News: KC Pro6 LED Light bar

It seems like the four-wheel drive world is pretty much saturated with LED light bars these days. Take a peak at just about any off-road magazine and chances are the cover will feature a lifted Jeep, Toyota, Chevy, Ford, Nissan etc with any number of the things gleaming from the roof and bumper. Don’t get us wrong, there are reasons for their popularity, but eventually the seemingly endless array of black rectangular boxes makes us ache for something new and different to talk about. Thankfully, KC has stepped forward and given us just that. It’s called the Pro6 LED light bar, and it is just the fresh, feature packed light we’ve been looking for.

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Okay, you’re probably thinking that the Pro6 just looks like a series of round lights mounted onto one bar, and for the most part you would be right. It is based on their existing Gravity LED G6 optical inserts, which despite being great products, aren’t exactly “new”. What is new however, is the light bar’s Infinity Ring mounting system that is so simple and versatile it’s almost genius.

Basically each infinity ring has the ability to bolt onto another ring which forms a chain of lights. The clever part is that because the bar is comprised of these individual ring sections instead of one solid case, it has the potential to be as short or long as you need it to be for changing applications. If you purchase one for your Suzuki Samurai and then later upgrade to a full size truck, you can simply expand the bar to fit the additional width.

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The Infinity Ring also has another distinct advantage, you can adjust its shape. The bolt pattern allows the user to change from a straight bar to varying degrees of a radius without purchasing any extra parts. Simply loosen the nuts and shift the pattern.

The use of individual lights also makes it easier to address problems within the bar like faulty bulbs or even cracked lenses. You don’t need to disassemble your entire lighting system to fix a problem, just remove the single unit.

As a final bonus, the G6 drop-ins come in driving and spot patterns, meaning you can not only customize the shape and size of your light fixture, but also the beam pattern it emits.

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Although specifications haven’t been released, we’re guessing it will be close to the indivdual G6 lamps currently for sale by KC. We’ve posted their statistics below for reference.

• 20W per light – Spot: 2 x Cree XPL V4 10W LEDs, Driving: 2 x CREE XML2-T6 10W LEDs
• Available in Spot Beam (focused bright light) and Driving Beam SAE J581 & ECE-R112 Street Legal
• Raw Lumens: Spot – 2,452 per light, Driving – 2,104 per light
• Lux @ 10 Meters: Spot – 2,150 LX per light, Driving – 1,310 LX per light
• Candela: Spot – 215,000CD per light, Driving – 131,000CD per light
• Beam Distance: Spot – 927M | Driving – 724M
• LED Color Temperature: 5000K
• 9V to 32V, EMI DO 160E Compliant
• 6” Round LED light Inserts with precision machined reflector optics
• Patented Gravity Reflective Diode (GRD) technology yields more controlled and farther reaching light beams
• High Grade Aluminum housing with Hard Coated Polycarbonate Lens
• IP 68 Rated, Fully self contained and sealed LED light housing
• Fits all KC Daylighter Halogen and KC Pro Sport Halogen lights and systems
• Simple plug-n-play swap out conversion

 The Pro6 is scheduled to be released in April of this year, and we’re looking forward to seeing just how well they work. To learn more, check them out on KC’s website here.

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Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Managing Editor.