Off-Road Lights: Comparing 3 Material Types

BY Thomas S.

You frequently throw the gauntlet at the off-road, but you take that challenge seriously and have upgraded accordingly. Only the most durable aftermarket accessories will make the cut when it comes to your trailblazer, and off-road lights are no exception.

These lights are designed to withstand any challenge that comes their way, no matter how dark the night. In this article we break down a few of the most durable material types you can choose from – from tough to tougher and toughest of all. Feel free to go hard with the confidence that you’ll be coming home with an intact set of lights.


ABS Plastic (Tough)

Strong and impervious to rust, ABS plastic is a staple of off-road lights and the automotive aftermarket in general. Capable of surviving trails and making night-driving significantly less hazardous, you can depend on ABS plastic lights like the Pro Comp 7” Round Motorsports Series Off-Road Driving Light or the Hella Rallye 1000 Black Magic Driving Light Kit to get you back to the campsite safely.


Aluminum (Tougher)

Ideal for trail hounds who consistently spend their time traversing the roughest off-road trails, aluminum off-road lights take strength, durability and resilience to levels that can withstand low-hanging branches, barreling boulders and more. If aluminum sounds like the best material for you, then the ProZ 50” Double Row LED Light Bar or Westin EF2 Double Row LED Light Bars can light the way for all your upcoming adventures.


Steel (Toughest)

Strong enough to support structures like skyscrapers, steel is more than capable of protecting your off-road lights. Capable of shielding your investment lights like the KC HiLites Daylighter Off-Road Lights System or the PIAA 520 Series Driving and Fog Light Kit, steel is the easy choice for explorers who like to push every off-road excursion to the max.

Now that you know a little more about the three material types for off-road lights, which type of material best suits how hard you hit the trail? Let us know and leave a comment below!

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