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lights in a topper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by autoloader, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Feb 20, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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    autoloader

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    I want put some lighting in my ARE topper and not just one. I do a lot of hunting/camping and need to see well in there and a flash light can be a pain. Is there some way such as maybe led lights on strips or some other way to shed some light on the subject? I want to wire them to a switch near the back that is hot all the time.
     
  2. Feb 20, 2013 at 7:21 PM
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    Btnewman

    Btnewman Benjamin Newman

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    Have you looked at the strips of leds that you can pick up on ebay for dirt cheap?
    I just ordered some for exactly the same reason you want.

    Here is an ebay link of something similar to what I ordered.
    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=290852455973

    Only thing is they usually take around 2 weeks to ship from china.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2013 at 7:39 PM
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    autoloader

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    Bad link.
     
  4. Feb 20, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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  5. Feb 20, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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  6. Feb 20, 2013 at 7:50 PM
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    You might just have to search around a bit as there are tons of differwnt things that come up whith all sorts of different prices for the same things
     
  7. Feb 20, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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    Also, check out the blitzpro 6LZ.

    http://blitzpro.com/led-bar-light.html

    It's $30.00 and one of them will absolutely light up everything in a topper, plus it's a super low amp draw (0.5a).
     
  9. Feb 20, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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  10. Feb 20, 2013 at 9:18 PM
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    Have you got more pics of the setup?
     
  11. Feb 21, 2013 at 6:18 AM
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    I can get some. I'll post pics as soon as I get the chance.
     
  12. Feb 21, 2013 at 6:30 AM
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    I like the idea of using the Red LED strips. Especially if you do any camping, since red lights do not affect your night vision. Coming out of a camper at night with your night vision blinded is not a good thing...lol. I am ordering some strips for my truck next month. Going to mount them under the bed rails so that they have an indirect lighting effect, but can still light it up well enough to see. Just my $.02 worth...lol.
     
  13. Feb 21, 2013 at 6:54 AM
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    Here a set I made for someone:

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    [​IMG]
     
  14. Feb 21, 2013 at 6:59 AM
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  17. Feb 21, 2013 at 7:39 AM
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    my switches are under novelty and are the red/red LEDs
     
  18. Feb 21, 2013 at 9:04 AM
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    aww..shit. now i need accessories just so i CAN HAVE those switches!!

    my ARE has lights, from ARE. they are right in the middle and everything you load or unload into the truck..will destroy the lights. i need to revisit this.

    thanks for the switch idea.!!
     
  19. Feb 21, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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    The Amber color Contura V series match nicely.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Feb 25, 2013 at 9:50 PM
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    Someone previously mentioned mounting battery LED Puck lights from WalMart or similar. Throw off a lot of light, last a long time, turn on/off with a tap.
     
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