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Rigid 360 Switch Ideas/Problem

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by ISU800m, May 15, 2020.

  1. May 15, 2020 at 6:13 PM
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    ISU800m

    ISU800m [OP] What? I didn't have any corn!

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    So I purchased 4" rigid 360s to use as ditch lights. I currently have this setup and have the cali raised ditch light switch already installed and ready to wire to the new lights. It slipped my mind that the 360s have a rocker switch with 3 positions: off, backlight, and full led. Unfortunately, I dont think I'll be able to use the cali raised switch and get the full effect. Unless I am wrong and theres a way to rig something. I am wondering if there is a switch that fits below where I circled red to utilize this spot as the backlight. Or a switch that fits where the current ditch light switch is. How are you guys wiring these kinds of lights up?

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  2. May 17, 2020 at 2:31 PM
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  3. May 17, 2020 at 4:43 PM
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    ISU800m [OP] What? I didn't have any corn!

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    Yeah Ive looked high and low for a solution. Do you think something like this would work? Looks like it could work with the cali raised panel https://www.ebay.com/i/143426343037...MIvqK504i86QIVi4TICh2xbgGwEAQYBSABEgJlbvD_BwE
     
  4. May 18, 2020 at 6:10 AM
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    It might depending how you wire it, you could have the backlit on one switch and the other the main on and off?

    @caribe makaira

    Any thoughts?
     
  5. May 18, 2020 at 6:12 AM
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  6. May 18, 2020 at 11:12 AM
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    That switch has independent switch illumination so it's great. It's size is also compatible with that location. But it can only handle 3 amps max.
    Does the cube light allow back light and full at same time?

    P.S. You would need to turn the DRL mode off before full brightness.
     
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  7. May 18, 2020 at 1:04 PM
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    ISU800m [OP] What? I didn't have any corn!

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    I don't think the back-light can run at the same time as the main LED. So this really could work then?
     
  8. May 18, 2020 at 1:09 PM
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    As long as you turn OFF the DRL before selecting the FULL illumination.
    What is the AMPS for the full LED?
     
  9. May 18, 2020 at 1:17 PM
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    OP, remove the blank and measure the opening.
    See if it is the same:
    upload_2020-5-18_16-17-3.jpg
     
  10. May 18, 2020 at 2:48 PM
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    ISU800m [OP] What? I didn't have any corn!

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    The amps at full draw is only 2. Cali raised switches I have in there now are .875”x1.5“
     
  11. Jun 8, 2020 at 1:57 PM
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    OP, have you completed this setup yet? I'm considering doing this exact setup but would love to see a picture first. Can you post something?
     
  12. Jun 8, 2020 at 3:15 PM
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    ISU800m [OP] What? I didn't have any corn!

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    Unfortunately they aren't on yet. As soon as I get to it I'll be sure to post. Im going to have a shop do these along with raptor lights that are still in the mail. I ended up getting that eBay switch and it seems like it'll work; fits perfectly and has that extra wire for the backlight. I'm going to sub that with the cali raised ditch light switch I currently have now as a placeholder. Check back in a week!
     

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