Custom Headache Rack Light Bar with LED Backlit Text: How it Looks, and How to Get it.

Dec 3, 2021Photos & Videos, Product Tours

Probably the coolest way to customize your semi truck headache rack: a custom backlit text LED light bar. Here’s how it looks, and how to get one from us:

When we first introduced the custom backlit text LED backlit light bar, it was immediately a hit with our customers. It dominated the submissions we were seeing coming through our online headache rack builder, and we still see a lot of them today.

Each light bar includes red, waterproof, LED lights that backlight the text you choose. You can illuminate your company name, your truck’s name, your name, your handle, or almost anything else you can think of that will fit in the allotted space.

Three unique fonts are available, with custom options available as well upon request.

To familiarize our customers with how the custom backlit text looks, we’ve posted many photos, and a couple of product tour videos. For the sake of this post, we’ve also created a mash-up video showing a collection of semi truck headache racks we’ve built (and taken video of) that include custom backlit text light bars.

So, if you’re in the market for a new headache rack for your semi truck with a custom backlit text light bar, you’ve come to the right place. The video below should give you a good idea of what they look like. Inaddition, we’ll also show you step by step how to get one for your truck in the blog post below. Read on for that, or just enjoy the video!

How to get a custom backlit text LED light bar on your next headache rack:

Step 1: Visit our Online Interactive Headache Rack Builder

Click here to visit our headache rack builder. NOTE: Will open a new tab or window. Just re-select this tab to keep reading these how-to steps if you need them.

When the page loads, you’ll see the builder appear:

Headache Rack Builder

Step 2: Choose the accessories you want in Step 1 of the Builder (if any), and then proceed to Step 2 in the builder.

You can either press the orange “NEXT” button at the bottom, or the tab we’ve circled in the photo below:

Headache Rack Builder Custom Text Light Bar Instructions

Step 3: When the new tab appears, find the “ACCESSORIES: Light Brackets” section.

Select the drop down menu…

Headache Rack Builder Custom Text Light Bar Instructions

Step 4: Select “Light Bar (Custom Backlit Text)” from the drop down menu.

Headache Rack Builder Custom Text Light Bar Instructions

Step 5: Once Selected, you’ll see that red text appears on the top of the headache rack drawing on the left.

The text that appears will say “TYPE HERE”, but before you type anything, select a font from the area indicated below. “Military Bold” will be selected by default.

When you select a new font, the text on the headache rack will change to reflect your selection.

We’ve taken photos of each option, and included them below for refence.

“Military Bold” font:

Headache Rack Builder Custom Text Light Bar

“Serif Bold” font:

Headache Rack Builder Custom Text Light Bar

“Serif Regular” font:

Headache Rack Builder Custom Text Light Bar

Step 6: Enter the content you want on your headache rack:

Once you’ve found the font you want, it’s time for the fun part.

Simply click on the red “TYPE HERE” at the top of the headache rack, and type what you want your headache rack to read. The length is restricted to 17 characters on the builder, but we can accomodate a couple more in some cases. Contact us for details.

Need some ideas for what to write at the top of your headache rack? Here’s some ideas for you:

  • Your business name
  • Your business slogan
  • Your truck’s name
  • Your handle
  • Your name
  • A Favourite saying or expression
  • Almost anything else you can think of!

For the sake of this demo, we’ve chosen “Iconic MetalGear” for ours, in “Military Bold” font.

Headache Rack Builder Custom Text Light Bar

That’s it! From here, just complete the rest of the steps in the builder to finish building your headache rack, and submit it for quote.

Our sales team will get back to you with a price and specific details on the headache rack you’ve built for your rig as soon as possible, including your custom backlit text light bar.

This is also the perfect time to ask for any other customizations you’re looking for, be it on the light bar, or the other accessories.

Want to start building your next headache rack with a custom backlit text LED light bar?

Start building on our interactive, online headache rack builder. Its easy, fast, and there’s no obligation to buy!

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