LIGHTING ZONES EXPLAINED
We believe it’s not just about having the brightest lights, but using the right lights in the right way.Learn about the different lighting zones to achieve the absolute best lighting package >>
VEHICLE SPECIFIC KITS
We sell vehicle-specific lighting kits that are purpose-designed for what you drive. They’re available for many popular off-road automotive makes, including Ford, Chevy, Jeep, Toyota, Ram and more.
sPOD™ Power Distribution Systems
sPOD™ now at Baja Designs. The ultimate switch + power distribution components designed and engineered for all of your adventure rigs.
The Camo Collection – Baja Designs X Two Track Nation
We are thrilled to announce our exciting collaboration with Two Track Nation, bringing a remarkable customization project that combines functionality, style, and ruggedness. Together, we have created a custom set of Baja Designs Squadron Pros and sPOD HD Panel in a captivating Camo Cerakote finish. We are proud to showcase this unique collaboration in our upcoming Overland Expo West booth. [gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="293153,293155"] Limited Edition Sets: To commemorate the Overland Expo West and the adventurous spirit of Two Track Nation, we have crafted ten exclusive limited sets that include a set of Baja Designs Squadron Pros and sPOD BantamX 8-switch HD Panel. Each set is a testament to the craftsmanship and attention to detail that defines our collaboration. [gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="293163"] Camo Cerakote Finish: The Cerakote finish on the Baja Designs Squadron Pro and sPOD HD Panel is a thin, protective coating creating a durable and long-lasting barrier. It is known for its resistance to wear, chemicals, abrasion, and impact. The coating can withstand high temperatures and harsh environmental conditions, making it ideal for it's most commonly found on firearms. [gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="293176"] Squadron Pro The Baja Designs Squadron Pro uses next-generation LEDs pushing out 4,095 lumens at three amps with a clear combo lens for distance and midfield visibility while backed by a lifetime warranty. sPOD BantamX and HD Panel The sPOD BantamX and HD Panel is a power control module designed to simplify and streamline the management of 12V and 24V accessories in off-road vehicles. They provide a centralized hub for controlling and powering accessories such as lights, winches, and fridges. The BantamX is rated for 30A across eight circuits up to a 100A max. Simplify your wiring and power management system with one wire going straight to the switch panel. [gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="293149,293174"] Availability: Please note that the Camo Collaboration set, including the Camo Cerakote, finished sPOD HD Panel, will only be sold as a complete package and only at Overland Expo. Once these limited sets are sold out, they will not be reproduced. Therefore, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a truly one-of-a-kind setup that combines top-tier lighting performance with a captivating design. [gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="293168"] The Camo Collaboration between our team and Two Track Nation represents the spirit of adventure in Overlanding. Combining the exceptional lighting capabilities of Baja Designs Squadron Pros with the intuitive control of the sPOD HD Panel, this limited edition set creates a unique and captivating design retailing for $1,644.95. Come see us in our booth at Overland Expo West booth P10 and P20.
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Booth Vehicles of Overland Expo 2023
The 2023 show season is upon us, and this year's Overland Expo 2023 the Baja Designs and sPOD booth will have three vehicles. Let's take a closer look at the vehicles and their set-up. If you are heading to Flagstaff, AZ, be sure to see these vehicles and their setups in person! Chase’s Lexus GX470 3x LP9 Pro on front bumper 2x s2 Pro Amber wide cornering fog lights 2x s2 Pro Amber wide cornering custom retrofitted in headlights 7x Squadron Pro white spot on roof bar 6x Squadron Pro IR driving on roof bar 2x Squadron Pro wide cornering white ditch lights 2x Squadron Pro IR driving ditch 2x Squadron Pro IR flood side rack lights 4x s1 scene white side rack lights 1x Squadron sport Amber chase light wide cornering 1x Squadron pro IR reverse light 2x Squadron sport white wide cornering reverse lights 1x RTL-S 1x BantamX with touchscreen controller in rear 1x BantamX with HD controller in cockpit Hunters GMC Sierra AT4 1 x OnX6 Dual Controlled 40” lightbar (Amber & IR) 2 x XL80 Pro Amber Ditch Lights 2 x Squadron IR Ditch Lights 4 x S1s Fog Light Replacement Kit 1 x 8 XL Linkable lightbar 4 x S1 Scene lights 2 x S2 IR 1 x Squadron Pro Amber Chase Light 1 x RTL (Installed but not wired) 2 x Bantams Jason Denney International Scout 1 x 9XL Linkable 2 x S2 Pro Flush Mount 1 x RTL-S 1 x S8 10” 1 x BantamX HD
Switch Power Management: Do You Need It?
So, you have bought some lights, and now you're wondering if you need a switch power distribution system to make your life easier. How do you know which system to get, and why would you want it over the provided wiring harness and relays? It all boils down to simplicity and customizability. We have a good rule of thumb: if you plan on utilizing more than three switches to control your lights, then you probably need a power distribution system such as sPOD. As a new member of the Bestop Premium Accessories Group (BPAG), sPOD has moved the manufacturing in-house to Baja Designs in San Marcos, CA. Let's take a look at what an sPOD is and whether or not it makes sense for your project. Centralized Control: sPOD offers a centralized means of managing and controlling auxiliary 12V electrical components on off-road vehicles, providing a single point of control for all your accessories.Solid-State Technology: Both the BantamX and SourceLT units utilize a solid-state board, providing a continuous power flow of up to 100 amps, and featuring up to eight circuits in total, rated at 30 amps each. Customizability: The Touch Panel allows for a wide variety of customization, including linking up to four BantamX units for a total of 36 switches controlled by one panel. Safety Features: The sPOD system includes a variety of safety features that help to protect against electrical faults, such as a low-voltage cutoff feature that prevents damage to the battery by shutting off the electrical components. Warranty: sPOD backs up their products with a 5-year manufacturer defect warranty, giving customers peace of mind knowing they're purchasing a reliable product. What is sPOD? An sPOD power distribution switch system is an advanced electronic control unit that offers a centralized means of managing and controlling auxiliary 12V electrical components on off-road vehicles. It consists of two main components: the switch panel and the solid-state unit. All you do is wire your positive and negative wire to the unit, and it is just one Ethernet cable going through the cab to the switch controller - it is really that simple. But we also believe in the product, so much so that we back it up with a 5-year manufacturer defect warranty. sPOD offers two powerful and space-saving switch panel power systems: the BantamX, an eight-circuit system, and the six-circuit system SourceLT. These solid-state technology units provide a continuous power flow of up to 100 amps and feature up to eight circuits in total, rated at 30 amps each. This flexibility allows customers to easily power a broad range of 12-volt accessories and not have to worry about any relays or fuses for each circuit; both systems utilize a solid-state board and one main fuse. The BantamX comes standard with the TouchHD, which gives that tactile feedback many people are so fond of. But for those looking to really customize their setup at the touch of their fingertips, we recommend the Touch Panel, which allows for a wide variety of customization and even linking up to four BantamX units for a total of 36 switches controlled by one panel. The sPOD engineers wanted to ensure our customers had full control of their system by integrating a splitter on the BantamX, allowing two switch panels to link together on one unit, so you can have a switch panel in the back of a camper and in the cab of a truck. Both the sPOD BantamX and SourceLT units come equipped with built-in Bluetooth technology, giving customers the freedom to program and control their system from any wireless device. With a wide range of programming options available, including output dimming, strobing, flashing, master-slave functions, memory, auto power-up, momentary settings, input, and more that can be controlled through the app as well. Additionally, the units’ RGB technology allows for a broad spectrum of backlighting colors to match any unique style and preferences. When is the right time to upgrade? Before you can consider upgrading your power management system, you must consider the application you'll be using it for. If you are only running two light switches hooked up to your A-Pillar or your dust lights, we think that setup is just fine. But if you are looking to hook up three or more lights to add to it in the future, it is a no-brainer solution. Not only does it clean up your wiring, but the ease of installation makes it perfect - no splicing into a harness or adding in any type of complicated power tray and spending hours on a forum trying to learn how to set it up. Without having to fish multiple harnesses, the sPOD has a single cable going to the switch panel. More Than Just Lighting In addition to lighting, the sPOD system can also control winches and air compressors, although it cannot handle the circuit load as the amps typically pull 50-70 amps. With the use of the harnesses, you can tie in the switch lead and run the switch controller of the winch or air compressor. We see many people use an sPOD as a switch controller for both winches, air compressors, and lockers. Safety in Mind The sPOD system includes a variety of safety features that help to protect against electrical faults, such as a low-voltage cutoff feature that prevents damage to the battery by shutting off the electrical components. If the battery drops below 11.6V, after two minutes, the Bantam will shut down. So when you are at camp and accidentally leave your lights on, you won't have to worry about your car being unable to start because your lights drained your battery. While it may seem like an extra step to add a switch system to your off-road vehicle, the benefits of simplicity and customizability cannot be overlooked. If you plan on utilizing more than three switches, a power distribution system like sPOD is an excellent choice. With its advanced electronic control unit, such as the BantamX and SourceLT, sPOD offers a centralized means of managing and controlling auxiliary 12V electrical components, including lighting, winches, and air compressors. With its solid-state technology and up to eight circuits, sPOD provides the flexibility to power a broad range of accessories and makes it easy to install and customize your system. Ultimately, whether or not sPOD is the right choice for your project will depend on your specific needs, but it is certainly worth considering as a powerful and space-saving power management system. Check out sPOD on our website and if you have any questions regarding the product feel free to reach out. [email protected]
Effective Lighting Score (ELS™)
We’ve created “Effective Lighting Score (ELS™)” for one reason; to better describe lighting performance in the off-road space.Learn about the four key factors of ELS™: Blend Angle / Blendability / Distance / Output
Squadron SAE Customer Upgrade Program
Baja Designs is offering upgrades to all our previous generation Squadron® SAE owners at no cost. Click here to learn more >
S1 Hitch Light Kit
With a trailer hitch harness or toggle switch version to choose from the S1 Hitch Light Kit is a powerful and versatile lighting solution for outdoor enthusiasts and off-road adventurers. This compact system uses an S1 LED light, mounted in a durable Meso Customs hitch that easily attaches to any standard 2-inch hitch receiver.
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BAJA DESIGNS IN THE WILD
Being able to service your own equipment is a necessity when out on the trail or back home in your garage. Baja Designs set out to make a light that is easily serviceable is the core mission behind our uService® technologyLearn More
Making sure the elements don’t damage the internals of your performance lights first and every light we produce works in the worst of conditions is core of our exclusive MoistureBlock™ technology.Learn More
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.Learn More