Somewhere in between the few days I took installing the White Rhino light bar, my new off-road lights were delivered. Instead of doing LED bars or small square LED cubes, I went with the classic old-school look and selected the PIAA 520 Halogen Off-Road Lamp Kit. They are 6-inches in diameter, with a steel housing and the easily recognizable “PIAA” light guard grills.
I selected these because of two reasons: first, they had a slim profile, which was required due to how close the White Rhino light bar mounting holes are to the bumper. Second, I picked the “ATP” version, which stands for “All Terrain Pattern” – which is best described as a combination of the fog lamp and flood lamp pattern. I felt that this would be the right beam pattern due to the fact that the PIAAs would be mounted in between the OEM headlamps and the OEM fog lamps. Here’s the ATP pattern (photo from PIAA website):
Since I already had the Xterra switch wired up and the White Rhino bar was installed and also ready, all I had to do for the PIAAs is bolt the lamps onto the light bar and connect the wiring harness to the Blue Sea fuse block and two wires to the Xterra switch. These last parts of the install only took about 30 minutes, including waiting for the soldering iron to get hot.