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Team Enlightened Sweeps the Mint 400


Team Enlightened Sweeps the Mint 400

Baja Designs’ Team Enlightened takes the overall and first in class in all five of the unlimited classes at the Mint 400. When lighting performance really counts, top racers choose Baja Designs lighting to get them to the podium.

At the Mint 400, the unlimited vehicles start in the afternoon, and the 400 mile race runs until well after dark. This year, every one of the unlimited classes was won by racers using Baja Designs lights.

Class 1400 – Trophy Truck – Bryce Menzies – 1st overall and first Trophy Truck

Class 1500 – Class 1 Unlimited Buggy – Chuck Hovey – 1st in Class

Class 1000 – Class 10 Buggy (Unlimited Suspension-Spec Motor Buggy) – Chip Prescott – 1st in Class

Class 6100 – Spec Trophy Truck (Unlimited Suspension-Spec Motor Truck) – Jason Ruane – 1st in Class

Class 7200 – 6 cyl Unlimited Truck (Max Track Width- 85”) – Al Hogan – 1st in Class

 

The Mint 400 has long been known as one of the toughest desert races in the US. The brutal 100-mile Mint 400 loop course was devastating this year. Of the 255 starters, only 132 finished within the time limit-making the attrition at 48%, the toughest in recent Mint 400 history.

RPM OFFROAD joins Baja Designs Team Enlightened

The Scientists of Lighting are proud to announce that RPM OFFROAD has chosen to become members of Baja Designs Team Enlightened. Their drivers and co-drivers will be valuable race lighting analysts for Baja Designs and BD looks forward to collaborating with their long list of winning racers.
RPM OFFROAD Team Manager had this to say; “over the last few years we bought a lot of offroad vehicles and raced in almost every major class. As a result, we have had the opportunity to test numerous lighting packages and we have noticed a distinct competitive advantage while running Baja Designs lights. Not only are their lights insanely bright and durable but the lighting knowledge and race experience of head engineer Alan Roach is invaluable when it comes to helping us aim lights as well as choose setups and patterns specific to each vehicle.

For more information on RPM OFFROAD and their current Baja Designs lighting set-up, please visit www.bajadesigns.com or the featured lights sidebar.


Squadron Wide Cornering LED Light

- 3600 Lumes

- 3″ x 3″ Dimensions

- 42 watts

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OnX LED Light Bar

- 3600 Lumes

- 8″ 15″ 22″ 30″ 37″ 44″ 51″ sizes avail.

- 42 watts

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BD Sponsored Driver Wins 2013 KOH!

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The Scientists of Lighting at Baja Designs would like to thank all of their sponsored KOH race teams and congratulate Bomber Fabrication’s Randy Slawson for an amazing victory at this year’s 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers race.  A long week of preparation and pre-running culminated in a very exciting race on Friday.  This year’s KOH was witnessed by a record crowd out at Hammertown and an even larger following via the live internet broadcast.  Staying true to its name, King of the Hammers was more relentless and unforgiving than ever before, allowing just 27 finishers out of 129 racers.

Baja Designs, Bomber fabrication

Bomber Fabrication’s Randy Slawson had this to say, “We chose to outfit our Bomber Fabrication race car #4448 with two Squadron Wide-Corning lights and one 8″ OnX LED Light bar (with all spot reflectors).  This combination allowed us to tune our suspension well into the night in preparation for our bid at the 2013 King of the Hammers.  End result, on February 8, 2013 we were crowned “King” of the 2013 King of the Hammers. We highly recommend Baja Designs lighting systems for race applications, recreation off-roading and expedition excursions.”

Join BD at the 2013 King of the Hammers

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The Scientists of Lighting – at Baja Designs are thrilled to be part of the 2013 King of the Hammers spectacle.  Ultra 4 racing has become well known as one of the toughest race series in the United States and King of the Hammers is the granddaddy of them all.  The scientists of Baja Designs will have a booth setup so everyone can see their lights, including the new OnX LED that provides the distance of an HID with the smoothness of an LED.  BD scientist will also be on hand to help aim your lights and recommend the ultimate lighting setup for your vehicle.  Bluetorch Fabworks owner and racer, Jason Carner says, “We are all really excited for this year’s KOH, and even though we hope we won’t have to use our BD lights for this race, we always know we have the best in the business.”

2013 Jeepspeed Official Lighting Sponsor

The Scientists of Lighting

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Baja Designs the Scientists of Lighting - are proud to be the official lighting sponsor of Jeepspeed 2013.  Since 2001 Jeepspeed has been providing the world with an amazing race class unlike any other.  “After attending the 2000 Dakar Rally we returned with the concept of an affordable off road race & rally type class here in the United States.  With Dakar suspension wheel travel limits but using American built Jeep vehicles, Jeepspeed was born.” – (Jeepspeed) Baja Designs could not be happier to be involved with the Jeepspeed class and provide all of its racers with the best lighting solutions possible.  Our new OnX LED light bar was introduced late this year and has begun to make a huge impact in off-road racing.  “Racers can now have the distance of an HID with the smooth spread of an LED”, say’s owner and head engineer Alan Roach.  Jeepspeed racers and enthusiasts will have Baja Designs standing by them for support with the newest in LED technology as well as educational information on optimal lighting set-ups and aiming. Please feel free to contact BD if you are participating in the 2013 Jeepspeed class and would like more information on LED/HID lighting for your vehicle.

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Good Luck to All Baja 1000 Racers and Crew!

Baja Designs Baja 1000

San Marcos, CA (11/13/12) - Baja Designs would like to wish all racers and crew GOOD LUCK during the 45th running of the SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 race. The famous endurance race from Ensenada to La Paz, Baja California will test each racer, his team and equipment over the most grueling terrain.

SEMA 2012 – The Science Of Lighting

The mad scientists at Baja Designs have been working hard to bring you some great new Made in America LED lights.

Sand Sport Super Show Success!

NEW PRODUCTS AND SHOW SPECIALS!!!!

At the 14th annual Sand Sports Super Show Baja Designs celebrated 20years of innovation and racer proven off-road lights with a bang.  Many of you have been hearing “buzz” about BDs new OnX LED light bars.  These are the light bars that Baja Designs racers have been excitedly testing and they are all saying the same thing: “this LED light bar really gets out there and it’s small enough to significantly reduce wind drag!”.

LEDs are worthless without optics

The brightest LED light is worthless if it is not where the driver needs it. Most LED light systems use optics from third party companies. The majority of these optics produce round shapes, similar to a flashlight. All “spot” patterns are round to achieve maximum distance, but much of the large circle light is wasted at the top and bottom because it is not usable by the driver. Driving lights should be wider and more oval in shape to take maximum advantage of the available light provided.

Jeep JK Ultimate LED Lighting Combination

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Ultimate Lighting Combination for Jeep JK’s by Baja Designs

Baja Designs introduces the ultimate lighting set-up for Jeep JK owners. The ultra-bright combination of a 50″ Stealth LED light bar, and two 3″ Squadron LED lights designed to replace the Jeep JK OEM Fog Lights, boasts a combined 24,700 lumens of lighting which outperform five performance HID lights at a fraction of the weight.