Lighting Zones Explained

What Is Your Lighting Zone?

The needs of every off-roader are different, so we’ve created a Lighting Zone system to help you mix and match the right products, with the right lenses, in the right places to achieve the absolute best results. We believe it’s not just about having the brightest lights, but using the right lights in the right way. A high quality and strategic lighting package will make you safer and give you that competitive edge, but it is important to understand the proper placement, power and pattern for each zone. Whether you love rock crawling and overlanding, or racing 100mph in the desert, we have lights that will perfectly illuminate each and every zone.

Watch the video above for a brief overview to get you started, and click through the tiles below to find detailed information and suggested lights for each zone!

Lighting Zone 1 in Yellow


Learn more about Zone 1 Lighting
– illuminates the area directly in front of the vehicle, for use during rainy, snowy, or dusty conditions.

Automotive, Motorcycle, UTV


Learn more about Zone 2 Lighting– Provides cornering and peripheral light, which is necessary to drive comfortably at speed.

Automotive, Motorcycle, UTV

Driving Combo

Learn more about Zone 3 Lighting
– Your primary driving light and most important zone to start with when building a balanced lighting package.

Automotive, Motorcycle, UTV


Learn more about Zone 4 Lighting
This zone is your first level of long-distance lighting. Lights intended for this zone will give you the distance needed to travel at speeds, and see safely down the road or trail.

Automotive, Motorcycle, UTV

Racer Edition Spot


Learn more about Zone 5 Lighting
This zone is implemented when approaching triple digits speeds, or in instances when distance penetration becomes necessary.

Automotive, Motorcycle, UTV


Rock Light


Learn more about Zone 6 Lighting
This zone illuminates the wheel wells, undercarriage, or any other part of the vehicle that can benefit from great visibility while moving through tight spaces and jagged terrain.

Automotive, UTV



Learn more about Zone 7 Lighting
This zone is important for drivers that need quick access to tools and cargo, in and immediately around the vehicle.

Automotive, UTV



Learn more about Zone 8 Lighting
This zone is crucial to keeping the backside of your vehicle safe. Whether reversing on the trail or leading a pack through the dust, you will want the correct lighting solution.

Automotive, UTV


Laser Series


Learn more about Zone 51 Lighting
This zone is one of the last additions to your lighting package. When you have optimized your entire package and still need that extra punch in the distance, make sure to check out the ultimate distance lighting available today.

Automotive, UTV


Lens Patterns

Lens Pattern - Driving Combo

Wide Cornering: The Wide Driving pattern offers a 42-degree flattened horizontal beam for the ultimate in comfort lighting. This pattern is specifically for cornering, dust, snow, rain, and/or fog conditions.

Driving Combo: Maximum trail coverage in a single light. The Driving/Combo pattern is equipped with both Driving (42-degree) and spot (9-degree) optics to provide you with a smooth blend of light for both near field applications and distance.

Zone 4-5 - Spot Lens Pattern

Spot: A longer and narrower 9-degree beam focus for illumination further down the trail or road. The Spot pattern is designed to be used in conjunction with additional Wide Driving and/or Driving/Combo beam lights.

Zone 7 - Word/Scene Lens Pattern

Work/Scene: Excellent work light or “scene light” with an extremely smooth 120° circle that projects about 40ft. This pattern is not suitable for driving.

Lighting Zone Charts

Lighting Zone Chart Baja Designs
Baja Designs Motorcycle Lighting Zone Chart