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Dark Defense DDS4 PRO 60W 6000+ Lumen 3″ Off-Road Pod Lights (2-Pack Yellow Spot Lens)


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NOTE :  this is currently back ordered and will ship as soon as we receive more stock.  Our rough estimate is between 3-5 weeks currently.  Thank you for your patience on this.

The ALL-NEW DDS4 PRO is upgraded with new CREE XM-L3 chips that blast over 6000+ Lumens and 60 real watt draw!

Take your lighting game to the next level, with fully upgraded DDS4 PRO pods from Dark Defense!  The all-new PRO’s have been fully upgraded to CREE’s newest XLamp chip, the CREE XLamp XM-L3 with over 6000+ Lumens per pod.   These new chips boost brightness around 25-35% over DDS4 2.0’s.  DDS4 PRO’s are fully CNC’d out of aircraft grade aluminum and hard-coat anodized for a more premium finish.  To top it all off, the reflectors in these lights are real chrome plated metal instead of the traditional plastic seen in most other high-end lights available.  These newly upgraded polished chrome metal reflector cups boost light reflectance from the new CREE XM-L3 chips.

Please read our FAQs or find more helpful information. You can also visit our Facebook page or our instagram page for more examples of the lights and real-life tests.


(If you order these lights with the low-profile brackets add-on, they will ship seperatly and have an ETA of around mid-end of May if no other delays occur from our laser cutting guys!  Thank you for your understanding.)

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  1. This listing is for 1 pair / 2X of DDS4 PRO pod lights – Shipping in 1-2 days!
  2. Chips: 4X Real 3RD GEN CREE XM-L3 LED Chips – 55-60W Total Draw per pod (4.5-5 amps per pod)
  3. Waterproof: Fully waterproof at IP68 + submersion tested for 12+ hours
  4. Brightness: Rated at 5800-6200+ Lumens at full wattage drive. (Each chip draws around 110 lumens per watt)
  5. Self-Service Lens / Housing: 4X 2.5mm HARDENED bolts for easy lens maintenance.
  7. Mounting Brackets: Comes with polished and full stainless standard bracket and hardware.  Fully adjustable bracket can be purchased for rear mounting, but due to new CNC’d housing adjustable brackets are not as low-profile as on the DDS4 non-pro housings.
  8. Low-profile brackets can be purchased seperatly here: Low-profile pod light bracket.
  9. Connection: ALL-NEW DT STYLE high-quality male+female disconnect harness on each light.
  10. Harness & Switch: Not Included, we advise purchasing a harness from Amazon
  11. Warranty: 30-Day Money Back Guarantee! & 1-year limited warranty.
  12. Questions? Contact us on our Facebook page
  13. By purchasing any of our products you agree to our Terms & Conditions.
  14. NEW COMBO LENS OPTION: Our $8 dollar lens has now been upgraded with a new higher-end high-pressure mold with extra thickness and durability.  This is currently only available in clear spot+flood as an extra add on.

Note:  All lights come with a spot lens without any extra add-on for the order. We advise ordering an extra set of lenses (+$8 each) in the opposite color of the pod base color you are ordering so you have extra flexibility if you decided you want a different color profile later.  All lenses on DDS4 pods are enterchangable with an allen wrench.

Real world results from DDS4’s (non-pro)

What’s The Big Deal About Dark Defence DDS4 Pod Lights?

If you’re looking for a pod light that puts out an insane light output without an insane price point, our DDS4 lights will light your night and a price you can’t beat!  You might find lights that look nearly identical to our models, but our specific DDS4 model has been swapped out per our manufacturing specifications to one of the most powerful 2ND Generation TRUE LED chips Instead of ending up with a pod light of lies when it comes to wattage, our lights draw the real amps we claim!

Housings and Dimensions:

The dimensions of the DDS4 PRO’s are approximately 3×3″ and the new PRO’s have fully CNC’d housings and fully anodized housings.  The DDS4 PRO’s also use a self-service o-ring design front plate lens cap that maintains at least an ip68 waterproof rating!

Technical Specifications:

The Dark Defense DDS4 features 4X real 3RD Generation CREE XM-L3 chip beads throwing a max rated lumen of 110LM per per watt for a total max rated of 6600+.  We’ve rated ours at 6000+ Lumens to be conservative on our figures, however, this may vary depending on voltage and vehicle alternator.  In the vast majority of our tests, the lights drew a minimum of 58.55 watts and a maximum of around 61.50 watts. This may vary slightly from one LED die chip to another, but the average should be no less than 55 watts.

Add On lens options:

This DDS4 light will always come as clear spot or yellow spot lens without any diffusion, however, if you want to add extra spot+flood capability, you will need to add on the extra spot+clear lens.  You will receive our newer 2.0 spot+flood defused lens as seen in photos.


Question: How long does shipping take?

Answer: We charge a flat rate charge of $12 via USPS Priority mail.  The shipping time should take 2-3 days, but in cases of greater delay, it may take up to 4 days in transit.  Our handling time is usually around 12-24 hours.  During January 31 through February 10, 2020 we will not be shipping.  Orders taken during these times will ship after this time frame.  Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Orders that don’t use our special coupon code will have a 30+ day minimum lead time due to production constraints.

Question: Do you offer a warranty or guarantee on these lights?

Answer: Yes, we offer a 1-year warranty on all DDS4 pod lights as long as you are the existing owner and no abuse to the lights have taken place.  We also offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee!  If you ever decide you don’t like your DDS4 pod lights, simply return them for a FULL refund, even if you’ve already used them!  Yes, that’s right!

Question: What lenses do you offer?  Will you offer other options later?

Answer: Yes, we offer a slightly more amber tint combo flood+spot lens and will be offering an orange tint lens soon that should put out a more yellow tint for the amber output lights.  The amber lens may appear slightly greenish in tent due to the 5000K brightness level emitted through our 2ND GENERATION LED CHIPS.  These are the brightest available at this time.  If we decide to go with a warmer light, we will sacrifice as much as 40% of the raw lumen output which we are currently staying away from. If you have more questions, please contact us or check out our Facebook page for more real life examples.

Question: How does the color appear in night and day?

Answer: We are using a 6000K daylight 3RD GEN real CREE XM-L3 LED’s in our DDS4 PRO pods. This is one of the brightest bins that LED offers for the THIRD generation (3rd-gen) chip, thus creating a more white light.  When using the clear lens, the light appears very clean and white.  When using the amber lens with lights turned on in the day or evening near dust, the light emission appears yellow/golden with a slight green hue.  During the night the light can appear more green as the white light is being filtered by the amber.  We plan on selling a orange lens soon that should give a more un-altered yellow color at night, but at this time please check out the images and videos on our Facebook page for real life examples.

Question: This looks like one I saw on Aliexpress or Alibaba for only $40 bucks each and some for $19 each, what makes this one superior?

Answer: There are many models available that look nearly identical to our model, however ours has upgrade chips.  We have taken great care to ensure that the LED chips used in OUR pod lights are NOT fake vs. the competition and via other Chinese outlets.  Our pod lights are also extensively tested to ensure reliability and include a 1-year warranty unlike the ones you can find elsewhere.  You also won’t have to pay customs import fees as we cover these costs.  At this time no pod light available (that we’ve seen) online offers the same quality, watt output and brightness, especially at this price.

Question: Do these pod lights come with a wiring harness?

Answer: These come with a waterproof connector disconnect, but you will need to purchase a wiring harness that is able to handle a total of 100W / 10A.  We recommend an option from Amazon that costs around $10-15 dollars.  You may need to extend a lead wire depending on the length needed to span for both pod lights depending on application.  You can check out our favorite amazon wiring harness on a budget here: https://amzn.to/2RxQBSv

Question: Are these SAE approved for highway use?

Answer: NO, these are not SAE approved for highway use and are extremely bright – much brighter than SAE approved 3″ light pods.  The brightness is enough to potentially blind someone, we do not maintain any liability for the use of our lights on highway use and use may result in a fine, depending on your state, city or country.

Add Extra Lens Kit (Add +$8/Lens)

2-Pack Extra Clear/white Combo Spot+Flood Lens, 2-Pack Extra Clear/White Spot Lens, 2-Pack Extra YELLOW Combo Spot+Flood Lens, 2-Pack Extra YELLOW Spot Lens, No Extra lens (Add Extra Lens For Discounted Price)

Add Raised Adjustable Profile Stainless Bracket

No, Standard Bracket Only, Yes, Please Add 2X Adjustable Profile Bracket (+$10 Per Bracket) (Center Bolt Not Included)