The Scientists of Lighting | Baja Designs

uService - Baja Designs

Being able to service your own equipment is a necessity when out on the trail or back home in your garage. You never know when damage will happen while out on your adventures. As enthusiasts ourselves, Baja Designs set out to make a light that is easily serviceable without damaging your performance lights. This is the core mission behind our uService® technology that’s built into every light Baja Designs produces.


Serviceability is Key

The serviceability of our lights is based around the compression of our unique O-ring seal that protects the sensitive internals of your lights from the elements such as dust and water. Where lesser quality lights use a silicone seal that are not designed for serviceability and are prone to seal leaks, the Baja Designs O-ring design allows our lights to be totally servicable by the user who can service and adjust the beam pattern with replacement lenses that are offered from Baja Designs.

Our uService® technology is based around the compression of O-Ring seals instead of a silicone seal, thius giving a completely waterproof and dustproof seal that make Baja Designs’ lights IP69K rated.  Using this specially designed O-ring allows our lights to be totally serviceable, thanks to the uService® technology.  This feature allows you to customize our lights with several of our lens kits to match your lighting needs. If for any reason you damage your lens or want to change the pattern of light, our uService technology allows users to easily refresh your product in minutes. Simply unscrew the Baja Designs’ water and dust-proof lens and O-Ring seal to install the replacement lens, getting you back on the trail quickly. NOTE: Our SAE lights do not fall under our uService® technology.

Lens Adjustability

With the uService® technology, our lights can be fitted with a clear or an amber lens, depending on personal preference. Clear lenses work for most situations, whereas an amber lens would be suitable when you want a less intense light and to create contrast in your light spread. It is also good for inclement or less than ideal conditions cutting through dust and fog, while in rain and snow conditions amber will keep the reflections to a minimum.  With the UService® feature in every Baja Designs light, you can be confident in switching lenses quickly when needed without the worry of tearing up your lights.

From replacing damaged lenses or changing your light pattern, serviceability and changing the optics of your light has never been easier with our UService® technology. We encourage customers to make the most of our uService technology in an effort to obtain their perfect lighting setup.Combined with our limited lifetime warranty, uService offers the ultimate in purchase protection.

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Human eyes have evolved to see best at noon on a sunny day which translates to a color temperature of 5000° 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.

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Being on the trail, you need your lights to work no matter what the conditions are. From heavy rain to being submerged in water, to dust storm conditions or snow, you need to know that your performance LED lights can withstand the elements while being up to the adventure. At Baja Designs making sure every light we produce works in the worst of conditions is the core of our exclusive MoistureBlock® technology. 

The ingress of moisture working its way into your light can cause severe damage to the internals such as reflectors, LEDs or worse creating a short that renders your lights less effective on the trails. Making sure the elements don’t damage the internals of your performance lights first starts with our use of O-ring seals at key areas where moisture or dirt can get into. O-rings have been around for a while, and for good reason. They are considerably more effective at blocking moisture and dust than that bead of silicone often seen in lower quality lights. Also, with IP69K and Mil-Std810 compliance, you do not have to worry about submerging our lights when fording that river.  Using O-rings allows our lights to be totally serviceable, thanks to Baja Designs’ uService® technology.  This feature allows you to customize our lights with several of our lens kits to match your lighting needs.

What is IP69K?

The highest rating one could possibly achieve is IP69K. This superior IP rating is complete protection from total dust ingress and protection from steam-jet cleaning (water temperatures up to176 degrees Fahrenheit).
Immersion to 9ft. IP, or International Protection Rating is a classification system that defines the degree of protection provided against the intrusion of solid objects, dust, accidental contact, and water in electrical enclosures. The first number is the level of ingress protection from solids, while the second is the level of ingress protection from liquids.

IP – International Protection
6 – Dust Tight. No Ingress of Dust
9K – Protected against powerful, high-temperature water jets

All Baja Designs products go through rigorous testing to be classified as IP69K. The test consist of:

  • The test specifies a spray nozzle that is fed with 80 °C water at 80–100 bar (~1160-1450) and a flow rate of 14–16 L/min.
  • The nozzle is held 10–15 cm from the tested device at angles of 0°, 30°, 60° and 90° for 30 seconds each. The test device sits on a turntable that rotates once every 12 seconds.
  • On top of these tests, our product is also submersible up to 8 ft.

All this testing to be classified to the highest level means that no matter what Baja Designs light you choose, it will work wherever you go!


*Note: If you cut past the Moisture block, your light will lose it’s IP69 Rating!
IP69K and MIL-STD-810G Compliant

Second, our engineers solved the issue of water working its way up the cord and into the light with BD’s proprietary MoistureBlock® system.  Using our proprietary cord, the MoistureBlock® system consists of three joints in the light’s cable that are molded over in plastic. The joints block the water from penetrating further, preventing damage to your lights.  Even if you cut the connector off, your light will still be waterproof! This is unique to all Baja Designs lights and provides peace of mind while on the trails. 

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With more useable patterns than any other manufacturer, ClearView® provides you with a 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 seven 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 back scatter 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.

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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.

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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 vehicle’s charging system drops below 13.5V with the light bar on, our light will begin to gradually throttle its output to maintain a constant current. 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
Lifetime Warranty Baja Designs USP Logo

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.  Learn more HERE

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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. Learn more HERE