Baja Designs The Scientists Of Lighting Technology

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Baja Designs The Scientists Of Lighting Technology

The Unique Features and Technology Integrated Into Baja Designs High Performance Lights

Baja Designs was founded with a passion and thirst for High Performance off-road lighting more than twenty fives years ago by founder Alan Roche.  Baja Designs engineers the Race-proven, high performance light products you need to see what's out there. The Baja Designs products are American Made using only the highest quality components available in their corporate facility located in San Diego, California.

Baja Designs unique use of O-ring seals instead of silicone allows users to change their beam pattern and lenses with ease.  Other LED lights are silicone sealed, so their patterns are not customizable, and a rock chip requires you to return the light to the manufacturer for service or purchase a completely new light.  On the other hand, if a BD lens happens to get scratched or you need a different light pattern, simply unscrew BD's water and dustproof lens and custom O-ring seal and install the replacements.

Baja Designs engineers are off-road enthusiasts and racers and know what's important when it comes to LED lights. "You wouldn't throw out your car if your windshield cracks, would you? No, you'd just replace the windshield. So why would anyone design a disposable LED driving light? That's crazy!" – Alan Roach, Baja Designs Engineer, Founder, and Racer.

 With more usable patterns than any other manufacturer, ClearView® provides you with light for every zone and a scientific method to the madness.

ClearView™ is our proprietary optics, which are computer designed in-house by Baja Designs' team of racing engineers who have first-hand knowledge of the lighting needs of all types of drivers and riders. Each new optic is meticulously prototyped in-house and personally tested and perfected by Alan Roach, Baja Designs Engineer, Founder, and Racer.

"The ultimate goal of lighting is to provide a smooth field of light so the driver can drive quickly with minimal fatigue. My engineering and racing knowledge combined with the feedback of our professional racers and drivers has allowed us to develop the best optics in the industry." – Alan Roach, Baja Designs Engineer, Founder, and Racer.

Each optic is designed to illuminate one or more of eight specific Lighting Zones. BD's racing engineers were the first to define these lighting zones and to design specific patterns for the lesser-known cornering, dust/fog, and High-Speed Spot zones. BD's Wide Cornering and Wide Driving patterns were the first HID and LED lights that offered both a horizontal cut off and a wide pattern to make the light usable in fog or dust without causing blinding backscatter and also fill the important cornering zone so the driver doesn't feel like he is driving in a tunnel. BD's High-Speed Spot™ has revolutionized LED lighting by truly achieving the distance of an HID with the smoothness of an LED. Other patterns available are Driving, Spot, Flood/Work, and Dome/Interior. Amber patterns are also available.


BD's CopperDrive LED management system uses next-gen circuit board and driver technology to safely run high powered LEDs at 100% power. 4 levels of thermal management transfer LED heat up to 3000% more efficiently and provide an extra layer of vibration isolation creating the highest performing and longest lasting LED light on the market.  

Our circuit boards use copper instead of aluminum to help transfer heat more efficiently from the LED to the thermal gap pad.  The thermal gap pad plays an important role in aiding heat transfer to the heat sink, which keeps the LEDs cool and also provides for vibration damping.  The microprocessor-controlled thermistors help to constantly monitor the temperature of the LED to ensure brightness and longevity.


Human eyes have evolved to see best at noon on a sunny day which translates to a color temperature of 5000 degrees Kelvin.   A color temperature of 5000K greatly reduces driver fatigue and increases terrain recognition.  BD exclusively uses 5000K LEDs to ensure the safest and highest performing driving experience.

O-ring seals and proprietary cord technology make BD lights completely waterproof, rainproof, dustproof, submersible, and washable.  O-ring seals are considerably more effective at blocking water than the beads of silicone.  In addition, the patented MoistureBlock™ on BD's cords is an innovative new technology that completely stops water from wicking its way up the cord and into the light. Even if you cut the connector off, your light is still waterproof and you won't void your warranty.

"The elements can play a huge role in the performance of auxiliary lights since conditions are almost always less than ideal.  Our MoistureBlock™ system perfectly handles the headache that water and dust can cause when you have a completely customizable light that also needs to be 100% waterproof and dustproof" says Alan Roach, Baja Designs Engineer, Founder, and Racer.

The Baja Designs Lights are IP69K and MIL-STD-810G compliant.

Warranties on our products vary by product and/or by industry, as listed below. All warranty returns require a Return Authorization form as described above.

Warranties cover defects in design and manufacturing only. Warranties do not cover, among other things:  installation errors, wear, and tear, acts of God, misuse, abuse, neglect, accidents, collisions, defects due to custom specifications provided by you, or any product modifications, configurations or combinations not performed by us or on our behalf. Also, note the exceptions below for third-party products.

For all warranty returns, we will pay the freight costs on the condition that you return the defective product within 90 days of delivery; otherwise, the product must be returned to us with freight prepaid by you. At our option and as the exclusive remedy, we will repair or replace the product in question, or issue credit. If an identical product is no longer available, we may replace it with a similar product of comparable value.

Customer satisfaction stands at the core of who Baja Designs is as a company.  BD gives you a full 30 days to test out your new LED light and if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can send it back for an exchange or refund of the purchase price and applicable tax. 

EXCLUSIONS: Items purchased through a Baja Designs authorized dealer must be returned through the dealer.  Only available on LED auxiliary lights, LED light bars and LED lighting accessories. Non LED products are covered by a 20-day return policy. If the product is returned it must be in "brand new" condition for resale at MSRP.  The product that has been damaged in any way after the original purchase date will be excluded from this guarantee, and a restocking fee will be applied.


B.M.T. – Battery Management Technology Summary

                Our Engineers have put substantial efforts towards ensuring our light bars are running at 100% while doing this; we've found the next threshold in pushing our bars that much harder. Your vehicle is only capable of producing a certain amount of current and distributing it to A/C components, Radios, Vehicle ECUs, and other systems. Baja Designs has found a way to pull every last amp out of your vehicle by using our new BMT. We've integrated new components onto our circuitry to manage the amount of draw that our OnX6 is pulling from your vehicle. When your vehicles charging system drops below 13.5V with the light bar on, our light will begin to throttle its output to maintain a constant current gradually. Reasons for your vehicle reaching this voltage would be turning on lights, stereo equipment, air compressors, and other accessories. This results in slight dimming to the light, protection of wiring harness, and added protection to all of your vehicle's electrical system.


B.M.T. – Features

  • Elimination of Flickering Under Low Voltage
  • Added Protection To Vehicles Electrical System From Dangerous Current Spikes
  • Prolonged Car Battery Life


B.M.T. - Comparison


If you have any questions about the Technology used by Baja Designs, please feel free to Contact Us for more information!