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Mounting 30" LED bar behind grill

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by MarkM, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Jan 25, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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    MarkM

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    Anyone have any pics of a 30" bar behind the grill?
     
  2. Jan 25, 2013 at 9:27 PM
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    Not yet. Waiting for a warm up to tear into it. I can't wait to get my grillcraft put in with light in back
     
  3. Jan 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM
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    i have 2 stacked 21" behind my grill, i can snap a picture tomorrow so you can see how a 30" may or may not fit.
     
  6. Feb 15, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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    Eric - Great. Please post the picture. And did you wire yours up to your headlight wires? Would you explain how you hooked yours up? Thanks.
     
  7. Feb 15, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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    i wired them up the way everyone will say not to.. haha
    battery-inline fuse-25amp switch-lights-ground i choose not to use a relay. pictures will be up momentarily
     
  10. Feb 15, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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    BAMF light mount

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  11. Feb 16, 2013 at 7:55 PM
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    "i wired them up the way everyone will say not to.. haha
    battery-inline fuse-25amp switch-lights-ground i choose not to use a relay. pictures will be up momentarily"

    Eric - I want to wire mine up simply like that (but no switch). I want them to come on when I turn on my headlights. Any suggestions how I wire the LEDs to work this way? Thanks.
     
  12. Feb 16, 2013 at 9:09 PM
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    i would advise against that, as some state laws do not allow for "off road" or auxiliary lights to be on while driving on a public road.

    but to safely do it, i am not sure, as it may overload the headlight switch or something.
     
  13. Feb 16, 2013 at 9:34 PM
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    Use a relay that is triggered by say your highbeams. When you flick highbeams on the relay is closed and your leds come on. Relay carries load highbeams just supply enough power to close a relay which is very little. You can also run the relay through a 3 way switch and your highbeams. One position the leds come on with highbeams. 2nd position they do not come on at all. 3rd position they come on regardless of headlights on or not or truck on or not.
     
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