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LEDs on dump cab protector question

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by DirtyJerzey, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    I want to put a pair of LINZ6 LEDs on top the front of my cab protector on my dump body. I know that I need to run the power wire from the battery all the way back to the pivot point on the dump and then back up to the front of the bed. Is there a clean way of getting the wires up to the cab protector? I really hate seeing exposed wires and want to do this as cleanly as possible. Anyone have pictures of how they ran power wires to the top of their dumps?
     
  2. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    you dont need big wires 16ga should do it . i also run a ground all the way back and ground it in the cab. and you should protect it in loom and i use some aluminum channel going up

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  3. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    Thanks for the reply. Do you have those surface mounted or flush mount?
     
  4. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    the 500 series marker lamps are surface mount

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  5. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Not sure I like the look of the channel going up, might be better looking if it was just painted steel to match the box color.
     
  6. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

  7. phen440

    phen440 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

  8. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    I think they would be awesome. I'm just waiting for an opportunity to use them. It woud be like having a beacon on each side of the cab but no wasted light.
     
  9. phen440

    phen440 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Sounds like an awesome idea, crazy bright too!
     
  10. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    The only concern I have is the light reflecting down and hitting the mirrors. Might make visibility tough.
     
  11. bighornjd

    bighornjd Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    Mine just has a piece of 1/2" galvanized electrical conduit running up there and bent to follow the bottom of the cab guard. It was already there when I bought the truck and is painted to match the bed. Runs up the center and isn't really noticable at all. Sorry, no pics.