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LED Rock Lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by ToyotaKTMracing, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Oct 14, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    ToyotaKTMracing

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    I'm looking for some LED rock lights for my truck. Waterproof of course. I looked at the vision x tantrums and I would go with them, but they are only water resistant. I've read people fixing that with silicon, but still. Any suggestions on rock rights? I prefer to keep it under $120. Even if they aren't rock lights, still recommend them. Like if they are some kind of led lights like rock lights that would work would be fine too.
     
  2. Oct 14, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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    These are $199 but are what I plan on going with eventually

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    LiteSPOTs
     
  3. Oct 14, 2012 at 9:06 PM
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    I run these:
    http://dx.com/p/waterproof-28w-7000k-1200lm-80x5050-smd-led-white-light-strip-dc-12v-91953

    From the Pirate thread:
    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/general-4x4-discussion/1015593-diy-led-rock-lights.html

    More on TTORA.
    http://ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=185435

    They are really bright. I have no complaints about them.
    DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT waste your money on the vision x kit. You will be disappointed when you realize they are not bright worth a damn. I was severely let down when I saw those in person on another persons truck.

    For the money, the DX lights can not be beat.

    Mine:
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    On the trail:
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  4. Oct 14, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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    Huge ripoff.
     
  5. Oct 14, 2012 at 9:10 PM
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    I've looked at those. Now where can I find them in stock? :D
     
  6. Oct 14, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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    Besides the price, what else is wrong with them?
     
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  8. Oct 14, 2012 at 9:17 PM
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    Paying $200 for $10 worth of LED's is pretty wrong.
    You get 6 pods for that price.
    The LED's are no better than any other out there.
    6 pods aren't going to produce the type of light output you would actually want.
    On your long limo you're going to need at least 5-8 pods on each side of the truck to get decent results.
     
  9. Oct 14, 2012 at 9:20 PM
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    True true. Ive been looking around to see what everybody has been using and LEDs are the way to go. So just that one pack of 20, some wiring to a fuse block and then an in cab switch and that should do it. Might have to give that a shot.
     
  10. Oct 14, 2012 at 9:23 PM
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    I was thinking the same thing. Buying pods, wire them together, put a switch in the cab, and hook them up.
     
  11. Oct 14, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    Now the question is, who is good with electronics that can figure out what size fuse I would need for 20 of those?
     
  12. Oct 14, 2012 at 9:30 PM
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    I want only 10-12 pods. 4-6 cab sides, 2 bed sides, 2 rear bumper, 2 front bumper. Would that be enough?
     
  13. Oct 14, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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    My strips are the lights between the front and rear wheels.
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    (I did not take the above images of the SWB Truck)

    This is my truck (I have since added some behind the rear wheels):
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    looks good. I plan on getting rock lights like some of these in the future as well. Subbed
     
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    I think all 20 of them pull less than 2 amps.
    I have a 10 amp switch and a 5 amp fuse.
     
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    At 28W and 12V it will run about 2.3-2.4 Amps.
     
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    What about a 36W offroad light? I've been looking at an off road light bar to light my way as well. It's a 2100 lumen light bar and for only $205, it isn't too bad.

    EDIT: Found a 2160 lumen offroad light for $140 :D
     
  19. Oct 14, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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    Saved for future reference.
     
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    That would run 3 Amps. Using a 4 Amp fuse should be fine. I would just run a 5 for one light. Remember to keep all the components above the recommended fuse size too. Basically you just divide the Watts by the Voltage to get the amps. So 36W/12V=3Amps.
     
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