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F350 rear strobes & LED cargo light VIDEO

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by grec-o-face, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    Here's a quick video clip of my rear 4-head unit and some custom wiring to my LED 3rd brake/cargo light. The brake/cargo works normally when the strobes are OFF. I ran everything through relays so the alternating flash takes over when the rear strobes are turned ON.

    Tell me what you think.


    <embed width="600" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullscreen="true" allowNetworking="all" wmode="transparent" src="http://static.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid63.photobucket.com/albums/h126/grecoface/Car%20Pics/F350rear.flv">
    <embed width="600" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullscreen="true" allowNetworking="all" wmode="transparent" src="http://static.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid63.photobucket.com/albums/h126/grecoface/Car%20Pics/F350rearstrobe.flv">

    Oh, and here are the fronts (also a 4-head) clear/amber. It's tough to see everything (through the camera) with the 6000K HIDs running. It's much better in person...
    <embed width="600" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullscreen="true" allowNetworking="all" wmode="transparent" src="http://static.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid63.photobucket.com/albums/h126/grecoface/Car%20Pics/F350frontstrobe.flv">
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2009
  2. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    hot damn!!!! this is what i like to see.....

    more info on the cargo please......very nice....looks great...

    all done by you?
     
  3. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    yes.... all done by me.
    It's an off the shelf LED cargo unit. I cut the wires and ran the power's - cargo and brake - through relays to allow them to function normally when the relays are not energized. When i turn the strobes on, it energizes the relays, and powers a flasher unit, that alternates. The flasher unit was an off the shelf unit also - but it had a very slow rate of flash.... Soooo, I opened it up, and replaced the resistor with a smaller one to speed up the flash rate.

    Thanks!!!
    I think I'm gonna get crazy with some front stuff soon too. I just don't know what yet. I like the clearance light idea... hmmmm.
     
  4. JRKRACE

    JRKRACE Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    I like the cargo light setup as well.....Very nice job..
     
  5. Top Dog

    Top Dog Member
    Messages: 83

    I think i wanna pay for your trip down here to rig a few 2008 f350 crew cabs i got that need lit up
     
  6. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    sure thing, but I only fly 1st class.... sorry man.
    Thanks for the kind words!!:cool:
     
  7. Top Dog

    Top Dog Member
    Messages: 83



    AT THIS POINT i MIGHT EVEN SEND A CAR FOR YOU SINCE HAVENT FOUND TOP SHELF INSTALLERS AROUND HERE
     
  8. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    looks awsome. really clean. i like how you used the relays
     
  9. firedawg1983

    firedawg1983 Member
    Messages: 69

    is that a Recon third brake light? If so could you shoot me a PM or on here how you get them to flash like that? I have Recon tail lights, third brake lights and mirror lights, and I want to add more rear warning and think that would be perfect to do it that way! awesome set up!
     
  10. KL&M Snow Div.

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

    Thats really cool with the cargo light.
     
  11. nevrnf

    nevrnf Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    That is sweeeeet. $$$$$$ waiting send me one.
     
  12. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    There have been a lot of questions about the cargo light - I'm currently working on a more "user friendly" set-up.
    Some of the issues I'm trying to remedy are;
    the amount of wires required to do this.
    Currently it's a fixed rate of alternating flash - I have a design in the works that will allow for adjustable flash speeds.
    And finally, I may also be working on a set-up that allows an alternating flash from left to right, or right to left.... or whatever.
    I'll keep you guys up to date.

    I'm glad the cargo is a hit!!
    Oh,
    Nevrnf are you a member on ModularFords.com???
     
  13. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    if you buy the light ill wire one up for ya. As a payback, make sure you buy me a light too :drinkup:
     
  14. nevrnf

    nevrnf Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    I am not. I have not been on any car forums in a couple of years. I kind of lost interest and i just puts around with mine as a cruiser.
    What brand of light did you use? Is it a Recon or a E bay special?

    When do you want to start Doug.
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2009
  15. FD39901

    FD39901 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Topdog email me I am in Southern Maryland and can probaly help you out.
     
  16. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    i'd be using a sho-me flasher with ramdom patterns and it woudl be a 2 wire install.

    diodes are your best friend....

    woudl also be overridden with brake application for the 3rd light.....

    thanks for the idea man......that and th other guy who put leds in his chevy cab lights are killer ideas...
     
  17. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I like that idea. If you use high-current diodes, it should be fine. I really like the ranndom flasher idea. What part would you use? PICS!?!?!!!:cool:
     
  18. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    This is how I wired my cargo set-up. It looks complicated, but it's really not bad. I did it this way, to keep all the STOCK functions working properly when the strobes are OFF.

    Red is the switch-leg
    Black is ground
    Orange is cargo
    Green is Brake
    I double taped the relays/flasher to the body, behind the cargo light assy.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824



    HMMMMM........ just gave me an idea that i could use on my truck .... for the flasher idea .... thanks and BTW good job on the truck
     
  20. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    fancy! how hard would it be to do something similar with cab-lights? i recently replaced all my cab lights with leds and they're pretty bright now and I think I could make an arrow-stick of sorts out of it. It obviously won't put out nearly as much light as my justice bar, but it'd be another cool trick