have in my possession (you know that's a lot) and have tested them with different optics for lumens and throw.  Overall, the Nichia 219C comes out the winner in this application IMO.  The blend of overall output, throw, and tint make for a winning combination.  

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