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Better Bed Lights!

Discussion in 'Deals & Coupons' started by TacoStandCT, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. Oct 20, 2015 at 7:45 PM
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    TacoStandCT

    TacoStandCT [OP] Well-Known Member

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    BETTER BED LIGHTS :woot:
    Check Out My Wiring Install Guide Here!

    BUY THEM ON OUR WEBSITE!!

    OPTION 1: The Whole Enchilada! $190 - Shipping Included! (Sales and Shipping only in the US for now)
    Black Anodized

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    Clear Anodized
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    Raw Matte Aluminum
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    WHAT YOU GET
    Shipping

    1 Bracket
    • All Machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum
    • Two adjustable arms to position the light both vertically and horizontally
    • Easy to use thumb knobs on the arms.
    • 2 new weather tight gaskets
    • 2 longer cab light screws
    • Choice of Bracket Finish
    • Raw Matte Aluminum Finish (+ $0)
    • Black Anodized Finish (+ $10)
    • Clear Anodized Finish (+ $10)​
    2 Lights (per the manufacturer specification)
    • CREE LED
    • 1800 lumen (900 per light)
    • 8 degree spot beam
    • 12-30v operating voltage at 10 watts
    • 100% water and weather proof with an IP56 rating
    All of this comes pre-assembled for you. We can affix the gasket to the bracket for you or leave it off if you plan to finish it yourself.​

    The Whole Enchilada - Tacoma 2nd Gen - Raw Finish $190
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    The Whole Enchilada - Tacoma 2nd Gen - Black Anodized Finish $200
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    The Whole Enchilada - Tacoma 2nd Gen - Clear Anodized Finish $200
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    CHECK OUT My Wiring Install Guide Here!


    Option 2: Just the Bracket $45 Shipping Included (Sales and Shipping only in the US for now)
    Black Anodized
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    Clear Anodized

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    Raw Matte Aluminum
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    WHAT YOU GET
    Shipping

    1 Bracket
    • All Machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum
    • 2 new weather tight gaskets
    • 2 longer cab light screws
    • Choice of Bracket Finish
    • Raw Matte Aluminum Finish (+ $0)
    • Black Anodized Finish (+ $10)
    • Clear Anodized Finish (+ $10)​

    The bracket you receive will NOT have the holes drilled on the left and right tabs. But it does come with the wire routing channels which allow you to easily run wires into your truck. This means you have the option to mount whatever you please.

    Just the Bracket - Tacoma 2nd Gen - Raw Finish $45
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    Just the Bracket - Tacoma 2nd Gen - Black Anodized Finish $55
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    Just the Bracket - Tacoma 2nd Gen - Clear Anodized Finish $55
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    The Better Bed Light Story (with pictures for all you who hate reading)
    Disclaimer: all the of the images below were taken with the prototype. There have been some small improvements made on the prototype so the product you receive will look like the images above.

    I hated how my Tacoma didn't have any bed lights and I couldn't find a slick solution that I liked, so I created my own.

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    Everyone I show seems to love the design, so I decided to see if there would be enough interest for me to start building and selling them.

    The Better Bed Lights (that's what I'm calling them) provide plenty of light to do anything you need behind or around your truck at night. Tasks such as seeing in the bed, backing up a trailer, working behind your truck, and spotting all those forest creatures in the woods is now much easier.

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    The Better Bed Lights are comprised of a bracket that mounts behind the stock cab brake light and holds two bright Cree led lights.

    The wiring will be left up to you, you can see an example of wiring instructions with pictures for what worked best for me Here.

    The first truck we tackled was the second gen Tacoma (2005-2015), but if there is enough interest I will be making this for all of the years. I want to build something that you will love, so your thoughts and opinions are well appreciated.

    More pictures for your viewing pleasure
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  2. Oct 20, 2015 at 7:51 PM
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    jaredc2306

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    Now that is cool! Too bad I already have the LED strips on the three sides of my bed.

    What if you have a camper shell? Just cutrious, would it work with the brake lights on those?
     
  3. Oct 20, 2015 at 7:55 PM
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    TacoStandCT

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    Thanks jaredc2306! This one was built to fit the stock second gen Tacoma cab light but down the road I hope to offer other configurations including truck caps and camper shells.
     
  4. Oct 20, 2015 at 7:57 PM
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    ChadsPride

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  5. Oct 20, 2015 at 8:10 PM
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    WhiteWalkerTaco

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    :thumbsup: They would definitely be awesome on the back of a camper shell! Awesome idea OP!
     
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  6. Oct 20, 2015 at 8:18 PM
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    TacoStandCT

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    Do you guys have a specific camper shell in mind?
     
  7. Oct 20, 2015 at 8:22 PM
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    WhiteWalkerTaco

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    No I don't personally, trying to decide on one
     
  8. Oct 20, 2015 at 8:24 PM
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    Unchained 5150

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    Looks like Short Circuit.

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  9. Oct 20, 2015 at 8:25 PM
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    AR15xAR10

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    Heh, wouldn't you like to know
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    Please refer to my build thread (click signature picture)
    Pretty badass idea. SUBBED. :)
     
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  10. Oct 20, 2015 at 8:28 PM
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    TacoStandCT

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    You say that like it's a bad thing :cool:
     
  11. Oct 20, 2015 at 8:30 PM
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    Not at all really ingenious idea.
     
  12. Oct 20, 2015 at 8:34 PM
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    I'm interested
     
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    HAVVOKK

    HAVVOKK Blazin Doobies for Noobies

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    Fucking look it up
    So bad ass any price ideas?
     
  14. Oct 20, 2015 at 8:45 PM
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    BLaPointe

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    You have peaked my interest. Price point? How did you install yours (wiring etc)
     
  15. Oct 20, 2015 at 8:47 PM
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  17. Oct 20, 2015 at 8:56 PM
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    ^what he said....
     
  18. Oct 20, 2015 at 8:56 PM
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    TacoStandCT

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    I am aiming to keep the price under $200 dollars. I should have a much better idea of what the final price will be in the coming weeks, I will be sure to update this thread with that information when i get it.

    As you can tell from the pictures I have an access cab, the wiring was pretty straight forward and easy. I will be posting some pictures explaining how I did it. In general you just have to pop off a few plastic panels that have clips to get access behind them. The wires I ran go along the top of the back window, down the driver side and along the bottom of the door jam to under the fuse panel where I wired it to a switch in an empty slot.
     
  19. Oct 20, 2015 at 8:59 PM
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    Is there a way to hide the wires, more stealthy?
     
  20. Oct 20, 2015 at 9:01 PM
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    Tony V

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    Let me know great idea.
     
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