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Old 12-09-2015, 06:36 PM
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Back-up lighting - lets see yours.

What did you use ?
How did you wire & mount it ?
Are you happy with it ?

I like to have two of the Rigid Industries diffused flush mounted in my rear bumper but WOW they are high.

Dually - Diffused - Pair Flush White Black | Rigid Industries

D2 - Diffused - Pair Flush White Black | Rigid Industries

So I'm looking at :
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013DXR3ZU/...=ILGLL6NYEYF3K


Let's see what you did...

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subscribing, it's on my to do list....lol

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Old 12-09-2015, 06:47 PM   #3
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I used some of those super cheap $20 Baja lights from autozone after I installed my flush mounted lights, they are mounted on the rear bumper, I just installed them using the stock wiring and grounded them to the bumper, I'm gonna eventually use flush mounted LED lights under my tail lights.


They do their job really well but not as good looking as I would like but the build is still only beginning
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I bought these on Amazon for $12.00 each. Had them for over 2 years now and they are very bright. Hooked up to a relay and connected to my switch panel I made in the cabin.

I used hose clamps to mount them to the rear tire carrier. Then wrapped black electrical tape around hose clamps to cover the silver clamps.
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Bought some mini light bars on eBay and mounted them in my tube bumper. I tapped into the regular reverse lighting power since its only an additional ~40W, and only for <30 sec or so at a time. If you are going to run them more than 30sec power should be run from the battery.

I am very happy with the setup, and it only cost $20 and some wire and connectors I had laying around. Big improvement over stock.

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Bought some mini light bars on eBay and mounted them in my tube bumper. I tapped into the regular reverse lighting power since its only an additional ~40W, and only for <30 sec or so at a time. If you are going to run them more than 30sec power should be run from the battery. I am very happy with the setup, and it only cost $20 and some wire and connectors I had laying around. Big improvement over stock. 2X 6inch 18W LED Work Light Bar Flood Beam Offroad Driving Fog 4WD Lamp Ute SUV | eBay
how was it wiring those up? how many wires per light and how hard would it be to wire to the battery? would there have to be a fuse inline to the battery
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how was it wiring those up? how many wires per light and how hard would it be to wire to the battery? would there have to be a fuse inline to the battery
It was very simple. I pulled the left tail light and spliced into the reverse light power there, so when you put the transmission in reverse the LED bars come on with the regular back up lights.

Each light bar needs 12v and ground, so 2 wires. I chose to ground the LED bars to the brake light housing, but the ground wires could also just be bolted to some grounded metal somewhere.

It would be a bit more work to wire them into the battery. You would need to run the wires, and have a relay, diode, fuse and switch in the circuit to control the lights from the cab.

XTRyan posted a good wiring diagram in a thread a little while ago. Maybe he will comment here at some point.
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Wow, The price of the LED lights that you mentioned is so expensive, especially the rigid one. I browsed the similar products and I think this one would be better, hope that will fit your vehicle. https://www.auxbeam.com/70019108
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Not exactly the biggest reverse lights but it's bright enough for my tastes haha
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Not exactly the biggest reverse lights but it's bright enough for my tastes haha
I used the same thing, Eagle eye LED's. I mounted mine in my bumper.




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Not exactly the biggest reverse lights but it's bright enough for my tastes haha
Mr Nick - Your combo is what I was thinking about for my flush mount project. Do you have a more detailed/closer picture of your taillight/backup light setup
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works pretty well.
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