Jeep Wrangler Forum banner

1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
109 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hello,

I want to add some backup lights to my rear bumper area. My replacement LED tail lights just aren't bright enough for me to see properly at night, esp with the tinted windows. Other people can tell I'm in reverse, but I can't see behind me so well.

My thoughts are to add some of the 4 LED flood type lights to the bumper in an area where they aren't as likely to get knocked off, but I would prefer not to spend big bucks on it.

Does anyone have some LED light suggestions for the bumper or tire carried that you're happy with?

I was thinking something along these lines of the Pro Comp 2x2 Square LED Flood Lights as a pair. I don't know how many lumen these are or how bright, but they've got to be better than what I have now.

These are slightly less cost than the RIGID versions. I can place these at the far end of the bumpers where the tire carrier arm won't knock them off etc.

Thanks for your input before I pull the trigger on the July 4th weekend sales.

Also I'm interested in these products if you have opinions or experiences, thx in advance:


Poisen Spyder PSC17-04-112 License Plate Delete Plug

Rock Hard RFPRH4006

Smittybuilt S/B4430 Front License Plate Bracket

TeraFlex TER4808401 Mud Flaps




.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
109 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
BAM ^^^ indeed. Do you have these?

So $130 for a pair with relays and fuses etc @ 2200 LM.

Not too shabby, looking in to this further.

Thx for that link.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
53,758 Posts
No but if these were available back when i got my Rigid's. WAY to expensive and there's just too many other lights out right now. I may try and set for reverse lights myself. Let me know how they work out :)

Contact Jason or Jeremy at Krawl here on the forum. You may be able to use the forum discount code and get them for less?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
56 Posts
I want so get the 4 led flush mounts for mine as well just awaiting my rear bumper to come in before I order to ensure they will work
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts


I've put some flush mounted Rigid-Style duallies into my stock Euro bumper. Working great!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
109 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Thx for the pics!


If my tail lights were the OEM I would go with those brackets, but since mine are expensive LED replacement housings I don't want to mod them at all.

I like that flush mount, but still don't want to cut in to my bumper.

I have this TUFF STUFF JK ROCK CRAWLER REAR BUMPER & TIRE CARRIER

On the far left and right are places that look like I can mount some LED BU lights. Maybe another 1 or 2 up high in the wheel on the arm.




.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
Cheap 10w - 800 lumen led off amazon. Mounted to top license plate screw. Wiring runs behind license plate and follows license plate light wiring up to tail light. Just spliced into the reverse light wiring. With a 0.7amp draw, I cannot fathom this having much if any effect on the electrical system.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
I am not sure if the forum rules allow me to post the actual link so I will just tell you this much:

Go to Amazon and search for Zhol 10w
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
109 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
In the end I added these two Nilight 2 X 18w 1260lm Cree LED Flood Beam lights to the rear tire mount to and above the License Plate Relocation bracket.

I used 2 L brackets and bolts I had in my garage. I angled them off to the sides a tad on purpose. These are hella bright enough and have come in very handy in parking garages and at camp sites etc. The relay for these is wired to the BU light hot wire through the hole to the tail light wiring.

I also added small beads of silicone to the screws and lens edges, and cut some XPEL Headlight Protection film to them so the never get scratched up. I have 2 on the rear and 2 on the front.

I'm very happy with the results, this was an affordable easy to do project that just took the usual amount of time to plan and figure out on the fly.


:iamhappy:








 

·
Registered
Joined
·
559 Posts
In the end I added these two Nilight 2 X 18w 1260lm Cree LED Flood Beam lights to the rear tire mount to and above the License Plate Relocation bracket. I used 2 L brackets and bolts I had in my garage. I angled them off to the sides a tad on purpose. These are hella bright enough and have come in very handy in parking garages and at camp sites etc. The relay for these is wired to the BU light hot wire through the hole to the tail light wiring. I also added small beads of silicone to the screws and lens edges, and cut some XPEL Headlight Protection film to them so the never get scratched up. I have 2 on the rear and 2 on the front. I'm very happy with the results, this was an affordable easy to do project that just took the usual amount of time to plan and figure out on the fly. :iamhappy:
Do you have backup camera installed as well? Can you post pics of the entire tire/tire rack assembly that shows the lights/license plate mounted from a slightly further distance that shows everything mounted without the lights turned on? Thank you! Great mods you added, I think better backup lighting should hopefully resolve my grainy backup camera display at night. So I'm looking for a similar update as you've installed. What brand and model tire rack as well as tire brand and size are you running?
 
1 - 20 of 22 Posts
Top