How to Find the Correct Spotlight for Your Vehicle

Posted by Brian on 12/21/2016 to Website
Has this ever happened to you; you have a vehicle that you want to mount some Unity Spotlights on. You go to our website or a distributor to see what is available. Much to your surprise there are several spotlights available and all of them appear to be the same light, but how can there be so many part numbers for the same light?. The reason for this is the shaft of the spotlight needs to be different for different vehicles. We wish this weren't the case, we would love to have a single spotlight that fit everything, but that just isn't possible. For the single spotlight series we have around 50 different shaft options, ranging is lengths, rotations, OEM features, bushing types/locations, and some specific changes. In addition to getting the correct shaft, you also need the right mounting bracket for your vehicle and we have over 500 different versions of those, designed to match different shapes and angles of mounting locations. With all these options how do you land on the right parts? We have the Spotlight Application Search for that. Using the search you can get a list of all the spotlights that fit your vehicle, along with mounting kits needed.

(The application search is not new, we have had it on our website for years, this is updated post for our new website design.)

To find the Application Search, you need to first click on the SEARCHES tab on the top navigation bar of our website.




Once you have clicked on SEARCHES tab, the SEARCHES page will come up. Here are listed different specifically searches including the spotlight application search, search for local distributors, a search for what vehicles a bracket fits and a parts search. We are going to click on Application Search to use the Spotlight Application Search.





Once you have clicked on the Application Search,  the search will come up. Part way down you should see three dropdown boxes that are for Year, Make, and Model.



Theses represent the identifying information for your vehicle that you wish to mount the spotlight on. For example a 2017 Ford F250 would be entered as: 

Year 2017
Make: Ford 
Model : F250-F550 SUPERDUTY

It make take a little time for the system to process your selection before providing the next set of options available. It is searching through a very large database. All information is sourced from our main application database. This is the most up to date and accurate application listings available. After you have selected your options. click submit to pull up the information page for the vehicle.


Listings will come up with spotlights that would be used around the model year. This is a current vehicle so all current model spotlights come up. For a vintage vehicle, such as one from the 40s, vintage spotlight part numbers will come up instead.

The items on the chart from top to bottom are:

Your Vehicle is a: this will list the year make and model of the vehicle that you just selected. Make sure this matches what you entered. Charts shows 2017 Ford F250-F550 Superduty so it is the correct vehicle.

Mounting Location: This will tell you what part of the vehicle the light will mount through. Options are Post, Inside Post, Door, Side Roof, and High Corner Mount. For this example the light is mounted through the post or A pillar of the vehicle.

Footnotes: These are special notes associated with mounting a spotlight on this vehicle. Clicking on the number will pull up the footnote page. Find the number that matches the one listed to find the information. In this case footnote is 31. By going to the footnote page I found that foot note 31 is: 31. REMOVE GARNISH TRIM TO CHECK SIDE AIR BAG LOCATION IN "A" PILLAR. DRILL SHAFT HOLE WITH CAUTION TO PREVENT AIR BAG DAMAGE.

6 in HID Spotlight: This listed 340 Series HID Spotlight that should be used on your vehicle. HID spotlights can only be used on Post or Inside Post locations. No part number will be listed if the light cannot be used on your vehicle. In this case 340PL spotlight can be used. Clicking on the part number will pull up the product page for the it.

6 in XLED Spotlight: This lists the X335 Series X-LED Spotlight that should be used on your vehicle. Spotlight will have a chrome shell. Clicking on the part number will pull up the product page for the it.

6 in XLED Spotlight - Black: This lists the X335 Series X-LED Spotlight that should be used on your vehicle. Spotlight will have a black shell. Clicking on the part number will pull up the product page for the it.

6 in LED Spotlight: This lists the 335 Series LED Spotlight that should be used on your vehicle. Spotlight will have a chrome shell. Clicking on the part number will pull up the product page for the it.

6 in Spotlight - Black: This lists the 335 Series LED Spotlight that should be used on your vehicle. Spotlight will have a black shell. Clicking on the part number will pull up the product page for the it.

6 in H3 Spotlight: This lists the 330 Series H3 100W Halogen Spotlight that should be used on your vehicle. Spotlight will have a chrome shell. Clicking on the part number will pull up the product page for the it.

6 in H3 Spotlight - Black: This lists the 330 Series H3 100W Halogen Spotlight that should be used on your vehicle. Spotlight will have a black shell. Clicking on the part number will pull up the product page for the it.

6 in Halogen Spotlight: This lists the 325 Series Sealed Beam 50W Halogen Spotlight that should be used on your vehicle. Spotlight will have a chrome shell. Clicking on the part number will pull up the product page for the it.

6 in Halogen Spotlight - Black: This lists the 325 Series Sealed Beam 50W Halogen Spotlight that should be used on your vehicle. Spotlight will have a black shell. Clicking on the part number will pull up the product page for the it.

4x6 in Rectangular Spotlight: This lists the 284 Series 4"x6" Rectangular Halogen Spotlight that should be used on your vehicle. Spotlight will have a black shell. Clicking on the part number will pull up the product page for the it.

5 in Halogen Spotlight: This lists the 250 Series 5" Halogen Spotlight that should be used on your vehicle. Spotlight will have a chrome shell. Clicking on the part number will pull up the product page for the it.

Driver Side Installation Kit: This lists the installation kit that should be used to mount the spotlight on the driver or left hand side of the vehicle. Installation kits are sold separately and are needed to mount spotlight. Clicking on the part number will pull up the product page for the it.

Passenger Side Installation Kit: This lists the installation kit that should be used to mount the spotlight on the passenger or right hand side of the vehicle. Installation kits are sold separately and are needed to mount spotlight. Clicking on the part number will pull up the product page for the it.

Template Pattern: This lists the template used for mounting the bracket that holds the spotlight. Clicking on the template number will bring up the template. Not all applications will have templates listed. We are currently working on adding them. If you decide to print a template make sure the printer is set to "actual size" and NOT "fit to page". Having the wrong printer settings can distort the size of the template possibly putting the bracket in the wrong location or preventing the bracket and template from lining up.


If you need any more information, please comment on this article. If you need help with a specific issue please Contact Us

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2 Comments

Errol coleman jr
Date: 6/5/2017
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Unity: Brian
Date: 6/5/2017
Errol coleman jr, We will need the model year of the vehicle to direct you to the correct parts.

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