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Alley Lights

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by KL&M Snow Div., Nov 3, 2009.

  1. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    I would like to do something for Aux. Light on the sides of the truck. I've been thinking about doing something for alley lights. But what ever I do I want them to be kind of hidden. I'm not sure how I wanna do it, anyone? I've heard about the stake pocket work lights but I want something a little more incognito. Any suggestions?
     
  2. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

  3. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,987

    Alright, no offense but why do you need alleys? If you're just doing driveways and praked on the side of the road then the only real areas that you would need to focus on would be front and back which you have already done. Only benefit of the lights on the side would be for someone backing out of their driveway on the other side of the road. Just get an $80 dual rotator and call it a day and save your $$ austin.
     
  4. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    hey austin hes not looking for warning lights hes looking for work lights.
     
  5. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,987

    AHHH I see, I saw the led bar you posted and automatically assumed warning lights.
     
  6. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    haha no he wants some sort of work light facing sideways. KL&M the only thing i can think of for work lights hidden like u want are interior lights.
     
  7. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    take a set of cheapie fog lights and mount them to the step bar brackets facing outward..

    20 bucks ......done..or in the rear side windows facing out.....

    what truck?....pictures?>
     
  8. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    If you have a truck tool box, then you could mount them there! I just got a mx-7000 light bar and it has alleys, not really sure what I will use them for? but I got them, front work lignts are great!
     
  9. NY_plow_guy

    NY_plow_guy Junior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 26

    I have a set ofwork lights mounted on the rear coners of my stake pockets The lights aren't hidden by any means but they do work good and light up the edges fo driveways when backing out, Mine are on a switch in the cab with so cable run to the rear and the wires come up through the tail hight housings to the stake pockets. I'll get pics of them soon.
     
  10. Mstrfxit12

    Mstrfxit12 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    I had thought about the alley/work light thing for quite a while too. How about installing a post mount movable spotlight similar to what public safety and wreckers have. It would give you a little more flexibility and not be up on the roof to get hit by branches during storms.
     
  11. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    hey i was thinking about this today what about mounting some cheap fog lights like Dissociative said inbetween the cab and bed would be less noticeable there. just a thought
     
  12. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    I've got the running board brackets from my truck. Maybe if I took them and put one back on each side, the bracket not the entire board. I could bolt a light to the bracket from under the truck shining out the side. Hmmmmm
     
  13. mcfly89

    mcfly89 Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    or screw a 12" led strip directly to the side of the frame.
     
  14. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

  15. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    thats a mean looking tahoe.....very nice
     
  16. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

  17. ezcleanfilter

    ezcleanfilter Junior Member
    from wis
    Messages: 18

    Side plow lights

    What I did is due to my back window realy never fogs I used my rear window defrost switch ,this is a great power supply to run my light in back and my side lights. Due to the switch is made for hi amps anyways.
     
  18. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Ok I'll bite, what vehicle do you have and why would you think the switch was rated for high amperage?
     
  19. ezcleanfilter

    ezcleanfilter Junior Member
    from wis
    Messages: 18

    The switch is high amp due to has to heat element for defrost. Current has to go through to heat window elements have to have a few amps to heatup. I have just an old s10 that I went through and did alot of work to,I have alot of time on my hands due to my small business. I went to school for auto and owned a garage for 4 years till I got a patent for my product . That is all I ment ,If you would like to see my pics just go to my link and you will see my truck. I can light up the night ,I setup 2 altenators to. Here's my link

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2065509&id=1454208390&l=da2769bee8
     
  20. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    The reason I ask is that on many vehicles, the defrost switches are only designed for millamps. The actual defrost circuit is powered through a relay or other high amp device, such as a MOSFET. I am not sure how it was designed in the S10, so I'm saying you are wrong, I am just curious. Plus most defrosters are on a timer, so that was another question I had.