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Baja Designs S2/Squadron/SAE Side by Side

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Lighting Modifications Forum [GEN 1]' started by, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    Jul 18, 2017
    So with the popularity of Baja Designs fog light kits we get a lot of questions. The main question we're asked is "What do you recommend for a fog light... S2s, Squadrons, SAE, Sports, Pros, etc..."

    Well tonight we decided to do a little side by side to show everybody just how the patterns look.

    These photos were taken with a DSLR camera. All settings locked in.

    We shot S2 Sports, S2 Pros, Squadron Sports, Squadron Pros and Squadron SAES - the 5 most popular lights you'll find in a Baja Designs kit.

    All lights were located in the same position for each photo. The focus of the light was dead center on the alignment banner. You'll notice that the S2 and Squadrons have similar patterns but the SAE DO have a VERY distinct pattern. There is a very noticeable cut-off above and below the center point. This is VERY important for an SAE light. It's WHY the SAE has that stamp of approval.

    We feel S2 and Squadron CAN be used on daily-use roads as long as you aim the lights towards the ground. This prevents any glare from going up towards oncoming drivers. Your light MAY appear a little weird in the bracket, because it's aiming down, but that's the best way to ensure you do not blind other drivers. Actually... an even better idea is to go with the Squadron SAE. This light can be aligned properly as the cut-off will prevent light scatter from going up, which is important in a fog light (and a headlight as a matter of fact).

    So for our money Baja knocked it out of the park with the SAE lights. They may not be as bright as your Pros BUT the idea is it's got that SAE rating, which means it's legal for use on public roads.






    Hopefully these photos help folks decide which light is best for them.

    As always if you have any questions or need to pickup any of these lights, shoot me a PM or check out our site. We keep all of these in stock at all times and we're happy to answer any questions or help you design a system for your truck.
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  2. smurfslayer

    smurfslayer Be vewwy, vewwy quiet. We’re hunting sasquatch77

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    Dec 16, 2016
    So it DID happen.

    That’s a good and helpful illustration of the SAE pattern and specifically the cut off to keep from blinding oncoming drivers.
  3. alcoolaid

    alcoolaid Member

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    Mar 4, 2019
    Vancouver, BC
    Nice job, very good info! Thanks for taking the time to show us the differences.

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