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Bed Lighting for under tonneau cover options?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Junior314, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Oct 3, 2017 at 4:25 PM
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    Junior314

    Junior314 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone done anything to light under their bed covers? I am sure there is a joke mixed in there somewhere...

    I have a soft roll-up cover and looking for ideas.
     
  2. Oct 3, 2017 at 4:28 PM
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    Tuh-coh-mah

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    @mattgecko makes kits that may be what you're looking for
     
  3. Oct 3, 2017 at 4:28 PM
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    mattgecko

    mattgecko The LED Lighting Guy. MattGeckoLEDs.com

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    Kits work with all tonneau covers.

     
  4. Oct 3, 2017 at 4:36 PM
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    Junior314

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    That is exactly what I am looking for. What do you use as power source?
     
  5. Oct 3, 2017 at 4:49 PM
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    Herniator

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    You could tie the power into the bedight switch inside the Truck. Or run a seperate circuit and have a switch inside the bed.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2017 at 4:54 PM
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    Joe23

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  8. Oct 3, 2017 at 5:06 PM
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    upTOPOverland_Drew

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    ANY ACTION SHOTS? LOL...curious as to how much light they throw
     
  9. Oct 3, 2017 at 5:07 PM
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    at night its fully lit under the tonneau

    sorry no pics, and truck is at the shop getting the lift done over the next two days so can't take any lol.
     
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  10. Oct 3, 2017 at 5:08 PM
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    don't be sorry! thats a great excuse!
     
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  11. Oct 3, 2017 at 6:26 PM
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    Great idea, I just ordered 4, the bed with the softopper on is very dark at night.
     
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  12. Oct 3, 2017 at 6:51 PM
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  13. Oct 3, 2017 at 7:12 PM
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  14. Oct 3, 2017 at 7:17 PM
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    Plain Jane Taco

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  15. Oct 3, 2017 at 7:32 PM
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    Here's a pic. It's dark out and there's a street light 40 ft. behind me. Tonneau cover is closed. Camera flash is off.

    IMG_3376.jpg
     
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    The OEM lights are just a pair, one on each rear corner? Those little lights do a nice job!
     
  17. Oct 3, 2017 at 8:02 PM
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    Correct. A pair of lights. One in each corner. Controlled by the factory switch (3rd brake light/cargo light) in the dash.
     
  18. Oct 3, 2017 at 8:02 PM
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    Herniator

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    It looks like those lights would be more durable then the light strips that some people use.
     
  19. Oct 3, 2017 at 8:04 PM
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    Ok, cool. The Amazon link states that it comes with the wiring harness. I am assuming the kit has everything needed for the install?
     
  20. Oct 3, 2017 at 8:07 PM
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    Do you plan on never rolling your tonneau open?
     

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