Frequently Asked Questions
This is not recommended. Rigid recommends installing the relay in the cab of the vehicle to protect it from extreme temperatures and moisture.
No! Rigid lights are precision assembled in such a way to ensure no moisture can get into the light. Disassembly can destroy this seal and will void the warrantee.
Rigid mounting brackets were designed and tested assuming the light is installed in the horizontal direction. Installing lights in the vertical direction could cause premature failure of the bracket.
No! This is a GORE® pressure equalizing vent and is critical in keeping moisture out of your light. Please do not remove it or paint over it.
The low power versions of all A-Series lights use a diffused lens that has a cloudy appearance, especially when compared to the lens in the high power versions of A-Series lights. A-Series products are fully sealed against moisture, so please be assured there is no moisture in your light.
No. The Rigid lights were designed for DC voltage. Lights operated at 14 volt A/C may not be damaged, but could flicker or appear dim.
No! Rigid lights are designed for DC voltage. Connection to an A/C wall outlet will very likely permanently damage the light.
You need to make sure you are using an appropriately sized gauge wire for your installation. This is especially important if using a long wire from the battery to the light installation. If the wire gauge is too small, there will be significant voltage dropped across the wire, preventing the light from powering up fully.
All currents shown in the catalog assume a 13.8Vdc input voltage, which is the typical voltage of a fully charged automotive lead acid battery.
Several items could be preventing the lights from properly working. The below items can help in troubleshooting.
Try connecting the wires of the lights directly to a fully charged car battery. If the light works then there is a problem between the battery connection and the light. Potential problems include a faulty switch, faulty relay, insufficient thickness wire, and improper grounding.
The Dually and D2 are housed in the same cast aluminum housing and have the same shape and profile. The difference is what's inside. The Dually uses our Hybrid Optics System in a 4-LED configuration which comes in either Spot or Flood options. It produces 1,568 lumens at only 15.8 watts and 1.1 amps. To put that in perspective, it uses less power than it takes to use your turn signal. This light, in it's Spot configuration, can out-distance the D2. The D2 has 6 LED's that utilize our Specter Optics System, which comes in either Driving or Wide configurations. It produces 3,096 lumens and uses only 34.5 watts and 2.5 amps. The D2, with it's driving beam, produces the perfect combination of distance and width for lighting up the road or water in front of you.
The Hybrid and Specter Optics are both patent pending and offer the highest in forward projecting LED technology. Visually, these are both chrome housings that encompass the LED and project the light outwards. Our Hybrid Optics come as a system with the TIR reflector. The Hybrid Optic system comes in either a flood or spot configuration. Our Specter Optic comes in either a Driving Beam or Wide Beam. The Hybrid Optic System out preforms the Specter Optic in distance, while the Specter Optic out performs the Hybrid Optic System in overall coverage. Both of these optics are great for their individual purposes, and if desired, they can work together for a perfect combination of distance and spread.
The flood configuration can be visually identified by it's higher trough, compared to the spot. Our flood optic illumates at a wider beam angle, but does not go as far. The spot configuration can be visually identified by it's lower trough, compared to the flood. Our spot optic illumates at a greater distance, but does not reach as wide of an area. Both of these lights are great for their individual purposes, and if desired, they can work together for a perfect combination of distance and spread.