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Old 09-25-2011, 09:06 PM   #1
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Additional Lights for my Leer Shell

The one light that is in my leer shell is super weak, I was thinking of switching that bulb out to led and maybe putting two light strips on either side of the shell to make visibility in the dark, when I need to look in the back of my truck, easier. If I get light strips can I tap them to the existing light in the shell to have it work with that one switch and not have to run other wires? thanks
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The one light that is in my leer shell is super weak, I was thinking of switching that bulb out to led and maybe putting two light strips on either side of the shell to make visibility in the dark, when I need to look in the back of my truck, easier. If I get light strips can I tap them to the existing light in the shell to have it work with that one switch and not have to run other wires? thanks

I may be wrong but I highly doubt your OEM wire for the dome light will have a big enough gauge to power it plus two light strips.
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I may be wrong but I highly doubt your OEM wire for the dome light will have a big enough gauge to power it plus two light strips.
If he swaps out the dome light for an LED and uses 2 LED strips, he might be alright. LED's don't have much draw. To be safe, I'd figure out how much draw you have not and how much you'd add with the light strips to be sure. Plus, it all depends on how you wired your shell. If it comes from the battery, you'll have plenty of power just make sure the wiring and fuse are large enough. Mine is wired off the parking lights so I've got to be careful what I add to the circuit.
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If he swaps out the dome light for an LED and uses 2 LED strips, he might be alright. LED's don't have much draw. To be safe, I'd figure out how much draw you have not and how much you'd add with the light strips to be sure. Plus, it all depends on how you wired your shell. If it comes from the battery, you'll have plenty of power just make sure the wiring and fuse are large enough. Mine is wired off the parking lights so I've got to be careful what I add to the circuit.
I am going to go with a new led bulb first and see if I have enough light. If not I might go with a light strip. I believe it is wired to the battery because I can have it on without having to have the lights or car on.
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