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Bed lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by longbow, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Dec 3, 2008 at 11:07 AM
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    longbow

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    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.
     
  2. Dec 3, 2008 at 11:11 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I'd go rectangular, but I'd rather use two smaller lights than 1 big one.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2008 at 11:16 AM
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    I did a play set up, with a 55 watt fog light. WOW over powering, I couldn't even see the jack. The idea is for not so much backing up, but for complete light-up of bed and area toward back of tailgate.
    I then added duct tape (for play) to mess with the scattered beam, and was able to cut a pattern on the cover (raised), to about 3 feet of the cab toward bed.
     
  4. Dec 3, 2008 at 11:18 AM
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    I'd go the LED route with multiple bulbs from different directions, so that the shadows are reduced.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2008 at 11:25 AM
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    Never thought of that, going to look into it. Plus see what other people think.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2008 at 11:42 AM
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    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.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2008 at 11:52 AM
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    Stupid question...and no I have not searched yet :eek:. Location to find these?
     
  8. Dec 3, 2008 at 11:57 AM
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  9. Dec 3, 2008 at 7:51 PM
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    is that the place you got your rock lights?
     
  10. Dec 3, 2008 at 8:05 PM
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    What Mods!
    Recantagular lights are nice for the bed alot of light thats what im running.
     
  11. Dec 4, 2008 at 5:13 AM
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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!
     
  12. Dec 4, 2008 at 7:56 AM
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  13. Dec 4, 2008 at 8:14 AM
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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! :mad:

    I have emailed them twice in the past week, and haven't gotten a reply!
     
  14. Dec 4, 2008 at 8:32 AM
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    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.
     
  15. Dec 4, 2008 at 12:25 PM
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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.
     
  16. Dec 4, 2008 at 12:34 PM
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  17. Dec 4, 2008 at 4:06 PM
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    +1... Ebay has some pretty cheap
     
  18. Dec 4, 2008 at 4:46 PM
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    So heres my pic of my lights.
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    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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