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Cree VS Epistar

CREE/Epistar are a brand of LED/Chip/Driver that is commonly used to manufacture LED Light Bars. Swerve Off Road has done extensive research on this and has worked with manufactures to make sure what we deliver is what we are advertising.

The difference is simple, quality. CREE is a company that has a portion of its manufacturing in the USA however do not be misled, this does not necessarily mean the drivers are built in the USA. Regardless the CREE driver outperforms the Epistar by up to 30% in like for like brightness. The cost is also 30 to 40% higher when purchasing the CREE based LED Light Bar. CREE Drivers have a life span of 100k hour’s vs the Epistar which is 50k House. Epistar LEDs have been known to fade after 1000 hours of use although Swerve Off Road has never actually witnessed this. We have a Lumen tester by which we test all of our new lights with, our measurement of testing is different than the OEM. We believe our method gives a more direct number.

When purchasing CREE lights on eBay which are cheaper than well-known lights such as Totron note that chances are you are getting an Epistar built light bar. There is no regulation on the sale of these. When purchasing from a known vendor you are relying on that vendor to know they are selling you a legitimate light bar. We have seen countless vendors advertise Totron and the actual light bar was a knock off and was Epistar. This happens all the time and people get ripped off every day.

We inspect all of our shipments to make sure the OEMs are not trying to sell us Epistar when we paid for CREE. We have sent back several shipments and use escrow for all of our purchases. We are still able to pass the savings on to you and give you a quality, as advertised LED Light bar and or HID setup for your SXS.

In the next few weeks we will start listing our lights for sale. We apologize for the delay as we had to make some changes before re-launching and are now ready to roll. If anyone has any questions please feel free to email us at [email protected].

We will be offering both CREE and Epistar options and you can guarantee they are both top quality and as always our lights come with a full 24 month Warranty with exceptions. If you roll it and crush the light bar its not covered:)

Thanks

Dennis
 

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Thanks for the info. Sorry to be off topic but are you ever going to offer HID lights? I remember that you were going to do it but haven't heard anything from you.
 
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