For as long as off-road vehicles have been a thing, auxiliary or enhanced lighting has become a necessary upgrade. Driving off-road is, well, inherently dangerous, and it only gets even more precarious when the daylight fades. Southern Californian based company Anzo USA, offers a diverse product line that ranges from OEM enhancements to off-road specific auxiliary lighting.
Their tagline “Don’t get left in the dark” says it all and if you take a look at their application guide there is no reason to. No matter what vehicle you drive, they are likely to have multiple direct fit options designed specifically for your ride. These are high quality headlights, taillights, rear brake lights, turn signal lights, and side marker lights.
For off-road performance and auxiliary lighting, Anzo has allocated dozens of rugged hi-intensity L.E.D. Light Bars. With single row and double row options in varying lengths, these powerful light bars are ideal for outfitting on purpose-built off-road rigs and also weekend warrior type trucks. There are also plenty of universal pod lights that come in L.E.D., H.I.D., and projector versions.
Anzo USA does not mess around when it comes to their products. These are not cheap copies designed to knock off the latest trendy look. With 30 years of professional manufacturing experience, Anzo deploys extensive design and engineering into every unit. Using precise construction methods with Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) technology completes the circle.
The direct fit lighting products from Anzo are thoroughly tested.
Behind the scenes, or behind the lens we should say, Anzo uses photometric simulations, comprehensive analysis, and CNC operations to bridge the gap between design and manufacturing. When the first draft articles are originated, and before final product production, each unit undergoes dozens of performance and functionality testing. This includes everything from rain test to dust test and vibration test to salt spray test, and many more.
All of the OEM replacement products are SAE and DOT compliant to FMVSS No. 108 standards and produced in a state-of-the-art ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified factory. Taking a close look at some of these products, Off Road Xtreme noticed many versions come with the popular blacked out housing background with the DTRL (Day Time Running Light) surround.
On these Toyota Tacoma 2016-2020 LED Projectors, the crystal clear lens houses a LED Running light, Safety Reflectors, LED Low Beam, LED High Beam, and L.E.D. Turn Signal. Like all of the ANZO OEM replacements, they are plug and play units with OEM beam connector plugs, standard beam adjusters, and OEM style mounting points. There are zero customizations required and make for an easy upgrade.
Anzo offers a number of powerful off-road auxiliary lighting options.
For the off-road rig that desires serious auxiliary lighting enhancements, Anzo’s 50” Rugged Hi-Intensity Single Row LED Light Bar caught our eye. This fiery beast features 50 Light Emitting Diodes at 5 watts each for a total of 250 Watts and 18750 Raw Lumen Output. Weighing in at 20 pounds, you can feel its rugged durability. This is the point where the mind starts to ponder when and where is the next night run.
For every ride and popular late model vehicle, Anzo is certain to have some premium lighting upgrades available. Off Road Xtreme recommends zeroing in on the product options by using the website year make model lookup or by browsing the comprehensive catalog to find the best lighting for you and your vehicle.