1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

extra backup lighting?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by jerseydrew, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. jerseydrew

    jerseydrew Senior Member
    from jersey
    Messages: 232

    what are you guys using for more light when you are in reverse?
     
  2. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,035

    Rigid industries D2 HD driving.
    Salt spreader lights work too
     
  3. BRL1

    BRL1 Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 657

    I have 4 of the led pods from Napa mounted to my headache rack with a switch in the truck.
     
  4. BRL1

    BRL1 Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 657

    I mounted them on the headache rack because they give me a 180deg field of light behind me and everyone knows the feeling of backing up and not being able to see
     
  5. JoeG3

    JoeG3 Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    I have a back up buddy. Works great, lock it in the hitch, plug it into the trailer light and ready to go reverse and warning all in one.
     
  6. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 740

    I use one of those lights that plug right into the harness for the trailer. It's not a spotlight, but it does makes it bright enough to see much better. I think I've had my current one for about four years now. I tried the Back Up Buddy but the lens would get covered with snow to easy (even just snow blowing around the truck in badic driving).
     
  7. MXZ1983

    MXZ1983 Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    Can you post a supplier or link to this light?
     
  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    You can make your own. Might be cheaper.
     
  9. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,062

  10. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,346

    There are many posts here in regard to back up light set up. Do a search and there will be a lot of posts with oics too.
     
  11. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 740


    http://www.amazon.com/Blazer-C8020-Back-Up-Utility-Light/dp/B000OOMQDG

    They're usually stocked in places like Pep Boys, Walmart, etc.
     
  12. I mounted two Sound Off 1000 lumen LEDs on either side of the trailer hitch just under the bumper on my new GMC. Awesome lights.
     
  13. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,003

    I use tractor lights in the pockets. Bought them premounted in rubber that fits the pocket at Fleet Farm. Then ran a wire and tapped the reverse wire.
     
  14. rjk512

    rjk512 Member
    Messages: 43

    I have the factory bulbs swapped with some pretty ballsy LEDs. Makes a difference... But not as much as adding spotlights/floodlights...
     
  15. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,712

    Buyers 45w LED flood lights.

    IMG_20150228_155019_687.jpg
     
  16. MXZ1983

    MXZ1983 Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    I'm putting 2 12" LED 72watt light bars on my headache rack and 2 5" led square floodlights mounted under the bumper near the hitch.
    The 12" light bars are a combo, half spot and half flood.
     
  17. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,554


    I have you seen my set up?
     
  18. MXZ1983

    MXZ1983 Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    Post a link or pic please.
     
  19. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,554

    https://youtu.be/V2Tduxmcyc8

    Heres a older video from two trucks ago. Unfortunately, I didn't have the rack lights on. I have a single 12 and a pair of 5x7 work lights as well a set of Linz 6 for brake/turn. Everything is LED
     
  20. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,035

    Why so many?