After months of telling myself, I’d own a set of these amazing lights. I finally pulled the trigger on picking up a set of LP9 Pro Driving/Combo to replace my XL80s on my front bumper. The install took under 2 hrs and was as simple as plug and play thanks to Bantam system by sPOD.
Baja Designs LP9 Background:
A design that was inspired by Baja Designs’ legendary 8" La Paz HID; The LP9 features modern styling and performance, with some of the most advanced LED technologies available today.
The LP9 utilizes 9 forward projecting LEDS to produce 11,025 Lumens at 105 watts, and 6 LEDs for Integrated Peripheral Technology (IPT) which produce 1,140 lumens at 10.5 watts per side. The IPT provides an incredible 200° spread of usable light.
The housing was designed to provide exceptional heat dispersion by using Direct Ducted Cooling, which allows air to travel from the front of the housing to the rear. With a DRL , Low, and High power mode, the LP9 will fulfill all your lighting needs.
Available in a standard model that is perfect for a wide range of off-road use, as well as a Racer Edition configuration that is designed for the demands of high speed driving. The Racer Edition has similar power draw, but produces a much tighter pattern, providing higher visibility at greater distances. Both models feature uService technology, which allows customers to change the lens pattern and color depending on driving conditions, or simply when they want to refresh the lens.
Forward Projecting Lumens: 11,025 Utilizing 9 LEDs
Forward Projecting Wattage/Amps: 105W / 7.6A
IPT Lumens: 2,280 Utilizing 6 LEDs
IPT Wattage/Amps: 21W / 1.52A
Dimensions: 8" Diameter/ 3.25" Depth
LED Life Expectancy: 49,930 Hours
Front Lens: Hard Coated Polycarbonate
Housing: Hard Anodized Machined Aluminum
Bezel: Billet Machined Aluminum
Hardware & Bracket Material: Stainless Steel
Exceeds MIL-STD810G (Mil-Spec Testing)
Built-In Overvoltage Protection
IP69K (Waterproof up to 9ft & Pressure Washable)
IK10 Compliant (Mechanical Impact Testing)
Satisfactions Guarantee – 30 Day Money Back
Limited Lifetime Warranty – Complete Purchase Protection
uService® – Replaceable Lenses And Optics
ClearView® – All The Light, Right Where You Need It.
MoistureBlock™ – Waterproof, Rain Proof, Submersible
CopperDrive® – Only LED Driven At 100%
5000K Daylight – Less Driver Fatigue, Natural Color
YouTube Video Installing LP9 on Jeep Below
Based on just aesthetics, I’m in love with aggressive look of the LP9 Auxiliary Light and how the front of the jeep looks compared to my Baja Design XL80’s Pro. The LP9 really completes the jeep giving the front end a much fuller appearance. Having opted for Driving/Combo this give me a nice light pattern when driving at night, I also chose to connect the (backlight amber) wire feature of LP9 to my jeeps daylight running lights. I connected the LP9’s wiring (Hi Pwr) mode to my sPOD and did not wire the (Low Pwr) wire. The Bantam gives me the feature to dim my lights, so I figured I wouldn’t need the Low mode on my LP9.
Overall, I’ve very happy with my purchase of LP9s. If you have any questions or want recommendations on lighting solutions feel free to drop a message or send me email. I’ll be sure to update this blog with some great night shots of these lights in action!. Thanks again.