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Old 12-03-2008, 11:07 AM   #1
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Bed lights

I am doing a bed light mod, and I have a question.... would you go round or square?
I will only use one light, at the back of the bed near cab, drivers side, in front of the hi-lift jack. Attached to the driverside bed rail.
The light will have the military black-out, so the person standing at the tailgate isn't blinded. I am planning on using Hella's, w/black housing, black for the black-out, and all black mounting hardware.
Let me know what you all think.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:11 AM   #2
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I'd go rectangular, but I'd rather use two smaller lights than 1 big one.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:18 AM   #4
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I'd go the LED route with multiple bulbs from different directions, so that the shadows are reduced.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:42 AM   #6
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Never thought of that, going to look into it. Plus see what other people think.
There are some LEDs that can be very bright. I'd try to get a wide angle and a diffuser and you should be set.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:57 AM   #8
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here are some

http://www.superbrightleds.com/led_prods.htm
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:51 PM   #9
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I plan to install a few of these under the bedrails, probably just two on each side to start with. Have a pin switch in the tailgate and an override in the cab. Crappy pic in the link but the description gives you the idea
http://www.oznium.com/waterproof-marine-leds
is that the place you got your rock lights?
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:05 PM   #10
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Recantagular lights are nice for the bed alot of light thats what im running.
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This is my next mod to my truck, I am going the cheap route and just putting some fog/driving lights in the two cubby holes in the bed (like PB did a few years back on his truck). Glad I say this thread I will be buying square lights now. Thanks guys!
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I am not too happy with Oznium.com right now. I ordered 2 switches from them on eBay, and I have not heard anything from them!

I have emailed them twice in the past week, and haven't gotten a reply!
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That sucks! I bought mine straight from the website (not EBay) but the outcome should be the same... or you would think so. The LED puck lights I bought where not in stock but they let me know and once they came in they shipped that day. No issues.
Well... I just contacted them through their website. Hopefully I will hear from them today.

Back on the original post: If Oznium gets on the ball with these switches, I plan on putting a pair of white Cold Cathode tubes on either side of my tonneau cover rails, and putting them to one of my new switches. The other switch will control my DRLs.
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Silverback07 i do have my lights to a switch next to the other switches i have what i like about these lights they cost 17 bucks at walmart and comes with everything but what i had done is put it on a relay and had to run longer wires to the back i will probably switch the color to yellow it shows up better when your in the desert and someone is following you,you dont want to blind whos behind you.
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I like these lights...mount 1 on each side of the bed and you'd be set...
http://www.oznium.com/oval-led-lamp
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I'd go the LED route with multiple bulbs from different directions, so that the shadows are reduced.
+1... Ebay has some pretty cheap
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So heres my pic of my lights.

Heres my switches the top is the back lights and the bottom is for my hid's very bottom hella's
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