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My back-up lights

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Turf Commando, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Decided to put some 55 Watt (off road lights) on the truck wired into (reverse lights) so there's no switches ....
    Paid only $8.99 (both included) for the lights, big improvement at night..

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  2. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    why did you mount them up there??
     
  3. stillen

    stillen Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    i like the idea, and plan to do something similar.

    However additional bulbs in parralel will wreck havoc on your factory reverse light circuits. best off to put a relay in there and get power from a fused source...


    Mike
     
  4. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    i could see snow collecting on the small space between the light and end of the truck.
     
  5. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    How much do the lights weigh?

    Do you factor them in when figuring out ballast? :jester:


    jk

    Your happy with it then run it.
     
  6. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Better vision, wider pattern...
     
  7. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    I was thinking of getting a set and mounting them there as well. Top of the bumper could get stepped on or hinder tailgate opening, and bottom of bumper is gonna end up in a snow bank.
     
  8. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Exactly...ussmileyflag
     
  9. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    Dont ask me no questions and i wont tell you no lies sorry i have been up since 2 mine r plugd in the trailer plug.
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  10. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Do you have a daytime pic..? I'm blinded by the bright light...
     
  11. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    time i got them done yesterday it was dark and today i was in the truck pushing stuff and i didnt think about it i will get some when the weather breaks or i get time.
     
  12. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    look nice but your really better of even grabbing power from a fuse get a swich from advance auto thats rated for 30amps and then run the lights from that. you can do some damage to the transmission.
     
  13. pwrstroke6john

    pwrstroke6john Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    I have those same lights mounted on my polaris rangers for rear work lights. you cant beat the price
     
  14. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Explain that comment..!
     
  15. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    i made the same buy as you auto zone
     
  16. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Keep my secret on the down-LOW.;)
     
  17. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    my bad awwwwwwwwww napa $250. its a good price
     
  18. GreenManEnvy

    GreenManEnvy Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    I still have to get my backup lights mounted - the existing ones are so weak as to be useless. Not even sure where I'll be mounting them, but I have a slightly different amount of real estate available:

    <a target="_blank" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ellyssian/2183666977/" title="Rear by ellyssian, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2307/2183666977_1856b04f88.jpg" width="500" height="361" alt="Rear" /></a>
     
  19. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    I have in line fuses and cheap gauge wire on mylights there gonna fail long befor i do any damage to any stock wiring.
     
  20. jimaug87

    jimaug87 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    Ends of the bumpers. You will have light down the middle and out to the sides.