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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JET enterprises, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. JET enterprises

    JET enterprises Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    i was just wondering what type of lights people run on top and for back up lights and which ones you guys think r the best?
  2. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Well I think you posted this in the wrong forum but for a warning light I use a Highlighter with a clear dome and amber filters. I just put some backup lights on my truck friday. I just went to the auto store and bought some driving lights, hooked them up to a relay with 12 volt power. Man they are bright. I can get some pics if you want.
  3. JET enterprises

    JET enterprises Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    hahah my bad couldnt figure out which one to put it in
    what should i put it in?

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    i like strobe with blue filters
  5. Killswitch

    Killswitch Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    I like bright lights that work every time I pull the trigger.
  6. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    Whelen Mini-Edge, and halogen, tractor type for backup mounted uder the bed on the frame.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2005
  7. curty85

    curty85 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    RideHard, what does a relay do for you?? I hooked my trapezoid backup lights strait to the OEM wire and mounted on the rear bumper corners. You are the third person I have heard mount a relay in line with auxiliary lights.
  8. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Well I tried tapping into the trailer harness but when I did that the lights weren't that bright and dimmed the factor reverse lights. (too much draw) I ran a 12 volt line from the battery to the back of truck and hooked it into the relay back there. You then run a wire from the relay to the reverse lights. This acts as a trigger to excite the relay. This basically puts the lights on their own circuit so there is no dimming or overloading.
  9. ProEnterprises

    ProEnterprises Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 379

    this is VERY VERY VERY important. DO NOT just tap into the revser wire and run it off that, IT WILL BLOW THE FUSE! I did this last year, it overloaded, and blew a string of fuses, including the one that powered the starter, BIG PROBLEMS. USE A RELAY!