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Bed Light Mod

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by irishpride42, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Oct 24, 2008 at 3:20 PM
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    irishpride42

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    Have any of you done a bed light mod. I searched but came up with nothing but swear I have seen it somewhere.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 24, 2008 at 4:49 PM
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    Bed light mod, Do you mean lights in the bed
     
  3. Oct 24, 2008 at 4:57 PM
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    What Mods!
  4. Oct 24, 2008 at 8:05 PM
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    Yea bed lights so if I shoot a deer I can show people without having to have a door open or using flashlights!
     
  5. Oct 24, 2008 at 8:33 PM
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    Something like this?
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  6. Oct 24, 2008 at 8:35 PM
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    More discreet then that like maybe when I open the tailgate it will light up the bed!
     
  7. Oct 24, 2008 at 8:42 PM
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  8. Oct 24, 2008 at 9:51 PM
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    I have also seen guys install LED rails under the current bed rails. They look great, provide lots of light, last forever, and draw very little current. I am going to go this route when I have the time and coin. You can even get waterproof LED strips and wire them to a factory waterproof Toyota switch so when you drop the tailgate the lights come on. The strips are very thin and you will barely notice them once installed. Check this out:

    http://www.oznium.com/thin-led-strip

    or

    http://www.superbrightleds.com/light_bars-flexible.html
     
  9. Oct 25, 2008 at 7:31 AM
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    I think 2 or 3 of these in the back would do or maybe the strips but where can I find the factory waterproof Toyota switch?
     
  10. Oct 25, 2008 at 7:33 AM
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    I bought 4 of them for rock lights, I have a switch mounted inside the truck, Do you want to mount it on the outside of the truck?
     
  11. Oct 25, 2008 at 11:04 AM
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    Been thinking the same thing, alot of helpfull info.
    I have decided to go with an "L" bracket, and tie it into my rail cleats on the passenger side. As for the lights themselves, I will only be using one, but I am going to black out the top and bottom section and stay with the center beam. This way it won't blind you, but still light up the bed, and the ground below.
     
  12. Oct 25, 2008 at 1:00 PM
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    I went with the underbody neon setup. I'm impressed so far (almost a year now). Still able to use the bed rail as well. The cheap/free mod thread covers this. Check there.

    Not a great picture, but you can see where it is.
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  13. Oct 25, 2008 at 6:29 PM
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    And it will really help on mornings we have to get stuff outta the bed duck hunting and such...
     
  14. Oct 25, 2008 at 8:01 PM
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    Here is the photos I install the bed night, I use two pcs LED install under the track.
    Run a pair of wire from the battery + - with a fuse holder, install the push pin swich, by take out the rubber on the tail gate.
    it took me about 2.5 hours to finish the mod.:):D

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  15. Oct 26, 2008 at 11:14 AM
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    I love your set up. I think I am going to do something similar but using LED strips instead of LED bars just because the LED strips would be a little more "hidden."
     
  18. Oct 28, 2008 at 9:01 PM
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    Thanks! Strips would work too, but I went with the cheapest LED's I could find! lol Most of the strips I found cost more individually than my entire kit (4 tubes, 2 remotes, wires, etc).
     
  19. Oct 28, 2008 at 9:10 PM
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    Where did you get yours?
     
  20. Oct 28, 2008 at 9:20 PM
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