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Comparing Dun-Bri's LED Mini Lightbars: Find the Perfect Match for Your Vehicle

16 October 2023
Comparing Dun-Bri's LED Mini Lightbars: Find the Perfect Match for Your Vehicle

In the realm of emergency services and construction, having reliable and effective lighting is not just a matter of convenience but a crucial requirement for safety. Whether it's to alert other road users of potential hazards or to ensure the visibility of emergency vehicles, a robust mini lightbar is indispensable. Dun-Bri Group, known for its quality and innovation, offers a range of LED Mini Lightbars designed to meet these needs head-on. In this blog post, we delve into a comparison of two distinct series from Dun-Bri Group: the DBG MB12 Series and the DBG RAIDER Series. Each of these brings a unique set of features to the table, catering to a variety of preferences and operational demands.

Comparison Criteria

Choosing the right mini lightbar for your vehicle involves considering various factors that contribute to its performance, ease of use, and durability. Here, we dissect the key criteria to compare the MB12 and RAIDER Series, providing a side-by-side analysis to help you gauge which series aligns better with your requirements.

Mounting Options

The right mounting option is crucial as it impacts the ease of installation and the stability of the lightbar on your vehicle. The DBG MB12 Series offers a single bolt fixed mounting and a magnetic mount for temporary installation, while the DBG RAIDER Series provides a four-bolt fixed mounting and a temporary magnetic mount option.

Light Output and Visibility

The number of LEDs and flash patterns significantly affect the light output and visibility. While the DBG MB12 Series comes with 20 ultra-bright 3W LEDs and 10 flash patterns, the DBG RAIDER Series boasts 68 LEDs and 9 flash patterns, offering a broader spectrum of visibility and signalling options.

DBG MB12 vs Raider Line Drawing


Dimensions and Aesthetics

The dimensions of the lightbar and its design can influence the aerodynamics and the overall look of your vehicle. The sleek, aerodynamic profile of the DBG RAIDER Series not only enhances the aesthetics but also contributes to fuel efficiency.

Energy Efficiency and Durability

Evaluating the energy consumption and durability ensures that the lightbar will withstand the test of time and adverse conditions while being energy-efficient. Both series exhibit robust construction, but the RAIDER Series takes a lead with its IP67 rating against the IP65 rating of the MB12 Series, offering better protection against water and dust ingress.

Certifications and Compliance

Certifications like ECE R65, ECE R10, and IP ratings reflect the adherence to industry standards, ensuring the lightbar's reliability and performance in various settings.

Warranty and Support

A warranty is a testament to the manufacturer's confidence in the product's quality. Both series come with a 2-year warranty, offering peace of mind against manufacturing defects and performance issues.

Comparative Table

Below is a comparative table summarising the key specifications and features of the DBG MB12 Series and DBG RAIDER Series:

Feature/Specification DBG MB12 (Single Bolt) DBG MB12 (Magnetic) DBG RAIDER (Four Bolt) DBG RAIDER (Magnetic)
Brand Dun-Bri Group Dun-Bri Group Dun-Bri Group Dun-Bri Group
Range MB12 MB12 Raider Raider
Manufacturer's Part Number 308.MB12CR65 308.MB12CR65MAG 308.R15CR65 308.R15CR65MAG
Technology LED LED LED LED
Fitting Type Permanent (Single Bolt) Temporary (Magnetic) Permanent (4 Bolt) Temporary (Magnetic)
LED Colour Amber Amber Amber Amber
Lens Colour Clear Clear Black/Clear Black/Clear
Voltage 12 / 24V 12 / 24V 12 / 24V 12 / 24V
Flash Pattern 10 Flash Patterns 10 Flash Patterns 9 Flash Patterns 9 Flash Patterns
Number of LEDs 20 20 68 68
Item Dimensions (L x W x H) 297mm x 175mm x 53mm 297mm x 175mm x 53mm 381mm x 218mm x 64mm 381mm x 218mm x 64mm
Current Draw @ 12V 1.8A 1.8A 5.4A 5.4A
Current Draw @ 24V 0.9A 0.9A 2.7A 2.7A
Approvals EMC (ECE R10), ECE R65 EMC (ECE R10), ECE R65 EMC (ECE R10), ECE R65 EMC (ECE R10), ECE R65
IP Rating IP65 IP65 IP67 IP67
Manufacturer's Warranty 2 Years 2 Years 2 Years 2 Years


The choice between the DBG MB12 Series and the DBG RAIDER Series ultimately hinges on your specific needs and the operational demands of your work environment. Both series epitomise Dun-Bri Group's commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable, and efficient lighting solutions.

Whether you lean towards the DBG MB12 Series for its straightforward utility and mounting versatility, or the DBG RAIDER Series for its design finesse and advanced lighting technology, you are investing in a product that is built to enhance safety, visibility, and operational efficiency. Your choice will serve as a steadfast companion, navigating through the exigencies of daily operations and emergency responses with unwavering reliability.

Take Action Now

Ready to elevate your vehicle’s visibility and safety to the next level? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to invest in a reliable and high-performance mini lightbar from Dun-Bri Group.

Explore the full range of features and make an informed decision today. Visit our product pages for DBG MB12 Series and DBG RAIDER Series to delve into the specifics of each model. Need further assistance? Our expert team is always on hand to provide personalised advice and help you find the perfect lighting solution for your needs. Contact us at or call us on 01763 274185 to get started!

Upgrade your lighting system with Dun-Bri Group and drive with confidence, knowing you have a trusted and effective lighting solution by your side. Act now and illuminate your path towards enhanced safety and visibility.

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