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Wiring New LEDs Off Existing Circuit

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Wishbone Runner, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. Jun 6, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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    Wishbone Runner

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  2. Jun 6, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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    Those ribbon LED lights generally don't have an overly high draw. I can't see having a problem wiring them onto the same circuit as long as the base circuitry can handle the additional load (I know you said you have the other light wired as a backup light but you didn't say if it taps off of the OEM circuitry or if you added a separate circuit). Just split the power supply before your current backup light to power the ribbon LEDs, make sure you use good grounds for everything and you're all set. The switch for your current backup light would then control the ribbon as well.
     
  3. Jun 6, 2013 at 3:15 PM
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    Sweet, yes the original circuit is well wired, fused, realyed, grounded back to the fuse box etc. Thanks!
     
  4. Jun 6, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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    How do you like that light as a backup light?
     
  5. Jun 7, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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    The light itself it quite bright, where I have it is not optimal for backup though. This was my previous setup, and the LED one is mounted below the bumper to the left of the hitch. Ideally it would be higher up for better light projection, but I cant figure out how to mount it up high without a rack.

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