Introducing the SS3 3” Max LED Pod! The first of its kind, the SS3 Max utilizes the newest LED chip technology to deliver higher output intensity than any other 3” light on the market.
Focused. Traditional optics like reflectors or simple lenses lose light internally and to glare, so not all of the light shines on target. Instead, the custom-engineered TIR optic in the SS3 collects all of the light from the LED, and directs it only where you need it, drastically reducing glare and improving total efficiency. From there, while other options on the market lose as much as 10% of the light output shining through an outer lens, the custom-molded TIR optic in the SS3 serves as both the optic and main lens for greater efficiency and light output (patent pending). Thanks to this innovative feature, when coupled with high-intensity LED chips, the total intensity of the SS3 is much greater than other LED pods using basic optics or reflectors with a standard outer lens.
Functional Patterns. All Stage Series beam pattern options were designed with optical simulation modeling, to shape the output in a highly-functional beam pattern. No matter what your auxiliary lighting needs are, there is a Stage Series optic for you!
Driving is designed to supplement your high beams, but it’s great for general illumination as well. Rather than a traditional "spot" pattern, the Stage Series Driving pattern shines in an 18x8 degree spread, providing just enough width to fully illuminate the road ahead at high speeds.
Flood pattern was designed to provide uniform, even illumination with a full 60x60 degree spread of light. Unlike generic "flood" lights that are simply a heavily diffused spotlight, our flood pattern uses pillow optics on the outer lens surface, to provide a true optically designed spread, for even illumination throughout. It is perfect to use as a backup light, for lighting up anything at low speeds, or for trailers and worksites.
Combo pattern combines both the Driving and Flood optics. It shines light downrange in a focused, rectangular 65x25 degree pattern. The combo lens features a flood optic on one side and a driving optic on the other.
SAE Fog provides an extremely wide field of view, with high-intensity output over an entire 80-degree spread. It serves as a great upgrade for any factory foglamp, and will fully illuminate the area in front of your vehicle. Choose your output color of cool white or yellow, which is often said to help cut through inclement weather.
Spot is an unmodified pattern, shining light directly from the TIR optic. The result is a highly focused 6-degree beam of light, perfect for directing light far into the distance. With an incredible output of 151,000 candela, the SS3 Sport shines a half-mile away (¼ lux), from a compact 3-inch package. NOTE: The Pro Spot uses a slightly larger emitter which spreads the light output more than the Sport Spot, resulting in a lower candela and lux rating even at a higher power level.
Not just off road. When installed as a pair and aimed in accordance with your state's regulations, the Fog pattern meets SAE J583 standard as a Foglamp, for legal on-road use. Please check your local laws and regulations for aiming, installation, and applicability.
Yellow Color. The selective yellow is a 3000K color temperature, great for high contrast in poor weather or a distinctive look on the road.
Sport, Pro, or Max. Stage Series LED pods are available at three different power levels. All options use high-intensity LED emitters, and TIR optics for unmatched focus and overall output.
The Sport model uses high-intensity LEDs and is the best bang for the buck you’ll find.
The Pro model steps things up in a big way, with double the total power.
The Max model is designed with cutting-edge automotive emitters, for both high power and extreme intensity. This brand new technology comes at a cost, but if you’re looking for the absolute best in lighting performance, the SS3 Max is the answer.
Backlight Functionality. The Stage Series 3" LED Pod is now available with a distinctive backlight, in a brilliant amber color. This integrated backlight gives you an additional accent light, along with the main beam. The SS3's backlight fully illuminates the TIR optic, providing a more unique and modern look than the small indicator LEDs found in other products. To power the backlight, use the included harness to tap your desired vehicle function.
Simple connections. All SS3 LED pods feature a custom-molded DT type Deutsch-style connector on the back, and come with a 6-inch pigtail with bare leads. For installation, you can wire yourself, use an off-the-shelf Deutsch DT sized wire harness, or select an optional Diode Dynamics wire harness.
Proven Reliability. Stage Series LED lighting has been extensively tested for long-term operation from -40 to 185 degrees F, along with vibration, moisture intrusion, and corrosion testing. All of these tests are completed to SAE standards, just like factory components. They've also been put to the test on-road by racers and enthusiasts alike.
Experience. After over a decade in business, Diode Dynamics is one of the most trusted names in automotive LED lighting. We directly assemble and engineer our own products in the United States, allowing for higher quality and performance, with the newest and brightest LED technology.
All Stage Series LED pods are available too in a cool White color. You can find this color option in our store.
In the Single Box:
✔ One (1) Stage Series 3” LED Pod
✔ One (1) Deutsch-style wire pigtail
✔ One (1) Mounting bracket and hardware
In the Pair Box:
✔ Two (2) Stage Series 3” LED Pods
✔ Two (2) Deutsch-style wire pigtails
✔ Two (2) Mounting brackets and hardware
Please Note: If you are upgrading your SS3 Pods to Backlit SS3 Pods, you will need to purchase a 2-pin to 4-pin wire tap kit in order to connect your existing 2-pin harness to your new backlit SS3 Pods.
Modern TIR optics provide highest intensity on the market
Backlight accent feature, in a brilliant amber color
Available in Driving, SAE Fog, Flood, Combo, or Spot beam patterns
Durable powder coated aluminum construction
Integrated Deutsch-style connector
Engineered and Assembled in USA
Operating Voltage: Backlit: 9-30V, Non-Backlit: 9-16V
Color Temp (CCT): 3000K
Power (watts): Main Beam: 38.5, Backlight: 0.4
Current (amps @ 12.8V): Main Beam: 3, Backlight: 0.03
Polarity: Polarity Specific
Operating Temperature: -40C to 85C (-40F to 185F)
LED Emitter: Osram Boost HX
Connector(s): Deutsch DT Input
Materials: Polycarbonate Lens, Aluminum Casting, Rubber Gasket
Cooling: Passive, Pin-Fin heatsink
Intrusion Ratings: IP69K Waterproof, High Pressure
Product Dimensions (in): 3.3 x 3.3 x 2.4
Unit Weight (lb): 0.75
Product Weight (lb): Single: 1.03 | Pair: 2.06
Shipped Weight (lb): Single: 2 | Pair: 4
See individual pod specifications here .
8 Year Limited Warranty
In addition to a 3-Year replacement warranty, this product carries an additional 5 years of protection against manufacturing defect, for a total of 8 years of warranty coverage. Click here to learn more.
Return Policy: 30-day Return with no restocking fee