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Front Runner Outfitters Illuminates Road Ahead With Powerful New Lighting Option

rygr September 1, 2021

South African adventure vehicle outfitter releases 8,000-lumen, 40-inch light bar for the Slimline II roof rack system

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 1, 2021) Front Runner Outfitters (Front Runner), the South African-based adventure travel gear company known for dependable, innovative, and thoughtfully designed overlanding and camping equipment, announces the release of the 40-inch LED Light Bar FX1000-CB SM, a high-powered lighting accessory that is designed for both public- and off-road use.

To provide drivers with a wide range of uses, the 6,000-Kelvin color temperature paired with an intensity rating of 8,000 lumens delivers over 2,080 feet of lighting distance and is distributed through a combination beam pattern for both near and far visibility. Front Runner earned an Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) certification for both public- and off-road use by using a reflector design that diverts light from the LED panel so that oncoming traffic is exposed only to indirect light.

Building on the success of Front Runner’s other rack-mounted lighting options, the 40-inch LED Light Bar FX1000-CB SM adds a feature-rich forward-mounted light that offers users unparalleled near- and far-field illumination while driving at night. Joining Front Runner’s ecosystem of more than 55 accessories for the Slimline II rack system, this light bar is designed to integrate seamlessly with the Slimline II but can also be utilized in other roof-mounted applications.

As is true with all Front Runner products, the 40-inch LED Light Bar FX1000-CB SM is constructed using premium-grade materials for a long lifespan. The light bar features an aluminum housing and a polycarbonate lens for durability in demanding environments. Additionally, this light bar utilizes OSRAM technology that includes an integrated driver and thermal management system, alongside full LED polarity protection, ensuring the unit will maintain consistent temperature without overheating and will automatically break the circuit in the event of excess voltage.

For simple installation, the light bar includes mounting brackets for universal applications or mounting to the top of a Slimline II front profile rail. For those that seek additional protection and the ability to directly integrate the light bar with a Slimline II, the 40-inch LED Light Bar Mounting Bracket Kit (MSRP $110) includes mounts for beneath or in front of the rack tray as well as a powder-coated stainless steel shield that rotates in front of the unit for added protection in harsh environments.


The Front Runner 40-inch LED Light Bar FX1000 CB SM (MSRP: $743 USD) is available now, directly from Front Runner’s website or through your local Front Runner official dealer.

Please direct media inquiries to Senior Account Manager Eric Hockman at


About Front Runner Outfitters: Front Runner Outfitters was born from the need for smarter, more durable vehicle-based adventure travel gear. A group of dissatisfied friends from South Africa combined their backgrounds in engineering, design, manufacturing and off-road racing to develop innovative and tough roof racks, water tanks, tents, awnings, drawer systems and camping accessories. Front Runner Outfitters’ manufacturing facility outside of Johannesburg, South Africa uses world class state-of-the-art manufacturing practices to produce quality products with intelligent design:

Contact: Eric Hockman
970-924-0704, ext. 2113